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Northern Gateway site set to be hub for improved health, jobs and housing

7/30/2021 11:30:13 AM

Ambitious plans given outline permission

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Discover Roman Colchester with a fun new trivia trail

7/29/2021 5:26:18 PM

New trail for the young (and not so young!) history buffs

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Council in line for top award for its help supporting local economy

7/29/2021 6:03:47 AM

Council shortlisted for an LGC award

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Work starts on exciting new public space

7/28/2021 1:32:49 PM

Balkerne Gate public realm project

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The Northern Gateway Sports Park Open Day Success!

7/26/2021 10:32:25 AM

4,000 people attend the sports park open day

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Repair work underway on vandalised toilets

7/21/2021 2:29:08 PM

Colchester Borough Council is working to get the final repairs completed as quickly as possible

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New Marshals for an even safer town centre

7/21/2021 10:39:07 AM

The marshals will be in place from 26 July, working between 9pm-4am Wednesdays to Saturdays

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Floral elephant display unveiled

7/20/2021 1:29:07 PM

The display features a 2.5ft elephant to celebrate Colchester’s rich history

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Love Parks Week 2021

7/20/2021 8:32:06 AM

We're calling on residents and visitors to help celebrate Colchester’s beautiful green spaces

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Friars Grove School first Street Tag victors!

7/19/2021 2:09:50 PM

Friars Grove School dominated the school leader board with their pupils and families joining together to clock up mor...

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Colchester residents urged to complete latest fear of crime survey

7/19/2021 8:14:27 AM

The survey, which runs from 21 July 2021 for four weeks, will help inform future priorities and actions in the borough

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Try out the new Northern Gateway Sports Park for FREE!

7/16/2021 2:03:41 PM

The Open Day starts at 9am and everyone is welcome to drop in and discover the fantastic facilities Colchester’s newe...

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Colchester Museums conduct first scientific analysis of Roman cremation burials in Britain

7/16/2021 8:13:29 AM

In a project combining experts on human remains, chemical analysis and Roman archaeology the identities of over 40 Ro...

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World’s best teams will be heading to Colchester and Clacton for 2021 women’s tour

7/15/2021 2:24:54 PM

Colchester and Clacton will host the penultimate stage of the Women’s Tour

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Park and Countryside summer events

7/15/2021 8:11:37 AM

High Woods Country Park has launched its exciting programme of summer activities for 2021.

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Gumdrop chewing gum bins to be reinstalled

7/13/2021 12:24:01 PM

20 pink bins will be installed across 36 gum litter hotspots in Colchester town centre

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Colchester Cultural Strategy: public consultation opens

7/13/2021 8:00:00 AM

The council is working on a new Cultural Strategy for the borough, which will be in place until 2030.

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Contractors appointed for river footpath repairs

7/12/2021 8:38:42 AM

Contractors appointed for river footpath repairs

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New course throws light on the early history of Britain

7/12/2021 8:15:41 AM

New course throws light on the early history of Britain

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Colchester Museums join forces with History Hit

7/5/2021 1:04:59 PM

New documentary to be released this summer

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Visit Colchester joins Click It Local

7/5/2021 8:35:09 AM

The new virtual high street service that supports independent shops

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Colchester’s £18.2 million Town Deal projects confirmed

7/1/2021 3:02:30 PM

The ambitious projects will directly benefit residents across the borough

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New town centre parking offer to support local businesses

6/28/2021 8:08:20 AM

Motorists will be offered parking stay discounts of up to £5

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Camulodunum to Colchester guided tours are back!

6/23/2021 8:59:17 AM

All tours hosted by Visit Colchester are taken by a qualified blue or green badge holder

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New interpretation panel highlights the importance of historic church in Colchester

6/22/2021 8:27:05 AM

One of the earliest Christian churches in Britain, dating back to AD 320

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Household Drop-off Service restarts

6/21/2021 9:55:46 AM

From 3 July 2021 until 25 September

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Armed Forces Day to be marked with Colchester fanfare

6/17/2021 12:19:38 PM

In support of servicemen and women

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Historic figures from Colchester’s past commemorated with new interpretation panel

6/15/2021 10:04:52 AM

Commemorating three extraordinary individuals who are laid to rest in the churchyard

