About en-form

By mattwalker69 CC BY-SA 2.0

By mattwalker69 CC BY-SA 2.0

en-form is a registered charity dedicated to helping make a difference one bit at a time. Whether you are trying to commit to recycling your plastic to reduce your carbon impact, or you want to know about making your home more energy efficient to reduce your fuel bills – we are here to help!

Our Aim: To encourage public involvement in safeguarding and improving the environment.

Our Objective: To contribute towards the establishment of a healthy and sustainable environment in which all communities can thrive.


We aim to fulfill the following functions:

  • Provide comprehensive information on a wide range of environmental issues.
  • Assist individuals and organisations to make better informed decisions on how they can help improve and sustain our environment.
  • Act as a focal point for all local environmental groups.
  • Help all the local groups to achieve their environmental projects by building partnerships with like minded groups, helping with funding advice and providing more general advice.
  • Inform & educate the local population on environmental matters by offering a link between schools and other local groups and environmental education services
  • Inspire other groups to start and achieve a range of environmental projects, acting as a catalyst and partner.

You can view our Privacy Policy here.

If you think we can help you or your organization…Get in touch!
Together we can make a difference

History of en-form:
May 2016     RePaint Scheme in Colchester closed.
May 2014     First Colchester Green Open Homes Event throughout May
April 2012    ECORRN closed and functions transferred to en-form.
May 2011      ECORRN launch ReuseEssex website
May 2006      RePaint scheme expanded to accept paint from local businesses
May 2006      Give or take website launched
Apr 2006      Wivenhoe Farmers’ Market started
Oct 2005      Harbour Ward Energy Project Report
Apr 2005      Centre Manager post lapsed
Apr 2005      RePaint Scheme officially launched
Feb 2005      Second issue of NE Essex Local Food Directory published
Dec 2004      RePaint Scheme funding received
Oct 2004      Harbour Ward Energy Project started
Feb 2004      First issue of NE Essex Local Food Directory published
Jul 2003      Colchester Farmers’ Market re-opened at Colchester Arts Centre
Jun 2003    Funding obtained for Local Food Project
Feb 2002    Centre Manager appointed
Mar 2001   Centre opened
Nov 2000  Charity Status attained
Jun  2000  Premises at 15 Church Walk occupied
Nov 1999    en-form registered as a Limited Company
1998     Colchester Borough Council agree to make funds available to set up Environment Centre
1998     Idea of Environment Centre first discussed with Colchester Borough Council