Cost of living support

Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.


Creating safe, healthy and active communities

Priorities Goals
Build on community strengths and assets​
  • Take an Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Approach and work alongside communities to build a borough where people are more empowered, self-sufficient, healthy, active, happy and doing what they enjoy.
  • Encourage belonging, involvement and responsibility in all Colchester’s communities and neighbourhoods.
  • Work with our partners to make volunteering and community involvement as easy as possible.
  • Maximise developer contributions (such as Section 106) and other funding mechanisms to help fund community infrastructure.
Tackle the causes of inequality and support our most vulnerable people​
  • Work alongside Public Health to take steps that mitigate Covid-19 infection risks and control outbreaks across the population.
  • Support residents to do the things they enjoy doing to stay healthy, happy and physically active.
  • Enable access and involvement in community green space, countryside sites, sport, and leisure facilities.
  • Support people to live in healthy homes that meet their needs​.
  • Supporting the most vulnerable residents through our One Colchester partnership.
Provide opportunities for young people​
  • Provide positive opportunities for young people to engage with their local community and do things that interests them, keeps them safe, makes them happy and supports improved mental wellbeing.
  • Support the creation of strong, safe, and friendly communities that care about each other.
  • Work with Essex Police, Colchester Borough Homes, Essex Youth Service and other partners to reduce anti-social behaviour and tackle serious crime​.
  • Work alongside our partners to improve cleanliness and community safety in the town centre​.
  • Upgrade and extend the CCTV network to reach more places​.

Page last reviewed: 28 October 2020