Access the latest press releases and media statements published by Colchester Borough Council.
idVerde scoops prestigious prize
Christmas is a magical time, so discover the fascinating heritage the town has to offer with a visit to one of our Mu...
The missing tablet is dedicated to employees of the Essex and Suffolk Equitable Insurance Society Ltd
Make a splash at Leisure World this Christmas
A line-up of top talent to satisfy all comedy tastes
Recycling and rubbish collections dates are changing between 22 December and 5 January
Twelve portable units delivered to pubs and other busy social venues in the coming weeks
Colchester Castle will be welcoming visitors to their special free annual Christmas Open Evening
This is the fifth in a series of enforcement events scheduled to take place over the coming months
The new team aims to crack down on crime and anti-social behaviour in the town centre
The initial phase of the development comprises 76-acres of innovative and exciting sports and leisure facilities
The examination is likely to take place in October.
Join in and share your images using the hashtag #BeautifulBorough
The group’s first public event was held on Wednesday 28 November
The event takes place at High Woods Country Park, on Thursday 20 December 2018
The three-year innovative trainee programme was supported with funding from Arts Council England
Historic features will be retained and incorporated into the new development
Shoppers will be able to browse and shop from almost 100 stalls spanning the length of the High Street
The Inspector has welcomed the council’s "constructive proposals for taking the examination forward"
Everyone is welcome to this informal and friendly service
In the first weeks of the campaign around 100 residents have submitted a Colchester Plastic Pledge
The Essex Macmillan Welfare Benefits Service has been shortlisted in the Team of the Year category in this year’s LGC...
The scheme supports working-age people on a low income to pay their Council Tax.
The council plans to deliver the services residents and businesses depend and rely on, despite losing almost £11m in ...
Official statistics show day trips to Colchester rose by 6.5% in 2017
Colchester Castle will be transforming the stunning Lucas Vaults into a magical grotto
Colchester Borough Council became officially recognised as a Living Wage employer in February 2016
The collection of plastic recycling to flats began in June 2018
A permit will be required from 1 January 2019
Thousands have enjoyed the colourful and poignant tribute since June.
The car park will be open as usual during the day, between 7am and 8pm.
Will consider NEGC's interim business plan to help deliver ambitious housing plans
Initiative awarded nearly £400,000 government funding
The project aims to offer digital skills to patients
Parking charges will be waived in all Council-owned town centre car parks from 3pm on the first three Wednesdays in D...
The living structure will improve the aesthetics of Colchester
Schools were invited to submit pupils’ artwork and poetry on the theme of the Great War
The water fountains will help reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles
Plans to celebrate heritage and make the town a more welcoming place
Poppies will light up Colchester’s iconic Castle as an act of remembrance over three nights
Colchester to be merry and bright with Christmas trees!
Colchester Arts Centre has been awarded a Small Capital Grant of £499,000 to transform the venue’s accessibility for ...
The woodland will provide a living memorial to those who lost their lives in the First World War
Robbery unwittingly reveals Co-op building to be an architectural gem
Mayor of Colchester, Cllr Peter Chillingworth, to lead tributes marking the day the guns fell silent a century ago
Jimmy Carr makes a welcome return on Saturday 30 November 2019
Both exceptional venues host weddings of all sizes throughout the year
Further work required by Planning Inspector expected to be completed by January
Residents are being asked to make the most of their jack- o’-lanterns this Halloween by making, munching and mulching...
In time-honoured tradition, the Mayor will join guests in sampling the borough’s famous oysters
The Roman-inspired second mural will span the south stairwell of the car park
The much-loved Jemima’s Corner is now over 20 years old and needs refurbishment
The competition asked local residents to share their best images of Colchester Castle
Fun outdoor activities to celebrate Halloween at High Woods Country Park
Residents and local organisations asked to follow council's example and make their own online pledge to reduce their ...
The talk will take place in Colchester Castle’s Charles Grey Room, on Saturday 3 November 2018
The Voluntary Welfare Grant supports the Council’s Better Colchester campaign
One of several events organised by the Mayor of Colchester to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1
Colchester Events Company's second wedding open day at this popular venue introduced couples to the Secret Chapel
Colchester Borough Council has added its name to a new charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill.
An increasing number of people rate their Call Centre experiences positively
Following a recent consultation exercise, three new initiatives are to be added to the work programme of the Policy a...
