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Take your digital journey with Swan Online with a FREE computer skills course!

FREE 6 week computer skills course starting 21 Sept

This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to learn how to use a computer, jobseekers and those affected by the recent welfare reform changes. On the course you will learn how to:

  • Create your own documents
  • Set up your email account
  • Keep in touch with family and friends through email, Skype, Twitter and social networks such as Facebook
  • Read the news
  • Save money – shop, compare prices, budget, pay bills and bank online
  • Stay healthy
  • Use public services, claim benefits and check you are receiving everything you are entitled to
  • Follow your hobbies
  • Research your family history
  • Watch your favourite TV programmes at a time that suits you
  • Find and apply for a job
  • Swap your home through
  • Apply for a transfer using
  • And much more!

And a chance to Win a LAPTOP on completion of the

Places are limited so make sure you book your place. 

Call 01277 844242 or 07725 660425

An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Schools – Free Training!

A FREE course to help you identify the skills and knowledge required to work in a teaching support role in a school.

Training is on Thursday 4th October at the Beech Community Hub from 12.30pm until 2.30pm.

For information and to book your place, please call Ade on 07725 660425 or email him [email protected]

British Sign Language Workshop

Free half-day workshop, with an opportunity to go on and complete more advanced courses within the Teaching and Learning in Schools Sector. Training is Monday 24 September 9.30am until 12 noon. Designed to introduce you to the basic principles of British Sign Language (BSL).

For more info and to book your place call Ade on 07725 660425 or email aa[email protected]

Training to be held at the Beech Community Hub.

Storm Drainage Update – Beechwood West

The necessary works to connect the storm drainage on Beechwood West to that on Britten Avenue have been delayed. They will now take place from the 30 July for a period of 4 weeks. The delayed start is unfortunate, but this will mean that the works are now carried out during the quieter school holiday period. During these works a section of Britten Avenue and Peterborough Way will be closed.

Please see the image which shows the diversion route that will be in place throughout the works.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Stanley Offord, Graduate Development Manager, Mob: 07341 563004 DDI: 01277 315234 or via email: [email protected]

Diversion Route

Beecwood Residents’ Association visit the new showhomes

The Beechwood Residents’ Association recently visited the new showhomes before their monthly meeting. They spent half an hour looking around the three showhomes and were all impressed with the high standard of the finishing.

Beechwood homes

You can visit the homes yourself, the sales suite is on The Fryth/Beeleigh East and open from 10am to 5pm seven days a week.

First modules delivered to Beechwood

We are delighted to confirm that over this coming week, the first modules will be delivered to the next phase of our regeneration at Beechwood.

NU build factory in Basildon

Although it is exciting to see the modules arrive on site, it is important to note, that due to the size of the modules, they will need a special police escort from the factory to Beechwood. You will be aware that we have put parking restrictions in place along Churchill Avenue, to allow these deliveries to be made and we would like to thank you for your co-operation in helping us to maintain this as a clear route.

We are working closely with Essex Police to arrange delivery times that will minimise the impact and disruption to local residents, such as avoiding school rush hours and will continue to manage this in the best way we can. We will endeavor to inform you of specific delivery times once these have been confirmed.

If you have any queries please contact Mark Stallard, Development Manager, on 01277 314334 and if you would like to find out more about our new modular homes visit

ADHD and Autism Workshop

Come along for a fun, learning, awareness and relaxation session on Saturday 15 July, 11am -2pm at The Beech.

Hosted by Swan and Priscillas Healthcare, there will be free limited ADHD screening tests available and you will be able to talk to health service professionals, charities and support services. We’ll have face painting for your children and a relaxation corner for some chill out time.

Come and join us.


Swan ask Social Life to carry out research on Craylands

Swan has commissioned Social Life to carry out some research on Craylands in order to better understand needs, issues and aspirations of residents living there.

The research will help Swan identify the types of community activities and services needed and wanted by residents on the estate. Social Life, which is a small social enterprise staffed with experienced researchers, will be conducting interviews and focus groups with residents as well as representatives of local community groups and service providers.

The research will start in mid-July.


HERA news

jemma-is-a-winnerHera recently appointed Jo Cox as Head of Property. She has been working to identify what residents think about the services Hera provide and she met with residents at the C Shop in August. Read more

Swan’s Rent Team telephone opening hours extended

phone-clipFrom Wednesday 5 November 2014 Swan’s Rent Team will be available on the telephone every Wednesday from 5.00pm until 7:45pm, with call backs till 8:00pm every Wednesday.

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