COVID-19 Colchester Business Survey response

In May 2020, we conducted a survey to determine how local business have been impacted by COVID-19. 

89.4% of respondents state that they have been negatively affected by COVID-19. 

For more details, read our full business survey report (PDF, 1.18MB).

Our response to support local businesses and the Town Centre

  • Continue to deliver major economic development projects, including Ultrafast Broadband, Mercury Theatre 'Mercury Rising' project, Colchester Northern Gateway development and housing as economic stimuli. 
  • Town Centre traffic improvement measures.
  • Town Investment Plan, an ambitious programme that will encourage economic growth. 
  • Temporary new Planning rules to aid social distancing. 
  • Continue to work with local businesses to understand their needs and plans when recovering from the coronavirus outbreak. 

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