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Calling all Mylanders – WE NEED YOU!!

Myland Fete – August Bank Holiday Monday
August 28th 2017, 12-4pm

We need volunteers to:

  • help organise entertainment and stalls prior to the fete;
  • help with setting up on the day or running a stall;
  • help with taking down at the end of the event;
  • donate prizes for the raffle;
  • donate prizes for the tombola.

Even an hour or two of your time would make a difference and contribute to the success of this popular event.

Or perhaps you are a potential stallholder who would like a pitch at our fete to sell your products or share information on your charity or community group?

Our aim is to make this event a fun, family afternoon with something for everybody.  This can only be achieved through the goodwill of volunteers. Many hands make light work and life more interesting!

If you are able to help please contact either myself or Katherine.  By email or

or phone on 853400.

Helen Harris

Clerk & RFO

Myland Community Council

Colchester Borough Council – Recycling & Rubbish 2017

In June 2017 CBC will be making some changes to their recycling and rubbish collections.

“We will be making some changes to our recycling and waste collections from June 2017. These changes will help us to focus on recycling more, which is something we all need to do to help preserve our environment.

These plans will reduce the impact that we have on our environment and cut down on what we put into landfill.

We know that change can sometimes be rather daunting, but we will try our best to make this as uncomplicated as possible.

These changes, which were approved by Cabinet on Tuesday 20 of December 2016, include:

  • Wheelie bins will be introduced to some areas of our Borough. More information on these areas will be available from Spring 2017.
  • Introducing fortnightly collections of black sacks.
  • Setting the maximum number of black sacks per household to three.
  • We will no longer provide a delivery of free black sacks every year.
  • Food waste will still be collected every week.
  • Free clear bags will be delivered and remain available from your local collection point.
  • White garden bags will be free from June 2017.
  • We encourage the use of a second green box so that glass and cans can be separated, which is available to pick up now from your local stockists.

Other recycling collections will remain unchanged. Please carry on using the recycling containers you already have for paper, plastics, cans, glass, textiles, food and green waste.

If you live in a flat and have a communal area from which your rubbish and recycling is collected then these changes will not affect you.

Until June 2017, when the changes will be introduced, please put your rubbish and recycling out as normal.”


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Village Green for Myland

Residents of Myland Community will be aware of the Northern Gateway Project which intends to create a sporting and leisure hub in North Colchester. Myland Community Council has been working with both our colleagues in Colchester Borough Planning and the developers to ensure that what is delivered is right for Myland. The project consists of two sections. The Northern part will consist of a new Sports Stadium located on the north side of the A.12 trunk road. The Southern section will extend from United Way to Axial Way and Mill Road. It is envisaged that the current users of Mill Road Sports Field will be relocated to the new stadium with the exception of the cricketers who will re locate to Mile End Recreation Ground, Ford’s Lane. The northwest part of the southern section will house a new multiplex cinema and restaurants. All of this is, of course, subject to planning permission.

North Colchester has sustained much new home builds and Myland Community Council welcomes this project and views it as giving something back to our community. One area we are particularly pleased with is the Village Green.

Myland Community Council has campaigned for some time now for the retention of a good part of the Mill Road Sports Field as a Village Green. In this we have had the full support of Councillor Gerard Oxford and his colleagues in Highwoods Ward as well as the Myland Ward Councillors. We are pleased to say that via the Myland & Braiswick Neighbourhood Plan, adopted by Colchester Borough Council December 2016, we have a guarantee of a minimum of 4.5 hectares (about 12 acres) set aside for a Village Green.

The Village Green will integrate with the rest of the Southern section but exactly how is still being planned. The addition of the Village Green open space at Myland’s eastern boundary and the improvements planned for Ford’s Lane on the western side will mean valued green space is retained for the benefit of our community. As always the views of our residents are important and we welcome your comments.

Cllr John Stewart

Chairman Myland Community Council

Best Foot Forward – Social Walks

Best Foot Forward

Be active this winter and join one of these FREE led walks to socialise, exercise and discover local routes and shortcuts!

Thursdays 10.30am

Meet at the Bricklayers (1st part suitable for buggies)

3 mile walk in two sections. Mainly footpaths.

http://Bricklayers Health Walk

Saturdays 9.30am

Meet at the Dog & Pheasant

4 mile walk. Mix of urban and footpaths

http://Dog & Pheasant Health Walk

For more information on Best Foot Forward follow the link below:

Chesterwell Development – 23.8.16

MCC held a meeting with Mersea Homes and Colchester Borough Council on Monday 22nd August.


Work has started on the A134 to replace faulty manhole covers. There will be Stop/Go signs and work will continue for approximately two weeks.

Final work on landscaping at the Nayland Road end of Fords Lane should take place during week commencing 22 August.

More work is scheduled over coming months to manage the Fords Lane hedgerow to thicken it up, add to hedgerow and manage wildflower areas by mowing and re-generating. Final product will take a little time to achieved.  

Vehicles parking on the grass triangle area at Fords Lane/Nayland Road is unacceptable. Some unobtrusive but effective barrier needs installing. This will be pursued.

Mersea Homes are discussing with Essex Highways some parking issues in Fords Lane following the extension of yellow lines in Fords Lane.

The necessary wheel washing equipment is installed on the Countryside Development site and effective use of it will be monitored.

Provision of broadband on Chesterwell will be either ‘super fast’ or ‘ultra fast’ service depending on BT Open Reach connectivity solutions.

The grass area in front of flats on the old A134 will be managed by Breheny and then by the site management company.

Projected trigger points for considering schools and neighbourhood centre sites is late 2018.

Footpath routes through the north of the site to enable links to other areas of Myland are agreed in principle. 

Cllr Pete Hewitt



A Village Green for Myland?

As part of the Northern Gateway Project, Colchester Borough Council plan to move Colchester Rugby Club to a new site and utilise Mill Road Sports Ground to build housing which will part fund the move. MCC want to preserve all our green space and we are therefore proposing to apply for “Village Green” status to protect the sports ground. We want to preserve this essential local green space for our community to enjoy.

For more information

Clear Recycling Bags

The Community Council office now holds a stock of clear recycling bags for residents. You can collect them between 8am and 1pm, Monday to Friday, or ring the office on 01206 853400 to check when the office is staffed.