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Planting Day at Friars Grove Primary School

Following another successful year for the Growing Communities Healthy Packed Lunch Plot Competition. The first Planting Day has proved a huge hit held...

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RCCE is recruiting 9 new Community Enablers

RCCE has been successful in securing a delivery grant from Essex County Council to tackle social isolation and loneliness at community level across a...

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Community Library Briefing Sessions for Village Hall charities

RCCE and ECC are holding two briefing sessions for village hall trustees and committees interested in setting up a Community Library.

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ACRE Village Hall grant scheme open for applications!

Robert Jenrick MP and Lord Gardiner of Kimble launch a new £3m grant for village halls.

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Essex Village of the Year Video now available to View

RCCE was recently involved in the making of a video about its competition - Essex Village of the Year. Nick Shuttleworth, RCCE's Executive Director ex...

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Best Kept Churchyard 2019 - Open for Entries!

Best Kept Churchyard is now open for entries. The competition looks to recognise and reward those look after Churchyards in Essex. We are looking for...

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Essex Halls celebrate National Village Halls Week!

Essex Halls celebrate National Village Halls Week! Village hall and community building trustees across Essex will be dedicating events being held in t...

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2019 Essex Village of the Year Competition – Open for Entries!

The search is on for the 2019 Essex Village of the Year. This popular annual competition run by RCCE, with the support of sponsors Essex & Suffolk Wat...

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Office closure over Christmas/New Year

The RCCE office is closed from 1pm, Friday 21st December 2018 and will re-open at 9am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

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Essex Village of the Year 2019 Competition

We are launching the 2019 competition earlier than usual in order to give villages more time to prepare and submit their entries.

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Winners Announced - Harvest Photograph Challenge

Congratulations to Growing Communities joint winners: Rickling C of E Primary School - Saffron Walden St Nicholas C of E Primary School - Tillin...

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Growing Communities Healthy Packed Lunch Plot Competition Returns!

Growing Communities invites all children in primary schools and special schools of Essex to take part in designing a healthy kitchen garden plot and c...

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RCCE Annual Review 2017/18

RCCE Annual Review 2017/18. Our latest annual review shows how we've supported people and places in rural Essex over the past year.

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Essex Village of the Year & Best Kept Churchyard Competitions

By way of a thank you to all our dedicated volunteer competition judges, RCCE organised an afternoon at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, near Maldon i...

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Essex Police Rural Crime Advice Day

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ESSEX COUNTY HARVEST SERVICE

All are welcome! Chelmsford Cathedral 30th September 2018 at 3:30pm. The National Harvest Torch will be coming to Chelmsford Cathedral. Followed by a...

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Priti Patel MP visits RCCE

Priti Patel, MP for Witham, paid a visit to RCCE recently to hear about their projects and to discuss support for rural communities.

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2018 Village Halls & Community Buildings Conference

The RCCE Village Halls Community Buildings Conference will be held on Saturday 13th October 2018 at Peldon Wigboroughs Community Hall.

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