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Win tickets to see Beauty and the Beast at Colchester's Mercury Theatre

18 November 2022
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Find out how you could enter to win tickets to see Beauty and the Beast at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester on Wednesday 4 January at 2pm.

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Win tickets to Circus Starr

13 September 2022
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We have again been lucky enough to receive a limited number of tickets for the two Circus Starr events taking place at Promenade Park in Maldon on Saturday 8 October.

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Updates to booking and registration systems

25 August 2022
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Updates to booking and registration systems

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Free Autism and Nature books now available

30 May 2022
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Designed to help parents, carers and teachers to engage children with autism and related disabilities with the countryside, natural world and our rural heritage. And they are free of charge, available in print and to download from Autism and Nature.

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Our new strategy for 2021 to 2026

21 February 2022
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After listening to your needs, we are proud to present our new strategy for Short Breaks that will improve our service for you and your children.

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Tell us what you think of our new strategy

22 July 2021
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We have developed a new Short Breaks Commissioning Strategy and we would like to hear what you think.

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Sharing the insights from our research on how we can improve

11 May 2021
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We have recently held two Zoom meetings to feedback the findings and share information and we would now like to publish this information to make sure that all families who were not able to attend have the chance to look through the report and also watch the video we have had commissioned to support these findings.

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Help us improve our service by telling us what you think

25 September 2020
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To help us put the right things in place, we want to hear what works best for children, young people and families. The information you provide will help us start to design the new offer with you from now until the new services are in place.

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Launch of our new ‘passport’ number booking system

14 January 2019
We have a new registration system, apply today to obtain your new 'passport' number

In order to make booking caravans, beach huts, clubs, activities, light touch care hours and applying for tickets and Max cards, much easier in the future, we have launched a new booking system.

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New inclusive play area and Changing Places facility in Walton-on-the-Naze

03 July 2018
Play area at Walton on the Naze

The opening of a new inclusive play area and accessible Changing Places facility in Walton-on-the-Naze is enabling children and young people with disabilities to have fun and enjoy the great outdoors.

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