School and Community Christmas Trees
When you visit Colchester Castle this Christmas make sure you take a moment to appreciate the twelve beautiful Christmas trees that are on display. These rather special trees have been dressed with decorations hand made by local schools and community groups adding plenty of festive cheer to any visit! Community360 have a purple and gold themed Christmas tree displaying decorations made by staff and volunteers. We have been and will continue to share photos of our decorations on social media throughout December.
District to Benefit from £100million Plus Investment
Council investing in Health, Homes, Journeys and Jobs
A £100 million plus investment plan led by Braintree District Council for the benefit of residents and businesses in the district has been announced.
Council leader Cllr Graham Butland made the announcement to an audience of the district’s businesses and partners at an event at Braintree Town Hall on Wednesday, November 28.
During the event it was revealed that Braintree District Council has now exchanged contracts to buy a 65 acre site in Great Notley which will be the location for a brand new business and innovation park called Horizon 120.
The council’s vision for the business and innovation park is to create an exemplar business community attractive to a number of sectors including professional services companies, research, digital and development sectors and advanced manufacturing. The site is likely to be of particular interest to companies working with Stansted Airport.
Let’s Talk Good Finance
When: 9.30 to 12.30 on Thursday 17th January 2019
Where: Braintree, Essex
Let’s Talk Good Finance is an informal opportunity to learn about social finance from peers who will share their journey to social investment. The event is aimed at social enterprises and charities who are interested in social investment and work in Essex or the East of England.
If, like one attendee at our event in Cambridge, you want to “know about the pros and cons of social investment” this could be the event for you.
The agenda will include case studies, the opportunity to hear from peers who have successfully gained social investment, the latest updates on the world of social finance and time for networking.
Come along armed with questions and challenges.
VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund
A new fund has been announced by the government to support VCSE organisations that help children and young people with their mental health.
Applications are invited from existing schemes to trial a new approach to helping children and young people. The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 15 February 2019.
- adopt community and person-centred approaches to improving the mental health of children and young people aged 0 to 25 years
- particularly support children and young people through life-changing events
- have strong local connections already in place
- be delivered by the VCSE sector
- be co-produced with service users and stakeholders.
Through this programme, the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and Public Health England are working with VCSE organisations to promote equality, address health inequalities and support the wellbeing of people, families and communities. You can find out more about this fund, including dates for a series of ‘meet the funder’ webinars here.
Safety for Lone Workers
22 January 2019
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Working alone carries specific personal safety risks. Health and Safety law requires employers to assess these risks and to take steps to avoid or control risks where necessary. Employees too have a responsibility to take reasonable care of themselves and others affected by their work. This course will help you understand the risks and consider steps to reduce and control them.
Click here for more information