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Networking Essex, headed by Aaron Desmond, provides grounded and practical business networking experiences. With diverse and loyal membership, over 30 FREE annual events, and unique opportunities such as the Director’s Club and business expos, it has become a reliable hub for local professionals seeking meaningful connections. They offer monthly free networking events at Chelmsford, Colchester and Southend.
RAAC construction material in Colchester's schools has raised safety concerns, leading to possible urgent closures and relocations. With schools like Gilberd, Thomas Lord Audley, and St Helena affected, the government and local authorities are urged to act swiftly. We will update you with any new information we receive, including governmental responses and the impact on our students' education.
It's been a busy month, and we have made some big changes. Instead of splitting the site into public and members we have decided to combine both into this site. Now you will see we have pages to Sign In and Sign Up - and yes this is live. Most work this month has gone into two areas, our new blog, and a membership groups feature. Next month we will complete the groups feature and start on our find a business feature.
This article explores the benefits a community website can bring to an area such as Colchester. First, a community website fosters local engagement and ensures constant, open communication about local stories and events. It supports local businesses and artisans, promotes volunteer opportunities, and is a reliable resource during emergencies. The site also updates the community on social events and provides a platform for collective action on environmental and social issues. This indeed is more than a website; it's our shared digital space for making Colchester even better.
From its early days as a Celtic settlement known as Camulodunum to its rise as a Roman empire's capital, through the trials of the Middle Ages, and into the thriving modern era, Colchester's history is a testament to human resilience and progress. Known as Britain's oldest town and now a city, Colchester is not just a place but a living story that continues to fascinate and inspire. Despite numerous shifts, invasions, and wars, it has stood the test of time, shaping our understanding of the past and inspiring future generations.
Unravel the engrossing charm of Colchester - Britain's first city. Highlights include the Colchester Castle Museum with 2,500 years of history, the exquisite nature at Colchester Zoo and Beth Chatto Gardens, contemporary art at The Minories Galleries, a glance into the past at Holytrees Museum and indulgent shopping and dining experiences at Culver Square. This medieval city offers diverse experiences for history buffs, art enthusiasts, nature lovers and foodies, promising a memorable visit. Start planning your trip to Colchester!
Colchester Castle, Britain's largest Norman keep, signifies the power of the Normans. Unfolding its rich history from its construction in 1069 over an old Roman temple to hosting key figures in British history, thriving through an 11-week siege during the English Civil War, until its restoration and preservation phases in the 18th century. Today, as a museum, Colchester Castle embodies the grandeur and majesty of yesteryears, providing us a palpable link to our rich past and the power of historical preservation.