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Safer Communites Officer, Tendring District Council

The Safer Communities Officer from TDC is giving a presentation
at the Parish Council meeting regarding County Lines activity, and how they operate in the district. As SPOC for County Lines and gangs, part of his role is to ensure that all interested parties are given the tools to be aware of what is happening in the area, and in particular how residents are exploited.

The meeting is to be held in the Michael Wright Room at the Village Hall on Thursday 5th March at 7pm.

All welcome

Essex County Fire & Rescue – Have Your Say

Towards the end of 2019, we asked you to help us reach people who live, work and travel in Essex to share their views on how our future priorities should be delivered.

I’m pleased to say that feedback made a real difference and helped us to create a draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) for 2020-2024.

The IRMP sets out how we intend to address some of the challenges we will face. We plan for a future with continued reductions in incidents, driven by a further focus on prevention and a commitment to maintaining financial sustainability.

Another chance to share your thoughts…

Being open and honest with our public is a priority to us, which is why we don’t want to stop there.

Before we publish our final IRMP, we want to check in with our residents again to see if the draft plan feels right and ask for any further comments or suggestions.

That consultation will run until Tuesday 17 March – please help us share the details with as many of your constituents/supporters and encourage them to take part before then.

To see the draft and have your say, visit:

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Rogue Traders

With the current weather, with high winds and heavy rain, be wary of rogue traders cold calling and offering to replace fencing, missing roof tiles etc. Never accept a doorstep offer to complete work.

Please be aware that rogue traders can and do still appear on sites like ‘Trust a Trader’ or ‘Checkatrade’.

Use traders who you trust or have used before, alternatively Trading Standards have a ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme – please use this website in order to find traders that have been vetted and approved by Trading Standards.

Watch this video from Trading Standards: Cold Callers Video

Essex & Kent Serious Crime Directorate



Tendring Community Transport and Harwich Connexions Transport are launching a new door to door service between Clacton & Harwich and the outlying villages in the Tendring area.  The new service starting in April will enable people to access local amenities, GP appointments, Harwich / Clacton hospitals, social / leisure activities, visit friends or even a trip to the seaside.  For more information about how to book please either contact 01255 436962 (Tendring) or 01255 552010 (Harwich).

Road Closure – Weeley Road

Red Road sign saying Road Ahead Closed

Weeley Road, Great Bentley will be closed from a point 322metres east of The Green for approximately 15metres north east.

The closure is scheduled to commence on 24/02/2020 to 03/03/2020 or where appropriate signs are showing and weather permitting. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while installation of new foul sewer connection relating to a section 50 S50-1383 is undertaken.

The alternative route will be via Weeley Road, A133, Heckfords Road and vice versa.

The Order will come into effect on 24/02/2020 and may continue in force for 18 months or until the works have been completed, whichever is the earlier.

Road Closure A120 Eastbound – Ardleigh to Elmstead

Red Road sign saying Road Ahead Closed

A120 Works – Ardleigh – Elmstead
Highways England is undertaking necessary works on the A120 eastbound to carry out concrete surveys on the network.
The surveys are planned to start on Friday 7 February and are programmed to take approximately 4 nights – weeknights only. Our working times will be between the hours of 8pm and 6am.
Traffic restrictions
In order to minimise the impact on local communities and road users, we will only be diverting traffic onto local roads when absolutely necessary. Where we do need to close the A120 and divert traffic, we closely consult with the local authority to agree the most appropriate route and timings.
The following closure will be in place between 8pm and 6am on weeknights only.
• Closure of the A120 eastbound between A120 / A12 Interchange and Hare Green from Friday 7 February to Wednesday 12 February
Please note that these works are subject to weather conditions and dates may change, notices onsite will provide the most up to date information.