Month: March 2016


It is that time of year again when we start preparing to take part in the Best Kept Village Competition organised through the Rural Community Council of Essex. This year the Parish Council, with Cllr Pippa Drew leading,… Read More


    Well, it has to be said that there was a brilliant turn out for the village clean up event on 16th April, despite it being a decidedly chilly start to the day. More than 40 people… Read More

Important Changes to the Local Bus Service Network in Essex

From the 10th April 2016 there will be important changes to many of the routes, timetables and service numbers of bus services in Essex. Passengers, particularly those using the bus to go to school or work, are strongly… Read More

Bags of Help grant funding

Tesco Bags of Help programme will support thousands of projects each year. It will fund capital projects that provide community benefit that do not charge for access. The grants programme will be open to organisations such as: voluntary/community organisations, registered… Read More

TDC Local Plan Newsletter Number 6, March 2016

TDC Planning Services has published its Local Plan Newsletter Number 6, March 2016. Read more. The Local Plan Committee scheduled to be held on 10th March has been cancelled. The next meeting will now be held on Tuesday 12th April 2016… Read More

The importance of rural volunteers

From providing services in your local community to doing whatever is required to help out, understanding the social value of volunteering is now finding its way onto the policy agenda. What traditional and newer measurement approaches are emerging and… Read More

Work to repair the A120 between Braintree and Coggeshall

Highways England is organising work to repair the road surface of the A120 at two sites – at the junction with Colne Road/B1024 (north of Coggeshall) overnight on Monday 21 March, and at the junction with Hollies Road/Bridge Hall Road between… Read More

TDC Planning Committee – Site Visit

The TDC Planning Committee has arranged a formal site visit on Tuesday 22 March 2016 to access planning application 15/01820/OUT at the site known as ‘land west of Heckford’s Road’, Great Bentley The estimated arrival time is 10.15 am and… Read More

Health and Wellbeing Day on 12 March 2016

Follow the link for information on the CVST Health & Wellbeing Day being held  between 10am-3pm on Saturday 12 March at Walton Community Centre, Standley Road, Walton on the Naze, CO14 8PT. (photo credit: Jim Werner, flickr)

Bus Service 77 – Change of Operator

Panter Travel the current operator of bus route 77 issued a notice its customers notifying that from 11th April, the company will no longer operate the Essex County Council supported 77 Bus Route. The contract has been won… Read More