We help to 'dig for Fairtrade'...

The inauguration of our Fairtrade Woodland was a great success, not least that we had good weather, and we were delighted with the support we received.

Cllr. Deakin, Cabinet Member for Safer Chelmsford, welcomed everyone and the Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr. Bob Massey spoke about the Council's long-standing support for Fairtrade, and then planted one of our 15 trees. After that, we all joined in.

Many thanks have to be recorded to pupils and staff from Thriftwood College and to Fairtrade supporter, John Boreham, who travelled from Brentwood to 'dig for Fairtrade'.

Chelmsford Star help to fund an all weather track...

Danbury Park Community School is the latest community group to benefit from our award-winning community card scheme.  The School is putting the money towards and 'All-weather track' with the idea being that all of the pupils can walk at least a mile every day.

For more information about the scheme and to join visit:

Creating the perfect mattress...

This month, we welcome Vispring into our Chelmsford Quadrant Department Store. This prestigious brand has been creating bespoke beds since 1901. 

Abespoke bed by Vispring is a guarantee of supreme comfort and an untroubled night's sleep. Master craftsmen use techniques refined over the course of a century, combining individually pocketed steel springs with the finest materials that nature has to offer.

WIN a Gin or Cocktail board game on our Facebook page...

We have teamed up with 'Talking Tables' to offer one of our lucky Facebook followers the chance to WIN either a Gin boardgame or the Cocktail Mixologist Board Game.

Head over to our facebook page to find out more:

For full terms and conditions please visit:

Remembrance Day Services

Our Funeral team in Danbury provided ‘poppy’ motif locally-sourced muffins alongside teas and coffees to keep people warm during the services at the war memorial on the green in Danbury on Sunday.

Crowds gathered to take part and mark their respects for Remembrance Sunday including the Royal British Legion and local scout groups.

Meanwhile, Writtle Church was filled to the rafters for the Remembrance Sunday service which was supported by our funeral services team.