MCC Temporary Opening Hours

Community Council office temporary opening hours between Monday 19th June and Friday 30th June 2017


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Open 8am – 11.30am

Closed on Thursday


If your enquiry is urgent please contact one of the Councillors (details on

Colchester Borough Council Local Plan Consultation


Colchester Borough Council has published the Draft Publication Local Plan.

It is subject to a six week period of public consultation running from Friday 16 June 2017 until Friday 11th August  2017.

The new Plan will set out the strategy for the growth of the Borough up to 2033 and beyond, including the type, location, quantity and timing of new development. The new Local Plan will set out the Council’s ideas for the long term aims and aspirations of the Borough taking into account national guidance and evidence. It will include policies and land allocations that help to deliver them.

You can use our online consultation system to make representations during the Local Plan public consultation at the website Further information on using the online consultation system and making representations will be available on the consultation website.

For information about making representations in other ways contact us on 01206 282473/282476/282975 or via E-mail –

Hard copies of the Plan and related information are available at Colchester Central Library during normal opening hours.

For further information on the Local Plan consultation, please click on the links below.

52774 Local Plan Leaflet 2017 Final

Final Local Plan A3 Poster 2017 (002)

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

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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Save Myland’s Green Spaces

As part of the Northern Gateway Project Colchester Borough Council plan to move Colchester Rugby Club to a new site and utilise the Mill Road Sports Ground to build yet more housing. We at Myland Community Council (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.

Join us and express your support – email your local councillors and MP, Sir Bob Russell, asking for their support. Or write to your local newspaper.

See the campaign website
See our article in the Daily Gazette by Andrea Collitt

“The importance of green open space to a communities health and well-being is well recognised. It is key to our quality of life and for this reason retention of green open space will feature strongly in our forthcoming Neighbourhood Plan.”
Cllr Pete Hewitt, Chair MCC

A Stark Reality

Whilst Myland Community Council fully intends to play a positive and co-operative role with both Mersea Homes and Colchester Borough Council in discussions on both parties’ plans for the NGAUE aka Chesterwell Wood site, the Community Council has a duty and a desire to raise some fundamental concerns regarding the sustainability of that site.

The paper ‘A Stark Reality‘ discusses and evidences those concerns.