Colchester Borough Council (CBC) gardeners have pulled out all the stops to create the three-dimensional flower display in front of the castle. Colchester awarded Fairtrade Town certificate – again! It is now on permanent public display in the museum and accessible to all visitors. This travel report contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! Town Centre deep clean heralds new focus on a cleaner Colchester, Colchester Borough Council intern turns apprentice, Joining forces – Colchester Borough Council launches ‘Town Centre Action Plan’ in partnership with Essex Police, Free dementia activities continue at Leisure World Colchester, Local organisations invited to free Armed Forces employment event and lunch, Major funding boost to help make journeys across Colchester easier and smoother, Council recognised with a Silver Armed Forces Award, Latest figures show Colchester’s recycling rates continue to rise, Managing our precious asset: Colchester's Town Wall, Time-honoured ceremony will mark the annual opening of the Oyster Fisheries, Leisure World’s Diabetes Support Programme success, Nearly 20 per cent fall in complaints to ombudsman about Colchester Borough Council services in two years, Colchester’s older residents to benefit from new centre, Apple Pay & contactless payment now available at Vineyard Street Car Park, Knots so fast! Council supports Colchester Orbital project, North Essex Energy Group hosts inaugural event, Begin a career in museums – trainee applications now open, Council seeks ambitious enterprise to ‘breathe new life’ into landmark community building, Olly Murs to perform at Colchester, Castle Park, Sunday 29 August 2021, Colchester Borough Council scoops prestigious MJ Award, An evening with Kevin and Joanne Clifton for a socially distanced audience. We will even have a wonderfully exciting Christmas trail for families to follow around Colchester’s festive Castle. Formed in 1914, the New Army – as it was also known – was initially made up of volunteer recruits. This year’s display is particularly poignant and we are extremely proud to have been involved and to be able to honour our fallen heroes.”. Colchester Castle welcomes Flame the Dragon this Easter! Colchester Castle’s next relaxed opening session will take place on Sunday 7 April, 2019. Give the gift of a whole castle this Christmas! Summer Screen outdoor cinema returns to Castle Park this weekend! Gosbecks Archaeological Park: What lies beneath? People across Colchester are being urged to mark Remembrance Day from their doorsteps this year. Creative Colchester website launches to show off growing creative and digital sector, Colchester jumps 34 places in the 2019 Hot Office Location Index, £88k funding boost to help vulnerable rough sleepers in Colchester, FREE Community & Digital Fayre to be hosted in Colchester, Harwich and Jaywick, Colchester features in Game Of Thrones Kingdom-wide takeover, Colchester Borough Council wins the Gold Award for excellence in management of address information, Colchester Museums collaborate with the Colchester FoodBank, Former landlord of The Bull fined for health and safety offences, Castle Park launches Changing Places and improves its facilities, CAFE ‘Colchester and Friends Events’ will brighten your day, Colchester commemoration service to mark 75th anniversary of D-Day, Colchester Museums are looking for Adorn Volunteers, Schools and community groups urged to create Ecobricks to help tackle plastic waste, Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan officially adopted, UB40 40th Anniversary Tour coming to Colchester's Charter Hall in May 2019, Council leaders pledge Gateway project will go ahead despite funding set back, Keep Recycling: 73,500 new clear bags to be delivered, Views sought to help shape standards for shared houses and flats in Essex, Colchester’s momentum will not be lost despite missing out in Channel 4 relocation bid, Visit Colchester launches its first ever TV advert to help cement borough as one of East of England’s key tourist destinations, High Court rejects Northern Gateway challenge, Recycling boost for residents living in flats, Partnership working helps the people of Colchester stay safe, well, warm and connected this winter, Council leaders pledge ongoing support for residents and businesses during second lockdown, Civic and military dignitaries ​​​came together in Colchester for a service to mark Remembrance Sunday, Colchester Borough Council welcomes investment to support the most vulnerable this winter, Community