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Colchester Townhouse


Police Cadets

Tuesdays 7 - 9pm 

A session where you can take part in Police cadets. Be a Cadet. Be inspired to develop yourself and others. Enjoy learning new skills and doing something exciting and worthwhile volunteering with the police. Ages 13 - 18. 

to register your interest please visit: 


The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Mondays 7pm - 9pm

Fortnightly sessions where you can take part in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. It is an exciting programme for young people aged between 14 and 25.

Find out more about The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or contact us at: or on: 033303 22800.


Young Volunteers

Mondays fortnightly 4 - 5.30pm 

Being a volunteer gives you the chance to do something new and make a positive contribution to your community and it doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time. Volunteering allows more people to access projects and activities and there’s also lots of benefits to you:

  • Make new friends
  • Learn new skills
  • Have an edge when competing for jobs or college places
  • Reduce stress, anxiety and depression
  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Gives you a sense of purpose
  • Gain certificates for your volunteering hours
  • Can make you happier – really? Yes! A study in America showed that the more volunteering people did, the happier they were!

Find out more about becoming a young volunteer by contacting or email 


Leaving and After Care

Thursdays 12 to 2pm Run by Teenage and Young Adults

To find out more contact Stephanie Doherty at or call 07809 105108.

Team Kinetix

Monday 4 - 6pm

Tuesday 3.30 - 5.30pm 

Friday 3 - 6pm

Learn parkour, freerunning & acrobatics from some of the most experienced coaches and performers in the world!

To find out more contact Brad Wendes 01376 337315 or



Wednesday 5 - 7pm fortnightly

As a member of the YEA you will have the opportunity to be heard by members of Essex County Council, local and national organisations as well as other youth groups. The YEA work hard to improve the lives of young people in Essex and make important decisions on their behalf. All YEA Members represent young people within their communities and engage with those young people to ensure they have their voices heard and represent them fully.

The members of the Young Essex Assembly meet once every month, we call these meetings 'sittings'. You will also be a part of an area group working on local issues. Each member is asked to take part in another group, which focuses on current work the YEA is undertaking. These are called 'Sub-Groups'.

YEA members meet fortnightly in their local areas to work on local issues.

All sittings are held within the County and will often take place on a Saturday or on a day during the school holidays. Smaller meetings, which involve the sub-groups, usually take place during an evening mid-week. Each Sub-Group will feed back to the main Assembly. 

For more information, visit

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Home Ed Teen meet

Fridays 12 - 2pm

This is a group for home educated young people to socialise and meet new people. Please get in contact if you are interested in attending, or volunteering - we are in need of some volunteers for this club especially.


Starting a new club 

Thinking of starting a new club? Got ideas about what the community needs? We may be able to help! 

For any enquiries about Harwich or Highwoods please contact 

For the Clacton area contact 

And for any other Colchester or Stanway queries please contact 


Colchester Townhouse
39-42 East Stockwell Street
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