Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

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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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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Christmas Rubbish Collection in Colchester

If you’re like us, at some point over Christmas and the New Year you’ll be asking the question “When is the Christmas Rubbish Collection in Colchester?”   During the Christmas week, there will be no waste or recycling collections on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Collections due on Christmas Day are to be collected one…

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Colchester Landlords prepare for changes to Licensing

Colchester Landlords HMO's

Landlords of shared accommodation are being urged to familiarise themselves with the upcoming changes to the licensing of Houses of Multiple Occupation.   At present, a HMO licence is only required if the house is three or more storeys high, however, under new national legislation, from 1 October all shared accommodation (including flats) in the…

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Environment Agency calls for action on water efficiency

Rivers and wildlife could be left without sufficient water unless action is taken to reduce water use and wastage, according to an Environment Agency report published today.   The first major report on water resources in England states that climate change and demand from a growing population are the biggest pressures on the availability of…

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Get Composting This Autumn

Colchester Borough Council is encouraging residents to get composting at home this autumn to save money and help the environment.   Composting at home not only reduces your carbon footprint and is a great addition to your usual recycling habits, but the nutrient-rich product is fantastic for your garden and could save you money too.…

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Positive Colchester Recycling Figures

Colchester Borough Council has released new figures that show a sharp drop in the amount of household waste being sent to landfill – with residents now recycling almost half of all the waste collected in the Borough.   The latest figures for the new collection service, which began on 20 June, compare positively with the…

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