Membership events

Activities and events

Events Guide

Coffee Mornings - have become increasingly popular in Braintree and Chelmsford. We run weekly meetings in both locations. Most weeks we invite guest speakers to come along and give a talk to our members about the work that they do. Speakers at our events include local voluntary groups, charities, local authorities and other community organisations.

Attendees must be members of Chelmsford Star, and 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. 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. The cost is £3.99pp. This includes fish and chips for lunch and entry into the quiz. These start promptly at 11.30am.

Member Trips - These are organised by the Membership and the Travel department, and will need to be booked in advance. 

Member events are welcome to ALL members. No need to pre-book, just come along! If you're not a member, we can sign you up on the day for just £1.

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Quadrant Quadrant Dept Store 26th February 2019

Quadrant Dept Store
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 - 6:00pm
2 hours

Co-op Question Time


If you've always had a burning question about your local Co-op store, or have any of your own ideas, concerns or compliments, then join us for Co-op Question Time. Come and speak to our management, membership & community teams. All comments will then be discussed with the Society's CEO & Board of Directors.


Register your interest on 0800 2540404 or

Fairtrade Event Brambles Quadrant Chelmsford 6th March 2019

Fairtrade Event
Brambles Quadrant Chelmsford
Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 6:00pm
2.5 hours approx

Come and join us for an evening of Fairtrade and Local food tasting.

Learn more about fairtrade and the impact it has on people's lives.

We have several local suppliers attending including Elixirs of Life, Big Barn Drinks, Shaken Udder and Broad Oak Farms, plus you'll get to taste a range of fairtrade foods available in our food convenience stores.

We'll also be sharing some fairtrade recipes with you to try at home.

Tickets will be available soon at Quadrant (Chelmsford) customer services. £2 for members and £3 for non-members. All proceeds will be going to Charity.