“Don’t Replace, Repair” Says Councillor

A Colchester Councillor has said that vintage road signs around the Town are better repaired than replaced. Councillor Dave Harris recently took out his wire brush and tools to repair road signs around the Berechurch area. “Rather than call for Council to replace the signage and lose some of our historic heritage signs, I wentContinue reading “Don’t Replace, Repair” Says Councillor

Councillors Renew Support for 20mph Zones As Report Shows Accidents Reduced by 65 Per Cent

Several local councillors in Colchester have renewed their support for an introduction of more 20mph speed limits in residentials zones in the Town. A recent scrutiny report released by Cheshire and West Chester Council revealed that 20mph speed limits have reduced road traffic collision by 65% in that area. Cheshire and West Chester Council introducedContinue reading Councillors Renew Support for 20mph Zones As Report Shows Accidents Reduced by 65 Per Cent

‘Stay Away During Firing & Training’ warns Ministry of Defence

Residents of Colchester who use Middlewick Ranges and some parts of Friday Woods are being warned to stay away from the area during live firing and training. People have been seen entering the field close to the ranges area for dog walking during live firing times, despite the Ministry of Defence (MoD) placing numerous warningContinue reading ‘Stay Away During Firing & Training’ warns Ministry of Defence

County Councillor Calls for Remedy to ‘Disgraceful’ Overgrown Footpath

A County Councillor has called on Essex County Council to cut back shrubs and tree on a busy road in Colchester after calling it a ‘disgrace’. Essex County Councillor Dave Harris has called on County Hall to do something about the overgrown pathway along Berechurch Hall Road after receiving a number of complaints from localContinue reading County Councillor Calls for Remedy to ‘Disgraceful’ Overgrown Footpath

Local children shine at Church Summer Play

Young People took centre stage in ‘The Toad of Berechurch Hall’ presented to local residents as part of this year’s Summer Drama week, held in the St Margaret’s Church Hall on the Monkwick Estate, last Friday. A full house saw local children play out the story of Toad, a wheeler-dealer, who always wants more. TheContinue reading Local children shine at Church Summer Play

What a stench! Councillor takes authorities to task over sewage leak

A Colchester Councillor has taken local authorities to task, after a sewage leak in a Colchester beauty spot took more than a little investigation to resolve. Dave Harris – Councillor for Berechurch Ward and Essex County Councillor – was contacted by constituents after authorities blamed each other for the sewage leak at Abbey Fields. “LocalContinue reading What a stench! Councillor takes authorities to task over sewage leak