Posts Tagged ‘Council’

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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Colchester’s Final Plastic Pledge Winners Announced

Final Plastic Pledge

Colchester’s Final Plastic Pledge competition winners have been announced as local residents Sarah Sherratt, Elisa Vasquez-Walters and Debra White.   The winners, who have all made pledges to reduce their use of single-use plastics, were selected at random and have each won reusable bottles and bags kindly donated by livewell.   Colchester Borough Council’s Colchester…

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Micro-brewery plans confirmed for Jacks


Colchester Borough Council has appointed the contractor to carry out repair works to Jacks that will enable local business Three Wise Monkeys to move in and operate their pint-sized micro-brewery in the town centre.   ARC Group will be carrying out the works to the building over the coming months. Three Wise Monkeys will then…

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Sport For Confidence Arrives In Colchester!

Sport for Confidence

Colchester residents who find it difficult to access mainstream physical activity and sporting sessions can now enjoy a variety of sports at Leisure World Colchester. It’s all thanks to the arrival of the award winning Sport For Confidence programme, supported by Colchester Borough Council.   The pioneering Sport for Confidence programme places specialist health professionals…

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Gosbecks Archaeological Park “Interpretation Panels”

Gosbecks Archaeological Park

Residents and visitors to Colchester can now find out even more about the historical significance of Gosbecks Archaeological Park, thanks to two new interpretation panels.   The recently installed panels at Gosbecks replace existing ones. They form part of a whole family of panels across the borough, including around the Roman Wall. These are part…

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Colchester’s Plastic Pledge Winners Announced

Plastic Pledge

Colchester’s Plastic Pledge competition winners have been announced as local residents Clare Crick, Andrew Ross and Rachel Wilkinson.   The winners who were selected at random, have all made pledges to reduce their use of single-use plastics and have won reusable bottles and bags donated by Leisure World Colchester.   Colchester Borough Council’s Colchester Plastic…

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