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Come Dine With Me: The Professionals is looking for Essex restaurants to take part in the new series. The show is looking for three independent restaurants in Chelmsford and the surrounding area to take part.

In the new format show, three restaurants will compete against each other to offer the best restaurant and dining experience, with the winner taking home £1,000. Filmed over three nights, each restaurant will have two representatives taking part, which must include at least one chef/cook.

They will visit each other's restaurants for an evening of food and hosting which they will then rank. Each business will be scored on food/drink, service, atmosphere and overall experience.

Filming is set to take place between November 7-9 and restaurants are urged to apply now. Come Dine With Me has become a massive show here in the UK since it started over 15 years ago - providing some of the most iconic TV moments.

The new series has seen it taken in a new direction with restaurants battling it out for the prize. Now in its second series, the Channel 4 show takes the competition up a notch with local businesses aiming for the crown.

Apply today through the Channel 4 website searching Come Dine with me







Child: £6 / Adult: £8 / Family: £22 book now  


Current holders of the National Firework Championship and Best of the best winners title. All the crews are fully trained to the City & Guilds accreditation. Ensuring not only excellence but also event safety.

Winter Warmers Bar serving Mulled Wine, Spiced Cider and Hot Toddies located on top of the pump room / amphitheater area ( perfect viewing platform ).


We also have some amazing Food Concessions inc our "Award Winning Maldon Sausages" / Hot Dogs.


Back for October half term this year, dust down your costumes, grab your broomstick and head over to Chelmsford Museum for ‘Hocus Pocus’!

Explore the myths about witches, separate fact from fiction and discover if there were really witches in Chelmsford in the return of this popular exhibition. Including real artefacts from the museum’s collection plus a few surprises, explore how witches became associated with Halloween and how so-called witches were identified, as well as the origins of Halloween itself.

Chelmsford Museum’s Hocus Pocus will open from Saturday 22 October to Sunday 30 October, giving you plenty of time over the half term to visit the museum. The exhibition will be open all day in the Wells Suite on the first floor (opposite the bees!) from 10am to 5pm.

Dressing-up is welcome! Tag us in your photos #ChelmsfordHocusPocus





Take on this unique half marathon in the heart of Colchester Zoo, surrounded by the animals. The course will run through the Zoo before heading out onto the surrounding closed roads before finishing back inside the Zoo!
Any questions?
 Contact the Fundraising Team on 01245 457411 or


Tuesday 27th September we're hosting a Car Treasure Hunt. Open to guests and family members.
Teams of up to 4 per car searching the city for clues and solving puzzles.
Drop us a message to join the fun
Prize for the winning team!





When: Where: Wat Tyler Park, Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UHCost: Early Bird Discount - £12 for adults, £6 for children and £30 family ticket

Join us for some festive fun at our Santa Fun Run, back for 2022.

Suitable for everyone including the family dog!

Entry includes a free santa suit for adults and reindeer antlers with a flashing nose for the younger participants.

Early Bird Discount
Adults £12
Children £6
Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 Children) £30

Regular Ticket Price
Adults £15
Child £8
Family ( 2 adults, 2 children ) £35

By taking part you’ll be supporting your local children’s hospice every step of the way.

For more information please email Susie or call 07970 084599





Thursday 6th October 2022 7:30pm   
  • The Comedy Club is the Original Comedy Club in Chelmsford, we have been bringing Laughter to Life in Chelmsford since 1996 & have been running five star shows ever since. That's 26 years of bringing laughter to life!




Thursday 13th October 2022 7:30pm 
  • Join Larina and Issy from The Outhouse who will offer an overview of their experience in working with Transgender and Non-binary adults and young people, with a focus on supporting the mental health of members of the LGBTQ+ community and their families from a Person-Centred perspective.

Providing a brief overview of terminology, they will focus on the phenomenological experience of self and of self-discovery as facilitated by the core conditions of Rogerian theory.

They will talk about ‘coming out’ and share experiences from members of the community and their families to offer an understanding of the layers of personal experience and how, in a Person-Centred perspective, every person strives for and thrives with acceptance.

  • Anglia Ruskin University Bishop Hall Lane Chelmsford Essex CM1 1SQ



Pre-loved designer and high street clothing and accessories with all proceeds donated to Kids Inspire.

When: Saturday 1 October 2022 (10am-2pm)

Where: Ingatestone and Fryerning Community Association, 7 High Street Ingatestone CM4 9ED

Free Entry

All proceeds from this event will go towards funding mental health and trauma recovery support for children and young people.

For any queries or further information please email






Chelmer Radio is delighted to be the media partner for a very special production coming to Witham Public Hall in October.  Witham Amateur and Operatic Society W.A.O.S are presenting 'The Flames of Injustice' from October 24th -29th. celebrating 100 years of musical theatre in Witham


Bonfire night, November 1828, and the people of Witham revel in celebrations until fires break out at Olivers and other local farms. Unbeknown to sweethearts James Cook & Betty Goodwin, the flames are about to change their lives forever.

When James is wrongly accused of starting the fires, Betty and the community rally round to provide support. Will justice prevail? Will the interrogators listen to reason? And when will the flames burn out?

This moving story has been written by Sarah Osborne in collaboration with WAOS members with a full folk style score by Franky Garland and orchestration by Phil Toms.

Please note, the show will include some strobe-lighting and explosion sound effects

Book now by following this link and if you put Chelmerradio (CAPS C) as the promo code on checkout you'll get 5% off your tickets