Maldon District Council has become a Hate Incident Reporting Centre (HIRC) which provides victims and witnesses of hate crime a place to report any incidents should people not want to go to the police directly.
The police have identified that some people may feel uncomfortable going to a police station to report crime and so HIRCs have been set up in the community across Essex to provide an alternative way for victims and witnesses to report hate crime.
Two members of staff at Maldon District Council have now been trained as Hate Crime Reporting Officers and have successfully completed a half day accredited training session run by Essex Police.
Maldon District Council's River Bailiff, Nigel Harmer has recently undertaken some very poignant volunteering for the Maldon Branch of the Royal Naval Association by taking several Veterans and their wives to the Tower of London to see the Poppies.
With the kind loan of Maldon Sea Cadets mini bus for the day and, through connections of the Sea Cadets, he was able to arrange free parking near to the Tower of London at a local Fire Station.
They spent a few hours looking at the spectacular Poppies then then walked round to St Katherine's Dock for a look at the boats, before being entertained at HMS President, the home of the Royal Navy in London.
Stow Maries Aerodrome will host an illustrated talk on Wednesday 12th November 2014 (7.30pm). As part of its continuing series of commemorative programme of events entitled "Remembering the Great War", The Forum Southend welcomes guest speaker Roger Smith who will be talking about the history and legacy of Stow Maries aerodrome.
In September 1916, Stow Maries aerodrome in south Essex became the new home to Flight 37 (Home Defence) Squadron, Royal Flying Corps as a response to German Zeppelin airship and Gotha fixed-wing bomber attacks on the British mainland.
The last MHHS meeting of the year welcomes local historian and Mayor of Maldon, Stephen Nunn with a talk on 'Saint Roger of Beeleigh' the story of a 13th century Essex churchman and Bishop of London.
Stephen is passionate about Maldon's history and has written much about the area from the Roman period up to the Second World War. This should be a fascinating talk.