One Colchester

One Colchester

One Colchester is the local strategic partnership for Colchester Borough

The partnership is a multi-agency group with representation at a level to determine the work plan with the ambition to make high level decisions and be in a position to break down operational barriers.  

Members include Colchester Borough Council, Citizen’s Advice, Essex County Council, Essex Police, North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, Colchester Institute, Colchester Garrison, University of Essex, Essex Fire and Rescue Services, Colchester Borough Homes, Anglian Community Enterprise and Provide.

The partnership meets regularly through the year, with strategic and operational meetings.  Community360 chairs both levels.

The purpose of the group is to provide a strategic framework locally, working in partnership on significant targeted issues affecting local communities within the Borough of Colchester with the ultimate outcome of empowering communities to take charge of their own destiny with emphasis on community self help and wellbeing; stable homes; employability and other outcomes deemed appropriate within the Partnership group.  The partnership also serves to empower people and assist them to self-manage solutions that will lead to more resilient communities and secure lasting improvements to local life for future generations.

Projects supported by the group include:

  • Winter Planning
  • Dementia Action Alliance
  • Befriending
  • Live Well
  • Community Marketplace