Great Bentley Parish Magazine May 2019

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Grand Garage Trail Saturday 6th July 2019

Great Bentley Grand Garage Trail is to be held on Saturday 6th July 2019
Entry fee £7.00 (£10.00 on the day)
To ensure entry on the Trail Map, book by Saturday 29th June – name, address and telephone number to Mick Dorling on 01206 250799.

Orgainised by Great Bentley ‘Friends of the Green’

This is an opportunity to recycle or clear your garages before the commencement of the wheelie bins.
(The estimated delivery date for wheelie bins in Great Bentley is currently scheduled for w/c 5th August)

Great Bentley Youth Club NEEDS YOU!

Dear members of our village,

This appeal is to you!!!

We are grateful to people who are willing to serve the young people of the village. This year one leader will retire and so we are looking for one or two people who could take their place. This involves helping to run the club on about one Thursday a month to an agreed programme.

The Teenage Youth Club serves the young people of our village, who are mostly in the first two years of Secondary School, The last four years has been a great time with about 16 youngsters from the village coming to Club on a Thursday every fortnight to share together in a safe environment. When the club has been visited by leaders from the Essex Association of Boys & Girls clubs they have commented on what a polite and helpful group of youngsters we have.

We need your help. Parents, Grandparents and others with concern for the young people of our village. We need your help.

So the appeal is to you, please contact me on 250087 to enquire further.                                                            Robert Taylor

Victim Support

Great Bentley Annual Parish Council and Annual Parish Meetings Thursday 16th May 2019

The event will commence at 6.10 pm for light refreshments, the Annual Parish Council meeting will commence at 6.30 pm followed shortly after by the Annual Parish meeting

To read the Annual Parish Council meeting agenda click here

To Read the Annual Parish meeting Agenda click here

Talk by Bryan Thurlow

There will be a talk by Bryan Thurlow on “The Perennial Mr. Potter” at the History Society at the Village Hall at 1930 on 9 May. All interested persons welcome, members £2; non-members £3.

Great Bentley Good Neighbours AGM

The AGM is to be held on Tuesday 21st May at 7.30 pm at the Village Hall.

All welcome

Great Bentley Parish Council Planning Committee & Parish Council Meetings 9th May 2019

To read the Planning Committee meeting agenda click here

To red the Parish Council meeting agenda click here

Community Safety Award

Do you know somebody in your community who goes the extra mile to support vulnerable people, prevent crime and make their communities safer? If so, then why not nominate them for a Community Safety Award, organised by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex. The process is simple to complete with the winners recognised at the PFCC Annual Conference. This event takes place on Friday, June 7th at Colchester United Football Stadium.

The winner will receive £500 to go towards their work in the community and two runners’ up or highly commended winners will also receive £300. There will also be a chance for the people of Essex to vote for the winner of a People’s Choice category from a shortlist of entrants selected by the judging panel. The People’s Choice winner will receive £100.

This year we have a new category for young people open to anybody aged up to and including 24-years-old. The winner of this award will receive £300 to go towards their work in the community.

To win an award, you have to demonstrate that the nominee is an exceptional person or group that have gone above and beyond to keep their community safe. They also have to have delivered a project or scheme that has improved the safety of those around them.
Nominees can be volunteers or those who work in a professional capacity, delivering a service to the public to keep people safe, prevent crime and protect the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Find out more here:

A120 Hare Green Junction Improvement – overnight closures

A120 Hare Green Junction Improvement – overnight closures

I am writing to let you know that we will be closing the A120 east and westbound overnight to install additional safety barriers in advance of the Park Road and Pellens Corner central reserve gap closures.

The A120 eastbound will be closed between the A133 junction to Horsley Cross roundabout on Wednesday 24 April from 9pm to 6am.  The A120 westbound will be closed between Horsley Cross roundabout and the A133 junction on Thursday 25 April from 9pm to 5am.  A signed diversion will be in place via the A133, B1033 and B1035.

Park Road closure

The junction of Park Road and the A120 will be fully closed from 8am on Tuesday 23 April to the end of May to enable construction of the left-in, left-out turning.  During this time, road users will be diverted:

Eastbound: via Park Road, Hilliards Road, Spratts Lane, Church Road, Bentley Road, Shop Road, Bromley Road, B1352 Long Road, Clacton Road, B1035 to Horsley Cross roundabout.

Westbound: via B1035, Clacton Road, B1352 Long Road, Bromley Road, Shop Road, Bentley Road, Church Road, Spratts Lane, Hilliards Road to Park Road.

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If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or e-mail [email protected].

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience while we deliver these essential works.

Yours faithfully


Alex Skinner

Stakeholder Liaison Manager


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