Good News Stories from our Community Builders (1st to 14th May) – SAVS

Published on: May 12, 2023

Chiquitta Bruce, Milton – Sponsored by Milton Community Partnership

Chiquitta attended the Hamlet Court Road Planter Action Day.

Community spirit was alive and well on Hamlet Court Road as residents, business owners, and local organisations came together to create a beautiful display of planters. Thanks to the joint effort of SAVS Community Builders, Trustlinks Greening Southend/Eco Days, Counsellors, Southend Parks, and generous donations of plants, the project was a resounding success.

The project began with a simple idea: to add some life and color to Hamlet Court Road, and make it more attractive for residents, visitors, and business owners. And with the help of everyone involved, that idea quickly became a reality.
The planters are now in place, filled to the brim with vibrant flowers and greenery. They’re not just a pretty sight, though; they’re a testament to what a community can achieve when they work together towards a common goal. And with residents and business owners committed to keeping the planters healthy and thriving, this project is set to be an ongoing success.

Chiquitta saidIt was a great joint effort between Hamlet Court Road in Harmony, SAVS Community Builder, Trustlinks Greening Southend/Eco Days, Counsellors, residents and Southend Parks who gave us a generous donation of plants, the outcome being some fabulous planters, full of life and colour all ready for the Hamlet Court Road in Harmony Festival on Sunday 21st May. Residents and Business owners will be supporting each other in keeping the 9 planters down the road alive and well adding to the aesthetics of the road. All in all a successful on-going community project.”

Get in touch with Chiquitta:
07534 312867



Rob Carvosso, Shoebury – Sponsored by Shoebury Residents Association

Rob attended the Southend East Primary Care Network Open Day.

Rob said, “Last Friday, the Southend East Primary Care Network held an open day to support people with dementia and their caregivers. This event was a wonderful opportunity for individuals to connect with different organisations, groups, and charities that offer various kinds of support for people in different stages of dementia, as well as their families and caregivers.

As a community builder, I had the opportunity to chat with many different people and discover some of the amazing work that is done by the community. It was heartwarming to see so many people come together to offer their support and make a difference in the lives of those living with dementia.

One of the highlights of the day was the appearance of a pony, which was a huge hit with everyone who attended. The event was also well-attended, with plenty of cake and refreshments to keep everyone happy.

It was inspiring to see so many individuals and groups coming together to support this important cause. Events like this help to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people living with dementia and their caregivers, as well as highlighting the fantastic work that is being done by different organisations and charities.

Overall, the open day organised by the Southend East Primary Care Network was a resounding success. It offered a fantastic opportunity for people to connect and learn more about the different ways in which they can support people living with dementia and their caregivers. I am grateful to have been a part of this event and look forward to seeing more events like this in the future.”

Southend East PCN said “Our coffee and cake event went well we raised £115.94 We would like to thank all the outside service for all their support today and to everyone that donated.”

Get in touch with Rob:
07534 337503

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