Resident Newsletter: March 2021

Beechwood Village Community Trust
Residents Newsletter
March 2021

Things to look forward to…..

Junior parkrun returns to Northlands Park! The Government’s published roadmap for England states that, “from 29 March, formally organised outdoor sports – for adults and under 18s – can restart and will not be subject to gathering limits but should be compliant with guidance issued by national governing bodies.” This is great news for our junior parkrunners and events across England will be able to return from Sunday 11th April. To ensure you’re Ready, Set, Go keep an eye on the website for further updates. and don’t forget your barcode!

Southend Achievement Through Football (ATF)

Southend ATF continue to engage on Beechwood! Throughout the recent half term holidays, Southend ATF have used a local primary school as their base which has enabled continued delivery of their programmes. With free lunches provided each day, our young people finish the day with a big smile on their faces. Staff at Southend ATF have upheld their 1:1 coaching and support for some families throughout winter and will continue to do so into Spring.  A further Easter Holiday Club is planned, please contact Stuart on 07411 630102 for more information.

Transform and Achieve reaches Beechwood Village!

Swan Housing Association are working in partnership with the Beechwood Village Community Trust and the Transform and Achieve Team to better place our customers into work.

Has your job been affected by COVID-19 over the last year? If you are looking for work or are currently unemployed, then we can help!

Transform and Achieve are offering a one to one assessment of transferrable skills and career options, connecting you with Swan’s Employment Team, to support you with securing work, training or volunteering opportunities. Personal Development for maintaining and building a strong mind and body. Growing the skills required to get the job and secure promotion in the workplace.

If you would like to find out more information, please contact Swan’s Customer Involvement Team on or by calling 01277 844 242 to register your interest and we will be in touch with the next steps.


Following a triumphant 1-year pilot in Laindon, the Shaddow Group were successful in their application to the Beechwood Village Community Trust to mirror the Flavasum project on Beechwood, they were granted the full amount of £4,550 requested to deliver this initiative. Shaddow Group are focused on delivering creative diversionary activities for young people. The drive behind Flavasum is all about building confidence, reaching goals, positive life experiences and meeting like-minded individuals, for our young people of Beechwood between the ages of 8 and 18.

With a move to digital platforms making easy work of instant engagement, creative activities are being sent out to participants every Sunday, covering an array of topics surrounding Music, Books, Dance, Social Media, Film and Sporting activity. All activity is totally free of charge for the participants!

Great news – we still have availability for new participants! Contact the Shaddow Group on or 07984 598 838 to secure your place.

Looking ahead…

We’d love to hear what you’re most looking forward to in the coming year. With restrictions beginning to ease and the Government’s vaccination programme on track, what are you top 5 things you can’t wait to do? Inclusions in our next Newsletter! Please contact or call 07872 033403

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