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Here are the results of the General Election which took place on Thursday 12th December.

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Statement on Planning Inspector’s decision to overturn council’s Alumno decision

12/13/2019 4:12:30 PM

Planning Inspector’s decision backs Alumno's appeal

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Report identifies fewer deprivation hotspots in Colchester

12/13/2019 1:17:03 PM

Colchester is now ranked the fifth most deprived district in Essex

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Architects appointed to new community facility development

12/12/2019 9:57:36 AM

The Stanway facility is currently in the development stage

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Performance report highlights council’s achievements

12/11/2019 12:35:52 PM

The council achieved robustly in line with 75% of its main performance targets

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Memorial carol service at Colchester Crematorium

12/9/2019 11:45:24 AM

Everyone is welcome to this informal and friendly service

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Christmas and New Year Recycling and Rubbish collection changes

12/9/2019 10:50:12 AM

Check your recycling calendar early

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council remains committed to the principles of Garden Communities

12/6/2019 10:45:34 AM

Will continue to work with partners and Government to deliver our Local Plan

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Festive park fun

12/6/2019 10:20:39 AM

Two seasonal events to enjoy in the coming weeks

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Colchester Events Company’s Weddings team wins top award

12/5/2019 2:11:54 PM

The award is the latest in a series of successes

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Archaeological excavations begin at Amphora Homes’ Creffield Road development

12/2/2019 3:16:45 PM

The site has been earmarked as potentially notable due to its location on a former Roman Road

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Free festive fun at Colchester Castle

12/2/2019 10:24:56 AM

The Castle will be throwing its doors open for FREE on 11 December

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Armed Forces Gold Award celebration event

11/29/2019 11:26:12 AM

Colchester has a historic and established relationship with the Armed Forces

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Colchester's Voluntary Welfare Grant fund open for applications

11/29/2019 10:52:22 AM

The three-year grant aims to support projects or services that strengthen communities

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Colchester Christmas Market

11/26/2019 3:46:26 PM

The historic High Street will be pedestrianised for the event

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Tree planting launch success

11/25/2019 3:00:38 PM

Over 200,000 trees will be planted across the borough in the next five years

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Council’s sports park offers cycling sessions for people with disabilities

11/25/2019 10:58:49 AM

Wheels for All is a nationally-recognised programme

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Local Council Tax Support scheme set to provide vital help to residents

11/21/2019 2:47:32 PM

The scheme provides a Council Tax reduction for residents who need additional support

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Use of Glyphosate herbicides to stop

11/21/2019 2:39:07 PM

Council to end the use of potentially harmful weed killer

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Natural History Museum scoops prestigious family award

11/20/2019 10:09:48 AM

Over 25,000 families took the time to cast their votes

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Wednesday Colchester Market trial

11/19/2019 3:12:10 PM

The Wednesday market will operate from 10am to 8pm initially until 18 December

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Expressions of Interest invitation for Stanway community facility

11/19/2019 8:11:19 AM

The community facility building will be a flexible hall space

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Step inside Colchester Castle’s Magical Grotto

11/18/2019 12:22:30 PM

Time is running out to book that magical visit

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Leisure World’s Leisure Pool due to close for essential maintenance work

11/18/2019 10:37:30 AM

From Monday 25 November until Thursday 5 December

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Free Christmas Parking

11/18/2019 10:15:43 AM

On the three Wednesdays before Christmas: 4, 11 and 18

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Play your part – help us green our beautiful borough!

11/14/2019 2:48:52 PM

Some 200,000 trees are set to be planted over five years

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Colchester to be merry and bright with two Christmas trees!

11/14/2019 11:47:44 AM

Located on the balcony of the Town Hall and in front of the War Memorial

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Council to explore new design for zigzag bridge

11/13/2019 3:50:27 PM

The study will also look at improving connections to the Wivenhoe Trail

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Check your information to vote in the December General Election

11/13/2019 2:34:18 PM

Make sure you are eligible to vote in the General Election on 12 December

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Applications for the Colchester Creative Events Fund are now open

11/13/2019 9:51:34 AM

In total £20,000 has been made available for creative events

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A new Economic Strategy for North Essex prosperity and jobs

11/12/2019 2:33:17 PM

The strategy spans 2020 to 2040

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Meet the new faces of Adorn: Jewellery, The Human Story

11/12/2019 11:55:20 AM

The six new faces all have unique and individual stories

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Leisure World celebrates as swimming instructor wins prestigious Royal Life Saving Soci...

11/12/2019 8:30:10 AM

Lynn attended a ceremony at Worcester Cathedral to collect her award

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Council shortlisted for hat-trick of awards

11/11/2019 10:29:39 AM

In the running to scoop three prestigious LGC Awards

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Colchester Borough Council offering digital assistance with EU settlement applications

11/11/2019 9:40:46 AM

Community Hub officers can provide digital assistance for those who need support

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Essex treasures including rare Viking ring on display at Colchester Castle

11/8/2019 10:50:44 AM

Objects include a 1000-year-old gold finger ring

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Temporary High Woods Country Park car park closures

11/7/2019 2:53:41 PM

Alternative parking will be available

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3D technology helping to record Colchester’s Roman Wall

11/5/2019 12:48:29 PM

The first ever accurate, high resolution, digital record of the wall is being produced

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Colchester Castle & Tiptree Tearooms team up over Gems & Gin!

