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:
2022 September 3rd Eco Festival 2022
2022 March 1st Love Your Period Project started
2021 September 4th Eco Festival 2021
2021 May 12th Eco Colchester website launched
2021 Feb Set up the Colchester e-cargo bike delivery service Community Group
2020 Dec  Food Co-op moves out of en-form Premises
2019 Sept 25th en-form Facebook Group renamed Eco Colchester
2019 August 4th Hosted Peoples Assembly in the Park
2019 April  Operation and Management of Colchester Farmers Market transferred to Suffolk  Market Events
2018 Nov   Became Terracyle (Recycling) collection point
2018 Oct 1st en-form Facebook Group created
2018 Sept  Clean Air Heroes – Cycling Project launched
2018 June  Wivenhoe Farmers Market transferred to local Community volunteers.
2016 May   RePaint Scheme in Colchester closed.
2016 Jan  Colchester Food Co-op operates from en-form premises
2015 Sept  Second Colchester Green Open Homes Event
2014 Sept  Abberton Rights of Way Project starts for 12 months
2014 May   First Colchester Green Open Homes Event throughout May
2012 April  ECORRN closed and functions transferred to en-form.
2011 May   ECORRN launch ReuseEssex website
2006 May   RePaint scheme expanded to accept paint from local businesses (www.repaintessex.org.uk/)
2006 May   Give or take website launched
2006 Apr    Wivenhoe Farmers’ Market launched
2005 Oct    Harbour Ward Energy Project Report
2005 Apr    Centre Manager post lapsed
2005 Apr    RePaint Scheme officially launched (www.repaintessex.org.uk/)
2005 Feb    Second issue of NE Essex Local Food Directory published
2004 Dec    RePaint (www.repaintessex.org.uk/) Scheme funding received
2004 Oct    Harbour Ward Energy Project started
2004 Feb    First issue of NE Essex Local Food Directory published
2003 Jul      Colchester Farmers’ Market re-opened at Colchester Arts Centre
2003 Jun     Funding obtained for Local Food Project
2002 Feb    Centre Manager appointed
2001 Mar   Centre opened
2000 Nov 7th  Charity Status attained
2000 Jun     Premises at 15 Church Walk occupied
1999 Nov    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