Tag Archives: city status

The City and the Census

Here’s something interesting I’ve discovered today – initial figures suggest that people from the Colchester area (CO postcodes) were more likely to complete the 2011 Census online than people anywhere else in the country. (via) It’s also interesting that the article refers to Colchester as the ‘top city’ for completing the census online. Nice to […]

City Status

While I’ve spoken at many Council meetings, last night was the first time in my Council career that I proposed a motion to Council which is a wholly different experience. I tried to keep away from politics in my speech and centred it on four main points: Colchester’s historic status as Britain’s first city and […]

City status motion

I’ve submitted a motion to the next meeting of Colchester Council to discuss whether we should bid for city status. Here it is: Motion that:- (a) Council notes that the Government is requesting bids for city status to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. City status merely confers upon a place the right to […]

Have your say on city status

Working with destination Colchester, the Council is running an online consultation to find out what people’s views are about applying for city status. So, whatever your opinion, why not click here and let us know what you think?

Should Colchester become a city?

As you may have heard, the question of whether Colchester should apply for status has come up again. The Department for Culture has announced that there’ll be another competition for city status in 2012 to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Colchester applied for city status in the 2000 and 2002 competitions, but was unsuccessful […]