Introducing Essex Activities
Essex Activities – www.essex-activities.org.uk - is a free-to-use site to promote local events and to help people find out what is happening near them. Uniquely, it’s a website owned by local people – the content belongs to local residents and the events are events run by local people as well. It’s all about connecting people to fun, local, relevant things rather than providing lists of services or links to other websites. If we can tell more people about the good things that are happening locally, then we’ll consider the site to have been a great success.
Essex County Council will promote the site and by extension the events themselves. What will make things work, though, is if local groups use the site to list their activities, whether free, paid for, or ‘donations welcome’ events. It costs nothing to add content and promote activities. So if you know of a community group or a local business that is running a bake sale, a fete, a coffee morning, a choral group, or a football tournament (or anything else for that matter), please consider adding it to Essex Activities. We hope it can raise awareness of good things that happen and help create connexions and friendships.