Popular Smoke & Fire Festival Returns To Colchester in 2022

Things are really hotting up for the return of the popular Smoke and Fire Festival in Colchester Castle Park in 2022. An unforgettable weekend of food, smoke, fire, beer, cider, live music and more.   This alternative food festival promises to be a thrilling experience, showcasing award-winning chefs with live demos, real ale and cider…

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A Brand New Award Launched To Celebrate Businesses In Colchester

Do you know a business that has gone above and beyond, and deserves recognition from the business community? Our Colchester Business Improvement District (BID) have launched a brand-new business award to celebrate business excellence in Colchester town centre.   You can nominate your favourite businesses to be in for the chance to win one of…

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Greater Anglia To Run More Weekday Services

Greater Anglia is adding more weekday services from Monday 7th February in anticipation of more people travelling to work in the wake of Plan B restrictions being lifted.   More trains will run on all the main routes into London Liverpool Street from Ipswich, Colchester, Chelmsford, Southend Victoria, Cambridge, Bishop’s Stortford and Hertford East.  …

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Extra Funding To Help Colchester Businesses

Local businesses in Colchester affected by Covid-19 Omicron variant can now apply for the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) and the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant, which will be distributed by Colchester Borough Council as part of the Government’s response to coronavirus.   On 21st December, the Government announced details for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure…

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New Electric Vehicle Charging Points In Colchester

Drivers of electric vehicles can now take advantage of the borough’s first council-owned electric vehicle charging points using a new cashless Park and Charge system.   A multi-partnership approach led by Colchester Borough Council has, launched three electric vehicle (EV) charging points in Priory Street car park.   The charging points are the first in…

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Fare Dodgers and Fraudsters Pay Over £4 million To Greater Anglia

Fare dodgers and fraudsters paid over £4 million to Greater Anglia in 2021 in fines from fare evasion and repayments for claiming compensation or refunds for journeys they didn’t make.   The company’s revenue protection officers – ticket inspectors – issued over 54,000 penalty fares in 2021, to the value of £1.63 million.   Penalty…

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Colchester Borough Council Invests In Tackling Litter

Several new approaches to tackling litter are to be launched across Colchester in a bid to make where we live a cleaner, greener, and more pleasant place for residents and visitors.   The first step was taken in November 2021, when Colchester Borough Council’s Cabinet approved a new litter and dog bin policy to ensure…

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