Southend on Sea Branch

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Southend-on-Sea Branch meets on the first Wednesday of March (AGM), June, September and December. All meetings are held at Clarence Road Baptist Church, Southend-on-Sea, two minutes walk from Southend Central rail station. Meetings are generally well attended.

Chairman’s request: if anyone would be interested in helping to organise or help organise things, could they please contact one of the committee or the Chairman. We are always glad for any assistance as “many hands make light work”.

If you are not a member of the Southend Branch you will not have received our Newsletter, produced twice yearly. To get this we charge only �2.00 per year for membership. This helps keep members informed of things that vary from pension issues, travel facilities, local issues and any short stories that might be submitted for publication.

Click here to go to the Branch Diary for this year.

Our past Guest Speakers have included:

Les McDowell, National Chairman of BTPF
Joe Harris, General Secretary of the National Pensioners’ Convention
Richard Delahoy of the Rail Passenger Committee
Cliff Wallace of Southend Community Health Council
Emma Ricketts, from Cory Environmental
Theo Steel, Finance Director, First Great Eastern
Vic Smart, Chief Trading Standards Officer, Southend
Gill Clark and team, Dept. of Work and Pensions
Helen Sutherland, Southend Association of Voluntary Services
Peter Rayner, former National Chairman of the BTPF
Russell Randall, Talking Newspapers for the Blind
John Coppin, Railway tales and reflections.

The branch is actively involved with the Federation and with the area NPC. Southend on Sea branch has also been involved in county-wide strategic rail initiatives and has contributed to the consultation stage of the Pickering Pension Review Body.

Older People’s Assembly

For those living in the Southend area – an opportunity to ask questions and get answers on topics of interest to the over-50s: Click here for more information.