Superfast Essex has already completed work in Stanway Parish as part of their Phase 1 and Phase 2a rollout with Openreach. This means that superfast broadband is available now at 880 addresses in Stanway
The even better news is that 3,524 addresses in Stanway are included in plans for superfast or ultrafast broadband (or may already have access to it if work has been completed).
If residents would like... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 16:32 by David Lines
A message from Colchester Borough Council
Christmas may be very different this year, but we still mean to show that Colchester knows how to celebrate and how-to bring people together. Our Christmas Calendar comes with love from the community and we've got everything from Pantomimes to online Christmas parties. Our calendar helps you countdown the days to Christmas with free fun and festive online events... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:26 by David Lines
The Village Sign is back in situ after a complete overhaul. Many thanks to Bakers of Danbury for their excellent work.
Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 13:05 by David Lines
A census has taken place in England every ten years since 1801 (with the exception of 1941). A census gathers information about our society so that appropriate services can be put in place for everyone to enjoy now and in the future.
Fans of TV programmes such as "Who Do You Think You Are" will know the value of historic census data to family historians and genealogists, but data from the census impacts... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 12:40 by David Lines
Colchester Borough Council and Community360 are working together to support residents impacted by Covid during Winter.
They are inviting residents to volunteer as Community Champions to help support local communities by offering advice and support, along with Covid PPE.
Training and PPE is provided to every volunteer.
Follow the link for a full description of the role and to register your interest.
Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:48 by David Lines
Together with Essex County Council and Active Essex, we want to support you to get moving and get healthy. Physical activity is good for everyone, it's about finding what is right for you. Make getting fit and healthy enjoyable, by making small changes to your lifestyle. We are also lucky in Essex to have lots of great free opportunities to help you lose weight and eat healthier.
For activity ideas,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:46 by David Lines
The Cancer Care Navigators are here to help people get the right help and support with all non-medical needs.
They are trained staff working alongside Ipswich and Colchester hospital and with the local GP surgeries to support newly diagnosed patients, their families and carers with practical, financial and emotional concerns they might have.
We are able to offer practical support and advice, which might... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:21 by David Lines
Many local businesses and organisations are offering free meals in Colchester, as well as fun activities for children during the school holidays. The Borough Council has co-ordinated all the good work and support being offered over the half term break, to make it as easy as possible for the people of Colchester to find the local support they need. They have just gone live with their new Food Support... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:51 by David Lines
Essex County Council is committed to supporting communities most in need and that have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. Given the immediate need around holiday hunger, ECC has committed an initial £165,000 which will be made available immediately to food banks and community organisations supporting families and individuals who need support with food and essentials.
Organisations... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:44 by David Lines