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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
NOTICE OF ELECTIONS
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.
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
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 (email@example.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:
What’s actually happening….
The city council communications team can support you further by creating a bespoke stamp or resizing artwork for specific uses. Get in contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
Thank you again for your support.
Get ready to celebrate The City of Colchester!