Tag Archives: town centre

Colchester High Street

I’ve received the following press release from Colchester Borough Council and Essex County Council, which I’m quoting in full here. UPDATE ON TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDERS FOR COLCHESTER HIGH STREET A way forward has been reached on the implementation of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) to improve Colchester Town Centre. Following a thorough review of the responses […]

Thoughts on the night-time economy, in Colchester and elsewhere

I spent several cold hours out in Colchester last Saturday night as part of the Castle Ward night of action. Since I’ve been a councillor, I’ve been out in the town centre on Friday and Saturday nights several times to see what happens there, and I know that the issue of the night-time economy is […]

Town Centre consultations

Just a quick post to let you know about two consultations going on in Colchester this week. First, some of the Better Town Centre ideas – including the creation of a car-free High Street – are on display this week. They’re in a shop in Red Lion Yard during this week, and will also be […]

The Hidden Kiosks

Just a little plug for the Hidden Kiosks, a project that Colchester Council is running with the help of the Creative Co-Op and 15 Queen Street to provide an opportunity for new businesses and to brighten up a bit of the town centre. Put simply, we’re offering people the chance to operate from the two […]

Town Centre reminder

Just a quick reminder to anyone who’s seen this Colchester Gazette story on the ideas for Colchester Town Centre. The plans, and other Town Centre issues, are being discussed at tonight’s meeting of the Council’s Policy Review and Development Panel, which starts at 6pm in the Grand Jury Room of the Town Hall. I’ll try […]

Colchester Town Centre

Those of you with an interest in Colchester Town Centre may be interested to know that it will be the main topic of discussion at the next Policy Review and Development Panel meeting on Wednesday 23rd September. We’ll be discussing the Council’s public realm strategy, a draft lighting strategy for the town centre, and some […]

November is the busiest month

Had a Policy Review and Development Panel meeting tonight, which is a Council committee I quite like being on as it tends to achieve things – even if they are small – and the meetings don’t drag on for hours. More information on everything we discussed here, if you’re interested, including our rather lengthy Tree […]