With times like these being very difficult for many, sometimes a little treat doesn’t go a miss. Local businesswoman Celia Cole is behind The Polka Dot Cake Company, who are now offering a fantastic “Afternoon Tea” home delivery service.   Celia is a familiar face in Colchester selling her bakes at food & drink festivals,…

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Colchester Borough Council has awarded £20 million to support over 50% of local businesses eligible for the Government’s Small Business Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant from 1 April 2020. The grants were announced last month, under the Government’s response to COVID-19.   Last month, £42 million was given to the council by the Ministry…

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If you are taking part in Veganuary, Colchester Market is where you’ll find lots of local vegan traders, all of whom are promoting their own vegan produce throughout January.   Colchester Market stall holders providing a range of vegan produce include Compleat Caterers, Chickpea Catering, Polka Dot Cake Co. and Vool Vegan Cool.   For…

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Following the countdown to Christmas the team at Colchester Zoo have been counting up its residents as they undertake the task of their yearly stock take.   Now the task of counting the animals may seem an easy one but every mammal, bird, fish and reptile has to be counted! For their elephant care team,…

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Jacks

Colchester Borough Council has appointed the contractor to carry out repair works to Jacks that will enable local business Three Wise Monkeys to move in and operate their pint-sized micro-brewery in the town centre.   ARC Group will be carrying out the works to the building over the coming months. Three Wise Monkeys will then…

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Small Business Saturday Colchester

Small Business Saturday in Colchester   This Saturday it’s Small Business Saturday in Colchester and thanks to Essex County Council, visitors and shoppers in Colchester will be treated to free parking and fast transit to the heart of the town centre, following a decision to waive fees at the town’s Park and Ride service in…

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