John Whittingdale officially relaunched One Place in Southminster in a new building in the car park adjacent to the surgery off the High Street. Southminster One Place has relocated to the building which was purchased by Southminster Parish Council and it now combines a charity shop with a centre where local residents can obtain information and advice.


One Place is an initiative of the Dengie Project Trust and brings together partner organisations such as Essex Police, Essex County Council, Maldon District Council and the Citizens Advice Bureau. John is pictured with Steve Sidley, Chairman of the Dengie Project Trust, Vikki Massey, the organiser, and Cllr Brian Beale, Chairman of Southminster Parish Council together with a number of the volunteers who staff the centre.