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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Colchester Borough Council have announced today that fortnightly waste and recycling collections are to restart across Colchester from this Monday, the 22nd June.   From Monday you are advised to use the 2020/21 recycling calendar, which covers the period until March 2021, or visit www.colchester.gov.uk/recycling, to check their regular collection information.   The announcement of a…

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The RAF Red Arrows are due to fly over Colchester this afternoon as the French President Emmanuel Macron visits London.   Weather permitting the jets will take off from an RAF base in Oxfordshire before going over London and then towards Essex.   Their flight plan will take them over Colchester just after 5pm.

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Since lock down young Oakley from Colchester has spent weeks making hundreds of individual pictures to sell to raise money for the NHS. On Tuesday he was rewarded for his efforts with a shopping spree in Toy Store.   On Tuesday 16th June, staff at Smyths Toy Superstore in Tollgate, Colchester welcomed Oakley in to…

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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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