Rubbish & Recycling

Christmas and New Year Revised Collection Dates

Notice taken from TDC Website:

Please note that during the Christmas and New Year bank holiday period, collections will be delayed.  Please see the below table for your revised collection days.

Please place the refuse and recycling that was due for collection on your NORMAL day of collection out for collection on your REVISED day of collection before 7am. 

Please store your waste within the boundary of your property until it is due for collection.

With Christmas comes extra waste and recycling so, to help you, householders will be able to place a maximum of 2 black bags by the side of your wheelie bin for collection. This will only be for your first scheduled wheelie bin collection following Christmas Day after which any unauthorised side waste will not be collected.

Normal Collection DayRevised Collection Day
Monday 23rd DecemberMonday 23rd December
Tuesday 24th DecemberTuesday 24th December
Wednesday 25th DecemberFriday 27th December
Thursday 26th DecemberSaturday 28th December
Friday 27th DecemberMonday 30th December

Monday 30th December

Tuesday 31st December
Tuesday 31st DecemberThursday 2nd January
Wednesday 1st JanuaryFriday 3rd January
Thursday 2nd JanuarySaturday 4th January
Friday 3rd JanuaryMonday 6th January

Monday 6th January

Tuesday 7th January
Tuesday 7th JanuaryWednesday 8th January
Wednesday 8th JanuaryThursday 9th January
Thursday 9th JanuaryFriday 10th January
Friday 10th JanuarySaturday 11th January

Please note that normal collections resume on Monday 13th January.

Recycling Collections Update Notice

Due to increased recycling, Veolia are experiencing delays in collections.  If this affects you please leave your items out for collection, Veolia will return to collect these items. 

We’re sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued recycling efforts.

Methodist Church Luncheon Club

Please note that the dates for the Luncheon Club are 7th and 21st January, contrary to those previously advertised on the events calendar here.

Veterans Mental Health Awareness Training Programme

See Veterans Mental Health Awareness Training Programme flyer

Essex Community Watch Magazine

See Essex Community Watch Magazine

Essex Energy Switch

The Essex Energy Switch is a collective energy switching scheme aimed at helping residents save money on their gas and electricity bills. The scheme has been running for six years and has already helped over 16,000 households in Essex save over £3.7m on their energy bills.
The registration window for the Essex Energy Switch opened on 3 December and closes on 10 February 2020. Residents can register for free online at Once the registration window closes, energy companies will bid at an auction to see who can offer the lowest energy tariff. Anyone who has registered will then be contacted directly by the winning company with more details and information on how to switch. Residents that registered or switched through the Essex Energy Switch last year, will need to register again this year. Once registered, there is no obligation to switch providers.

Dementia, those living with Parkinsons as well as in supported and sheltered housing schemes

The Dance Network Association has been successfully managing dance classes for older people for over 5 years in and around Essex, working with those living with Dementia, those living with Parkinsons as well as in supported and sheltered housing schemes.

Research by The New England Journal of medicine conducted over a 21-year period found that dancing frequently reduced the risk of dementia by 76% – the highest percentage of any activity in the study. The World Health Organisation states that Older adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week, and so through these sessions we believe we have an impact, one that we wish to continue into 2020 and beyond.

We would love to extend an invitation to you to join at at one of the following classes this December. 

Please let us know if you can attend so that we have enough mince pies and space!  

  • RE:Generation Elders Dance project – Tuesday 17th December – 11am-12.30pm
    Rohan Court, Meriadoc Drive, South Woodham, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 5ZY
    In partnership with CHP Housing
  • Dancing with Dementia – Tuesday 17th December – 2-4pm
    Witham Hub Community Centre, Unit 17, Newland Shopping Centre, Witham CM8 2AP (Space is limited)
    Delivered in partnership with The Alzheimer’s Society,
  • Dancing with Parkinsons – Colchester Castle – Wednesday 18th December 2.30-4pm
    Colchester Castle Museum, Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1TJ

We look forward to meeting you soon,
Best wishes
The Dance Network Association
Lyann Kennedy
[email protected]

Artistic Director – Gemma Wright
Phone:       07490 37 47 17
Email:         [email protected]
Twitter:        @DanceNetEssex

Great Bentley Parish Magazines – November & December 2019

See November 2019 Parish Magazine

See December 2019 Parish Magazine

Planning Committee & Parish Council Meeting 5th December 2019

See Planning Committee Meeting Agenda

See Parish Council Meeting Agenda

NOTE: The following meeting will be held on Thursday 9th January 2020 and only Planning Matters, Finance and any Urgent Matters will be discussed.

Plough Road south of railway crossing- Road Closure 7th December for 2 days

Red Road sign saying Road Ahead Closed


Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Plough Road, Great Bentley 

Please click on the following link to find details of the intended closure of Plough Road, due to commence on 7th December 2019 for 2 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while UK Power Networks undertakes installation of new electricity supply for customer.

Essex Streetworks Team
Ringway Jacobs | Essex County Council
3rd Floor, Seax House, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH
Have you seen for road works on the Essex Network ?

A133 – Colchester – Clacton Route Improvements

Roadwork sign showing a man at work

Roadworks are due to start Monday 25 November to improve the Frating and Weeley Roundabouts on the A133.  This scheme is designed to improve the route from Colchester to Clacton and includes safety improvements between the two roundabouts.

The works are being carried out by Jacksons Civil Engineering and the works are due to complete next spring.

Specific traffic management arrangements, see: A133 Colchester to Clacton route improvements and share on the @essexhighways twitter feed.  The works are due to be carried out in a phased approach and involve lane restrictions.  A limited number of temporary overnight full road closures will be needed for specific pieces of work.

These works are reflected on

See here for further information