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Archaeological Excavations Begin At Colchester Development

Following Colchester Amphora Homes’ successful planning approval for their upcoming development at Creffield Road in Lexden, Colchester, work is now underway to determine if the site has any major archaeological significance prior to construction works beginning in 2020.   The site has been earmarked as potentially notable due to its location on a former Roman…

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Free Festive Fun At Colchester Castle

Colchester is looking merry and bright. Christmas trees are on display, the town is lit with festive lights and Colchester Castle is getting ready to host its annual open evening.   Taking place on Wednesday 11 December, the Castle will be throwing its doors open for FREE and welcoming visitors from 3pm – 8.30pm.  …

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Free Parking In Colchester

Colchester Borough Council is offering shoppers an early Christmas present with free parking in the town during Late Night Shopping again this year.   Parking charges will be waived in all council-owned town centre car parks from 3pm on the three Wednesdays in December: 4, 11 and 18 December. Many of Colchester’s huge selection of…

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Visit Santa at Colchester Castle

For families the annual tradition of visiting Santa Claus at Christmas is the highlight of the festive season and with the special day now only weeks away, time is running out to book that magical visit.   This year consider a visit to Colchester Castle’s magical grotto. The Castle’s Lucas vaults will once again be…

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Colchester Cycling Facility, Unique in Essex

The Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park development has been awarded £590,000 from Places to Ride, the capital grants fund delivered by British Cycling and Sport England designed to create a lasting legacy from the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.   The £590,000 will contribute to the delivery of a cycle track in the north of…

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Mayor of Colchester Opens New Family Hub

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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National Recycling Week in Colchester

Colchester Borough Council will be celebrating national Recycling Week this week, by hosting free drop-in events for residents to come and talk to them about recycling at home and pick up hints and tips to recycle even more.   Recycling Week events will be taking place: Monday 23 September, 10am –12pm and 1-3pm – Colchester…

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Ceremonial trowel returns to the Town Hall after 121 years

A ceremonial trowel presented to the Duke of Cambridge on 31 October 1898, at the start of building work on Colchester Town Hall, has been returned to the borough in a special ceremony hosted by the Mayor.   The finely-engraved object was acquired at auction earlier this year, thanks to the generous support of the…

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Share Your Stories With Colchester Museums!

Colchester Castle is offering locals a unique chance to be part of its new exhibition Adorn: Jewellery, the Human Story, now open at Colchester Castle.   People have chosen to decorate themselves for thousands of years through clothing, jewellery or tattoos in order to stand out and express themselves. However, the stories behind why people…

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Discover Colchester’s Heritage for FREE

Colchester Castle

This year, Heritage Open Days is set to open the doors to over thirty historic properties across Colchester for FREE, including Colchester Castle on Saturday 14 September.   From 13-22 September 2019, Colchester’s sites of significant historical and architectural interest will open their doors to the public at no charge. Other planned activities over the…

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