16 July 2019



Meet Up Mondays, an initiative to give local people the opportunity to meet up for conversation and companionship over a free cup of tea or coffee, has begun in the Maldon District.

Maldon District Council, Moat Foundation and Maldon and District Community Voluntary Service have been working together to encourage commercial venues to sign up to the scheme in the Maldon District.

Venues have already launched in Bradwell and Latchingdon and The Chequers Public House, Goldhanger will be launching their Meet Up Monday initiative on Monday 22 July at 10am with members of the local community and Councillor Bob Boyce, MBE, Chairman of Maldon District Council in attendance.  Do come along and join in if you are in the area.

Currently there are 3 venues offering this facility and we hope more will join.


Councillor Sue White, Chairman of the Council’s Community Services Committee said “There is no more positive start to someone’s week, particularly if they are isolated by the rural nature of where they live due to poor transport links or access to facilities, than to be able to meet up and make friends over a free cup of tea or coffee in a welcoming environment”.


Details of current Meet Up Monday venues in our area are:-

  • The Chequers Public House, Goldhanger CM9 8AS 10am to 12 noon every Monday from 22 July, 2019
  • Bradwell Community Shop, Bradwell CMO 7QN 10am to 12 noon
  • The Red Lion, Latchingdon, CM3 6JR  1pm to 3pm

Meet Up Mondays is an initiative which was started in Suffolk by The Rural Coffee Caravan and Suffolk Good Neighbour Network and is run by Community Action Suffolk who host the website.  For more information about venues please go to the websites www.MeetUpMondays.org.uk or via twitter, Instagram and facebook @MeetUpMondays Twitter @MeetUpMondaysSu.  

More venues in our District will be listed on the website as they join up.

If you are a willing to offer your facility as a meet up Monday venue or for further details please contact Maldon and District Community Voluntary Service on (01621) 851891.


13:00, 16 Jul 2019 by Michelle Curtis