Town To Port trail to be unveiled on Saturday.

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THE proposed route of a new trail through Colchester’s Old Port will be unveiled this weekend.

Colchester Council, using European Union funding, has hired designers Dallas Pierce Quintero to make the Hythe a tourist attraction.

This Saturday, people are invited to drop in at the Station Cafe in Hythe Station Road between 11am to 1pm to hear how the project is developing.

They can then walk a route which the council is proposing to upgrade with signs and history boards before enjoying mince pies at the Colne Light Ship.

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11:19am Tue 27 Nov 12

romantic says...

It would be nice to see a path along the side of the river parallel to Hawkins Road. It goes halfway and then stops, meaning that people cycling or walking towards the Wivenhoe Trail are suddenly chucked onto Hawkins Road: once a quiet little road, but now getting quite dangerous to cycle along.

Not too sure about the Hythe being a tourist destination. The original plan was to create a marina there, but that has seemingly gone to ground, so what we´re getting is multi-storey blocks of rabbit hutches.

But anyway, could be intriguing to see these plans, as I quite often go through the Hythe area.
It would be nice to see a path along the side of the river parallel to Hawkins Road. It goes halfway and then stops, meaning that people cycling or walking towards the Wivenhoe Trail are suddenly chucked onto Hawkins Road: once a quiet little road, but now getting quite dangerous to cycle along. Not too sure about the Hythe being a tourist destination. The original plan was to create a marina there, but that has seemingly gone to ground, so what we´re getting is multi-storey blocks of rabbit hutches. But anyway, could be intriguing to see these plans, as I quite often go through the Hythe area. romantic
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12:08pm Tue 27 Nov 12

MerylthePeril says...

There is already a town to port trail. It was unveiled about 5 years ago and has a series of waymarkers designed by local artists. (It goes from Firstsite, down East Hill, across the Moors, etc) Has this been forgotten already? All it needs is some interpretation boards and a leaflet in the visitor centre.
There is already a town to port trail. It was unveiled about 5 years ago and has a series of waymarkers designed by local artists. (It goes from Firstsite, down East Hill, across the Moors, etc) Has this been forgotten already? All it needs is some interpretation boards and a leaflet in the visitor centre. MerylthePeril
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6:36pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Simon Taylor says...

MerylthePeril wrote:
There is already a town to port trail. It was unveiled about 5 years ago and has a series of waymarkers designed by local artists. (It goes from Firstsite, down East Hill, across the Moors, etc) Has this been forgotten already? All it needs is some interpretation boards and a leaflet in the visitor centre.
They used to have leaflets for the trail, but I guess they were never reprinted. With any luck, the two trails will link together and a new leaflet will include both...
[quote][p][bold]MerylthePeril[/bold] wrote: There is already a town to port trail. It was unveiled about 5 years ago and has a series of waymarkers designed by local artists. (It goes from Firstsite, down East Hill, across the Moors, etc) Has this been forgotten already? All it needs is some interpretation boards and a leaflet in the visitor centre.[/p][/quote]They used to have leaflets for the trail, but I guess they were never reprinted. With any luck, the two trails will link together and a new leaflet will include both... Simon Taylor
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7:06pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Grabber says...

loads of falling down buildings, a boarded up old pub, a large construction site and some scrap yards I predict the roads will be jammed with coach loads of tourists eager to sample the delights of the Hythe !
loads of falling down buildings, a boarded up old pub, a large construction site and some scrap yards I predict the roads will be jammed with coach loads of tourists eager to sample the delights of the Hythe ! Grabber
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7:08pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Grabber says...

oh and don't forget to stop by the town s**t works and take in the smell !
oh and don't forget to stop by the town s**t works and take in the smell ! Grabber
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1:26pm Thu 29 Nov 12

julieee says...

Maybe there could be hoardings at King Edward Quay, or nice marker signs like these....
http://www.colcheste
r.gov.uk/article/504
0/Art-Projects

where are they now?
Maybe there could be hoardings at King Edward Quay, or nice marker signs like these.... http://www.colcheste r.gov.uk/article/504 0/Art-Projects where are they now? julieee
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5:16pm Mon 3 Dec 12

romantic says...

julieee wrote:
Maybe there could be hoardings at King Edward Quay, or nice marker signs like these....
http://www.colcheste

r.gov.uk/article/504

0/Art-Projects

where are they now?
The hoardings are still there! Admittedly in a place hardly anybody goes to, but they are there. I pass these and some of the markers on my way to work.

Still can´t see the Hythe as a tourist destination, maybe I lack any insight into what your modern tourist wants from a trip.
[quote][p][bold]julieee[/bold] wrote: Maybe there could be hoardings at King Edward Quay, or nice marker signs like these.... http://www.colcheste r.gov.uk/article/504 0/Art-Projects where are they now?[/p][/quote]The hoardings are still there! Admittedly in a place hardly anybody goes to, but they are there. I pass these and some of the markers on my way to work. Still can´t see the Hythe as a tourist destination, maybe I lack any insight into what your modern tourist wants from a trip. romantic
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8:24pm Mon 3 Dec 12

romantic says...

romantic wrote:
julieee wrote: Maybe there could be hoardings at King Edward Quay, or nice marker signs like these.... http://www.colcheste r.gov.uk/article/504 0/Art-Projects where are they now?
The hoardings are still there! Admittedly in a place hardly anybody goes to, but they are there. I pass these and some of the markers on my way to work. Still can´t see the Hythe as a tourist destination, maybe I lack any insight into what your modern tourist wants from a trip.
revised post: the hoardings are not there any more! I'd be a terrible murder witness, as I pass that spot nearly every day.
[quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]julieee[/bold] wrote: Maybe there could be hoardings at King Edward Quay, or nice marker signs like these.... http://www.colcheste r.gov.uk/article/504 0/Art-Projects where are they now?[/p][/quote]The hoardings are still there! Admittedly in a place hardly anybody goes to, but they are there. I pass these and some of the markers on my way to work. Still can´t see the Hythe as a tourist destination, maybe I lack any insight into what your modern tourist wants from a trip.[/p][/quote]revised post: the hoardings are not there any more! I'd be a terrible murder witness, as I pass that spot nearly every day. romantic
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