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The Colchester Town Assembly was developed to ensure that the We Are Colchester programme engages effectively with a wide range of individuals, businesses, organisations and communities across Colchester Town and the surrounding area.
The Assembly gives representatives of Colchester the chance to have their say on how the partnership moves forward and how the Town Deal is developed.
To assist the Board in its first step of develop a long term, strategic vision for the town that will be used to help develop the Town Deal, as well as help attract further investment over the next 20+ years, the inaugural meeting of the Assembly focused on defining and refining a set of vision statements.
The outcome of this meeting can be viewed in this collated summary of work below. You can also download the Colchester Town Centre: Influencing the Vision pdf.
On Wednesday 26 February members of the Colchester Town Assembly met for the first time to influence the vision statements that were set out by the We Are Colchester Board and the Advisory Group, as well as start to outline some additional statements.
The Assembly had the opportunity to comment on each of the three groupings of statements (i.e.: aligned to How We Grow, Live and Connect). These comments were captured by table facilitators and the programme team; the comments have been collated and are summarised below for each of the three themes. Please note that as this is a collation of the notes taken, the exact wording captured at the event may not be reflected in the summary.
How We Grow
Colchester is the engine for economic growth, personal prosperity and community wellbeing.
Colchester is the destination of choice for those looking to do business.
Colchester is a national centre of excellence for construction, manufacturing and environmental sustainability.
Colchester is a place where young people and adults can access new work-based learning opportunities.
Colchester is a centre of excellence for those skills and capabilities that are vital for economic success.
How We Live
Colchester is a place which people are proud to call home.
Colchester is one of the most socially mobile places in the United Kingdom.
Colchester is recognised as a national leader in equality and inclusiveness.
Colchester is a historic town that offers a unique and welcoming experience.
Colchester celebrates the heritage of the town, creating unforgettable experiences that make Colchester a top destination to live, work, study and visit.
How We Connect
Colchester is a town where people, goods and services can move freely.
Colchester is a place where people feel connected to each other.