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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All of Colchester Borough Council’s building are to be closed to the public in light of the Government’s advice as part of the steps it is taking to combat the spread of COVID-19.   From Thursday all Leisure World sites, Charter Hall, Town Hall, Colchester Castle, Hollytrees Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Visitor Information…

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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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Police in Colchester are looking to speak to a man and woman in connection with a robbery in the Lion Walk area of Colchester.   The victim, a man aged in his 20s, reported that he had been robbed of his wallet on Lion Walk, near to River Island, at around 12.40pm on Monday, April…

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Foundation Stone

A newly carved foundation stone was unveiled during a special ceremony at Colchester Town Hall earlier today (29 April 2019).   Councillor David King, Portfolio Holder for Resources, and High Steward Sir Bob Russell revealed the restored inscription, which replaces the original that had become largely unreadable due to severe erosion over recent decades.   Cut from Portland whitbed stone – like that used to construct St. Paul’s Cathedral…

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Colchester Archaeologist

Colchester Archaeologists are having a “mini” open day at the Mercury Theatre this Saturday (8th December) between 9.30am and 12.30pm & 1pm to 3.30pm. Works have been taking place on the site ahead of the major redevelopment.   Visitors will be able to see the remains of parts of what may prove to have been…

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Town Centre enforcement rolled out to combat litter and unsocial-behavior in Colchester.   Preparations are underway for the Colchester Christmas Market this Sunday 9th December. Meanwhile Colchester Borough Council has announced it’s crackdown on littering and anti-social behaviour.   On Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December, a team of six enforcement officers from Artemis will…

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A dedicated Town Centre Team made up of Special Constables, Police Community Support Officers and a Police Constable has been recruited by Essex Police as part of the Colchester Town Centre Action Plan (TCAP).   This week sees the launch Team Ten a multi-agency project delivered in partnership by Essex Police, Colchester Borough Council and…

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