Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 6°C

Search

Tendring: Aid project goes from strength to strength

PUBLISHED: 09:34 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:34 28 February 2013

From left to right: Rev Sean Fountain (Enfold Project), David Eniffer (Volunteer Centre, Tendring), Michelle MacNamara (CAB), TDC Leader Peter Halliday, ECC Cabinet Member Ann Naylor, Gillian Smith (CAB), Duncan Wood (Enfold Project Leader).

From left to right: Rev Sean Fountain (Enfold Project), David Eniffer (Volunteer Centre, Tendring), Michelle MacNamara (CAB), TDC Leader Peter Halliday, ECC Cabinet Member Ann Naylor, Gillian Smith (CAB), Duncan Wood (Enfold Project Leader).

Archant

AN INITIATIVE helping disadvantaged people in a hard-to-reach part of Clacton has been hailed a success.

The Enfold Project was set up at Pier Avenue Baptist Church last year to help people in need in the town’s Pier Ward.

It was given a £17,000 grant from Tendring’s Big Society Fund to help finish work on the building, completing new showers, toilets and facilities for the disabled.

The scheme also received funding from Essex County Council, the Primary Care Trust, Essex Environment Trust and the Fowler Smith and Jones Charitable Trusts.

The project was recently visited by Tendring District Council (TDC) leader Peter Halliday, Essex County Council portfolio holder for public health Ann Naylor and county councillor Ann Brown.

Mr Halliday said he was impressed with what the Enfold Project had achieved in a short time.

“They are doing a great job to provide vital facilities and support,” he said.

“While many of the people go back on a regular basis, the project has now dealt with 100 different people over the past year.

“The Enfold Project has had a direct and significant impact on improving the lives of a significant number of people in the Pier Ward and is making a real difference to many lives.

“I am delighted that their application for TDC’s Big Society Fund money was successful and has been put to such excellent use.”

The project provides free breakfasts and showers to those living in night shelters or bedsits, a child contact centre on Saturdays and a computer lounge. It is also introducing a job club to help the most vulnerable people turn their lives around.

The church has around 20 volunteers who run the service with the support of Beacon House nurses, Citizens Advice Bureau, One-Support Housing and the Volunteer Centre Tendring who offer a variety of services.

Enfold Project leader Duncan Wood said: “We are now getting more young people coming along and there has been a rise in the number of women.

“We had none to start with but they now account for around 20%.

“The child contact centre was taken on because the previous one in the town had shut and we now have 24 children attending each Saturday from about a dozen families.”

A Suffolk MP has demanded the Government pledge emergency cash to solve an ambulance crisis which whistleblowers claim has killed scores across the region.

More than 14,000 motorists were caught speeding through Suffolk’s two sections of average speed cameras in 2017, it has been confirmed.

Rail services in the region are subjected to delays after a person was hit by a train in Essex.

A driver whose car was found in a watery ditch in Suffolk remains unaccounted for – despite police searches involving a helicopter and dog units.

Police investigating reports a man was robbed in Clacton believe his attackers assaulted and stole cash from him in an alleyway.

Police hit the streets to remind motorists that using a mobile phone while driving can be deadly.

These are the first photos of the completed new flagship branch for Ipswich Building Society.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

London Boat Show 2018

cover

Click here to view
London Boat
Show supplement

View

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24