Month: September 2016

Monthly Planning Committee and Parish Council meeting Agenda’s

The next monthly meetings of the Planning Committee and Parish Council will be held at 7pm and 7.30pm respectfully this Thursday 6 October 2016. Follow the links to view the agendas. Residents are welcome to attend meetings as they… Read More

Notice of conclusion of audit – Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2016

In line with the statutory requirement Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234) a “Notice of conclusion of audit”, which details the rights of inspection has… Read More

Police are urging people to be vigilant following a spate of burglaries.

Detectives are investigating more than 20 incidents that have taken place since 1st August in Jaywick, Clacton, St Osyth, Dovercourt, Harwich, Lawford and Thorpe-le-Soken. In most cases, doors or windows were not securely locked. In five cases, the victims… Read More

Should more local, visible, accessible policing be a priority in the new Police and Crime Plan for Essex?

Roger Hirst, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, wants to hear your views on the priorities for policing, crime prevention and community safety in our county. The seven proposed priorities are: More local, visible and accessible policing…. Read More

Parish Magazine – October edition

The October edition of the Parish Magazine is now available. Follow the link to read a copy.

Flower Festival is a great success

The annual St Mary’s Church Flower Festival and Art Exhibition was held on 17th and 18th September.  The theme this year was Nursery Rhymes. As usual various village groups made marvelous efforts to provide colourful blooming displays. Those… Read More

BBC’s Inside Out films in Gt Bentley

David Whiteley was doorstepped by Mary Maskell while he was filming on Gt Bentley Village Green for a piece to be broadcast on Inside Out on BBC One on Monday, 19 September at 7.30pm and on the iPlayer for… Read More

Flower Arranging Classes – Commencing September 2016

Would you like to learn to flower arrange? A monthly class will be held on Wednesdays (10.00 – 12.00) at the Methodist Church Hall, Great Bentley starting on 28th September 2016.  The classes will always be held on… Read More

Temporary Road Closures

There are plans to temporarily close the A133 Slip East and Westbound and Sturricks Lane, Great Bentley. Please follow the links for details of temporary orders showing dates of the road closures – A133 Slip East and Westbound and… Read More

Things are changing at your local recycling centre

From 31st October changes are being made to recycling centres in Essex, so check the Recycle for Essex website before you go. To find out more visit