Monday, 30 October 2017

Friday, 20 October 2017

Braintree & Bocking Constitutional Club Vacancy Including Accommodation

Club Management Couple
Are you friendly, outgoing, well presented, and experienced in all aspects of running a bar?

We are looking for an experienced Club Steward and Stewardess for our small private members’ club.  In addition to interacting with Club members your responsibilities will include managing the cellar and bars.  There is also an exciting opportunity to develop your food sales with the catering concession that comes as part of the total package.

An unfurnished three-bedroom flat including utilities and reasonable use of the phone are also included with this opportunity.

Salary to be negotiated.

More information is available on our Club website at

Written applications, including all relevant experience should be sent to:
The Secretary, Braintree & Bocking Constitutional Club, Great House, Great Square, Braintree, CM7 1TY

or by e-mail to

Great Deals on Honda during Blue Light Weekend Event 4th-5th November

What's on Half Term

Sat- Park Run Castle Park. A 5km timed run 9am, free to take part but need to register before run first run.

Sat- Free Family Saturdays at Firstsite 11am-1pm & 2-4pm.

Sat- From Camulodunum to Colchester guided walking tour from Colchester Visitor Centre 11am, fee payable.

Sat- Fright Night at Colchester Zoo, open until 9,30pm.

Sat- Wivenhoe Farmers Market, High Street Wivenhoe 9.30am-12.30pm.

Sat & all week- Kids Club at Colchester Odeon 10am & 10.30am. This week’s screenings are “Despicable Me 3” & “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”.

Sun- Sunday Stroll at High Woods Country Park 11-12 midday, free.

Mon- Fri- Half Term Halloween at the East Anglian Railway Museum 10am-4pm, fee payable.

Wed- Awesome Autumn Adventure at High Woods Country Park 10-12 midday, fee payable & booking required.

Thur- Halloween Lanterns at Hollytrees Museum, various sessions, booking required.

Thur- Museums Night at Colchester Castle. Visit the Castle after hours 6-9pm, fee payable & booking required.

Fri- Friday Health Walk at High Woods Country Park, 11-12 midday free.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

World Famous Oktoberfest here in Colchester


Colchester is set for a weekend of traditional Bavarian entertainment and food and drink. Celebrating Germany's world-famous beer festival, Oktoberfest arrives in Castle Park for the very first time from 27-28 October. All the action will take place inside one of Europe's largest touring beer tents to ensure a true Bavarian style is had by all. Find out more and book your tickets here

Make your own Halloween Lanterns at Hollytrees Museum Thursday 26th October

Click here for more info

Doomsday Colchester's Brand New Scream Park Friday 13th - Tuesday 31st October


Prepare to be scared this Halloween as Colchester's first Scream Park is coming to Castle Park. Featuring three themed mazes, a free Gloomsday family festival and Doomsday Feast plus extra attraction THE VERDICT which is designed to push you towards fear as you have never known! For more information and to book tickets click here.

Shriek Week at Colchester Zoo

Shriek Week 2017

Spooky Halloween Festival at Old MacDonald's Farm

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Fright Nights at Colchester Zoo

Fright Nights 2017

Half Term Activities at Fenwicks Colchester

Half Term Family Activities at Firstsite

Join us at Frirstite for free family art activities throughout the school half-term holiday
Explore symmetry, shape and scale with art
Available all week Sunday 28 May to Sunday 4 June, 10am – 5pm
Join students from Colchester Institute’s Interactive Media and Games course to be one of the first to play their new computer game entitled ‘Eliza’.
Discover a twisted world where secrets hide behind every corner in this 3D Puzzle-Solving Platformer, and help Eliza find the truth about her parents’ deaths with her companions Marbles the Cat, The Shadowman and Gregory Gills.
Drop in to play from Wednesday 31 May to Sunday 4 June, 10am – 5pm
All activities are free, No need to book, stay for as long as you like.
Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Please consider making a donation for these free events. Firstsite is a registered charity and your support helps us with everything we do.

Kids go free at The View From The Shard

Kids go free at The View From The Shard

During the October half-term, between Sat 21 Oct and Sun 29 Oct, each paying adult to The View from The Shard can take up to two kids free of charge.
See The View From The Shard for the full details.

Colchester Garrison Youth Club Half Term Activities 2017- Bookings will be taken 16-20 October during Youth Club Sessions

Pick your Pumpkin at Pumpkin Patch

Dinosaur World at the Mercury Theatre 23rd & 24th October

Dinosaur World
A brand new dino-mite adventure!
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new for show all the family (ages 3+).
Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a TriceratopsGiraffatitan and Segnosaurus, to name a few!
Book now for this entertaining and mind-expanding jurassic adventure, live on stage!

School Crossing Patrol Officer Vacancies

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Are you looking to represent your community? Essex County Council are currently recruiting for a School Crossing Patrol Officer on Layer Road and Baronswood Way to ensure the safety of children and others waiting to cross the road. If you think you could help or know someone who may be interested, please call the School Crossing Patrol Service on 03330 139788 or email your details to

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Latest Colchester Borough Council Vacancies

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Colchester Council is an ambitious and exciting place to work. If you're interested in joining our team of motivated employees, and making a difference to people's lives across the borough, you'll find everything you need on our website

Current Vacancies

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All current vacancies can be found on our website here, they include:
  • Multi-trade Field Operative (carpentry bias)
  • Aqua Springs Assistant, Leisure World
  • Leisure Officer, Leisure World
  • Call Centre Advisor
  • Vacancies for Colchester Amphora Trading
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    Health Visitor Contact Number - NEW TEMPORARY NUMBER

