Chairman of the Parish Council
17th March 2020
Regrettably the decision has been taken (due to the Coronavirus situation) to close the Day Centre for the time being. We will endeavour to keep in close contact with our clients whilst the Government restrictions are in place and we will post updates as appropriate, via Facebook.
23rd May 2019
Hockley Parish Council are pleased to support the Centre with fund raising throughout the year, by assisting with some of their events and enabling them to provide refreshments at the monthly Village Market. At the Annual Parish Meeting in May 2019 the Parish Council presented the Centre’s Chairman. Ian Foster and Vice Chairman Carol Warren with a cheque for £5000 by way of a grant towards their refurbishment programme.
The variety of services offered would not be possible without the tireless support of the many volunteers. Additional volunteers are constantly sought to help within the office, kitchen, dining / coffee bar area or on the mini bus.
If you are interested in helping the ongoing operation of the Centre in any way, please contact them on 01702 206208; email firstname.lastname@example.org or better still pop in for a cup coffee.
Hockley & Hawkwell Social Centre for the Older Person (previously 55+)
This is a charitable organisation that is located in the Southend Road Library Car Park Hockley, Essex. Tel- 01702 206208. It is a registered charity (207022) as Hockley & Hawkwell Old Peoples Welfare Committee.
This is a local community lunch club opened by the Duchess of Kent 25 years ago.
It is staffed by volunteers and transport can be arranged for Rayleigh, Hockley, Hawkwell and Rochford.
It is a friendly atmosphere and regarded as a lifeline for those who live alone (especially if they have limited mobility).
At present we open about 9.30am where tea, coffee and scones can be purchased. A booking for a meal can be made by phoning at 9 am. Tel No 01702 206208.
We are open 5 days a week Monday – Friday (excluding bank holidays) .
Activities range from Bingo, Whist, scrabble, raffles plus a variety of entertainment on Thursdays.
DONT BE SHY …. GIVE US A TRY 🙂
We Need Your Help
15 November 2018 ·
The Hockley and Hawkwell Social Centre for the Older Person is an essential facility to help local older residents to counter loneliness and provide nutritious home cooked meals. We will be embarking upon an extensive refurbishment plan to ensure the Centre is completely fit for purpose and can continue to provide an excellent community service for the next 25 years.
The plan will be tackled in phases with the aim of completing implementation over the next 2/3 years. The timescale will be driven by the success of any fundraising necessary to implement the plan, as well as the level of voluntary assistance (the plan will only be carried out outside of normal operating hours to avoid any inconvenience).
We will make maximum use of any voluntary assistance to reduce costs wherever possible. If you are able to assist in any way please contact Phil Smith on 07979 800854.
The plan is to incorporate the following phases:
- installation of automatic sliding doors to the front entrance providing easier access for all levels of disability.
- redecoration of all bathroom facilities and new facilities to be installed within the men’s bathroom to match the recently installed ladies facilities.
- complete redecoration and refurbishment of the Reception area, Office and Storage area.
- complete redecoration of the dining area and implementation of a new tea bar and service area. Installation of new flooring, curtains, blinds and furniture to ensure a pleasant, warm, comfortable and inviting area.
- redecoration of kitchen and food storage area together with replacement appliances (oven, hob, etc.), as required.
We would ask that if you or your family/friends are able to help with any charitable donations or are considering any sponsored activity, that they consider donating to this worthy cause. No donation is too small.
We will soon be setting the charity up within Facebook to allow donations to be made that way. In the meantime, please contact us on: email@example.com or 01702 206208 or pop in for a coffee.
We can be found in the Library Car Park, Southend Road, Hockley, SS5 4PZ
Hockley & Hawkwell Social Centre for the Older Person - previously 55+
12 July 2018
Worried for an older person?
Know someone that is on their own or in need of a good home cooked meal?
Worried about a relative that lives in the Hockley & Hawkwell area?
Loneliness and malnutrition can be a worrying factor in the health of the elderly.
The Hockley & Hawkwell Social Centre for the Older Person offers a vital service that provides transport to and from their home to the Centre, a warm and friendly environment to meet with other people and home cooked meals, all at affordable prices.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
55+ Social Centre Launch New Mini Bus
Saturday 25th February 2017
Hockley Parish Councillors were invited to a Buffet Reception, along with local MP Mark Francois, the Chairman of Essex County Council, local Lions and Rotary Clubs and other sponsors to officially launch the new minibus at the 55+ Social Centre. The community have raised over £40,000 towards the cost of the new vehicle. The Centre Chairman David Turell and Vice Chairman Carole Warren thanked everyone for their support, in particular Steve Bowen and Richard Jarrard, who had driven the project (and the bus!) with the Committee. The Parish Council were pleased to have been a part of the project and awarded the Centre a Grant of £10,000 towards their fund. The council also supports the Centre in many other ways during the year. 55+ is very active and provides daily hot meals and social events for the elderly of the parishes of Hockley & Hawkwell The Centre has a team of volunteers, drivers and escorts and the specially adapted bus is a valuable asset to transport their clients to and from the centre.