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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Fire Crews Called To Tractor Fire In West Mersea

West Mersea Tractor Fire

Firefighters from Colchester, Clacton, Bightlingsea and Manningtree were called to a tractor fire on Colchester Road in West Mersea this afternoon.   On arrival, crews reported that a large tractor was 100% alight and worked to extinguish the fire by 4:06pm.   During the incident, approximately 2000 litres of mixed solution containing chemicals to spray…

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Home Kitchen Colchester To Launch Next Month

Home Kitchen Colchester

Home Kitchen Colchester is due to launch in the town next month. Offering gluten-free, nutritious, freshly-prepared food and beverage options delivered direct to homes in Colchester and neighbouring areas.   Dine-in options will include sweet and savoury brunches such as maple banana and cashew butter chia toast, hearty meals and super salads such as Crispy…

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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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Demolition Begins Of Former Sheltered Housing Block In Lawford

Cllr Carlo Guglielmi Feb 2021

Demolition of the main block of Honeycroft Sheltered Housing has stared today.   Tendring District Council moved residents out of the main block of Honeycroft in October 2017, and took a decision to close the site permanently in March 2018.   Contractors SRC Group began the strip out of the building in Waldegrave Way in…

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Don’t waste your Halloween pumpkin

As families get ready to celebrate Halloween, Colchester Borough Council is urging residents to make the most of their leftover pumpkins this Halloween by making, munching and mulching them.   Every October, the UK wastes 18,000 tons of squash, however, every part of a pumpkin can be used or recycled – they are a real jack…

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Fang-tastic Halloween Trails at High Woods Country Park

Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good time at High Woods Country Park this October half term.   The whole family can enjoy four frighteningly good Halloween themed walking trails, suitable for ages 4-8 and 7-11yrs. Venture into the woods and follow the trail to solve the creepy clues and uncover spooky myths and…

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Colchester “Take Care of Your Air” Campaign Launches

A new Colchester-wide campaign has launched today, National Clean Air Day, to encourage drivers to switch off their car engines while they wait at traffic lights, level crossings or outside schools, to improve their own health and help reduce air pollution in the town.   The campaign, CAReless POLLUTION, comes as research(1) shows 87% of…

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Colchester Parks Go Digital This Summer

Colchester’s wonderful parks and green spaces have been more important to residents’ health and wellbeing this year than ever before, with so many people using them for exercise during the coronavirus pandemic.   The ongoing pandemic means that Colchester Borough Council will not be able to organise its much-loved parks and countryside events this summer,…

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Colchester Recycling Collections To Start After Easter

Monthly collections of glass, cans, plastics, paper and card will start from 13 April Households can continue to put out one additional 60-litre black bag of non-recyclable rubbish for collection on a Blue Week. Despite the impact of coronavirus, Colchester Borough Council has continued to collect non-recyclable rubbish and food waste, which is in line…

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