Access the latest press releases and media statements published by Colchester Borough Council.
Planning Inspector’s decision backs Alumno's appeal
Colchester is now ranked the fifth most deprived district in Essex
The Stanway facility is currently in the development stage
The council achieved robustly in line with 75% of its main performance targets
Everyone is welcome to this informal and friendly service
Check your recycling calendar early
Will continue to work with partners and Government to deliver our Local Plan
Two seasonal events to enjoy in the coming weeks
The award is the latest in a series of successes
The site has been earmarked as potentially notable due to its location on a former Roman Road
The Castle will be throwing its doors open for FREE on 11 December
Colchester has a historic and established relationship with the Armed Forces
The three-year grant aims to support projects or services that strengthen communities
The historic High Street will be pedestrianised for the event
Over 200,000 trees will be planted across the borough in the next five years
Wheels for All is a nationally-recognised programme
The scheme provides a Council Tax reduction for residents who need additional support
Council to end the use of potentially harmful weed killer
Over 25,000 families took the time to cast their votes
The Wednesday market will operate from 10am to 8pm initially until 18 December
The community facility building will be a flexible hall space
Time is running out to book that magical visit
From Monday 25 November until Thursday 5 December
On the three Wednesdays before Christmas: 4, 11 and 18
Some 200,000 trees are set to be planted over five years
Located on the balcony of the Town Hall and in front of the War Memorial
The study will also look at improving connections to the Wivenhoe Trail
Make sure you are eligible to vote in the General Election on 12 December
In total £20,000 has been made available for creative events
The strategy spans 2020 to 2040
The six new faces all have unique and individual stories
Lynn attended a ceremony at Worcester Cathedral to collect her award
In the running to scoop three prestigious LGC Awards
Community Hub officers can provide digital assistance for those who need support
Objects include a 1000-year-old gold finger ring
Alternative parking will be available
The first ever accurate, high resolution, digital record of the wall is being produced
Join renowned historical jewellery maker and expert Nicky Wade
In tribute to the victims of war
The painting will go on display in September 2020
A truly fantastic way to ring in 2020
Ambitious plans to plant 200,000 trees across the borough over the next five years through the Colchester Woodland Pr...
A Halstead man has been found guilty at Southend Magistrates Court for three counts of advertising vehicles for sale ...
More information on the activities in High Woods Country Park this November.
Help spread Christmas cheer this year! Colchester Castle are looking for different community groups across Colchester...
The Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park development has been awarded £590,000 from Places to Ride.
The previous selection criteria made no provision for heritage assets other than buildings
Focusing on sustainability, reduction of carbon emissions and placemaking
The funding will also allow carers to participate for free
The work will follow strict guidelines adopted in the 2018 management plan for the Town Wall
The church has gone from literally no internet connectivity to state of the art Wi-Fi
The next stages of the joint Local Plan examination for Braintree, Tendring and Colchester have been confirmed by the...
Colchester Borough Council is asking residents to make the most of their jack o’lanterns this Halloween by making, mu...
Responding to concerns raised about the recent consultation
Starting on 19 October, Colchester Charter Market will begin a trial of hosting its Saturday market in Lion Walk, Col...
The Mayor and Mayoress will be joined by special guest speaker Dan Cruickshank, Art Historian and BBC presenter
Torcs were ostentatious neck rings
The finding will contribute towards a new indoor cricket facility in the north of Colchester
Members heard about the formation of a multi-agency integrated care system
Colchester Borough Council is hosting training events for its frontline staff
Colchester Borough Council has committed £30,000 in funding
The survey also looks at how people could be encouraged to make changes to their habits
The Radar key scheme allows visitors to use the facility, which will otherwise be kept locked
Recognising the extremely important work Colchester CAB does
Make your own compost instead!
Autumn is a great time of year to visit our beautiful parks
Take part in our spooky fun
Top three priorities for the area identified
Equal third most climate-friendly area in England and Wales
After impressing judges with the their high standards
Signs up to Swim England’s School Swimming Charter
Set in Colchester Castle, Europe’s largest Norman keep
The Better Colchester campaign has supported the celebrations
Spend the night at the Castle on Saturday 26 October
Local people are being invited to give their feedback on the Quay
Four new auto belay systems have been installed for the indoor climbing wall
The toilet will close for a deep clean and repairs but should reopen within a few days
First Strokes Swim Schools Ltd operates a purpose-built teaching pool in Stanway
Part of National Organic month
Recycling Week supports the council’s Better Colchester campaign
The Town Centre Action Plan was created in partnership with Essex Police and Colchester Borough Homes
A six-week public consultation was launched last month for residents to comment on this additional evidence
When it took part in Heritage Open Days, England’s largest free festival of history and culture
The finely-engraved object was acquired at auction earlier this year
Residents are invited to a Town Hall public session at 6pm, on 25 September,
The amount of gum litter in some areas of town has reduced by as much as 81%
Funded by the Better Colchester campaign, the extension of the security at St Botolph’s Priory will be welcomed and w...
