What we're about

COVID Note: Though things are now getting back to some normality it’s still very important that we are aware that Covid is still with us and can spread. The health and safety of all my members is very important to me. So, all I ask is that should you become a member that you are mindful of this and follow all government guidelines.

About the group;
Covering Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Brentwood, Canvey, Chelmsford, Rayleigh, Wickford & surrounding areas.

Lets get the boring joining fee requirements out the way first;

As from the 1st January 20, I introduced a yearly members fee of £5, which I hope will keep the cost of the group running on the “meetup” site along with the time and effort in organising events for as long as possible.

Payment: Should be made payable by PayPal to karen.axford@live.co.uk. To prevent additional charges please ensure you select transaction as “Sending to Friends and Family” and please OPT OUT of “Payment Protection” because it’s me that looses out and then I will need to ask you to re in-burst me. Also please enter your full name and “ joining fee” in the reference section and private message me to confirm you have paid in order for me to mark you down accordingly. If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer, please private message me and I will send you my bank details.

So, What’s this great group all about then! We are a fun and inviting group consisting of like minded friendly people who want to meet and try different activities. As long as your over 18 It doesn't matter whether you're in a relationship or single. I’d love for you to join us.

If your initially unsure about signing up for an event just have a look at PAST EVENTS. The great feedback specks for itself.

You are also very welcome to send your realistic suggestion to me about an event you'd like to see posted. (so I can post it to the group and get feedback)

Maybe you would like to host your suggested event yourself! This is something we can discuss.

Other Formalities; In order to keep this community active and relevant, I may remove members who haven't shown any activity with the group for over 6 months (or who RSVP for events ...and just don't turn up).

Organising events is difficult when 30 members sign up and only 10 turn up. For some events it's trickier than for others as we have to plan for numbers. If you sign up and later can't make it, please move your name to "Not Going" before the RSVP deadline or notify the Event Host! That's the polite thing to do.

Please can you make sure you add a current and clear photo of yourself (only). So the hosts and others can recognise you.

If you pay in full to a host for them to book your place at an event be aware that if for any reason your no longer able to attend, please move your name to "Not Going" . You are welcome to post your offer on the board to see if anyone would like to take your place and any payment transactions would have to take place between you and the receiver and the new receiver must make sure they sign up to the event.

Please note when paying a deposit for an event this is non-refundable unless the event is cancelled or if the deposit hasn’t already been accounted for (paid to venue).

Newbies;I know the thought of attending your first event may be daunting (we’ve all felt that). But please be assured you will be made so very welcome on this group.

Look forward to seeing you soon.

Karen (Organiser)

Upcoming events (4+)

Scotts Victorian Festive Christmas Market

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It’s My Birthday @ The Toby (Festive meal)

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German Market & Christmas Fair

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Visit to The Sky Garden, London

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