News and Events

Come down and join us for our coffee mornings every Wednesday, 10am – 12pm.

For other news and goings on at Old Park Meadow see the feed below.

We started this group in September 2019 with just a couple of people coming along once a month and this has now grown into a weekly event with anywhere between one and a dozen regular volunteers.  It has been lovely to see friendships grow and we are so grateful to everyone who gives up their time to help us with the grounds and ensure Old Park Meadow becomes a beautiful place.  Anyone is welcome to come along.

We are holding a Craft and Shopping Fair to raise money for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and the Essex Wildlife Trust.
The Fair will be open to the public from 12pm – 7pm on Friday 6th May 2022.
Join us after work or throughout the day, don’t forget to bring cash for the side stalls but many of the craft stalls take card payments. Free entry & free parking.
We have over 35 stalls waiting for you, among them:
• Tracey Ingram Artist
• Annie’s Beads
• Tiannan Crafts
• The TINY Soap Lab
• Cats Protection Chelmsford
• Owls and Birds of Prey Rescue Charity – Suffolk and Essex
• Made by Bill
• Tipsy Bubbles
• Carters Craft Creations
• Turn & Burn
• P & D Jewellery
• Valeries Catering Services
• Daniel Bridge Photography
• Mystic Tapir Illustrations
• Sylvie Craft Creations
• David’s Kitchen
• U-Sweetie
• Lucy Richardson Art
• Vegan Beauty by Colette
• Jackie Debnam
• Patrisha Wallbank & Caroline Mason
• Vashti Hodge
• Sunshine Gifts & Crafts
• Aleksandra Butt
• Lyn Croot
• ACL Essex
• Tweet Homes
• Kat Evans
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Writtle Degree Show 2020

This year’s Writtle University College Degree show can be seen online in their Virtual Exhibition –

Old Park Meadow was the subject of Ye Jin Park’s work, for which she was awarded the People’s Choice Award (Undergraduate).

Ye Jin Park’s landscape design works with the sensitivities of caring for our recently lost loved ones and for those who remain, trying to create a naturalistic design that soothes visitors, while enhancing the potential for nature and wildlife over the next 100 years. In doing so Old Park Meadow becomes a natural resource and a place people will come to again and again not only to remember that special someone but also for rest and respite, something that nature is able to provide in these busy times.

See her work here –