11/5/2019 8:28:21 AM

Join renowned historical jewellery maker and expert Nicky Wade

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Colchester’s Service of Remembrance

11/5/2019 8:08:12 AM

In tribute to the victims of war

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Turner masterpiece comes to Colchester Castle

11/4/2019 11:04:27 AM

The painting will go on display in September 2020

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See in the New Year in style at Colchester’s historic Town Hall

11/4/2019 10:49:45 AM

A truly fantastic way to ring in 2020

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200,000 tree Colchester Woodland Project unveiled

11/1/2019 8:20:27 AM

Ambitious plans to plant 200,000 trees across the borough over the next five years through the Colchester Woodland Pr...

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£600 fine for man for illegally advertising cars for sale on Colchester roads.

11/1/2019 8:02:13 AM

A Halstead man has been found guilty at Southend Magistrates Court for three counts of advertising vehicles for sale ...

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Fantastic Fungi this November

10/31/2019 10:47:03 AM

More information on the activities in High Woods Country Park this November.

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Help decorate Colchester Castle this festive season!

10/28/2019 10:02:06 AM

Help spread Christmas cheer this year! Colchester Castle are looking for different community groups across Colchester...

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British Cycling funding for Council’s Sports Park

10/28/2019 9:28:13 AM

The Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park development has been awarded £590,000 from Places to Ride.

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New selection criteria set to boost Colchester’s Local List

10/25/2019 8:56:27 AM

The previous selection criteria made no provision for heritage assets other than buildings

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Colchester Borough Homes continues extensive programme of works across council’s facili...

10/24/2019 9:30:38 AM

Focusing on sustainability, reduction of carbon emissions and placemaking

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New funding for dementia activity sessions

10/24/2019 7:19:09 AM

The funding will also allow carers to participate for free

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Tree management to begin on Roman Wall

10/23/2019 10:06:35 AM

The work will follow strict guidelines adopted in the 2018 management plan for the Town Wall

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Historic St Botolph’s Church connects to town’s new pure fibre broadband network

10/23/2019 9:57:23 AM

The church has gone from literally no internet connectivity to state of the art Wi-Fi

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Planning Inspector reports on next steps for Local Plan examination

10/23/2019 8:00:39 AM

The next stages of the joint Local Plan examination for Braintree, Tendring and Colchester have been confirmed by the...

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Don’t waste your Halloween pumpkin

10/22/2019 1:12:38 PM

Colchester Borough Council is asking residents to make the most of their jack o’lanterns this Halloween by making, mu...

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Local Plan consultation

10/18/2019 7:44:39 AM

Responding to concerns raised about the recent consultation

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Colchester Market Changes

10/17/2019 3:06:32 PM

Starting on 19 October, Colchester Charter Market will begin a trial of hosting its Saturday market in Lion Walk, Col...

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Colchester’s world-famous Oyster Feast

10/16/2019 8:53:24 AM

The Mayor and Mayoress will be joined by special guest speaker Dan Cruickshank, Art Historian and BBC presenter

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Newly-discovered 3,000-year-old gold torc on display at Colchester Castle

10/14/2019 10:19:12 AM

Torcs were ostentatious neck rings

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£100k cricket funding for council’s Sports Park at Colchester’s Northern Gateway

10/14/2019 8:52:32 AM

The finding will contribute towards a new indoor cricket facility in the north of Colchester

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Cabinet hears progress on efforts to improve health and wellbeing in Colchester

10/11/2019 2:46:35 PM

Members heard about the formation of a multi-agency integrated care system

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Marking Hate Crime Awareness Week

10/11/2019 9:09:25 AM

Colchester Borough Council is hosting training events for its frontline staff

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Rural Crime Toolkit and funding launch

10/10/2019 1:18:02 PM

Colchester Borough Council has committed £30,000 in funding

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Clean air for Colchester: be part of the change

10/9/2019 2:51:41 PM

The survey also looks at how people could be encouraged to make changes to their habits

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Key system to protect cemetery toilet

10/9/2019 8:14:02 AM

The Radar key scheme allows visitors to use the facility, which will otherwise be kept locked

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Council reaffirms support for Colchester CAB

10/8/2019 2:50:49 PM

Recognising the extremely important work Colchester CAB does

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Don’t waste your garden waste

10/8/2019 2:28:17 PM

Make your own compost instead!

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Half Term Halloween fun at High Woods Country Park

10/7/2019 2:14:06 PM

Autumn is a great time of year to visit our beautiful parks

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Halloween At The Castle – half price entry for children!

10/7/2019 11:25:28 AM

Take part in our spooky fun

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St Botolph’s Priory consultation results

10/7/2019 10:56:51 AM

Top three priorities for the area identified

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Colchester tops performance on climate change in the East

10/4/2019 3:33:05 PM

Equal third most climate-friendly area in England and Wales

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Benefits Team shortlisted for a national award

10/4/2019 6:21:19 AM

After impressing judges with the their high standards

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Leisure World is committed to helping children learn to swim

10/3/2019 7:56:38 AM

Signs up to Swim England’s School Swimming Charter

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Can you break the Serpents Curse?

10/1/2019 8:32:50 AM

Set in Colchester Castle, Europe’s largest Norman keep

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Celebrating Black History Month this October

9/30/2019 8:52:42 AM

The Better Colchester campaign has supported the celebrations

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A mighty Roman sleepover!

