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In memory of Martin Hunt

Unfortunately, another commitment elsewhere means I can’t attend Martin Hunt‘s funeral and memorial today, but as his family have requested donations to St Helena Hospice in lieu of flowers, I wanted to mention something I’ll be doing in memory of him in a…

Martin Hunt

It’s been a sad Christmas for me because it started with the news that my friend and former Colchester Council colleague Martin Hunt died on Christmas Eve. I’d known Martin for around ten years, going back to when I was first a candidate…

2015 Colchester local election results

As I get people coming here looking for them, I’ll post them as I get them so the post will be updated as the evening goes on. Click here for the General Election result. (These are for the original Colchester in Essex, England…

Another stop on the farewell tour

Only a few days left for me as a councillor – I’m not quite sure if my term ends when my replacement is announced on Friday, or if I’m technically still in office over the weekend – but I’ve been chatting with Jason…

Stepping down

Those of you in Colchester likely already know this, but let’s make it official: I won’t be standing for re-election to Colchester Borough Council this year, so my eight years on the Council will be coming to an end in May. It’s been…

Welcome to Essex

Before entering the county, please update your list of things that are not allowed in Essex to include artwork by Banksy and green tarmac. Please note that the ban on electric light after midnight remains in place. Thank you for visiting. Related PostsEssex…

Latest Castle Ward planning applications

142469 & 142925: Variation of planning conditions, Greens Yard. 142583: Advertisement consent for new signage, Angel Court, High Street. 142868: Advertisement consent for rebranding, Crouch Street. 142890: Advertisement consent for new signs, High Street. 142913: Change of use to class A5 (hot food…

Latest Castle Ward planning applications

142128 – New one bedroom dwelling, Walters Yard 140344 – Listed building consent for painting window frames, East Hill 142440 and 142441 – Single story extension and garage, Maidenburgh Street 142462 – First floor extension and garage reconstruction, Carlisle Close 140527 – Change…

Latest Castle Ward planning applications

140021: Listed building consent for replacement signage, Head Street and Culver Street. 140046: Listed Building consent for signage, Head Street. 140218: Two-storey front extension, Kings Meadow Road. 140226: Change of use from A1 (Retail) to B1 (offices) on upper floor, Osborne Street. 140332…

Colchester Trees for Years 2014

Just to let you know that Colchester Council’s 2014 Trees For Years giveaway will be taking place on Saturday February 1st from 10am at Rowan House. Borough residents and community groups will be able to get free trees and shrubs from a variety…

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