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Essex County Council welcomes communities of Essex to visit to find out more about funding opportunities, Essex Activities and much more.
And for those that 'liked' the Art of the Possible Festival 2017 Facebook page, you can now find out even more about what is going on locally to you via the new look Essex Communities (@essexcommunity) page on Facebook.
The page has been remodelled into something for communities and individuals to follow and to check in with throughout the year. Both via the website and the Facebook page you will find a resource that will update you on everything that can help to grown and strengthen your local community - be it a group, a council or simply an individual trying to make a difference locally to you.
Visit: or follow the Facebook page to hear more about:
Funding news
Community stories
Essex Activities - things to do & somewhere for you to share your events
The Essex Crowd - your crowdfunding movement for projects to improve your local area.

Feel free to share news and updates of things that are going within your community on the Facebook page too - we welcome your input.

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This Christmas Bond Street Chelmsford is hosting an array of events and activities to appeal to families.

The FROST Christmas Grotto will be popping up in an empty unit next door to John Lewis on selected dates and times between the 1st December and Christmas Eve.
The marine lake was originally opened in 1905 after being given to the Maldon people. Following a tragic accident it was shut and reopened in 2006 as a Wildlife and fountain pond.
More than 200 students at The Boswells Schools were involved with this year's whole school production, a modern twist on the traditional pantomime ‘Cinderella’.
On Saturday 16th December a group of young singers, aged 16 – 27, will be performing their own Christmas Concert for the Friends of St James Church. The singers comprise Chorus Sirenum, and the Southend Young Men’s Chorus.
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Christmas Gift and Food Fair is back on Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 November, and it’s bigger and better than before.
The creative and imaginative team at Elite known for staging a spellbinding series of Chelsea shows including the magnificently popular Enchanting Wedding Fair and the exclusive and clandestine Secret Wedding Show will be bringing our magical fairy dust to the brides of Essex.
A city play area has been awarded special status as it has been adapted for disabled children and wheelchair users.
The Adventure Castle play area in Hylands Park is now officially accredited by PiPA, also known as Planning Inclusive Play Areas.
Work is now officially underway on the county’s first ever all-through school at Beaulieu in Chelmsford.

Construction on the new £34million school started following a ground-breaking ceremony at the site yesterday.