Archive for December 2018

Missing Teenager from Colchester

Daniel Sands

Police are appealing for help to find missing teenager Daniel Sands who is 16 and has been missing from his home in Colchester since Thursday, December 27.   His family are concerned for his welfare and are trying to locate him.   Daniel is 6ft and was last seen wearing dark grey tracksuit bottoms, a…

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Colchester ‘Giving Tree’ Collects 30 Gifts for Charity

A family from Mile End in Colchester set up a ‘Giving Tree’ in their front garden at the being of December. The plan was to raise awareness of children and families not so fortunate as them this Christmas.   The Wright family have announced the tree has collected 30 donations which they have donated to…

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Colchester Teenager Missing for Weeks

Can you help police find 17-year-old Aleks Dokle who is missing from Colchester?   Aleks was last seen at 4pm on Friday, November 16.   After weeks of extensive investigations, including searching the town, speaking to Aleks’ friends, and searching locations he’s believed to have been seen, we’re now appealing for your help.   Aleks…

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Colchester Man Robbed at Knife Point

Police in Colchester are appealing for information after a man in his 20s was robbed in Abbots Road.   He was approached by two men, described as wearing hooded tops and having their faces covered, in Abbots Road at around 2.10am on Sunday, 23rd December.   It was reported he was threatened with a knife…

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Castle Park Display Raises £800 for Charity

Castle Park

An auction of five life-size willow figures, which formed part of Colchester Borough Council’s spectacular centenary tribute to the fallen of World War One in Castle Park, has raised £800 for the Royal British Legion.   The hugely popular and widely celebrated floral sculpture stood proudly in front of Colchester Castle from late June until…

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£200k Elephant Sculpture Plans for Colchester Roundabout

Elephant Sculpture

Colchester Borough Council, Essex County Council and Greater Anglia have today unveiled plans for a Wayfinding Elephant Sculpture to be installed on the Albert roundabout, on Cowdray Avenue.   The ‘Fixing the Link’ project is being delivered by Colchester Borough Council, Essex County Council and Greater Anglia, who are jointly funding the elephant wayfinding artwork,…

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When is Leisure World Open Over Christmas?

When is Leisure World Open Over Christmas? Leisure World Colchester and Aqua Springs will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, but open every other day over the festive period.   Please check the gym, pools and spa festive opening times on their website before visiting.   Normal opening hours will resume on…

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153 arrests as part of anti-drink and drug driving campaign.

Essex Police have arrested 153 people during the first 16 days of their Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign.   Of those arrested, 76 have been arrested on suspicion of drink driving, 62 on suspicion of drug driving, and 15 on suspicion of failing to provide a sample.   The campaign is running throughout the…

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Christmas Rubbish Collection in Colchester

If you’re like us, at some point over Christmas and the New Year you’ll be asking the question “When is the Christmas Rubbish Collection in Colchester?”   During the Christmas week, there will be no waste or recycling collections on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Collections due on Christmas Day are to be collected one…

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Colchester Woman Jailed After Stabbing Man

A Colchester woman has been jailed for 30 months after assaulting a man at an address on Hythe Hill on the 20th December 2017.   Natasha Gardener, 36, of Brooklands, Colchester, admitted GBH without intent and assault at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday, October 16th.   Gardener, who was initially on trial for GBH with…

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