Popular Smoke & Fire Festival Returns To Colchester in 2022

Things are really hotting up for the return of the popular Smoke and Fire Festival in Colchester Castle Park in 2022. An unforgettable weekend of food, smoke, fire, beer, cider, live music and more.   This alternative food festival promises to be a thrilling experience, showcasing award-winning chefs with live demos, real ale and cider…

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St Helena Hospice’s Popular Pier To Pier Walk Returns

On Sunday 8th May hundreds of walkers will be heading to the seafront to take on St Helena Hospice’s popular Pier to Pier walk – the charity’s first mass participation fundraising event since 2019.   The event, which is sponsored by Pickering Electronics Ltd, sees supporters take on 7 or 14 miles between Clacton and…

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Colchester To Ukraine Emergency Aid Campaign Launched

A new community project of Colchester to Ukraine: Humanitarian & Emergency Aid Campaign has been officially launched.   The campaigns aim is very simple; to deliver much needed humanitarian aid directly from the community of Colchester urgently to refugees in need in Ukraine and neighboring countries. This is 100% a local non for-profit initiative, managed…

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Women’s Tour Grand Depart From Colchester

The route for this year’s Women’s Tour Grand Départ, between Colchester and Bury St Edmunds, has today been announced.   Stage one of the UK’s leading women’s cycle race, set to take place on Monday 6 June, will pass through Manningtree, Capel St Mary, Stowmarket, Needham Market, and Lavenham.   To coincide with the route…

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Schools Design New Butterfly Signs For No Mow Areas

New butterfly signs designed by school children across the borough have been installed in several areas of green space, to highlight that either the grass cutting regime in these areas has changed or that the area has been left to naturalise – as part of the Colchester Woodland and Biodiversity Project.   The grass cutting…

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Clacton Charity Concert Raises Funds To Help Stroke Survivors

AN orchestra in Clacton has donated the proceeds of its first concert of the year to a charity for stroke survivors.   Clacton Concert Orchestra held a Spring Showcase Concert in March at Holland on sea Public Hall, conducted by David Rowland who also conducts Essex Police Band.   It was the first concert of…

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