Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Walk and Talk comes to Colchester

ECFRS Community Connector Les Nicoll is leading a monthly walk in Colchester to help vulnerable people get active while learning home fire safety advice.

Les has teamed up with Colchester Mind to help support people experiencing an emotional or mental health condition through a ‘Walk and Talk’ scheme.

People are welcome to join the next walk from B&Q Hythe car park, in Lightship Way, on Wednesday, February 10, from 11am.

The walk includes advice on mental health support services and home fire safety with the added health benefits of exercise.

Les said: “The project has been a major success in other parts of the County, so we decide to launch the scheme in Colchester.

“These walks give vulnerable members of our community the chance to feel less isolated, enjoy some exercise and learn some vital fire safety advice.

“The Service plays an active role in supporting residents across the County who have complex needs. I would like to thank Colchester Mind for supporting us through this partnership.”

Les, who has worked for the Service since 1969, has previously won Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award is given to employees who have devoted their lifetime supporting local groups, projects and communities.

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