support continues for most vulnerable, The UK’s Largest BBQ festival experience is coming to Colchester in 2021, Have your say on council’s budget priorities, Visit Santa at Colchester Castle this December, Colchester councillors set to become Hate Crime Ambassadors, Colchester runs special sessions to support Inter Faith Week, Health and wellbeing focus set to transform future of transport in Colchester. At its peak 20,000 soldiers were stationed in the town, doubling its population. Calendar. Colchester Castle Museum: Very interesting and informative display - See 1,092 traveller reviews, 509 candid photos, and great deals for Colchester, UK, at Tripadvisor. Colchester Castle Park is situated to the north east of Colchester Town Centre and is divided into the Upper Park and Lower Park by the Roman Wall that crosses through it east to west. International Older Persons Day is on 1 October! Leisure World’s Leisure Pool due to close for essential maintenance work, Step inside Colchester Castle’s Magical Grotto, Expressions of Interest invitation for Stanway community facility, Natural History Museum scoops prestigious family award, Local Council Tax Support scheme set to provide vital help to residents, Council’s sports park offers cycling sessions for people with disabilities, Colchester's Voluntary Welfare Grant fund open for applications, Armed Forces Gold Award celebration event. Don't forget to also take a look our Things To Do section, where you'll find all the day-to-day attractions Colchester has to offer including Free Days Out and a guide to Colchester's Nightlife. Lines Open Phone orders +44 (0) 1622 370505 Get 10% Off! Colchester to be merry and bright with two Christmas trees! Opens 10:30am, closes 5pm. Residents asked to avoid lighting bonfires during coronavirus crisis, COVID-19: Residents urged to heed advice and stay at home as weather set to improve, Locality budgets to support COVID-19 community projects, ​​​​​​​Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium to close as part of Government moves to tackle Covid-19, Recycling collections to start after Easter, Colchester Borough Council pays out over £20 million in a week to support local businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), Ultrafast broadband timing rearranges improvements for Colchester High Street, Colchester Foodbank receives financial boost following councillor donations, Residents asked to be considerate neighbours as lockdown brings new challenges for all, Helpline strengthens service to bring peace of mind during lockdown, Hundreds sign up to volunteer across Colchester, Leisure World Colchester launches My Wellness app to help residents to stay healthy from home, Coronavirus crisis: council staff redeployed to support frontline services, Safer Colchester Partnership gives funding boost to Colchester Neighbourhood Watch website, Colchester Cemetery reopens after Government amends coronavirus legislation, Museum From Home and Essex and Suffolk Children’s Universities join forces, One Colchester continues to support the community through coronavirus, Colchester + Ipswich Museums launch Covid-19 collecting project ‘Your Stories’, Colchester Museums opens search for Board of Trustees, Homes and businesses set to benefit as Government announces £3.3 million boost to bring gigabit broadband to Colchester, Colchester Borough Council receives Government funding to tackle air pollution, Second major Northern Gateway planning application submitted, Colchester Museums prestigious Hoop Award, Leisure World stocks swimwear made from ocean waste, Colchester Borough Council shortlisted for national awards. Colchester Castle ist eine englische Festung in Colchester, Essex.Die Burg steht auf den Grundmauern eines Claudius-Tempels aus der römischen Zeit Colchesters und wurde zwischen 1070 und 1100 errichtet. Colchester Castle parkrun Event number 352 25th December 2019. Sho said “too well”. Jet skiers handed over £1300 in fines for speeding, Colchester Council set to offer compassionate end-of-life support to terminally ill staff, Landlords of Houses in Multiple Occupation urged to prepare for changes to licensing requirements that come into effect on 1 October, Colchester businesses urged to share information with the council ahead of future Support Grant funding, Colchester + Ipswich Museums launch online catalogue of collections, Help bring festive cheer to care home residents. Where: Castle Park Colchester CO1 1UG UK Cost: Varied The popular Summer Screen returns to Castle Park for the fifth year running! Colchester Museums shortlisted for children’s activities programme, First World War commemorative benches unveiled at Colchester War Memorial. 