Colchester Christmas Light Switch On at Lion Walk

Christmas is officially launched in Colchester this Wednesday, 17th November with the light switch on at Lion Walk Shopping Centre.   This years lineup has been announced with Dom Atkins and Dave Gowland from Actual Radio hosting the event from 4pm.   Lion Walk manager Martin Leatherdale said “Join us at Lion Walk for an…

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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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Open Road SOS Bus Takes a Trip to the Seaside

Colchester SOS Bus

The Open Road SOS Bus, which is normally found on Colchester High Street, made its debut on Christmas Tree Island in Clacton last Friday to offer support to local residents who are homeless, at risk of homeless, street drinking or just in need of local support services.   Organised in partnership with SHELLS (Shelter &…

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Where Can I Get Free School Meals In Colchester?

Here is our list of local businesses offering FREE school meals in Colchester this half term.     Caffe Sala Ltd – 07999 310 086 5 Eld Lane, Essex, CO1 1LS Monday – Sunday Free Breakfast or Lunch   Belle Vue Social Club – 07311 865356 1 Colne Bank Ave, Colchester ,CO1 1UU Monday –…

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Strictly Stars Are Coming To Colchester

Strictly Champion siblings, Kevin and Joanne Clifton, will be fox-trotting their way to Charter Hall in Colchester, on 13 November, with an intimate show produced for a socially distanced audience: An Evening with Kevin And Joanne Clifton.   The much-loved dancing duo, who have both won the highly sought-after glitter ball trophy on the hit…

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Colchester “Take Care of Your Air” Campaign Launches

A new Colchester-wide campaign has launched today, National Clean Air Day, to encourage drivers to switch off their car engines while they wait at traffic lights, level crossings or outside schools, to improve their own health and help reduce air pollution in the town.   The campaign, CAReless POLLUTION, comes as research(1) shows 87% of…

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Colchester Parks Go Digital This Summer

Colchester’s wonderful parks and green spaces have been more important to residents’ health and wellbeing this year than ever before, with so many people using them for exercise during the coronavirus pandemic.   The ongoing pandemic means that Colchester Borough Council will not be able to organise its much-loved parks and countryside events this summer,…

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