Essex County Council Transport and Travel Update March edition

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New edition of Bus Passenger News Find out more about local bus service changes by reading this month’s Bus Passenger News. If you want to find your nearest bus service or plan a journey on public transport, please visit or Traveline. Follow @Essex_PT on Twitter for public transport information. For live updates on buses, […]

Essex County Council Transport and Travel Update – February edition

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Current Consultations Local Bus Consultation December 2018 – March 2019 Essex County Council (ECC) is reviewing the way it supports local bus services which operate on evenings and Sundays and is carrying out a public consultation. The consultation also includes proposals regarding delivering ECC services differently and devolving ECC funded local bus services to communities. […]

Community360 News 18th February 2019

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Help to stay warm, well and connected this winter 8th February 2019 Colchester’s strategic partnership, One Colchester is delivering a winter resilience project to help those in need to stay warm, well and connected this winter. The project itself includes continuing to provide advice and support through the One Colchester shop in town, delivering roadshows […]

Braintree District Council: Useful information for the Christmas season

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Services over Christmas Remember – your bin collections change over Christmas and New Year. Check your collection calendar for your revised collection dates. We have provided a range of useful information from what to do with your Christmas tree, using up festive leftovers, to finding out about recycling centres in the district. Click here for more information Prepare yourself […]

Want to enhance your neighbourhood? Got an idea that will help your community?

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Want to enhance your neighbourhood? Got an idea that will help your community? Join us on the 3rd September for a free crowdfunding workshop. Ignite Chelmsford is collaborating with Essex Crowd, a new crowdfunding initiative which gives people the opportunity to run crowdfunding campaigns for local projects across the county, and Chelmsford City. Marc De’ath, […]

Colchester Borough News July 2018

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Universal Credit has arrived On 4 July, full Universal Credit was introduced in Colchester. This means, from that date, any residents of working age who are either claiming new benefits or making changes to their existing benefits are likely to move over to Universal Credit. If you think you may be affected by this, you […]

Making Music Accessible – ALF Drum Studios

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Andy Lawrence Franklin of ALF Drum Studios in Braintree is embarking on an exciting initiative for teaching people with disabilities how to play drums. The idea came from seeing fellow drummer Rick Allen of Def Leppard, who lost his left arm in a car crash in ’85 when the band were at their peak. His […]

Yuletide Stride

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Come and celebrate Christmas with the annual woMEn TIME Yuletide Stride charity walk on Thursday 8 December. The walk starts at Anglia Ruskin University where you will follow the River Chelmer before hitting the twinkly lights on Chelmsford High Street and Moulsham Street, then celebrate after either a 5k or 10k walk with Christmas refreshments […]

Bright Ideas Community Business Fund is open

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The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is a £1.85 million, two-year programme, open to community groups, associations and organisations across England which have a good idea for a community business but need help developing it, or which are just starting out.  This new programme will help groups get their bright ideas for a community business up and running through tailored support and […]

The Men’s Shed Chelmsford

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The Chelmsford Shed will be opening soon! We are delighted to advise that we have signed a lease on a building that will become home for the next 5 years (or more!) for local Shedders to meet, share and socialise. It is currently being refurbished. There is mounting evidence linking loneliness to physical illness and to functional and […]