St. Botolph’s Roundabout proposals – Our response

Our comments on Essex Highways St Botolphs Circus Final Masterplan  proposals for changes to St. Botolph’s Roundabout in Colchester. The current proposal, by Essex Highways own admission is a short to medium term change which will cause major disruption to a key part of the town’s road network while the work is carried out; and

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Keep Britain Tidy

Colchester Civic Society members played their part in yesterday’s Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean. They collected 21 sacks of rubbish, 5 discarded oil containers, 4 cones and a stack of yellow buckets.

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The formal road ‘opening’ at Peter Crowe Approach in Hampton Park, Stanway. Six new roads are named after Mayors – Allen Aldridge, Reg Hilham, Westley Sandford, Martin Hunt, Christopher Garnett, & Peter Crowe. The sign for Reg Hilham Walk still has to be erected. As you can see many local politicians attended and played a

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Telephone Boxes

Back in November we appealed for help from the public to report to us any telephone boxes in need of repair. Here is an update from our chairperson Jo Edwards, as published in the Colchester newspapers this week.   On behalf of Colchester Civic Society, I recently wrote to ask the town’s residents for information

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PLASTIC TIES

It’s not just the oceans that are awash with plastic! Colchester Civic Society members have been collecting redundant plastic cable ties from around lampposts etc in the town centre area. Ties used by CBC and ECC to fix statutory notices and left behind when the notices were removed. Over 2000 so far- and counting… If

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Become our Eyes and Ears

In the Uk, thousands of shopping trolleys are abandoned every year in car parks, by roadsides and in rivers. As the biggest trolley manufacturer in the world, German company Wanzl has a division called Trolleywise to help deal with this problem. Trolleywise have just launched a new Trolleywise app to collect repair and return trolleys

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New Publication – Colchester’s War Memorials

Colchester’s war memorials   In October 2017 Dr Paul Rusiecki was requested by the Colchester Civic Society to produce a survey of all the borough’s war memorials connected with the Great War, a survey that was to include photographs of them all to determine whether any required repair or refurbishment. The aim was to establish

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