Cost of living support
Colchester City Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.
Colchester Borough Council is launching the Happy to Share My Table scheme on Monday 13 January.
The scheme aims to tackle social isolation by encouraging people to strike up a conversation with others in a café setting. A variety of venues across our borough have signed up to be part of the pilot. They will have branded table cards in their venue - if someone is sitting alone, they can display their card and invite someone to join them and say hello. The scheme has worked well in other parts of the UK, and we hope that this will have a positive impact in our neighbourhoods and benefit Colchester residents.
Cafes involved in the project are:
|Leisure World Coffee Shop||Castle||Cowdray Avenue, Colchester CO1 1YN|
|The Lion Café Bar & Bistro||Castle||14 Red Lion Yard, Colchester CO1 1DX|
|Loofers Food and Coffee Shop||Castle||1 Culver Street West, Colchester CO1 1JG|
|Patisserie Valerie||Castle||41 Sir Isaac's Walk, Colchester CO1 1JJ|
|Cafe Nero||Castle||6 Culver Street West, Colchester CO1 1JG|
|Cafe Saison||Castle||24 Trinity St, Colchester CO1 1JN|
|Greenstead Community Centre||Greenstead||Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester CO4 3QE|
|Highwoods Country Park Visitors Centre||Highwoods||Vistors Centre, Turner Road, Colchester CO4 5JR|
|The Oak Tree Coffee House||Highwoods||Unit 4, Highwoods Square, Colchester CO4 9BB|
|Harris & Hoole||Highwoods||Tesco Extra, Highwoods Square, Colchester CO4 9ED|
|GO4 Cafe||Old Heath & Hythe||The Old Pavillion, Recreation Road, Colchester CO1 2HE|
|Kingsland Church||Prettygate||86 London Rd, Colchester CO3 9DW|
|Jam Jar Coffee Shop||Rowhedge||Crows Nest Courtyard, 1 Regent Street, Colchester CO5 7EA|
|CESSAC Community Cafe||Shrub End||Army Welfare Service Building, Fallowfield Road, Colchester CO2 9ND|
|Stanway BBB||Stanway||St Helena, Stanway BBB, Unit 4 Angora Business Park, Stanway CO3 0AB|
|Stanway Garden Centre||Stanway||342 London Road, Stanway, Colchester CO3 8LT|
|Forget Me Not Tea Rooms||Tiptree||Tom's Farm Shop, Maldon Road, Tiptree CO5 0QA|
|The Exchange||Tiptree||33a Church Road, Tiptree, Colchester CO5 0SU|
|The Blackwater Pearl||West Mersea & Pyefleet||122A Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA|
|Maria's Tea Room||West Mersea & Pyefleet||Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, Colchester CO5 8SX|
|Art Café||West Mersea & Pyefleet||2 Coast Road, West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8QE|
|Blues Cafe||Wivenhoe||University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ|
If your café or coffee house would like to be involved, or if you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
Page last reviewed: 10 January 2020
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