9/30/2019 8:26:29 AM

Spend the night at the Castle on Saturday 26 October

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King Edward Quay consultation

9/27/2019 9:01:33 AM

Local people are being invited to give their feedback on the Quay

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Revamped climbing facilities at Leisure World Tiptree

9/25/2019 8:31:16 AM

Four new auto belay systems have been installed for the indoor climbing wall

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Cemetery temporary toilet closure

9/24/2019 10:41:28 AM

The toilet will close for a deep clean and repairs but should reopen within a few days

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Swimming school fined after child, 3, suffers chemical burns during lesson

9/20/2019 1:35:37 PM

First Strokes Swim Schools Ltd operates a purpose-built teaching pool in Stanway

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Celebrate Apple Day!

9/20/2019 9:32:30 AM

Part of National Organic month

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Recycling Week in Colchester

9/19/2019 8:41:26 AM

Recycling Week supports the council’s Better Colchester campaign

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Cracking down on anti-social behaviour in the town centre

9/19/2019 8:01:28 AM

The Town Centre Action Plan was created in partnership with Essex Police and Colchester Borough Homes

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Make sure you have your say on garden community evidence

9/18/2019 9:23:17 AM

A six-week public consultation was launched last month for residents to comment on this additional evidence

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Colchester Castle sees record numbers of visitors

9/18/2019 8:12:22 AM

When it took part in Heritage Open Days, England’s largest free festival of history and culture

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Ceremonial trowel returns to the Town Hall after 121 years

9/18/2019 7:48:13 AM

The finely-engraved object was acquired at auction earlier this year

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Town Hall listening session – your views can help shape a better Colchester

9/17/2019 1:12:54 PM

Residents are invited to a Town Hall public session at 6pm, on 25 September,

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Gum litter on Colchester’s streets reduces

9/17/2019 8:30:41 AM

The amount of gum litter in some areas of town has reduced by as much as 81%

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Security to continue at St Botolph’s Priory

9/16/2019 4:50:50 PM

Funded by the Better Colchester campaign, the extension of the security at St Botolph’s Priory will be welcomed and w...

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Colchester remembers Operation Market Garden

9/16/2019 7:05:24 AM

A special service to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem

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Landlord fined

9/13/2019 2:08:01 PM

Tenants contacted Colchester Borough Council with concerns about the property

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Colchester youngsters complete Firebreak course

9/13/2019 9:32:11 AM

The course is tailored to develop young people’s life skills

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St Botolph’s Open Day and Market

9/11/2019 1:15:27 PM

Part of Colchester’s Heritage Open Days programme 2019.

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Celebrating diversity in Colchester

9/11/2019 8:52:52 AM

Colchester Borough Council is supporting the Festival of Rice & Spice

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Colchester Amphora Homes Ltd receives planning approval for Creffield Road development

9/9/2019 11:21:27 AM

The project will provide a high-quality mix of homes close to the centre of town

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Share Your Stories With Colchester Museums!

9/5/2019 10:16:47 AM

Colchester Castle is offering locals a unique chance to be part of its new exhibition

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Entry to St Mary’s Car Park unavailable during road closure

9/5/2019 7:56:36 AM

Road closure affecting access to the car park

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Vineyard Street Car Park reduced on 11 September

9/4/2019 8:52:37 AM

The car park will have reduced capacity due to resurfacing works

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Experience Colchester’s history, culture and architecture for FREE!

9/4/2019 8:13:13 AM

Many historic properties across Colchester will be open for FREE

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Expressions of Interest invitation for Abbey Field Community Centre

8/30/2019 12:34:56 PM

The Abbey Field Community Centre is currently let to the Mercury Theatre

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Creating communities for future generations

8/30/2019 12:18:10 PM

Garden communities will support economic growth in North Essex

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Council writes to Planning Inspectorate despite winning appeal

8/30/2019 11:31:57 AM

Rejecting the conclusion that the council could not demonstrate a five-year supply of housing land

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Ancient ceremony to mark the annual opening of Colchester’s Oyster Fisheries

8/29/2019 9:13:03 AM

One of Colchester’s most celebrated and oldest traditions

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September park events

8/27/2019 7:21:11 AM

Most of which are completely FREE!

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Putt in the Park opens in Colchester

8/22/2019 9:48:11 AM

The course has been designed to reflect some of Colchester’s Roman history

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Inspector refuses speculative housing development on appeal

8/21/2019 3:37:00 PM

Gladman submitted a scheme to build 97 new houses on a greenfield site in West Bergholt

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Infrastructure funding is welcome investment in north Essex

8/19/2019 3:57:08 PM

Money will support a new road linking the A133 in east Colchester to the A120.

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Have your say on Garden Community evidence

8/19/2019 8:25:19 AM

A six-week public consultation is being launched today

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Well-known Colchester creative agency brought up to gigabit speed with pure fibre broad...

8/15/2019 10:15:39 AM

The scheme is part of a wider government plan to get more homes and businesses connected to full fibre broadband

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Innovative energy system testing completed at Colchester’s Northern Gateway

8/15/2019 9:45:40 AM

The latest test results were better than anticipated

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Council delivering on pledge to reduce homelessness

8/15/2019 8:28:16 AM

£4 million project agreed by the council’s Cabinet last year

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Summer holiday food and fun in Greenstead

8/14/2019 9:02:46 AM

Up to 50 children a day can benefit from free lunches and fun activities

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Ask Mark!

