THE COUNTY WIDE campaign to raise awareness of litter across the county has received a major award at the national Keep Britain Tidy Awards 2015.
The 'Love Essex' campaign saw all 15 Essex local authorities join forces with the Highways Agency, RP2 Media and 75 McDonalds, KFC and Dominos franchises from across the county, to work in partnership with and help tackle the issues of fast food litter, leading to an average county wide reduction of 41% in the areas monitored.
Tourism businesses across the District have been invited to the first ever Tourism Summit which is to be held on Thursday 5 March at Maldon & Tiptree Football Club, Park Drive, Maldon. The keynote speaker at the Summit is Simon Calder, BBC travel journalist, travel editor of The Independent and international travel author.
Simon will share some of his experiences and knowledge gained as a travel journalist and broadcaster and talk about the Maldon District in a national context.
The afternoon session will give delegates the opportunity to examine their own perceptions of the District, consider what makes Maldon different/special and think about what practical steps can be taken to raise its profile, enhance the tourism offer and create a shared sense of ambition for the District.
The last in the extremely popular series of Heritage Winter Talks, organised by the conservation team at Maldon District Council, will be held on Tuesday 3 March. The talk is by the Beeleigh Mill Restoration Group – and entitled Beeleigh Mill and its Steam Engine – Its Past, Present and Future.
The previous talk held on 3 February by Robert Long and Stephen P Nunn on 'Maldon's place in English History' drew record crowds and was the best attended talk in the series so far.
The joint presentation was extremely well received and enjoyed by all those who attended as Robert and Stephen took the audience through parts of our English History and related them to Maldon.
With the continued support of M&G Investments, Farleigh Hospice is delighted to announce that registration for the 23rd annual 'Walk for Life for Farleigh Hospice' is now open at www.farleighhospice.org/walkforlife. The sponsored 23km or 10km walk will take place on Sunday 10th May and pre-registration will close on Wednesday 29th April.
Last year 1,300 people took part in the event and raised an impressive £113,565 between them. Ann Johnson, Pauline Johnson and Janet Bateman from St Lawrence Women's Institute took part in the 2014 'Walk for Life' and are the faces of this year's campaign.