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
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.
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 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.
Colchester recycling centre will be open from Monday 18 May for waste and recycling which cannot be stored at home.
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.
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme provides financial support to smaller businesses affected by coronavirus.
A revaluation of business rates will no longer take place in 2021 to help reduce uncertainty for firms affected by the impacts of coronavirus.
Complete a COVID-19 Business Impact Survey to help Colchester Borough Council and partners to better understand the economic impact of COVID-19.
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however, due to the social distancing requirements as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the consultation has been withdrawn.
We are warning residents to be on their guard against scams stating that their Council Tax band may have changed.
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