Take the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping from the many independent retailers and wonderful boutiques with Free Parking in Maldon Town Centre on Saturday 12th, Saturday 19th and Thursday 24th December 2015.
There will also be free parking on Thursday 26th November from 4.30pm onwards for the Maldon Vintage Christmas Fayre and Christmas lights switch on where there will be a street market, choirs, music and entertainment, hospitality by local shops, real reindeer and much much more!
On Thursday 29 October 2015, families are invited to participate in the first of a series of five guided walks. These 'Saltmarsh Walks' aim to introduce families to walking in the Maldon District, and where possible, parts of the Saltmarsh 75 event (www.saltmarsh75.co.uk) route.
Families who attend 4 of the 5 walks in the series will receive a pack of Maldon District Walks Guides containing over 20 walks completely free, allowing independent walks and exploration of the District whenever the mood strikes.
Five fascinating Heritage Winter Talks have been organised by Maldon District Council. Each talk is FREE OF CHARGE to the public.
3 November 2015: John Smith – From Tradesmen to Aristocrats: Maldon and the Rise of the Strutt Family, 1720-1826.
In the eighteenth century Maldon's economy was flourishing. The little market and port town was a place where immigrant sons of prosperous fathers could establish mercantile enterprises and, through trade, accumulate huge fortunes and propel their families into the ranks of gentry. One such family was the Strutt family, and John Smith will demonstrate how its three-generation connection with Maldon in the eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries was crucial to its rise and transformation from illiterate tradesmen to major landowners, county gentry, parliamentarians and ultimately, in 1821, members of the aristocracy.
Maldon District Council, in partnership with Rochford District Council, is bringing together local businesses, local leaders and volunteers, to form Coastal Community Teams for the River Crouch and River Blackwater areas.
Using funds made available by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG), Maldon District Council will be hosting a consultation event on Monday 26 October 2015 for local businesses and people who are keen to work together to develop local solutions to key economic issues.
A similar event is also being held for the River Crouch area on Wednesday 21 October, in partnership with Rochford District Council.