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]
Website:     www.dancenetworkassociation.org.uk
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Thedancenetworkassociation
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

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1)

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Plough Road, Great Bentley 

Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=115317967 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
Highways
Ringway Jacobs | Essex County Council
3rd Floor, Seax House, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH
Website: http://www.essex.gov.uk/highways
Have you seen one.network 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 one.network

See here for further information

Statement of Persons Nominated for Member of Parliament for Harwich and North Essex Constituency

See The statement of persons nominated for the forthcoming general election for the Harwich and North Essex Constituency.

Have Your Say

Have your say: The A120/A133 Link Road and Rapid Transit System scheme
Last week saw the launch of a consultation on the new A120/A133 Link Road and Rapid Transit System schemes.
This follows a successful funding bid to enable the creation of the new Link Road and for the first stages of an RTS to be implemented linking up key parts of Colchester.
Within our consultation brochure we set out the differing route alignment options for both schemes and are looking for views to enable preferred options to be selected and more detailed design to take place.
We would like to invite you to take part in our public consultation as we are keen to hear your thoughts on the proposed idea. 
All responses to the public consultation will be recorded in a consultation report and will be considered as part of the options selection process. The closing date for responses to the consultation is 11.59pm on Monday 16 December. 

There are a number of ways you can get involved:

Online –  You can find all the information on the consultation and a link to the online questionnaire at: Essex.gov.uk/Link-Road-and-Rapid-Transit 
Visit a public exhibition –  Members of our project team will be available to answer questions and we will also provide paper copies of the consultation brochure and questionnaire to take away. The public exhibitions will take place at the below venues:

Venue Address Date Time
Wivenhoe House Park Rd, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO4 3SQ Tuesday 12 November 1pm – 8pm  
Greenstead Community Centre Hawthorn Avenue Colchester, Essex CO4 3QE Friday 15 November 1pm – 6pm
St John’s Church and Community Centre St John’s Church, St John’s Cl, Colchester CO4 0HP Thursday 21 November 1pm – 8pm
Colchester Community Stadium United Way, Colchester CO4 5UP Saturday 23 November 10am-5pm
Wivenhoe House Park Rd, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO4 3SQ Monday 25 November 1pm – 8pm  
Colchester Community Stadium United Way, Colchester CO4 5UP Monday 9 December 1pm – 8pm

Brochure deposit sites – If you are unable to attend the events listed above and you are also unable to download a copy of the brochure from we have a number of information brochures located at deposit points around Colchester. These will be available from Monday 11 November at the locations listed below.

Location Address
Brochures available for reference
Colchester Library Trinity Square, Colchester, CO1 1JB
Prettygate Library Prettygate Road, Colchester, CO3 4EQ
Greenstead Library Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester, CO4 3QE
Hythe Community Centre 1 Ventura Dr, Hythe, Colchester CO1 2FG
Old Heath Community Centre D’Arcy Rd, Colchester CO2 8BB
The Community Hall Abbots 39 Ladbrook Dr, Colchester CO2 8RW
Brochures available to pick up
Colchester Town Hall High St, Colchester CO1 1PJ

Yours faithfully,
Essex Highways 

Thorrington Road – Closure from 27th November

Red Road sign saying Road Ahead Closed

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1)

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Thorrington Road Great Bentley 

Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=115128737 to find details of the intended closure of Thorrington Road, due to commence on 27th November 2019 for 10 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes footway patching.

Regards,
Essex Streetworks Team
Highways
Ringway Jacobs | Essex County Council
3rd Floor, Seax House, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH
Website: http://www.essex.gov.uk/highways

Road Closure A120 – Ardleigh junction to Elmstead junction

Highways England is undertaking necessary works on the A120 to carry out concrete surveys on the network.

Red Road sign saying Road Ahead Closed

Works will take place from Wednesday 20 November for approximately 2 weeks, with road closures in place between 8pm and 6am on weeknights only. See letter for more information

Your Fire Service – have your say!

Your fire Service - have your say at www.essex-fire.gov.uk/irmp

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has launched a public consultation – a ten minute survey asking the public of Essex about how our future priorities are delivered.
While our primary focus will always be to prevent emergencies and protect our most vulnerable residents, this consultation is a chance to tell us what matters to you and what approach you think we should take.
The responses we get from this consultation will enable us to develop an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) in the New Year.
An IRMP is a plan that assesses the risks we face and sets out how we plan to lessen them to ensure we deliver the right resources at the right time, in the right place.
To have your say, visit: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/irmp
If you have any questions or comments please email [email protected]
The consultation will close at 5pm on Friday 13 December 2019