Colchester Borough Council have announced today that fortnightly waste and recycling collections are to restart across Colchester from this Monday, the 22nd June.   From Monday you are advised to use the 2020/21 recycling calendar, which covers the period until March 2021, or visit www.colchester.gov.uk/recycling, to check their regular collection information.   The announcement of a…

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Police in Colchester are looking for 41-year-old Lewis Paterson who’s gone missing from Elizabeth Close, Colchester.   Lewis was reported missing shortly after 12.30am today (Thursday 18 June).   He’s described as white, 6ft 2in tall, with short brown hair.   He was last seen wearing a grey jacket, black trousers and blue and white…

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The RAF Red Arrows are due to fly over Colchester this afternoon as the French President Emmanuel Macron visits London.   Weather permitting the jets will take off from an RAF base in Oxfordshire before going over London and then towards Essex.   Their flight plan will take them over Colchester just after 5pm.

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Since lock down young Oakley from Colchester has spent weeks making hundreds of individual pictures to sell to raise money for the NHS. On Tuesday he was rewarded for his efforts with a shopping spree in Toy Store.   On Tuesday 16th June, staff at Smyths Toy Superstore in Tollgate, Colchester welcomed Oakley in to…

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Essex police are on scene in Clacton this morning where a 40ft whale has washed up on the beach.   Police are currently in attendance with other organisations and discussions are under way on how to remove her. The area is cordoned off and the public are advised to stay away.

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The Colchester Round Table have announced their popular winter Santa sleigh will be making an appearance this summer to help collect food for families in need.   Members of the Colchester Round Table 367 and friends have agreed to assisting Santa with this worthy task. The Colchester Foodbank collections will take place on four nights…

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Colchester Borough Council has reopened its cemetery today (22 April) following a change to the coronavirus emergency legislation by Government.   The Council closed Colchester Cemetery to the public, except for funerals, earlier this month following the Government’s new coronavirus health protection regulations. These were put in place to help tackle the spread of Covid-19…

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Two essential provision traders will return to Colchester Town Centre starting tomorrow, Thursday 23rd April.   Brownbread who provide Fresh-baked bread, pastries and cakes will be located on Lion Walk Shopping Centre square near Boots and Goodacre Fruit n Veg will be on Culver St West near Marks and Spencer, with a selection of vegetables…

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