A NEW map has been created showing all of the eateries across the borough offering free food to children this half term.

Colchester Council has set up a dedicated page on its website to collate information for parents who may be struggling this holiday.

Kind-hearted Colchester businesses have pledged support over the holidays as the Government faces growing pressure to perform a second U-turn over the funding of free school meals in the holidays.

Leader of the council Mark Cory said: "It is very saddening the Government decided to take this decision but it is also heartening to see Colchester stepping up.

"So many organisations are offering support and we wanted to make it so the support was easier to find."

Read more >>> All the places in Colchester offering free food for kids this half term

The map shows all of the places which are offering free support this half term and lists more details about what is available from each.

To view the map, visit colchester.gov.uk/food-support.