Cannock Mill Cohousing


Postal Address
Cannock Mill
Old Heath Road

Year started
Number of over 18s
Ideological focus
Good neighbourliness, eco awareness with equality, inclusion, diversity & democracy
Legal structure
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

We are a mutually supportive cohousing group living in our own low energy and environmentally friendly homes with a shared ‘common house’, land and facilities at Cannock Mill, Colchester. Our website provides information on our community our homes, land and Common House.   We publish ‘Cannock Mill News’, our email newsletter, so if you are interested you can subscribe via our website.  We know our neighbours and look out for each other and have  as much privacy or socialising as we want.  We do not have any central religious or social agenda, we are diverse indiviudals who see the benefits of living in an intentional community.  We are agreed however that we all aim to lower our carbon footprint as much as possible, and do through energy efficient homes, wanter efficiency, solar power generation, shared facilities and minimising car use.  In other words, “living lightly.”  We also try to contribute as much as possible to our wider community in Colchester.



community does not share income
community requires capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community generates some of its own electricity
community uses solar energy
community buildings insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community has organised system for car sharing
community is accessible by public transport
community shares utilities
community has tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community does not have any kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
no communal animals
regular communal meals
community has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings at least partly wheelchair accessible
community is involved in campaigning

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