Council Sets Its Sights On Promoting Employment Of Ex-Armed Forces Personnel

Colchester Borough Council is to hold a business lunch, designed at promoting the benefits of employing ex-Armed Forces and Reservist personnel in the private and public sectors. ‘Benefits of Employing Ex-Armed Forces and Reservists’, a free event, aims to promote how ex-services employees can transfer skills from military life into civilian organisations. Many MoD employeesContinue reading Council Sets Its Sights On Promoting Employment Of Ex-Armed Forces Personnel

Confirmed: New Lidl Supermarket to Open 6th September 2018

Lidl UK has today confirmed that its new supermarket on Abbots Road in Colchester, will open its doors for the first time on Thursday 6th September. Customers are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8am and will be offered the chance to sample some of Lidl’s award winning products throughout the day, along withContinue reading Confirmed: New Lidl Supermarket to Open 6th September 2018

‘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

MP Accused of making Negative Comments for ‘Political Gain’ over Better Colchester Campaign

Will Quince, MP for Colchester, has been accused of negativity towards the Better Colchester campaign in pursuit of political gain. Taking to Twitter on 16th August 2018, Mr Quince asked Colchester Borough Council if they would tell people how much the “self-promotional advertising campaign” is costing Colchester taxpayers. He went on to say that theContinue reading MP Accused of making Negative Comments for ‘Political Gain’ over Better Colchester Campaign

Better Colchester: New Campaign Launched to Improve Town and Awareness Of Council Projects

Colchester Borough Council (CBC) have launched a new campaign aimed at improving public awareness of what is happening in and around Colchester. Better Colchester will highlight the work done to make Colchester a better place to live, work and visit. The campaign comes after the recent agreement from the Cabinet to invest £2 million inContinue reading Better Colchester: New Campaign Launched to Improve Town and Awareness Of Council Projects

Confirmed: NO Businesses Parking Levy on Employee Parking Spaces in Colchester

Colchester Borough Council has confirmed that it has no intention of introducing a ‘parking levy’ on business car parking spaces. The confirmation came as some local authorities are considering a levy on business parking spaces in an attempt to reduce air pollution in busy city and town centres. The controversial scheme, which has been dubbedContinue reading Confirmed: NO Businesses Parking Levy on Employee Parking Spaces in Colchester

Colchester Museums Stave Off Competition to Bag Visitor Experience Award

A team at Colchester Museums has bagged a prestigious award after scooping top prize at the Visitor Experience Awards ceremony held in London last week. The team beat off competition from the Houses of Parliament and National Museums Liverpool to win the Visitor Experience Team of the Year award. The Visitor Experience Awards recognise teamsContinue reading Colchester Museums Stave Off Competition to Bag Visitor Experience Award

Residents Furious After Ipswich Road Redressing Labelled A ‘Disgusting Job’

Residents of Ipswich Road, Colchester, have been left fuming after the road was recently resurfaced. One resident (who asked not to be named) described the works as a “disgusting job” which left “heaps of loose chippings on the road, drains blocked and left nearby vehicles covered in a thick layer of dust”. The resident saidContinue reading Residents Furious After Ipswich Road Redressing Labelled A ‘Disgusting Job’

Councillor Receives Explanation over Colchester Power Cuts

UK Power Networks have apologised for recent power cuts in the Berechurch area. Martyn Warnes, Councillor for the Berechurch area, was contacted by UK Power Networks after a series of power cuts on Saturday 21st July 2018. UK Power Networks is the country’s largest electricity distribution network, covering London, the South East and the EastContinue reading Councillor Receives Explanation over Colchester Power Cuts

‘Lidl be open soon!’: Opening Date for New Supermarket Will Be Confirmed Soon

The official opening date for Colchester’s latest Lidl supermarket is due to be announced by the end of August. The new store on Abbots Road replaces the Co-Op supermarket, which closed in 2016 after the company decided not to invest in a revamp of the building. The opening date of the new branch of LidlContinue reading ‘Lidl be open soon!’: Opening Date for New Supermarket Will Be Confirmed Soon