Parish Council and Planning Committee Monthly Meetings – 2 March 2017

The monthly meetings of the Planning Committee and Parish Council will be held in the Michael Wright Room at the Village Hall at 7pm and 7.30pm respectfully on Thursday 2 March 2017. Follow the links to view the agendas.

Urgent Care review engagement briefing

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group’s has issued a briefing report on its engagement activities in support of its urgent care review.  This review is aimed at seeking views on potential approaches relating to the future of the Walk in Centre in Colchester and the Minor Injury Units in Clacton and Harwich.  Please email NEECCG.comms@nhs.net if you have any queries.

(photo credit; hobvias sudoneighm, flickr)

Extra public meeting on CCG’s Urgent Care review

Clinicians at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group have announced an additional public meeting later this month to discuss the future of the Walk in Centre in Colchester and the Minor Injury Units in Clacton and Harwich.

They have also rescheduled a meeting in Harwich which had to be cancelled last weekend. The new dates are as follows:

 

  • Friday 24 February – 7pm-8pm at Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road,
    Stanway, Colchester, CO3 5RH
  • Saturday 25 February – 11am-12noon at Electric Palace Theatre, King’s Quay St, Harwich CO12 3ER.

The meetings will give people a chance to find out more about the CCG’s Urgent Care review and the potential approaches that are being considered.

(photo credit; Paul) Read More

Volunteering for Victim Support in Essex

Could you make a difference?

Victim Support is looking for reliable volunteers with great listening skills, who have 6-8 hours to spare a week.

We will train you to offer practical and emotional support to people affected by crime.

Whether you want to help people in your local community, give something back, or learn new skills, this could be the rewarding role you are looking for.

Successful applicants could be on our next four day fully accredited training course in Chelmsford this April (21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th).
Interested?

Find out more by emailing essexvolunteering@victimsupport.org.uk or calling the Essex Service Delivery team on 01277 357557.  Read More

GBPC agrees to fund a PCSO

The Parish Council had delayed signing the new contract to fund a shared PCSO with Alresford PC while a number of issues were explored. The decision to approve the contract and proceed was taken at the Gt Bentley Parish Council meeting held on 5 February 2017.

Parish Councillors were full of praise for the work of PCSO Julia Brandon. Recently she has had successes in Great Bentley relating to vehicle crime and hare coursing.

(Photo shows the Working Party; L-R  PCSO Julia Brandon, Bill Herbert Kevin Plummer, George Wright, Sgt Paul Gale, Frank Belgrove and Ernie Osborne)

Parish Magazine – February edition

The February edition of the Parish Magazine has now been published. Follow the link to read.

(photo credit; Kev Chapman, flickr)

Local Recycling Points

At the last Gt Bentley Parish Council meeting ECC Cllr Alan Goggin provided clarification about the recent changes at local recycling centres and he agreed to prepare a short note for your parish councillors and residents. Follow the link to read Cllr Goggin’s report and/or visit the ECC website.

CCG Board Meeting – 31 January (to be held in public)

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will hold its next Board meeting on Tuesday 31 January 2017. It will take place at Aspen House, Stephenson Road, Colchester CO4 9QR starting at 2.30pm in the Ash and Elm meeting rooms.

The meeting will be held in public and will discuss key issues affecting the CCG. There will be a 15 minute question and answer session in which members of the public are welcome to question the Board on any relevant issue.

To view the agenda, please visit the CCG’s website www.neessexccg.nhs.uk (click on “Library” then “Board Meeting” Read More

Parish Council and Planning Committee Monthly Meetings – 2 February 2017

The monthly meetings of the Planning Committee and Parish Council will be held in the Michael Wright Room at the Village Hall at 7pm and 7.30pm respectfully on Thursday 2 February 2017. Follow the links to view the agendas.

Residents are welcome to attend.

 

Car Park Vandalism

Sometime between 21/01/17 and 25/01/17 a car window was smashed in the Station Car Park Plough Road Great Bentley, where it had been parked for a few days with a flat battery.

If you park your vehicle in the Car Park, please do not leave valuables visible. If using a window suction for a sat nav, wipe away the telltale window mark and if possible take valuables with you or hide them out of sight.

(photo credit; Jonny SKWRL, flickr)