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RRAVS is updating this website regularly to provide the latest Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak information for the Rochford district.

RRAVS’ vision is of a strong voluntary sector which is at the heart of a vibrant and caring Rochford District where people are able to fulfill their potential through voluntary and community action. The Rochford district includes the towns and villages of Rayleigh, Hockley, Ashingdon, Great Wakering, Canewdon, Hawkwell, Rochford, Barling, Fambridge, Paglesham, Rawreth, Sutton, Foulness and Hullbridge.

RRAVS works to promote, support and represent the interests of all voluntary and community groups in the Rochford District. This is achieved through provision of the grants and funding that is available, promoting group activities and events to the wider community, providing subsidised or free training to upskill staff and volunteers, publishing volunteer opportunities and supporting volunteer recruitment and representing the views of the voluntary sector with strategic bodies and local government. We are also developing our RRAVS Community Directory


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UPDATED – COVID-19 – Essex now on high alert level – what does this mean for you?

UPDATED – COVID-19 – Essex now on high alert level – what does this mean for you?

As you will all be aware the Government recently approved a request made by Essex County Council to be moved into Covid Tier 2 restrictions which ...
Rochford Coronavirus Action – 01268 779999

Rochford Coronavirus Action – 01268 779999

Community Response Hub – Helpline, Rochford district is blessed with fantastic community support and we know that many groups/neighbours are already stepping in where our residents ...
Talking Together – Your call can bring hope to lonely adults

Talking Together – Your call can bring hope to lonely adults

Communities all over Essex are feeling the effect of loneliness during this tricky period. When we are lonely we can feel anxious, and many people are ...
Essex County Council Lockdown Survey

Essex County Council Lockdown Survey

Have you used any of our services since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown in March? If so, we’d like to hear from you. (A reminder ...
Have your say on the Budget Survey!

Have your say on the Budget Survey!

Residents and businesses have the opportunity to tell Rochford District Council about their future spending priorities, by taking part in the budget survey.  Your views are essential, ...
Join the Essex Policy Independent Advisory Group (IAG)

Join the Essex Policy Independent Advisory Group (IAG)

An opportunity has arisen for members of the public to join the Essex Policy Independent Advisory Group (IAG) Information is attached below.  It is proposed that ...
Help needed – the Not Forgotten Charity

Help needed – the Not Forgotten Charity

Paul Botterill, The Treasurer of the Not Forgotten Charity, has contacted the Lord-Lieutenant’s office – https://thenotforgotten.org/.  He has asked for help in tracking down veterans of ...
The Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership

The Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership

The Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership is a partnership between national and local voluntary and community sector organisations. It brings together a network of resource ...
Flu – Your questions answered- Have your say

Flu – Your questions answered- Have your say

Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group would like to invite you to an online event to discuss how we can support our communities during the ...
Essex libraries are open

Essex libraries are open

Essex libraries opened in a phased approach in line with Government guidelines, with sixteen sites opening from Monday 6 July.  The remaining libraries opened over the following ...
StreetLink – helping end rough sleeping

StreetLink – helping end rough sleeping

StreetLink exists to help end rough sleeping by enabling members of the public to connect people sleeping rough with the local services that can support them. ...

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