The improving weather provides an ideal opportunity to get out into the fresh air and join others at the weekend's free parkrun and junior parkrun events in Maldon's Promenade Park. Every Saturday morning hundreds line up to take part in a timed run around the park.
The events are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. They encourage new and experienced runners to take part with an emphasis on fun and creating a welcoming atmosphere. The Maldon Prom parkrun has been growing since 2013 and is popular with runners of all shapes, sizes and abilities, the young, old and families, even dogs all run together.
Sunday morning junior parkrun for younger people aged 4-14 years cover a distance of 2km.
To take part in either event you must sign up for free at parkrun.org.uk.
The beach huts in the valley area of Promenade Park place you conveniently right in the heart of the park. Complete with electricity, cupboard space and a couple of chairs, the beach huts are available for hire from 10.30am until 9pm or 30 minutes before dusk, whichever is earlier.
Cllr Ron Pratt, the Chairman of Maldon District Council's Community Services Committee said; "The beach huts are a wonderful addition to the Promenade Park. They give our residents and visitors easy access to the facilities and a base to enjoy the park all day long. If you are thinking of coming with friends, why not book a beach hut between you?"
Beach hut hire prices vary as follows:
As from 26 April, staff from the District Council's waste team will be on hand at weekly drop-in sessions to answer any questions you may have. You will also be able to see the wheeled bins and recycling sacks which will be delivered to properties starting from 3 May.
The drop-in sessions are being held weekly as follows:
Beeleigh Mill is the remains of a large 19th century water and steam mill. The water mill was destroyed by fire in 1875 leaving the steam mill abandoned, which has survived largely intact.
Volunteers from the Beeleigh Mill Restoration Group will be giving guided tours of the site, including the steam mill as part of National Mills Weekend on Sunday 15th May from 11am to 4pm.