Colchester in General Reviews
Newest Review: ... the near-by, comparable towns, such as Chelmsford or Ipswich, Colchester is extremely run-down. The town centre is full of smashed-up and/or boarded-up shops. The lovely old shopping streets, such as Eld Lane, are now full of vandalised premises, boarded-up windows, beggars, Big Issue-sellers. At the very best, the old independent retail shops have been replaced with kebab/fried chicken places. Even streets once considered prestigious, such as Crouch Street, are full of rubbish and smashed-up, closed old shops. Everywhere is covered in litter, graffiti, and stinks of piss. I've sometimes been challenged by people in authority to "pr... more
Customer Colchester in General Reviews (20)
by - written on 20/05/11 (Useful, 604 readings)
After moving to Colchester from London nearly 5 years ago, I wrote one more-or-less neutral review, then a highly negative review. I've had time to ponder what I wrote on both occasions, and have lived here long enough to have a solid feel for what the place and its people are about. I have grown to absolutely hate this town, and will harbour no regrets or nostalgia about leaving it. Moving here was one of the worst decisions of my life, and an expensive one (property purchase etc) at that. Having lived all over the UK, I have a pretty good idea of good and bad places; pleasant and unpleasant places. Colchester isn't so much "bad" - it's just ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/03/10
TO BE AVOIDED:Please be advised, Home Fresh - A carpet cleaning company based in Colchester offer a great service price bracket, However this does not compensate for the very poor customer service and hasle from missed appointments, The company have provided a low standard of customer service and are also not opperating on a 5 days a week schedule so if no carpet cleaner arrives at your allocated time slot then youll have to wait until the company opens for an attempt at either re-booking or bieng told "YOUVE HAD YOUR MOAN -GOODBYE!", Other carpet cleanering services are available in Colchester who offer the same standard of service price wise and provide a much more respectable customer service."THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT?"Not so if you go to HomeFresh!Many Thanks.
by - written on 10/09/09 (Very useful, 580 readings)
I thought I would give you a brief tour of Colchester Town, as this is somewhere I have been visiting for over 20 years. Sadly it is not somewhere I choose to go to as often as I used to as with the last few years it has suffered a downward decline. This used to be a very busy bubbly town with a great atmosphere, but today it is a sad shadow of it's former self. One of the places for shopping is known as Culver Square. This has a lovely water fountain in the middle with stone seating around the edge. Children love to climb up onto the seats and throw in the odd penny or two and make a wish! This was the home for Woolworths, Virgin and Adams not so ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/05/09 (Useful, 171 readings)
Colchester some facts first Oldest recorded town in Britain Roman Garrison town Currently an active garrison town and army prison Colchester has a castle Colchester has a zoo Population approx 160,000 In the county of Essex The Zoo is a must to visit, take the kids as an excuse to go and have a great day out. The castle is a must visit as well with a museum housed within the castle covering the Roman empire and lots of lots of historical artifacts or just chillin in the castle park. If you can research the tourist information site to see if there is a dig going on somewhere ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/02/09 (Very useful, 284 readings)
I moved to Colchester from London three years ago and it's one of the best things I've ever done. I absolutely love Colchester and love almost everything about it too. It's got something for everyone and is a really vibrant town with loads going on, yet laid back at the same time. Right, this is what I love and what Colchester has to offer: **HISTORY** Colchester is Britain's oldest town and is steeped in history. From my bedroom window I can see part of the Roman wall that surrounds most of the town, and it's amazing to look at it and think "That's been there for 2,000 years, that has" - I never tire of it. The castle is an ... Read the complete review
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