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Colchester school children request the right to breathe clean air

6/15/2021 8:00:14 AM

They are urging adults to adopt better driving habits

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Colchester’s popular Food and Drink Festival returns for 2021

5/27/2021 11:08:26 AM

Festival will take place in the town’s Lower Castle Park

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New Colchester Borough Council Leader and cabinet agreed

5/26/2021 1:10:20 PM

Cllr Paul Dundas is the new leader of the council

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Inspiring Colchester's students to take care of our local air

5/25/2021 9:01:39 AM

New toolkit to encourage greater understanding of air pollution among students

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Castle Park summer events

5/21/2021 11:40:35 AM

A series of talks and tours on offer

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Can you beat the Castle’s Jolly Jester?

5/21/2021 9:09:54 AM

Meet the Castle team's newest member, the Jolly Jester

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Colchester Celebrates English Tourism Week with welcome back film

5/21/2021 8:06:16 AM

The week of national celebrations takes place from the 22-31 May

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Get closer to nature once more as town’s popular museum prepares to reopen its doors

5/20/2021 1:19:40 PM

Colchester’s Natural History Museum reopens on Tuesday 1 June.

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Third car park mural by local artist unveiled

5/20/2021 12:46:11 PM

The vibrant, tropical-themed artwork took five months to complete

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May half term Walking Trails at High Woods County Park

5/20/2021 8:36:02 AM

There are two nature-themed walking trails to complete

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Will you join the Great British Spring Clean?

5/19/2021 8:41:46 AM

Get picking between 28 May and 13 June

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Collaboration brings outdoor movie magic to Colchester’s Castle Park!

5/19/2021 7:47:58 AM

Food and Film festival set for August 2021

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Wellness Walks at High Woods Country Park

5/18/2021 9:54:27 AM

The first one takes place on Saturday 22 May at 11am

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Colchester Museums manager shortlisted for prestigious museum + heritage awards

5/13/2021 11:34:43 AM

Colchester Museums Manager, Pippa Pickles in line for a Covid Special Recognition Award

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Glass and cans separation for recycling collection

5/13/2021 9:10:10 AM

New requirement begins on 1 June 2021

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Colchester Castle throws open its historic doors

5/13/2021 8:58:32 AM

Welcoming visitors again on 17 May 2021

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Repair work agreed for Hythe to Rowhedge footpath

4/26/2021 3:18:20 PM

Work will begin on site by autumn

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Colchester’s Northern Gateway Sports Park opens

4/23/2021 12:04:55 PM

The new £28.8 million facility is located off junction 28 of the A12

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Textile recycling restarts in Colchester

4/22/2021 8:55:17 AM

Kerbside collections will restart from 26 April 2021

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Mr Motivator gets Essex seniors moving

4/20/2021 3:28:43 PM

Residents in over 70 care homes in Essex will be taking part

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Paddy & Scott's cafe set to open in Colchester

4/19/2021 1:45:34 PM

At Colchester's £28.8 million Northern Gateway Sports Park

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Colchester Borough Council receives top workplace wellbeing award

4/19/2021 8:33:18 AM

Level 3 accreditation – the highest awarded

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Visit Colchester Launches 2021 Visitor Guide

4/14/2021 8:15:21 AM

The 44-page booklet provides inspiration and information for those visiting the borough

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Mayor of Colchester to lead borough in one minute silence for HRH Prince Philip, Duke o...

4/14/2021 7:54:34 AM

Public is asked to follow social distancing and not gather at the town’s War Memorial or in other public spaces

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Visiting Colchester high street safely

4/12/2021 10:35:10 AM

A 30-second advert will air across all major Sky TV channels and on ITV Hub

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Colchester’s Visitor Information Centre to reopen

4/12/2021 10:14:49 AM

On Monday 12 April, in line with the Government's roadmap

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Mayor of Colchester expresses borough's deep sorrow on the death of HRH Prince Philip

4/9/2021 12:35:00 PM

A Book of Condolence is being opened online

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A new virtual high street service launches in Colchester

4/7/2021 2:20:14 PM

Buy from any participating local shop from 7 April

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First UK Park Active scheme launches in Colchester

4/7/2021 9:13:04 AM

To support the environment and build healthier communities.

