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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Colchester Borough Council is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to take action to minimise disruption and keep residents and visitors safe. 

Coronavirus: updates, advice and guidance

Coronavirus: parking charges to be waived for critical health and social care workers

3/27/2020 9:41:41 AM

No health, social care or other key worker will have to pay parking fees

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Community support is reaching the most vulnerable

3/26/2020 4:16:59 PM

One Colchester partners are mobilising practical support for Colchester's most vulnerable

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Covid-19: Colchester Borough Council to close playgrounds and outdoor gyms

3/24/2020 5:52:20 PM

All parks and open spaces in the borough will remain open, however

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Recycling collections suspended due to coronavirus

3/24/2020 5:31:13 PM

Council to focus resources on the critical elements of the service

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COVID-19: Residents reminded that council buildings are closed following PM’s announcement

3/24/2020 5:12:16 PM

As the latest restrictions require people to stay at home

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Garden waste collections suspended due to coronavirus

3/23/2020 3:52:45 PM

Colchester Borough Council has made the decision to suspend its garden waste collections from 24 March 2020

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Coronavirus: NEPP calls on motorists to continue to park safely and considerately

3/23/2020 12:44:43 PM

Appeal made in response to a series of unprecedented measures

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“Don’t spread the virus to the ones you love”

3/22/2020 9:21:14 AM

Cllr Mark Cory, the Leader of Colchester Council, has issued the following urgent statement to all residents

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COVID-19: Government announces range of new measures to help businesses

3/21/2020 10:47:57 AM

Colchester Borough Council also offering its support

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COVID-19 digital information directory for businesses launched by Colchester Borough Co...

3/20/2020 4:16:28 PM

The council is committed to helping businesses of all sizes through this unprecedented period

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Jack’s regeneration work complete as historic building set to become micro-brewery

3/19/2020 10:17:30 AM

Work is due to be completed by Christmas 2020

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Council services continue

3/18/2020 4:14:07 PM

Council buildings will close for the foreseeable future following Government advice to combat coronavirus

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Colchester Borough Council public buildings to be closed to members of the public

3/17/2020 7:14:43 PM

All of Colchester Borough Council’s building are to be closed to the public in light of the Government’s advice.

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Colchester Market move agreed

3/12/2020 11:42:01 AM

Plans to move Colchester Market to a new permanent location have been given the green light.

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Apple Pay & contactless payment at two more car parks

3/12/2020 10:35:00 AM

Contactless, Apple Pay or chip card payment are now available at Napier Road North and Butt Road car parks.

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Council leader provides COVID-19 update

3/11/2020 4:47:59 PM

Councillor Mark Cory provides an update on COVID-19

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Lighting up the Roman Wall

3/6/2020 10:59:09 AM

LED lighting installed along a 250-metre stretch of Balkerne Hill

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Colchester Castle hosts Help for Heroes model force

3/5/2020 2:30:33 PM

Colchester Castle will be hosting 12,000 of the figurines

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Colchester to raise flag for Commonwealth Day

3/3/2020 7:35:15 AM

Commonwealth Day 2020 will be celebrated nationwide

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Explore Colchester Castle after dark!

3/2/2020 10:11:21 AM

Knightzzz at the Museum is a family-friendly experience

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Successful first Town Assembly held to support move to unlock town’s economic potential

2/27/2020 3:41:25 PM

The first Colchester Town Assembly was held as part of the long-term vision for unlocking more jobs and prosperity.

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£191,000 awarded to community groups

2/27/2020 9:29:51 AM

Thirteen voluntary and community groups have been awarded a share of Colchester Borough Council’s Voluntary Welfare G...

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River level to lower for weir repairs

2/26/2020 8:59:38 AM

Water level in the River Colne from Middle Mill to Spring Lane to be reduced for one day this spring.

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Colchester Creative Events Fund announce successful applicants

2/25/2020 11:22:30 AM

Successful applicants to the Creative Events Fund have been announced.

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

2/25/2020 11:12:04 AM

Access to St John’s Car Park will be affected by the closure.

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Reassurances made to councillors over budget figures

2/20/2020 4:34:43 PM

After the budget was formally approved

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Council cuts down on plastic

2/20/2020 8:28:41 AM

Council buildings and services continue to reduce single-use plastic

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£500,000 to tackle domestic abuse

2/18/2020 2:43:10 PM

Following a successful bid led by Colchester Borough Council

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Council celebrates apprentices’ success

2/17/2020 2:02:21 PM

At the Career Track Assessor Awards

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Will you join the Great British Spring Clean?

