Cost of living support

Colchester City Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.

Apply for funding to support rural business and community projects

5/30/2023 7:50:33 AM

More than £540k available for capital projects to promote rural growth and diversification

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Colchester City Council takes possession of two new sites to create seven new homes

5/26/2023 8:13:20 AM

The homes at Prospero Close and Veronica Walk will be allocated to residents on a needs basis

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Celebration at official handover of Stanway Community Centre

5/25/2023 12:00:53 PM

The Anti Loo Roll Brigade takes over the state-of-the-art building

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New administration and cabinet confirmed

5/25/2023 8:18:12 AM

The council will now be led by a minority Liberal Democrat administration

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Data breach investigation continues

5/17/2023 10:12:56 AM

In response to the unsafe storage of personal data by financial services contractor, Capita.

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Take part in Trinity Square consultation

5/16/2023 1:22:51 PM

On Saturday, 20 May 2023 a consultation event will be held outside the church

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Street Tag MOVE IT trial season ends

5/12/2023 2:13:04 PM

Loganberry Lodge Care Home and the Mayor of Colchester celebrated the end of Street Tag’s MOVE IT trial

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Serious data breach sparks council probe

5/12/2023 1:47:54 PM

Council expresses its extreme disappointment with its financial services contractor, Capita

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Have your say on Garden Community Development Plan

5/11/2023 9:08:00 AM

A six-week consultation runs from Monday, 15 May to Sunday, 25 June 2023

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FREE Colchester Through Time tours

5/9/2023 12:19:00 PM

Guided walking tours especially for residents

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Colchester Castle Park to host Spectator Zone at finish of Ford RideLondon Classique bi...

5/5/2023 12:21:52 PM

The Ford RideLondon Classique which finishes in Colchester on Friday, 26 May

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Colchester City Council election results

5/5/2023 2:12:25 AM

May 4 elections sees 'no change' to the party split on the council

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Colchester Castle Coronation celebrations!

5/3/2023 8:43:00 AM

Get 25% off Castle entry and Castle Passes on the 6 May

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New secure cycle parking hub opens in Colchester city centre

5/3/2023 8:00:47 AM

Located in Portal Precinct, just off Sir Isaac’s Walk

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The English Civil War Society to re-enact epic Siege of Colchester this August

5/2/2023 8:07:04 AM

Over 500 re-enactors from the English Civil War Society will descend on the city centre

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Community partners to step up efforts to combat modern slavery

4/28/2023 12:51:58 PM

Delegates pledged to support an anti-slavery free Colchester

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Illicit metal detecting at Gosbecks Archaeological Park

4/28/2023 7:52:19 AM

Essex Rural Police Engagement Team have increased patrols in the park

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Thetford woman hit with large fine for abandoned vehicle

4/26/2023 7:39:01 AM

She has been ordered to pay £2,930 in fines and court costs

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Colchester trials new cigarette butt bins

4/25/2023 8:26:51 AM

This pilot is funded by Keep Britain Tidy

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Are you disposing of vapes safely?

4/24/2023 2:00:08 PM

Vapes are quickly becoming part of the fastest growing waste stream in the UK

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New artwork to be unveiled at Hollytrees Museum

4/24/2023 1:03:16 PM

The Hollytrees Cushion Project was completed in March 2023

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Vineyard Street lift reopens after refurbishment

4/24/2023 12:25:51 PM

The replacement of several major components will make the lift much more reliable in the future

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Street Tag Coronation Trail in Colchester!

4/24/2023 7:44:15 AM

Discover 15 locations across the city, each with a link to royalty past and present

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Olly Murs confirms his final line-up at Colchester Castle Park

4/21/2023 9:39:47 AM

He will be joined by Dagny and Sam Tompkins with Special Guests Scouting For Girls

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Mayor of Colchester to lead St George’s Day celebrations

4/19/2023 10:45:26 AM

A special service and parade will take place in the city centre on Sunday, 23 April

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Colchester Awarded £530k in funding for rural communities

4/18/2023 9:17:59 AM

To help facilitate projects that address the particular challenges that rural areas face

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Colchester’s Coronation Picnic in the Park

4/17/2023 10:12:07 AM

Come together to celebrate King Charles III’s Coronation with a community picnic in Upper Castle Park, Colchester.

