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
Date issued: 12 June 2020
The project is currently running a #Loveyourtrees campaign on Facebook. Visit @enjoycolchester to get involved. Lots of other initiatives are planned as the project heads towards the second year of planting in November, including seed gathering events and more work to map and promote the Oribital.
Cllr Martin Goss, Portfolio Holder for Waste, Environment and Transportation, said “By mapping this key pathway, we hope more and more people will be encouraged to use the Colchester Orbital rather than taking to their cars – not only benefiting the environment, but also helping to enhance people’s health.
“It links the borough’s most beautiful and important open spaces and strengthens walking links between Colchester town, its suburbs and surrounding villages.”
Cllr David King, Portfolio Holder for Business and Resources, added: “Exercise and connection to nature matter now more than ever before. I urge residents to use the Orbital route. As a key part of the Colchester Woodland Project, it connects many of our wonderful green spaces, helping to create a green corridor around the town, whilst also enabling us to identify further opportunities to create new habitats and plant trees. Plus, it’s an opportunity to use the car less, to help in our fight against climate change, and to deliver cleaner air and a better quality of life for all – and that's a much Better Colchester.”
Anyone wanting more information about the Colchester Orbital can visit walkcolchester.org.uk/the-colchester-orbital.