Community Projects

Our Community Committee arranges projects for the local community


Committee:  Alan Pudney (Chairman), Richard Coleman, Helder Lemos, Ron Johnson, John Metcalfe

In general, our committee will aim to identify and address those parts of the local community with specific needs. By using the personal and vocational skills and abilities of all club members, we hope to help in meeting these established needs, where the club can make a difference.

To maintain the smooth operation of the Annual Christmas Float Collection
It was agreed to carry on as usual, but that we need to gather in some reserves for the door to door canvassing as we are all getting older.  Alan Pudney will investigate what help we can get from youth, such as scouts.

Blood Pressure Check
Last year it was found that a lot of people had already had it done at the surgery recently, and also that the chemists were not happy because they do blood pressure checks for nothing.  
Conclusion: probably not worthwhile this coming year. 

To arrange & organize the Tesco Collection using the Christmas Float.

To continue the Dictionary 4 Life Campaign in local schools
All in order and paid for this year for Ingatestone, Margaretting, Mountnessing and Highwood Junior schools.  It was generally agreed that these Usborne dictionaries go beyond the basic concept of dictionary and are very desirable.  The cost per copy is very reasonable, and we will carry on offering them to the local schools.

To continue to support I.A.E.S. in filling shoeboxes

Level Crossing building – proposed premises for village museum
Our intention is to render as much assistance as we can within our resources.

Youth Services

Ingatestone Boys' Own 5 Mile Race 
The club annually supplies cups etc for winners of Ingatestone Boys' Own Club race in September. We anticipate continuing to support this event next year with their website and helping to marshall the race.

To try and interest the Ingatestone Anglo European School in the various Rotary GB&I competitions:-
 i.e. Young Chef, Youth Speaks, Young Citizen, Young Musician, Technology Tournament, Young Writer, etc.
And also, in R
otary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) - Rotary's leadership training program for young people.
We are also looking at launching a Rotary Interact club at the school

 To arrange a fund-raising event - if any project requires funding.

Community Projects sub-pages:

AES students and shoeboxes - Dec 2023

Shoebox Collection

more with the help of Anglo-European Students

Pupils of Margaretting Primary School with their new Dictionaries

Dictionaries 4 Life

more Presented to 4 local Junior schools

Wrap-Up Essex logo

Wrap-Up Essex

more Donate a Coat (1 page below this)


Fundangles - Singing for Dementia

more Supporting families living with Dementia (1 page below this)

Ingleton House - Hanging Baskets

Ingleton House - Hanging Baskets

more Installed on Sat. 9th May 2020

before and after work

Ingleton House Pond Clearance Project

more Report & photos under Community & Vocational Section

Anglo European School shoeboxes

Shoeboxes - Dec 2020

more Filled by IAES pupils

Dictionaries 4 Life - Nov 2020

more Margaretting school pupils love their new dictionaries

Pond for Clearing

Ingleton House Pond Project - June 2020

more Clearing pond weed and renovating the water system

Santa in Market Place

Christmas Float Collection - December 2021

more The Rotary Club wishes to thank everyone who gave so generously to their 'House-to-House' Collection in Ingatestone, Fryerning, Margaretting & Mountnessing and at the Market Place on the Saturday.

Our Rotary Bar

I & F Horticultural Summer Show

more The Rotary Bar

Chelmsford Radio Round-Up

Rotary on Community Radio

more Listen to what Rotary is about locally - 17-01-16

One of the five shifts of collectors at Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's Collection for M C S - Dec. 2015

more Saturday 19th December 2015 - at Sainsbury's, Springfield Store

Focus on the Crocus

more February 2014

Andrew collecting 101 shoeboxes from Anglo-European School, Ingatestone

Rotary Shoebox Collections - 2017

more Shoeboxes filled with gifts by Anglo-European students

One of our teams of collectors - December 2014

Macmillan Cancer Support - December 2014

more Rotary Club collects for M C S

Blood Pressure and Stroke Awareness Day

Blood Pressure and Stroke Awareness Day

more Event was held in St. Edmund and St. Mary Church, High Street, Ingatestone from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Life Education Mobile Classroom

Rotary Life Education Essex - 2013

more Rotary Life Education Essex


Ingatestone Village Spring Clean - 23rd March 2019

more The 3rd Village Litter Pick Day, organised by Ingatestone & Fryerning Parish Council, took place on Saturday 23rd March 2019 from 10:00 am till Noon

Pupils of 7C with their shoeboxes


more Filled by Ingatestone Anglo-European students

Alan presenting Dictionaries to pupils of Margaretting Primary School

Dictionaries 4 Life

more Dictionaries 4 Life Presentations