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.

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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.

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: residents@channelscic.co.uk

www.channelscic.co.uk/

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.

CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR)

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.

Jubilee: 1 Day to Go!

It’s just 24 hours until we will kick off the weekend of Jubilee celebrations with the Beacon Lighting Ceremony in Channels Park.

Unfortunately we won’t be able to have live music as our leading singer, guitar player & entertainer (Dan Pierce) has been struck down with COVID and won’t be able to play any live music or lead the singing at 9.45pm when the beacon is lit tomorrow evening.

We will be playing the music at the appropriate time, and there will be lyrics sheets available so do have a listen, have a practice and do your best to sing along if you can tomorrow! The song lyrics and music can be found HERE.

There are only a few hours left to buy your Jubilee Raffle tickets online in advance if you are a Channels resident otherwise you will need to buy them tomorrow night in cash.

£2 per ticket or £6 per strip of 5 tickets
Raffle Draw in the Jubilee Marquee at Channels Park: 10.00pm on 2nd June

Don’t forget to bring your best decorated cakes along (rules here) and also make sure you take your painted rocks to the Royal Rock Row between 9am and 4pm tomorrow!

Have a last look at the Beacon Lighting Schedule. The weather forecast looks good so we look forward to seeing you tomorrow from 8pm 🙂

Jubilee: 1 Week to Go!

In 1 week, we will be opening the weekend of Jubilee celebrations with the Beacon Lighting Ceremony and the evening will include a Jubilee Raffle, a Cake Decorating Competition, a family Jubilee Trail, some craft activities for children and everyone singing ‘A Life Filled with Grace’ as our amazing Jubilee Beacon is lit.

There will be an ice-cream van on site for the evening, Dan will be playing his guitar in the Jubilee Marquee and all being well there will be someone balloon modelling for the younger attendees 🙂

Don’t forget you can buy your Jubilee Raffle tickets online in advance if you are a Channels resident and if you can’t make the raffle draw on the night, winners will now be allocated a prize at random 🙂

£2 per ticket or £6 per strip of 5 tickets
Raffle Draw in the Jubilee Marquee at Channels Park: 10.00pm on 2nd June

Jubilee: 2 Weeks to Go!

Channels Residents Community Group is proud to be part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated Activities and has announced plans to light a Beacon for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the evening of Thursday, June 2nd, 2022.

The Beacon is one of thousands being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend. The Beacon will be lit at Channels Park, and it will be one of over 2,022 lit by charities, communities and faith groups all over the UK.

In addition, beacons will be lit in all 54 Commonwealth capitals and the Principal Beacon lighting will take place in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening. This will take the form of a lighting installation with The Queen’s Green Canopy ‘Tree of Trees’ sculpture and projections onto the front of Buckingham Palace. This innovative new way of taking part in the beacon lighting will reflect the Royal Family’s long history championing environmental causes.

We will be opening the weekend of Jubilee celebrations with the Beacon Lighting Ceremony and the evening will include a Jubilee Raffle, a Cake Decorating Competition, a family Jubilee Trail, some craft activities for children and everyone singing ‘A Life Filled with Grace’ as the beacon is lit.

Over the next two weeks, we will post more detail and reminders about the evening so keep an eye out for updates via the CRCG website, Facebook & Twitter! 🙂

For now, and if you are a Channels Resident, you can buy your Jubilee Raffle tickets online in advance and there are some great prizes to be won!