Category: Our News

Digest-October 2021

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN October 2021 “Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake”.  Jo Brand David Amess You no doubt have heard and read about him after the barbaric act that took him from us.  Across the board I’ve seen nothing but praise.  A laudible …

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Digest- September

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN September 2021 “I used to demand good looks.  Now all I ask for is a healthy prostate”.  Joan Rivers In committee We highlighted the fact of two consultations by SBC.  Caring Well and Aging Well.  On line is the only way of responding so for …

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August Digest

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN August 2021 “God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked”. Terry Wogan In committee The digitising of your medical records has now been postponed indefinitely.  That’s good, but don’t delay sending the letter to your GP.  It may come back any …

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Programme of Events 2021

President: David Norman MBE. Events Programme 2021   21st   April                    Colin Beaumont  “My life as a Master of Ceremonies” 19th   May                      Bob Howes “My Musical Life” 16th  June                     Kelly Marks- SBC  “Council and Community” 21st  July                     Laura Mansell- Essex Fire & Rescue “Fire Safety” 18th  August                Penny Poppins “My life as …

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July 21 – Digest

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN July 2021 “One of the many things nobody tells you about middle age is that it’s a nice change from being young”  William Feather The Outlook By the time you read this normal service was planned at the time of writing.  In the face of …

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April – Digest 2021

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN April 2021 Live each day as if were your last, and garden as though you will live forever! Member’s News Bob Howes has an in patient appointment at the hospital on Monday 19 April.  Join me in wishing him well and that he is soon …

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Digest- March 2021

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN March 2021 Middle age is when narrow waist and a broad mind exchange places! The Outlook We now have dates on the way to saying goodbye to lockdown.  At the time of writing it was 3 days ago that schools fully reopened.  It was at …

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Digest- February 2021

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN February 2021 Advanced old age in when you sit in a rocking chair and can’t get it going! Editorial I am deeply disappointed that my direct request for vaccination and National Service experiences have yielded nothing since last month.  I can’t believe that a group …

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Digest-January 2021

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN January 2021 At your age people expect you to be calm, dignified and sober – disappoint them! The Outlook Altho I wish everyone a Happy New Year I fear it will be a long time coming.  At the moment, ie, early January we have to …

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Digest-December 2020

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN December 2020 Merry Christmas In Committee We were pleased that the Balmoral Centre reopened as covid safe after the November lockdown expired.  Note, this holds good for members meetings.  As the next is in a few days time,   we had to consider its catering.  We …

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Digest – November 2020

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN November 2020 The best part of living is to know how to grow old gracefully! Barbara Armitage Our congratulations to her on nomination as a “Good for Leigh Winner”.  Mentioned is her working life as a social worker for SBC and ECC, her work for …

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October Digest

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN October 2020 Notice posted at an Army Barracks.  “Beds will be made up as laid down in Standing Orders” Covid 19, SBC’s Advice on 15 October The pandemic has been going on for a long time now and we cannot thank people enough for the …

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Vice-Chairman’s Report

President: Cllr David Norman MBE. Vice-Chairman’s Report Annual General Meeting 20th February 2019 Our 33rd year has been a largely positive one with a number of improvements being made. The loss of Ron Kennedy was a significant blow to us all, and he will be remembered for his great contribution …

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September Digest 2020

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN September 2020 “The older you get the more important it is not act your age” Covid 19 consequence As we lost many meetings due to the virus your committee decided we had paid insurance while our insurer was off risk.  The request for a refund …

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August 2020 Digest

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN August 2020 “You know you have reached middle age when a broad mind and a narrow waist exchange places” Obesity In its wisdom the government in looking for something to blame has settled on peoples bodies. They call it a war.  I expect it will …

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Monthly Briefing June 2020

In Committee We heard from Balmoral that the ‘garden’ is now clear so we arranged to meet there on 15 June.  Howes provided chairs.  In the space available keeping our distance was no problem.  As the straws in the wind suggest the pubs will open shortly we decided to check …

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Monthly Briefing Feb 2020

Funding the BBC It won’t be long before some of us will again have to coff up for a licence to watch TV. Organisations like the National Pensioners Convention have been yelling and screaming on behalf of the over 75’s and Boris has ‘promised’ to make funding aunty a government …

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