Colchester LEAF – the environment centre

A new Environment centre for Colchester

We, en-form, have been able to acquire premises in the centre of Colchester and are busy adding activities to our new environment centre. It is available for local environment groups and projects to use to help make Colchester a more sustainable community.

What is the Colchester LEAF?

Colchester Centre for Learning, Environment and Action for the Future (LEAF) is a community space set up to drive a community-led environmental action plan. Promoting education and solutions for sustainable living and helping us adapt to climate mitigation and adaptation. We are bringing together local environment groups and projects to help residents, businesses and other organisations to find out about sustainable lifestyles and adapt to a changing planet.

Where is the Colchester LEAF?

We are at 27 and Priory Walk, Colchester, CO1 1LG, opposite Sainsburys.

What happens at the Colchester LEAF?

We have a range of activities that take place at the LEAF. We are contacting local groups to build up a calendar of regular and one off events that will help us to live a more sustainable life. We have hosted a number of meetings and events for local groups. In line with our charitable objectives the Colchester LEAF is open to all environmental groups and all viewpoints. If you are a local group or run an environmental project and are interested in having space at the Colchester LEAF let us know now by filling in this enquiry booking form. Our user agreement can be found here.
Currently we ask for donations to pay for the running costs of the Centre as follows: 
£25 per hour for a business or large organisation
£10 per hour for charities and not-for-profit organisations. 
We want to encourage a wide a range of activities and groups, especially smaller groups to use the centre so if affordability is an issue for your group, please get in touch to see if we can find an alternative arrangement.

We have the following regular events:

Fridays 1pm till 3pm Make Something From Nothing sewing group
Last Saturday of the month 11am till 1.30pm the Repair Cafe where you can book a repair for electrical goods, bikes and Textiles.

For more information and repair cafe bookings please complete a Repair cafe Booking form  here

How can I Volunteer?

If you want to help us please complete this volunteering form and we will be in touch.

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