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Colchester Borough Council and Colchester Borough Homes mark National Tree Week

11/27/2020 10:06:33 AM

145 trees will be planted across the borough

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Calling all comedy fans – Sarah Millican announces stand-up show at Charter Hall, Colch...

11/24/2020 9:54:38 AM

Her new show, ‘Bobby Dazzler’, at Charter Hall on 4th November 2021

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Colchester’s Positive Parking Strategy agreed

11/24/2020 9:38:19 AM

The strategy focuses on off-street parking only

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Local Council Tax Support scheme set to continue to help residents through the Covid-19...

11/24/2020 9:19:08 AM

The scheme is one of the most generous in Essex

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New Christmas lights for Colchester town centre

11/23/2020 9:22:06 AM

New ‘present’ themed lights popping up across the town centre

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Colchester businesses affected by lockdown to benefit from over £6million grant funding

11/20/2020 5:19:26 PM

A new package of support for qualifying local businesses announced

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Give the gift of a whole castle this Christmas!

11/18/2020 10:16:25 AM

Gift vouchers for a truly unique experience

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Health and wellbeing focus set to transform future of transport in Colchester

11/12/2020 11:27:19 AM

Residents invited to have their say

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Council gets tough on littering

11/11/2020 11:22:19 AM

In a bid to crackdown on increased levels of littering

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Colchester runs special sessions to support Inter Faith Week

11/9/2020 3:28:48 PM

Domestic Abuse Awareness Training session for local faith groups

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Colchester councillors set to become Hate Crime Ambassadors

11/9/2020 9:36:29 AM

Essex Police will deliver the training

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Visit Santa at Colchester Castle this December

11/9/2020 9:08:48 AM

Timed, socially-distanced booking slots will be in operation

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Have your say on council’s budget priorities

11/9/2020 9:01:18 AM

The four-week survey seeks ideas to close the budget gap

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Community support continues for most vulnerable

11/6/2020 9:23:07 AM

One Colchester partners are continuing to mobilise practical support for the most vulnerable

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Colchester Borough Council welcomes investment to support the most vulnerable this winter

11/6/2020 9:04:02 AM

Funding to support adults, children and families across Colchester

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Colchester Borough Council backs Essex’s Business Adaptation Grant

10/30/2020 5:04:33 PM

Extensive support for hospitality businesses across Essex;

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Colchester’s £25 million Town Deal bid submitted

10/30/2020 1:22:52 PM

We are Colchester bid for funding to Government.

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Colchester residents invited to join in Remembrance Day at home and online

10/30/2020 11:23:10 AM

Commemorating Remembrance Day

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Colchester Borough Council Wins ‘Entrepreneurial Council of the Year’

10/29/2020 1:10:11 PM

Its second national award of 2020 recognising the best of local

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Don’t waste your Halloween pumpkin

10/28/2020 11:15:40 AM

Colchester residents are reminded to recycle their pumpkin leftovers

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Free devices given to residents to help them stay connected during coronavirus

10/28/2020 9:52:11 AM

Helping residents stay connected

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Residents invited to celebrate Colchester’s annual Oyster Feast online

10/26/2020 1:56:37 PM

First virtual celebration of the event’s history.

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Council agrees motion to lobby MPs over Planning White Paper

10/23/2020 11:13:58 AM

Passed unanimously by Full Council

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New Castle Park walking trails

10/22/2020 7:59:59 AM

Created by the Castle Park Ranger team

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Fang-tastic Halloween Trails at High Woods Country Park

10/21/2020 8:48:46 AM

Ghoulishly good times coming to High Woods Country Park this October half term

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Colchester’s Natural History Museum to reopen for October half term

10/21/2020 8:39:22 AM

For the first time since the pandemic began.

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Consultation closes on main modifications to section one of emerging Local Plan

10/21/2020 8:30:04 AM

More than 400 comments have been submitted

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Community Recognition Award nominees celebrated

10/20/2020 2:19:49 PM

The Together We Can winners have been announced

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Councils Reaffirm Commitment to Garden Community Principles for Tendring/Colchester Bor...

