A new fast testing centre is opening in Colchester for those who DO NOT have symptoms of Covid-19. Colchester residents with no symptoms are being encouraged to get tested to help reduce the spread of the virus and the pressure it is putting on hospitals and the care system.
Planning & Development Committee – 20th January 2021
Taking place on 20th January 2021 via Zoom Videoconferencing, this planning & development committee meeting will review planning applications and decisions as well as any pre-application representations. New applications have been received from properties in Armoury Road and Colchester Road.
For Lockdown 2021, the West Bergholt Care Network has relaunched its scheme which aims to help those self-isolating or in need of a range of help from shopping to a chat. It will, once again, take calls from any village resident in need of help during the COVID-19 emergency.
This time around, the organiser, Mervyn Donnelly, is keen to highlight two services:
If you are, or know, somebody who lives alone and feels lonely, Mervyn would like to set them up with a telephone-buddy who will keep them in contact.
With the vaccine now imminent for many of the more vulnerable, the Care Network is there to get you there and back for your appointment if you need a lift. This is available for any other essential medical appointments as well.
Colchester will join the rest of Essex in Tier 4 a minute after midnight Xmas Day. After that non-essential services & shops will be closed and we are asked to stay at home apart from exercise, shopping etc…
This December’s edition of the Essex Community Watch magazine contains over 20 pages of great information and advice. Topics addressed range from practical advice, ways to avoid fraud and scams, how to keep safe, and some ideas for Christmas – it’s well worth a read