First Eco Festival to create positive social change in our community

Colchester will host its first large scale eco festival which promises to be both inspiring for all who attend and a blueprint model for any festival. The Eco Festival taking place on 4th September in Colchester, Lower Castle Park, is a free community event, organised and run entirely by volunteers who want to help inspire positive social change towards sustainable …

Pesticide Free Essex

Who are we?

We are a coalition of organisations, community groups, political parties and individuals that are committed to help support Essex County Council and the district, Town and Parish councils in Essex to go Pesticide free. We include the following groups:

Why we need to protect our existing Hedges and plant more

Rural scene including hedgerows
Image by Franck Barske from Pixabay

Hedges in the UK are protected under the Hedgerows Regulations 1997, removal can be granted by local authorities. But how aware are we and our council about the importance of hedgerows? 

Scientists have reported that in just seven days a 1-metre length of well-managed dense hedge will mop up the same amount of pollution that …

H2O Colchester – Our water, Our Future


Colchester is in one of the driest regions in the UK, and our water is under pressure from population growth and climate change. Despite the perception it rains a lot, the Anglian Water region receives 1/3 less rainfall than the rest of the UK. Tomorrow’s forecast is fewer raindrops, and more people.

The East Anglian region receives less rainfall …

Facebook Engagement Tips

Facebook and Instagram (both are owned and operated by Facebook) are important social media platforms to help you engage with your supporters and followers. Who and how many people see your posts is determined by Facebook Algorithms. They change and were last changed in January 2021 We have listed some tips for increasing the value of your posts based …

Eco Colchester Website Launched

With the environment one of the hot topics of the day and seemingly getting hotter, now is a good time to launch the Eco Colchester Website.

Eco Colchester was set up by environment group en-form to allow the residents of Colchester to have a say in how to make Colchester a green and pleasant place to live, work and play …

Colchester E-Cargo Bike Project

The Colchester E-Cargo Project was set up as a Community project with the support of en-form in February 2021.

They deliver and collect from the following shops and businesses in Colchester, and across the following postcodes

CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO6, CO7

Delivery and collection charges start from just £3.

en-form is also raising funds to provide a free …

Could you save up to £300 a year on your water bill?

Colchester residents are being urged to check their loos for leaks and save themselves up to £300 a year on their water bills.

Research carried out by water companies estimate that up to 8% of toilets are leaking, wasting up to 400 million litres of water every day.

Environment group en-form are trying to find out the scale of the …

Colchester launches Eco Friendly delivery Service.

Colchester residents and businesses are being urged to support the Colchester E Cargo bike delivery service which started in February.

The service has been busy supporting local businesses, Community Groups such as the Foodbank and residents in an eco-friendly way.

Deliveries and pickups are made using a new E- Cargo bike which is part of Colchester Borough Councils new E-Cargo …