A local directory with a difference.

All businesses on this site have been personally used, visited, or featured by members of the Colchester Community Group. This site is all about highlighting the best local businesses that offer great products and services with excellent customer care. Make your go-to directory! And be sure to join us on the number 1 community group for Colchester at Colchester Community Group.


For all your food and grocery needs. Local traders offering good quality products.


Bringing you Colchester’s finest independent clothes stores.


Whether you want a special night out, or coffee and a chat, find local outlets here.


For all your food and grocery needs. Local traders offering good quality products.

Arts & Crafts

For all your crafting needs, from knitting to stationery.


Getting you to and from your destination. The best local taxi firms.


If you want to get lost in a book, this is the place to look.

Garden Centres

When your garden needs some attention, these are the local garden centres.


For all your pets’ needs, coming from the best local businesses.


When your car needs attention, come here to find trusted businesses.

Music Shops

For the best stores for all your music supplies in Colchester.

Home Businesses

Bringing all the home-based businesses to you in one place.


For your floral needs, for weddings and funerals, or just to say ‘I love you’.

Hair & Beauty

When you need a trim, a new look, or a bit of pampering.

Health & Wellbeing

For your health and general wellbeing needs when you need a bit of ‘you’ time.

Beds & Home Furnishings

When your home needs furnishing, shop locally for the best items.

Charities & Community

For the local organisations there to help support you in your time of need.


Looking after your business, events, and premises, your security solutions are here.

Domestic Services

For all your domestic needs, from laundry to house cleaning.


When you’re preparing for your special day, you’ll want the best.


Don’t want to cook or fancy a treat? Choose from this list of local takeaways

Leisure Time

Take some time out for yourself in Colchester and the surrounding area.

Shops You’ll Love

When you want to treat yourself or find that special gift, you’ll find it all here.

Cafe Sospeso

The coffee shops taking part in the Cafe Sospeso scheme where you can ‘pay it forward’.

Bringing local community and businesses together.

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