10/19/2020 12:52:25 PM

Next steps for the Garden Community at the Tendring/Colchester Borders

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Colchester car park second in country to be awarded Park Mark Plus

10/19/2020 12:30:35 PM

Priory Street Car Park scoops prestigious accolade

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Mayor Making ceremony goes virtual

10/16/2020 8:19:30 AM

The public is invited to watch as the event is streamed live from the Grand Jury Room

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Budget strategy: Cabinet approves raft of proposals to tackle funding gap

10/15/2020 8:31:58 AM

Members endorsed proposals for a budget strategy

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Mill Pond Car Park in Dedham temporarily closed

10/15/2020 8:16:07 AM

To support essential major bridge maintenance

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Bags of enthusiasm for the Great British September Clean

10/14/2020 10:17:14 AM

Throughout Colchester, 23 litter picks were organised

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Colchester awarded multiple green flags

10/14/2020 8:57:39 AM

Awards for Castle Park, High Woods Country Park and Colchester Cemetery & Crematorium

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Fun, private experiences at Colchester Castle!

10/13/2020 3:26:33 PM

Colchester Castle is thrilled to be offering private after-hours guided tours

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Countywide call for Essex to move to ‘High level’ Covid restrictions

10/13/2020 12:05:04 PM

Joint statement issued by Group Leaders

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Colchester Castle displays temporary Windrush mini exhibition for Black History Month

10/9/2020 8:40:52 AM

From 9 October 2020 to the end of the month

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Katherine Ryan, comedian and TV personality, announces European Tour will include Colch...

10/8/2020 3:47:37 PM

TICKETS ON SALE from 10am, FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2020

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Significant late-Roman remains awarded Scheduled Monument status

10/8/2020 2:57:52 PM

They are believed to date from AD 320

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Rake in the rewards of composting this autumn

10/8/2020 1:25:44 PM

Save money and help the environment

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3D technology creates high-resolution images of Colchester’s historic Roman Wall

10/8/2020 9:38:15 AM

Thanks to state-of-the-art imaging techniques

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Where’s Wally hiding in Colchester Castle?!

10/8/2020 9:11:14 AM

The beloved children’s book character will be travelling to Colchester Castle

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Switch off to take care of your air

10/7/2020 8:54:24 AM

New campaign to address Colchester residents' concerns about air quality

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An evening with Kevin and Joanne Clifton for a socially distanced audience

10/6/2020 3:18:20 PM

Strictly siblings come to Colchester for socially distanced UK tour

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Colchester Borough Council scoops prestigious MJ Award

10/2/2020 1:43:36 PM

Named ‘Best Commercial Council’

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Council seeks ambitious enterprise to ‘breathe new life’ into landmark community building

10/1/2020 4:43:14 PM

Colchester Borough Council would like to hear from organisations who are interested in taking over management of the ...

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Begin a career in museums – trainee applications now open

10/1/2020 8:03:45 AM

A rewarding career in museums on offer

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Colchester to get £1 million for Town Centre public realm schemes

9/25/2020 10:31:03 AM

Funding for the first phases of two public realm schemes at St Nicholas Square and Balkerne Gate

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Free Health Walks are back

9/24/2020 12:23:19 PM

Starting on Sunday 4 October at High Woods Country Park

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Colchester's creative community rises to the challenge in 2020

9/22/2020 8:31:01 AM

Grant winners bringing culture to Colchester

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Celebrating waste reduction this Recycle Week

9/21/2020 3:22:47 PM

This year’s theme ‘Together – We Recycle’ runs from 21-27 September

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Essex premises served with direction under Coronavirus Restrictions Regulations

9/18/2020 9:31:08 AM

Both failed to adhere to government guidelines

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Colchester Council ends the use of glyphosate for general maintenance

9/18/2020 8:16:19 AM

Use will cease by March 2021

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Colchester remembers the Battle of Arnhem

9/17/2020 2:26:33 PM

On the 76th Anniversary

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British comedy superstar John Bishop brings brand new World Tour show to Charter Hall

