Monthly Archives: June 2018

Great Bentley Carnival 30th June 2018


11.00 onwards Assembling at Plough Road Industrial Estate of Processions entrants
11.30 prompt Judging commences (not including the Majorette/Dance groups)
12.00 Presentation of Rosettes and certificates by the Judges.
12.30 Carnival Procession commences /Roads close


12.00 Live music from – The Chocolate Fireplace Experience
12.30 Live Music from – Esme Stovell
13.00 BeBop Dance school
13.20 Parade of Procession floats
13.30 Great Bentley Carnival Queen Megan Duffy and Princesses Scarlett Best
and Paris Malcolm present the trophies in the Arena.
14.00 Live Music from – Harmless Crossfire
14.30 Phoenix Allstar Twirlers
14.45 Live Music from – The Last Gunfighter
15.50 Fast tent Pitch declared. Silent Auction and Raffle Drawn.
16.30 Live Music from – Manic XL
17.00 Close.

Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets and visit the Silent Auction tent.

Road closures will be between 12.30 – 13.30
This will effect Plough Road starting at Keeble Court to Thorrington Road. Thorrington and Weeley Roads
between De Vere Estate and the end of the green. Heckford’s Road from Moors Close to Thorrington Road.
Access into the village, via vehicle, during this time will be prohibited. (Except emergency vehicles) Exiting the
village during this time will also be limited especially from the Birch Avenue area and if absolutely necessary
should be made via Weeley Road on to Swallows Row or Tye Road.

A12 and A120 Road Improvement Scheme Summer/Autumn 2018

A package of essential road improvement schemes for sections of the A12 and A120 in Essex and Suffolk are due to go to construction, in early August. 

The Schemes are aimed at improving road safety and journey times, as well as enhancing the driving experience.

Highways England and its contractors; Interserve, Osborne and WSP, will carry out works including carriageway resurfacing, the refreshing of white lines, replacement of road studs and upgrading safety barriers. This is to take place along stretches of the A12 from Ingatestone to Ipswich and the A120 from Braintree to Harwich.

Much of our work will require full overnight road closures and diversions which may affect your community. When possible, works will take place between 8pm and 6am on weeknights only, however, we will consider the possibility of weekend working and you will be notified if this is the case through regular weekly traffic management bulletins once work gets underway.

The attached leaflet shows the individual schemes in more detail and we will be confirming specific dates and diversion routes nearer the time.

Highways England and its partners fully appreciate roadworks affect both road users and local communities, which is why we have created dedicated communications channels shown below, so you have the opportunity to ask us specific questions about the schemes in your area:

[email protected]

[email protected]




We will do our best to minimise disruption to road users and local communities while works take place. Thank you for your patience while we deliver this essential work.



Project Team

Interserve Construction Limited, Osborne and WSP

Working for and on behalf of Highways England


For further information, please contact Highways England: 0300 123 5000 or email [email protected]

Crucial Crew Event for Older People

Click here to view flyer

Where and When:
Thursday 27th September 2018, 10am-2pm
Princes Theatre, Town Hall, Station Road,
Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1SE
Event details:
Free Safety Information for the Older Person; in the Home & on the Street
Answers to your frequently asked questions. Come and join us to find out more.
Don’t forget you can park in the High Street and Wellesley Road Car parks near the Princes
Theatre, free (after 11am) with your Tendring residents pass. (Just pay for time used before 11am)
For further information & to reserve your FREE
ticket please contact Charlotte on 01255 686359

Temporary Road Closures Friday 6th July

Great Bentley Running Club Junior Race
18.35 to 18.55 Weeley Road from Heckford’s Road to the unmade track around the Village Green. Organisers will ensure that provision is made to allow access if required. Members of the public may use the road during the event.

Great Bentley Running Club 5 Mile
19.20 to 19.45 Plough Road from the level crossing to the junction with Weeley Road, Aingers Green. Organisers will ensure that provision is made to allow emergency vehicles access if required. Members of the public may use the road during the event.



Restorative Justice and Mediation Service.


This is a scheme which will allow victims of crime and anti-social behaviour (such as neighbour disputes) the chance to communicate with the perpetrator/s. 

We are offering an opportunity for people who have the ability to learn skills that would allow them to assist us.

The Essex Restorative Justice and Mediation Service facilitates safe communication between those involved in a crime or conflict and allow victims to ask questions

and receive meaningful reparation for the harm that has been caused. We are looking for volunteers to help us to deliver this service.

  • You would receive full training and ongoing support
  • You would become part of a friendly and supportive team
  • You would be able to fit this role around your existing commitments

If you are aged over 18 years, live in Essex and are interested in learning more about this exciting and challenging volunteering role please contact

[email protected] or ring 01245 291609

Notification of changes to Hedingham & Omnibus Commercial Services with effect from 01 July 2018


For your information, Essex County Council has received notification from Hedingham Omnibuses about changes to their commercial network for with effect from 01 July 2018.

The following services will be affected

  • Service X76 Colchester – Jaywick (revised timetable)
  • Service 87 Colchester – Brightlingsea (revised timetable)
  • Service 130 Clacton – Jaywick  (withdrawn, however journeys are included on service X76 with a slightly revised timetable)
  • Service 137 Clacton Circular (revised timetable)


Please refer to Traveline  for further details of these commercial changes.

Notification of commercial changes to First Essex Bus Services in Clacton


Essex County Council has received notification from First Essex Buses about changes to their commercial network with effect from 28 July 2018, following the announcement of the closure of their Clacton Depot.
A brief summary of these commercial withdrawals are:

  • Service 3 Harwich – Clacton
  • Service 4/4A Clacton Circular via Jaywick
  • Service 5/5A Clacton – Rush Green
  • Service 6 Clacton – Point Clear

    Essex County Council (ECC) are aware that other commercial operators have expressed interest in running some of these services.
    ECC are currently investigating the impact of these changes and Stakeholders will continue to be updated in due course.

    First Essex Bus service 2 Clacton – Mistley operated with financial support from EC
    Please be advised that with effect from 28 July  this service will be operated by another Operator, we will send further information once the details have been confirmed.

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accounting Return Accounts for Year Ended 31st March 2018.

Great Bentley Parish Council

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)


1.Date of announcement  Tuesday 5th June 2018

2.Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.
Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2018, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:
 K Paradise, The Clerk/RFO, The Community Resource Centre, The Village   Hall, Plough toad, Great Bentley, Essex CO7 8LG    telephone:  01206 256410
Email:  [email protected]
commencing on  Monday 11 June 2018
and ending on  Friday 20 July 2018
3.Local government electors and their representatives also have:
The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.
The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.
4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015. The appointed auditor is:
PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
1 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London E14 4HD
([email protected]
5. This announcement is made by Mrs K Paradise Clerk/RFO


To read Accounting Statements and a Summary of your Rights click here
o read the Annual Internal Audit Report  2017-18 click here
o read the Annual Governance Statement 2017-18 click here
o read the Accounting Statements 2017-18 click here