200,000 tree Colchester Woodland Project unveiled, Colchester Borough Council welcomes launch of Business Improvement District, Half Term spooky sessions with Colchester Museums, The sky’s the limit for tourism to Colchester, Ex-service personnel to benefit from affordable homes deal with a leading housing charity, Local artist illustrates Colchester’s history in mural, Get Online Week events to boost online skills and knowledge, Give your views on new Gambling Policy proposals, Colchester Council is listening to new ideas for a better Colchester, Latest Call Centre survey reveals high customer satisfaction levels, Colchester Council adopts compassionate end-of-life charter for terminally ill staff, Discover a big day with a difference at the Secret Chapel in Colchester Castle, Colchester’s Mayor to show War Horse in aid of the Royal British Legion, Colchester Remembers: An exploration of the memorials of the Great War, Make a Colchester Plastic Pledge to reduce your single-use plastics today. Residents asked to avoid lighting bonfires during coronavirus crisis, COVID-19: Residents urged to heed advice and stay at home as weather set to improve, Locality budgets to support COVID-19 community projects, ​​​​​​​Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium to close as part of Government moves to tackle Covid-19, Recycling collections to start after Easter, Colchester Borough Council pays out over £20 million in a week to support local businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), Ultrafast broadband timing rearranges improvements for Colchester High Street, Colchester Foodbank receives financial boost following councillor donations, Residents asked to be considerate neighbours as lockdown brings new challenges for all, Helpline strengthens service to bring peace of mind during lockdown, Hundreds sign up to volunteer across Colchester, Leisure World Colchester launches My Wellness app to help residents to stay healthy from home, Coronavirus crisis: council staff redeployed to support frontline services, Safer Colchester Partnership gives funding boost to Colchester Neighbourhood Watch website, Colchester Cemetery reopens after Government amends coronavirus legislation, Museum From Home and Essex and Suffolk Children’s Universities join forces, One Colchester continues to support the community through coronavirus, Colchester + Ipswich Museums launch Covid-19 collecting project ‘Your Stories’, Colchester Museums opens search for Board of Trustees, Homes and businesses set to benefit as Government announces £3.3 million boost to bring gigabit broadband to Colchester, Colchester Borough Council receives Government funding to tackle air pollution, Second major Northern Gateway planning application submitted, Colchester Museums prestigious Hoop Award, Leisure World stocks swimwear made from ocean waste, Colchester Borough Council shortlisted for national awards. Cllr Tina Bourne, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Communities, said: “The First World War is an incredibly significant and defining moment in our history. Registration costs £16 … Hotels near Colchester Castle Museum: (0.16 km) Premier Inn Colchester Town Centre (0.36 km) GreyFriars (0.40 km) Colchester Boutique Hotel (0.25 km) Baye House (0.40 km) The North Hill Hotel; View all hotels near Colchester Castle Museum on Tripadvisor Will you join the Great British Spring Clean? 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Witches brooms, pumpkin pies and fancy dress... it must be Halloween! Colchester Castle is undeniably the towering symbol of the town's antiquity, reflecting a time when Romans first settled there and where Normans, having successfully fought the Anglo Saxons, built their castle or keep (the largest built by the Normans in Europe) to preside over the settlement. The 3D flower display is located inside the Cowdray Gates of Upper Castle Park, Colchester and is available to view until early October. Colchester Borough Council has created a spectacular three-dimensional flower display, as part of its commemorations to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. May Half Term Holiday Camp early bird offer, Be part of Colchester Castle’s new exhibition, Town Hall’s restored foundation stone unveiled. Reading from China? close. ELDERLY patients at Colchester Hospital will be amongst the first in the world to get a coronavirus vaccine when jabs begin to be administered tomorrow.. When: Tuesday 5th November 2019. Colchester Castle will be closed over the Christmas period from Tuesday 24 December to Friday 27 December 2019. People in the foreground admiring the spectacle. This display is something different and our team have really enjoyed working on it and bringing enjoyment to the public.”