Colchester Borough Council would like to hear from community-based organisations, businesses or groups from across the borough and beyond, who are interested in taking over management of the Abbey Field Centre and breathe new life into the landmark community building.   The spacious and well-connected property, formally the Garrison Gym, is located at Circular Road South in the heart of Colchester’s Garrison and Shrub End communities. It will become…

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Colchester Foodbank, Tots 2 Teens the Baby Bank and the Uniform Exchange provide a one stop sop for the local community. Sustainable social housing developer, Cardea Homes, enabled this partnership to happen by being a benefactor. The family hub offer a twice weekly one stop shop with foodbank, babybank and uniform exchange services available on…

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Colchester Foodbank

It has been revealed Colchester Foodbank provided three day emergency food parcels to feed 2,804 local children and 4,633 local adults between April 2018 to March 2019.     The local food bank’s figures feed into a larger national picture with a record increase in food bank use across the UK reported today by the…

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Colchester Mayor

Colchester Mayor Cllr Peter Chillingworth, presented a cheque for more than £1,255 to the Royal British Legion (RBL) at its pop-in centre on Colchester High Street.   The impressive sum was raised through several events organised by Mayor Chillingworth to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice last year.   On 3 November, a special Firstsite…

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Voluntary Sector Training

Colchester based Community360 have released their latest programme of courses, offering high-quality, value-for-money voluntary sector training. The courses are tailored towards charities and community groups.   Tina Bullen, Community360’s Training and Development Coordinator, says, “In this programme, there will be a stronger focus on supporting induction processes, such as safeguarding and getting to know the…

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Castle Park

An auction of five life-size willow figures, which formed part of Colchester Borough Council’s spectacular centenary tribute to the fallen of World War One in Castle Park, has raised £800 for the Royal British Legion.   The hugely popular and widely celebrated floral sculpture stood proudly in front of Colchester Castle from late June until…

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