Category Archives: Colchester

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 of different species to help green the borough a little more. For […]

On Jumbo

As you may have heard by now, Colchester Borough Council’s Planning Committee voted last night to reject the latest proposal for Jumbo. I was at the meeting and spoke against the plans, so I’m glad the committee agreed with me, but I thought I would expand on my views here. Firstly, I would recommend reading […]

Job opportunity

If you fancy the prospect of working with me, Sir Bob Russell MP and other Liberal Democrats in Colchester, then you might want to look at this job advert for a new organiser and parliamentary assistant.

Fracking

I’ve had a number of residents contact me recently regarding fracking, and whether there’ll be any taking place in the Colchester area. Having looked into the issue, it looks very unlikely that there’ll be any taking place in East Anglia, as the geology of this area means it’s very unlikely to contain any shale gas […]

In memory of Mel Smith

Possibly the only Alas Smith and Jones sketch to involve Colchester: Related PostsVideo: Colchester Comedy Festival launch On being Newsjacked Worth Reading 64: Troughton to the power of Colin Baker

Colchester Liberal Democrats now on Facebook

Just a short post to let people know that Colchester Liberal Democrats now have our own page on Facebook, which should have plenty of updates and discussion from our council group. If you want to like it and get updates from us, then click here and don’t forget there are also pages for Sir Bob […]

Interview with the Gazette

Earlier this week, I was interviewed by the Colchester Gazette in my new role as group leader. Unfortunately, they didn’t put the article online, but as I own a copy of the paper, a pair of scissors and a scanner, here it is: You can click on the image to see it in a readable […]

Leadership

As the Gazette is reporting it, it must be official – I’m the new leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Colchester Borough Council. First, the thanks – thanks to the group for backing me and selecting me as their leader, and thanks to my predecessor as group leader, Councillor Paul Smith, for the work […]

Essex County Council election results for Colchester

These are the results for Colchester in the Essex County Council elections. Full results can be found on the Essex County Council website. Abbey: Lib Dem (Margaret Fisher) 1273, UKIP 786, Labour 519, Green 467, Conservative 395. LD hold Constable: Conservative (Anne Brown) 2075, UKIP 1471, Labour 504, Green 387, Lib Dem (Carolyn Catney) 303. […]

Paid work experience placements at Colchester Arts Centre

I’ve been informed of the following opportunity by Colchester Arts Centre. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please pass it on to them! Paid Work Experience Placements Available to those currently not in employment, education or training. Front of House, Stewarding, Bar work, Backstage. Ages 18 – 19. 6 month contracts. 25 […]