Traders push ahead with plans to create the Colchester Walls

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INDEPENDENT traders are pushing ahead with plans to create a £1.3million shopping area in Colchester, inspired by Brighton’s Lanes.

More than 25 traders have thrown their support behind the proposal and have formed a working group.

The plan is to “create” a route from Priory Street to Balkerne Lane taking in the independent shops in Short Wyre Street, Sir Isaac’s Walk, Trinity Street and Church Street.

It has been given the working title Colchester Walls, but that could change.

For the full story, see Wednesday's Gazette

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8:45pm Tue 25 Sep 12

Hampton23 says...

Try sorting out the traffic infrastructure,cycle lanes,parking charges before we even think about any more "lanes" (pardon the pun).in principle a great idea Brighton north laine is a brilliant thriving place to be, but lets get real if you can't get to and park in Colchester without hassle then there's no point to it.
Try sorting out the traffic infrastructure,cycle lanes,parking charges before we even think about any more "lanes" (pardon the pun).in principle a great idea Brighton north laine is a brilliant thriving place to be, but lets get real if you can't get to and park in Colchester without hassle then there's no point to it. Hampton23
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9:41am Wed 26 Sep 12

TheCaptain says...

Hampton23 wrote:
Try sorting out the traffic infrastructure,cycle lanes,parking charges before we even think about any more "lanes" (pardon the pun).in principle a great idea Brighton north laine is a brilliant thriving place to be, but lets get real if you can't get to and park in Colchester without hassle then there's no point to it.
Baa humbug.

Why are there always people who whinge about anything and everything.

If these traders want to improve things let them.

There's nothing wring with parking and transport in Colchester if you avoid rush hour.
[quote][p][bold]Hampton23[/bold] wrote: Try sorting out the traffic infrastructure,cycle lanes,parking charges before we even think about any more "lanes" (pardon the pun).in principle a great idea Brighton north laine is a brilliant thriving place to be, but lets get real if you can't get to and park in Colchester without hassle then there's no point to it.[/p][/quote]Baa humbug. Why are there always people who whinge about anything and everything. If these traders want to improve things let them. There's nothing wring with parking and transport in Colchester if you avoid rush hour. TheCaptain
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10:21am Thu 27 Sep 12

The REAL Norm says...

Will the starting point be Barton's Folly Bus Station? Then on to the broken lift?
Will the starting point be Barton's Folly Bus Station? Then on to the broken lift? The REAL Norm
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4:51pm Fri 28 Sep 12

Im_Like_HELLO says...

This sounds a nice idea. Thanks to some strange ideas of planners in the 70s and 80s, there are not many of the old roads left in Colchester (compared to, say, Ipswich) so it will be good to see the remainder formalised into some sort of shopping experience.
This sounds a nice idea. Thanks to some strange ideas of planners in the 70s and 80s, there are not many of the old roads left in Colchester (compared to, say, Ipswich) so it will be good to see the remainder formalised into some sort of shopping experience. Im_Like_HELLO
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