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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Colchester Borough Council is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to take action to minimise disruption and keep residents and visitors safe. 

Coronavirus: updates, advice and guidance

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A message from Councillor Mark Cory, leader of Colchester Borough Council

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Latest updates, information and advice

Residents urged to stay at home as weather is set to improve

With the warm weather expected over the weekend, residents are being asked to stay home, protect lives and help prevent the spread of coronavirus.


Business grant funds available

The Government has introduced new grants in response to the health crisis. Colchester Borough Council is working hard to identify businesses who may be eligible and distribute the funds.


Recycling and garden waste services suspended

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), all our recycling collections apart from food waste have been suspended until further notice.

UPDATED: 1 April 2020

Changes to bereavement services

The council has made some changes to how we are operating our bereavement services following guidance from central government.

UPDATED: 25 March 2020

Benefit advice for residents

The government have announced significant changes to offer financial support to individuals. Colchester Borough Council sets out advice and guidance for benefits we can support residents with.

UPDATED: 24 March 2020

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