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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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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