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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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