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A120 Parkston Roundabout: survey and road inspection work

I write to inform you that we’ll be carrying out essential survey and road inspection work at the above location.
We plan to complete this work over 2 nights from Monday 12 April to Wednesday 14 April, working between the hours of 8pm to 6am, subject to weather conditions.
To ensure the safety of our workforce we will need to close a section of the A120, in both directions, between A120 at Ramsey Roundabout and St Nicholas Roundabout.

Diversion route
Traffic will be diverted off the A120 at Ramsey Roundabout via the B1352, to re-join the A120 at George Roundabout.
This diversion route will be in place in both directions. A diagram of the diversion route can be found overleaf.

Please be assured all our sites have strict safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID19. We will be carrying out all works following safety guidelines set by the Government.

Find out more
To stay informed about all the latest major roadworks happening near you, visit to register for the latest alerts. If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by e-mail to [email protected]  

Census Field Officer Doorstep Visits

Census field officers are now working in the community to remind everyone to complete their census and to signpost support.
All census officers:

  • carry official identification cards with their photograph and name
  • wear PPE, use hand sanitizer and socially distance
  • can show a critical worker letter permitting them to be out and about doing their job

Any resident can call 0800 085 8239 to confirm the identity of a census officer and the area they are working in.
Census officers NEVER ask for money, bank details or any other financial information. They will NEVER ask to enter a home.
They work the following hours:
Monday – Saturday 09h00-20h00
Sundays and Bank Holidays 10h00-16h00
If any doubt, always close the door. 
If a resident feels threatened or in danger, then they should call 999.

A133 A120 Link Road Update

Latest news on the scheme
  EH logo A120 – A133 Link Road update Virtual exhibition Following the consultation held in late 2019 and the subsequent Essex County Council Cabinet approval to take forward the variant of ‘Option 1C’ as the preferred route option in May 2020, Essex Highways have been developing the design of the proposed new Link Road.
This has now reached a stage in which we will be submitting the proposals to Essex County Council (as the County Planning Authority). The planning process will last a minimum of 16 weeks and will include a planning consultation period, which will allow interested parties to have their say on the scheme. Once submitted and validated, all of the documents relating to the submission will be available to view via Essex County Council’s planning application website and we will be provide more information on this once available.
Ahead of the planning application, we are running a virtual exhibition to provide an overview of the scheme. This can be seen at The exhibition provides information such as the background to the scheme, design layout, environmental mitigation and walking, cycling and horse-riding provision. If you have any questions in relation to the virtual exhibition please do not hesitate to contact the project team at: [email protected].
The planned route will leave the A133 via a roundabout east of the University of Essex, joining the A120 via a junction east of Bromley Road. 
The proposals have now reached a stage in which they are being submitted to planning. If approved, works will begin in 2022 with the road due to be completed in 2024.Link Road still Major Projects Facebook Page Facebook logo   Interested in keeping up to date with all the latest major project information? Follow our new page on Facebook for regular updates on projects happening across the county.   Essex County Council, County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford  CM1 1QH

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On Sunday 21st March, millions of people across England and Wales completed Census 2021 to ensure that local services for every community can be planned using the best information possible.

If you’ve haven’t completed your census questionnaire yet, please do it as soon as possible.

You simply need to provide the information about who was living or staying at your household on Sunday 21st March.

If you did not receive your information letter or you have misplaced it, then please go to or call 0800 141 2021 to get a new unique access code.

For help in a language other than English, call 0800 587 2021.

There is a lot of help available on the website, including support in many different languages and guidance on how to complete the questionnaire.

You can also get assistance by phone from a local census support centre.

In and around North Essex, the relevant telephone numbers are:

BRAINTREE: 01376 346535


SUDBURY: 01787 372331

HEYBRIDGE: 01621 851997

ONGAR: 07967 726851

IPSWICH: 01473 480701

CAMBRIDGE: 01223 300407

Census field officers will soon start visiting households who have not completed a census questionnaire to ensure that everyone can fulfil their legal obligation to complete the census. They will be equipped with PPE, follow social distancing and COVID-safe guidelines, and will never need to enter anyone’s home.

The Office for National Statistics will never share personal details and no-one, including government bodies, will be able to identify you in census statistics. Personal census records will be kept secure for 100 years. If you do not complete the census, you may have to pay a fine of up to £1,000. For more information or to get help, please visit