Monthly Archives: February 2017

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) Continue reading

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).

Find out more by emailing [email protected] or calling the Essex Service Delivery team on 01277 357557.  Continue reading

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)