8/12/2019 8:45:23 AM

Every month a selection of the questions will be chosen, and Cllr Cory will then answer them via a video

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Colchester Borough Council to act on fly-tipping

8/9/2019 9:08:18 AM

Launches a new education campaign

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Property management company fined over £1,800 for 36 HMO breaches

8/9/2019 9:00:29 AM

Health and Safety concerns at two properties

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Alumno appeal: Planning Committee advised to discuss possible decision change

8/8/2019 7:04:03 AM

Advised it would not be possible to defend the decision to refuse the plans on the grounds of insufficient community ...

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Colchester Castle is under siege!

8/7/2019 8:44:52 AM

Watch history come alive in a truly magical setting

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Recycling rates rise

8/5/2019 3:28:31 PM

The biggest percentage increase in recycling came from plastics, which rose by 12%

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Supporting veterans through coffee

8/5/2019 10:30:50 AM

Combat2Coffee aims to support armed forces veterans who are looking for a career change

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Have your say on the proposed Colchester Local List selection criteria

8/5/2019 9:00:59 AM

The consultation, which began on 4 August, will run for six weeks

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£2 parking offer continues in Colchester

8/5/2019 8:51:58 AM

The offer is only available when drivers pay for their parking through the MiPermit

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How rotten was Boudicca really?! Visit Colchester teams up with Horrible Histories: The...

8/5/2019 8:43:38 AM

The team at Visit Colchester has lots of fun film merchandise to give away

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Roman artefacts found during excavation of Jacks building to go on display next week

8/1/2019 7:28:44 AM

Discoveries confirm the nature of the buried building as a Roman bath house

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Colchester Borough Council's sound financial management praised by auditors

7/31/2019 8:47:50 AM

The audit report confirms the council has a robust and effective approach to managing its finances

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Events in Colchester’s parks this August

7/31/2019 8:28:39 AM

Some of which are completely FREE!

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Funding for Monkwick Munch Club

7/30/2019 7:37:50 AM

The money will support the running of Monkwick Munch Club during the summer holidays

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Check your electoral details

7/29/2019 10:12:39 AM

Residents must complete a Household Enquiry Form to ensure they are registered to vote

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Visit Colchester unveils Colchester United pitch board

7/29/2019 8:43:09 AM

The advertising features Colchester Castle, St Botolph’s Priory and a Roman charioteer

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Still time to have your say on making a Better Colchester

7/25/2019 1:27:54 PM

The Policy and Public Initiatives Panel is seeking residents’ views, via an online survey

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Colchester Castle’s new jewellery exhibition opens this weekend

7/25/2019 7:43:35 AM

The exhibition runs from 27 July - 16 February 2020

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Waste collections reduced in extreme heat

7/24/2019 4:24:01 PM

More information on our reduced waste collection service due to extreme heat

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Cycling safety support

7/23/2019 3:27:19 PM

The free mobile service will be available until 26 July

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Flushed with success – refurbished public toilets opened in West Mersea

7/23/2019 10:04:33 AM

The refurbishment took five weeks to complete

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Colourful umbrellas installed in Culver Square!

7/22/2019 1:48:30 PM

The project forms part of a wider initiative to celebrate and light up some areas of Colchester

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Mysterious ancient Roman ‘crown’ to go on display at Colchester Castle Museum

7/22/2019 10:48:15 AM

The crown is one of two found at Cavenham, Suffolk, in 1925

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Visit Colchester Launch Family Heritage Treasure Trail

7/19/2019 10:03:11 AM

This summer let Visit Colchester help you find the best things to see and do across the borough that don’t cost the e...

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Enjoy St Botolph’s Priory this summer

7/12/2019 1:25:13 PM

The Priory is a key heritage site for Colchester

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Baby Dragon Hatches

7/12/2019 12:55:33 PM

The baby dragon is a new addition to the dragon family officially unveiled last week

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Have your say on making a Better Colchester

7/12/2019 8:53:37 AM

The Policy and Public Initiatives Panel is seeking residents’ views

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Paying the right Council Tax matters!

7/12/2019 8:43:34 AM

The council has started a campaign to identify those who need to correct their claims

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Adorn your summer with Colchester Museums

7/11/2019 7:35:30 AM

Colchester Museums are getting ready to greet plenty of families this summer

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Leisure World Highwoods & Tiptree Summer Offers

7/10/2019 10:50:09 AM

Offer run throughout July and August

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Commemorative silverware returns to Town Hall after more than a century

7/9/2019 10:59:22 AM

The silver casket and key were presented to Mayor Wilson Marriage in 1892 and 1918

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Popular Comedy Store show returns to Charter Hall this July

7/9/2019 8:07:50 AM

The Comedy Store is a great addition to this year’s excellent line-up of shows at Charter Hall

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Just one week left to apply to Colchester Museums traineeship scheme

7/8/2019 9:16:44 AM

Nine, one-year placements will be available from October, across a number of sites in Essex and Suffolk

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Colchester showcased in major report on council house building

7/5/2019 2:11:01 PM

The report highlights Colchester Borough Council for its plans to increase the level of affordable house-building”

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Floral Dragon display unveiled

7/5/2019 1:26:01 PM

The 3D flower display is located inside the Cowdray Gates of Upper Castle Park

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£30,000 to tackle rural crime

7/4/2019 7:52:57 AM

The council, supported by the Safer Colchester Partnership, launches its new Rural Crime Toolkit in September

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Lift to close for repairs

7/3/2019 1:44:46 PM

Hydraulic repairs will affect the Vineyard Street lift

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Garden Community plans could support more than 21,000 jobs by 2050

7/2/2019 1:35:41 PM

The Garden Communities would be built over 40-50 years

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Summer Screen outdoor cinema returns to Castle Park this weekend!

