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Events this Month

Highlight tours: October, 1st October 2020, 11:00 to 12:00 at Red House, Red House Lane, Bexleyheath (17.3 miles)
If you are visiting in the morning please book on one of our Highlight Tours, the only way to see the inside of the house before 1:30pm. Our volunteer guides will share the stories behind William and Jane's red brick house.


Local Clubs

Chelmsford Chess Club meet at North Springfield Community Association, Forsythia Close, Chelmsford (8.6 miles)
Chelmsford Chess Club is an established and sucessful chess club with over 30 full-time members, whose standards range from beginner through to county level. Affiliated to the British Chess Federation, the club competes in the North Essex Chess League (NECL) where, this year, it's highly successful 'A' team were crowned League Champions for the 3rd successive season. In all, the club fields 4 teams in the league, providing all members with the opportunity to experience competitive chess. It also hosts an annual Club Championship as well as a time-handicapped 'Summer Tournament'.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Chelmsford Gym Club meet at Chelmsford, Rodney Way, Chelmsford (7 miles)
The club started about 30 years ago and has always been based at Dovedale Sports Centre, Vicarage Road, Chelmsford. Julie Belemore, the current Head Coach, took over the club in 1992. When Julie took over the club had 20 girls, training on two badminton courts on a Saturday. We now have over 300 gymnasts training throughout the week at our purpose built centre which opened in April 2012.
We currently have 3 Essex champions: 2 silver medalists and a regional finalist and the British 2011 Veterans Champion
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01245 290990, email the club or visit thier website


Chelmsford Ice Dance Club meet at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Chelmsford (7.6 miles)
Riverside Ice Dance Club is based at the Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre in Chelmsford and meet on Tuesday evenings 6.45 - 8 p.m. New members and visiting skaters are welcomed.
If you'd like more information, you can visit thier website


Chelmsford Opera Group meet at Great Baddow United Reform Church, High Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford (6.3 miles)
We welcome singers of any ability to join us to have some fun. Monday nights at 8pm until 10pm at Great Baddow united reform church
We are rehearsing for July's performance of Carmen at Cramphorn theatre. We still need to fill some main roles...Don Jose,Escamillo,Morales, El Remendado and Frasquita
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Frank Midgley on 01376 511513 or email Frank Midgley


Chelmsford Riverside Ice Skating Club meet at Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Chelmsford (7.7 miles)
Affiliated to NISA (National Ice Skating Association of UK) based at the Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre in Chelmsford. Our skaters meet at "Club Nights" each Friday where they get an hour of on-ice activity with 2 Professionals organising games, discos, stroking etc.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Dreamcatchers WDC meet at Keene Hall, Galleywood, Watchouse Road, Chelmsford (5.6 miles)
As from Saturday November 27th 2004, Dreamcatchers WDC are moving to a new venue - Keene Hall, Galleywood Although we are still using Marconi's Sports and Athletic Club for certain nights in 2005.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Sam/Ruth on 01245 252995 or 07740 302795, email Sam/Ruth or visit thier website


Essex Acorn User Group meet at Great Baddow Village Hall (6.5 miles)
Each meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club


Futuristics Baton Twirlers meet at Broomfield Methodist Church (Hall), Main Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford (9 miles)
Open to girls and boys aged from 2 1/2 years to have FUN and make new friends and learn how to twirl a baton, use pom poms, have the chance to take part in competitions, carnivals and displays.
We meet Thursdays with different sessions based on age: Tiny Tots 'A' group - 2 1/2 years - 3 1/2 years - 4-4.30pm
Tiny Tots 'B' group - 3 1/2 years - 5 years - 4.30-5pm
Juvenile Beginners - 6-9 years - 5-6pm
Junior Beginners - 10-12 years - 5-7pm
Seniors - 13+ years - 5-7pm
Come along and have a try for FREE (Subject to availability).
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01245 444059 or visit thier website


Grove Tennis Club meet at Grove Lawn Tennis Club, Moulsham Drive, Chelmsford (6.9 miles)
Grove Tennis Club welcome upcoming tennis stars of all ages
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Horseshoe CMC meet at Barstable Community Centre, South Riding, Basildon (2.8 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Roy and Jen on 01268 728738 or 07837 063080


Latchingdon Corral CMC meet at Parish hall, Burnham Road, Latchingdon, Chelmsford (8.4 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Linda & Brian on 01621 741898


Nashville CWMC meet at Laindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Basildon (4.4 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Jean on 01268 280239


Pardners CMC meet at The Clarence Rooms, Southend Conservative Club, Clarence Street, Southend-On-Sea (8.5 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01702 232114


Pardners Country Music Club meet at The Clarence Rooms, Southend Conservative Club, Clarence Street, Clarence Street, Southend-On-Sea (8.5 miles)
Every Wednesday evening 8pm to 11pm - Admission £4.00
Live Bands, Great Atmosphere, Dancing, Bar, Food, Raffle and Large Car Park
This is a traditional Country Music Club with no Line Dancing.
Unfortunately we cannot allow children at this venue
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Colin on 01702 232114, email Colin or visit thier website


Rancho Grande meet at Orsett Cock, Stanford Road, Orsett, Grays (8.2 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Dave on 01375 841207


Rotaract Club of Southend meet at TEAC Wheelbase Club, Eastern Esplanade, Southend-On-Sea (9.4 miles)
Roteract is a club for 18 to 30 year olds meeting every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. We do fundraising and community projects around Southend. Last year we raised £1250 for Bosom Pals, £500 for the Southend Night Shelter and £200 for Mcmillan Nurses.
We also have a very full social calendar. We go to the cinema, have pub/club nights, pool competitions, bowling, dvd nights, poker nights (for fun), meals out, melas in cooked by one of the members.
If you'd like more information, you can email Katy Clarke or visit thier website


Silver Wings meet at Marconi Athletic & Social Club, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford (6.5 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Russell on 01245 601796


Silverado CWMC meet at BAE Systems Hall, Gardiners Lane South, Basildon (1.9 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Allen/Jean on 01708 472537


Smokey Mountain CWC meet at Blue House Community Centre, Laindon Link, Basildon (4.1 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Jackie on 01268 413159


South Essex Gymnastics Club meet at Basildon Sporting Village, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon (3.3 miles)
We offer parent and toddler classes that are open for anybody to come with their children and structured Pre-school classes for children from the age of 2 years. We offer one hour Gymschool classes for children who are at full time school and are beginners. We also offer a slightly more advanced class that lasts for two hours. We have squad groups in all three of our disciplines; Men’s and Women’s Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics. They train from one day a week to six days a week depending on their level of ability. We have classes for adult gymnastics, freestyle and disability gymnastics. We also run fun sessions in the holidays and the gym is available at the weekends to host parties.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01268 722479 or visit thier website


T.E.A.C. Social Club meet at 111 Eastern Esplanade, Eastern Esplanade, Southend-On-Sea (9.4 miles)
The Southend-on-Sea T.E.A.C. is a Social club for all ages, Families with or without children, singles and couples. The Club is now currently inviting new memberships for enrolment to a club with class and great entertainment venues throughout the year, both for adults and families with children. The club is open 7 days a week from 12 noon till 11pm. The club also offers a great food menu at lunchtimes, which start from £1.50 & are available every week on Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fridays. Plus bar Snakes and Sandwiches/Rolls every day. Enjoy a drink looking over the Thames Estuary through our panoramic windows.
“The T.E.A.C. look forward to seeing and meeting you as a new member"
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01702 463331


Waco's CWC meet at South Hanningfield Village Hall, South Hanningfield Road (1.9 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01268 726270


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