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’s wonderful parks and green spaces have been more important to residents’ health and wellbeing this year than ever before, with so many people using them for exercise during the coronavirus pandemic.   The ongoing pandemic means that Colchester Borough Council will not be able to organise its much-loved parks and countryside events this summer,…

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Colchester Borough Council have announced today that fortnightly waste and recycling collections are to restart across Colchester from this Monday, the 22nd June.   From Monday you are advised to use the 2020/21 recycling calendar, which covers the period until March 2021, or visit www.colchester.gov.uk/recycling, to check their regular collection information.   The announcement of a…

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Colchester Borough Council has reopened its cemetery today (22 April) following a change to the coronavirus emergency legislation by Government.   The Council closed Colchester Cemetery to the public, except for funerals, earlier this month following the Government’s new coronavirus health protection regulations. These were put in place to help tackle the spread of Covid-19…

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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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Residents and groups working to build safer, stronger and more active communities across the borough have been given a boost, thanks to a new website launched by Colchester Neighbourhood Watch.   Following proactive partnership work between Colchester Neighbourhood Watch and Colchester Borough Council’s community safety team, the website, which was created with the help of a £750 grant…

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A phased return to work on the A133 Ipswich Road to Harwich Road improvement works in Colchester is planned for early May say Essex County Council.   The main contractor for the scheme, Eurovia, has reviewed the situation and is preparing for a phased return to work.   New ways of working and checks that supplier…

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Colchester Borough Council has awarded £20 million to support over 50% of local businesses eligible for the Government’s Small Business Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant from 1 April 2020. The grants were announced last month, under the Government’s response to COVID-19.   Last month, £42 million was given to the council by the Ministry…

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Monthly collections of glass, cans, plastics, paper and card will start from 13 April Households can continue to put out one additional 60-litre black bag of non-recyclable rubbish for collection on a Blue Week. Despite the impact of coronavirus, Colchester Borough Council has continued to collect non-recyclable rubbish and food waste, which is in line…

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The government’s guidelines and Stay at Home advice also means households will have more rubbish to dispose of and, to help with this, Colchester Borough Council is increasing the amount of rubbish that every household can put out for collection every fortnight by one 60-litre bag. This means the new temporary limits for household rubbish…

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