Extra Funding To Help Colchester Businesses

Local businesses in Colchester affected by Covid-19 Omicron variant can now apply for the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) and the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant, which will be distributed by Colchester Borough Council as part of the Government’s response to coronavirus.   On 21st December, the Government announced details for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure…

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New Electric Vehicle Charging Points In Colchester

Drivers of electric vehicles can now take advantage of the borough’s first council-owned electric vehicle charging points using a new cashless Park and Charge system.   A multi-partnership approach led by Colchester Borough Council has, launched three electric vehicle (EV) charging points in Priory Street car park.   The charging points are the first in…

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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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