Open Gardens, The Hall, Tendring, Supporting the RNLI 27th – 28th May 2018

Sunday 27th May and Monday 28th May
2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Magnificent Gardens, Music, Dancing, Wildlife Displays,
Country Craft Stalls, Classic Cars, Children’s Competitions,
Adults £5, children under 12 Free – Free Parking
Well behaved Dogs welcome on a lead

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Frinton Festival 25th – 28th May 2018

Hello everyone,

I am delighted to let you know that tickets for this year’s Frinton Festival go on sale today. I hope you will join us over the bank holiday weekend and look forward to seeing you at one or more concerts.

On Saturday 26th May you can hear Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” quartet together with Schumann’s second string quartet and a suite for solo cello by Bach in the intimate setting of All Saints’ Church across the fields in Great Holland. FREE tickets for those aged 8-25 are available for this concert thanks to the support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.

Sunday 27th May sees the world premiere of a striking work written especially for the Barbican Piano Trio by Joseph Phibbs. This will be performed between piano trios by Schumann and Schubert in Voysey’s “Homestead”.

Bank Holiday Monday 28th May features the eagerly awaited return of The Massive Violins to Frinton’s Tennis Club. Ticket holders can enjoy a free tasting of Mr.Wheeler’s wines before the concert.

As always, ticketholders can enjoy free programmes and a complimentary glass of wine in the interval of each concert.

If you book for one or more of the above then you are welcome to book for these two concerts free of charge:

The world premiere of The Remarkable Tale of Prince Unexpected by Joseph Phibbs and storyteller Kevin Graal at St. Mary’s Parish Church at tea-time on Friday 25th May. The Barbican Piano Trio and Kevin Graal present a magical hour of music and folk tales, followed by tea and cakes for the whole audience. The performers are leading workshops in Frinton Primary School, Hamford Primary Academy and Rolph CofE Primary School and schoolchildren are warmly invited to this concert, along with their families and friends.

On Saturday 26th May pianist James Kirby will give a one hour piano recital at 11am featuring music by Schubert and Melanie Daiken. There will be a retiring collection to support the Frinton Festival.

If you would like to take part, you are invited to sing in the Frinton Festival Evensong at St. Mary’s on Sunday 27th May. If you prefer not to sing, come and join the congregation and enjoy the Service which will feature beautiful music by Schubert, Stanford, Stainer and John Rutter.

Please see

and the Frinton Festival 2018 Flyer for more information and details about how to book tickets.

With best wishes,

Robert Max

ECC Home Quality Mark (HQM) on-line survey

Essex County Council and BRE are working on a joint project relating to Home Quality Mark and are asking for Organisation and Citizen engagement to form a complete picture of Essex residents values and priorities when identifying or purchasing a home.

The Home Quality Mark (HQM) has been created to serve the UK’s house builders and the householders who buy and rent new homes.

HQM will help house builders to demonstrate the high quality of their homes and to differentiate them in the marketplace. At the same time, it will give householders the confidence that the new homes they are choosing to buy or rent are well designed and built, and cost effective to run.

The Home Quality Mark will do this by providing impartial information from independent experts on a new home’s quality. It clearly indicates to householders the overall expected costs, health and wellbeing benefits, and environmental footprint associated with living in the home. In short, HQM helps everyone to fully understand the quality, performance and attributes of a new-build home.

Essex County Council have created an online survey to establish essential aspects and appetite for HQM within all areas of development (District Councils, Parish Councils, Developers and Residents) and would ask if you could complete and promote to relevant people within your organisation

The online survey can be found via the link below


Home Quality Mark (HQM) online engagement

 The survey is open to 14th April 2018 and for more information relating to HQM please visit

 If you have any further enquiries please do contact one of the team:


Sean Marks, Engagement Analyst –
Sam Graves, Commissioning Officer –
Charlene Clear, Building Research Establishment –


Sean Marks

 Engagement Analyst (Citizen Insight)

Intelligence and Insight

Corporate Development

Essex County Council

Telephone: 03330136522 | Mob: 07738 885793

Volunteers Required

Essex Youth Offending Service are actively seeking volunteers from the community to help them in their work of preventing re-offending by young people aged between 10 and 17 years.

