Posts Tagged ‘Council’

Fancy a Summer Shape Up?

Leisure World Tiptree and Highwoods are offering a 10-week Summer Shape Up gym and class membership for just £40. This bargain price includes unlimited access to the gym, group fitness classes and free parking.   The centres are open from 4.30 (4pm at Highwoods) -10pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday – perfect…

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Summer Screen Returns To Colchester’s Castle Park This July!

Summer Screen Colchester

Colchester Events Company is delighted to announce the schedule for the popular Summer Screen event, returning to Colchester’s Upper Castle Park from 1-14 July 2019.   Six hit movies will be shown across Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 July. Wimbledon fortnight will also be live-streamed during the day, taking a break only to make way…

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Town Hall’s Restored Foundation Stone Unveiled

Foundation Stone

A newly carved foundation stone was unveiled during a special ceremony at Colchester Town Hall earlier today (29 April 2019).   Councillor David King, Portfolio Holder for Resources, and High Steward Sir Bob Russell revealed the restored inscription, which replaces the original that had become largely unreadable due to severe erosion over recent decades.   Cut from Portland whitbed stone – like that used to construct St. Paul’s Cathedral…

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Colchester Carnival 2019 Date Announced

Colchester Carnival

The date for the 2019 Colchester Carnival has been announced.   Colchester Fire Station have taken on the challenge of organising the ‘Colchester Carnival 2019’ and are pleased to be able to confirm the event details.   Colchester Carnival 2019 will take place on Saturday 14th September with a start time of 6.30pm. The carnival…

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Colchester Mayor presents Cheque to Royal British Legion

Colchester Mayor

Colchester Mayor Cllr Peter Chillingworth, presented a cheque for more than £1,255 to the Royal British Legion (RBL) at its pop-in centre on Colchester High Street.   The impressive sum was raised through several events organised by Mayor Chillingworth to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice last year.   On 3 November, a special Firstsite…

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Visit Colchester Invades Liverpool Street Station Today


Users of Liverpool Street Station today have been greeted by Roman soldiers promoting Colchester as a tourism destination.   The event organised by Visit Colchester is running from 7am – 7pm tonight and is anchored by a pop-up Visitor Information Centre on the main Liverpool Street concourse.   Throughout the day, Visit Colchester and partners have been greeting…

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Large Quantity of Drugs Seized in Earls Colne


A man has been arrested and a large quantity of drugs and money has been seized after a vehicle was stopped in Earls Colne.   Following concerns raised by local residents, officers carried stopped a vehicle at an address in De Vere Road on Thursday, March 7.   A 19 year-old man was arrested on…

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Special Constables recognised by the Mayor of Colchester

Special Constables

Sixty-six Special Constables who have volunteered almost 24,000 hours of their time in the last 12 months in Colchester, have been recognised by the town’s Mayor with awards for their dedication to policing the town.   The Specials were invited to a presentation event jointly organised by the Safer Colchester Partnership and Essex Police, at…

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Avenue of Remembrance war memorial to be refurbished

Avenue of Remembrance

Colchester Borough Council is starting a programme of refurbishment at the Avenue of Remembrance First World War memorial, situated at the junction of Colne Bank Avenue and North Station Road.   The memorial features plaques listing the names of all those who had commemorative trees planted along the Avenue of Remembrance in 1933. A total…

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Colchester’s Roman Wall to be lit for five nights

Colchester's Roman Wall

Colchester Borough Council will be lighting a 30-metre stretch of Colchester’s Roman Wall for five nights, from Monday 4 March. The lit section extends to the south of Balkerne Gate and will take place from dusk until 11pm each night.   As part of the council’s Better Colchester campaign, the lighting of the wall commits…

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