All Aboard! Your invitation to come along and cruise with us...

Join us for an afternoon all about cruising on Friday 27th September from 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Brambles Restaurant, Quadrant Department Store, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford CM2 0LS

Meet a great selection of our cruise operator partners; offering you advice and helping to match your cruise requirements for that dream holiday!

Big Co-op Clean up in Chelmsford...

Our Big Co-op Clean up in Chelmsford took place in Central Park earlier today (9th August).

Over 40 volunteers helped us to clean the local area, with representatives from Birkett Long Solicitors, Chelmsford Canoe Club and Chelmsford City Council. 

Clean ups are part of our promise to give something back to the community. 

We have further clean ups planned for Hullbridge (28th August) and a beach clean at Shoeburyness on 20th September. 

Step into the past...

Our Members Holiday to Porthcawl, Wales in October is filling fast. Make sure you don't miss out on this beautiful place, to be enjoyed with fellow members.

For more details about this trip and how to book please visit:

We take a look at one of the top tourist attractions in the area...

Ogmore Castle, located approximately 6 miles from Portcawl is one of the top places to visit during your trip to Wales...

We welcome Gibsons Games to Chelmsford Quadrant...

We are delighted to welcome Gibsons Games to our Chelmsford Quadrant Department Store.

2019 marks 100 years since founder, Harry Percy Gibson formed ‘H. P. Gibson & Sons Limited’ back in 1919. 

Now into the fourth generation with Harry’s great-grandaughter at the helm, Gibsons are proud to have such a rich, British heritage and are still providing fun family pastimes for all ages. 

From Saturday 3rd August - Saturday 10th August we will be offering 10% off any purchase from Gibsons Games. 


We help to clean up Braintree!

Thank you to the volunteers that came out this morning (2nd August) to help us clean up Braintree.

Meeting at the Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens, our Membership & Community Team alongside numerous volunteers helped us to clean up the local area. 

We have some more clean ups planned for 2019. If you can spare some time to help us, please do volunteer and help us to make a difference in your local community. 

31st July is National Avocado Day!

Happy National Avocado Day! 

Packed with a powerhouse of nutritional benefits, Avocados are an excellent source of monounsaturated fat and vitamin E.

However, avocados receive some criticism as they are high in calories due to the high-fat content.

Half an avocado counts as one portion of your 5-a day and those managing their weight might want to consider limiting the number of avocados they consume to two per week while increasing the portions of other lower calorie fruits and vegetables.

Hug Rug - New to Chelmsford Quadrant

Designed and manufactured in Yorkshire, HUG RUG is the most environmentally friendly barrier mat and runner available. They're brilliant at trapping dirt, dust and mud - then washes like new at 30°C. Suitable for all around the home, from the hallway, to the kitchen and even outdoor, they'll keep your floors and conscience clean and they look great.  Go on give yourself a HUG you'll love it....


Don't miss our Members holiday to Porthcawl, Wales...

Members Holiday to Wales

Our Member's holidays are proving popular, so we have added another holiday to the agenda for 2019...

Date: Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 9:00am
Duration: 5 days
Members holiday to Porthcawl, Wales.
3* Seabank Hotel, 5 days.
No interchange, half board and excursions.
 Pick ups from Chelmsford & Braintree. 
Phone us to book your spaces - 01245 490290 / 01376 551444.£225 for members, £230 for non-members.

£0 single supplement (only 6 available). Sole use available at a supplement.

£20 sea view supplement.

Keeping hydrated in the heat...

Brita water

You can’t survive without water. It makes up nearly two-thirds of your body and is essential for you to function properly. Water has a wide range of benefits for your body – everything from removing waste products in urine to lubricating your joints. It can even make your skin look good.

Here, we explain why you need to drink enough and offer some tips to help you stay hydrated.

How much should I drink?

As a basic guide, most people need about 1.5 to 2 litres of fluid a day, which is about eight to 10 glasses.