Parish Councillor Phil Spencer reports on completion of the Lexden Road Pond facelift.
Sadly the pond had become badly silted over the years. By mid-Summer it had become an overgrown stagnant pool, with little signs of life. Remedial work was clearly required to restore the habitat to it’s former glory.
Last Friday, Parish Councillors Norma Smith & Phil Spencer, aided by Norma’s husband, planted a new Purple Beech Hedge as a backdrop to the village sign and beacon. Taking three hours to complete, this work will soon create a visual impact for visitors coming from Colchester. This is the first phase of Continue reading “Purple Beech Hedge Planted”
Households now need a voucher to collect new or replacement recycling containers from a local stockist. Vouchers have only previously been required for garden waste sacks; this is now being extended to include clear bags, food caddies, and glass/can boxes too. All these containers remain free of charge.
The 24th AGM of the Friends of Hillhouse Wood is on Wednesday 12th December 2018. Starting in the Orpen Hall at 7.30 pm, refreshments will be served from 7.00 pm. The Friends will welcome members and non-members alike. The draft agenda is as follows:
Colchester Borough Council has issued a few news items lately that you might have missed and yet could interest you:
Heritage Open Days
This year Heritage Open Days is set to open the doors to over thirty historic properties across Colchester for FREE. This includes Colchester Castle on Saturday 8 September.
From 6-9 and 13-16 September 2018, Colchester’s sites of significant historical and architectural interest will be open free of charge. Other planned activities over the two weekends include accompanied guided walks, talks, tours and exhibitions.
Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture. It sees historic places countrywide throw open their doors to celebrate their individual heritage, community and history. It provides a great way to discover Colchester’s fascinating history and see inside venues that are usually closed to the public, all for free. Find out more here.
This promises to be a great event so why not make the most of it?
Recycling – Thank You!
The latest figures for recycling are out one year on from the collection changes which were introduced last June. Non-recyclable rubbish is down by 31% and food waste is up 80%, when compared to the same period last year.
Overall recycling is up to 53% of the total rubbish collected with recycling rates for all individual items also increasing. You can read more here.
Essex County Council has recently launched a Keep Cup campaign. It aims to get as many people in Essex to make a pledge to reduce the use of single-use coffee cups by opting for a reusable cup. More than 1000 residents have already made their pledge so why not make yours today?
Simply visit their website and make your pledge to show your support. Every pledge helps reduce the impact on the environment.
Save Paper When Parking
Save paper by switching from pay and display car park tickets to the FREE MiPermit app to pay for your town centre car parking in Colchester (and many other locations country-wide).
You can also use the app to:
set up a reminder to receive an alert when payment for your parking space is about to expire,
top up your parking without going back to your vehicle,
check on the app map to see where you left your vehicle and
check where your nearest car park is using your location.
You can find out more about the MiPermit app and register for an account here.