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Click and Collect garden sack trial

4/6/2021 8:50:13 AM

New service will be trialled for four weeks

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Recycling bag deliveries

4/1/2021 3:12:26 PM

Deliveries will start from Monday 19 April

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Skylarks nesting at Gosbecks Archaeological Park

4/1/2021 8:44:27 AM

Skylarks are protected due to declining numbers

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Landmark community building gets new lease of life

4/1/2021 8:31:30 AM

The C3 Church to be future tenants of the new Abbey Field Community Centre

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Street Tag brings fun to the streets of Colchester!

3/29/2021 12:06:47 PM

Street Tag turns physical activity into a game

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No changes to bin collections over Easter

3/29/2021 8:34:44 AM

All collections will take place as normal.

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Colchester Mayor encourages residents to unite to join national day of reflection

3/19/2021 11:05:30 AM

Minute silence as part of national day of reflection

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Colchester Castle lights up in celebration of Census 2021

3/19/2021 8:45:41 AM

Castle lit up blue to celebrate the upcoming census

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Council awards further funding to support local businesses through Covid-19

3/18/2021 12:49:14 PM

Colbea provided with an additional £70,000 to support local businesses recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pan...

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VX Fiber kick starts build of Colchester’s Open Access Gigabit Network

3/18/2021 9:58:47 AM

8,000 homes and businesses to be among the first to benefit from direct access to full fibre gigabit broadband connec...

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Colchester Borough Council support Town and Parish Councils to develop wildflower verges

3/18/2021 7:58:34 AM

Trial on altering the way selected verges and areas of open space are managed to encourage wildlife

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Topping out at Creffield Villas heralds sale of new homes and apartments in Lexden

3/18/2021 7:46:59 AM

Site is CATL first mixed-tenure scheme providing affordable and private new homes.

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Complex works needed to repair the Hythe to Rowhedge towpath

3/17/2021 3:24:30 PM

Complex works needed to repair the Hythe to Rowhedge towpath

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Colchester Borough Council thanked for vaccination programme support

3/17/2021 12:22:23 PM

Council staff played a vital role in supporting the vaccination centre

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Council Appoints Counterculture to deliver Cultural Strategy

3/17/2021 8:44:27 AM

Council seeking to develop ambitious new cultural strategy

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Council leader visits the Northern Gateway Sports Park as final touches are made

3/17/2021 7:47:46 AM

New £28.8 million Sports Park set to open next month

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Work set to continue on new public space

3/16/2021 12:56:51 PM

Work continues on St. Nicholas Square

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Further boost to Colchester’s clean air credentials

3/15/2021 2:09:47 PM

Council awarded £248,700 Government grant to reduce air pollution

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Pub loses licence after breaking Covid regulations

3/11/2021 2:29:54 PM

The Anchor Pub, Tiptree, committed offences that placed the public in danger

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Walk in the steps of the Romans and discover the siege of Colchester with Visit Colches...

3/11/2021 9:48:11 AM

Two new trails are available in one handy pocked-sized guide

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Colchester Museums’ Hidden Histories

3/11/2021 9:11:51 AM

All objects have a fascinating story to tell

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Council reinforces commitment to tackling Climate Emergency

3/11/2021 8:58:28 AM

Support for the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

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Get involved with the Climate Emergency!

3/8/2021 1:58:01 PM

Take the short online survey

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Colchester attracts additional £18.2m investment into borough

3/3/2021 3:26:57 PM

The significant investment was confirmed as part of the Chancellor’s budget statement

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New recycling calendars available to download

3/3/2021 11:21:20 AM

The calendar provides advice on what items can be recycled through kerbside collections and when

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New Plans to turn Vineyard Street and Britannia car parks into vibrant new 'liveable ne...

