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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

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.

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