Extra Funding To Help Colchester Businesses

Local businesses in Colchester affected by Covid-19 Omicron variant can now apply for the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) and the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant, which will be distributed by Colchester Borough Council as part of the Government’s response to coronavirus.   On 21st December, the Government announced details for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure…

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New Electric Vehicle Charging Points In Colchester

Drivers of electric vehicles can now take advantage of the borough’s first council-owned electric vehicle charging points using a new cashless Park and Charge system.   A multi-partnership approach led by Colchester Borough Council has, launched three electric vehicle (EV) charging points in Priory Street car park.   The charging points are the first in…

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Colchester Borough Council Invests In Tackling Litter

Several new approaches to tackling litter are to be launched across Colchester in a bid to make where we live a cleaner, greener, and more pleasant place for residents and visitors.   The first step was taken in November 2021, when Colchester Borough Council’s Cabinet approved a new litter and dog bin policy to ensure…

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Pride Of Tendring 2022 Award Winners Announced

Unsung heroes from around Tendring have been recognised in the district’s own version of the New Year’s honours list.   The 19 recipients of this year’s Pride of Tendring Awards, an honour which is now celebrating its 10th anniversary, have been unveiled today (21 January, 2022), following an absence of the awards last year due…

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New Allotments Open In Colchester

A new allotment site has officially opened at Kirby Drive, Colchester yesterday (14th December 2021) for the community to grow fruit and vegetables.   Run by Colchester Borough Council, the plots at Kirby Drive are now ready for cultivation after the site was opened by the cabinet member for Communities, Cllr Beverley Oxford, yesterday.  …

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Nominations Open For The Fifth Tendring Youth Awards

Tendring Youth Awards

Nominations have opened for the fifth Tendring Youth Awards, taking place in 2021. The Awards aim to celebrate achievements by inspiring young people who live, study or work in Tendring, across a wide range of categories, as well as adults who support them.   Last year the awards had to be cancelled due to the…

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Colchester’s Northern Gateway Sports Park Opens

Colchester Sports Park

Colchester’s newest sporting facility, the Northern Gateway Sports Park, unique in Essex in featuring a one-mile floodlit cycle track, has opened its doors today (Monday 26 April).   British Cycling, Essex County Cricket, Paddy & Scott’s Café, Colchester Rugby Football Club, Colchester & District Archery Club and Colchester Amphora Trading Ltd celebrated the official opening…

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Street Tag Brings Fun To The Streets Of Colchester!

Street Tag Colchester

A free, interactive app called Street Tag, which promotes physical activity in a fun accessible way, launches today in Colchester.   The app has been brought to Colchester by a partnership between Colchester Borough Council and the Essex Local Delivery Pilot (LDP). Street Tag turns physical activity into a game by converting walking, running and…

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Council Staff Pitch In To Support Colchester Stadium Vaccine Centre

Colchester Vaccination Centre

Colchester Borough Council staff are working closely with the NHS to play a key role in the new vaccination centre at the JobServe Community Stadium and Covid-19 testing centre at Leisure World Colchester.   More than 50 redeployed workers have taken up temporary new roles across the borough, since the third national lockdown began, helping…

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Keep Colchester Reading Project Launched

Keep Colchester Reading

A Colchester resident has started a project to provide disadvantaged families with books this Christmas. Lee Scordis, also a local councillor, came up with the Keep Colchester Reading project, which is now up and running.   Lee Scordis said “After helping with the delivery of food to free school meal families over half-term, It came…

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