Local Engagement

As part of it’s day to day work Centre Supporting Voluntary Action connects voluntary and community groups with each other and raises awareness of the key role the sector has on the health, wellbeing and vitality of the local community to the statutory sector. If you are a voluntary, community group or charity working in Chelmsford and want to connect with key individuals, please get in touch on 01245 351888.

Working with the CVSs in Maldon and Braintree, the Centre here in Chelmsford facilitates a bimonthly Mid Essex VCS Strategic Forum. Contact us to find out more.

There are also a variety of ways that residents of Chelmsford can influence and engage with local policy. For example:

  • Join Chelmsford City Council residence panel here.
  • Attend a public meeting of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex here.
  • Join the collective voice of the people of Essex to influence decisions made about how NHS and social care services are provided here.
  • A number of GP practices in Mid Essex have Patient Participation Groups (PPGs). These are groups of patients with an interest in healthcare issues, click here to find out more.