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Castle Park set for spectacular weekend of music with Westlife and Ball & Boe

6/27/2022 12:23:13 PM

Castle Park set for spectacular weekend of music with Westlife and Ball & Boe

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Colchester Museums crowdfunding success!

6/16/2022 7:47:13 AM

Colchester Museums can now press ahead with its exciting plans

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Armed Forces Day marked with Colchester fanfare

6/15/2022 10:22:17 AM

The mayor will lead a ceremony on the Town Hall steps

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New installation on Short Wyre Street to highlight Colchester’s' independent businesses...

6/14/2022 8:54:12 AM

The BID commissioned the artwork and Colchester Borough Council funded the project

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Leisure World Colchester puts plans in place to stay open during national chlorine shor...

6/9/2022 1:08:22 PM

Temporary changes to its fitness and teaching-pool timetables

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Clearing a path ahead at Fieldgate Quay

6/9/2022 8:36:22 AM

Contractors have begun work to clear the former CTruks Marine Services site

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Special service to mark 40th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict

6/8/2022 1:55:02 PM

The commemoration will be held in Hollytrees Museum Gardens

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Council pledges help to tackle the cost-of-living crisis

6/7/2022 4:57:57 PM

Cabinet set to discuss how to develop proposals for a cost-of-living action plan

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Council tax rebate: discretionary scheme opens for applications

6/6/2022 8:59:15 AM

Qualifying residents can apply now for a discretionary £150 payment

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Jubilee projection on Colchester Castle

6/1/2022 2:14:12 PM

Jubilee projection on Colchester Castle

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No changes to bin collections over Jubilee weekend

5/30/2022 5:42:36 PM

No changes to bin collections over Jubilee weekend

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Inspectors rule on Section Two of Local Plan

5/24/2022 1:37:05 PM

The Local Plan for sustainable development in Colchester can be found legally sound

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Wicked Spirits? Two weeks to go to help reach our fundraising goal!

5/23/2022 2:10:48 PM

Help tell the story of those persecuted for witchcraft

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Head to Colchester Sports Park for a Festival of Fun

5/23/2022 11:28:43 AM

A fun-filled weekend of activities for all the family on 4 and 5 June

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Step into a magical land of Dragons at Colchester Castle!

5/23/2022 8:27:07 AM

A truly magical day out for the whole family

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Colchester celebrates city status

5/20/2022 6:08:27 AM

The news was welcomed by the Mayor of Colchester and other civic representatives

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Trees planted in Colchester for Jubilee

5/17/2022 8:10:20 AM

Be part of the Queen’s Green Canopy Project

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Colchester’s Jubilee Community Picnic

5/16/2022 2:51:48 PM

Colchester’s Jubilee Community Picnic

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Community Cycle event celebrates RideLondon’s arrival in Colchester

5/16/2022 2:38:07 PM

Community Cycle event celebrates RideLondon’s arrival in Colchester

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Colchester partners join together to support Dementia Action Week

5/16/2022 1:05:47 PM

Colchester partners join together to support Dementia Action Week

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Council’s lead planning officer shortlisted for prestigious award

5/11/2022 10:10:50 AM

Karen Syrett has been shortlisted in the East of England RTPI Awards for

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Spectacular plans for Colchester’s Jubilee celebrations

5/5/2022 9:55:29 AM

A host of special activities are planned for Thursday 2 June

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Have your say on open spaces!

5/3/2022 9:03:46 AM

The public is being invited to help shape the future of outdoor recreation

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Calling all potential lifeguards

4/21/2022 10:23:04 AM

Leisure World Colchester is holding a Lifeguard Recruitment Open Day on Thursday 28 April

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Schools design new butterfly signs for no mow areas

4/20/2022 1:19:11 PM

As part of the Colchester Woodland and Biodiversity Project

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Council tax rebate scheme: what you need to know

4/20/2022 7:55:04 AM

How households in the borough are set to benefit

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Local poets compose poignant poems for Blossom Circles at Kings Head Meadow

4/19/2022 10:17:52 AM

The planted blossom circles are an area of reflection for everyone across the borough

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Street Tag Jubilee Trail in Colchester!

4/19/2022 8:16:52 AM

The trail will run from 2 May to 26 June 2022 and take you on a journey to discover 15 locations across the borough

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Mayor of Colchester to lead St George’s Day celebrations

4/19/2022 7:54:49 AM

The occasion marks the return of the traditional civic event after a two-year interval due to the pandemic

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Colchester’s bandstand to be refurbished to mark Royal Jubilee

4/14/2022 1:24:41 PM

The much-loved Victorian bandstand in Castle Park was built between 1894 and 1896

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Household drop-off service restarts

4/13/2022 8:36:24 AM

Running from April to September 2022

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Call for photos of past jubilees in Colchester

4/12/2022 10:58:27 AM

Share your stories with younger generations and add to the celebrations in Colchester this year

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Easter walking trails at High Woods County Park

4/12/2022 10:39:20 AM

Spring into action for a nature-themed walking trail bank holiday weekend

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No changes to waste collections over Easter

4/11/2022 12:54:27 PM

All collections will take place as normal

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Council highly commended in national sustainability awards

4/7/2022 12:51:34 PM

For its campaign to encourage drivers to switch off their vehicle engines when stationary

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Council reaffirms exciting vision for a vibrant Town Centre

4/6/2022 3:54:00 PM

An ambitious new masterplan is set to deliver a raft of exciting new projects and investment in Colchester’s historic...

