About The Essex Crowd

About The Essex Crowd

The Essex Crowd is all about bringing people together behind good ideas that communities want to see happen. We want to back local good ideas that create connections and bring people together. You’ll have the best idea of what might work in your local area, so why not share your idea and let others join in?

Our Journey

Let's Revive Purleigh Playground!
Let's Revive Purleigh Playground! joined The Essex Crowd3 days ago

A group of Purleigh parents have formed a constituted community group called Purleigh Community Fund (PCF) They are working closely with the Parish Council to refurbish the existing dilapidated play area. The aim is to create an area for children to play and for parents and guardians to meet up in a safe, pleasant environment. The group designed and conducted a community survey that had over 100 responses from varying demographics all overwhelmingly in favour of regeneration of the playground area. From the community consultation and initial design quotations from playground companies, PCF created a phased approach to the project. We have obtained four quotes that were based around equipment the local school children voted for as their highest preferences. The plan is for this stage to be funded and initiated by April 2019. Following completion of the initial playground installation, it is hoped to include some more challenging equipment for older children by April 2020 in Phase 4.

The Community Radio Live Lounge
The Community Radio Live Lounge joined The Essex Crowd3 days ago

The Live Lounge project enables young musicians aged 17 and under, to perform live on the radio, and gain experience of being in a radio studio. This will allow them to showcase their work to a wider audience, and experience a live lounge radio studio environment.

Healthy Communities
Healthy Communities joined The Essex Crowd1 week ago

MDCVS believe that strong communities start with healthy well supported residents. We want to run activities across the District aimed at bringing people together to improve their own wellbeing and increase levels of neighbourliness and community support. This includes introducing - "playing out" schemes supporting street play, active children and community cohesion. - wellbeing and themed walks to promote physical activity, peer support and mental wellbeing - launching a "kindness rocks" creative project to bring people together and inspire local residents and visitors to the district - enhance awareness around social isolation and loneliness and give people the skills and confidence to support neighbours sand community members.

Launching Colchester MakerSpace started fundraising!2 weeks ago
Save our Community Hub hit its fundraising target!2 weeks ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

Radio Training Academy Club started fundraising!3 weeks ago
Save our Community Hub started fundraising!1 month ago
 Radio Training Academy Club
Radio Training Academy Club joined The Essex Crowd1 month ago

The project will give opportunities to under 18s to get hands on experience in broadcasting but also all the behind the scenes work which goes into making an entertaining and informative programme, full of engaging content produced by the young volunteers. The programme will be called "Takeover" and whilst the producer will be there 5 days a week holding the show together - young people aged between 11 and 18 will come in on a weekly basis. The young volunteers will keep the same day of the week. They will be empowered to write and produce content. Investigate, interview and present. The show will be training these young people and when they are deemed competent enough there will be a natural progression of being offered shows in other slots on the station. The show will be giving information to the people of Chelmsford but also act as something that will promote relevant and worthwhile causes.

Project Sociability Minibus for Basildon hit its fundraising target!2 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!