Cost of living support popup events

PUBLISHED: 3 February 2023

Date issued: 3 February 2023

Colchester City Council is holding a programme of pop-up events across the city, offering a ‘one stop shop’ where residents can get information, guidance and support to help with the cost of living crisis.

The council's Employment and Financial and Communities teams will be offering advice on:
  • Bringing down your household bills
  • Checking you’re receiving all the benefits and discounts you are entitled to
  • Advice about employment and training
  • Managing any worries about debt
  • Ensuring you can access food
  • Advice on how to stay warm this winter
  • Latest information to help keep your business healthy
  • Looking after your physical and mental wellbeing

Pop-up programme for February:
  • West Mersea Library: Sat 18 Feb, 10am-1pm
  • Stanway Food Bank: Mon 6 Feb, 10am-2pm; Mon 13 Feb, 10am-2pm; Mon 27 Feb, 10am-2pm
  • C360 One Colchester Community Hub: Mon 6 Feb, 10am-3pm; Mon 13 Feb, 10am-3pm; Mon 27 Feb, 10am-3pm
  • CoMap, Job Centre Plus: Wed 8 Feb, 10am-2pm
  • Langham Community Centre, Cosy Café: Wed 8 Feb, 10.30am-2pm
  • C3 Impact Hub: Wed 8 Feb, 10am-1pm; Wed 22 Feb, 10am-1pm
  • Abbey Field Medical Centre: Fri 10 Feb, 9am-1pm
  • St Margaret’s Church Foodbank: Fri 10 Feb, 11am-1pm; Fri 24 Feb, 11am-1pm
  • Warm & Toasty Club, Shrub End Social Centre: Mon 13 Feb, 2-4pm
  • Harper’s Caffe, Boxted: Tue 14 Feb, 9am-12pm; Tue 28 Feb, 9am-12pm
  • Asda, Turner Rise: Thurs 16 Feb, 10am-4pm; Sat 25 Feb, 10am-4pm
  • New Town activity day, Saw Mill Road: Fri 17 February, 10am-2pm
  • Councillor Harris drop in surgery, 5th Colchester Scouts Hut, Monkwick: Wed 22 Feb, 2-4pm
  • Tiptree Library: Thurs 23 Feb, 2-5pm

Residents can view the full programme for February and March events here. New locations are added as they are confirmed.

Cllr David King, Leader of Colchester City Council, said: “The increased cost of living is continuing to affect everyone. We are here to support you as much as we can and have put together a one stop shop package of support that can make a great difference. You are not alone. Hundreds have been helped and I would encourage everyone to go along to a pop-up event. To see what small changes they could make or to get advice on the help and support that can make a big difference. You will get a listening ear and a warm welcome.”

For more information and to view the cost of living support web pages, visit

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Page last reviewed: 3 February 2023


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