The Red Arrows will fly over Clacton on two days this summer as the town celebrates its 150th anniversary.   Along with the world-renowned Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), the ace Royal Air Force (RAF) display team will grace the skies for the special flypast in August.   Alex Porter, Cabinet Member for Leisure…

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Tendring Youth Awards

Nominations have opened for the fifth Tendring Youth Awards, taking place in 2021. The Awards aim to celebrate achievements by inspiring young people who live, study or work in Tendring, across a wide range of categories, as well as adults who support them.   Last year the awards had to be cancelled due to the…

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Clacton Pier Fireworks

An iconic seaside attraction is set to celebrate its 150th birthday with a real bang this year.   Clacton Pier is putting on eight free fireworks extravaganzas – with one every week during the school summer holidays.   Bosses were unable to stage any displays last year due to COVID restrictions and they have also…

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Exciting news for Colchester’s Food and Drink lovers. The much loved Colchester Food and Drink Festival, is all systems go for June 26-27th 2021 in Lower Castle Park, Colchester.   The festival attracts over 10,000 people per day to Colchester’s Lower Castle Park in the centre of Britain’s oldest recorded town.   Don Quinn one…

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Smoke & Fire Festival Colchester

Colchester Events Company have today announced that ‘Smoke and Fire’, the largest BBQ festival experience in the UK, is coming to Colchester for the first time in its four-year history.   The three-day event, in aid of Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, will take place in Colchester Castle Park on 20-22 August 2021.   This…

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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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In a tweet by Westlife’s official account, the group have confirmed that their shows scheduled for June and July “must be cancelled”.   The group were due to appear in the Castle Park on Saturday 11th July as part of their “All the Hits Tour”.   The tweet continues “Those who have been on the…

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With the days getting longer and the weather soon to warm up Colchester boot sales will be starting again, but when…   Ardleigh Car Boot Sale starts Sunday 8th March 2020 CO7 7QR every Sunday, Bank Holiday Monday & Thursday   Prices for Sellers: Cars – £12.00 Small vans & 4×4 – £14.00 Big Vans…

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Colchester CAMRA Chairman John Durrant has today handed over a check for £1,795 to Prostate UK, the groups chosen charity for 2019.   The money was raised via cash donations and unspent beer cards from their events last year.   The 13th Colchester Winter Ale Festival takes place this week at the Colchester Arts Center,…

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