Following two further traveller incursions in Mile End,
Cllr Coleman requested all potential sites be made secure
and asked the portfolio holder to look at additional measures.
This could include a borough wide ban as in Harlow or a transit site to
stop other sites being used with subsequent issues.
As trespass is not a criminal offence but a civil one the council or land
owner must apply to the court for an eviction notice. This normally
takes around 10 days.
Police can use their powers to evict if criminal behaviour is reported,
such as last summer on the rugby club site.
We will continue to push for a long term strategy to stop such
The Northern Gateway development is nearby and in Mile End,
but despite recent consultations and displays it still seems confusing!
Cllr and PE teacher Phil Coleman has been tracking
developments. Over the A12, near the BP garage and park and ride
will be a fantastic top quality state of the art sports
development available by the end of this year.
Included will be a new sports hall with coffee shop, outdoor cycling
track, new facilities for archery, classrooms for coaching and a new
clubhouse with two full size floodlit all weather pitches and grass
pitches for rugby.
Please contact the team if you have any further questions.
Cllr Phil Coleman
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.
Martin Goss, Dominic Graham, Phil Coleman & Anne Turrell