Braintree District Council News 30th July 2018

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New street market coming to Witham We will be bringing a food and drink inspired street market to Witham on Saturday 8th September. Taking place during the day and sitting alongside the regular Saturday market in Lockram Lane Car Park, you’ll be able to take your pick from a variety of street food from around […]

Essex County Council: £22 million Youth Intervention Fund opens

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£22 million of funding announced to prevent serious violence Early Intervention Youth Fund The purpose of the Fund is to provide support for early intervention programmes with young people (under 18) at risk of criminal involvement, as victims and/or perpetrators through: Building and developing the understanding of what works in practice Driving improved local and […]

Discrimination For Those With A Disability Still Rife Across The World

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The UK is hosting the world’s disability summit. Yet across the world, our leaders recognise that those with disabilities are challenged with prejudice and even violence. One of the reasons for the challenges faced by many disabled people is underfunding. Underfunding causes numerous issues such as challenges to find equipment, receive support and perhaps help […]

You Are Hear: Final Update

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Here we are, at the end of the You Are Hear project. We just have time to look back at what we have done, and point you to what you can continue to enjoy in the months and years to come. Thank you for all your support; we hope you have enjoyed it as much […]

Essex County Council News, workshops and events 27th July 2018

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Evidence for good The Alliance for Useful Evidence and the Wales Centre for Public Policy promote the smarter use of evidence in social policy and practice. In their new report titled ‘Evidence for good‘, they provide useful case studies of charities using evidence in different ways. Read More Nesta Meet the Rethinking Parks innovators 8 […]

Community360 News 27th July 2018

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Colchester Lunch and Learn Monday 13th August 12noon at Community360, Winsley’s House Guest Speaker: Repair, Reuse, Recyle Three reasons you should attend this Lunch and Learn: 1. Learn how your organisation can financially benefit from a circular economy 2. Receive your code to earn 50% off your next PAT Test 3. You are invited to […]

Chelmsford City Sports: Sporting Fun This Summer

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Get In! to our kids activities this summer From Spy School and Scuba Diving to Trampolining and Archery, there’s something for kids of all ages at our leisure centres! Find Out More Free Play in the Park We’ll be bringing our free activities to a park near you this summer! With 20 locations and over […]

Street Eats ‘N’ Beats 2018

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Local Street Food Festival ‘Street Eats n Beats’ is coming back to Chelmsford for the 4th year and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before. With more food trucks, a wider range of pop-up bars and live music including a saxophonist, vilionist, bongo’s complete with dancers. And yes, the space hoppers are […]

Summer at Colchester Museums

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Visitors to Colchester and Ipswich Museums will soon be able to discover more about the towns’ natural science collections, thanks to a £87,255 grant from the John Ellerman Foundation. The successful bid will help support the ‘Evolving our Natural Science project which aims to raise awareness of the important natural science collections in both towns, […]

Essex County Council News, workshops and events 20th July 2018

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The ultimate guide to crowdfunding In this blog post, Spacehive introduces their new ultimate guide to crowdfunding, providing all the information that you need to crowdfund successfully. Read More 11.5 million fund to tackle loneliness opens In partnership with the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Big Lottery Fund and Co-op Foundation, the […]

Essex County Council News, workshops and events 12th July 2018

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Public trust in charities The Charity Commission have recently published their report ‘Trust in Charities 2018’ which reviews the public perception of charities and identifies the key drivers of trust. Read More Open Banking for Good This blog post from Nesta introduces the Open Banking for Good challenge from Nationwide Building Society. Launching in September, […]

Growing Together awards gardening certificates 13 July 2018

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Local mental health and wellbeing charity Trust Links has celebrated success with 12 of its learners obtaining a Diploma in Horticulture. Growing Together members have studied practical horticulture at the Growing Together community garden projects in Westcliff, Shoeburyness and Thundersley. The courses were delivered by tutors from Southend Adult Community College and included modules in […]

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 […]

Theatres Autumn Brochure

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A new season at Chelmsford City Theatres! CH-CH-CHANGES…Enjoy a whole new season of shows at the Civic Theatre and Cramphorn Studio, with a slight new twist… Pick up a copy on your next visit to the Theatres or scroll through the brochure online by clicking the image below! Click here for more information