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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Colchester Recycling

Due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), Colchester Borough Council has made the difficult decision to suspend all its recycling collections, other than food waste, from 25 March 2020 until further notice.   The outbreak of coronavirus has led to reduced resource within the service as well as an increase in the amount of rubbish…

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All of Colchester Borough Council’s building are to be closed to the public in light of the Government’s advice as part of the steps it is taking to combat the spread of COVID-19.   From Thursday all Leisure World sites, Charter Hall, Town Hall, Colchester Castle, Hollytrees Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Visitor Information…

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The Safer Colchester Partnership has re-launched its Bike Wise campaign, encouraging people to keep their bikes secure and providing guidance on effective security methods.   The campaign, which first launched in 2014, will see police officers carry out audits of bikes parked in the town centre, at Leisure World, the University and other areas. Cyclists will be confidentially informed…

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On Thursday 5 March, the installation of LED lighting along a 250-metre stretch of the Roman Wall was completed, lighting up the oldest town wall in Britain at night.   This section of the wall extends to the north and south of Balkerne Gate and will be lit from dusk until 11pm each night, on a…

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Colchester Borough Council has unveiled the second mural in St Mary’s multi-storey car park, in Colchester, celebrating the town’s amazing history.   The first mural was unveiled in October 2018 and the second mural, which spans the south stairwell of the car park, has been painted for free by the same local artist (who does…

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10cc are coming to Colchester and at the moment there are loads of tickets available.   The band are due to stop off at Colchester as part of their mammoth 25-date All the Hits and More UK tour on the 6th November.   Marking the 45th anniversary of the release of their mega-hit I’m Not…

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As part of its commitment for a Better Colchester, Colchester Borough Council has lit up the Castle to celebrate and showcase the town’s rich heritage for residents and visitors.   On Friday 7 February, the installation of new LED colour-changing lighting was completed, improving the lighting of Colchester Castle after dark and showcasing the largest Norman…

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Every year in the UK, February is LGBT+ History Month. This national programme sees organisations countrywide showing their support for the LGBT+ community in a variety of different ways.   From school and university programmes and arts and cultural events there will be a diverse range of activities on offer this year by organisations all…

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If you are taking part in Veganuary, Colchester Market is where you’ll find lots of local vegan traders, all of whom are promoting their own vegan produce throughout January.   Colchester Market stall holders providing a range of vegan produce include Compleat Caterers, Chickpea Catering, Polka Dot Cake Co. and Vool Vegan Cool.   For…

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