Red Telephone Boxes

Back in November we appealed for help from the public to report to us any red 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

Read More...

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. 219 so far- and counting… If any

Read More...

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

Read More...

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

Read More...

The Launch Of Colchester Plaque Trails

Dave Monk, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Essex and BBC Essex presenter launched Colchester’s New Plaque Trails on Monday 5th November at a reception in Greyfriars Hotel Colchester Civic Society member, Alderman Henry Spyvee, put forward the idea to list the town plaques, drawing them to the attention of local people and tourists. The Society has

Read More...

Colchester in Bloom Award

Ann Turner, our Vice chair and membership secretary is pictured here receiving a Colchester In Bloom award from the Mayor of Colchester Peter Chillingworth, in recognition of our help with the Southway Murals project – we worked in partnership with CinB on this major project.

Read More...