Past Speakers

May 2024 A talk by Alan Hardiman of local environmental improvement group, Grassroots Westcliff

April 2024 Hustings for Chalkwell Ward candidates in the May elections to Southend City Council

March 2024 A talk by Jacqui Stimpson, Business Growth Manager at Launchpad, Southend's new council-run airport business hub for innovative local 

start-up businesses looking to get off to a flying start. 

February 2024 Andy Atkinson on the Milton Society and its role in promoting and protecting the heritage of this historic area of Westcliff

December 2023 A talk on the history of Chalkwell through its families and houses by local genealogist, Kate Sansom

November 2023 A talk on the Community Work of Westcliff Baptist Church by  the Minister, Rev Andrew Marshall.

October 2023 A talk on the work of Southend’s Community Safety Unit by Interim Community Safety Manager, Daniel De Bond.

September 2023 A demonstration of basic first-aid, presented by the Chalkwell Lifeguards Club

July 2023 Essex Therapy Dogs - a talk by Pauline Coverley and Sylvia Kittle, accompanied by their dogs, Asher and Bobby. 

June 2023 Ciara Phipps, Director, Southend Museums, on Southend's Cultural Treasures

May 2023 Ilda Sinani on the local charity Welcome to the UK, which provides a range of support to newcomers to our country in the local area

April 2023 Hustings for Chalkwell Ward Candidates standing for election to Southend City Council

March 2023 Silviya Barrett, Director of Policy & Research at the Campaign for Better Transport, on the path towards greener transport

February 2023 Essex Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner, Roger Hirst

December 2022 [postponed]

November 2022 Paul Sayer on Prost8, the prostate cancer charity that he both founded and runs

October 2022 -

September 2022 Visit to Chalkwell Hall, home of arts organisation, Metal, with talk by Andrea Cunningham 

July 2022: Visit to Southend & Westcliff Hebrew Congregation, hosted by Jeffrey Greenstein

June 2022: Maria Constantinou on Trust Links and its local Growing Together therapeutic community gardening projects

May 2022: Gaynor Solly of the Westcliff Partnership on her initiative to publicise and improve the area

April 2022: Hustings for Chalkwell Ward Candidates standing for election to Southend Council

March 2022: Jeffrey Greenstein of the Southend & Westcliff Hebrew Congregation

February 2022: Collette Parker of Anglian Water Services

December 2021: Old Theatres of Southend - a presentation by Chris Izod

November 2021: A talk on our local homelessness charity, HARP,  by Lisa Walton

October 2021: Simon Deacon on the Southend Design Awards

September 2021: The Better Queensway Development - a talk by Andy Grant and Gemma Webb of Southend Council

July 2021 : Healthwatch Southend - a talk by Engagement Officer Jean Broadbent

June 2021: Ian Brown, Southend's Park Services Manager, on the Work of the Parks Department

May 2021: Annikka Prashad of Veolia on Recycling Services

April 2021: Chalkwell candidates for election to Southend Council took part in a Hustings