. The display featured more than 1,200 names of the fallen from Colchester. Bring the great outdoors to your indoors! Colchester Fireworks Displays happening in 2019. Colchester Miracle Babies has organised a family sponsored walk to be held in Colchester Castle Park on Sunday 23rd June 2019. Saved for the nation, ‘Walton Bridges’ will be on display at Colchester Castle from the 26 September 2020 – 28 March 2021. Colchester Borough Council’s biggest tree giveaway yet! International Older Persons Day is on 1 October! 2019-07-14T00:00:00+01:00. Colchester Amphora Homes Ltd receives planning approval for Creffield Road development, Colchester youngsters complete Firebreak course, Colchester remembers Operation Market Garden, Security to continue at St Botolph’s Priory, Gum litter on Colchester’s streets reduces, Town Hall listening session – your views can help shape a better Colchester, Ceremonial trowel returns to the Town Hall after 121 years, Colchester Castle sees record numbers of visitors, Make sure you have your say on garden community evidence, Cracking down on anti-social behaviour in the town centre, Swimming school fined after child, 3, suffers chemical burns during lesson, Revamped climbing facilities at Leisure World Tiptree, Celebrating Black History Month this October, October holiday camp offer at Leisure World Colchester, Autumns days bring new opening times for Castle Park, Vote now for your favourite park in Colchester with the People’s Choice Awards. Vineyard Street Car Park reduced on 11 September, Entry to St Mary’s Car Park unavailable during road closure. We did not just beat our previous best attendance for a Christmas Day, but we smashed it. 9 November 2019. Councillor Martin Goss, Portfolio Holder for Waste, Environment and Transportation, said: “Dragons have previously featured in Castle Park’s magnificent floral displays and have always been very popular with the public. Jul 30, 2017 - Remembrance Day Display Colchester Castle Park Colchester Council When: Saturday 5th June – Sunday 6th June 2021. Where’s Wally hiding in Colchester Castle?! Tickets: £10 per day per adult; £18 weekend pass. Poppy Quest 2021 Join us for a 10k discovery walk. Councillor Martin Goss, Portfolio Holder for Waste, Environment and Transportation, said: “Dragons have previously featured in Castle Park’s magnificent floral displays and have always been very popular with the public. Tue, 05/11/2019 - 18:00 Colchester Fireworks Display. A REMEMBRANCE Day film involving various groups and organisations from Harwich has been created to pay tribute to our fallen heroes. Grab a sleeping bag and head to Colchester Castle for the ultimate family-friendly sleepover! Lord and Lady Cowdray offered another £10,000 to assist the town in purchasing the Holly Trees Estate, which became a park adjacent to the memorial. View the latest updates, advice and guidance. Play your part – help us green our beautiful borough! Property company fined for non-compliance, Gum Litter Blows! In 1922 the council purchased the Castle, Hollytrees House and its estate – following a generous donation by Viscount Cowdray, High Steward and MP for Colchester. Montgomery Junior School takes over Hollytrees Museum! Colchester Castle to mark 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Roman artefacts found during excavation of Jacks building to go on display next week, How rotten was Boudicca really?! Wow! H ave a go at building a Norman archway, dressing as an Iron Age Briton or steering a Roman chariot. Date issued: 5 July 2019. The Castle will close again for the day on Wednesday 1 January 2020. This year’s 3D floral display in Castle Park, Colchester has gone on public display today and features a dragon to link with the temporary Game of Thrones sign for Essos (Essex) and the legend of the local Wormingford Dragon.. Share on Facebook. Colchester Castle & Tiptree Tearooms team up over Gems & Gin! £600 fine for man for illegally advertising cars for sale on Colchester roads. Martin Packman, idverde Regional Operational Director, said: “Our staff enjoy working in partnership with Colchester Borough Council to design and build Castle