Christmas In The Park!

Join us for a festive couple of hours of music and carols (with Dan and his guitar!), meet your neighbours and browse a selection of local craft stalls.


We will also have The Little Bagel Box present!

Click HERE to find out about the raffle!

Defibrillator/CPR Training

The Community Group, in conjunction with Little Waltham Parish Council, has arranged a further Defibrillator/CPR training session for residents of both Channels and Little Waltham to attend.

The session will be held at 7.00pm on Friday 25th November in The Channels Room, Beaulieu Community Centre for circa 2 hours.

The session is open to all although there is a limit of 50 people so it will be first come, first served. The session will cover the following:

If you are unable to attend the training session, don’t forget you can find key information HERE about how to activate and use a community defibrillator. There are also additional resources about how to undertake cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the Resuscitation Council website.

CGC Zones 2 & 3 Planning Consultation

Countryside L&Q and Halley Developments are consulting on the Chelmsford Garden Community Zone 2, Zone 3 and Northern Radial Distributor Road (RDR) planning applications.

Details of the consultation, which runs from Monday 10th October until Monday 14th November 2022 can be found on the Chelmsford Garden Community Website:

There will also be an online presentation (via Zoom) on Wednesday 19th October 2022, 7pm – 8.30pm where there will be an opportunity to ask questions. You can email to register your attendance.

Public Art Update

As previously reported, Chelmsford City Council secured funding to enable the design and integration of public art into the Channels Development, with the aim of enhancing the character and identity of the development.

The project has now reached the stage of a formal planning submission 22/01621/FUL which the local population can comment on. You may have seen yellow notices appear around Channels Park in the last week.

The artist felt it was important to differentiate the style of sculpture with existing public art in the area. The general concept will be a giant mammoth rising up out of the ground which ties in with the preferred Ice Age theme and local geology in an original way. The proposed location is the bottom end of Channels Park as shown in the planning documents.

For ease of access to all of the planning documents (the City Council Planning Portal can be slow at times), these can be found on the CRCG Google Drive account HERE.

A key document to review is the detailed statement that explains the context and work undertaken to reach this stage which can be found HERE.

The City Council has posted an update on their website HERE.

The deadline for comments to the planning submission via the City Council Planning Portal is 14th October.

Channels CIC Update

Published on behalf of Channels Community Stewardship CIC

Channels Community Stewardship CIC has circulated its latest newsletter together with an update on outdoor fitness equipment that will be installed in Channels Park over the coming weeks. The documents can be viewed and/or downloaded below:

September Newsletter (pdf)
Outdoor Fitness Equipment Update (pdf)

The CIC also wishes to remind residents of the importance of becoming a member to have your voice heard. Simply email your name, address and email address to:

Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

We would like to share our deep condolences with her family. Queen Elizabeth has guided and supported our country since 1952 and has been the solid foundation that we have honoured and respected.

We were honoured to be part of her Platinum Jubilee Celebrations earlier in the year and we thank her for her tireless service, she will be so greatly missed.

Rest in peace your Majesty.
1926 – 2022.


This week the Resuscitation Council (RCUK) has launched an innovative CPQR campaign, so that anyone with a mobile can quickly and easily become familiar with how to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use a defibrillator.

Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time – and currently, less than 1 in 10 people in the UK survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

The heart-shaped CPQR code shown in the image below holds the information people need to know to save a life. Just scan the CPQR code for the current guidance or click HERE.

This is timely as the CRCG is in the process of arranging further awareness training for residents on this very subject and use of our Community Defibrillator. Information about our defibrillator can be found HERE.

CGC Zone 1 Planning Consultation

Ptarmigan Land is consulting on the Chelmsford Garden Community Zone 1 Planning Application. Details of the consultation, which runs from Monday 22 August until Friday 30 September 2022 and Zoom presentation and Questions & Answers session on Monday 22 August 2022 can be found on the Chelmsford Garden Community Website:

Note: You will need to register to attend the Zoom session on Monday. There is a flyer in PDF format that can be viewed/downloaded HERE.

Chelmsford Garden Community Council

The City Council has recently completed a Community Governance Review and the recommendations were approved at the Full Council meeting on 22nd March 2022. The recommendations will be implemented ahead of the city and parish elections in May 2023.

A formal legal order has now been completed for the creation of two new local councils, namely Chelmer Village Council and Chelmsford Garden Community Council, on 1 April 2023. To help smooth the transfer of responsibilities, two shadow councils have been created.

All Channels residents will, from 1st April 2023, sit in a newly created Chelmsford Garden Community Council.

More information, including those sitting on the Chelmsford Garden Community Shadow Council, can be found on the City Council Website.