9/16/2020 2:51:46 PM

On 19 October 2021 and 29 January 2022

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Construction of new affordable homes begins with appointment of local contractor

9/16/2020 1:22:31 PM

Council move forward on its commitment to build 350 new homes

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Gather seeds, fruits and nuts to grow local trees

9/15/2020 2:20:33 PM

Seed gathering season: 23 September – 23 October

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Turner masterpiece to go on display at Colchester Castle

9/14/2020 2:34:34 PM

Visitors can see it from the 26 September to 28 March 2021

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Council changes grass cutting regime to help biodiversity flourish

9/10/2020 3:12:40 PM

The new regime is designed to encourage greater biodiversity in some of the council's green spaces.

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Heritage Open Days goes digital

9/8/2020 8:56:45 AM

Heritage Open Days will go ahead in September 2020.

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99.9 per cent of all Colchester customers satisfied with Council's customer service acc...

9/8/2020 8:50:58 AM

Customer satisfaction with our service remains high.

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Free Castle passes for local families

9/7/2020 2:20:40 PM

Youngsters across the borough able to access local history free of charge.

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Annual Performance report highlights council’s achievements

9/7/2020 2:07:32 PM

According to the Year End report, 77% of the council's key performance measures were achieved by the end of 2019/20.

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Middleborough car park closed on 12 September

9/4/2020 8:57:39 AM

For essential maintenance

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Leisure World Tiptree to reopen with new gym

9/3/2020 1:54:30 PM

Customers will benefit from improved facilities

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Activity packs aim to lift older people’s spirits

9/2/2020 8:27:17 AM

To help improve the lives of older people who have been shielding

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Colchester’s Northern Gateway Sports Park opening January 2021

9/1/2020 8:39:10 AM

The 76-acre facility is taking shape

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Car parking app video launched

8/27/2020 10:55:21 AM

MiPermit app explained

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Consultation begins on Planning Inspector’s modifications to the local plan

8/26/2020 1:22:49 PM

From Thursday 27 August until 5pm on 9 October 2020.

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Stay safe this Bank Holiday

8/26/2020 8:38:01 AM

Public urged to follow social distancing guidelines

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Boost for heritage assets across the borough

8/25/2020 2:26:39 PM

Local List update includes dwellings, barns, pillboxes and signposts

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Join the Great British September Clean

8/25/2020 11:41:58 AM

Help improve the environment in your neighbourhood

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Council to apply for injunction to stop greenfield site development

8/24/2020 2:35:14 PM

At a rural location in Easthorpe

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Oyster Fisheries opening ceremony takes to dry land

8/24/2020 2:23:07 PM

Ancient event to take place at Cudmore Grove Country Park

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New funding to tackle crime in West Bergholt

8/24/2020 10:18:22 AM

New CCTV for Orpen Memorial Hall

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Colchester Amphora Homes appoints TJ Evers for construction of new homes in Lexden, Col...

8/20/2020 12:56:00 PM

Construction gets underway on new family houses and apartments

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Multi-million pound house buying scheme to help homeless Colchester families set for go...

8/20/2020 8:33:28 AM

Council commits £22m to 100 homes project

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Update on Cabinet decision for possible garden waste charging

8/20/2020 8:10:15 AM

Council rows back on charging for the service

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One Colchester supports the borough’s recovery from coronavirus

8/19/2020 8:50:03 AM

Partners have undertaken a wide range of activities to support residents

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Garden Club plans to be stopped

8/18/2020 2:55:12 PM

Colchester Borough Council steps back from charging to collect garden waste

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Garden Communities: “Value for money – but we must learn from experience”

8/18/2020 2:08:38 PM

NEGC funding discussed by Scrutiny Panel

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Essex marks VJ Day

8/13/2020 10:39:21 AM

Commemorations mark the end of the war with Japan 75 years ago

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Night of Action shows majority of premises complying with guidelines

8/13/2020 9:53:03 AM

45 licensed venues were visited

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Colchester Amphora Group’s Annual Report shows increased dividend payment to Colchester...

