Posts Tagged ‘Council’

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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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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