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Vote on design for new play area at High Woods Country Park

4/17/2023 9:50:22 AM

Help choose the design for a new play area at High Woods Country Park

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Progress across the board on delivering council vision and priorities

4/17/2023 9:27:12 AM

Progress by the Council to deliver on its Strategic Plan priorities.

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Public Consultation on City Centre Masterplan Approved

4/13/2023 11:28:14 AM

A public consultation on Colchester’s new City Centre Masterplan was unanimously approved at Colchester City Council’...

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Formal Decision Notice for Governance and Audit Hearing Sub Committee on 30/03/23

4/13/2023 7:54:29 AM

We are now publishing the final decision notice of the Governance and Audit Hearing Sub Committee hearing held on 30 ...

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Colchester’s Coronation Weekend Celebrations

4/12/2023 8:02:21 AM

Activities happening across the Coronation bank holiday weekend.

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Colchester City Council begins partnership with littering enforcement company

4/3/2023 3:26:39 PM

Working with Waste Investigations Support and Enforcement Services to clean up the city

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Household drop-off service restarts

4/3/2023 9:01:04 AM

This year, the drop-off service will be visiting 21 locations across the city

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Year of Celebration: April to June events

3/28/2023 11:06:50 AM

A programme of events taking place across the city centre and surrounding towns and villages

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Colchester City Council agrees Garden Community Development Plan for consultation

3/24/2023 8:33:45 AM

Consultation will now take place in May and June, with all responses being sent to the Planning Inspectorate

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Colchester City Council begins donating 110 bikes, skateboards and scooters to the loca...

3/23/2023 4:27:51 PM

First 23 bikes donated to Bridgeway Mission, Community360 and a local family

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Funding set to deliver green energy boost for council homes

3/23/2023 8:59:32 AM

More than £1.024m, will upgrade the energy efficiency of 105 selected properties

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Colchester’s helpline 24/7 secures three year contract to deliver North East Essex fall...

3/21/2023 9:18:47 AM

A new falls ‘pick-up’ service for adults in north east Essex

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Colchester Museums awarded £228,850 Museums Estate and Development Fund Grant

3/20/2023 8:59:37 AM

The grant will pay for vital repairs to Hollytrees Museum

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Council Leader responds to Home Office over unsuitable hotel for asylum seekers

3/17/2023 10:42:55 AM

Cllr King has repeated the need for urgent reform

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Holy Trinity Square work to commence

3/17/2023 8:58:45 AM

The historic churchyard of Holy Trinity Church is set to become a green oasis in the city centre

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Swimming lesson pupils each win £200 worth of prizes

3/14/2023 9:30:00 AM

Those who re-enrolled onto Leisure World’s Swim England Accredited lessons were entered into a prize draw

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Cultural and Creative Events Fund 2023: successful applicants just announced

3/9/2023 10:02:42 AM

The £30,000 fund was made available to support cultural and creative events and activity across the city

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Colchester to raise flag for Commonwealth Day

3/9/2023 8:54:37 AM

The Mayor of Colchester, Cllr Tim Young, will raise the Commonwealth of Nations’ Flag of Peace

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The King and Queen Consort visit Colchester Castle during the Year of Celebration

3/8/2023 3:10:09 PM

Their Majesties pay an historic visit to mark city status

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Travel and road closure information for the Royal visit

3/3/2023 3:02:11 PM

The King and Queen Consort will visit Colchester on 7 March 2023

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How hot can you go?

3/2/2023 4:52:35 PM

The Colchester Chilli Challenge returns to Colchester High Street Market this Saturday, 4 March.

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Community Day of Action for Highwoods

3/2/2023 9:07:04 AM

The event on Thursday, 9 March, is the seventh to be held across the city

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Three Stages of 2023 Ford RideLondon Classique Revealed

3/1/2023 2:17:21 PM

- Saffron Walden and Colchester named as Start and Finish venues of Stage One

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Joint Committee backs Development Plan for new Garden Community

2/28/2023 9:00:56 AM

It will now be subject to further public consultation later in May and June

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Colchester to welcome Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort

2/23/2023 11:08:37 AM

The historic visit is part of Colchester's Year of Celebration to mark the first year of modern city status

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Colchester continues commitment to tree planting

2/23/2023 9:11:13 AM

An ambitious goal to plant a further 200,000 trees with over 12,500 trees planted this winter

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Local Council Tax Support scheme to provide more help for struggling residents

2/23/2023 8:45:49 AM

Increasing the maximum level of support for working age applicants from 80% to 85%.