Park’s prestigious bedding display each year. £22 per day family pass (2 adults and 3 children under 14). Colchester Castle parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Castle Park, Colchester. ‘Walton Bridges’ was painted by Turner in 1806 close to his home on the River Thames. Council reaffirms support for Colchester CAB, Cabinet hears progress on efforts to improve health and wellbeing in Colchester, £100k cricket funding for council’s Sports Park at Colchester’s Northern Gateway, Newly-discovered 3,000-year-old gold torc on display at Colchester Castle, Planning Inspector reports on next steps for Local Plan examination, Historic St Botolph’s Church connects to town’s new pure fibre broadband network, New funding for dementia activity sessions, Colchester Borough Homes continues extensive programme of works across council’s facilities, New selection criteria set to boost Colchester’s Local List. Poppy Quest is taking place in 4 cities across the UK in 2021 and is a fun way to challenge yourself and discover more about your city. May 2019. We are providing information for residents, businesses, and communities which we will review and update regularly. Colchester Castle, Ipswich Museum Special Visit Santa At Colchester Castle. Colchester Castle to host family-friendly sleepover! Jet skiers handed over £1300 in fines for speeding, Colchester Council set to offer compassionate end-of-life support to terminally ill staff, Landlords of Houses in Multiple Occupation urged to prepare for changes to licensing requirements that come into effect on 1 October, Colchester businesses urged to share information with the council ahead of future Support Grant funding, Colchester + Ipswich Museums launch online catalogue of collections, Help bring festive cheer to care home residents. Join Colchester Museums for fun, this February, Love Aqua Springs Spa this Valentine’s Day, The Great Jobs Agenda offering a new deal for workers, 2019/20 Budget set to maintain a path of investment as financial pressures continue, Residents’ clinical waste collection charge set to be scrapped, Amendments which could make a joint Local Plan sound have been recommended by a planning inspector, Colchester Castle to re-open its historic doors, North Essex councils to look at enhanced way of delivering economic growth across region, New sign set to welcome town centre visitors, Colchester High St Pavement Improvement Project to start early thanks to smarter Ultrafast Broadband upgrade work, Partners working to ensure continued safe easing of lockdown measures, Skylarks nesting at Gosbecks Archaeological Park, Council and local heritage groups team up to buy section of Colchester’s iconic Roman Wall, Colchester’s Visitor Information Centre reopens, Leisure World Colchester to partially reopen from 25 July, More progress on Colchester street improvements with introduction of semi-permanent measures, Work starts on new energy efficient lighting at multi-storey car parks, Community groups provide ‘lifeline’ for vulnerable residents new research shows, Council launches new Community Recognition Award, Council steps up efforts to tackle river weed. Visit Colchester Launch Family Heritage Treasure Trail, Mysterious ancient Roman ‘crown’ to go on display at Colchester Castle Museum, Park, pay and extend your stay the easy way. Share Your Stories With Colchester Museums! Visit www.colchester.gov.uk/castlepark for further information about Castle Park. The public toilets in Lower Castle Park also reopened last week, following their refurbishment, which completes the Park’s toilet refurbishment programme. Deadline approaches for Colchester Creative Events Fund, Share My Table scheme launches in Colchester, Fines issued to property guardian company for 15 offences, Public hearing sessions on plans for Garden Communities in North Essex, We Are Colchester aims to unlock Colchester’s economic potential, Happy To Share My Table cards in cafes across Colchester, Colchester Amphora Trading employee shortlisted for Heart For The Arts Awards 2020, North Essex Garden Communities project receives cash boost from Government, Meet the new faces of Adorn: Jewellery, The Human Story, Plans for major upgrade to enhance and extend CCTV coverage in the town, New Events Policy to give boost to Colchester’s cultural and civic life, 2020/21 budget to support investment and new strategic priorities, CCTV in licensed vehicles to go to consultation. Book now – Castle Grotto is selling fast! 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