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Discover Colchester on foot

4/5/2022 12:08:36 PM

Visit Colchester launches new walking trails in time for Easter

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Community comes together for Covid commemoration event

3/29/2022 10:00:59 AM

The lives, loves and losses of the pandemic commemorated at the Mercury theatre

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Ukrainian flag raised above Colchester

3/25/2022 1:47:09 PM

Ukrainian flag raised above Colchester Castle and Colchester Town Hall in solidarity.

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Covid Commemoration afternoon event and concert line up

3/24/2022 5:43:17 PM

Afternoon events outside the Mercury for reflection on the last two years of the pandemic.

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Updating Colchester with Top Mural Artist Dan Kitchener

3/24/2022 5:08:56 PM

Professional mural artist Dan Kitchener mural in Colchester town centre.

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Contractor appointed for major green project at council’s HQ

3/24/2022 4:38:21 PM

M3 Design Development Ltd appointed as contractor.

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Calling all fans – Russell Kane to perform at Charter Hall, Colchester

3/24/2022 3:57:28 PM

Russell Kane is to perform his new show ‘The Essex Variant’ at Colchester’s Charter Hall.

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Visionary plans to be unveiled for Colchester’s historic town centre

3/24/2022 11:43:35 AM

An exciting new vision for Colchester’s town centre.

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Improved security for Colchester’s green spaces

3/24/2022 8:55:09 AM

Security improvements for 17 open space sites in Colchester

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Solar Powered Smart bins coming to Dedham

3/22/2022 10:32:50 AM

Solar Powered Smart bins coming to Dedham

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Colchester Celebrates English Tourism Week

3/18/2022 12:43:28 PM

Highlighting Colchester as a great tourist destination for groups to visit

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Support for Colchester residents

3/18/2022 12:33:06 PM

Support is available for local people who are experiencing acute financial pressures.

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Keep Colchester tidy!

3/18/2022 9:23:54 AM

Take part in the Great British Spring Clean 2022

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Leisure Park partners celebrate ground-breaking at Colchester Northern Gateway

3/17/2022 1:29:18 PM

Work starts on the £65 million Colchester Northern Gateway Leisure Park

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Over £100k netball investment at Leisure world Highwoods and The Gilberd School

3/16/2022 4:57:50 PM

The investment will ensure local netball in Colchester can be enjoyed by netball leagues and clubs who hire the facil...

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Helpline goes greener with new fleet of hybrid vehicles

3/16/2022 2:27:52 PM

The project is just one of several measures being developed by the council in response to the climate emergency

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Essex Rebels gift team kits to Colchester Museums’ collection

3/16/2022 8:58:08 AM

Two full team kits donated to help preserve them for future generations

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Piano recital dedicated to former Mayor Nick Cope

3/16/2022 8:31:46 AM

Acclaimed international pianist Maria Kustas played Beethoven and Brahms

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Book of Condolence opens for councillor and former Mayor, Nick Cope

3/11/2022 8:50:15 AM

It will remain open for people to leave messages until Saturday, 30 April.

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Colchester Borough Council launches new Cultural Strategy

3/10/2022 8:59:26 AM

The new strategy is a commitment in the council’s Strategic Plan and will strengthen and support the borough’s cultur...

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Colchester to raise flag for Commonwealth Day

3/9/2022 11:29:13 AM

Commonwealth Day 2022 will be celebrated with a special flag-raising ceremony at 10am at the Town Hall

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Cllr Nick Cope: A joint statement by the Mayor of Colchester and the Leader of Colchest...

3/8/2022 1:32:05 PM

It is with great sadness that we confirm the death of Colchester Borough Council member and former Mayor, Cllr Nick Cope

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Colchester Museums to shine a light on Hollytrees and the Natural History Museum

3/8/2022 12:34:22 PM

The new lighting will enable the trees, along with the Sycamore on the roof of Colchester Castle, to be lit for speci...

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Colchester gets set for start of Women’s Tour this June

3/8/2022 10:26:40 AM

The opening leg of the race will head into Colchester town centre and through the wider borough before crossing into ...

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Mercury Theatre to host Covid commemoration concert

3/8/2022 9:01:24 AM

The special civic event aims to bring the community together through a range of music, recitals, and other performances

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More street trees planted under the Local Authority Treescape Fund

3/4/2022 12:34:48 PM

141 new street trees are being planted at several sites across the borough

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Mayor of Colchester: ‘We stand with Ukraine’

3/3/2022 3:17:06 PM

The Mayor of Colchester has condemned Russia’s invasion

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New Cultural and Creative Events Fund: successful applicants announced

3/3/2022 1:03:22 PM

The new fund totalling £30,000 has been made available to support cultural and creative events and activity across th...

