By Robyn Rosen, June 17, 2010
Colchester's Jewish community has won its battle for a dedicated Jewish section in the local municipal cemetery.
Welcoming the decision, community chair Jennifer Levy Halford said: "We wanted to have a Jewish cemetery here so that when our time comes, we can be surrounded by close friends from shul.
"It is the most beautiful cemetery with a calming atmosphere. There is a Muslim, Catholic and Anglican area already there."
Members of the 100-strong community are currently buried in the Waltham Abbey or Bushey cemeteries, more than 70 miles away.