New community facility to be built in Stanway

Colchester Council is giving residents in Stanway the opportunity to have their say on a new community facility proposed for the village.

Local people are being encouraged to comment on the future of a new community facility proposed to be built on the Stanway Western Bypass.

The project will be funded by developer funds raised from section 106 agreements understood to total more than £1.2million.

Cllr. Paul Dundas, Stanway Ward (Con) said: “This is a rare opportunity to get some serious money spent in Stanway on community facilities so let’s make sure we get something we want and is really going to work for the future.

“I would encourage as many as possible to pop along on either of the published dates and express your view.”

Cllr. Jackie Maclean, Copford and Marks Tey Ward (Con) said: “The decision by Colchester Council to finally spend developer monies on a new community facility in Stanway is welcome news.

“The project has been talked about for nearly a decade and at every oppportunity I have been raising this with Officers at Colchester Borough Council on behalf of local residents.”

Alongside an online survey, the Council’s Community Services team will be visiting Stanway Village Hall on Villa Road to talk to residents on the following dates:

  • Saturday 6th July – 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday 11th July – 1.30pm to 5.00pm

A spokesperson for Colchester Council said: “We encourage local people to have their say on the future plans for the site and what they feel the area needs, from another community facility, sports provision or a health and wellbeing hub.

“This input is vital to help inform and develop the project team’s ongoing work on the design of the building, and so that the result is something that residents can benefit from and enjoy.”

A delivery date for the facility understood to be costing more than £1.2million, has yet to be announced.

An online survey is also available for those who can’t attend the sessions, at