We are searching for people like you who have skills and are looking to learn new skills that can talk to young people, their parents and sometimes the victim of the offence to draw up a contract to address the young person’s offending behaviour.
The contract is designed to prevent young people from re-offending, but also looks to try to repair the harm caused which can benefit both the victim and the community.
• You would receive full training and support.

• You would be able to fit this role around your existing commitments.

• You would be welcomed in to a friendly and supportive team who care about the community in which they live.
If you are aged over 18, live in Colchester, or the Tendring area and are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Jodie Fenemer at or ring on 03330139773

All Trains to/from Great Bentley Suspended


Services are suspended from Colchester to Clacton-On-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze.

A rail replacement bus service is running between Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester

Engineers have assessed the affected area, between Alresford and Great Bentley, and have deemed it unsafe for trains to run.

A statement on the company’s website says: “Until works have been completed and engineers are satisfied with the works and deemed it safe, train services will be suspended.”

Please check Network rail website for further updates

Coffee Morning Saturday 17th march


A coffee morning is taking place at the Village Hall on Saturday from 10 am to 12 noon raising funds for the village Christmas Lights

Cakes * Raffle * Bring & Buy

Donations gratefully accepted

For further information contact Mary Maskell 01206 250524

RCCE Essex Warbler February 2018


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Speak up about crime in the countryside       

Crimestoppers is asking people in the region to speak up about crime in the countryside.

A new campaign against rural crime has been launched in Essex where nearly one third of all reported crime is classed as rural – with violence the most common crime.

Crimestoppers is an independent charity which believes everyone has the right to feel safe from crime, wherever they live. It empowers people to speak up and stop crime 100% anonymously, either by calling the 24-hour hotline 0800 555 111 or using a non-traceable anonymous online form.  There’s no ID, no police contact, no witness statements, no courts.

In Essex, information given to Crimestoppers led to more than 300 people arrested and charged between April and September last year (2017). And the numbers continue to increase.

With a focus on combating crime in the countryside, Chair of Crimestoppers in Essex Stuart Rawlins said: ‘Not only does rural crime have a significant effect on the farming community and those who live and work in the countryside, it also impacts on those in towns and cities.

‘Our aim is to keep the countryside safer for all of us by getting that message across using social media, leaflets and other tools.’

The campaign will be in three stages. Social media has already been used to target hotspot areas and more will be rolled out during the next few months. Leaflets and posters will also be distributed to a number of partner organisations, many in smaller communities in the countryside, and village magazines will be asked to help.

Serious crimes do take place in rural communities. It’s not limited to farm crime. Crimes against property, crimes of violence, domestic violence, child abuse, trafficking and hate crimes all take place in rural communities.

In fact, any crime that affects those living, working or visiting rural areas is considered rural crime.

Stuart Rawlins said: ‘We know that in countryside communities people know who’s who. That could make people who know about a crime not want to tell police because they fear reprisals. Crimestoppers takes away that fear because of the anonymity. We pass the information to police but it’s all anonymous.

‘Small holders, shop keepers or any business people who work in the countryside may have information about crime which could be important and help police. Often they just don’t want to report it or talk to police. Contacting the Crimestoppers charity though can make a difference. However, if it’s an emergency, the number to call is 999. ’

Rural crime covers a wide range of crimes including theft of machinery, vehicles, heating oil, metal, diesel and pesticides. Thieves are known to target high-value agricultural equipment and many top-of-the-range stolen vehicles are smuggled out of the country, ending up in Eastern Europe. A new trend is emerging of criminals seeking out older models that are not fitted with immobilisers and alarms. Much of this stolen property is then sold to developing nations.