3/2/2021 12:46:18 PM

Plans to create sustainable new urban neighbourhoods in the Town Centre

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Ambitious plans will transform council’s HQ

3/2/2021 10:29:19 AM

Decarbonising and regenerating Rowan House to be discussed by Cabinet

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Switch off to care for your air

3/1/2021 9:08:50 AM

New signs at two of the town's most polluted areas

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Colchester Borough Council ranked third nationally for Covid-19 support

2/26/2021 1:53:06 PM

After hitting 92% distribution of Covid Discretionary Business Support Grants

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Council budget set to support investment and aid recovery

2/25/2021 9:16:34 AM

Full Council agrees 2021-22 Budget

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Physiotherapy businesses invited to be part of Colchester Sports Park

2/18/2021 11:36:02 AM

The state-of-the-art facilities will open in late-April 2021

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Major green project at council HQ

2/17/2021 11:12:16 AM

Energy-efficient air source heat pump and LED lighting for Rowan House

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Over 600 Colchester taxi drivers to receive £500 Covid-19 Support Grant

2/17/2021 9:01:32 AM

To help them through the financial challenges arising from the pandemic

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Plans unveiled for an exciting new public space

2/16/2021 2:43:50 PM

An online survey will run until Friday 19 March

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Temporary High Woods Country Park Car Park closures

2/16/2021 1:26:07 PM

Due to essential maintenance works

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Colchester Museums join forces once again with Essex and Suffolk Children’s Universities

2/15/2021 9:26:10 AM

The newest activity is a fun worksheet about life in Iron Age Britain

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Snow and ice cause bin collection disruption in Colchester

2/8/2021 4:32:44 PM

A very limited service is likely to operate for the rest of this week

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Have your say on future of Roman Circus

2/8/2021 2:16:45 PM

To deliver a plan protecting the nationally-important heritage asset

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Council staff pitch in to support stadium vaccine centre

2/5/2021 3:41:03 PM

Helping to provide vital support for Colchester’s community Covid response.

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Council ends Middleborough Car Park lease

2/4/2021 10:12:16 AM

Moves comes into effect on 12 February 2021

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New Year, New Trainees, New Start!

2/2/2021 9:14:30 AM

Transforming People to Transform Museums National Lottery Heritage Fund trainees welcomed across the region

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Council adopts Section One of its new Local Plan

2/2/2021 8:53:20 AM

It includes proposals for a new garden community

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Temporary closure of High Woods Country Park car park

1/29/2021 9:14:36 AM

On Tuesday 2 February 2021

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Colchester’s winter watch lists for kids and adults

1/28/2021 11:03:05 AM

Four new FREE ‘Big 5’ winter watchlist activity packs available

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Cabinet backs bold and inspiring vision for Colchester

1/28/2021 9:07:40 AM

Key ambitions announced

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Annual Trees for Years event postponed

1/27/2021 10:14:08 AM

Put back to the Autumn due to national lockdown restrictions.

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Colchester Woodland and Biodiversity Project continues to green the borough

1/26/2021 11:19:44 AM

Despite having to postpone public planting events due to lockdown restrictions

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Colchester Castle in your Classroom (or virtual classroom!)

1/25/2021 9:59:18 AM

Colchester Castle has devised a new distance learning programme

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New Castle Park walking trails now available

1/22/2021 10:21:09 AM

The trails can be downloaded and enjoyed on a smartphone, tablet or printed

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Cabinet to discuss next phase of Alumno scheme

1/19/2021 2:27:54 PM

Redevelopment of the former bus station at Queen Street

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New fast Covid-19 testing centre opens in Colchester

1/15/2021 4:48:03 PM

For residents who DO NOT have symptoms of Covid-19

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Castle Park playground to close from Friday

1/14/2021 9:15:53 AM

As the coronavirus infection rate in Colchester continues to rise

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Journey back in time to a ninth century Colchester!

1/13/2021 1:09:10 PM

Colchester Castle featured in Assassin's Creed® Valhalla

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Colchester Museums re-date Roman gem to the Republican era of Rome

1/13/2021 12:03:31 PM

150-250 years older than previously thought.

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R G Carter completes construction on new community sports complex

1/12/2021 9:18:55 AM

Located at Colchester Northern Gateway off junction 28 of the A12

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Residents urged to keep to social distancing in playgrounds

1/11/2021 9:24:03 AM

Must adhere to the national guidance on social distancing

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Colchester's cultural sector benefits from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund & applica...

1/6/2021 4:12:39 PM

A second round of funding opens on 6 January

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Council leaders respond to third national lockdown

1/5/2021 2:26:31 PM

Level 5 national lockdown response

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