Our Colchester


News and updates from the BID to make sure you are aware of what is going on and the work 'Our Colchester' are doing around the town.

Meet the team
Sam Good- BID Manager
Selina Cresswell- Marketing and Admin Executive
Ethan Naish- Street Ambassador
Elche Doluner - Street Ambassador  
Click here to see our Board and Advisory Group members
Year 1 Plans
Our Colchester now have 6 focus groups established to investigate best in class delivery and make detailed proposals for each of the following focus areas:
  • Cleanliness
  • Colchester In Bloom 
  • Marketing 
  • Empty Units
  • Night Time Economy (Pubwatch)
  • Independent Businesses 
Each focus group has been created in line with the key themes of the business plan and the issues highlighted by the BID levy payers. Each of the focus groups are chaired by an Advisory Group or Board member and the identified members have been selected for their professional background, experience and insights in mind.

The hard work that will be put into each group will produce best in class proposals allowing the Board of Directors to decide upon the very best option for the BID area, leading the way to improvements throughout the BID Zone.

 Dry January
Our #mocktailoftheweek campaign is launching in January! We will be sharing a range of non-alcoholic drinks and mocktails that businesses in Colchester have to offer. Our campaign is aimed at informing people that to still enjoy a night out without drinking alcohol and opt for one of the delicious mocktails instead! 
If you have a mocktail we can promote, please get in touch at hello@ourcolchester.co.uk
 12 Christmas Windows
We hope you have seen our #12ChristmasWindows campaign. Our Colchester are sharing 12 images of different businesses to increase awareness of their wonderful displays! We want to share the Christmas spirit of the town to those who live in Colchester and visit the town! Take a look on our social media pages to see what's been going on so far...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the BID!

We look forward to a successful year 1 for the BID!