Don’t be a lazy butt! Organisation calls for smokers to dispose of cigarette waste properly

Clean up Britain, campaigners for cleaner streets across Britain, have asked smokers to be more considerate when disposing of cigarette-related waste. The oganisation was started by a small group of professionals who united based on a shared passion for looking after the environment, with particular concern about the increasing problem of litter. “In the UK,Continue reading Don’t be a lazy butt! Organisation calls for smokers to dispose of cigarette waste properly

Colchester Foodbank could see ‘up to 52%’ increase in referrals as Universal Credit is fully rolled out

The Trussell Trust, which has Foodbanks across the Borough of Colchester, is warning of an increase in referrals within the Town as Universal Credit is fully rolled out. The charity, which Colchester Foodbank and it’s partner Foodbanks in Brightlingsea and Wivenhoe are part of, saw a 13.5% increase in referrals in 2017 over the previous year.Continue reading Colchester Foodbank could see ‘up to 52%’ increase in referrals as Universal Credit is fully rolled out

Martin Goss: Deep-Clean is Just the Beginning for Town Centre

Colchester Councillor Martin Goss says that the deep-clean of the Town Centre is just the beginning of a long-term plan for the area. Earlier this week, Martin accepted that standards had dropped recently due to a “perfect storm of challenges” which included machinery breaking down, but insisted that the clean-up had been planned for someContinue reading Martin Goss: Deep-Clean is Just the Beginning for Town Centre

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

Colchester Borough Council ask for Understanding as waste collections are temporarily suspended

Colchester Borough Council has asked the public for understanding, after it took the decision today (27th July) to temporary suspend refuse collections. The decision was made as some parts of the Town experienced temperatures hit 36’c. In a statement on its website, CBC said: “Due to the continuing severe high temperatures Colchester Borough Council hasContinue reading Colchester Borough Council ask for Understanding as waste collections are temporarily suspended

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

‘Furnace Friday’ is here (and the storms aren’t far behind)

Some people are already dubbing it ‘Furnace Friday’, as the weather across Colchester and the South East is expected to reach at least 31℃, with thunderstorms not far behind. The Met Office has warned that temperatures in some areas may reach as high as 37℃, which may make it the hottest July day since modernContinue reading ‘Furnace Friday’ is here (and the storms aren’t far behind)

Shrub End to Benefit from life saving Defibrillator

Residents of Shrub End will soon have a life-saving defibrillator installed in their area, thanks to a local Councillor and Residents. Lyn Barton, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Shrub End, challenged local residents on Facebook to think of ways of raising money to fund a defibrillator, to provide 24 hour access to a machine. Local peopleContinue reading Shrub End to Benefit from life saving Defibrillator

Colchester Walk-in Centre patients will soon be charged to park

Users of the Colchester Walk-In Centre on Turner Road will soon have to pay to use the car park. Until now, it has been free to park at the Walk-In Centre. However, it was bought to our attention today by reader Gail Wild that barriers are being installed. Currently, users of the Colchester Hospital mainContinue reading Colchester Walk-in Centre patients will soon be charged to park