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Rural Community Council of Essex

RCCE (Rural Community Council of Essex) is an independent charity helping people and communities throughout rural Essex build a sustainable future.

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News

  • 29/Jul/2014

    Volunteer photographers wanted

    RCCE is looking for people who are interested in taking photographs for us. Initially we require images of the rural housing schemes in the county that we have been involved in but other opportunities may be available later.
    Volunteer photographers wanted
  • 16/Jul/2014

    Village SOS Want Your Views on Rural Social Enterprise

    Are you interested or involved in rural social enterprise? Please help ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) to design a new programme of support for community enterprises by completing the Village SOS survey.



    The survey shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes and can be found by following this link: https://villagesos.questionpro.com.
    Village SOS Want Your Views on Rural Social Enterprise
  • 11/Jul/2014

    Adam Henson opens Edible Essex Polytunnel

    Adam Henson, farmer and presenter of BBC’s Countryfile, officially opened a new polytunnel at Barleylands Farm Park last week, supplied through the Edible Essex project.
    Adam Henson opens Edible Essex Polytunnel
  • 11/Jul/2014

    Best Kept Churchyard Winners Announced

    As well as announcement of the winners of the Village of the Year and Best Kept Village competitions, the RCCE AGM was also the place where the winners of the Best Kept Churchyard Competition were made known. 
    This annual competition is jointly sponsored by Lodge and Sons Ltd and Essex Biodiversity Project, and seeks to find and acknowledge those churchyards which are well-managed and find a balance between functionality, tranquility and being a wildlife haven.
  • 11/Jul/2014

    MP opens new homes for local people in Tollesbury

    Local MP, Priti Patel, officially opened Porter Place in Tollesbury yesterday. The scheme of 10 properties provides affordable housing for local people owned and managed by Hastoe Housing Association. RCCE's Rural Housing Enabler worked with Hastoe and Tollesbury Parish Council to carry out a housing needs survey in October 2009 to identify how many local people were in need of alternative accommodation.
    MP opens new homes for local people in Tollesbury