THE ORGANISERS of Oktoberfest have said the event will finish earlier this year.

They have made a few changes after last year's festival, as residents near Castle Park in Colchester had complained of noise and drunken behaviour.

The organisers said: "We have been working hard in partnership with Colchester Council to implement changes to reduce the impact of the event to the immediate local area, which includes new routes out of the park after the event, an earlier finish time of 10.30pm and improvements to the sound system used.

"This should mean that all those coming will have fun whilst those closest to the park are not negatively affected."

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