A special service to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem
Tenants contacted Colchester Borough Council with concerns about the property
The course is tailored to develop young people’s life skills
Part of Colchester’s Heritage Open Days programme 2019.
Colchester Borough Council is supporting the Festival of Rice & Spice
The project will provide a high-quality mix of homes close to the centre of town
Colchester Castle is offering locals a unique chance to be part of its new exhibition
Road closure affecting access to the car park
The car park will have reduced capacity due to resurfacing works
Many historic properties across Colchester will be open for FREE
The Abbey Field Community Centre is currently let to the Mercury Theatre
Garden communities will support economic growth in North Essex
Rejecting the conclusion that the council could not demonstrate a five-year supply of housing land
One of Colchester’s most celebrated and oldest traditions
Most of which are completely FREE!
The course has been designed to reflect some of Colchester’s Roman history
Gladman submitted a scheme to build 97 new houses on a greenfield site in West Bergholt
Money will support a new road linking the A133 in east Colchester to the A120.
A six-week public consultation is being launched today
The scheme is part of a wider government plan to get more homes and businesses connected to full fibre broadband
The latest test results were better than anticipated
£4 million project agreed by the council’s Cabinet last year
Up to 50 children a day can benefit from free lunches and fun activities
Every month a selection of the questions will be chosen, and Cllr Cory will then answer them via a video
Launches a new education campaign
Health and Safety concerns at two properties
Advised it would not be possible to defend the decision to refuse the plans on the grounds of insufficient community ...
Watch history come alive in a truly magical setting
The biggest percentage increase in recycling came from plastics, which rose by 12%
Combat2Coffee aims to support armed forces veterans who are looking for a career change
The consultation, which began on 4 August, will run for six weeks
The offer is only available when drivers pay for their parking through the MiPermit
The team at Visit Colchester has lots of fun film merchandise to give away
Discoveries confirm the nature of the buried building as a Roman bath house
The audit report confirms the council has a robust and effective approach to managing its finances
Some of which are completely FREE!
The money will support the running of Monkwick Munch Club during the summer holidays
Residents must complete a Household Enquiry Form to ensure they are registered to vote
The advertising features Colchester Castle, St Botolph’s Priory and a Roman charioteer
The Policy and Public Initiatives Panel is seeking residents’ views, via an online survey
The exhibition runs from 27 July - 16 February 2020
More information on our reduced waste collection service due to extreme heat
The free mobile service will be available until 26 July
The refurbishment took five weeks to complete
The project forms part of a wider initiative to celebrate and light up some areas of Colchester
The crown is one of two found at Cavenham, Suffolk, in 1925
This summer let Visit Colchester help you find the best things to see and do across the borough that don’t cost the e...
The Priory is a key heritage site for Colchester
The baby dragon is a new addition to the dragon family officially unveiled last week
The Policy and Public Initiatives Panel is seeking residents’ views
The council has started a campaign to identify those who need to correct their claims
Colchester Museums are getting ready to greet plenty of families this summer
Offer run throughout July and August
The silver casket and key were presented to Mayor Wilson Marriage in 1892 and 1918
The Comedy Store is a great addition to this year’s excellent line-up of shows at Charter Hall
Nine, one-year placements will be available from October, across a number of sites in Essex and Suffolk
The report highlights Colchester Borough Council for its plans to increase the level of affordable house-building”
The 3D flower display is located inside the Cowdray Gates of Upper Castle Park
The council, supported by the Safer Colchester Partnership, launches its new Rural Crime Toolkit in September
Hydraulic repairs will affect the Vineyard Street lift
The Garden Communities would be built over 40-50 years
A great line-up of films will be shown
The scheme will significantly reduce carbon emissions caused by heating homes and offices
Learning to swim is an important life skill
Thanks to a maintenance programme to improve Colchester’s street furniture
The system will include traffic priority measures
£5000 fine for failing to join a property redress scheme
The council has funding to develop the site with Section 106 contributions from developers
Colchester’s parks are holding events on 21 and 31 July
The friendly crematorium team will be on hand to answer questions, allay fears and dispel myths
The move follows the successful completion of the first Amphora office leased to Birkett Long in 2017
St Botolph’s Priory is a key heritage attraction for Colchester and attracts thousands of visitors each year
New shop signs erected without planning consent
The pioneering Sport for Confidence programme places specialist health professionals alongside sports coaches
Nine new venues are joining the scheme to run CAFE events across Colchester
A programme of fun, relaxed activities and sports for people living with dementia and their carers
Nine one-year placements will be available, from October, across several sites in Essex and Suffolk
The Mayor of Colchester, Councillor Nick Cope, will lead the ceremony
Exploring the glitz and glamour of personal adornment, from the Bronze age to the 21st Century
Bargain prices on offer
Repairs include adjusting the lift’s landing tracks
Colchester Borough Council is reinforcing its no-fly drone policy
The council is installing the new fountains as part of its Better Colchester campaign
We have some fantastic special offers running at Leisure World Tiptree, during June
Cabinet restated the aim while backing plans supporting the transfer of council-owned land
All containers will remain free of charge.
