And so we have the pantomime of CBC Full Council [pdf] coming up once again this week. All 51 Cllr’s will gather in the Chamber on Wednesday evening for the usual ‘co-operation.’
That co-operation will be smoother if a full slate of ‘progressive alliance’ Cllr’s can attend to prop up the wafer thin majority of one.
They will need it to pass the Motion proposed by Cllr Tim Young, the Leader of the Labour Group at CBC. Read more
Here’s a lovely event for a late autumn afternoon taking place at a lovely Colchester theatre:
Martin Newell and the Hosepipe Band will be performing at the Headgate this afternoon at 2pm: Read more
A brief plug for an event at the University as part of the THINK programme:
Coming up Wednesday 31st October at 2pm is a discussion on mental health. Speakers include Denise McKenna from Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) and Harry Watkins from Chat for Charlie. Read more
A timely new exhibition opens at The Minories on Saturday morning:
War Art and Reconciliation Read more
Some decent news coming out of Colchester Arts Centre this afternoon.
Never Knowingly Understood?
This makes perfect sense to us: £499,000 of Arts Council funding.
Hurrah! Read more
Another day, another twist for the bloody Garden Villages.
Inside Housing has a decent scoop on how North Essex Garden Communities – the private company spending public money – is now looking for a partner to help prop it up.
Fancy that. Read more
And so the Annual Colchester Lecture returns to the Mercury Theatre this evening. It could be an evening of dramatic suspense when out walks… The Rt Hon John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons.
*popcorn* etc. Read more
Another day, another ‘ambitious’ bloody Garden Villages letter.
The three Councils trying to bodge through together have pooled their collective brain power.
Having been told by that nice government Inspector that the plans for the three Mega Cities planned by Colchester Borough Council, Braintree District Council and Tendring Distrcit Council were ‘unsound,’ the Big Three are back for more.
We hope that the nice government Inspector has kept his good sense of humour. Read more
The standard Chronic blog post about Firstsite should always conclude with:
“Firstsite doesn’t shout loud enough about some of the activities that take place.”
We’re concluding with the intro here and definitely declaring: Firstsite doesn’t shout loud enough… about the half term canteen lunches. Read more
There’s a couple of decent workshops coming up at Colchester Bike Kitchen at 15 Queen Street that are worth sharing. Read more