Friends of Historic Essex – Spring Newsletter

Follow the link to read the Friends of Historic Essex (FERO) Spring Newsletter.

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Lower Thames Crossing – preferred route announced

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced the preferred route for a new Lower Thames Crossing, which he said could create more than 6,000 jobs and boost the economy by more than £8 billion.

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Don’t to forget to order your prescriptions in time for Easter

Easter is almost here and it may be hard to think about anything but your holiday but Clinicians across north east Essex would like to remind local people to ensure their prescriptions have been ordered in time and are aware of the services that are available to use over the Easter holidays. Read More

Weekly Rural News Digest

Read your Weekly Rural Newsletter from the Rural Services Network by following the link

Government crackdown on fly-tippers

Fly-tippers could be forced to help councils clear-up illegally dumped waste in a new drive to clean up the countryside. Follow the link to read the Rural Services Network article


Help improve and shape local maternity services

A local group made up of parents to be, mums and dads, carers, midwives, doctors and healthcare professionals and more, are looking for views and opinions of local parents around maternity services in north east Essex to support future improvements.

Maternity Voices will be holding a free Spring Event at Hollytree Meadow, Upper Castle Park on Thursday 13 April 2017 between 10am and 1pm so local parents can pop along and have a chat about their maternity experiences. View the flyer for the event.

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Parish Council Annual Grants 2017/18

Parish Council Annual Grants 2017/18: At the meeting of the Parish Council on 2 March 2017 consideration was given to the grant applications received. Press the ‘read more’ button to view the list of grants approved by the Parish Council for 2017/18.  Read More

Vacancy for a Parish Clerk

Can you see yourself working in one of the most desirable parishes in Essex? A former national village of the year winner is looking for a Parish Clerk.

Great Bentley Parish Council is looking to appoint a good administrator who is able to spin a number of plates in the air and enjoys working independently to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) including the administration of its finances. Read More

Proposed Network Rail (Essex and Others Level Crossing Reduction) Order

Network Rail has issued the Proposed Network Rail (Essex and Others Level Crossing Reduction) Order. The order confers powers on Network Rail to close level crossings in the Parish of Great Bentley: E45 Great Bentley Station and E46 Lords No.1.

Note: E45 is not the level crossing on Plough Road but a foot crossing just east of the Railway Station over which Public Footpath No. 8 runs. The Footpath will be diverted.

Follow the links to learn where this order can be viewed. Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

NHS sets out action to deliver NHS care fit for the future

Please follow the link to read a press release from NHS England announcing a plan that seeks to deliver practical improvements in cancer, mental health and GP access – while transforming the way that care is delivered to ease pressure on hospitals.  More information is available on their website

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