New plan for Wivenhoe that has been formally adopted by Colchester Borough Council.
Summer officially starts in June and Colchester Borough Council’s Parks and Countryside sites are hosting events
Schools and community groups across the borough are being urged to create Ecobricks
Colchester Museums are appealing for volunteers to get involved with Colchester Castle’s new exhibition opening this ...
A special commemoration service will be held at Colchester’s War Memorial on 6 June
Colchester Borough Council is taking steps to tackle loneliness and social isolation
The improved facilities are conveniently located beside the Park Café
He failed to undertake a suitable noise at work risk assessment
The joint exhibition, entitled Visual Feast, will be on display throughout the summer and autumn
The award is only given to organisations that have consistently reached and maintained the highest standards
Colchester is among one of four locations across the country chosen by HBO to represent the Game of Thrones story
Essex renamed to celebrate the legacy of HBO’s Game Of Thrones
The free events will offer training in a range of digital skills with a Google Digital Skills Trainer
A project helping people with complex mental health or addiction issues find and/or maintain suitable accommodation i...
The 2019 ratings place it 48th
Colchester Market will be joining markets across the country taking part in the Love Your Local Market Campaign
Colchester’s growing creative and digital sector now have their own website
Look out for a great range of events designed to leave the children starry-eyed over the half term
On inspection of the property, an Environmental Health Officer identified multiple breaches of HMO management regulat...
Councillor Nick Cope will be sworn in as Colchester’s 187th Mayor
NEPP has recently won three British Parking Awards and previously been shortlisted for this award
Many Colcestrians have taken advantage of the new membership scheme which gives unlimited entry to the Castle for one...
The move aims to protect public safety
The agreement will safeguard 15 jobs
The national event run by Keep Britain Tidy took place from 22 March-23 April 2019
Come and enjoy the walking events and activities taking place in the borough’s parks and countryside spaces
Colchester Castle is honoured to be bringing a small Airborne 75 display to the people of Colchester
Six hit movies will be shown across Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 July
Cllr David King, Portfolio Holder for Resources, and High Steward Sir Bob Russell revealed the restored inscription
The new exhibition will showcase exquisite jewellery and objects of personal adornment throughout history
Deliveries will take place between Monday 29 April and Friday 17 May
This year’s concerts take place at weekends from April to September
Residents are being asked to be mindful of using single-use plastics
There are plenty of family fun events taking place in High Woods Country Park this month
The MJ Awards celebrate the best of local government services and personnel
The range is made from abandoned fishing nets, carpet and industrial waste which are rescued from the oceans and land...
Colchester Museums are thrilled to announce that they have won a prestigious Hoop Award in the Best Holiday Activitie...
The ambition to create a new destination at Colchester’s Northern Gateway moves a step closer following the submissio...
Colchester Borough Council has received nearly £250,000 from the Government to support a scheme to improve air...
This weekend, Colchester Borough Council’s seasonal Saturday Household Drop-Off Service will recommence for 2019 and ...
All over the world, thousands of other iconic landmarks and buildings will ‘light it blue’ for autism awareness
The relaxed sessions are specifically designed to make the large museum space a less challenging space for visitors w...
