And so that nice government Inspector has once again written to the three North Essex Authorities (NEA) still keen on pushing ahead with the ‘unsound’ Bloody Garden Villages.
Roger Clews appears to be a very patient man. He needs to be given the blind optimism of CBC, Tendring, and Braintree District Councils.
His latest letter made public on Friday is in response to the Carry on Regardless approach being pursued. Read more
A brief plug for the first resident Christmas Market taking place at 37 Queen Street on Saturday.
This is an opportunity for residents to showcase their work, and for non-residents to have a shifty around the redeveloped old Cop Shop. Read more
Pack a CBC Cabinet agenda [pdf] with the A-Z of current issues in Sunny Colch and don’t be surprised if The Chronic loses interest before the toilet break.
And so the November Cabinet meeting in the Grand Jury Room on Wednesday evening kept out attention for the first three hours.
With a school day the next morning we made the strategic move of buggering off back to ‘fashionable Hackney.’ Read more
We’ve taken another shifty at the CBC Cabinet proposals to gift North Essex Garden Communities a further £100,000 of public money at the meeting on Wednesday evening.
And whaddya know?
The ‘apolitical’ Officer’s report [pdf] is about as sound as the officially ‘unsound’ bloody Garden Villages plans that were rejected by the government Inspector back in July.
Fancy that. Read more
It’s coming round to that time of year once again when attention turns to BUDGETS at the Town Hall.
And so on the agenda [pdf] for the CBC Cabinet meeting for 21st November we have:
2019/20 Revenue Budget, Fees and Charges and Financial Reserves Read more
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