    If you live in Colchester SFA and have a child under 5 then the contact number for your Health Visitor is 07789868113

    St Nicholas Pre-school and Nursery Job Vacancy

    Early Years Practitioner – Maternity Cover to start in January 2018 date to be confirmed.
    Qualification: Early Years Level 3 or above required
    Pay - £7.75 per hour
    Hours – Monday to Friday, term time only –  08.45am to 3.45pm would consider 2 practitioners with one working 08.45am to 12.10pm and one working 12.15pm to 3.45pm. The opportunity to do administrative work such as planning is on a Monday and Wednesday evening – 3.45pm – 5.30pm.
    Experience Required

    Ideas For Days Out With The Kids


    Thursday, 5 October 2017

    Creffield Medical Group Receptionist Vacancy

    Creffield Medical Group – Colchester
    Receptionist Vacancy
    Creffield Medical Group is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic receptionist to join our busy but well established team to cover maternity leave at our North Hill Surgery.
    Applicants should have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills with a positive approach and are able to work on their own initiative and multi task.  Previous healthcare or customer service experience would be an advantage.
    You must be flexible and willing to work morning and afternoon hours, and holiday and sickness cover is essential.
    Apply in writing with your CV to: Rebecca Piper, North Hill Medical Group, 21 Nunns Road, Colchester, CO1 1EJ or e-mail:
    01206 578070

    Closing Date for applications 26th October 2017

    Nayland Surgery P/T Dispensary Assistant Vacancy

    Creffield Medical Group
    Part-Time Dispensary Assistant / Relief Dispenser
    Creffield Medical Group is looking for a Dispensary Assistant to join our team at Nayland Surgery.
    Applicants should have good communication, organisational & IT skills and be able to assist in the provision of effective dispensing to our patients.
    Dispensing NVQ Level 2 is required.  Previous Experience in GP Dispensary/ Retail Pharmacy preferred.
    Applicants must be flexible and willing to work morning and afternoon hours and will be required to provide cover for holiday and sickness.
    Closing Date: 26th October 2017
    Apply in writing with CV to:

    Rebecca Piper, North Hill Medical Group, 21 Nunns Road, Colchester, CO1 1EJ or e-mail: 

    Creffield Medical Group Vacancy

    Full- or Part-time considered
    Creffield Medical Group is looking for an experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioner, to join a warm, friendly, supportive working environment across 4 sites.
    The nursing team provides an extensive range of high quality services to our practice population of approximately 31,000patients.  It is made up of ANPs, nurse practitioners, practice nurses and HCAs.
    The nursing team have regular monthly meetings, including monthly educational meetings with the whole clinical team.  We support learning and personal development where sensitive to the needs of the business.
    This role will entail:
    ·         Working autonomously within daily Duty team, including GP and ANPs, ensuring efficient same-day access
    ·         Telephone triage
    ·         Assess, diagnose and treat minor illness and ailments
    ·         Assess, diagnose and treat acutely unwell patients of all ages
    ·         Providing continuing care for patients with Chronic diseases
    ·         Undertake triaged home visits
    General Practice, Walk in Centre, OOH or A&E experience essential

    For further information and to apply please send your CV and a covering letter to Rebecca Piper, HR Manager, Creffield Medical Group, 21 Nunns Road, Colchester, CO1 1EJ or email

    Colchester Rugby Football Firework Display Sunday 5th November

    Wednesday, 4 October 2017

    Parent & Toddler Art Club at First Site Colchester

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    Parent and Toddler

    Art Club

    Every second Thursday of the month
    12 October 2017 10am - 11am
    9 November 2017 10am - 11am
    14 December 2017 10am - 11am
    11 January 2018 10am - 11am
    £2.50 for additional children

    Santa's Grotto at Colchester Castle 16th-23rd December


    The Castle's ancient Lucas Vaults will once again be transformed into a magical grotto, where families can visit Santa, take in the decorated surroundings and receive a gift from the man himself!
    Spaces are limited for this magical event. Click here for more information and to discover our special festive deals!

    Colchester Castle Firework Spectacular


    Get your tickets early for this year's firework spectacular by King Coel's Kittens taking place in Castle Park on Saturday 4 November. The gates will be open from 6pm with entertainment leading up to the main event at 7pm. Tickets can be bought from the Visitor Information Centre. Find out more here

    Friday, 22 September 2017

    The Magic of Christmas at Colchester Zoo

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    The UK Sepsis Trust is on a Mission to Mend Sepsis

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    SEPSIS is when the body’s response to infection injures its own tissues and organs.
    Sepsis is a life-threatening condition arising when the body' abnormal, or 'dysregulated', immune response to an infection causes organs to begin to fail.

    Sepsis can be triggered by any infection, but most commonly occurs in response to bacterial infections of the lungs, urinary tract, abdominal organs or skin and soft tissues.

    Caught early, outcomes are excellent. Left unchecked, the patient is likely to spiral to multi-organ failure, septic shock and death.


    People lose their lives to SEPSIS every year.

    Thursday, 21 September 2017

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    Wednesday, 13 September 2017

    Working for Colchester Borough Council

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    Colchester Council is an ambitious and exciting place to work. If you're interested in joining our team of motivated employees, and making a difference to people's lives across the borough, you'll find everything you need on our website

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    Blue Peter Badge - free entry into over 200 attractions

    A Blue Peter badge is a special award given to Blue Peter viewers and fans. Badge owners can gain free entry into over 200 Blue Peter Badge Attractions around the country, like theme parks, zoos and castles. Amongst them - Africa Alive!, Banham Zoo, Diggerland, ... 

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