DISGRUNTLED residents packed out a community hall to discuss the next step in their fight against the Colchester United training ground.

On Friday, February 15, campaigners and MP Priti Patel hit out at the latest decision by Colchester Borough Council to allow footballers to train at the Tiptree site for longer.

They accused the council of ignoring public feeling and failing to take enforcement action against the club for using the site outside of permitted hours.

Villagers were encouraged to bombard Colchester council with complaint letters about how it handled the latest application and join Ms Patel in taking those complaints to the Local Government Ombudsman.