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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

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest updates, information and advice

Garden waste collections will resume from 25 May

We are pleased to announce that thanks to additional measures, garden waste collections will restart on 25 May and will take place on usual collection days.


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.


Beach huts in West Mersea

Beach Huts in West Mersea are open, however users must comply with the Government’s guidelines and social distancing rules to protect themselves and others from the spread of coronavirus.

UPDATED: 14 May 2020

Recycling centres in Essex to reopen

Colchester recycling centre will be open from Monday 18 May for waste and recycling which cannot be stored at home.

UPDATED: 13 May 2020

Car parks at parks and countryside sites will be open from 13 May

All council-owned car parks are open as usual. Following the Government’s announcement on 10 May, all car parks at our parks and countryside sites will be open to motorists from 13 May.

UPDATED: 12 May 2020

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme provides financial support to smaller businesses affected by coronavirus.

UPDATED: 12 May 2020

Business Rates Revaluation

A revaluation of business rates will no longer take place in 2021 to help reduce uncertainty for firms affected by the impacts of coronavirus.

UPDATED: 12 May 2020

COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

Complete a COVID-19 Business Impact Survey to help Colchester Borough Council and partners to better understand the economic impact of COVID-19.

UPDATED: 12 May 2020

Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan consultation

The Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan consultation had commenced for a six-week period from 20 April 2020 to 1 June 2020, however, due to the social distancing requirements as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the consultation has been withdrawn.

UPDATED: 30 April 2020

Suspicious Council Tax calls

We are warning residents to be on their guard against scams stating that their Council Tax band may have changed.

UPDATED: 24 April 2020

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