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Colchester Tourist Information Centre
Hollytrees Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, CO1 1UG

Tel. (01206) 282920

Colchester General Hospital
Turner Road, Colchester CO4 5JL.
Tel. (01206) 747474

Colchester Police Station
Butt Road, Colchester CO3 3BU.
Tel. (01206) 762212

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Colchester Central Library
Trinity Square, Colchester CO1 1JB.
Tel. (01206) 245900

Colchester Record Office
Stanwell House, Stanwell Street, CO2 7DL
Records of Births, Deaths & Marriages.
Tel. (01206) 572099

Population.
Colchester Borough, which covers approximately 125 Square Miles from Dedham Vale in the North to the Colne Estuary in the South, is estimated to be home to over 150,000 people. The population of the town itself is estimated at around 100,000.

Currency
Pounds Sterling & Pence (1 = 100 pence)
Denomination of notes 50, 20, 10, 5
Denomination of coins 2, 1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p

Imperial to Metric conversions
1 Mile = 1.6093 Kilometres
1 Gallon = 4.5461 Litres
1 Pound = 0.4536 Kilograms
In the UK petrol is sold in litres, most supermarkets display and sell goods in both pounds and kilograms, road signs are in miles.

Video Camera Hire
Video cameras are available for hire from the Colchester Co-op Camera Department, 1st Floor, Long Wyre Street, Tel (01206) 761555 and from Hughes Electrical, 15 High Street, Tel (01206) 573288. Subject to availability and a deposit is required on loan of the equipment.

Wireless Hotspots
There are numerous wireless hotspots where you can gain easy internet & e-mail access around Colchester. For a full list of these visit
http://www.myhotspots.co.uk/Results.aspx?Town=colchester

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Shopmobility Scheme
The Shopmobility Scheme exists to loan out manual & electric wheelchairs and scooters for shopping and leisure in central Colchester. It operates from 15 Queen Street from Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm (dedicated car parking available). Contact Shopmobility on (01206) 369099 for more details.

Local Farmers Market
A Farmers Market is held at The Colchester Colchester Arts Centre every 1st Friday of the month from 9.00am to 2.00pm. Entry is Free. This gives customers the chance to buy locally grown and reared food directly from farmers who produce it. For further information contact Andrew Wilkinson Tel: 01206 367776.

Local Newspapers
The Evening Gazette and the Essex County Standard are the main local newspapers for Colchester. The Evening Gazette is published daily Monday to Friday and the Essex County Standard is published weekly every Friday. To contact either phone (01206) 506000 - and don't forget to say where you found their details!

Websites devoted to local regions of Colchester
Highwoods.
Area situated to the North of Colchester convenient for the main Railway station and Colchester General Hospital. Also convenient access to the A12 to Ipswich and A120 to Clacton & Harwich
http://www.highwoods.co.uk

A small sample of Colchester's unique Specialist Shops

Greyfriars Book Shop
92 East Hill
Tel. (01206) 563138
Book Shop specialising in rare & secondhand books

William & Griffin
152 High Street
Tel. (01206) 571212
Colchester's award-winning independent department store

The Bear Shop
3 Sir Isaacs Walk,
Tel. (01206) 577345
A shop the sells only Teddy Bears

Colchester Dolls Houses
15 Trinity Street
Tel. (01206) 548854
Anything you want for your doll's house

Ace Comics & Magazines
64High Street
Tel. (01206) 561912
Comics, Magazines, Sci-Fi & Cult memorabilia

Iceni Militaria
39 Osbourne Street
Tel. (01206) 549781
Military uniforms, equipment and collectors memorabilia

Balloons R Us
72 Culver Street East
Tel. (01206) 545556
Balloons, party goods and novalties

Axe Music
95 High Street
Tel. (01206) 765652
Specialist Guitar and related equipment shop

Franklins
13-15 St Botolphs Street
Tel. (01206) 574758
Needlecraft, tapestry, wool and fabric suppliers

New Dawn
6 Museum Street
Tel. (01206) 768590
New Age gift shop stocking crystals, fountains, carvings, fossils etc

H. Gunton Ltd
81 Crouch Street
Tel. (01206) 572200
Local delicatessen who can supply and deliver a range of food hampers.

Tindalls Art Supplies
25 Trinity Street
Tel. (01206) 579729
For pictures, framing, art, crafts, office and drawing supplies.

The Food Company
London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester
Tel. (01206) 214000
An extensive variety of high quality fresh food, assembled under one roof.

Jack's Famous Supplies Ltd
5-6 St Nicholas Street
Tel. (01206) 572581
An amazing range of goods stocked at very competitive prices.

Sands and Son Ltd
3 Bank Passage
Tel. (01206) 573490
Specialising in leather goods, including hand bags, wallets, purses, briefcases, holdalls, luggage and travel goods.
Visit site for internet discount.

Evolution Gifts
74-76 Culver Street
Tel. (01206) 366094
Interesting & unusual Gifts, ethically traded and run on a not-for-profit basis.

Chemist Late Night Opening hours.
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Sainsburys Supermarket
Western Approach, Stanway
01206 748445
08.00 to 21.00 08.00 to 21.00 08.00 to 21.00 08.00 to 21.00 08.00 to 22.00 08.00 to 20.00 10.00 to 16.00
J E Hutt
The Square, Iceni Way
01206 576548
09.00 to 13.00
14.00 to 18.00
09.00 to 13.00
14.00 to 18.00
09.00 to 13.00
14.00 to 18.00
09.00 to 13.00
14.00 to 18.00
09.00 to 13.00
14.00 to 18.00
09.00 to 13.00 Closed
Boots
Creffield Road
01206 546399
08.30 to 12.30
13.30 to 18.30
08.30 to 12.30
13.30 to 18.30
08.30 to 12.30
13.30 to 18.30
08.30 to 12.30
13.30 to 18.30
08.30 to 12.30
13.30 to 18.30
Closed Closed
Boots
West Parade, Plume Avenue
01206 578874
08.00 to 23.00 08.00 to 23.00 08.00 to 23.00 08.00 to 23.00 08.00 to 23.00 08.00 to 23.00 09.00 to 19.00
Lloyds Pharmacy
The Commons, Prettygate
01206 575735
08.45 to 18.00 08.45 to 18.00 08.45 to 18.00 08.45 to 18.00 08.45 to 18.00 09.00 to 17.30 Closed
Boots
Tollgate Shopping Centre, Stanway
01206 766802
08.00 to 23.45 08.00 to 23.45 08.00 to 23.45 08.00 to 23.45 08.00 to 23.45 08.00 to 23.45 10.00 to 16.00
Boots
Fiveways Supermarket, Peartree Road
01206 543542
08.30 to 13.00
14.00 to 19.00
08.30 to 13.00
14.00 to 19.00
08.30 to 13.00
14.00 to 19.00
08.30 to 13.00
14.00 to 19.00
08.30 to 13.00
14.00 to 19.00
08.30 to 13.00
14.00 to 17.00
10.00 to 16.00

 

 

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