colchester pensioners' action group


CPAG meet every third Friday of the month at Cardinal Bourne, Hall Priory Street, 

Colchester between 2 and 4 pm. 


Statutory and voluntary organisations providing services for those of pensionable age are invited to speak and give information. We also meet and contribute to ECC Older Peoples Planning Group and Older Peoples Forum; hold hustings prior to all elections with a panel of candidates who each give a brief policy statement followed by questions from the floor. From time to time trips and Lunches are arranged as are guest speakers / entertainers. Please see News for meeting details -


Friday 15th December  - Bring your festive hats to wear! Dr John Knight Christmas with Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters refreshments including Mince Pies  (members only)

Friday 19th January - New Year Buffet  (members only) a social afternnonfor members. Speakers from last year invited back to join us for free tasty treats, some gente brain exercise and challenges.

Friday 16th February - Wht's going on inside your head. Does memory change as we grow older? Research is being carried out in Colcester to try and find out exactly what happens to us. Essex University lecturer Vanessa Loaiza explains what is going on. 

There should be more details on what services are affected by linking Colchester and Ipswich hospitals.

Friday 16th March - Secrets of Public speaking Bob Finch will reveal techniques of public speaking as he explains all about Colchester's Camulodunum Speakers Club which exists to help eople get their message across to groups like ours.

He will also fill us in on the work of the Colchester Talking Newspaper, which he also chairs.

Friday 20th April - Borough Council Hustings Representatives from all the Parties and organisations involved in the May 3rd election of Borough councillors will be invited to state their case and answer your questions ahead of voting.

Friday 18th May - AGM and My life in Parliament We will cover all the matters we need to look at in connection with running our group ... from electing the officials and committee to discussing finances and memberships. After the break, we settle back to hear a talk on his time as an MP from President Sir Bob Russell

Friday 15th June - Strawberry Tea. (members only) A social afternoon for members. Free summers treats to give us an afternoon tea with a difference spiced up with quizzes, fun activities and for 2018, a surprise or two!!


Lunches at Colcheste Institute Balkerne Resturant £!0 three courses all on Friday's at 12 noon 26th January, 23rd February, 27th April and 25th May if you wish to join us please let me know a depisit of £5 is required.



Contact Information

Cardinal Bourne Hall
51 Priory Street

01206 577921