Author: David Lines

Essex Fraud Alert

Essex Police has issued an alert about three types of fraud currently doing the rounds - Council tax refunds, 'Puppy Scams' and 'spoof' text messages about aborted bank payments.

The Police urge residents to be alert to these and other frauds, passing on that advice to friends and family, especially the vulnerable.

For more details, look at the attachment or go their website via the link.

Posted: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 17:41 by David Lines

Tags: Community, Crime, Notices

Met Office warns of high temperatures and thunderstorms

Here is an update from the Met Office in the East of England, about what will become an increasingly warm and, eventually, hot week for many areas.

As you may be aware, the expected high temperatures mean that the Heat-health Watch for our region is now at Level-3, from 1200 on Thursday 6th through until 0900 on Sunday 9th August.

For our region, the threshold temperatures for the Heat-health watch,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:12 by David Lines

Tags: Community, Notices

Join the Great British September Clean-up

Join the Great British September Clean-up

From 11 to 27 September, Keep Britain Tidy will once more be organising the UK's biggest mass-action environmental campaign: The Great British September Clean 2020, after the Spring Clean was postponed due to COVID-19.

In 2019, more than 560,000 people took part.

  • 17,097 clean-ups were held and 957,377 bags of litter collected – that's 239,344 wheelie bins full of rubbish or 4,308 tonnes worth.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:23 by David Lines

Tags: Community, Services, streets, waste & recycling

We are Colchester survey

As part of We Are Colchester, it is very important that we find out the views of the wider community. With this in mind we have created a questionnaire:

We would really appreciate it if you could disseminate this link to everyone you know, who has a link to Colchester. We really want to hear the views of as many people as possible. The link is also being shared via social media and both the CBC and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:04 by David Lines

Tags: Community, Notices

Essex Map - a free service for community groups

The Essex Map is a free service which allows groups to promote themselves and their services online. The beauty of it is that if anyone searches your area through the link below, they can see immediately what is available to see and do in the community.

It is very easy to sign up and you can then add the logo below to your website. You can add dates, times, contact information and a brief description... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:52 by David Lines

Tags: Community, Notices, Services

Flying Seagull Project 26th August - NOW SOLD OUT

The Flying Seagull Project is a UK children's arts and circus charity which operates around the world bringing love, light, and laughter to children in crisis.

They will be performing free of charge on Villa Road Sports Field on Wednesday 26th August.

Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 15:15 by David Lines

Tags: Community, Services

Bellhouse Landfill Site - Quarterly Update from EA

In response to social media enquiries, this notice is being republished

The Environment Agency is keeping the community informed of progress in regards to their regulation of Bellhouse Landfill Site.

Please click on the attached document to read the update for quarter 2.

Please continue to report odour that you think is coming from the site to the 24 hr incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60. They will investigate... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:00 by David Lines

Tags: Community, Notices

Important roadworks information - A12 resurfacing works

Important roadworks information - A12 resurfacing works

A message from Highways England

A12 junctions 27 to 29, in both directions: resurfacing

I am writing to inform you that we will be carrying out essential resurfacing works at the above location. As part of this work, we will also be renewing faded road markings and replacing road studs.

We plan to complete this work over three weeks from Monday 10 August to Thursday 27 August, working between the hours... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 13:29 by David Lines

Tags: Notices, Services, highways, streets, transport

A disturbing development resurfacing in our area

Not many people may be aware of 'Blue Whale' and 'MOMO' but their outcomes can be devastating for families.

  • Blue Whale is a social network phenomenon dating from 2016 that exists in several countries. It is a "game" reportedly consisting of a series of tasks assigned to players by administrators over a 50-day period, initially innocuous before introducing elements of self-harm and the final challenge... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 16:05 by David Lines

Tags: Community, Covid-19, Crime

Stanway Play Areas re-opened

The play areas in Silverwitch Green and Lucy Lane South have now re-opened, but under new regulations. All parents, guardians and carers should make the children in their charge aware of the conditions of use displayed at each play area (as attached).

Posted: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:27 by David Lines

Tags: Community, Covid-19, Notices