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Civic Voice is the national charity for the civic movement in England. We make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive. We promote civic pride.

Heritage Open Days are held successfully every year. Read more on the linked website.

View brief details of recent applications submitted to Colchester Borough Council and decisions reached.

Gives access to a refined search facility on England's listed buildings. See also National Monuments.

All the information for anyone visiting England's Oldest Recorded Town.

The first port of call for anyone who wants to find out about the planning system in England and Wales.

The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. Colchester Castle Park, Colchester Cemetary on Mersea Road and Highwoods Country Park all have been given Green Flag status.

We have the nationally recognised Purple Flag 1 accredation. The Purple Flag is the accreditation scheme that recognises excellence in the management of town and city centres at night. Entertainment areas that achieve the standard will be those that offer a better night out to visitors. Purple Flag aims to raise standards and improve the quality of our towns and cities at night. Colchester Borough Council worked with local organisations and businesses to support, improve and promote the town's growing night time economy.

Documenting the historical links between people and places, as recorded by commemorative plaques.