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Essex Eden Communities Exchange day

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Hardie Park Cafe

Hardie Road

Stanford-le-Hope

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Come and join us for a day of sharing ideas, learning new skills and networking with like-minded community organisers from across Essex & London.

After our successful London Exchange day that saw us visiting amazing community projects in South East London we now would like to invite you to join us for community project visits in Stanford-le-Hope and Leigh-on-Sea.

At Hardie Park Mandy and Rob will share with us their experience of turning a troublesome park into a family friendly community venue from the modest beginnings (it all started with litter-picking in the park) to a park that now boosts an upgraded play-area, a skate-park, a community café and much more. The park is also often used by other community groups and Jeanette will run a demonstration fire-making session on how she engages kids with nature and practical skills as a forest school teacher (hopefully we will have good weather and will all learn the very basic but humanity defining skill of lighting a fire).

After lunch we then will move on to Leigh-on-Sea to visit the Art Trail project. For everyone who’s coming to Essex via train we will travel together as a group to Leigh-on-Sea. The Arts Trail project runs now for over 20 years and we will hear from Bronwyn more about the history of the project but also how the people behind the project are hoping to utilize the success of the annual Arts Trail for community engagement in a town that has been recently presented as the happiest place in the UK to live but still faces its very own challenges.

There will be space to again decide on the day to either split up in groups to continue specific discussions or to join Bronwyn on a mini workshop introducing us to mindfulness techniques and discussing how to look after your own well-being while being a busy community organiser.

Places for this free event are limited so please register your interest asap.

Lunch will be provided at the lovely community cafe at Hardie Park.

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Stanford-le-Hope

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