January 2022

January 27th 2022

Well, it’s a massive day for the CIC. Today, we finally completed and are now the full custodians of the Chelmer Blackwater Reserve!

This is a massive achievement and I must thank the entire directorship, especially Patrick, for the hard work that has gone on for the last year. Full report to follow.



January 8th 2022

We have signed the lease!

Dear All
We wish you all a very Happy New Year.
It’s been a while since you recieved any updates so I thought I would tell you our fantastic news. It’s been a long time spent negotiating with Tesco’s but I am delighted to say the lease is now SIGNED! We are the official custodians of the nature reserve!
Here is the official signing picture with some of the directors.
We also applied and were successful in gaining a £10,000 grant from Essex County Council for community projects and we have some big plans for the reserve which will be shared with you in due course.
I will upload a full update in the coming weeks and those voluntary offers will soon be coming to fruition!
Stay safe and well everyone.
The CIC directors

19th March 2022 Maldon District Council Social Enterprise Accelerator Programme has generously approved our submission for a grant for boardwalks and nature signage.

13th April 2022 The Essex Birdwatching Society has generously offered to fund a viewing platform on the site

14th April 2022 The Botany Group carried out a survey of the site