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New sign set to welcome town centre visitors

The installation features a skyline of Colchester

Date issued: 8 July 2020

A new eye-catching stainless steel sign is set to welcome visitors to Colchester Town Centre.

The wayfinding artwork, situated on the Town Station forecourt, features a skyline of Colchester and points to the centre of town, bus station and visitor information centre.

Commissioned by Colchester Borough Council and Greater Anglia, it has been designed by local company Renzland to complement the Paxman crankshaft installation and give visitors a taste of the St Botolph’s area.

Funding was made possible from Section 106 money allocated from the Magistrates’ Court development for station forecourt improvements and cost £2,900.

Cllr Martin Goss, Portfolio Holder for Waste, Environment & Transportation, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to work with Greater Anglia to install such a visually-striking new sign outside the busy and historic Town Station.

“More than ever, it’s important that we recognise the crucial and significant contribution visitors make towards a thriving town centre and that we continue to ensure Colchester offers the best welcome possible to people who have chosen to spend their time and money visiting our wonderful town.”

James Steward, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, said: “We are pleased to have worked with Colchester Borough Council to install new wayfinding signs at Colchester Town station.

“The St Botolph’s area is rich in history – as well as being a very convenient gateway to the town centre. Colchester Town station is a short walk from all of Colchester’s town centre’s shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions.

“Travelling by train is good for our environment, convenient, and saves having to search for a parking space – but, for now, Government advice is still to avoid public transport unless you cannot travel another way.

“Greater Anglia is committed to upgrading stations across the network to make customers’ journeys better.”

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