Colchester residents invited to community check-in event

Eastlight staff and contractors talking at Eastlight's Community Clean-Up event at Colchester Saw Mill estate

EASTLIGHT residents can get financial advice and support to tackle a range of issues at a community event in Greenstead.

Residents are invited to meet Eastlight staff at Greenstead Community Centre in Hawthorn Avenue on Thursday 19 January.

There they can enjoy a drink and a snack and talk about issues ranging from financial support during the cost-of-living crisis to anti-social behaviour.

Residents who want to make a difference in their community can also meet our All In team and find out how they can create and support local initiatives, including a new programme to support residents struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.

During the day, Eastlight’s Home Solutions teams and grounds maintenance contractors will also be carrying out a range of repairs and improvements in and around homes in Greenstead.

The event has been arranged after a successful Community Clean-Up last October, where residents in the Saw Mill estate collaborated with our staff and contractors to spruce up the area.

Valerie David, Eastlight’s Head of Housing Management, said: “We’ve arranged this event so that Eastlight residents can come along and get advice on any housing issue they’re facing, from the cost-of-living to reports of anti-social behaviour.

“We also really want to hear residents’ views about how we can improve the homes and services we provide. Please come along for a cuppa and a chat – we look forward to seeing you.”

The event runs from 9.30am – 2pm. For more information, please contact or 0330 128 0330 (local rate).

Read about the success of our Community Clean-Up here.