Information & Contacts.

About Us

Project Southchurch are a community organisation, founded in January 2019. We cover the ward of Southchurch and parts of Kursaal, Thorpe and St Luke’s wards. Our aim is to improve the Project Southchurch area as a place to live, work, leran and visit. We have a number of our own initiatives, we also work in partnership with other groups. We have a number of events planned, the cornerstone of which is HopeBox. The events are designed to celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of this forgotten part of town.

Project Southchurch is a small charity and proud members of the Southend Association of Voluntary Services, Southend Independent Advisory Group, Southend Against Modern Slavery, Totally Locally Southend on Sea & founding members of the soon to be launched Southend East Alliance.

Project Southchurch are managed by Executive Committee, which is elected every March at our Annual General Meeting. The next of which is 14th March 2023. We are helped by a number of advisers covering the issues that we are connected with. There are a number of positions still available, appointments will be made by executive committee approval, as per our constitution.

The Team

Bill Darrington, Co-Founder & Joint Chair

Rob McAvoy, Co-Founder & Joint Chair                

Tony Morris: Vice Chair

Martin Berry: General Secretary

John Stacey: Treasurer.      

Pat Sampson: Chair, Central Partnership Group.  

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Iain Mitchel, Campaign Management

Jade Ware, Southchurch Retail.

Karen Mitchel, Community Development

Joel Rawlings, Social Media & Youth Engagement

Emma-Jane Beaumont, Wellbeing & Project Delivery

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Matt Pinnock, Media & Communication.

HopeBox & FrostBite Production & Management

Ami & Natalie Solomon from Kiwi Production.

We are delighted that we work in partnership with organisations, business & agencies - some we have listed.

Our Senior Partners are Southchurch Hall Inspirational Parkers, Southend Manor FC, Southend Community Police Team & Southend City Council.

We have also worked with  local artists, John Bulley, Karl Sims, Emma Edmondson, Sam Duckworth and Focal Point Gallery. Also Kiwi Productions, Elevator Arts, Greenways Primary School, South Essex African Caribbean Association, Off the Streets, Jewish Community, Southend Mosques, Southend Foodbank, One Love Soup Kitchen, Trinity Church, Belle Vue Baptist Church , Ferndale Church, Southend Christian Fellowship, Anglian Water, C2C, Southend Street Pastors. Southend Safety, Wellbeing Garons Park, Padle4All, WallBall UK, Westminster Security, Amazon Ring Doorbells, South Essex Hub, Southend YMCA, Southend Adult Community College, South Essex Forward Motion, National Youth Agency, Havens Hospice, Shared Space, Essex Police, Echo Newspapers, Radio Southend, Radio Essex, BBC Radio Essex, First Stop Builders, South Essex Homes, HARP, Estuary Housing, Swan Housing, Metro Bank, Totally Locally Southend, Roslin Beach Hotel, Funky Barnets, Blades, Cliffords Barbers, East Anglian Pub Company, Southend Tourism Partnership, Cafe Twenty One, The Hive, Visit Southend, Southend Gang Show, Southend Pride, EastQuarter, Urban Print, 3DFilaPrint, Essex Chambers of Commerce, Essex Vocal Coaching, Southend Vox, UpStart Farmers, GrowUp Urban, 1stCall Properties, Dedman Gray and many more.

We also have a strong working relationship with our local councillors and members of parliament for both Southend Constituencies.

Thanks to all who have supported us from our launch and grateful for your continued encouragement.

Connect 4 Southchurch

We have forged partnerships with a number of agencies and organisations across Southend and South Essex. We have already started working on a number of projects that will benefit Southchurch.

We have reached the stage of development where we need more help. So we are looking for Divisional Secretaries, Co-ordinators and Volunteers/Community Ambassadors to help us deliver our initiatives.

We need to build our base, so that we can undertake all the initiatives that currently are active and all those we want to promote in the future.

Our recruitment and awareness campaign, Connect 4 Southchurch, is now launched.

So we are asking you to mention us to four others and share all about Project Southchurch.

If you are interested contact us

Project Southchurch

© 2022 Project Southchurch

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