Wishes for Colchester

Wishes for Colchester There were 141 responses to the Society’s popular Wishing Wall at the St Botolph’s Priory Event. Residents and visitors took time to pass on their wish for our town. Popular wishes included: cleaner, tidier streets, safer pavements, more trees and a firm no to the proposed student flats in Colchester’s Cultural Quarter.

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High Street Georgian Bay window saved

Superdrug‘s shop in our High Street incorporates one of the fine Georgian gems to have survived with a beautiful bay window and very old iron light holders. The Society saw in late November 2018 that part of the bay was in great danger of falling apart . We raised the issue with the enforcement officer

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East Anglian Civic Societies Meeting At Firstsite

Colchester Civic Society hosted a meeting at Firstsite on Saturday 5th October for representatives of Civic Societies from across East Anglia. This was the fourth in what we hope will be an ongoing series of meetings where we seek to learn and support oneanother in our efforts to improve the towns we live in.

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Badgers at Fingringhoe Wick

Our social program again this year included evening visits to Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve to watch a badger clan. Just four people are admitted each time along with a volunteer warden. You get to sit in an armchair in a hide and watch the badgers feeding through the large windows. A very special evening. The

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St. Botolph’s Open Day and Market

Colchester Civic Society will have a stand and a version of our Wishing Wall at the St. Botolph’s Open Day and Market on Saturday 21st September. Please come and say hello And make a wish for Colchester. All wishes will be passed on to Colchester Council.

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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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