November 28th 2022

REMINDER The next Working Party will be on Sunday 4th December, at 10am. We will be completing removal of scrub from the west end of the Reserve to allow the grassland to recover, as well as from the northern slope of the borrowdyke and litter picking.
As usual, I will require your car registration number, should you be parking in Tesco car-park, by no later than the evening of 3rd December.
Please wear stout, waterproof footwear and bring thick gloves and if you have them, lopper and bow saw. The CIC has a small number of loppers and bows saws for use on the day.

October 30th 2022

We had a lovely working party along today and did some very good work, clearing the shrub and thorn bushes along the dyke along the side of the reserve.  This will become a wildlife haven.

Video of the wildlife haven clearance https://www.facebook.com/686188071/videos/821952642454309/

Exclusive video of a walk on the new walkway is here https://www.facebook.com/686188071/videos/1312458772926694/

More details on the next working party will follow shortly.

Regards

Ian


October 15th 2022

Dear All,

We are pleased to report that work on the walkways and
bridge is starting next week and is expected to take 2-3 weeks. So don’t be
alarmed to see some heavy machinery at the Tesco end of the Reserve.

 This is a significant step in the plans for the
Reserve and thanks to all for the support we have received to enable us to
achieve this.

Best,

Jonathan Wood

Company Secretary

CBR

October 10th 2022

We have sent out the latest share holders newsletter with all the updates since January, and there have been a lot! Please check your emails for the newsletter.  To become a shareholder, visit this page.

These new signs have also been erected on the site and is shown above – sorry for the low resolution picture, we will update it soon.

We have also posted the newest working party update as well which will be on Sunday 30th October 2022 at 10.00am. More
details will follow in due course.  Watch the facebook page for more information.

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.

Regards

Ian

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.
Regards
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


October 10th 2022

We have sent out the latest share holders newsletter with all the updates since January, and there have been a lot! Please check your emails for the newsletter.  To become a shareholder, visit this page:

These new signs have also been erected on the site and is shown above – sorry for the low resolution picture, we will update it soon.

We have also posted the newest working party update as well which will be on Sunday 30th October 2022 at 10.00am. More
details will follow in due course.  Watch the facebook page for more information.

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.

Regards

Ian

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.
Regards
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


October 10th 2022

We have sent out the latest share holders newsletter with all the updates since January, and there have been a lot! Please check your emails for the newsletter.  To become a shareholder, visit this page:

These new signs have also been erected on the site and is shown above – sorry for the low resolution picture, we will update it soon.

We have also posted the newest working party update as well which will be on Sunday 30th October 2022 at 10.00am. More
details will follow in due course.  Watch the facebook page for more information.

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.

Regards

Ian

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.
Regards
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


October 10th 2022

We have sent out the latest share holders newsletter with all the updates since January, and there have been a lot! Please check your emails for the newsletter.  To become a shareholder, visit this page:

These new signs have also been erected on the site and is shown above – sorry for the low resolution picture, we will update it soon.

We have also posted the newest working party update as well which will be on Sunday 30th October 2022 at 10.00am. More
details will follow in due course.  Watch the facebook page for more information.

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.

Regards

Ian

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.
Regards
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