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Introducing Groundwork Essex - Networking Twilight

Wivenhoe Fire station, Colchester Road, Wivenhoe, Essex CO7 9EU

Thursday 16th May 2019
4:30pm - 6:30pm

How well is your business connected with the local community? If you want to be at the heart of your community whilst operating efficiently, smartly and sustainably - join us at the Wivenhoe Fire Station to find out how Groundwork Essex can help you achieve this.

Groundwork Essex is a leading environmental community charity with a green heart. They want to show people how they can make their businesses and homes more efficient and support businesses with their corporate social responsibility by working locally alongside the whole community to positively change places and change lives. 

Their mission is to create real change, and work towards a vision of a society with sustainable communities which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment and where individuals and enterprise prosper. That means undertaking outstanding work locally, regionally and nationally that:

  • Builds people's skills & improves job prospects 
  • Promotes greener ways of living & working 
  • Redesigns our neglected open spaces for twenty-first century use 
  • Helps people make their own decisions about their area 
  • Motivates & develops our young people  

Continuing the community theme you will also hear from the Essex Fire & Rescue Service who will explain the roll of On-Call Fire Stations and the benefits of employing an On-Call Firefighter.

There will also be the opportunity to take a tour of this community Fire Station whilst enjoying ample time for networking with like minded businesses.

Date: Thursday 16th May 2019 4.30pm to 6.30pm (Refreshments Provided)
 Wivenhoe Fire station, Colchester Road, Wivenhoe, Essex CO7 9EU
Cost to attend: Members £20 + VAT and Non-Members £32 + VAT

Anna Martin is Operations Manager for Groundwork Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Anna has over 13 years’ experience of designing, developing and providing environmental advice to businesses, communities and schools. Anna also has considerable experience of partnership working with a wide range of sectors, leveraging in funding, strategic development and business planning. Anna is a trustee for Essex & Suffolk Rivers Trust, sits on The Water Forum for Essex & Suffolk Water, is a Suffolk Inward Investment Ambassador, board member for both Wild Anglia and the Suffolk Sustainability Institute. Anna will be joined at the event by Groundwork Business and Community Advisors who will also be on hand to offer attendees advice and support.

Wivenhoe Fire Station is an On Call Fire Station situated at the heart of its community. This fire station is crewed by on-call firefighters, who are fully trained firefighters that live or work in the area and respond to emergency calls when their pager goes off. They could be in bed asleep, or at work in the middle of their day to day tasks, but when the pager sounds they drop everything and respond to the station straight away. Here they put on their fire kit, get onto the fire engine and respond to the emergency.
The dedication and commitment from on-call firefighters across the county is paramount to keeping the residents of Essex safe.


All event bookings need to be made and paid online only unless we have agreed alternative arrangements with you in advance of the event. If you have any queries, please contact our Accounts Manager Rachael Hogg on 01206 363721.

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