The long running saga of the application to build 120 flats in blocks on land to the west of Brook Street was passed at a Planning meeting on June 18th

The long running saga of the application to build 120 flats in blocks on land to the west of Brook Street was passed at a Planning Meeting on June18 2020, having been recommended for approval by the Planning Department. The application dates back to the 7th January 2019 and has undergone various stages of alteration

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Colchester Civic Society under Lockdown

Colchester Civic Society under Lockdown All our events and face to face meetings have of course been cancelled for the foreseeable future, including executive committee meetings, our AGM and the monthly coffee mornings at Greyfriars. However our work continues, as far as possible, behind the scenes as you will see from the report following Jo’s

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A Tribute to Ken Cooke

Ken was a long serving Borough Councillor, Mayor, Alderman and a chairman of Colchester Civic Society. Born and brought up in Layer de la Haye, Ken worked for Colchester Cooperative Society Funeral Department and then later at the University of Essex. In addition to serving on many committees, and the board of Colchester Cooperative Society,

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The Proposed Alumno Development

THE PROPOSED ALUMNO DEVELOPMENT THE CIVIC SOCIETY WILL BE REPRESENTED AT THE PUBLIC INQUIRY WHICH STARTS TODAY AT ST. BOTOLPH’S CHURCH. HERE IS THE PROGRAM. PUBLIC INQUIRY 10:00 on Wednesday 16 October 2019 Appeal by Alumno Student (Essex) Ltd re Demolition of existing buildings/structures and redevelopment to provide purpose-built student accommodation; hotel; commercial space (use

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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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