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Hollytrees Museum: thieves target rare medals

3/2/2022 4:09:52 PM

The three gold and two bronze pieces went missing from a display cabinet

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Visit Colchester launch new group travel incentive scheme

2/25/2022 2:03:30 PM

Visit Colchester will be encouraging more groups to head to the town

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‘Big Week’ of activities for over-50s in Colchester

2/25/2022 8:56:24 AM

An exciting week of activities is coming to Colchester, to encourage older adults to get active.

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Home owners buy into historic appeal of Colchester’s redeveloped Victorian villa

2/22/2022 3:33:10 PM

All but one of the luxury homes at Creffield Villas, in Lexden, now occupied.

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Statement from Colchester Borough Council on liquidation of Alnmaritec Ltd and Fieldgat...

2/16/2022 11:49:11 AM

Colchester Borough Council reassures residents that planning work continues for Fieldgate Quay

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Turnstone Estates appoints contractor on Colchester Northern Gateway leisure scheme

2/15/2022 9:58:37 AM

HG Construction will start work on the 200,000 sq ft scheme this month

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Essex MPs back Colchester’s bid for City Status

2/15/2022 9:20:49 AM

17 Essex MPs have signed the letter calling on Colchester to be awarded city status

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Colchester Borough Council’s annual tree giveaway returns for its 15th year!

2/11/2022 1:11:20 PM

Residents are being offered a big helping hand to green-up their gardens

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Westlife announce Colchester date for their 2022 ‘The Wild Dreams’ tour

2/8/2022 10:13:06 AM

Westlife, will perform at Colchester’s Castle Park on Saturday 2 July

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Mayor plants tree to launch Colchester’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

2/8/2022 9:45:18 AM

Marking the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne

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Community groups invited to get involved in Covid commemoration evening

2/7/2022 3:19:31 PM

Residents are invited to come together for a special Covid commemoration event being staged at The Mercury on Saturda...

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Have your say on improving Greenstead

2/7/2022 10:46:45 AM

A public consultation and survey have been launched today, so the community can share their views on the 'Heart of Gr...

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Half Term at Colchester Museums

2/4/2022 9:22:03 AM

Colchester Museums have something to entertain all families and budgets

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Mayor to launch Colchester’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

1/28/2022 11:07:09 AM

The Mayor will plant a commemorative tree at 2pm on Sunday 6 February – the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ...

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Council’s Climate Emergency Plan rated above average

1/27/2022 2:06:56 PM

Receiving a rating of 52%, which performed well above the national average of 43% for district councils

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Public to be consulted on the future of Eudo Road Tennis Centre

1/25/2022 8:49:20 AM

The public has until 5pm on 7 February 2022 to comment on the plans

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Colchester Borough Council to trial new planning software

1/21/2022 10:36:37 AM

The 12-week project supports the vision set out in the Planning for the Future White Paper

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Colchester Borough Council invests in tackling litter

1/20/2022 12:30:30 PM

In a bid to make it a cleaner, greener, and more pleasant place for residents and visitors.

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Turnstone Estates signs Kervan Kitchen at Colchester Northern Gateway Leisure Park

1/18/2022 11:56:47 AM

Kervan Kitchen was established in 2018 and is a casual dining restaurant offering authentic Turkish cuisine

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Visit Colchester launches 2022 visitor guides

1/18/2022 8:53:38 AM

A comprehensive 44-page Visitor Guide, together with the smaller Discover Mini Guide

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Extra funding to help Colchester businesses

1/18/2022 8:46:22 AM

One-off grants of up to £6000 per premises to businesses which meet the eligibility criteria

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Four new Click & Collect locations added

1/17/2022 8:51:51 AM

The council will look to offer even more pick-up locations over the coming months.

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The ultimate Castle sleepover returns

1/13/2022 8:57:41 AM

Knightzzz at the Museum, the ultimate sell-out sleepover, is back by popular demand for February half term

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Children’s cycling lessons at Colchester Sports Park

1/12/2022 4:34:04 PM

British Cycling is currently looking to recruit a full-time Go-Ride coach, in partnership with Colchester Borough Cou...

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Contractors support council to reduce emissions

1/7/2022 9:08:46 AM

Idverde is working closely with the council to introduce new low-carbon, battery-operated gardening equipment

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Additional Covid business support

1/6/2022 4:37:55 PM

Grants will be worth up to 100% in Business Rate relief for 2021/22 and will be available to businesses which meet th...

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Applications for Colchester’s new Cultural and Creative Events Fund is now open

1/5/2022 12:08:47 PM

The £30,000 fund will support creative events and activity happening across the borough between 1 May 2022 and 30 Apr...

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