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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Greater Anglia Trains

Greater Anglia has commissioned a leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services to test for COVID-19 on its trains – and every test has come back negative.   SOCOTEC has so far carried out 40 ‘biological assessments’ on a randomly selected number of trains departing or arriving from Liverpool Street. The COVID-19 virus was…

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Walsingham Road, Colchester

Police in Colchester have launched a witness appeal after a man suffered serious injuries during an assault that took place in Walsingham Road, Colchester.   On Thursday 15 October, at 8.30pm, officers responded to reports that a man in his 20s has been assaulted. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.   Officers are…

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Smoke & Fire Festival Colchester

Colchester Events Company have today announced that ‘Smoke and Fire’, the largest BBQ festival experience in the UK, is coming to Colchester for the first time in its four-year history.   The three-day event, in aid of Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, will take place in Colchester Castle Park on 20-22 August 2021.   This…

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A scheme to put a smile on the face of the older generation in Colchester this Christmas has launched and is receiving an excellent response.   Local Colchester resident Alice Simpson has launched the “Elderly Christmas Shoebox Appeal” which is a project to fill lots of shoeboxes with great treats for those in the community…

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As families get ready to celebrate Halloween, Colchester Borough Council is urging residents to make the most of their leftover pumpkins this Halloween by making, munching and mulching them.   Every October, the UK wastes 18,000 tons of squash, however, every part of a pumpkin can be used or recycled – they are a real jack…

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Here is our list of local businesses offering FREE school meals in Colchester this half term.     Caffe Sala Ltd – 07999 310 086 5 Eld Lane, Essex, CO1 1LS Monday – Sunday Free Breakfast or Lunch   Belle Vue Social Club – 07311 865356 1 Colne Bank Ave, Colchester ,CO1 1UU Monday –…

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