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Free Parking In Colchester

Colchester Borough Council is offering shoppers an early Christmas present with free parking in the town during Late Night Shopping again this year.   Parking charges will be waived in all council-owned town centre car parks from 3pm on the three Wednesdays in December: 4, 11 and 18 December. Many of Colchester’s huge selection of…

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Colchester’s “much-loved” Attraction To Close

Colchester’s much loved attraction, Leisure World’s Leisure Pool will be closed for maintenance from Monday 25th November until Thursday 5th December.   The work will include draining the pool to complete technical plant maintenance. During this time Leisure World will complete other works in the Leisure Pool, including resealing pool floors and redecorating some of…

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Visit Santa at Colchester Castle

For families the annual tradition of visiting Santa Claus at Christmas is the highlight of the festive season and with the special day now only weeks away, time is running out to book that magical visit.   This year consider a visit to Colchester Castle’s magical grotto. The Castle’s Lucas vaults will once again be…

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Colchester Cycling Facility, Unique in Essex

The Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park development has been awarded £590,000 from Places to Ride, the capital grants fund delivered by British Cycling and Sport England designed to create a lasting legacy from the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.   The £590,000 will contribute to the delivery of a cycle track in the north of…

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Halloween Events In Colchester

With Halloween just around the corner here is our list of Halloween themed events taking place in and around Colchester.   28th September 2019 – 31 October 2019 – Colchester Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze   18th October 2019 – 31st October 2019 – The Dark – The Ultimate Scare Experience at Rollerworld   29th…

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X Factor Star Stevi Ritchie to Appear at Karaoke Competition

X Factor Star Stevi Ritchie is appearing as a judge at Rubix Nightclub in Crouch Street, Colchester as part of the venues first Karaoke Sing Stars Competition.   The competition launches on Monday 21st October with the star final taking place on Monday 11th November. As well as Stevi Richie, Actual Radio’s Breakfast Show Presenter…

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Britain’s Got Talent Auditions In Colchester

Britain’s Got Talent is back and auditions are being held in Colchester. Have you got what it takes to be the next Britain’s Got Talent winner?   The auditions are back and coming to Colchester! If you have what it takes, head on down to Lion Walk, Culver Street East on Sunday 13th October from…

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Colchester Rapist Jailed

A man who raped a girl in Colchester more than 40 years ago has been jailed for nine years and six months.   Norman Maddox, 64, of Southbank Road, Manchester, received eight years for rape, 18 months consecutive for causing actual bodily harm and 12 months concurrent for two counts of cruelty to a person…

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