Serious and organised crime groups are often linked to rural, heritage and wildlife crime particularly in relation to theft of agricultural machinery, hare-coursing and cannabis cultivation.

Criminals generally target isolated areas and hard-to-protect buildings looking for easily sold items such as metal, gardening and agricultural machinery. By appealing for more eyes and ears across the countryside, raising awareness of the signs of rural crime and urging the public to contact Crimestoppers to tackle criminal gangs head on.

At Crimestoppers no personal details are taken and calls or online forms can’t be traced or recorded. There are no statements to police or contact with courts and there could be a cash reward if the information leads to an arrest or charge or conviction.

More than 1,000 people contact Crimestoppers every day which leads to around 14 people being arrested and charged each day.

This proves it can make a difference. Tell Crimestoppers about rural crime

For more information contact Stuart Rawlins at

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Coffee Morning at the Village Hall Saturday 17th March 10 am to 12 Noon

Have Your Say and FAQs

240 litre Grey Wheelie Bin

Proposed New Waste Service


Wheelie bins could be introduced to most homes in Tendring under proposed changes to our waste contract.

The large 180 litre bins, supplied free, would replace black sacks and reduce the amount of litter caused by bags ripping due to weather or animals, and would be collected fortnightly.

They are being considered as part of an extension to our deal with contractor Veolia, alongside the street cleaning contract, which between them are our two largest contracts.  To continue with the current service as it is would see the contract cost rise by around £400,000, which is unsustainable.

Street cleaning will become more responsive, as the need to clean up after split black bags will reduce.

Recycling collections will remain unchanged, as will assisted collections.

Any changes which go ahead will not be introduced until the summer of 2019.

Every property in the District has been assessed to see if it is suitable for a wheeled bin.  A small number of homes which are unsuitable, such as those with no side or rear access, will continue to have a weekly black sack collection.  Most flats will also see their waste collection unchanged.wheelie bin

A four week consultation on the proposed waste collection changes runs from Friday 16 February until noon on Friday 16 March.  To have your say email sends e-mail) with your comments.

Cabinet is due to make a final decision on the contract in March once the consultation has concluded.

Frequently asked questions

Why are we moving to a fortnightly wheeled bin collection?

This method is currently undertaken by nearly 70% of the councils in the UK.  It has proven to be very successful in maximising recycling, minimising waste and making the best use of resources.  E.g. Maldon and Colchester.

When will I receive my wheelie bin?

At this stage it is only a proposal, if it is approved it will be rolled out in Summer 2019.  More information will be available closer to the time.

Are the wheelie bins free?

Yes, all wheeled bins will be distributed to residents free of charge to your property.

What size wheelie bin will we be receiving?

All residents will receive a 180L wheeled bin which can hold 3-4 black sacks.  The bins are suitable for a family of 4-5.  If you are recycling everything you can you will be able to fit all your waste into your wheelie bin.  No larger or smaller bins will be available.

I do not want a wheelie bin, I do not like wheelie bins

All properties that can accommodate a wheelie bin will be issued with one.  If you do not use your wheelie bin then your waste will not be collected.  The council has a legal requirement under Section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA) to collect household waste. Section 46 says that the local authority can define the kind of bin to be used.

I do not want a wheelie bin, I live in a conservation area

Wheelie bins do not conflict with conservation laws – this is because they are mobile.

I live in a mid terraced house with no front boundary I do not have room for a wheelie bin?

All properties have been assessed for wheelie bins.  Any properties that have no side/rear access and no front boundary will remain on a weekly black sack collection.

I will not be able to fit all my rubbish into a small wheelie bin

All residents will receive a 180L wheeled bins which can hold 3-4 black sacks.  The bins are suitable for a family of 4-5.  If you are recycling everything you can you will be able to fit all your waste into your wheelie bin.  We understand there will be a small number of households who produce large quantities of non-recyclable rubbish due to children in nappies, medical needs and larger families.  Authorised additional refuse sacks will be available subject to online application.

