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: 10 July 2020
Colchester Borough Council has joined forces with several local heritage champions to secure a deal to purchase a 53-metre section of the town’s Roman Wall, after it was put up for sale.
Advertising firm JCDecaux had planned to auction its interest in the 2,000-year-old monument along Middleborough but following further negotiations has instead agreed to conclude its sale to the council, supported by key partners, for the £5000 auction guide price along with costs. The negotiations follow widespread concern that the Scheduled Ancient Monument should be in public ownership and secured for the people of Colchester.