Formed in April 2017, piertalk.com is a non-profit making community group offering a wide range of social activities including lunches, walks, quizzes, card and board games, including Scrabble, Rummikub, Whist and Canasta. We also arrange days out, have a Book Club and are currently teaching ourselves Maj Jong.
piertalk is aimed at both those with a good social life and family but also, those who through no fault of their own find themselves isolated and lonely and would like to re-connect with society.
Loneliness is at an epidemic rate in the UK and it has a vast impact on health. There is a sad lack of community and not many people seem to care. I sat on my sofa for 8 years, lonely and depressed and in the end frightened to leave my flat. I can’t stand the thought of anyone being in that position and if they hear about piertalk, maybe they will feel able to join us.
We are from all walks of life and all have different backgrounds. Someone may be recently widowed, just moved into the area, recently retired or facing retirement and looking for a group to join but we all come together and have fun.
For that reason, we are trying to let the community of Southend and its surrounding areas know we are here. We have members with and without a computer. For those with a computer, they receive a monthly newsletter, e-bulletins and can check events at our calendar on piertalk.com.
For those without a computer, we have a Buddy Scheme, where members are teamed up with someone who has a computer and thus can be kept up to date.
piertalk does indeed change lives as our logo says – many friendships have been formed in the short time we have been running and neighbours are now meeting neighbours.
Although our age group seems to be 50 upwards and we meet mainly in the day, we have no age limit and welcome everyone into the group.
piertalk offers a two tier annual Membership fee:
Option One : Full Membership is £20.00 per annum and is non-refundable as are any deposits paid for events (unless cancelled by piertalk).
Full membership gives access to all piertalk events
Option Two : Associate Membership – £16.00 per annum and is non-refundable as are any deposits paid for events (unless cancelled by piertalk)..
Associate Membership includes access to all indoor events ie regular meet ups, board and card games, cinema trips and local walks.
Associate Members will be charged Guest Prices for all other events, including subsidised events.
All members have direct access to piertalk.com where they can book events online.
Membership fees cover the cost of printing, paper and ink, plus at least two subsidised events per year.
piertalk offers it’s members a lot – friendship, fun and community.
piertalk cares about its members and community and is here to stay!
Please join us at one of our regular meet ups :
First and Third Monday of the month 1.00pm onwards
Oyster Court Sports Bar
High Street (Next to Tomassi’s) Southend on Sea
Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month 1.00pm onwards
Elm Road Leigh on Sea
For further details please call Linda on 07474 119899 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org