Our Funeral division has been the proud winner of numerous awards over the past years, mainly for customer service. This is a very difficult category to win due to its popularity; therefore our achievements are all the more special and pay tribute to the team.
Chelmsford Star Co-operative belongs to its members, whilst our members belong to the communities in which we serve.
They should actively participate in the running of the Society, through forums and elections, and support the ethical and co-operative values that underpin our business. In return, they will share in our successes via a share of our profits, and through special member discount events.
A share account can be opened for just £1
Charity of the Year
Every year our employees vote to choose a charity for the society "Charity of the Year", this year we have chosen to sponsor Essex Dementia Care. Essex Dementia Care is a local charity that supports dementia sufferers, carers and families, enabling them to maintain a good quality of life.
Throughout each year we get involved with our chosen charity of the year by raising money through events at our stores, shops and funeral homes, and by asking for sponsors for all sorts of activities.
News & Events
Two refrigeration engineers from Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society dived to the aid of a man whose Lexus car nose dived into the River Can just outside the quadrant department store, Chelmsford...
The Co-operative Food’s Prosecco sales are bubbling over, with the Italian fizz out-selling Cava by four bottles to one.
On Thursday 21st November The Co-operative’s own-brand Prosecco DOC Special Cuvée Brut scooped a Which? magazine “best buy”, taking top marks in the consumer taste...
Local photographer, Linda Blacker ALUK is a young up-and-coming photographer born and raised in Chelmsford. Linda has created a 2014 calendar ‘the land of make believe’ which...
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Launchpad is an initiative set up by our Head of Specialist Retail, Keith Grinsted, to help those unemployed and looking for work get some direction and focus back in their lives. It has been running since 2010 and is, according to JobCentre Plus, one of the only successful 'job clubs' in Essex.
Why set up a Co-operative?
Co-operatives are a means for people collectively to 'do it for themselves', whether responding to a market opportunity, or meeting a need that would not be otherwise met by the private or public sector. They engage people in their own solutions and enable members to share the risks and development costs of the business. They also draw from the knowledge, skills and expertise that diverse members bring.
Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society Ltd is a locally owned employer in the mid Essex Area.
We employ in excess of 850 people within our 4 trading divisions, Food, Department Stores, Travel, Funerals and our Head Office function.
The Society has a wide range of Job opportunities, with flexible working patterns, and we are committed to supplying training opportunities for our workforce. Many courses are available, including bespoke courses and National qualifications in our accredited centre.
HM CORONERS – ESSEX & THURROCK
HM Coroners Office, Newbridge House, 60-68 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 OPD
Tel: 01245 506837 (Daily Team) – 01245 506838 (Inquest Team)
Fax: 01245 506839 or 01245 506840
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm – Monday – Friday.
Coroner’s Officers – Mr. S.D. Parfrey & Mr. J.R. Pheby
Administration – Mrs. D.J. Frost
BASILDON – BRENTWOOD AREA
Since 2006, Chelmsford Star Co-operative has supported a different local charity each year to be the focus for staff fund raising. Over this time through a variety of initiatives and events, we have raised over £180,000 which has benefited the Essex Air Ambulance, Helen Rollason Heal Cancer, Little Havens Children’s Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, Families InFocus(Essex) and Canine Partners. This year we are working with Essex Dementia Care.
Essex Dementia Care
The Society means Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society Ltd. 220 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford CM2 0LS and its successors and assignees. The Society web address is www.chelmsfordstar.coop
Starcard means a Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society Ltd Starcard currently issued to a member (principal cardholder) or secondary cardholder in pursuance of this agreement.
The Society means Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society Limited. 220 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford CM2 0LS, telephone 01245 216900, and its successors and assignees. The Society web address is www.chelmsfordstar.coop
Membership card (formerly Starcard) means a Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society chip and pin and swipe card issued to a member (the primary cardholder) or secondary cardholder under this agreement - the Chelmsford Star Membership Card.
Serving Chelmsford, Danbury, Ingatestone, Writtle, Braintree, Great Dunmow and surrounding areas, our professional team of staff is here to help and support families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services
6 Clare Road
Essex, CM7 2PA
The death of a family member or friend can be one of the most traumatic experiences in anyone’s life and many people find it hard to come to terms with such a loss. Whilst most people find the strength to cope with the bereavement immediately following a death, it is after the funeral when life is supposed to return to normal that many experience the natural effects of grief. Coping with bereavement is often a solitary process, often faced without the aid of family or professional help.