2/17/2020 11:29:41 AM

Running from 20 March to 13 April

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Dog owner fined for repeatedly refusing to clean up poo

2/17/2020 11:07:13 AM

The council continued to receive complaints

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New Recycling Calendar

2/17/2020 10:51:05 AM

The calendar sets out the schedule of all collections between 1 April 2020 and the end of March 2021

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Tree management on Roman Wall in Priory Street

2/17/2020 10:38:08 AM

The work, which takes place between 24 and 26 February, will follow strict guidelines

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Colchester Borough Council calls on Chancellor for help to grow successfully

2/13/2020 8:29:45 AM

Four proposals submitted to HM Treasury form part of a national consultation on what should be in next month’s Budget

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Second mural by local artist unveiled

2/11/2020 8:40:11 AM

The work celebrates Colchester's Roman heritage and history

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Lighting up Colchester Castle

2/10/2020 11:26:06 AM

LED colour-changing lighting showcases the largest Norman keep in Europe in all its glory

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Motorist fined £100 for littering on the A12

2/3/2020 4:03:09 PM

Passenger threw litter from the car

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CCTV in licensed vehicles consultation starts

2/3/2020 3:52:22 PM

The consultation is open until 30 April 2020

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What’s on at Colchester Museums during February half term

2/3/2020 9:35:24 AM

The town’s museums will be hosting some special events

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View plans for new Stanway community facility

1/30/2020 2:30:45 PM

Invite for Stanway residents to view the new design proposals for new community facility on Stanway’s Western Bypass.

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Vineyard Street Car Park reduced on 5 February

1/30/2020 1:11:30 PM

Spaces reduced due to resurfacing works

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New We Are Colchester board aims to unlock Colchester’s economic potential

1/30/2020 12:45:38 PM

Will develop an investment plan for up to £25 million from the Government’s Town Deal

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Mill Pond Car Park, Dedham – temporary changes

1/29/2020 9:38:32 AM

Fewer car parking spaces available from 3-7 February 2020

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Colchester welcomes more funding to support rough sleepers

1/28/2020 12:48:20 PM

An additional £296,144 will continue and extend existing initiatives

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Colchester Borough Council’s biggest tree giveaway yet!

1/28/2020 11:52:31 AM

10,000 trees to be given away as part of the Colchester Woodland Project

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CCTV in licensed vehicles to go to consultation

1/23/2020 9:00:23 AM

The consultation is planned to start at the end of January.

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2020/21 budget to support investment and new strategic priorities

1/22/2020 11:06:56 AM

The council's portion of the Council Tax could rise for only the fourth time since 2010

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New Events Policy to give boost to Colchester’s cultural and civic life

1/21/2020 1:06:48 PM

The council’s current Events Policy was introduced in 2016 and is due for renewal

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Plans for major upgrade to enhance and extend CCTV coverage in the town

1/21/2020 1:02:53 PM

To replace the existing analogue system with an advanced digital platform

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New visitor tourism guides for 2020

1/21/2020 9:16:35 AM

Providing a snapshot of what's on offer in the borough

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LGBT+ History Month at Colchester Castle

1/20/2020 1:00:03 PM

Guided tours will uncover some of the hidden LGBT stories held in the museum collections

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Veganuary at Colchester Market

1/17/2020 2:29:42 PM

Colchester Market's vegan traders are promoting their own vegan produce throughout January

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

1/17/2020 10:25:02 AM

The final eight contributors have fascinating and unique stories to tell

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North Essex Garden Communities project receives cash boost from Government

1/15/2020 10:42:30 AM

£550,000 funding to progress plans for three proposed Garden Communities

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Happy To Share My Table cards in cafes across Colchester

1/13/2020 3:17:07 PM

A new scheme to encourage people to come together and get talking.

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We Are Colchester aims to unlock Colchester’s economic potential

1/13/2020 3:01:26 PM

Will be used to bid for up to £25 million from the Government’s Town Deal

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Public hearing sessions on plans for Garden Communities in North Essex

1/13/2020 1:58:09 PM

Additional Local Plan hearing sessions into plans to create three Garden Communities

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Fines issued to property guardian company for 15 offences

1/10/2020 3:59:47 PM

The breaches related to fire and electrical safety and living conditions

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Share My Table scheme launches in Colchester

1/10/2020 11:40:16 AM

Colchester Borough Council's new Happy to Share My Table scheme aims to tackle loneliness

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A dozen new council homes agreed

1/10/2020 11:29:37 AM

Part of the council's commitment to deliver up to 350 new affordable homes over the next five years

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Deadline approaches for Colchester Creative Events Fund

1/10/2020 10:14:56 AM

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

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Winter Ready Neighbourhoods

1/2/2020 1:51:20 PM

More information on how our neighbourhood service is ready for winter.

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