8:00pm Monday 7th October 2013
A CALL for action has been made over the gateway to a historic part of Colchester left frequently festooned with dumped sofas, mattresses, prams and rubbish.
The road and area leading to St Botolph’s Church and the historic neighbouring priory have turned into a fly-tippers paradise, according to Colin Nicholson, organist at the church for the last 60 years.
Despite regular calls to Colchester Council, he says he sometimes has to don gloves and clear the area himself before major concerts or weddings at the 19th century church.
Mr Nicholson, 81, added it also did nothing to boost the image of the the remains of the 11th century Augustinian priory, the subject of an £85,000 council-funded facelift in 2010.
For the full report, see Tuesday's Gazette
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