Browsing articles from "November, 2013"
Nov 28, 2013
emilyharrup

Public consultation for local bus services

Essex County Council (ECC) is currently holding a public consultation on the bus services they provide. Although these represent only about 15% of the total routes, it is important that you get involved and have your say.

What the consultation aims to do is get the public’s views on the services they run- which ones are the most important to you and why? This comes as the result of a need to reduce the expenditure and focus it in areas where it’s truly needed.

If you would like to read further on this and to contribute with your opinion, follow the link below (please note the consultation ends 9th December 2013):

ECC Bus Review

Nov 27, 2013
emilyharrup

NQE Business Awards 2013

We are excited to announce that we are judging one of the categories for the Colchester Business Awards 2013:  this year is the Environmental Awareness one.

We have joined forces with Zero Above and Essex County Council (ECC) and together have interviewed a total of nine finalists. For me, it was a great pleasure to meet all the candidates and I am sure my colleagues felt the same- it is just amazing to see the effort and dedication put in by everyone.

It is even more impressive what has been achieved considering the nature of the category we are judging- environmental awareness can sometimes come second place in the face of other factors. So I think our finalists set a great example that everyone should stop for a second and have a look at.

If it was for me, I would have given everyone an award! But it is a competition and so we had to make a decision in the end. It probably all sounds very cryptic as the winners will be announced on the evening of the awards- 29th November at the Charter Hall. Until then, we’ll keep the secret! I promise to come back and write an update after the event though for those of you who are curious to know more…

What’s coming up?

5 - 19 May Colchester Walking Challenge

10 - 25 June Colchester Cycle Challenge

(10 - 17 June National Bike Week)

14 June CTPC members meeting

15 June National Clean Air Day

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