8/11/2020 2:43:30 PM

The group’s performance has resulted in an increased dividend payment

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First temporary pavement permit granted in Colchester

8/6/2020 7:58:22 AM

Issued to Three Wise Monkeys in Colchester’s High Street

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Calling time on bad behaviour to stop the spread of Covid-19

8/4/2020 2:00:55 PM

Concerns some venues across the borough are still not following proper procedures

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Have your say on Colchester’s future prosperity

8/3/2020 1:34:22 PM

The We Are Colchester survey runs until the 17 August 2020

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New-look tourism website for Colchester launches

8/3/2020 8:37:38 AM

The upgraded site will showcase Colchester and the surrounding area to a bigger audience

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Food Package scheme to help tackle holiday hunger

7/31/2020 1:35:17 PM

100 food packages and recipe cards offered to be offered

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Temporary black bag limit to be removed

7/30/2020 2:27:00 PM

Three black bag limit per household being reintroduced from 17 August

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Council steps up efforts to tackle river weed

7/30/2020 8:15:58 AM

Between East Bay and the former lido

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Council launches new Community Recognition Award

7/28/2020 9:33:55 AM

To celebrate community pride in neighbourhoods

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Colchester parks go digital this summer

7/28/2020 8:10:49 AM

In place of the council's much-loved parks and countryside events

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Colchester Borough Council shortlisted for national awards

7/23/2020 12:07:04 PM

In the Best Commercial Council and Rising Star categories

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Community groups provide ‘lifeline’ for vulnerable residents new research shows

7/23/2020 7:55:56 AM

Report looks at the role community assets can play in preventing poor health

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Colchester Castle’s historic doors open!

7/23/2020 7:50:55 AM

The reopening coincides with the start of the school summer holidays

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Work starts on new energy efficient lighting at multi-storey car parks

7/22/2020 1:53:05 PM

Reducing CO2 emissions by close to 100 tonnes per year

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More progress on Colchester street improvements with introduction of semi-permanent mea...

7/22/2020 12:27:50 PM

Release issued in partnership by Essex County Council and Colchester Borough Council

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Leisure World Colchester to partially reopen from 25 July

7/20/2020 10:45:40 AM

Following the Government’s easing of lockdown measures

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Colchester’s Visitor Information Centre reopens

7/20/2020 9:24:31 AM

Opening its doors from 23 July 2020

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Skylarks nesting at Gosbecks Archaeological Park

7/10/2020 7:55:52 AM

Multiple breeding pairs are currently nesting

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Budget crisis: Garden Club plans paused

7/9/2020 2:43:35 PM

Plans to be reviewed

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Partners working to ensure continued safe easing of lockdown measures

7/9/2020 12:36:49 PM

Since rules were relaxed on 4 July

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Colchester High St Pavement Improvement Project to start early thanks to smarter Ultraf...

7/8/2020 10:12:00 AM

Joint news release by Colchester Borough Council and Essex County Council

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New sign set to welcome town centre visitors

7/7/2020 3:10:34 PM

The installation features a skyline of Colchester

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North Essex councils to look at enhanced way of delivering economic growth across region

7/7/2020 2:56:44 PM

New arrangements will deliver housing growth

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Colchester Castle to re-open its historic doors

7/7/2020 8:39:44 AM

On Thursday, 23 July.

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Amendments which could make a joint Local Plan sound have been recommended by a plannin...

7/3/2020 2:13:37 PM

Modification proposals would make the Plan sound and legally compliant

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New Garden Waste options for Colchester residents

6/29/2020 3:23:53 PM

New proposals give Colchester residents a choice of multiple options

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Have your say on Colchester’s Positive Parking Review strategy

6/29/2020 10:55:17 AM

Three-week consultation launched

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Fewer car park spaces in Dedham on 30 June

6/25/2020 1:07:45 PM

Due to maintenance works taking place.

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Minories Media Statement

6/25/2020 11:18:21 AM

Following the announcement of its closure

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Colchester Borough Council extends free grants for businesses affected by Covid-19

6/25/2020 8:30:04 AM

Businesses encouraged to apply for remaining £600,000 grant money

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Construction work to begin on landmark destination at Colchester Northern Gateway (Sout...

