Major change is no longer just down to 'the Council' or 'the Police'. Councils work with a huge range of agencies, private and third sector companies to create the kinds of places where people want to invest their time, funds and energies.
Who 'we' are
You may be wondering who 'we' are. People today expect more from their urban centres: space, safe streets, interesting spaces, and efficient traffic systems which together improve the quality of life.
Colchester Borough Council and Essex County Council have a role to understand the impact of proposed developments. They work with all these parties to coordinate the work and maximise the benefits for local people.
We' are a growing collection of organisations who are working to invest in, improve and prepare Colchester for the future.
There will be other events, publicity and the better town centre website will be updated frequently.
This is just the start ...
Major projects like this take years to develop and eventually take place. Though work has been taking place for many years on some of these nine projects, this is just the beginning of trying to bring them all together under one town centre improvement programme - into one jigsaw.