New Allotments Open In Colchester

A new allotment site has officially opened at Kirby Drive, Colchester yesterday (14th December 2021) for the community to grow fruit and vegetables.   Run by Colchester Borough Council, the plots at Kirby Drive are now ready for cultivation after the site was opened by the cabinet member for Communities, Cllr Beverley Oxford, yesterday.  …

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Street Tag Brings Fun To The Streets Of Colchester!

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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Open Road SOS Bus Takes a Trip to the Seaside

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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Train Drivers Inspire Others With Weight Loss Journey

Greater Anglia

A Greater Anglia train driver and conductor have inspired thousands of rail workers to look after their health by sharing their weight loss journey at an industry event.   Dean Barnes, 37, a driver, and Al Collis, 35, a conductor, both work on the Greater Anglia routes out of Ipswich.   They teamed up to lose…

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Colchester “Elderly Christmas Shoebox Appeal” Underway

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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Where Can I Get Free School Meals In Colchester?

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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Colchester Council Launches New Community Recognition Award

The work of community champions across the borough is to be recognised with a new community recognition award launched by Colchester Borough Council today.   The community recognition award, ‘Together We Can’, will recognise and celebrate community pride in neighbourhoods across the borough and offer thanks to individuals and community groups who have given their…

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Colchester “Meals on Wheels” Service for Greenstead Residents

Colchester Borough Council’s Community Response Team have been hard at work supporting organisations across the borough, helping them to adapt the way they work and continue to deliver their much-loved community services. Dale Sainty, who runs the Greenstead Filling Station Cafe has set up a not-for-profit ‘meals on wheels’ service, so that Greenstead residents are…

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Colchester United Community Programme Receives Funding Boost

Colchester United Community Programme have been awarded another three years funding from the Premier League Charitable Foundation towards their delivery of Premier League Primary Stars and Premier League Kicks projects across Essex.   Colchester United Football in the Community’s Premier League Primary Stars Programme engaged with 4,165 Primary School children and 220 Primary School Teachers…

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