6/24/2020 9:08:28 AM

The development puts greener living and sustainability at the heart of economic growth

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Armed Forces Day marked with Colchester flag-raising

6/22/2020 11:23:23 AM

Deputy Mayor leads ceremony as flag raised from the Town Hall

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Council urges people to take responsibility for their rubbish

6/22/2020 9:18:40 AM

Residents to dispose of rubbish responsibly

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Fortnightly waste collections to resume next week

6/19/2020 1:51:47 PM

Return to a normal service – except for textiles

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Majority of drivers prepared to act to make air cleaner in Colchester

6/19/2020 10:34:44 AM

Results of Clean air for Colchester survey indicate

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Council awaits Local Plan modifications

6/19/2020 7:56:07 AM

Expected around the end of June

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Work begins on new Salary Brook wildlife habitat

6/18/2020 1:00:57 PM

Major replanting work to begin this autumn

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Temporary new planning rules set to aid business recovery

6/17/2020 3:03:19 PM

Some rules to be relaxed until December 2020

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New maps of the Colchester Orbital now available!

6/12/2020 9:26:50 AM

The Orbital is a nearly 15-mile circular walk and cycle route

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Hope shines bright in Castle Park with colourful rainbow display

6/11/2020 7:36:53 AM

More than 1500 plants used to create the stunning feature

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Stay At Home, Grown Your Own

6/8/2020 12:47:46 PM

Kits contain everything you need to start growing small food items at home

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Major thumbs up for ‘Safer, Greener, Healthier’ revolution on Town Centre streets

6/5/2020 11:44:35 AM

The plans allow people to self-distance and still travel safely

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Council to offer cheaper short-stay town centre parking

6/4/2020 7:35:52 AM

MiPermit parking app to entitle an extra 50% parking time

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Two extra recycling drop-off events announced

6/3/2020 1:36:47 PM

On Saturday 6 and Saturday 13 June

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New Deputy Mayor of Colchester takes office

6/3/2020 9:11:08 AM

Cllr Robert Davidson takes on the civic title

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FREE GRANTS FOR COLCHESTER BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY COVID-19

5/27/2020 4:07:51 PM

Council to allocate £1.7m to local businesses

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Delivering sustainability: eCargo bikes coming to Colchester

5/21/2020 8:01:01 AM

25 electric cargo bikes and five electric trailers to funded by Energy Saving Trust

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Changes to St John’s Car Park opening times

5/21/2020 7:52:34 AM

Times will be reduced from 25 May 2020

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Garden waste collections to restart

5/20/2020 3:21:46 PM

The service will resume on 25 May 2020

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Planning Inspector gives local authorities way forward for their joint Section One Loca...

5/19/2020 1:46:19 PM

Ruling that two of the three garden communities are not deliverable

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Changes to St John’s Car Park opening times

5/19/2020 8:33:09 AM

Reduced opening hours from 25 May 2020

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Amphora Homes gives green light for socially distanced archaeology dig at Creffield Roa...

5/18/2020 10:57:42 AM

New safer working measures to be introduced

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Residents encouraged to share their rainbows for council competition

5/15/2020 8:39:19 AM

The competition is open from 15 May until 7 June 2020

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Parks and countryside car parks to reopen

5/12/2020 2:17:17 PM

Visitors must continue to follow social distancing rules

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Council and partners urge local businesses to complete Covid-19 impact survey

5/12/2020 12:27:31 PM

The information will be used to help the council plan for future business support

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Colchester Borough Council finalising plans to restore services

5/12/2020 8:50:38 AM

The council has worked hard to maintain its key services to residents and businesses

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Mayor marks VE Day at Colchester Garrison

5/8/2020 11:15:11 AM

A small ceremony to mark VE Day was held at Merville Barracks

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Colchester Borough Council reveals more plans to commemorate VE Day 75

5/6/2020 11:26:36 AM

Including a spectacular floral display

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Coronavirus crisis: Council to furlough some of its staff

