Founded in March 2019, Colchester Citizens builds diverse alliances of communities across Colchester and Essex organising for power, social justice and the common good.
Our member organisations are churches, schools, youth organisations and other civil society groups.
We are non-partisan, but we promote greater democratic participation in public life. Our broad-based community organising method helps ordinary people to secure a seat at the table with those in power and negotiate for change on the issues which matter to us.
If you are interested in joining as a member organisation, please get in touch with our Community Organiser at Juliet Kilpin Juliet.Kilpin@citizensuk.org
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Accountability Assembly Cancelled
Given the latest Government advice, and the fact that the PFCC elections have been postponed until 2021, we have cancelled our Citizens Essex Accountability Assembly on 27 April 2020 at Anglia Ruskin University.
We are still delighted that the PFCC Commissioner Roger Hirst and the other candidates had agreed to attend the Assembly and look forward to arranging another opportunity to discuss with them the important findings of our Essex-wide listening campaign.
We are using Monday 23rd March to hold a planning and strategy online meeting from 19.00 – 20.30 where we will discuss how civil society can best support each other through this pandemic.
We've left the original invitation text in this post up so you can see what we were planning.
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What are your memories of Colchester Citizens Founding Assembly? Its one year since we had our Founding Assembly on Monday evening, 4th March, at St Botolph's Church in Colchester. If you were there that night, then maybe you can still remember the brilliant and brave young people. They got up on stage and told the 200 or so people attending their real life stories of getting help on mental health issues, homelessness and using buses.
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