Posts Tagged ‘Council’

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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Local Museums Help Save Turner Masterpiece

Colchester + Ipswich Museums are delighted to have joined forces with colleagues in Norwich to save an early masterpiece by the artist JM Turner.   Thanks to generous grants from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund, the museums consortium was able to intervene at the eleventh hour to buy the magnificent oil painting,…

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Commemorative Silverware Returns To Colchester

Antique commemorative silverware made for a former Mayor of Colchester has been returned to the borough, in a special ceremony at the Town Hall.   Colchester’s current Mayor, Cllr Nick Cope, was handed the silver casket and key by Sarah Bowler OBE, the great-granddaughter of Wilson Marriage who served four times as the Mayor of…

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Floral Dragon Display Unveiled In Colchester’s Castle Park

This year’s 3D floral display in Castle Park, Colchester has gone on public display today and features a dragon to link with the temporary Game of Thrones sign for Essos (Essex) and the legend of the local Wormingford Dragon.   The Essos sign in Castle Park was launched in Castle Park, in May, to promote…

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£30,000 To Tackle Rural Crime

Colchester Borough Council has committed £30,000 to help tackle crime and anti-social behavior in rural areas.   The funding application process will be launched in September 2019 when the council, supported by the Safer Colchester Partnership, launches its new Rural Crime Toolkit.   The Toolkit, which has been developed to work alongside the Essex Police…

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Stanway Residents To Have Say On New Community Facility.

Stanway Residents are being invited to have their say on a new community facility located on Stanway’s Western Bypass.   Colchester Borough Council has funding to develop the site in the future with Section 106 contributions from developers, as a result of large numbers of new homes being built in the area.   Local people are invited…

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