Home Kitchen Colchester

Home Kitchen Colchester is due to launch in the town next month. Offering gluten-free, nutritious, freshly-prepared food and beverage options delivered direct to homes in Colchester and neighbouring areas.   Dine-in options will include sweet and savoury brunches such as maple banana and cashew butter chia toast, hearty meals and super salads such as Crispy…

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Street Tag Colchester

A free, interactive app called Street Tag, which promotes physical activity in a fun accessible way, launches today in Colchester.   The app has been brought to Colchester by a partnership between Colchester Borough Council and the Essex Local Delivery Pilot (LDP). Street Tag turns physical activity into a game by converting walking, running and…

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Leisure Recovery Board

Our Colchester Business Improvement District (BID) is launching the Leisure Recovery Board, a group of 25 stakeholders, to produce a focused and dynamic recovery strategy for Colchester leisure businesses.   The leisure sector across the UK has lost on average £90m a week. From severe restrictions and lack of funding pubs, eateries, cinemas, and theatres,…

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T4G Women In Business

A specialist business support service is to launch to help firms in Tendring succeed.   Tendring District Council (TDC) has appointed Colbea to run the fully-funded service over the next three years.   Being run as part of TDC’s Tendring4Growth corporate theme, the service is linked to the authority’s Economic Strategy and has recently been…

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Colchester Vaccination Centre

Colchester Borough Council staff are working closely with the NHS to play a key role in the new vaccination centre at the JobServe Community Stadium and Covid-19 testing centre at Leisure World Colchester.   More than 50 redeployed workers have taken up temporary new roles across the borough, since the third national lockdown began, helping…

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Discover Colchester

Colchester MP Will Quince has teamed up with Lion Walk Shopping Centre manager Martin Leatherdale to bring families across Colchester a free community project.   The project entitled Discover Colchester aims to support families; education, learning, creativity, local history knowledge, mental stimulation, and much more, through lockdown.   There are two project activity books available…

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Donald Ralph

Tributes have been paid to an Aldham man, who was described as a unique character with boundless energy and enthusiasm.   Donald ‘Don’ Ralph, 83, was sadly found deceased at his home in Halstead Road shortly after 1pm on Tuesday 29 December.   His niece Tina Ralph said: “Don was a very young at heart,…

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Colchester SOS Bus

The Open Road SOS Bus, which is normally found on Colchester High Street, made its debut on Christmas Tree Island in Clacton last Friday to offer support to local residents who are homeless, at risk of homeless, street drinking or just in need of local support services.   Organised in partnership with SHELLS (Shelter &…

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Christmas In Colchester

Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Colchester have announced the launch of their magical Winter Garden for Christmas. Open daily they have a host of festive treats, including a wonderful Santa experience for the whole family!   They have their first ever canopy covered, well ventilated and covid secure, flame heated garden. Bringing you magical and…

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Keep Colchester Reading

A Colchester resident has started a project to provide disadvantaged families with books this Christmas. Lee Scordis, also a local councillor, came up with the Keep Colchester Reading project, which is now up and running.   Lee Scordis said “After helping with the delivery of food to free school meal families over half-term, It came…

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