Hockley’s annual Christmas Lights switch-on is coming soon…

…and the Best Christmas Shop Window Contest is judged soon, maybe we’ll win for once!

General News   October 28th, 2009

On October 19th Mark Francis gave a talk at Braintree and District Amateur Radio Society http://www.badars.org.uk/ W&S regularly undertake talks at local clubs, not something many other firms do.

For three weeks from 5th – 25th October we were lucky enough to have a german exchange student, Lisa, working with us as part of an exchange program Rochford District runs with it’s twinned town of Haltern in Germany. We think she enjoyed her time here and know that we enjoyed having her here, introducing her to traditional British fish n’ chips and during her last week we took her out bowling in Hockley as you can see in the photo below.

And Finally…

This weekend see’s our last rally appearance of the year at the Llandudno Radio Rally, organised by North Wales Radio Society Mark Francis, Steve Hoy & Simon Wilkinson will be attending the W&S stand on Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November, bringing you bargains galore! The event is held at Ysgol John Bright High School, Maesdu Road, Llandudno. LL30 1LF. For more information & directions check out the NWRS website http://www.nwrs.org.uk/rally/info.html

Rochford District Sports Awards   October 28th, 2009

The Rochford District Sports Awards 2009 were held on Thursday 22nd October at the Freight House in Rochford, and Waters & Stanton were proud to be sponsoring the ‘Disability Sports Personality of the Year’ award. Rochford born commonwealth gold medal winning decathlete Dean Macey was guest of honor and BBC Essex’s Ben Fryer compered.

The ‘Disability Sports Personality of the Year’ award was won by Paralympic hopeful Lucy Hodges, who helmed the Great Britain category b2 boat to the silver medal at the IFDS World Blind Sailing Championships in New Zealand and helped to organise and run the UK Blind Sailing Championships before taking part in the RYA sailability multi-class regatta where she helmed her Artemist 20 to 1st place. She aims to compete in the 2012 Paralymics in the skud 18 class, all here at W&S wish her the best in her campaign and congratulate her on her win at the Rochford Award Ceremony.

Below is a picture of Lucy with Jeff Stanton, Cllr Tony Humphries (Chairman of Rochford District Council) and Dean Macey.

We would also like to congratulate the other nominee’s on all their achievements this year.

Joan Bell (Badminton & Athletics)

and Jo-Jo Cranfield (Swimming)

Shop Local & Get The Benefits!   October 15th, 2009

If you live near our Hockley store or are planning to visit us from further afield, there are a couple of websites it’s well worth you checking out before you come and see us.

Hockley Chamber of Trade: http://www.hockleybusiness.co.uk/

Shop At My Local: http://www.shopatmylocal.com/

In the coming months we’ll be putting up money saving vouchers on both these websites which you can redeem when you come into our Hockley branch, there are also vouchers for many other local shops & businesses so why not take a look?