Late night shopping starts in Colchester on Wednesday

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LATE night shopping will kick off in Colchester on Wednesday night.

Department stores and independent retailers alike will stay open as late as 9.30pm for the five Wednesdays before Christmas.

Shoppers can park at Britannia, Priory Street, Vineyard Street and Napier Road car parks for only 50p after 3pm.

Michelle Reynolds, chair of Colchester’s Christmas Group, said: “We want local people to embrace the town this year, support the festive activities, and more importantly shop locally this Christmas.”

Visit www.visitcolchester.gov.uk/christmas2012 for more information.

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5:59pm Mon 19 Nov 12

roger bacon says...

Parking 50p why not make it free. What will encourage more people into Colchester town centre -50p or free. Why cannot Colchester learn from Tendring where parking is free after 10.00 am for local residents at all times of the year.

There parking is just not for christmas
Parking 50p why not make it free. What will encourage more people into Colchester town centre -50p or free. Why cannot Colchester learn from Tendring where parking is free after 10.00 am for local residents at all times of the year. There parking is just not for christmas roger bacon
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6:01pm Mon 19 Nov 12

roger bacon says...

Parking 50p why not make it free. What will encourage more people into Colchester town centre -50p or free. Why cannot Colchester learn from Tendring where parking is free after 10.00 am for local residents at all times of the year.

There parking is just not for christmas
Parking 50p why not make it free. What will encourage more people into Colchester town centre -50p or free. Why cannot Colchester learn from Tendring where parking is free after 10.00 am for local residents at all times of the year. There parking is just not for christmas roger bacon
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6:33pm Mon 19 Nov 12

PROOFREADER says...

Late night shopping in Colchester started last week on Wednesday the 14th!
Late night shopping in Colchester started last week on Wednesday the 14th! PROOFREADER
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7:08pm Mon 19 Nov 12

PROOFREADER says...

It is a pity the Gazette journalist did not look at the Visit Colchester website as suggested as it even states late night Christmas shopping is every Wednesday from the 14th November 2012.
It is a pity the Gazette journalist did not look at the Visit Colchester website as suggested as it even states late night Christmas shopping is every Wednesday from the 14th November 2012. PROOFREADER
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7:08pm Mon 19 Nov 12

PROOFREADER says...

It is a pity the Gazette journalist did not look at the Visit Colchester website as suggested as it even states late night Christmas shopping is every Wednesday from the 14th November 2012.
It is a pity the Gazette journalist did not look at the Visit Colchester website as suggested as it even states late night Christmas shopping is every Wednesday from the 14th November 2012. PROOFREADER
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10:47pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Reginald47 says...

Do some of you seriously think a nominal charge of 50p will stop people coming into Colchester? What rot!
Do some of you seriously think a nominal charge of 50p will stop people coming into Colchester? What rot! Reginald47
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8:47am Tue 20 Nov 12

friday_woods says...

Parking is for life not just for Christmas...
Parking is for life not just for Christmas... friday_woods
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11:09am Tue 20 Nov 12

Douglas Park says...

It would help if they got their links right!

Visit Colchester's Christmas page:
http://www.visitcolc
hester.com/Christmas
-in-Colchester-2012.
aspx

And the CBC Parking info:
http://www.colcheste
r.gov.uk/article/322
1/Great-value-parkin
g
It would help if they got their links right! Visit Colchester's Christmas page: http://www.visitcolc hester.com/Christmas -in-Colchester-2012. aspx And the CBC Parking info: http://www.colcheste r.gov.uk/article/322 1/Great-value-parkin g Douglas Park
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11:58am Tue 20 Nov 12

Boris says...

roger bacon wrote:
Parking 50p why not make it free. What will encourage more people into Colchester town centre -50p or free. Why cannot Colchester learn from Tendring where parking is free after 10.00 am for local residents at all times of the year.

There parking is just not for christmas
How do they identify that a car belongs to a local resident? And what does "local" mean?
[quote][p][bold]roger bacon[/bold] wrote: Parking 50p why not make it free. What will encourage more people into Colchester town centre -50p or free. Why cannot Colchester learn from Tendring where parking is free after 10.00 am for local residents at all times of the year. There parking is just not for christmas[/p][/quote]How do they identify that a car belongs to a local resident? And what does "local" mean? Boris
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1:31pm Tue 20 Nov 12

friday_woods says...

Boris wrote:
roger bacon wrote: Parking 50p why not make it free. What will encourage more people into Colchester town centre -50p or free. Why cannot Colchester learn from Tendring where parking is free after 10.00 am for local residents at all times of the year. There parking is just not for christmas
How do they identify that a car belongs to a local resident? And what does "local" mean?
Well if they are from Tendring I'm guessing the cars would be quite old and run down?
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roger bacon[/bold] wrote: Parking 50p why not make it free. What will encourage more people into Colchester town centre -50p or free. Why cannot Colchester learn from Tendring where parking is free after 10.00 am for local residents at all times of the year. There parking is just not for christmas[/p][/quote]How do they identify that a car belongs to a local resident? And what does "local" mean?[/p][/quote]Well if they are from Tendring I'm guessing the cars would be quite old and run down? friday_woods
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