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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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Chelmsford City Council is asking residents to take part in the annual Rocket O’Clock scheme. The scheme asks people to be considerate of others when holding their own firework displays.
You can only report a missed collection within 24 hours of your collection day. If your collection is on a Friday, you can report a missed collection on the following Monday.
The cinema weekend takes place on 23-25th September and will feature 6 films.
Could you help our young people develop #SkillsForLife, creating the next generation of life-changers? We need people just like you to help bring Scouting to the youth of Chelmsford.
The Blue Falcons Gymnastic Display Team is a youth affiliated gymnastics team who train weekly to learn routines and new exciting vaults
We are very pleased to announce that the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Winter Raffle has raised an incredible £4,000 for the charity!
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.