Arlesford Co-op Women's Guild
Enjoying weekly talks on a wide range of topics, quizzes, bingo games and more, held at the village hall in Arlesford, this group has 30 members and has been running for over 40 years.
Brightlingsea Co-op Women's Guild
An open-minded and happy group of 30 members meets regularly to listen to interesting speakers from organisations such as the Air Ambulance and Age UK. The group also hosts Bring and Buy sales to raise funds and also enjoys films and slides, bingo and more.
Brightlingsea Woodcraft Folk
Open to children between 6-9 years (Elfins) and 13-15 (Venturers), this group brings together children to learn about important issues such as the environment, using activities such as singing and playing.
Affiliated to the Ladies' Association of Barbershop Singers, this accomplished ladies' choir performs at many venues and competitions locally and nationally. It is currently welcoming new singers too.
Clacton Ladies Co-op Group
Welcoming the ladies of Clacton to join in a regular session, Clacton Ladies Co-op Group help many like-minded friends in the community.
Colchester Community Group - Walks
The Colchester Community Group arranges monthly circular walks of 4 to 5 miles in North Essex and South Suffolk.
Colchester Community Group - Talks
This Group meets monthly at Greenstead Community Centre for talks from speakers with a variety of backgrounds.
Colchester History and Hobbies (formerly Colchester Co-operative Ladies Group
Meeting twice a month for wide-ranging activities, from lunch outings and talks through to knitting, crochet and textiles.
This choir of mixed ladies' voices sing anything from musicals and traditional pieces through to modern music.
Grange Co-operative Singers
A ladies' choir set up in 1994 that not only sings at local events but also joins annually with the Tendring Caprice Orchestra, travelling to various venues in Europe to perform.
Lost Arts and Skills Swap Workshop
An opportunity for people of any age to bring along their unfinished craft projects, either at the afternoon or evening sessions.
Manningtree Co-op Women's Guild
With a group of 25 members meeting once a week, the Manningtree branch has an active schedule of trips, speakers, information classes, singers and parties. It also provides a mini-bus service for those who are unable to make their own way to meetings.
Newtown Co-op Pensioners' Club
Meeting every Tuesday the Club aims to bring together members of the community.
The Clacton-on-Sea Co-operative Band
A traditional brass band which, since it was formed in 1948, has built a fantastic reputation as a fine concert and contesting band. Always keen to encourage new players, the band will help with travel costs for anyone travelling a long distance.
Wivenhoe Community Group
With around 30 attending each month, mostly ladies but also the odd gentleman, the group runs a varied programme of events. With talks on chocolate complete with chocolate tasting, as well as Strawberry Teas, Bingo, Fish & Chip lunches, quizzes and more, the group is very successful.