There’s Still Time To Visit Santa In Colchester

There is still time to visit Santa in his magical grotto in Lion Walk Shopping Centre, Colchester.   With just one week to go until Christmas, now is the time to finish your Christmas wish list and bring it to Santa. Santa will be appearing every day and evening up until Christmas for you to…

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New Allotments Open In Colchester

A new allotment site has officially opened at Kirby Drive, Colchester yesterday (14th December 2021) for the community to grow fruit and vegetables.   Run by Colchester Borough Council, the plots at Kirby Drive are now ready for cultivation after the site was opened by the cabinet member for Communities, Cllr Beverley Oxford, yesterday.  …

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Simply Red To Play Colchester Castle Park

Simply Red are to play Colchester Castle Park in 2022! With over a billion hits on You Tube, and over 60 million albums worldwide, five going to number one in the UK, we couldn’t be more excited about Simply Red heading to Castle Park on Saturday 06th August, as part of their Summer 2022 tour.…

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Colchester Christmas Light Switch On at Lion Walk

Christmas is officially launched in Colchester this Wednesday, 17th November with the light switch on at Lion Walk Shopping Centre.   This years lineup has been announced with Dom Atkins and Dave Gowland from Actual Radio hosting the event from 4pm.   Lion Walk manager Martin Leatherdale said “Join us at Lion Walk for an…

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Greater Anglia & Network Rail Tackle Leaves On The Line

Greater Anglia and Network Rail are making joint preparations to tackle slippery autumn rail conditions – following a huge improvement in punctuality last autumn.   The two organisations work together every year to minimise the effects of autumn on train performance.   Leaves on the line can pose problems for the railway as they stick…

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New Parklets Installed On Colchester High Street

A new installation of parklets has happened on Colchester high street this week in four locations. This new initiative has been led by Our Colchester Business Improvement District (BID) in collaboration with Colchester Borough Council and Essex County Council creating additional green space and public seating in the heart of the town centre.   As…

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Beat The Street Launches In Harwich

Residents in Harwich and the surrounding area can turn physical activity into points – and prizes – with a fun new initiative in the town.   Launching on Wednesday 29th September for five weeks, Beat the Street rewards people for walking, cycling – or even skipping and jumping – between various locations. Residents simply tap…

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Firstsite named ‘Museum of the Year’!

Firstsite in Colchester has won the prestigious ‘Museum of the Year’ award 2021.   The Art Fund Museum of the Year, is the world’s largest museum prize, it celebrates the UK’s museums and galleries, and this year reflects the resilience and imagination of museums throughout the pandemic.   A Firstsite spokes person said “Along with…

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