7/2/2019 1:09:12 PM

A great line-up of films will be shown

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Innovative low carbon energy system developing at Colchester’s Northern Gateway

7/2/2019 11:13:03 AM

The scheme will significantly reduce carbon emissions caused by heating homes and offices

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Leisure World Swim School open enrolment

7/2/2019 7:26:48 AM

Learning to swim is an important life skill

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Colchester’s looking better

7/1/2019 1:30:01 PM

Thanks to a maintenance programme to improve Colchester’s street furniture

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Transit system to better connect North Essex

7/1/2019 11:45:12 AM

The system will include traffic priority measures

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Property manager fined for failing to join complaints scheme

6/28/2019 12:20:29 PM

£5000 fine for failing to join a property redress scheme

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New Stanway community facility consultation begins in July

6/28/2019 8:44:09 AM

The council has funding to develop the site with Section 106 contributions from developers

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Start the school holidays outdoors

6/27/2019 8:43:04 AM

Colchester’s parks are holding events on 21 and 31 July

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Look behind the scenes at Colchester Crematorium

6/27/2019 7:25:51 AM

The friendly crematorium team will be on hand to answer questions, allay fears and dispel myths

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New tenants Aston Lark complete their move into second Amphora Place office

6/26/2019 9:46:56 AM

The move follows the successful completion of the first Amphora office leased to Birkett Long in 2017

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Residents asked to have their say – St Botolph’s Priory public consultation now open

6/26/2019 8:24:50 AM

St Botolph’s Priory is a key heritage attraction for Colchester and attracts thousands of visitors each year

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North Hill café-owner fined over illegal shop signs

6/25/2019 10:00:15 AM

New shop signs erected without planning consent

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Swim with Sport For Confidence

6/21/2019 10:50:35 AM

The pioneering Sport for Confidence programme places specialist health professionals alongside sports coaches

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New CAFE venues announced

6/18/2019 1:03:08 PM

Nine new venues are joining the scheme to run CAFE events across Colchester

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Dementia activity sessions continue at Leisure World

6/18/2019 10:52:49 AM

A programme of fun, relaxed activities and sports for people living with dementia and their carers

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Become a museum trainee with Colchester Museums

6/18/2019 9:06:36 AM

Nine one-year placements will be available, from October, across several sites in Essex and Suffolk

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Armed Forces Day to be marked with Colchester fanfare

6/18/2019 8:46:20 AM

The Mayor of Colchester, Councillor Nick Cope, will lead the ceremony

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Adorn: Jewellery, The Human Story launch events

6/18/2019 7:50:02 AM

Exploring the glitz and glamour of personal adornment, from the Bronze age to the 21st Century

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10-week Summer Gym Membership

6/14/2019 10:45:25 AM

Bargain prices on offer

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Vineyard Street lift closure for works

6/13/2019 12:26:10 PM

Repairs include adjusting the lift’s landing tracks

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No-fly drone policy – a reminder for parks and open spaces

6/13/2019 8:50:04 AM

Colchester Borough Council is reinforcing its no-fly drone policy

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Work to start on Colchester’s new drinking water fountains

6/13/2019 7:53:16 AM

The council is installing the new fountains as part of its Better Colchester campaign

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Leisure World Tiptree June Offers

6/13/2019 7:27:50 AM

We have some fantastic special offers running at Leisure World Tiptree, during June

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Council reaffirms ambition to deliver up to 350 social homes for Colchester residents

6/6/2019 7:29:45 AM

Cabinet restated the aim while backing plans supporting the transfer of council-owned land

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Recycling voucher changes

6/3/2019 1:12:55 PM

All containers will remain free of charge.

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Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan officially adopted

5/31/2019 9:12:52 AM

New plan for Wivenhoe that has been formally adopted by Colchester Borough Council.

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Explore the great outdoors this June

5/30/2019 1:45:22 PM

Summer officially starts in June and Colchester Borough Council’s Parks and Countryside sites are hosting events

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Schools and community groups urged to create Ecobricks to help tackle plastic waste

5/30/2019 7:32:03 AM

Schools and community groups across the borough are being urged to create Ecobricks

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Colchester Museums are looking for Adorn Volunteers

5/29/2019 9:02:39 AM

Colchester Museums are appealing for volunteers to get involved with Colchester Castle’s new exhibition opening this ...

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Colchester commemoration service to mark 75th anniversary of D-Day

5/24/2019 1:30:53 PM

A special commemoration service will be held at Colchester’s War Memorial on 6 June

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CAFE ‘Colchester and Friends Events’ will brighten your day

5/24/2019 12:11:35 PM

Colchester Borough Council is taking steps to tackle loneliness and social isolation

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Castle Park launches Changing Places and improves its facilities

5/24/2019 10:22:10 AM

The improved facilities are conveniently located beside the Park Café

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Former landlord of The Bull fined for health and safety offences

5/24/2019 9:58:01 AM

He failed to undertake a suitable noise at work risk assessment

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Colchester Museums collaborate with the Colchester FoodBank

5/22/2019 12:13:29 PM

The joint exhibition, entitled Visual Feast, will be on display throughout the summer and autumn

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Colchester Borough Council wins the Gold Award for excellence in management of address ...

