• Annual General Meeting
    Our AGM is just two weeks away on 30th June 2018 at 3pm at the YMCA Eco Hub St John’s Road Westcliff. Hear first hand about our work and meet your neighbours over some light refreshments. We are very pleased to be joined by Carol Edwards, local author of a new book on Hamlet Court Road. This event is open to all members and membership can be taken or renewed at the door on the day at the low cost of £10/annum....
  • LOVE HAMLET COURT ROAD
    Saturday 21st July & Sunday 22nd July 2018 A fantastic new public event in Hamlet Court Road to celebrate local place. Local shops and businesses are invited to support the event and offer something different, perhaps a new offer or discount to help the community enjoy the day and to encourage business. If a business wants to use the ‘Love Hamlet Court Road’ logo, say for social media purposes, please just email us at one of the contact email addresses and will provide a free logo. The local community is invited to visit or extend a visit in Hamlet Court Road – try ...
  • New Heritage Index puts Southend in its place…
    NEW HERITAGE INDEX PUTS SOUTHEND IN ITS PLACE… The Royal Society of Arts launched the Heritage Index in London this week and it shows a mixed position for Southend-on-Sea. The index scores the heritage attributes of all towns or areas across England and these include everything from historic buildings, sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs such as the estuary), Heritage Lottery funding, local heritage events and much more. Southend scores in an amazing 7th place out of 325 for heritage assets placing it in the top 2.2%. If only that were the whole picture. Sadly the town also ...
  • Supporting Hamlet Court Road
    Age Concern have two current planning applications to convert the Havens store into a community centre for the elderly. As much as we support the good works of Age Concern we have objected to this application because it takes away the retail use that is so important to the retail trade of Hamlet Court Road and to the importance of this historic, Listed, Art Deco store. This could adversely affect the long term future of the road and so we support a modern, adaptive, retail use, as happens elsewhere, perhaps incorporating a café and workshops to support new businesses. The building is unsuited ...
  • 2017 Year End Report…
    Hamlet Court Conservation Forum – Seasonal Update So much seems to have happened since the Forum was first put together. Our purpose is to protect the Hamlet Court area with Conservation Area designation and to promote heritage led regeneration in Hamlet Court Road itself. Designation would define the area and give a completely new local management plan to help residents and traders. Designation would also allow access to heritage funding that could help regeneration and conservation repair over time. In July we presented our comprehensive Statement of Case document to the Council and this ...