5/6/2020 7:58:02 AM

The move aims to limit the financial impact of the pandemic

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VE Day goes ‘virtual’: Colchester to commemorate 75th anniversary online

5/1/2020 10:42:11 AM

Friday 8 May 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe

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Coronavirus crisis: Government announces additional £1.94m for Colchester

5/1/2020 8:38:21 AM

Amid grave concerns about the pressures on the council’s finances

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Colchester Borough Council funds Colbea to support local businesses through Covid-19

5/1/2020 8:08:48 AM

Colbea provides business advice, support and training

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Homes and businesses set to benefit as Government announces £3.3 million boost to bring...

4/30/2020 9:33:15 AM

The project will bring brand-new, gigabit broadband connectivity to Colchester

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Colchester Museums opens search for Board of Trustees

4/30/2020 8:01:04 AM

For its new foundation: The Colchester Museums Development Foundation

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Colchester + Ipswich Museums launch Covid-19 collecting project ‘Your Stories’

4/28/2020 11:07:20 AM

The public is invited to record their experiences

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One Colchester continues to support the community through coronavirus

4/24/2020 12:02:28 PM

One Colchester partners have been working tirelessly behind the scenes

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Museum From Home and Essex and Suffolk Children’s Universities join forces

4/23/2020 11:04:20 AM

To bring a slice of museum life to families at home

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Colchester Cemetery reopens after Government amends coronavirus legislation

4/22/2020 4:27:37 PM

Colchester Borough Council has reopened its cemetery on 22 April 2020 following a change to the coronavirus emergency...

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Coronavirus crisis: council staff redeployed to support frontline services

4/20/2020 3:36:48 PM

They have taken on new challenges to help keep the council running

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Hundreds sign up to volunteer across Colchester

4/17/2020 12:26:55 PM

Community360 has registered an extra 300 volunteers

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Helpline strengthens service to bring peace of mind during lockdown

4/17/2020 11:06:14 AM

The Helpline team have responded to over 3,350 alarm activations during lockdown

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Residents asked to be considerate neighbours as lockdown brings new challenges for all

4/14/2020 11:34:02 AM

Communities can show greater tolerance of the noise and activity happening around them

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Colchester Foodbank receives financial boost following councillor donations

4/9/2020 3:36:32 PM

The £5,100 donation has been matched pound for pound by the council

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Ultrafast broadband timing rearranges improvements for Colchester High Street

4/9/2020 2:28:59 PM

Work to repair and improve the paving slabs will be moved to August

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Recycling collections to start after Easter

4/8/2020 11:10:57 AM

Recycling collections will be four-weekly for now

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​​​​​​​Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium to close as part of Government moves to tack...

4/8/2020 8:46:17 AM

All crematoria are now required to close and can only open for funerals.

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Locality budgets to support COVID-19 community projects

4/6/2020 8:49:09 AM

Money is being made available early this year

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COVID-19: Residents urged to heed advice and stay at home as weather set to improve

4/3/2020 1:16:57 PM

Call to follow social distancing rules in the coming days and weeks

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Colchester Museums come to your home!

4/2/2020 3:22:31 PM

Museum From Home project launched

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Bring the great outdoors to your indoors!

4/1/2020 12:56:58 PM

Residents are encouraged to take part in the new #ParksAtHome initiative

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COVID-19: Local Council Tax Support hardship fund

4/1/2020 7:42:09 AM

As part of measures to mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19

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Parks and country sites car parks now closed

3/31/2020 2:53:44 PM

In line with government guidelines to limit the spread of coronavirus

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Prohibition order for pub breaching coronavirus restrictions

3/31/2020 10:10:55 AM

The Bonnie Blue Oak, Tiptree, was open in contravention of government orders

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Colchester Borough Council produces Community COVID-19 information pack for residents

3/30/2020 3:48:24 PM

To guide residents through the continuing COVID-19 crisis

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Colchester Borough Council given £42 million to support local businesses affected by co...

3/30/2020 2:48:19 PM

To help support those eligible for Small Business and Retail Grants

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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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