SHELTERED housing will be debated by councillors after a petition was handed to the council.

More than 2,300 signed a motion calling on Colchester Council to guarantee the future of council-owned sheltered housing.

Campaigners say they are opposed to the closure of Joyce Brooks House and Abbeygate House and concerned about a review into five other accommodation centres.

The topic will be discussed at a full council meeting on Thursday (December 6).