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Community Libraries to get structured support in new strategy

Many community-run libraries already operate successfully across the country. Seven community-run libraries currently exist in Essex. They are volunte...

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Essex Police Firearm Surrender Campaign 2019

If you have an unwanted or unlicensed firearm you are being encouraged to hand it in to Essex Police to help keep Essex safe and prevent it from falli...

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Essex Village of the Year 2019 Announced

Many congratulations to Peldon for being announced overall winners of the Essex Village of the Year competition at RCCEs AGM on 10th July.

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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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