Monthly Archives: February 2019

Foster Carers Urgently needed

Essex foster carers urgently needed to transform children’s lives

One hundred new foster carers are needed by Essex County Council’s Fostering Service as the number of children requiring foster care continues to grow.

There are now 1,070 children in foster care in Essex and this number has been increasing for the past two years. In addition, the rate of children leaving care has slowed down, bringing into sharp focus the need to recruit more foster carers for children of all ages, siblings and children with disabilities.

Fostering is caring for someone else’s child or children in your own home for a few days, months, or in some cases, until the child grows up. For more information click here

Cut the Clock Campaign

Back in January the Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes launched their ‘Cut the Clock’ campaign to highlight that on average it takes four years for a Veteran to ask for mental health support.

Cllr Amos, TDC’s Armed Forces Champion, and Cllr Platt, Chairman of Tendring District Council (TDC), have arranged for the “Cut the Clock” image to be projected on to Clacton Town Hall next Thursday evening (14th February) and would very much like you, your family and friends to join them in supporting our Veterans that maybe suffering in silence, and reassuring them that they are not alone.

Everyone is asked to gather at Clacton Town Hall at 5.30pm for 5.45pm to show their support – we hope to see as many people as possible supporting this campaign.  A bucket collection in aid of Help for Heroes will also take place.

Please forward this open invitation to anyone who would like to show their support.

A Story of Corsets

There will be a talk at the History Society by Roger Kennell on “A Story of Corsets” at the Village Hall on 14th February at 7.30 pm. All interested persons welcome, members £2, non-members £3.

A120 Hare Green Update Including Information of Road Closure


Further to our previous letter of 31 August regarding the A120 Hare Green Junction Improvement, please be advised that we will be carrying out roadworks for two nights which require overnight closures of the A120.

We will be closing the A120 westbound between Horsley Cross roundabout and the junction with the A133 between 8pm and 6am on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 February to carry out verge strengthening and barrier repairs.

Traffic Management

These closures will take place between 9pm and 5am with signed diversion routes.

During these closures, road users will be diverted from Horsley Cross roundabout via the B1035, B1033 and A133 back to the A120.

Find out more and contact us

To receive a weekly update of our planned works, please email ‘opt in’ to [email protected].  You can unsubscribe at any time using the same email address.

If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or e-mail [email protected].

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience while we deliver these essential works.

Yours faithfully

Alex Skinner

Communications Manager


Alex Skinner

Stakeholder Liaison Manager


E: [email protected]

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