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!

W&S 2012 Open Day Report   June 11th, 2012

A big thank you to all who came and made our 22nd Annual Open Day a big success, despite the rain! Customers, Manufacturers, Groups & Staff made it a day to remember, and was great to see so many familiar faces and some new ones too. We’ll be putting up more pictures later this week, in the meantime, here are a couple of excellent reports from LEFARS & EssexHam.co.uk both with some great pictures, thanks!


essexham.co.uk Report

LEFARS collected their RSGB Regional Club of the Year Award, sponsored by Waters & Stanton and Jeff Stanton was full of praise:

“It was our great pleasure to welcome John & John from LEFARS to our Open Day on Sunday. Our whole motive in sponsoring both the Regional Club of the Year and now the whole National Competition is to encourage those selfless radio amateurs who do all the hard work at their local Clubs and to grow their membership. The representatives who have come along from Essex CW Club, Chelmsford ARS and now Loughton & Epping Forest ARS over the past 3 years are shining examples to us all!”

Hockley Christmas Lights   November 25th, 2010

Hockley Christmas Lights 2010 will be switched on by BBC Essex Broadcaster Sadie Nine on Saturday 27th November at 6pm.

Waters & Stanton are once again delighted to be sponsors of Hockley’s Christmas lights, organised by Hockley Parish Council and Hockley Chamber of Commerce.

The fun starts from 5pm when Spa Road will be closed to road traffic until 10pm. There will be entertainments galore with Santa Claus at Potters, Funfair & Craft Stalls, Firework Display, Karima Belly Dancers, Hildale Academy Dancers & Singers, Plumberow School Choir, Adam Duffill, Paul Jennings’ “Let’s Rock n’ Roll”, Hog Roast at Co-Op, Hawkwell Fire Brigade, St. John’s Ambulance, Children’s Competition and Rayleigh Lions.

BBC Essex Broadcaster Sadie Nine will be switching the lights on at 6pm, and many local shops will be opening late.

Have a great evening and support your local shops!

W&S Annual Open Day   May 13th, 2010

Shop At My Local Open For Customers!   November 20th, 2009

Customers can now sign up to the Shop At My Local initiative, which aims to promote local shops from the Hockley, Rayleigh & Rochford area.

There are many reasons to shop locally, here are just 5…

1) Receive exclusive vouchers & discounts

2) Save Petrol, save time

3) Sustain local traders

4) Support local jobs and wages

5) Benefits our local economy

You can sign up instore at W&S or online, then download your exclusive ‘5% OFF Voucher’ to use in our Hockley shop, valid until the end of 2009.


We will also be selling environmentally friendly reusable Shop At My local bags, below, instore for just £1 each, so you can show your support for the campaign!


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?

Shop At My Local Hockley Launch   August 7th, 2009

This afternoon the Shop At My Local campaign was launched in Hockley outside Waters & Stanton PLC. Shop At My Local aims to encourage residents and businesses to buy locally and that will facilitate local supply chains in Hockley, Rochford, Rayleigh and surrounding areas. To see a picture of the launch click here

The campaign will work to ensure that the District’s shopping areas meet their full potential by creating thriving community centres that offer a unique and enjoyable shopping and social experience. You can find out more information at their website http://www.shopatmylocal.com/shopper-home.asp