Too Good to Throw Away?

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Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner Public Meeting

Talk by John Ratford

There will be a talk by John Ratford on “Strangers on the Shore” at the Village Hall at 1930 on Thursday 24 January.

All interested persons welcome. Entrance is free but donations are welcome to the Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT).

Talk on the Fordham Roman Villa

There will be a talk by John Mallinson on “The Fordham Roman Villa” at a meeting of the Great Bentley History Society to be held at the Village Hall on Thursday 10th January 2019 at 7.30pm.

Agendas for the Planning Committee and Great Bentley Parish Council Meetings 3rd January 2019

For the Planning Committee Agenda please click here

For the Parish Council Meeting Agenda please click here

The Parish Council Meeting on 3rd January 2019 will be restricted to oversee finance and urgent matters only.

Great Bentley Parish Magazine January 2019

To read the magazine click here

Rubbish and Recycling Arrangements over the Christmas and New Year Period

For rubbish and recycling arrangements including garden waste click here



A120 Hare Green Junction Improvements – westbound verge repairs


Following a recent incident where a vehicle left the road and damaged the A120 westbound verge, please be advised that we will be carrying out repairs overnight next week.
We will close the A120 westbound between Horsley Cross roundabout and the junction with the A133 overnight on Tuesday 18 December between 9pm and 5am with a signed diversion route from Horsley Cross Roundabout via the B1035, B1033 and A133 back to the A120.
Find out more and contact us
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If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or e-mail
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience while we deliver these essential works.
Peter Alexander
Construction Manager

Please donate items to the Homeless Charity ‘Cool to be Kind’

Essex Youth Offending Team Rucksack Project 2018 is now LIVE!
Due to the huge success of the 2017 project and the generosity of the public from Friday 23rd November until the end of January young people at Essex Youth Offending Team will be collecting donations for the homeless charity Cool to be Kind once again!
Essex Youth Offending Service have set up donation drop off points in  the libraries at Colchester & Clacton (Especially needed here –  donations can be made at The Donations Bin in the main library in Station Road )

We welcome donations of:
Sleeping Bags/Rucksacks
Fleeces/Warm Coat
Tracksuit Bottoms
Thick Socks/Gloves
Cans with ring-pulls/Spoons
New underwear
Woolly Hats/Flasks
Cereal Bars
Boiled Sweets
Large donations can be collected for further information contact or on 07921 912509

Plough Road

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Plough Road, Great Bentley
Please click on the following link to find details of the intended closure of Plough Road, due to commence on 16th December 2018 for 3 days from 2350 to 0450. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd undertakes track repairs.
Essex Streetworks Team
Ringway Jacobs | Essex County Council
3rd Floor, Seax House, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH
Have you seen for road works on the Essex Network ?