School’s Drug Gang Warning To Parents As ‘County Lines’ Threat Increases

Some schools in Colchester have written to parents this week warning of the dangers of drugs gangs, who are suspected of moving out of urban London areas to exploit vulnerable people in Colchester. The gang activity, known as ‘County Lines’, is believed to have involved children as young as 12, who are put in dangerContinue reading School’s Drug Gang Warning To Parents As ‘County Lines’ Threat Increases

Rushhour Misery for Drivers As A133 Improvements Get Underway

Drivers have been complaining of long delays as the A133 improvements works got underway today. Drivers face long delays on Ipswich Road, Cowdrey Avenue, Harwich Road and St Andrew’s Avenue as the A133 was reduced to a single lane accross all sections approaching the major roundabout junctions. One local business owner who asked not toContinue reading Rushhour Misery for Drivers As A133 Improvements Get Underway

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

Council Commits To Further Support Employees Suffering From Terminal Illness

Colchester Borough Council (CBC) is to sign a commitment to support employees with financial help, counselling and protected employment, if diagnosed with a terminal illness. The Dying to Work Charter commits employers to protect employees jobs and guide them through their employment with further support following a terminal diagnosis. The charter, developed by the TheContinue reading Council Commits To Further Support Employees Suffering From Terminal Illness

Ombudsman Complaints For Colchester Borough Council DOWN 20 Per Cent

Complaints about Colchester Borough Council have reduced by 20 per cent in just under two years, despite claims by some that Colchester Council is failing to meet residents needs. Between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018 just 21 complaints were made to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, which handles final stage complaints about councils and socialContinue reading Ombudsman Complaints For Colchester Borough Council DOWN 20 Per Cent

East of England Co-op Continues Support For Colchester’s Foodbank

Representatives from the East of England Co-op visitor Colchester Foodbank today to see first-hand the work that they do, as well as plans for a new Foodbank Headquarters. East of England Co-op Chief Executive Roger Grosvenor was joined by Communications Manager Helen Raven who met a number of volunteers, all of whom help to distributeContinue reading East of England Co-op Continues Support For Colchester’s Foodbank

‘We Must Do More To Eradicate Asbestos In Colchester’s Schools’ Warns Company Boss

A Colchester business owner has called for more to be done to combat the risks of people being exposed to asbestos in schools. Rebecca Berry, Managing Director of Ashbee Solutions Limited, said her company has been warning of the risk for many years. “There are schools in the Colchester area that still contain asbestos andContinue reading ‘We Must Do More To Eradicate Asbestos In Colchester’s Schools’ Warns Company Boss

Inside Colchester’s Military Corrective Training Centre: ‘The Glasshouse’

Whilst many people know that Colchester is home to a Military Corrective Training Centre, also known as ‘The Glasshouse’, few people know what goes on inside. A video posted by the British Army provides great detail on life inside The Glasshouse, including retraining, rehabilitation and resettlement. The idea behind the centre is to increase theContinue reading Inside Colchester’s Military Corrective Training Centre: ‘The Glasshouse’

Colchester Business Targeted By Email Scammers Who Almost Got Away With Thousands Of Pounds

A Colchester business narrowly avoided being swindled out of thousands of pounds due to an elaborate email scam. The company, who has asked not to be named, wrote to a customer by email asking them to pay an invoice by depositing the money into a bank account. However, unknown to the company, hackers had interceptedContinue reading Colchester Business Targeted By Email Scammers Who Almost Got Away With Thousands Of Pounds