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17 NOVEMBER 2023

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Winter Campaign to Support the City’s most Vulnerable Launched

One Colchester Strategic Partnership has announced the launch of its annual Winter Resilience Campaign.

Supporting the most vulnerable over the coming winter months, the campaign brings together a strategic partnership of public, community and voluntary sector groups who provide funding and community spirit to help residents stay safe, warm, well and connected,

The project provides advice and support through the One Colchester initiative delivering roadshows in the community and distributing winter packs to those affected by the cold weather, including families on low incomes, people living with long-term health conditions or at risk of social isolation.

The launch took place at The One Colchester Community Hub at a cost of living and winter resilience event organised by Community360. The event was supported by over 20 organisations offering information on health, social prescribing and cost of living support.

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Ever thought about driving a community minibus?  

Ever thought about driving a community minibus?  We are seeking experienced minibus drivers for our Community Transport scheme, which covers the Colchester and Chelmsford boroughs and Maldon district.
This is a rewarding role where you can truly make a difference to people’s lives, enabling the more vulnerable people to access services. 
Join our team and know that the trip you have just provided has put a smile on a member’s face.

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or give us a call to chat about the role on 01206 216600

Have your say on plans for the new Garden Community

Since the end of July 2023 Community360 have attended more than 20 events and network meetings speaking to over 400 people in communities including St Anne’s and St John’s, Wivenhoe, Greenstead and across Colchester Central and South Neighbourhoods.

There will be a second round of consultation running from the 27th November to the 12 December, including face to face and online engagement events.  
We look forward to seeing as many people as possible. 

We have also been welcomed into community groups and would be delighted to come along and speak to any groups and members about how they can get involved. We would love to hear from you, please get in touch.

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Have Your Say! Heart of Greenstead

Give your feedback on proposals for the new Greenstead Multi-use Community Hub which is being developed with residents needs at the heart. 
Drop in and complete the survey at one of the in-person to talk to the architects. The first 30 people at each event will receive a £5 voucher for Kelly’s Kafe:

Greenstead Community Centre
Mon 20 & 27 Nov 9am – 12 pm, Wed22 Nov 3pm – 6pm, Thurs 14 Dec 3pm – 6pm, Sat 25 Nov 12 pm- 3pm or 2 Dec 10.30am – 2pm

Hawthorn Surgery
Mon 20 November 10am – 12pm

Enoch House
Thurs 23 Nov 10am – 1pm

Divine Assembly Ministry
Wed 29 Nov11am – 1pm and 6 Dec 11am – 1pm

Find out more about the drop-in sessions or complete the digital survey here:

Empowering Co-Production in Greenstead and Communication at the Heart of Greenstead

Workshop 12- Final Dissemination Event

Date: 29th November 2023

Venue: University of Essex. CTC 3.02

Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 pm

Hear from residents and community researchers about the power of communication and co-production

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Health and wellbeing support

Whether it’s work or juggling the balance of relationships and childcare, there are many lifestyle factors that contribute to stress that eventually lead to further mental health problems. Mental Health UK have put together lots of tips and ideas covering the key areas of health and wellbeing to help you manage your mental health and feel your best self.

So let's be aware, and take some steps to take care of ourselves and the people around us.

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Let's Talk Menopause!

Are you going through menopause or know someone who is? Join the Menopause Cafe for an open and honest conversation about this important life transition.

6th December
Halstead Leisure Centre
9:30 -11am

At the Menopause Cafe you can:
  • Share your experiences in a safe, inclusive space.
  • Learn from each other's stories and insights.
  • Ask questions and get information.
  • Find reassurance that you're not alone.
Join for tea and coffee, in a relaxed setting. No fees, no sales - just friendly support and lively chat!
Also available 50p swim or gym

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InterAct Fundraising Quiz Night

InterAct Fundraising Quiz Night
Wednesday 29th November from 7pm. Quiz starts 8pm

Chelmsford Golf Club
Widford Road
Chelmsford CM2 9AP

£25 for a table of up to six people

Join InterAct for an evening of quizzing to raise money towards a new youth club for people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

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Forget-Me-Not Café Halstead

Forget-Me-Not Café
Every first Tuesday of every month
10.30am - 12 noon
Enjoy a free coffee and cake at the Forget-Me-Not Café at Colne View.
Meet new friends and like-minded members of the community as well as enjoy an informal chat with Colne View specialists, share experiences and receive support.

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Colchester Stampede 
in aid of Mid and North East Essex Mind

09:31, 20 Nov 2023 by Claire Waters