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Colchester. Britains 1st City and Oldest Recorded Town


The Rotary Club of Colchester Forum was Chartered on the 29th April 1975

Face to face meetings ar now held at the COLCHESTER RUGBY CLUB. 

(Address: Ravens Park, Cuckoo Farm Way, Colchester, CO4 5YX)

Visiting Rotarians who wish join these meetings should  request at rotaryforum@gmail.com



   President Harvey

and the Members of The Rotary Club of Colchester Forum




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Rotary Forum Create a Beautiful Oudoor Space for Next Chapter


Next Chapter (the Women’s Refuge in Colchester) asked Forum to create an outdoor space of which to be proud. Teams of Forum members showed up in force over a three-day period to cut grass, weed beds, plant flowers, shrubs and containers, hoist a hammock and sail shade, install solar powered lights and garden furniture and turn a sad looking space into an area the women will be able to enjoy and use throughout the year. 


The Rotary team, under the leadership of Vice President Jon Neill, also installed high grade outdoor gym equipment to help the residents keep fit together with an all-weather shelter for them to sit with a cup of coffee and relax in a calm area.

Before and After


The money to build and create this amazing garden came from club funds, a district grant and another Colchester Rotary club in all in excess of £7000. Support also came from the local garden centre “The Barn” who generously supplied the flowers valued at over £500. Colchester Skip hire provided a free skip.


Lorna Preece, the Refuge Services Manager said “You don’t realise just how important this is to us. You have given us a relaxing, calming space which all the women can use and with the fitness equipment, promote their wellbeing and health. It’s been three years to get this far and all of a sudden, with Forum’s work, we’re here at this point. It’s so wonderful”


Organiser Jon Neill said “we had so much fun creating the garden.” This is just another example of what Rotary does for communities.

Rotary In Action

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Happening soon...

Duck Race for Charity

Sat, May 28th 2022 12:00 am

Duck Race for Charity

Colchester Castle Park

Thu, Jun 2nd 2022 1:00 pm

NO MEETING TODAY - Jubilee Holiday


Thu, Jun 9th 2022 1:00 pm

Meeting - Speaker Robert Macaulay. Update on polio eradication. VOT Peter Hill


Wed, Jun 15th 2022 6:30 pm

Council Meeting


Thu, Jun 16th 2022 1:00 pm

Meeting - Club Assembly


Club visit to Guernsey

Thu, Jun 23rd 2022 11:00 am

Club visit to Guernsey

Fellowship Weekend

Thu, Jun 23rd 2022 1:00 pm

NO MEETING - Scatter week for those not going to Guernsey


Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 1245 for 13.00

(On 5th Thursday meeting Venue/style may change. Contact Secretary before attending. - michael.jones1940@gmail.com: Tel 01206 510941. ) Colchester Rugby Clu
Raven Park
Cuckoo Farm Way
CO4 5YX  07733 713240

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