Winter support

Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents, businesses, and communities throughout winter.


Travel Discounts

The Council are committed to making a difference to our local environment. Reducing traffic congestion in Colchester is one part of our greener vision for the town and surrounding areas.

We believe it’s our social responsibility to lead by example, which is why we have a workplace Travel Plan. This plan aims to reduce our employees’ reliance on their cars to travel to work by offering incentives and assistance to help everyone to reconsider their choices.

Our Travel Plan incentives include:

  • The Bike2Work scheme which allows you to obtain a bike and accessories for less than the retail price
  • Secure cycle parking, lockers and shower facilities in our Rowan House offices and Colchester Leisure World
  • Free adult cycle training and bicycle maintenance workshops
  • Access to a free pool bike scheme for work purposes
  • Personal journey planning and links to public transport
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Significant discounts on bus and train travel
  • Discounted Park and Ride and the new Bike Loan Scheme
  • Car share matching scheme
  • Emergency "lift home" scheme
  • Walking Buddies
  • Discounted car parking for employees who cannot avoid using their car to get to work
  • Mileage rates for bicycles and motorcycles

Page last reviewed: 1 April 2020