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ByRichard Corby

Free Winter Warmth Packs

We have 100 packs to distribute to elderly and vulnerable residents in Uttlesford

Each Winter Warmth pack includes:

  • A hot water bottle
  • Blanket
  • Thermal insulated mug
  • Fingerless gloves
  • Thick socks

To request a free pack call 01371 878400 or email info@cvsu.org.uk

You can call at the Uttlesford Community Hub , 45 Stortford Road, Dunmow during office hours to collect your pack.

ByRichard Corby

Hallowe’en Charity Quiz Night

Friday 26th October 2018

7.00 p.m. til 10.00 p.m.

Join CVS Uttlesford for our first charity quiz night, in aid of our work with the local community.

CVS Uttlesford is a charity at the heart of our community. We work with local people, groups and charities to make Uttlesford a more connected, better place to live.

Admission is £10 per person which includes a hot supper (choice of either meat or vegan option – to be pre-booked – choose the appropriate ticket when signing up).

  • Come on your own and join a team, or make up a team of up to 8 people and book together for a table.
  • 6 rounds general knowledge and two specialist rounds plus bonus game
  • Raffle
  • Cash bar
  • Supper included in admission price

(Fancy Dress Optional)

Join us for a fun evening in support of our community.

To book visit: 


ByRichard Corby

Uttlesford Community Action Zones reports now published

A great opportunity for Uttlesford partners to seek understanding and better outcomes for people living within the local community

Tackling social isolation and loneliness is high on Uttlesford Health and Wellbeing Board’s agenda, as outlined within its Strategy 2017-2022. The Community Action Zone (CAZ) project was a great opportunity for Uttlesford partners to seek understanding and better outcomes for people living within the local community.

The project was commissioned by Essex Partners and delivered collaboratively by a range of stakeholders in conjunction with the Young Foundation. Focusing on three very different areas in the Uttlesford district (the neighbourhoods of Saffron Walden, Little Bardfield, Takeley and Little Canfield), The aim was to learn more about the social networks and connections that exist in these communities so that local stakeholders can work together to best support the people and projects that are contributing to community wellbeing and reducing isolation and loneliness. It involved a range of qualitative research methods including interviews, informal conversations and mapping activities with stakeholders, residents and groups. Community events arranged in each neighbourhood shared the insights and kicked off a discussion about next steps for supporting local social action. The partners included: Uttlesford District Council, Essex County Council, Essex Fire and Rescue Service, Uttlesford CVS and Volunteer Centre, Anglia Ruskin University Health Lab and West Essex CCG.

The project used a three-staged process to promote community-led social action to tackle social isolation and loneliness: listening and observing through ethnographic research, dialogue and reflection through community events, and co-creating new approaches led by residents themselves.

A report detailing the research findings and project progress to December 2017 is available via these links:

Link to the YF publication page:


Direct link to download the report:

Download Uttlesford Community Action Zone report