Be a part of your community and tell someone about Essex Communities

Essex County Council welcomes communities of Essex to visit http://www.essex.gov.uk/communities 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: http://www.essex.gov.uk/communities 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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After just over two months of construction, the all new Central Park play area is now open for families to enjoy in time for Christmas.
A special concert which featured a First World War soldier's violin has raised £803.20 for a charitable fund.

A hundred young musicians from five Chelmsford schools played together alongside City of London Sinfonia in the Remembrance concert, which took place at the city's cathedral on Wednesday 7 November.
The annual Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration organised by the Chelmsford Jewish Community and supported by Chelmsford City Council, will be held at the Civic Centre, Chelmsford in January, to remember the victims of the Holocaust during World War Two and other genocides.
It's time to cheer the beautiful Rapunzel and boo the evil witch, Dame Gothel, as the classic panto ‘Rapunzel' comes to Hylands Estate for a very limited series of enchanting performances on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December.
With the New Year fast approaching and the Christmas party season around the corner, take advantage of Chelmsford City Council's latest gym offers and shape up for Christmas ahead of the ‘New Year, New You' group. Chelmsford City Council's wide range of fitness classes will make sure you are looking your best, and the envy of your friends, relatives and work colleagues, for the party season.
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.