Colchester Borough Council has reopened its cemetery today (22 April) following a change to the coronavirus emergency legislation by Government.   The Council closed Colchester Cemetery to the public, except for funerals, earlier this month following the Government’s new coronavirus health protection regulations. These were put in place to help tackle the spread of Covid-19…

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Although Easter was very different this year for everyone at Colchester Zoo. On Saturday 11th April their Animal Care Team were delighted to see that Ruth the Tamandua had given birth to a healthy baby.   The young Tamandua is yet to be sexed but is growing healthy and strong with Ruth proving to be…

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Residents and groups working to build safer, stronger and more active communities across the borough have been given a boost, thanks to a new website launched by Colchester Neighbourhood Watch.   Following proactive partnership work between Colchester Neighbourhood Watch and Colchester Borough Council’s community safety team, the website, which was created with the help of a £750 grant…

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Police in Colchester had an early start on Tuesday morning, 21st April, executing a warrant in Stanway.   Officers discovered a large cannabis factory inside a premises. One person has been arrested and is currently in custody.   A police spokesperson for Colchester Police said: “Production and Possession of Cannabis is against the law and…

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A phased return to work on the A133 Ipswich Road to Harwich Road improvement works in Colchester is planned for early May say Essex County Council.   The main contractor for the scheme, Eurovia, has reviewed the situation and is preparing for a phased return to work.   New ways of working and checks that supplier…

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Police officers investigating a burglary at Colchester Zoo earlier this year are releasing CCTV images of three men they want to speak to.   The admissions office was broken into at around 2.30am on 31 January and a safe containing a four-figure sum of cash was taken while damage worth a five-figure sum was caused.…

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Colchester Firefighters were called to the flat in Smallwood Road, Colchester, after reports of a fire in a bedroom.   On arrival firefighters reported that the whole flat was heavily smoke logged and about 50% alight.   Firefighters worked quickly to bring the fire under control; completely extinguishing it and clearing the flat of smoke within an hour.…

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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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