Heritage Trail Launches To Mark Clacton’s Birthday.

A ribbon was cut on Friday to official open a new heritage trail marking 150 years of Clacton-on-Sea.   Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to follow the Clacton 150 trail and learn about what was in the area before building of the town began, how the resort grew during the Victorian and Edwardian periods,…

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Unveil Unique Supporter Sculpture

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) unveiled a unique sculpture at its Earls Colne Airbase on Thursday 22nd July 2021. The installation “Supporting Us, Supporting You”, which will take pride of place at the airbase entrance, is the result of the charity’s sculpture Design Project, in collaboration with Harlow College.  Art and Design student Kiera…

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Colchester’s Northern Gateway Sports Park Opens

Colchester Sports Park

Colchester’s newest sporting facility, the Northern Gateway Sports Park, unique in Essex in featuring a one-mile floodlit cycle track, has opened its doors today (Monday 26 April).   British Cycling, Essex County Cricket, Paddy & Scott’s Café, Colchester Rugby Football Club, Colchester & District Archery Club and Colchester Amphora Trading Ltd celebrated the official opening…

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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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“Our Colchester” BID Launches Leisure Recovery Board

Leisure Recovery Board

Our Colchester Business Improvement District (BID) is launching the Leisure Recovery Board, a group of 25 stakeholders, to produce a focused and dynamic recovery strategy for Colchester leisure businesses.   The leisure sector across the UK has lost on average £90m a week. From severe restrictions and lack of funding pubs, eateries, cinemas, and theatres,…

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Tendring Leisure Centres Set Out Road Map For Re-opening

Clacton Leisure Centre

Leisure centres in Tendring have set out how they will re-open, in line with the government roadmap.   From 29 March outdoor grass sports pitches are available to book in line with the requirements of each sport’s national body. In keeping with the gradual relaxation of restrictions, the re-opening of further leisure services is subject…

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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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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Gets Keys To New Airbase

Essex Air Ambulance New Airbase

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has taken possession of its brand-new purpose-built airbase at North Weald Airfield following its completion by Barnes Construction.   Work on the facility began in February 2020 after planning permission was granted by Epping Forest District Council. Project managed by quantity surveyors Castons, and designed by architects Hurley Porte…

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Helps Transfer COVID-19 Patients

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Following the busiest year ever for its critical care teams, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is now helping with the transfer of some COVID-19 patients between hospitals.   When required, the team based at the charity’s North Weald Airbase travel by helicopter or Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) to the relevant hospital, and accompany the…

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