New Year's Day charity walk in Colchester

Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell is leading a charity walk on New Year's Day Credit: Katie Collins/PA Archive

The Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell is inviting members of the public to join him on his annual New Year's Day walk.

This year for the first time it will have an urban theme touring the historic town's Roman sites. Participants are asked to contribute £5 which will go to the Colchester Food Bank.

The four-mile walk starts at 10am from Sir Bob’s offices at Magdalen Hall in Wimpole Road. Coffee, tea and mince pies will be available on the return at about 12 noon.

The Liberal Democrat MP has organised a New Year’s Day Walk for several years, but this will be the first time it has been exclusively in an urban setting.