AGM celebrates 150 years of Chelmsford Star, plus over £34k raised for Kids Inspire


Our AGM was held on Monday 8th May and announces £34,319 raised for our Charity of the Year; Kids Inspire.


Thanks to our customers and colleagues who combined raised over £34k for local charity KIDS Inspire, it was announced at our AGM last night. Fundraising Manager Paula Ashfield said it would fund their office for a year, so it was a terrific accomplishment. Thank you!


Lily Jo wins games hamper for finding Easter bunnies days before her 8th birthday!

Congratulations to Lily Jo Seymour (aged 7) from Braintree for winning our Easter bunny hunt competition held in our Braintree Quadrant department store over the Easter holidays.


Lily Jo has won herself a games hamper from the TOYTOWN department; a few days before her birthday too!


The photo shows Lily Jo being presented with her prize by Store Manager, Gino Muscat. 

High Street book sale raises a further £202.60 for Kids Inspire...

Our Membership & Marketing team held a book sale in Chelmsford High Street on Saturday (22nd April) afternoon.

Books were donated by colleagues, members and friends of Chelmsford Star leading up to the sale, which raised funds for our current Charity of the Year; Kids Inspire.

£202.60 was raised on the day, which adds to the total that we have been fundraising since our last AGM in May 2016. The total amount raised for Kids Inspire and the next Charity of the Year for 2017/18 will be announced at the 2017 AGM on Monday 8th May.

Van-Dal shoe department NEW to Chelmsford Quadrant store...

Our new Van-Dal footwear collection boasts a superb range of the latest styles.

From stunning occasion shoes, contemporary courts and sandals to fabulous fashion-led trainers & heels.

Van-Dal replaces the Jones Bootmaker concession and have been making shoes since 1936, originally in London the business later moved to Norwich.

Brands include:

Writtle gets a makeover!

Independent Co-operative Society, Chelmsford Star, re-opened its convenience store in Bridge Street, Writtle after having been closed for 11 days for a major refit work.

Chief Executive Officer, Barry Wood commented;

“The store in Bridge Street has been serving Writtle since 1993 and was starting to look tired. Following the results of an in store survey carried out recently, and in conjunction with the Society’s refit strategy, a plan was drawn up to update the store incorporating, where possible the aspirations of the residents.”

We're celebrating 150 years with our Big Grocery Giveaway!

Every week throughout 2017, one lucky member will WIN the cost of their shopping back as part of our Big Grocery Giveaway! 

To be in with a chance, simply use your membership card every time you shop with us. If you're not yet a member, you can join online now:

Good luck!


The Co-operative Travel become the exclusive provider of Jet2Holidays on Chelmsford & Braintree High Streets

Our travel branches located within Chelmsford & Braintree Quadrant stores are now the exclusive provider of Jet2Holidays on Chelmsford & Braintree high streets. 

Whatever type of family holiday you’re looking for, you can put your trust in us! Jet2Holidays offer award-winning package holidays, which are created with convenience, quality and great value in mind. That’s why they’re a great fit for families!

Jet2holidays offers great value package holidays to city and sun destinations across Europe and beyond from 9 UK airport bases including London Stansted.

Annual General Meeting - Monday 8th May 2017

Preliminary Notice for the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Monday 8th May 2017 at 6pm

Quadrant department store, Chelmsford



• Report & Financial Statements for Year End 28th January 2017

• Business Developments & Financial Prospects for 2017/18

• Election of Directors & Member Representatives

• Appointment of Auditor

• Ratification of Share of Profits & Distributions


Nominations are invited for the following vacancies:

• 3 Directors - to serve 3 years