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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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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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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Following the countdown to Christmas the team at Colchester Zoo have been counting up its residents as they undertake the task of their yearly stock take.   Now the task of counting the animals may seem an easy one but every mammal, bird, fish and reptile has to be counted! For their elephant care team,…

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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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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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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 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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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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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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