Essex County Council Broadband Survey

We’re writing to let you know that we’re launching the Essex County Council Broadband Survey and we want as many people as possible to have their say. The survey will run from 18th March to 19th April and is part of a Public Review that has been launched by Building Digital UK (BDUK).

To date, the Superfast Essex programme has reached 140,000 homes and businesses across the county with superfast and ultrafast broadband connectivity, but we know there are still some areas that suffer with poor broadband speeds.

We’re asking that you please share the Broadband Survey with the residents of your towns and villages – the more people who have their say, the more informed we’ll be of homes and businesses across Essex that need access to better broadband!

You can find the survey and further information here:

We’ve also created a Toolkit which includes an image and some suggested tweets and Facebook posts. We’d grateful if you would post on your social media channels and groups, any local newsletters or even your websites. Please feel free to tweak the copy to fit with your messaging.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

Kind regards,

The Superfast Essex team



Essex County Council

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Temporary Prohibition of Use – Footpath 8

The Essex County Council (PRoW 8, Great Bentley) (Temporary Prohibition of Use)
Order 2021
Notice is hereby given that the Essex County Council intends, not less than seven days
from the date of this notice, to make the above Order under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic
Regulation Act 1984.
Effect of the order: To temporarily close Footpath 8, Great Bentley in the District of
Tendring, from its junction with Footpath 20, Great Bentley in a general north westerly
direction for an approximate distance of 365 metres.
The closure is scheduled to commence on 2 April 2021 to 31 July 2021 or where appropriate
signs are showing and weather permitting. The closure is required for the safety of the public
and workforce whilst the construction of site roads are undertaken.
The alternative route will be via Footpath 20, Plough Road, Station Road and Birch Avenue
and vice versa.
The Order will come into effect on 2 April 2021 and may continue in force for 6 months or
until the works have been completed, whichever is the earlier.

Dated: 25 March 2021
Essex County Council
Network Assurance
A2 Annexe, Seax House,
Victoria Road South,
Chelmsford, Essex
Telephone: 0345 603 7631

Spring Equinox Clean Up

If you are disappointed with the amount of litter that has still accumulated over lock down in the areas where we cycle, and you are also a keen cyclist or just hate to see litter when you are out for a walk, then perhaps this maybe close to your heart as well.

It would be great if you could post this publicly as widely as possible to encourage people to act.


Our Reference: BR20 GREAT BENTLEY

Tendring District Council confirmed the above mentioned Order on 22 January 2021 and Essex County Council certified the new route on 1 March 2021 and a notice will be appearing in the Colchester Gazette on 11 March 2021, accordingly,

See a copy of the Confirmed Order, and the Notice of Confirming the Order

The Confirmation of the Order is not open to public consultation, however there is a grievance period as to their validity as stated on the notices.

Shair Lane Road Closure Commencing 7th April


Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Shair Lane, Great Bentley CP

Please click on the following link to find details of the intended closure of Shair Lane, due to commence on 7th April 2021 for 15 hours. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Openreach undertakes pole replacement.

Essex Streetworks Team
Ringway Jacobs | Essex County Council
3rd Floor, Seax House, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH

Website: Have you seen for road works on the Essex Network

Local Elections

On Thursday 6 May 2021 there will be a combination of local elections across Tendring.

Residents are being asked to consider voting options ahead of the May elections. Polling stations will be open and operating on a Covid-secure way, with voters asked to wear a mask and bring their own pen or pencil to mark their X on the ballot papers. Pencils will still be provided and thoroughly cleaned between each use.

Alternatively, voters can apply for a postal vote – where their ballot papers are delivered using Royal Mail – or a proxy vote, where you choose somebody to vote on your behalf. Registering to vote, or for a postal or proxy vote, can be done at The deadline to register to vote is 19 April; while postal vote applications must be made by 20 April, and proxy votes by 27 April.

The vote will include the postponed Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election from May 2020, District by-elections for West Clacton and Jaywick Sands and Eastcliff and the scheduled Essex County Council elections. Eight Essex County Councillors are elected from the Tendring District.

Important information and guidance for candidates considering standing for election is available on the Electoral Commission’s website(link is external). We recommend that all prospective candidates read that information and seek guidance if they are unsure on any aspect of it.

For information on the Essex County election, visit the Essex County Council website.(link is external)

For more information on the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) election, visit the PFCC website(link is external).

A briefing by the Returning Officer and his staff for Agents and Candidates in the Essex County Council election in Tendring District and District by-elections for West Clacton and Jaywick Sands and Eastcliff, will be held at the Town Hall, Clacton-on-Sea on Monday 8 March 2021.