5/22/2019 11:57:23 AM

The award is only given to organisations that have consistently reached and maintained the highest standards

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Colchester features in Game Of Thrones Kingdom-wide takeover

5/21/2019 12:50:25 PM

Colchester is among one of four locations across the country chosen by HBO to represent the Game of Thrones story

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GAME OF THRONES KINGDOM-WIDE TAKEOVER

5/21/2019 12:43:03 PM

Essex renamed to celebrate the legacy of HBO’s Game Of Thrones

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FREE Community & Digital Fayre to be hosted in Colchester, Harwich and Jaywick

5/20/2019 9:47:13 AM

The free events will offer training in a range of digital skills with a Google Digital Skills Trainer

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£88k funding boost to help vulnerable rough sleepers in Colchester

5/17/2019 8:31:49 AM

A project helping people with complex mental health or addiction issues find and/or maintain suitable accommodation i...

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Colchester jumps 34 places in the 2019 Hot Office Location Index

5/16/2019 1:41:47 PM

The 2019 ratings place it 48th

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Love Your Local Market in Colchester

5/15/2019 12:24:00 PM

Colchester Market will be joining markets across the country taking part in the Love Your Local Market Campaign

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Creative Colchester website launches to show off growing creative and digital sector

5/15/2019 11:03:28 AM

Colchester’s growing creative and digital sector now have their own website

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Reach for the stars with Colchester Museums!

5/15/2019 10:48:52 AM

Look out for a great range of events designed to leave the children starry-eyed over the half term

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Landlord and local letting agent fined for poor property management and unlicensed prop...

5/15/2019 10:20:12 AM

On inspection of the property, an Environmental Health Officer identified multiple breaches of HMO management regulat...

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Colchester residents invited to annual Mayor Making ceremony

5/14/2019 1:05:58 PM

Councillor Nick Cope will be sworn in as Colchester’s 187th Mayor

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NEPP finalist in PATROL PARC Awards

5/14/2019 8:45:46 AM

NEPP has recently won three British Parking Awards and previously been shortlisted for this award

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Colchester Castle celebrates a year of its Resident Pass

5/13/2019 8:50:18 AM

Many Colcestrians have taken advantage of the new membership scheme which gives unlimited entry to the Castle for one...

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Taxi and private hire drivers warned to display correct signage or face penalties

5/13/2019 7:42:34 AM

The move aims to protect public safety

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Colchester Borough Council announces new cleaning contract

5/2/2019 1:29:35 PM

The agreement will safeguard 15 jobs

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Communities tackle litter

5/1/2019 1:39:23 PM

The national event run by Keep Britain Tidy took place from 22 March-23 April 2019

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Walk on the wild side this May

5/1/2019 12:09:39 PM

Come and enjoy the walking events and activities taking place in the borough’s parks and countryside spaces

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Colchester Castle to mark 75th Anniversary of D-Day

4/30/2019 7:44:31 AM

Colchester Castle is honoured to be bringing a small Airborne 75 display to the people of Colchester

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Summer Screen returns to Colchester’s Castle Park this July!

4/30/2019 7:21:22 AM

Six hit movies will be shown across Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 July

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Town Hall’s restored foundation stone unveiled

4/29/2019 1:35:25 PM

Cllr David King, Portfolio Holder for Resources, and High Steward Sir Bob Russell revealed the restored inscription

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Be part of Colchester Castle’s new exhibition

4/29/2019 8:43:47 AM

The new exhibition will showcase exquisite jewellery and objects of personal adornment throughout history

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New recycling clear bags to be delivered

4/23/2019 1:11:10 PM

Deliveries will take place between Monday 29 April and Friday 17 May

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Castle Park Bandstand concerts return

4/16/2019 1:07:24 PM

This year’s concerts take place at weekends from April to September

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No change for Easter Collections

4/12/2019 9:16:06 AM

Residents are being asked to be mindful of using single-use plastics

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Hop over to High Woods Country Park for Easter family fun!

4/11/2019 12:03:10 PM

There are plenty of family fun events taking place in High Woods Country Park this month

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Colchester Borough Council shortlisted for national awards

4/9/2019 12:11:32 PM

The MJ Awards celebrate the best of local government services and personnel

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Leisure World stocks swimwear made from ocean waste

4/9/2019 9:50:04 AM

The range is made from abandoned fishing nets, carpet and industrial waste which are rescued from the oceans and land...

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Colchester Museums prestigious Hoop Award

4/4/2019 1:48:41 PM

Colchester Museums are thrilled to announce that they have won a prestigious Hoop Award in the Best Holiday Activitie...

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Second major Northern Gateway planning application submitted

4/3/2019 12:58:28 PM

The ambition to create a new destination at Colchester’s Northern Gateway moves a step closer following the submissio...

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Colchester Borough Council receives Government funding to tackle air pollution

4/2/2019 3:56:09 PM

​​​​​​​Colchester Borough Council has received nearly £250,000 from the Government to support a scheme to improve air...

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2019 Household Drop-off Service starts

4/2/2019 3:44:02 PM

This weekend, Colchester Borough Council’s seasonal Saturday Household Drop-Off Service will recommence for 2019 and ...

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Town Hall to shine a light on autism awareness

3/28/2019 12:43:34 PM

All over the world, thousands of other iconic landmarks and buildings will ‘light it blue’ for autism awareness

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Explore and enjoy Colchester Castle in a relaxed setting

3/28/2019 9:35:24 AM

The relaxed sessions are specifically designed to make the large museum space a less challenging space for visitors w...

