It’s a busy old agenda when the Cabinet at Colchester Borough Council next meets at the Town Hall on 21st November.
We will try and break down some of the agenda [pdf] items into single blog posts.
Colchester Chronicle: reading the most boring documents in #localgov so you don’t have to. Read more
Why bash out two blog posts when you can condense them into one?
If we’re lucky we’ll shoehorn a third story in here as well.
It’s all about Essex County Council devolution, innit. Read more
Another day, another propaganda piece about the bloody Garden Villages.
Rome Colchester wasn’t built in a day etc; but if building the bloody Garden Villages was as easy as putting pen to paper then the MEGA CITIES would already be upon us.
And so for your reading this morning we have another signed letter from the BIG THREE Leaders at Tendring, Braintree and Essex County Council. Read more
One way or pricking up the ears The Chronic is to start your press release by declaring:
“Tamasin Cave from Spinwatch will speak about corrupt relationships within UK politics and how lobbying more generally corrupts democracy.”
This is part of the THINK programme – a series of public lectures that take place at the University of Essex. Read more
It’s World Kindness Day on Tuesday. Much like Valentine’s Day, it seems odd that one day of the year is put aside to show your special feelings.
But it’s there, and Essex University is embracing the event on Tuesday 13th November. Read more
The Colchester Magic Community Bus is looking for support to help transform a double decker into a vehicle to deliver art.
Any project that contains the words Colchester, Magic and Community gets our support. Read more
This is a blog post we shouldn’t have to be writing: Ten years on and Colchester Foodbank is preparing to cope with another winter of hardship.
Having first set up in 2008, the local Foodbank is the busiest in Essex. This is a statistic that is nothing to be proud of. Read more
We touched on this over the weekend: the University of Essex is part of a national month long Festival of Social Science.
Calling it a festival may be slightly over optimistic.
A celebration might be a better fit. Read more
The bloody Garden Villages: they won’t go away.
And so another week, another tit-for-tat letter writing exercise.
It’s all about trying to get that nice government Inspector on board after his *ahem* letter last June that showed that the plans were officially ‘unsound.’ Read more
Like festivals? LOVE social science?
It’s not all about BIG DATA, you know.
Hurrah then for the University of Essex which is staging a Festival of Social Science on campus and around the town over the coming month. Read more