Posts Tagged ‘Essex’

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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Serious Sexual Assault on New Years Day

Detectives in Colchester are investigating reports a woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault in a wooded area near Berechurch Hall Road on New Years Day.   The victim was walking home from New Year’s Eve celebrations along Berechurch Road, opposite Lethe Grove, when she was approached by a man.   The suspect dragged…

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Voluntary Sector Training Courses in Essex

Voluntary Sector Training

Colchester based Community360 have released their latest programme of courses, offering high-quality, value-for-money voluntary sector training. The courses are tailored towards charities and community groups.   Tina Bullen, Community360’s Training and Development Coordinator, says, “In this programme, there will be a stronger focus on supporting induction processes, such as safeguarding and getting to know the…

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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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Colchester Man Robbed at Knife Point

Police in Colchester are appealing for information after a man in his 20s was robbed in Abbots Road.   He was approached by two men, described as wearing hooded tops and having their faces covered, in Abbots Road at around 2.10am on Sunday, 23rd December.   It was reported he was threatened with a knife…

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When is Leisure World Open Over Christmas?

When is Leisure World Open Over Christmas? Leisure World Colchester and Aqua Springs will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, but open every other day over the festive period.   Please check the gym, pools and spa festive opening times on their website before visiting.   Normal opening hours will resume on…

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153 arrests as part of anti-drink and drug driving campaign.

Essex Police have arrested 153 people during the first 16 days of their Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign.   Of those arrested, 76 have been arrested on suspicion of drink driving, 62 on suspicion of drug driving, and 15 on suspicion of failing to provide a sample.   The campaign is running throughout the…

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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 Woman Jailed After Stabbing Man

A Colchester woman has been jailed for 30 months after assaulting a man at an address on Hythe Hill on the 20th December 2017.   Natasha Gardener, 36, of Brooklands, Colchester, admitted GBH without intent and assault at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday, October 16th.   Gardener, who was initially on trial for GBH with…

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