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Council agrees budget for ‘challenging times’ ahead

2/23/2023 8:38:29 AM

A raft of measures to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead were approved by Full Council

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Colchester Awarded over £300,000 to fund clean air initiatives

2/17/2023 10:22:48 AM

The funding will support the council’s drive to improve air quality in the city

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Archaeological work to begin on former bus depot site

2/17/2023 8:37:46 AM

To develop the site into a new digital creative hub for Colchester

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Spring into action to keep Colchester clean!

2/16/2023 9:51:31 AM

Pledge to take part in the 2023 campaign and help collect even more bags than last year!

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Work to begin to revamp St Nicholas Square

2/16/2023 8:35:04 AM

The work is being completed in conjunction with HAT Projects

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Jack Whitehall sells out Colchester’s Charter Hall in minutes!

2/15/2023 2:34:44 PM

The comedian will play two shows on 16 March 2023

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Moot Hall reopens after essential ceiling repairs

2/15/2023 8:38:08 AM

Further repairs will be undertaken in the coming months

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Colchester to continue annual tree giveaway for 16th Year

2/14/2023 9:05:48 AM

Trees for Years set to give away 15,000 free native trees, shrubs and fruit bushes to residents

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Council Leader writes to Home Office about unsuitable hotel for asylum seekers

2/9/2023 8:49:40 AM

"Situation is harmful and needs immediate action"

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Statement on the council’s 2023 parking tariff increases

2/7/2023 4:37:19 PM

The new charging structure for 2023 is much simpler and aligns fees across our car parks

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A Community Day of Action for Greenstead

2/7/2023 8:37:48 AM

The event is the sixth in a string of Community Days of Action to be held across the city.

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Fancy winning prizes worth £120?

2/6/2023 9:48:42 AM

Your responses will help shape how the Natural History Museum could look in the future

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Cost of living support popup events

2/3/2023 1:53:46 PM

A programme of pop-up events across the city get information and support to help with the cost of living crisis

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Vineyard Street Lift Refurbishment

2/2/2023 2:48:12 PM

Vineyard Street lift refurbishment begins on 10 February 2023

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Colchester city status celebration events

1/31/2023 3:18:38 PM

Events planned to mark the first year of Colchester being named a modern city

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Colchester City Council delivers 12 new homes for families on the housing register

1/26/2023 11:16:41 AM

Part of an ambitious building programme to deliver 350 affordable homes by 2024

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Colchester commits to tackling Climate Emergency

1/20/2023 10:15:07 AM

Its Climate Emergency Action Plan for 2023 contains nine key themes

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New playground planned for High Woods Country Park

1/19/2023 10:11:59 AM

The playground will contain a range of equipment suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities

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Colchester Awarded £19.66m funding for Levelling Up

1/19/2023 9:11:56 AM

The funding will support major improvements to Colchester city centre

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Budget options released by Colchester City Council

1/18/2023 2:39:59 PM

Focussed on enabling it to balance its books and continue to deliver modern services for a modern city

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New heritage interpretation panel at Berechurch’s Iron Age dyke

1/17/2023 9:35:24 AM

The panel explains the earthwork that was designed to protect Iron Age Colchester

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Colchester awarded £1.362m in Shared Prosperity Funding

1/13/2023 9:21:00 AM

The Shared Prosperity Fund replaces the European Structural and Investment Funds

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Colchester residents need photo ID to vote at elections in May

1/13/2023 8:58:10 AM

New rules come into effect for voters

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Progress on efforts to improve health and wellbeing

1/12/2023 10:16:19 AM

Around £3.5m is being spent on projects that are helping to tackle health inequalities and transform lives across the...

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Knightzzz at the Museum returns for 2023!

1/12/2023 8:47:15 AM

Colchester Castle, Europe’s largest Norman Keep, will once again be throwing open its historic doors at night

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Action plan to deliver on peer review recommendations

1/11/2023 8:40:17 AM

The review focused on the council’s performance, governance, relationships, and financial resilience

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The City of Colchester’s Cultural and Creative Events Fund returns for 2023

1/4/2023 12:01:07 PM

Applications are now open for micro grants to help deliver creative events and activities across Colchester

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