A very sociable and effective group running a monthly meeting for older people in Central Southend.

We meet on the third Wednesday of the month, at The Balmoral Centre, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff on Sea SS0 7AU, a Covid-19 Secure Community Facility, from 2.00pm until 4.00pm.

We are an independent self financing Membership organisation with no funding from any statutory body.


A voice for our members

We always have a talk from guest speakers on a variety of subjects. Recent examples are “The work of the Citizens Advice Bureau” and “Things you didn’t know about London”. After we hold a raffle and a lottery for members and families. 

We are also committed to the welfare of members by keeping them informed of their rights and advertising by a monthly digest, activities in other places likely to be of interest. 

Our campaigning is mainly connected to supporting the National Pensioners Convention in national petitions. One example is for care in old age to be funded from taxation as is the NHS. We also take up local issues such as improving safety in the shared space areas, CityBeach and VictoriaPlaza.  

We produce a monthly topical information digest for all members, copies of the latest editions are available on this website, or from the Secretary Jean Howes 01702 341047.


Join Southend Pensioners

Becoming is member is simple and affordable, with pricing just £12 per year.

Partnering with us

We like to be involved in the community as much possible. If you have something you’d like us to be part of, please get in touch.


Our Committee Members

Hon. Secretary
Jean Howes
01702 341047

Jill Allen-King 

Elsie Moore

Bob Howes

Hon. Treasurer
David Stansfield
01702 472670

Lottery Organiser
Margaret Haydon

Barbara Armitage

Alan Grubb