National Apprenticeship Week takes place from Monday 3 March to Friday 7 March and is an opportunity to celebrate the positive impact apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy.
Maldon District Council has been actively involved in the apprenticeship programme since April 2013 and we have supported two young people into an apprenticeship.
The programme provides funding to businesses as an incentive to employ an apprentice aged 16-24 in a variety of sectors.
Councillor David Sismey, Chairman of the Council’s Finance and Corporate Services Committee said; “The apprenticeship scheme has enabled the Council to support young people to achieve their full potential through learning, as well as supporting them with vital experience in the workplace.
Maldon District residents are being warned not to be caught out by increased fees due to major changes in the way that Council Tax debts are to be collected from April.
Bailiffs, who have been around for hundreds of years, are being replaced with Enforcement Agents and from 6 April 2014 a fee of £75 will become payable by the resident as soon as the Council passes an unpaid Council Tax account to the Enforcement Agent to collect.
A further fee of at least £235 will become payable if the resident does not make arrangements to pay and a visit becomes necessary.
Maldon District Council is holding two sports club conferences during February; one in Burnham-on-Crouch and one in Maldon.
Delegates from sports clubs in the District will have the opportunity to meet the Maldon District Council Leisure and Sports Development Team, engage with the PE staff from Ormiston Rivers Academy and The Plume School, and meet representatives from Active Essex.
There will be an opportunity to hold a 10 minute one to one session with people from Maldon District Council and Active Essex on club accreditation and funding opportunities within the sporting landscape.
The first event will be at Ormiston Rivers Academy, Burnham on Crouch on Wednesday 12 February 2014 and the second at Plume School, Fambridge Road, Maldon on Wednesday 26 February 2014. Both events will start at 6:30pm and be finished by 8:30pm.
Essex Outlaws Wheelchair Basketball Club is looking for new members for their wheelchair basketball team and you don't have to be a wheelchair user to join!
Male and female, able and disabled bodied players aged 14+ are invited to 'come and try' sessions until the end of March between 7 and 9pm at The Plume School, Fambridge Road, Maldon CM9 6AB. The cost is £3.
The Essex Outlaws wheelchair basketball teams and players are coached by ex-Great Britain wheelchair basketball player Alan Mansell, who has two European titles to his name, and came fourth with his team mates in the Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Brazil 2002.
Alan has been playing wheelchair basketball for over 18 years and has been coaching the GB wheelchair basketball squad players in the lead up to and after the 2012 Paralympic games.