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Waste survey for Colchester

Colchester Council is currently running a consultation to look at potential improvements you may wish to see made to the current waste and recycling collections across Colchester. In order to respond to the survey online please use the link below:

www.colchester.gov.uk/recyclingsurvey

Dominic Graham said “I urge all residents to visit the website and take part in this survey, to ensure we can help shape the future service to be even more effective”.

Northern Gateway update

Thank you to those residents who managed to attend the Northern Gateway drop in sessions last week. The feedback from residents has been very positive and there is a buzz about this future destination for Colchester.

Once the initial detailed planning application is  submitted before March 20th  it will include 11 restaurants, a state of the art Cineworld, 80 bedroom hotel, 750 car parking spaces, 3 large leisure units (with suggested uses for rock climbing and wind tunnel experience amongst others) impressive landscaping and engaging play facilities for children being amongst some of the facilities.

For those who couldn’t attend we have included a link to the details shown at the drop in sessions. The link is below.

www.northerngatewayleisure.co.uk

Martin Goss, Dominic Graham, Phil Coleman & Anne Turrell

Bus timetable for new 77 service to Braiswick Park

Since December 21st a new 77 route has been funded by Essex County Council which is run by Panther Travel.

This route calls on the New Braiswick Park development and Bergholt Road area around 5 times a day. The drop off and pick-up times very much coincide with the Braiswick Academy start and end of school times.

To view the timetable please click on the PDF.

Martin Goss, Dominic Graham, Phil Coleman and Anne Turrell

77-77a-timetable-from-21.12.2015-Panther-Travel

Flexible rail ticket petition

Dear Neighbour,

A significant number of residents in Mile End commute to work by train. Of these people, a great many work part-time or variable hours. Many with families now work flexibly allowing them to juggle work with childcare arrangements.

However, at the moment flexible workers must buy expensive one-off tickets, or season tickets which they then waste on the days they don’t work or travel. Your local Liberal Democrat team in Mile End want to change this out-of-date system.

If you agree with us, please sign our petition today

http://www.colchesterliberaldemocrats.org.uk/flexible_season_ticket_petition

We want to help commuters and families by getting the rail franchise holder (currently Abellio Greater Anglia) to introduce Flexible Season Tickets. These tickets would give you the option to either pay only for the days on which you travel or to share your ticket with someone else.

The franchise is up for renewal this year, so there’s never been a better time to make you voice heard. Click here to sign our petition today.

Best wishes

Anne Turrell, Dominic Graham, Martin Goss and Ciarán McGonagle

Mile End Lib Dems