Proposed Network Rail (Essex and Others Level Crossing Reduction) Order

Network Rail has issued the Proposed Network Rail (Essex and Others Level Crossing Reduction) Order. The order confers powers on Network Rail to close level crossings in the Parish of Great Bentley: E45 Great Bentley Station and E46 Lords No.1.

Note: E45 is not the level crossing on Plough Road but a foot crossing just east of the Railway Station over which Public Footpath No. 8 runs. The Footpath will be diverted.

Follow the links to learn where this order can be viewed. Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

NHS sets out action to deliver NHS care fit for the future

Please follow the link to read a press release from NHS England announcing a plan that seeks to deliver practical improvements in cancer, mental health and GP access – while transforming the way that care is delivered to ease pressure on hospitals.  More information is available on their website

(Photo credit; NHS)

Parish Council and Planning Committee Monthly Meetings – 6 April 2017

The monthly meetings of the Planning Committee and Parish Council will be held in the Michael Wright Room at the Village Hall at 7pm and 7.30pm respectfully on Thursday 6 April 2017. Follow the links to view the agendas.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Stolen vehicle registration plates: St Marys Road

Sometime late evening 29 March 2017 through to the early hours on 30th vehicle number plates front and back were stolen from a vehicle on St Marys Road Great Bentley. If you saw or heard anything that may be of help please ring Essex Police on 101.


(Photo credit: Chris Blakeley, flickr)

Essex County Council elections – Thursday 4 May 2017

Essex County Council elections are held every four years. The next elections of County Councillors are scheduled to take place on 4 May 2017.

Follow the link to view the Tendring District Council webpage ‘Notice of Election‘. Information includes, the timetable, voting eligibility and how to vote.

Parish Council complains about large scale housing development

At a recent meeting of Great Bentley Parish Council (GBPC) frustration was expressed by councillors about the seemingly unrestricted housing development in the Parish. It was agreed to write to Essex County Council (ECC), Tendring District Council (TDC) and Bernard Jenkin MP advising of the concern about vulnerability of Great Bentley to large scale housing development.

(Photo shows the indicative drawing for the proposed 150 new homes to the south of Gt Bentley) Read More

Parish Magazine – April Edition

The April edition of the Parish Magazine has now been published. Follow the link to view it.

(Photo credit; Darcie Tanner, flickr)

NHS NEE CCG Board Meeting – 28 March

Follow the link to view a press release about the CCG’s next board meeting on 28 March in Frinton.  Please note that while there will be an update on the Urgent Care Review, this is informative only and a decision will not be made until 30th May.

Police launch murder investigation in St Osyth

Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a man in St Osyth. Police were called shortly before 4.45am Monday March 20, with reports a 23-year-old man had been stabbed in Rochford Road.

Officers carried out cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the victim until the ambulance service arrived. He was taken to hospital, where he sadly died a short time later. Read More

Electoral Review of Tendring

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across this area to comment on proposed new electoral arrangements for Tendring District Council. Follow the link to obtain the details