Colchester Borough Council is inviting comments on its proposed draft Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy for 2019-22
Colchester residents are being supported to improve their digital skills and knowledge enabling them to access online...
The first mural in St Mary’s multi-storey car park, which celebrates the town’s amazing history, has been unveiled
Residents are being encouraged to get composting at home this autumn, to save money and help the environment
Up to nine affordable family homes for ex-service personnel or their bereaved spouses are set to be provided under a ...
Over the summer, Visit Colchester launched its first ever television advert on SKY AdSmart and its social media chann...
October Half Term brings a host of fun activities to Colchester Museums
The business-led partnership aims to provide a sustainable future for town centre traders
Helpline recruits additional staff, to meet growing demand from local residents for their high-quality monitoring and...
The first phase of plastic recycling facilities are being introduced for residents living in flats
Apple lovers should get set to celebrate the ‘Best of British’ at Colchester’s Apple Day
Additional measures to tackle homelessness in Colchester agreed by Full Council last February are progressing well
Popular garden centre failed to undertake adequate checks to protect staff from hazardous chemicals
The public is being asked its views to extend a Public Space Protection Order, which comes to an end on 31 October 2018.
Following a successful prosecution by Colchester Borough Council
Colchester’s annual Heritage Open Days has been hailed a huge success for the town
Colchester Borough Council has launched a consultation on the policy that governs taxis and private hire vehicles acr...
St John’s Multi-storey Car Park will close overnight (10pm to 5am) on a daily basis, from Monday 1 October.
Colchester Museums are offering local residents the chance to WIN a year's FREE entry to Colchester Castle
Colchester Borough Council remains committed to the Garden Communities principles and will work closely with neighbou...
Santa’s elves have been in touch with Colchester Castle and arranged for Santa to make some festive visits this December
Colchester Borough Council is urging all residents still catching up on their mail received during August 2018 to mak...
Colchester Events Company has been tasked with organising its most short-notice wedding to date
Colchester’s rich history is reflected in the diversity of historic buildings and assets found throughout the borough
Colchester has provisionally been awarded an additional £204,753 to support its work in reducing the amount of people...
Steps by Colchester Borough Council to tackle pollution have seen improvements to the borough’s air quality in key ar...
Colchester Borough Council is encouraging eligible residents to boost the energy efficiency of their homes with its n...
Colchester Castle is offering families a unique sleepover experience.
The People’s Choice award is a chance to show how much your favourite park means to you.
As the evenings draw in, visitors to Castle Park are being urged to take note of changes to the park’s opening times.
Leisure World Colchester is excited to announce its holiday camp early bird offer for the upcoming October half term.
Landlords of shared accommodation are being urged to familiarise themselves with and prepare for the upcoming licensi...
Colchester Borough Council is set to add its name to a new charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill.
Two jet-skiers have been fined for breaking marked speed limits on the waters around Brightlingsea, Mersea Island and...
Vineyard Street car park customers can now choose easy contactless, Apple Pay or chip card payments.
Colchester Borough Council and Age Concern Colchester are working together to improve facilities and services for old...
The number of complaints made to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman about services provided by Colchester...
Leisure World Colchester has successfully delivered its first ever 12-week Diabetes Support Programme.
Heritage Open Days will open the doors to over 30 historic properties across Colchester for FREE, including Colcheste...
This year’s ceremonial opening of the Colne Oyster Fisheries, one of Colchester’s most celebrated and oldest traditio...
“Our town wall is a precious national asset and is such a wonderful part of Colchester's heritage. We are committed t...
New statistics for the first three months of this financial year, show recycling rates across the borough continue to...
Colchester Borough Council has received a Silver Award from the Ministry of Defence for its work with the Armed Forces.
Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are set to benefit from a major funding boost to support travel schemes
Free local networking event and lunch will promote the benefits of Employing Ex-Armed Forces and Reservists
Leisure World Colchester is thrilled to announce its FREE dementia friendly activity sessions are continuing from 5 S...
Colchester Borough Council and Essex Police have joined forces to launch Colchester’s Town Centre Action Plan.
An 18-year-old from Wivenhoe has gone from being an intern to an apprentice at Colchester Borough Council
Colchester’s High Street and the wider town centre is looking cleaner and brighter after deep cleaning.
A ‘Summer Fun’ Play Scheme for children in the Greenstead area of Colchester gets underway this week.