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Start your own Colchester Roman Invasion with Visit Colchester!

3/27/2019 1:07:20 PM

English Tourism Week takes place this year from the 30 March – 7 April,

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Check your information to vote in the May local elections

3/22/2019 10:22:18 AM

Ensure you’re eligible to vote in the Borough Council elections on 2 May

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Colchester Council successfully prosecutes local landlord and property management company

3/21/2019 2:13:44 PM

A landlord and a property management company have been found guilty of a total of 56 offences

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Calling all potential lifeguards

3/21/2019 11:47:18 AM

Leisure World Colchester is holding a Lifeguard Recruitment Open Day Wednesday 24 April

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Construction completes on second Amphora Place office

3/21/2019 10:31:14 AM

Colchester Amphora Trading Ltd has successfully completed work on the second Amphora Place office located off Sheepen...

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Future High Streets application for Colchester’s share of £675 million

3/21/2019 9:53:50 AM

Colchester’s application has been completed by the council, working in partnership with the Colchester Business Impro...

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Residents and businesses urged to pledge their support to alleviate and prevent homeles...

3/21/2019 8:42:33 AM

Residents and companies can now publicly state how they want to help tackle the issue through making an online pledge

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Visit Colchester invades Liverpool Street Station today!

3/19/2019 11:39:00 AM

The event organised by Visit Colchester on the main station concourse

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Colchester Castle welcomes Flame the Dragon this Easter!

3/19/2019 10:10:24 AM

Flame, the rather roar-some Dragon, will be greeting Castle guests on Sunday 14 April

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Colchester Borough Council supports communities to clean up as part of country’s bigges...

3/19/2019 8:56:57 AM

The campaign runs from March 22 to April 23

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Statement re. Umbrella Installation in Sir Isaac’s Walk

3/19/2019 8:44:05 AM

We are working to find a new location to ensure this installation happens for Colchester.

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Vineyard Street lift to undergo refurbishment

3/18/2019 3:02:43 PM

Customers who use the lift are advised to plan ahead and seek alternative arrangements during the closure

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New signs to welcome visitors to Colchester

3/15/2019 3:33:34 PM

New signs welcoming people to the borough are to be installed at a number of key locations by Colchester Borough Coun...

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Castle Park Boating Lake to undergo repairs

3/15/2019 3:19:48 PM

Colchester Borough Council recently drained the boating lake in Castle Park for routine cleaning and maintenance.

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Free ‘Healthy Body Healthy Mind’ Course

3/15/2019 2:33:05 PM

Did you know that regular activity can relieve stress, enhance memory, improve sleep quality and boost our general mood?

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New recycling calendar and changes agreed

3/14/2019 3:22:14 PM

Colchester Borough Council is sending out the new 2019/20 Recycling Calendar to residents across the borough.

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Council and Colchester Business Improvement District launch Neat Street campaign

3/13/2019 8:49:29 AM

The Neat Street campaign aims to get Colchester Town Centre businesses on board in support of Town Centre cleanliness.

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Multi-Storey Car Park Deep Clean

3/13/2019 8:37:07 AM

Colchester Borough Council is pleased to announce that St Mary’s and St John’s multi-storey car parks in Colchester t...

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New fleet to enhance service

3/13/2019 8:24:47 AM

A new fleet of recycling and rubbish collection vehicles will be heading out on the streets of Colchester delivering ...

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Visit Colchester to invade Liverpool Street Station

3/8/2019 3:03:26 PM

Start your very own #ColchesterRomanInvasion

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Crematorium recycling scheme raises thousands for local hospice

3/7/2019 3:26:25 PM

St Helena was chosen as one of several charities supported by this year’s Mayoress, Mrs Ann Chillingworth.

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Special Constables recognised by the Mayor of Colchester

3/7/2019 10:21:52 AM

At a presentation event jointly organised by the Safer Colchester Partnership and Essex Police

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New interpretation highlights the importance of Gosbecks Archaeological Park

3/6/2019 3:11:23 PM

An additional interpretation panel has been installed at the northern end of Oliver’s Lane

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Council apprentices scoop career award

3/6/2019 1:44:45 PM

The Career Track Assessor Award recognises the hard work and commitment of apprentices

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Avenue of Remembrance war memorial to be refurbished

3/6/2019 11:19:30 AM

The memorial features plaques listing the names of all those who had commemorative trees planted along the Avenue of ...

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Section of Roman Wall to be lit for five nights

3/5/2019 8:42:20 AM

The lit section extends to the south of Balkerne Gate

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Give your views on changes to Polling Districts and Polling Places

3/4/2019 3:04:05 PM

Views are being sought from borough councillors, parish councils, accessibility groups and residents

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Priory access gate at Priory Street to be repaired

3/4/2019 12:34:45 PM

Access to St Botolph’s Priory from Priory Street will be closed for the duration of the works

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Get active with our 50% off gym membership deal

3/4/2019 11:40:00 AM

Get up to 50% off annual gym memberships

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Get your Free VIP Day Pass Today

3/1/2019 11:00:15 AM

This March discover the world of fitness by registering for a Free VIP Day Pass at Leisure World Colchester

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Grab a sleeping bag and head to Colchester Castle for the ultimate family-friendly slee...

