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DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING

The Parish Council are planning to arrange some FREE training for Fingringhoe residents to use the defibrillator.  The training will be at the village hall in the evening. If you are interested, please contract Petra, Parish Clerk on fingringhoeparishc@outlook.com

 

CHURCH GREEN TRUST VACANCY AND OPEN HOUSE

Accommodation available at Church Green Trust and ‘Open House’

Fingringhoe Church Green Trust  is a local registered charity, providing low cost, ‘independent living’ housing to the elderly as well as community facilities to our village. 

As part of its 5-year development plan, the trust has developed and is now making available two new one bed self- contained independent living properties for older people. 

Each property consists of a living room, kitchen (one being open plan), one bedroom and bathroom and is suitable for a single person aged 60 and over. Priority will be given to current or former Fingringhoe residents. Residents from surrounding villages or with other links to Fingringhoe will also be considered.

For further information and an application form please contact Kate Allsopp (Secretary) on 07521136653 or email secretary.cgt@gmail.com. The closing date for applications – 9 February 2024

 

Open House – Sunday 4 February from 11am to 1pm

The Trust is holding an ‘Open House’ to show the two new properties currently available on Sunday 4 February between 11am and 1pm. If you are interested in applying for these properties, or interested in what the Trust does and the facilities it provides, please come along to have a look.

The Trust is looking for new Trustee’s or ‘Friends of Church Green’ to help run this local charity. If you would like to get involved please contact Kate using the details above.

 

HAVE YOUR SAY DATES

For dates and details of the Colchester City Council meetings click here

 

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO GARDEN WASTE COLLECTIONS 2024

For details of the changes and new charges for garden waste, click on the link below.

https://www.colchester.gov.uk/recycling-and-rubbish/2024-garden-waste-collection/

 

NOTICE OF ELECTIONS

Notice of election - Colchester City   

Statement of Persons Nominated - Mersea & Pyfleet Ward

 

20's PLENTY SPEED LIMIT SURVEY RESULTS

Please take a look at the survey results under the 20's Plenty banner on the home page.

 

FOOT FERRY

The foot ferry will start operating again from April 7th 2023.  For more information look under Local Information, Living, Foot Ferry. 

 

BUS FARE INCREASES FROM APRIL 2023

                                                                               Bus fare increases

 

NEW RECYCLING CENTRE BOOKING SYSTEM FROM 13 MARCH 2023

From Monday 13th March 2023, residents visiting Essex County Council (ECC) recycling centres will need to book in advance. A booking system will be trialled for all vehicles visiting ECC recycling centres to help manage waiting times, reduce congestion, and improve the customer experience. The booking process has already been trialled for all vehicles using Rayleigh Recycling Centre, and also for large vehicles using the nine van-friendly sites. Both trials have been effective in smoothing the pattern of demand across operating hours and reducing queues and congestion both in and around the sites. Residents will be able to book their slots in advance from Monday 27th February. Site users visiting by foot do not need to book a slot. Blue Badge holders do not need to book a slot. For more information and how to book a slot please click here

 

FINGRINGHOE HISTORICAL RECORDS DATABASE

In order to make this material more easily accessible to anyone interested in the history of Fingringhoe, the archive has recently been catalogued on computer.  Each of over 6,000 items has been numbered, described briefly and scanned or photographed. This database is searchable to make it easier to find items. These files will continue be updated from time to time to include newly-gathered material. This database record is also now freely available via a digital memory stick which can be loaned from the Recorders (with just a small returnable deposit) to anyone who wishes to review the records.

The recorders are also keen to secure more village records that villagers may have in their personal possession that the Recorders can copy for the archive and store for the benefit of the village.

If you would like to loan a memory stick, have any records that you think may be of interest or might like to join the Recorders please speak to any of the current members (Lyn Rodley, Malcolm and  Judy Kimmance, Ann Bagley, Dave Burnand, Malcolm Hawksby, Gill Williams or Ian Law) or contact the group by email (fingringhoerecorders@gmail.com).

 

CITY STATUS YEAR OF CELEBRATIONS

Throughout 2023 there will be an exciting programme of events taking place across the city centre and surrounding towns and villages, enabling residents, visitors and businesses to come together to celebrate becoming a city once more.

You can discover the full programme of events taking place on the Visit Colchester website, please note events are being added throughout the year so please check back regularly: visitcolchester.com/whats-on/year-of-celebration

We’ll also want you to celebrate:

  • All the great things we have in Colchester
  • Celebrate the opportunity City Status brings
  • Support businesses to recover and thrive
  • Attracting new investment to Colchester
  • Attracting more visitors to Colchester
  • Engagement with young people
  • Being proud of Colchester!

What’s actually happening….

  • Throughout 2023 there is an exciting programme of events taking place across the city centre and surrounding towns and villages, enabling residents, visitors and businesses to come together to celebrate becoming a city once more. You can discover the full programme of events taking place on the Visit Colchester website, please note events are being added throughout the year so please check back regularly: visitcolchester.com/whats-on/year-of-celebration
  • Key organisations and partnerships are coming together to form a collaborative approach to Marketing Colchester, an exciting opportunity to join up skills, resources, and our marketing reach.
  • The Business Improvement District for the City Centre have launched videos and a campaign to celebrate our city centre attractions and businesses.
  • The Year of Celebration will be a chance to celebrate in our communities and thank our volunteers who give so much.
  • The City Council is also looking to update our Town of Sanctuary Status to that of a City and we hope to gain Compassionate City status in recognition of the fact that we are one, giving refuge to so many in recent years.
  • The programme of events and activities will grow. Many businesses and community groups starting to share ideas from village celebrations through to Colchester Cities very own musical composition from Roman River. No permissions are needed, all are welcome and needed and to help our talented Communications and Marketing team have developed a Toolkit of visual marketing aides so we can all get involved and help spread the word….

The city council communications team can support you further by creating a bespoke stamp or resizing artwork for specific uses. Get in contact at communications@colchester.gov.uk

Get involved on social media by using the hashtag #TheCityOfColchester.

Please do tag in @EnjoyColchester on Facebook, @YourColchester on Twitter and @ColchesterCityCouncil on Instagram and we’ll like and share your post.

If you would like more information or talk to a member of the team, please contact Lucie Breadman, Strategic Director at Colchester City Council at lucie.breadman@colchester.gov.uk.

Thank you again for your support.

Get ready to celebrate The City of Colchester!

 

 

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