Will my recycling collections change?

No, your recycling collections will not change.  Your red and green recycling boxes will be collected on an alternate weekly basis.  Please use your red recycling box for paper and cardboard and your green recycling box for plastics bottles, tins, cans and aerosols.  Food waste will still be collected on a weekly basis.

Will my collection day change?

Your collection day may change. More information will be available nearer to the time.  Please continue to present your waste on your normal collection day until otherwise informed.

What can I put in my wheelie bin?

The wheelie bin is for residue waste only.  Such as non-recyclables, plastic food packaging, polystyrene, tissues etc.  Please do not put recyclables, food waste and garden waste into your wheelie bin.

I currently have an assisted collection will this be affected?

Everyone who is on an assisted collection will remain on an assisted collection.  The crew will collect and return your bin to your collection point once they have emptied it.  The wheelie bins will be delivered to your collection point.

Will I own the wheelie bin?

All containers for recycling and rubbish remain the property of Tendring District Council.  The householder is responsible for their wheelie bin.

Can I buy an additional wheelie bin/if I buy an additional wheelie bin will it be collected?

No, Tendring District Council will not be selling any wheelie bins.  We will only collect from Tendring District Council bins and we will not collect from any unauthorised bins.

What happened if my wheelie bin is stolen/damaged?

We will provide this information closer to the time.

Can I put my rubbish in my wheelie bin loose or do I have to use bags?

You can put your rubbish in your wheelie bin however you like, using black sacks will help keep your bin cleaner.  We recommend using smaller carriers then you will be able to fit more into your bin.  We do not recommend putting rubbish in loose as this will make your bin messy and Tendring District Council will not be responsible for cleaning the bin.

Will my wheelie bin be collected if the lid is open?

To ensure your wheelie bin is collected please make sure the lid is securely shut.  Any additional black sacks left at the side of your bin will not be collected.

Where can I get extra recycling boxes from?

Additional recycling boxes can be collected free of charge from one of our local collection points.

If I am staying on a weekly collection will there be a limit to the amount of black sacks I can put out?

Residents will be notified closer to the time.

I am on the round with no food waste collection  and is serviced by a smaller refuse vehicle will I receive a wheelie bin?

If you are on our rural and restricted round your refuse and recycling collections will not change.  You will remain on a weekly collection for black sacks and an alternate weekly collection for recycling with no food waste collection.  We are currently reviewing our rural round.  Any properties that move from a rural round to a wheelie bin service will be notified nearer to the time.

Will you be collecting glass?

No, please take glass bottles and jars to your local bring bank site.  All local bring bank site are listed on our recycling centres and local recycling points page

I live in a block of flats will I move to a fortnightly collection?

If you currently have a weekly collection from a bulk refuse bin your collection will not change.  If you live in a flat it is more than likely your refuse collection will not change.  More information will be available closer to the time.

If I can’t fit all my black sacks into my wheelie bin will additional bags be collected?

No, side waste/additional bags will not be collected.  Only rubbish from your wheelie bin will be taken.  Any additional waste will need to be disposed of at your local tip.

What happens if my wheelie bin blows over and smashes into a car?

All containers for recycling and rubbish will remain the property of Tendring District Council.  Residents are responsible for securely storing their wheeled bin in-between collections and safety presenting their bins on their collection day.  It is extremely unlikely that your bin will be blown over and hit a car.  The bins are designed to stand up straight.  You may be able to put your wheeled bin onto your home insurance.

I am elderly/disabled I cannot use a wheeled bin

We understand that not everyone will be able to manage a wheeled bin, and, if necessary we will offer an Assisted Collection service, whereby the bin is collected and returned to a point nearer to your house.

What happens if I am not in when my wheelie bin is delivered?

You do not need to be at home when your bin is delivered. The bin will be delivered onto your property.

Last updated on: 20/02/2018 – 11:45