2/28/2019 9:17:47 AM

Colchester Castle is a must-see for any lover of history

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First World War commemorative benches unveiled at Colchester War Memorial

2/27/2019 11:54:27 AM

Two distinctive designs feature the motto 'Lest We Forget'

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Discover A Victorian Man’s Greatest Fear At Hollytrees Museum!

2/25/2019 3:22:41 PM

A fascinating new display entitled ‘And what came of it?’ is now open at Hollytrees Museum in Colchester

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Council approves Budget for investment as financial pressures continue

2/21/2019 11:11:41 AM

The decision was reached amidst continuing and increasing cost pressures imposed by central government

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Be alert to Council Tax refund scam

2/18/2019 9:59:12 AM

The number of spam emails and texts has increased recently

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New bins in Colchester Town Centre aim to encourage more recycling ‘on-the-go’

2/14/2019 9:21:29 AM

Fourteen banks of bins will be installed in key Town Centre locations

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North Essex Garden Communities receives million-pound backing from Government

2/13/2019 10:55:00 AM

Gardent Communities project to receive £1m share of £9m government fund

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Work to begin on Castle Park’s new Putt in the Park

2/12/2019 2:58:49 PM

Construction begins in early March due for completion in early summer

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Join Colchester Museums for a fun-filled half term

2/11/2019 10:54:25 AM

With events taking place in all three museums, there's something for everyone

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How HOT can YOU go?

2/8/2019 11:22:58 AM

The Colchester Chilli Challenge returns to Colchester Market

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Multimillion-pound boost to Colchester's ultrafast broadband future

2/7/2019 11:13:47 AM

Colchester is the first authority in East Anglia to secure funding from the Government’s Local Full Fibre Network Fund

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Council awarded Customer Service Excellence Standard

2/5/2019 2:57:08 PM

The award followed a year-long programme and rigorous two-day external assessment in December 2018

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Final Colchester Plastic Pledge winners announced

2/4/2019 2:21:19 PM

The winners have made pledges to reduce their use of single-use plastics

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Court orders destruction of sound equipment after noise abatement notice breached

2/1/2019 3:13:13 PM

Ruling follows a second prosecution by Colchester Borough Council.

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Work due to start on large refurbishment of Castle Park toilets

2/1/2019 2:12:08 PM

The first phase of the project, starts 4 February 2019

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Save money as you shed pounds

2/1/2019 11:15:04 AM

Pay last year’s membership price

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Visit Colchester unveils new strapline

1/31/2019 9:57:05 AM

The strapline changes to ‘Colchester: Britain’s First City’

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2019/20 Budget set to maintain a path of investment as financial pressures continue

1/29/2019 8:49:31 AM

It costs around £19 million per year to deliver the council's services

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The Great Jobs Agenda offering a new deal for workers

1/25/2019 10:09:06 AM

Motion before Cabinet calls on employers and government to make every job a great job

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Parking Survey 2019

1/24/2019 8:56:39 AM

The survey will take place between 26 January and 2 February

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Love Aqua Springs Spa this Valentine’s Day

1/23/2019 12:25:57 PM

Surprise your loved one with a spa package

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Schools out! Join Colchester Museums for fun, this February

1/22/2019 9:25:49 AM

A range of hands-on events are planned for Colchester Castle, Hollytrees Museum and the Natural History Museum

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New £2 parking offer in Colchester

1/21/2019 12:17:27 PM

Drivers can now park for just £2 flat rate, if they arrive after 2pm

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Visit Colchester launches new visitor guides for 2019

1/21/2019 10:21:25 AM

The new tourism campaign, The Beautiful Borough of Colchester, launched in December 2018, features heavily in both gu...

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Northern Gateway pre-planning consultation

1/18/2019 9:46:50 AM

A series of pre-planning consultation events are taking place in January

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Discover the Magic of Valentine’s at Colchester Castle

1/16/2019 10:11:10 AM

The event is the perfect way to start your Valentine’s evening

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UK’s fourth largest pub company prosecuted for health and safety breaches

1/15/2019 11:22:21 AM

Slug and Lettuce in Colchester High Street fined more than £100,000

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Colchester third best in England for improving recycling and rubbish rates

1/14/2019 10:44:28 AM

Colchester achieved a recycling rate of 55% - 10% above the official recycling rate for England - in 2017

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Property company fined for non-compliance

1/10/2019 12:32:36 PM

Property management company Titlecroft Limited £5,000 for failing to join a property redress scheme

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Get set for the great tree giveaway!

1/10/2019 9:30:49 AM

The annual ‘Trees for Years’ giveaway returns on Saturday 2 February 2019

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Revitalised plans confirmed for Jacks

1/8/2019 2:22:53 PM

Three Wise Monkeys to move in and operate their pint-sized micro-brewery in the town centre

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Award winning inclusive sports programme arrives in Colchester!

1/7/2019 10:26:39 AM

The award winning Sport For Confidence programme is supported by Colchester Borough Council.

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February Holiday Camp early bird offer

1/4/2019 10:38:39 AM

Leisure World Colchester supports the Better Colchester Campaign to promote sport and health for Colchester residents.

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Gosbecks Archaeological Park: What lies beneath?

1/3/2019 1:28:54 PM

Recently installed panels at Gosbecks replace existing ones

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Next Colchester Plastic Pledge winners announced

1/3/2019 11:24:29 AM

The winners, who were selected at random, have all made pledges to reduce their use of single-use plastics

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