This summer Leisure World Tiptree has a packed programme of holiday fun on offer.
Leisure World Colchester is currently recruiting for lifeguards.
The skills, hard work and commitment of the Colchester Museums Visitor Services Team has been recognised with a top a...
Colchester Borough Council Leader, Cllr Mark Cory, has today launched a Better Colchester campaign.
Colchester Borough Council’s leader and deputy leader met with local community groups yesterday to listen to their co...
Colchester Borough Council has decided to postpone the next meeting of the Local Plan Committee
Colchester + Ipswich Museums Service is entering an exciting time of change and development.
The finalists of this year’s Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation Awards have been announced and Colchester Bor...
Aqua Springs has launched its first ever free mobile app, making it easier than ever before to book beauty therapy tr...
A normal waste and recycling service has resumed today, after the council suspended collections early on Friday
Due to the continuing severe high temperatures Colchester Borough Council has suspended its waste and recycling colle...
Residents are being urged to reply online by Monday 3 September to the mail out taking place this summer.
Colchester Council has strongly condemned violent assaults against two of its waste collection operatives
An important milestone has been reached in the delivery of the Northern Gateway
A two-week deep clean of Colchester town centre will start tonight Wednesday 25 July
A homeowner whose back garden became a dumping ground has been fined more than £2,000 by Chelmsford Magistrates.
Colchester has something for all the family this summer, including great value parking at easy to find car parks to ...
Arts & Crafts is the theme for the town’s market this weekend
Leisure World’s NEW Summer Energy Booster day
Some of Colchester's Parks receive a prestigious Green Flag award
Colchester Museums have launched a programme of family activities for the summer holidays
Changes to Colchester Borough Council's rubbish and recycling collection introduced a year ago have been a huge success
Colchester Museums recognised for their excellent service
How we intend to make Colchester an even more attractive place to live, work and visit.
Details about Colchester Events Company’s newest signature event
Directors of Bremwell Limited, who operate the Rose and Crown Hotel in East Street, Colchester, were fined £30,000 fo...
A planning inspector has confirmed the amount of new houses which need to be built across north Essex over the next 1...
A spectacular three-dimensional flower display, as part of its commemorations to mark the centenary of the end of Wor...
Families will be able to enjoy FREE activities at Leisure World Colchester on Saturday 14 July, midday to 4pm
From mussels and snails to fossils and flies, visitors to Colchester + Ipswich Museums will soon be able to discover ...
The Livewell campaign was launched one year ago this month – and to celebrate, Livewell Colchester was proud to spons...
Leisure World Colchester is excited to announce a bumper programme of kids' activities and aquatic fun for the summer...
A fanfare of trumpets from The Band of The Parachute Regiment is set to herald Armed Forces Day in Colchester, at 10a...
Visitors to Leisure World Colchester can now reward themselves for their fitness efforts with some new Under Armour g...
Colchester Borough Council (CBC) and Colchester Borough Homes (CBH) will be celebrating National Clean Air Day on Thu...
A spectacular floral display celebrating St Helena Hospice has been unveiled on the flowerbed of Hollytrees Lawn.
Details about the Enterprise Skills and Employment grant
Details of the Planning Inspector's Report
The initial phase of an innovative new project to rejuvenate two town centre public spaces has started in Colchester.
At Basildon Magistrates Court, on 11 June, Mr Mahfuzur Rahman, was found guilty of two breaches of a Prohibition Order
Visit Colchester is encouraging residents and tourists to get outside and explore Colchester on foot this summer.
Colchester Borough Council has today (8 June) welcomed the announcement of the next step towards a major upgrade to t...
An important milestone has already been reached for Colchester Borough Council’s (CBC) new private housing developmen...
More household rubbish looks set to be recycled in Colchester
A major leisure-led development north of Colchester has received the backing of a senior judge
Visit Colchester has launched its first ever television advert to promote tourism to the borough with a new 30 second...
Colchester Borough Council will continue to show the borough has all the right ingredients to help businesses grow an...
A consultation for proposed standards of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).
From Thursday 31 May, 73,500 Colchester households who have kerbside collections will begin to receive their new supp...
Council leaders have pledged to continue plans to transform an historic yet undervalued part of Colchester into a thr...
Colchester Council's coalition administration has announced its new Cabinet line-up.
As part of their 40th anniversary celebrations Britain's world-famous reggae band UB40 will be performing at Charter ...