Category: Our News

Digest – March 2022

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN March 2022  “For us elderly people not owning a computer is like not having a headache” (Edward Enfield) Editorial It is a fact that those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it.  Germany was a case in point.  The country was so …

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Statement of Accounts 2020/1

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONS CAMPAIGN TREASURER’S REPORT FOR EGM 2020-21 Status The audited accounts show the liquid assets were Co-op bank balance, £1602.15 and cash £81.16 making a total of £1,683.  There were no liabilities.  The fixed assets, table cloth and display banner are now fully depreciated so have no …

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Digest- February 2022

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN February 2022  “Don’t worry about temptation.  As you grow older, it starts avoiding you” (Winston Churchill) David Norman On your behalf we congratulate him, our President, on becoming a Freeman of the Borough.  In process of becoming a City of course.  We are well aware …

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Digest- January 2022

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN January 2022 Happy New Year “When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day” Marty Bucella (cartoonist) By-election The vote to take over the Southend West consequent to the foul murder of David Amess is on 3 February.  It is a …

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December 21- Digest

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN December 2021 Merry Christmas “The best birthdays are those that have not yet arrived” Robert Orben David Amess It is not my policy to solicit for charities.  However, occasional events will make a difference.  David supported several charities so if you want to acknowledge his …

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November- Digest

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN November 2021 “Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it” Will Rogers Personal Many thanks to those who signed my birthday card, gave me a box of ‘Black Magic’ and those who treated me to …

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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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Committee Report 2021

Committee Report 2020/1 Annual Report. In this  extraordinary year, our AGM, which should have been held in February 2021,   was postponed until October because of Government Restrictions during the  Covid pandemic lockdown. Our meetings  April, May, June, July 2020 were cancelled but the good news is that we restarted our …

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Statement of Accounts 2021

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONERS CAMPAIGN TREASURER’S REPORT FOR AGM 2019-20 Status The audited accounts show the liquid assets were Co-op bank balance, £1634.75 and cash £37.25 making a total of £1,672.  There were no liabilities.  There are also fixed assets valued at £49 consisting of depreciable equipment.  These are the …

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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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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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