Walk online Roadshow for parents


This event is aimed at parents who want to know more about how they can help keep their children safe online. Delivered by "The Two Johns" who have extensive expertise in the field, this event will give parents and carers a better understanding of the online roadshow being delivered in schools across the Rochford District and practical advice to keep their children safe.

This event is free to attend and is funded by the Castle Point and Rochford Community Safety Partnership.

It is being held at the Mill Hall, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

Free NHS event for nurses to celebrate General Practice Nursing


A free event to celebrate the role of the General Practice Nurse throughout Mid and South Essex is taking place at Stock Brook Country Club Banqueting Suite, Billericay, on Sunday, June 2.  

The event is specifically for practice nurses, however if you are a student nurse keen to join general practice post qualifying, or a health care assistant keen to undertake nurse training or a return to practice candidate, please email for more information.

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 09:30 to 17:00

Rayleigh Windmill extended hours - Trinity Fair


The Rayleigh Windmill will be open for the extended hours of 10:30am – 4:30pm. Come along to our beautiful 200 year old Grade II listed building, whose volunteers will be delighted to welcome you dressed in traditional costume. There will be opportunities to try your hand at milling flour, do some colouring, and enjoy the stunning views from the top of the three-storey building.

Family Theatre - Trinity Fair


In the Windmill Garden at 12:30pm, Garlic Theatre will be performing 3 Little Pig Tails: a brand new version of the classic story of the three little pigs set in Paris. A grumpy old wolf is a chef who wants some pigs' tails for his soup.  Will the little pigs outwit the wolf and what kind of house will they build?  A funny, warm-hearted and interactive rustic tale to make you squeal with laughter, bristling with puppets, live music and lots of joining in. Garlic Theatre entertain the whole family with beautifully crafted puppets, music and a garlicky French twist to the tale.

Virtual Dementia Tour


In support of Dementia Action Week next week, the Virtual Dementia Tour will be in Websters Way Car Park in Rayleigh on Wednesday 22nd May from 9am – 12:30pm. This mobile simulator offers people the opportunity to experience what it’s like to have dementia. It is free of charge and people can drop by anytime during the morning to take part.

A member of the local Dementia Community Support Team will also be available to answer any questions and speak to people about the service they provide for people with and those caring for someone with dementia.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 09:00

Rochford District Public meeting held by Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex


If you live or work in the Rochford District and have an interest in community safety matters come along to a public meeting being held by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex.

It is taking place on Tuesday, May 28th at The Grange in Little Wheatley Chase, Rayleigh, SS6 9EH between 6.30pm and 8pm.

The meeting was booked for the Civic Suite in Rayleigh but due to the number of people who have expressed an interest in attending, we have switched to a larger venue.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

Free seminar - The Bank of Mum and Dad


Free seminar - The Bank of Mum and Dad by Palmers Solicitors

8.15am (for 8.45am start) to 10.30am

Rayleigh Town Museum, 1st Floor, 91 High Street, Rayleigh Essex, SS6 7EJ

First-time buyers are facing the twin challenges of building up everlarger deposits and of persuading lenders to offer them sufficient funds to buy their first property. This has made the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ more important than ever.

To help you navigate the complexities this creates, we will be hosting a seminar which will cover a range of topics:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 08:45 to 10:30

Street Meet


Pop in and meet your local PCSO and discuss any community issues.

For more information on any of the events contact Rochford library on 03330 132 688 or visit

All events are FREE unless stated



Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00

Southend Beating Bowel Cancer Support Group meeting


Southend Beating Bowel Cancer Support Group meetings are open to anyone who has had or is going through bowel cancer treatment, and we welcome their friends or family to our informal meetings held every two months at Nazareth House, Southend-on-Sea. We always have a speaker to entertain the audience, but strictly on non-medical subjects. Each year we also arrange coach day trips and sometimes holidays.  Coffee and tea are available during the afternoon.

The next meeting is on Wednesday 6th February from 1.30pm - 4.30pm (arrive any time from 1.15pm).

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 13:30

Old House Open Day


The Old House will be opening its doors on Saturday 2 March 2019 10am - 1pm, offering visitors a fantastic opportunity to come along and see our venue set up for wedding viewings.

Whether you have a date in mind or would just like to visit and take a look, don't miss this opportunity to view the Old House's Ceremony Room, Bridal Suite and reception room. 

Rochford District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Community, Cllr Mike Webb said: “ The Old House is one of the oldest buildings in the county with history dating back to 1270.