Colchester Borough Council is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to take action to minimise disruption and keep residents and visitors safe.
Coronavirus: updates, advice and guidance
Access the latest press releases and media statements published by Colchester Borough Council.
Council to allocate £1.7m to local businesses
25 electric cargo bikes and five electric trailers to funded by Energy Saving Trust
Times will be reduced from 25 May 2020
The service will resume on 25 May 2020
Ruling that two of the three garden communities are not deliverable
Reduced opening hours from 25 May 2020
New safer working measures to be introduced
The competition is open from 15 May until 7 June 2020
Visitors must continue to follow social distancing rules
The information will be used to help the council plan for future business support
The council has worked hard to maintain its key services to residents and businesses
A small ceremony to mark VE Day was held at Merville Barracks
Including a spectacular floral display
The move aims to limit the financial impact of the pandemic
Friday 8 May 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe
Amid grave concerns about the pressures on the council’s finances
Colbea provides business advice, support and training
The project will bring brand-new, gigabit broadband connectivity to Colchester
For its new foundation: The Colchester Museums Development Foundation
The public is invited to record their experiences
One Colchester partners have been working tirelessly behind the scenes
To bring a slice of museum life to families at home
Colchester Borough Council has reopened its cemetery on 22 April 2020 following a change to the coronavirus emergency...
Access to content is free to visitors
They have taken on new challenges to help keep the council running
The app is free to all residents
Community360 has registered an extra 300 volunteers
The Helpline team have responded to over 3,350 alarm activations during lockdown
Communities can show greater tolerance of the noise and activity happening around them
The £5,100 donation has been matched pound for pound by the council
Work to repair and improve the paving slabs will be moved to August
Government announced the grants last month
Recycling collections will be four-weekly for now
All crematoria are now required to close and can only open for funerals.
Money is being made available early this year
Call to follow social distancing rules in the coming days and weeks
Museum From Home project launched
Residents are encouraged to take part in the new #ParksAtHome initiative
As part of measures to mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19
In line with government guidelines to limit the spread of coronavirus
The Bonnie Blue Oak, Tiptree, was open in contravention of government orders
To guide residents through the continuing COVID-19 crisis
To help support those eligible for Small Business and Retail Grants
No health, social care or other key worker will have to pay parking fees
One Colchester partners are mobilising practical support for Colchester's most vulnerable
Because of the impact of Coronavirus
All parks and open spaces in the borough will remain open, however
Council to focus resources on the critical elements of the service
As the latest restrictions require people to stay at home
Colchester Borough Council has made the decision to suspend its garden waste collections from 24 March 2020
Appeal made in response to a series of unprecedented measures
Cllr Mark Cory, the Leader of Colchester Council, has issued the following urgent statement to all residents
Colchester Borough Council also offering its support
The council is committed to helping businesses of all sizes through this unprecedented period
Work is due to be completed by Christmas 2020
Council buildings will close for the foreseeable future following Government advice to combat coronavirus
All of Colchester Borough Council’s building are to be closed to the public in light of the Government’s advice.
Plans to move Colchester Market to a new permanent location have been given the green light.
Contactless, Apple Pay or chip card payment are now available at Napier Road North and Butt Road car parks.
Councillor Mark Cory provides an update on COVID-19
LED lighting installed along a 250-metre stretch of Balkerne Hill
Bike Wise campaign relaunches
Colchester Castle will be hosting 12,000 of the figurines
Commonwealth Day 2020 will be celebrated nationwide
Knightzzz at the Museum is a family-friendly experience
The first Colchester Town Assembly was held as part of the long-term vision for unlocking more jobs and prosperity.
Thirteen voluntary and community groups have been awarded a share of Colchester Borough Council’s Voluntary Welfare G...
Water level in the River Colne from Middle Mill to Spring Lane to be reduced for one day this spring.
Successful applicants to the Creative Events Fund have been announced.
Access to St John’s Car Park will be affected by the closure.
After the budget was formally approved
Council buildings and services continue to reduce single-use plastic
Following a successful bid led by Colchester Borough Council
At the Career Track Assessor Awards
Running from 20 March to 13 April
The council continued to receive complaints
The calendar sets out the schedule of all collections between 1 April 2020 and the end of March 2021
The work, which takes place between 24 and 26 February, will follow strict guidelines
Four proposals submitted to HM Treasury form part of a national consultation on what should be in next month’s Budget
The work celebrates Colchester's Roman heritage and history
LED colour-changing lighting showcases the largest Norman keep in Europe in all its glory
Passenger threw litter from the car
The consultation is open until 30 April 2020
The town’s museums will be hosting some special events
Invite for Stanway residents to view the new design proposals for new community facility on Stanway’s Western Bypass.
Spaces reduced due to resurfacing works
Will develop an investment plan for up to £25 million from the Government’s Town Deal
Fewer car parking spaces available from 3-7 February 2020
An additional £296,144 will continue and extend existing initiatives
10,000 trees to be given away as part of the Colchester Woodland Project
The consultation is planned to start at the end of January.
The council's portion of the Council Tax could rise for only the fourth time since 2010
The council’s current Events Policy was introduced in 2016 and is due for renewal
To replace the existing analogue system with an advanced digital platform
Providing a snapshot of what's on offer in the borough
Guided tours will uncover some of the hidden LGBT stories held in the museum collections
Colchester Market's vegan traders are promoting their own vegan produce throughout January
The final eight contributors have fascinating and unique stories to tell
£550,000 funding to progress plans for three proposed Garden Communities
A new scheme to encourage people to come together and get talking.
Will be used to bid for up to £25 million from the Government’s Town Deal
Additional Local Plan hearing sessions into plans to create three Garden Communities
The breaches related to fire and electrical safety and living conditions
Colchester Borough Council's new Happy to Share My Table scheme aims to tackle loneliness
Part of the council's commitment to deliver up to 350 new affordable homes over the next five years
In total £20,000 has been made available for creative events
More information on how our neighbourhood service is ready for winter.