December 8 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
A ceremony has been held to mark the completion of phase one of a project to revitalise a historic part of Colchester.
The town’s Mayor and Mayoress, councillors Colin and Laura Sykes, were guests of honour at the event on Friday in the Hythe quarter, where footpaths and street furniture have been improved and signs installed to tell visitors about the area’s rich heritage.
The Town to Port project has been led by Colchester Borough Council and made possible using money from the European Regional Development Fund. Last week’s ceremony took place on the well-known Hythe Bridge, which is in the last stages of being bought back into use. The space has been split into two zones, one ‘quiet’ with seating and interpretation panels and the other an ‘active’ area which can be used for skate boarding and other activities.
Phase two of the project will focus on improving footpaths in the Hythe and the links between Colchester and Rowhedge.