Launch event: Rooted in Community, Southend Cohesion Week 2013

Launch event: Rooted in Community, Southend Cohesion Week 2013
Event on 2013-03-18 10:00:00


Join us for the launch event of 'Rooted in Community', Southend’s 2013 Community Cohesion Week on Monday 18th March 2013 from 10am – 12.00pm in the Cultural Centre at the end of Southend Pier.


This event will formally open Southend's 2013 Cohesion Week 'Rooted in Community', a week of stimulating events across the town at varying times during 18th-24th March 2013, which celebrate and highlight positive local projects and partnerships that continue to flourish, as well as focusing on current and forthcoming challenges.

It's a great way to connect with community members, and hear about the positive things going on in Southend.



We’re delighted to welcome speaker Baroness Helen Newlove, Government Champion for Active, Safer Communities, who will share experience and insights from her work with communities across England.


Helen is excited by the positive work and partnership that continues to grow in Southend and is delighted to be joining us to celebrate the opening of the week.


Helen came to prominence after her husband Garry Newlove was murdered outside the family home by a gang of youths, all alcohol and drug fuelled, in 2007. After his death she campaigned to tackle anti-social behaviour and the underage and binge drinking culture.


In October 2010 she was appointed government Champion for Active, Safer Communities and spent six months at the Home Office where she wrote her report Our vision for safe and active communities

Find out more at


Full details of the morning's programme will follow soon…


The Cultural Centre is located at the end of Southend Pier (Western Esplanade, Southend Pier, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EE, Tel: +44 (0) 1702 618747). Trains to the end of the pier will run at 9am and 9.30am from the Visitor Information Centre so you must pre-book a place at this event – Please print and bring your eventbrite ticket to be able to access the trains and pier.

Remember to leave yourself enough time to register at the event reception before catching one of these trains!

See what else is happening during Cohesion Week here: (programme is still developing so check regularly to see updates)


Getting to Southend Pier…

Please note that the whole of Southend Pier is a non smoking venuez

By Train

Southend Central (London Fenchurch Street line) is a 10 minute walk

Southend Victoria (London Liverpool Street line) is a 16 minute walk

By Bus

Various Arriva & First buses go to Southend Travel Centre which is an 8 minute walk

By Car

M25/A127 Approximately 24 miles (33 mins) from Junction 29 of M25/A127

A12/A130/A127 Approximately 18 miles (25 mins) from Junction 17 of A12/A130


Pay on exit, The Royals Shopping Centre car park, Church Road, Southend-on-Sea, 0.3 miles (5 min walk)

Pay & Display, Seaway car park, Chancellor Road, Southend-on-Sea, 0.4 miles (9 min walk)

By Bike

Located at the top of Pier Hill, accessible by East/West seafront cycle tracks

By Foot 

Southend Pier isLocated at Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EE by the bottom of Pier Hill (seafront end of the High Street).


Please direct any questions to Rob Walters, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council: / 01702 215697


at Cultural Centre, Southend Pier
Western Esplanade
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

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