Suspected drugs were seized after officers responded to community concerns about drug dealing.   Officers from the Colchester community policing team visited an address in Brinkley Place, Colchester, on the afternoon of Thursday 2 April, where two men ran off but were soon stopped.   They were found to be carrying a large quantity of…

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Essex Police are appealing for information after it was stolen during a burglary in Colchester.   It is believed that the property on Irvine Close, was broken into between Monday 2nd March and Tuesday 10th March.   The necklace means a great deal to its owner, a woman in her 80s, and we need your…

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A man has been charged with two counts of assault on an emergency worker after they were coughed on by someone who claimed to have Coronavirus.   Luke Smith, 27, of Windsor Road, West Mersea, was arrested on Wednesday 23rd March after officers were called to a disturbance in Catchpool Road, Colchester, at 6pm.  …

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The government’s guidelines and Stay at Home advice also means households will have more rubbish to dispose of and, to help with this, Colchester Borough Council is increasing the amount of rubbish that every household can put out for collection every fortnight by one 60-litre bag. This means the new temporary limits for household rubbish…

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More than 300 cannabis plants were found in a Colchester shed.   Police officers made the discovery when they carried out a search warrant at a house in Bounstead Road on Tuesday 24th March.   A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and possession of drugs.   He has been released under…

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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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The Safer Colchester Partnership has re-launched its Bike Wise campaign, encouraging people to keep their bikes secure and providing guidance on effective security methods.   The campaign, which first launched in 2014, will see police officers carry out audits of bikes parked in the town centre, at Leisure World, the University and other areas. Cyclists will be confidentially informed…

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Colchester Borough Council has unveiled the second mural in St Mary’s multi-storey car park, in Colchester, celebrating the town’s amazing history.   The first mural was unveiled in October 2018 and the second mural, which spans the south stairwell of the car park, has been painted for free by the same local artist (who does…

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As part of its commitment for a Better Colchester, Colchester Borough Council has lit up the Castle to celebrate and showcase the town’s rich heritage for residents and visitors.   On Friday 7 February, the installation of new LED colour-changing lighting was completed, improving the lighting of Colchester Castle after dark and showcasing the largest Norman…

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Every year in the UK, February is LGBT+ History Month. This national programme sees organisations countrywide showing their support for the LGBT+ community in a variety of different ways.   From school and university programmes and arts and cultural events there will be a diverse range of activities on offer this year by organisations all…

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