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New mural celebrates Colchester’s history

The first mural in St Mary’s Car Park has been unveiled. It celebrates the Trinovantes and Boadicea.

The artist (who does not wish to be named) gave their time for free. It took 23-weeks to complete as they worked evenings and weekends.

Take a look at the video here or read more about these unique works of art here.

FREE Get Online Week events to boost digital skills

Next week it’s Get Online Week, and if you or someone you know would like help going online, setting up email and social media accounts or a device, come along to one of our FREE events taking place all week.

No question is too small, and you can even bring along your own device too. To find out more about the events taking place and the support available, please visit our website.

Join in fun Halloween activities at
High Woods Country Park – if you dare!

If you’re batty about brooms, partial to pumpkin or have no fear meeting hidden Halloween characters on a spooky woodland trail, then you’ll certainly find something to excite you at High Woods Country Park this October half term.

Make your own ‘witches’ broom from woodland poles and twigs discovered on an autumnal ramble through the park’s native woodlands. Enjoy the amazing taste of pumpkins at The Halloween Pumpkin Event or dress up in your favourite Halloween costume and explore the spooky woodland trail to find the hidden Halloween characters.

To buy tickets, call 01206 282920 or visit Hollytrees Museum. Find out more about these and other great events on offer at High Woods Country Park this autumn, here.

Spooky Fun with Colchester Museums

Colchester Museums have a whole host of fun activities this October half term – from the super spooky, to the frighteningly fascinating! Play super detective Sherlock Bones and unlock clues to the past through bones at Colchester Castle.

Head to the Natural History Museum for rib-tickling storytelling sessions or craft your own ghoulish spooky skull at Hollytrees Museum. Sessions need to be booked in advance, find out more at

Choose the simple, safe payment option for Council Tax

Looking for a simple, safe, secure way to pay your Council Tax? Switch to Direct Debit, it’s a great, hassle free way to spread the cost.

Once you’ve registered, your payments will take place automatically, so bills are never forgotten. Changes cannot be made without you knowing either. 

Complete the quick sign up today

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