Membership events

Activities and events

Regular Events

Coffee Mornings: 

We hold popular coffee mornings each week in our Braintree and Chelmsford Quadrant department stores, where members receive discounted drinks in our Brambles restaurants. We invite guest speakers most weeks. These might be from local voluntary groups, charities, local authorities and other community organisations.

Attendees must be members of Chelmsford Star, but they can join on the day. Members attending the coffee mornings will receive a voucher for £1 off any drink, and can purchase any other food and drink in the cafe too. We will always pass a collection pot around for our volunteer speakers, so please bring some change to support the local causes. 

Coffee mornings start promptly at 10.30am.

If you are interested in being a speaker at one of our coffee mornings please EMAIL US to arrange. 

Fish 'n' Chips Quizzes:

These have become very popular and are held monthly, alternating between our Braintree and Chelmsford stores. For just £4.99pp, members will receive entry into the quiz and a generous fish and chip lunch. The quiz start promptly at 11.30am. For the date of the next quiz, check HERE.

Day Trips & Holidays:

These are organised by the Membership and the Travel department, and they'll be promoted in coffee mornings, in our department stores, online and in our Starlight magazines.

They tend to have pick up points from Braintree and Chelmsford. Tickets need booking in advance. 


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Members Trip Quadrant Dept Store 9th December 2019

Members Trip
Quadrant Dept Store
Monday, 9 December 2019 - 8:00am
4 nights & 5 days.

Due to the popularity of our members holiday to the Isle of Wight, we have organised our second members holiday of 2019!

Join us on our coach trip to the Regina Hotel in Torquay for a turkey & tinsel festive break.

Monday 9th December 2019, for 4 nights & 5 days.

Just £225pp for members & £230pp for non-members

Return coach travel from Chelmsford & Braintree

Rooms with private facilities

Dinners & breakfasts included

Two lunches in the resort

Evening entertainment most evenings

Shopping excursion & a half day excursion

Just £40pp deposit, no single person supplement on the single rooms (limited availability), £20pp extra for a sea view & £25pp extra for sole use of a double room. 30 passengers required to book for the trip to go ahead, so please tell your friends and family! Pick up times TBC.

Pop in to one of our Travel branches to book, or call 01245 490290 or 01376 551444.

Coffee Club Brambles Quadrant Chelmsford 16th December 2019

Coffee Club
Brambles Quadrant Chelmsford
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 10:30am
45 minutes

IT Support - please bring any phones, tablets or laptops that you wish to get more help with. (Remember your charger)