English Tourism Week takes place this year from the 30 March – 7 April,
Ensure you’re eligible to vote in the Borough Council elections on 2 May
A landlord and a property management company have been found guilty of a total of 56 offences
Leisure World Colchester is holding a Lifeguard Recruitment Open Day Wednesday 24 April
More than £1,255 raised
Colchester Amphora Trading Ltd has successfully completed work on the second Amphora Place office located off Sheepen...
Colchester’s application has been completed by the council, working in partnership with the Colchester Business Impro...
Residents and companies can now publicly state how they want to help tackle the issue through making an online pledge
The event organised by Visit Colchester on the main station concourse
Flame, the rather roar-some Dragon, will be greeting Castle guests on Sunday 14 April
The campaign runs from March 22 to April 23
We are working to find a new location to ensure this installation happens for Colchester.
Customers who use the lift are advised to plan ahead and seek alternative arrangements during the closure
New signs welcoming people to the borough are to be installed at a number of key locations by Colchester Borough Coun...
Colchester Borough Council recently drained the boating lake in Castle Park for routine cleaning and maintenance.
Did you know that regular activity can relieve stress, enhance memory, improve sleep quality and boost our general mood?
Colchester Borough Council is sending out the new 2019/20 Recycling Calendar to residents across the borough.
The Neat Street campaign aims to get Colchester Town Centre businesses on board in support of Town Centre cleanliness.
Colchester Borough Council is pleased to announce that St Mary’s and St John’s multi-storey car parks in Colchester t...
A new fleet of recycling and rubbish collection vehicles will be heading out on the streets of Colchester delivering ...
Start your very own #ColchesterRomanInvasion
St Helena was chosen as one of several charities supported by this year’s Mayoress, Mrs Ann Chillingworth.
At a presentation event jointly organised by the Safer Colchester Partnership and Essex Police
An additional interpretation panel has been installed at the northern end of Oliver’s Lane
The Career Track Assessor Award recognises the hard work and commitment of apprentices
The memorial features plaques listing the names of all those who had commemorative trees planted along the Avenue of ...
The lit section extends to the south of Balkerne Gate
Views are being sought from borough councillors, parish councils, accessibility groups and residents
Access to St Botolph’s Priory from Priory Street will be closed for the duration of the works
Get up to 50% off annual gym memberships
This March discover the world of fitness by registering for a Free VIP Day Pass at Leisure World Colchester
Colchester Castle is a must-see for any lover of history
Two distinctive designs feature the motto 'Lest We Forget'
A fascinating new display entitled ‘And what came of it?’ is now open at Hollytrees Museum in Colchester
The decision was reached amidst continuing and increasing cost pressures imposed by central government
The number of spam emails and texts has increased recently
Fourteen banks of bins will be installed in key Town Centre locations
Gardent Communities project to receive £1m share of £9m government fund
Construction begins in early March due for completion in early summer
With events taking place in all three museums, there's something for everyone
The Colchester Chilli Challenge returns to Colchester Market
Colchester is the first authority in East Anglia to secure funding from the Government’s Local Full Fibre Network Fund
The award followed a year-long programme and rigorous two-day external assessment in December 2018
The winners have made pledges to reduce their use of single-use plastics
Ruling follows a second prosecution by Colchester Borough Council.
The first phase of the project, starts 4 February 2019
Pay last year’s membership price
The strapline changes to ‘Colchester: Britain’s First City’
It costs around £19 million per year to deliver the council's services
Motion before Cabinet calls on employers and government to make every job a great job
The survey will take place between 26 January and 2 February
Surprise your loved one with a spa package
A range of hands-on events are planned for Colchester Castle, Hollytrees Museum and the Natural History Museum
Drivers can now park for just £2 flat rate, if they arrive after 2pm
The new tourism campaign, The Beautiful Borough of Colchester, launched in December 2018, features heavily in both gu...
A series of pre-planning consultation events are taking place in January
The event is the perfect way to start your Valentine’s evening
Slug and Lettuce in Colchester High Street fined more than £100,000
Colchester achieved a recycling rate of 55% - 10% above the official recycling rate for England - in 2017
Property management company Titlecroft Limited £5,000 for failing to join a property redress scheme
The annual ‘Trees for Years’ giveaway returns on Saturday 2 February 2019
Three Wise Monkeys to move in and operate their pint-sized micro-brewery in the town centre
The award winning Sport For Confidence programme is supported by Colchester Borough Council.
Leisure World Colchester supports the Better Colchester Campaign to promote sport and health for Colchester residents.
Recently installed panels at Gosbecks replace existing ones
The winners, who were selected at random, have all made pledges to reduce their use of single-use plastics