Posted on May 9, 2016
Essex WasteBusters are looking for volunteers who are passionate about the environment to join their award winning team. If you are interested in helping your community, the WasteBuster team are holding a recruitment drive for enthusiastic volunteers on the 21 May at Clacton Library.
The WasteBusters waste busting heroes help their local community to reduce waste, increase recycling and save money. Volunteers will be able to attend a free training day to find out about becoming a WasteBuster as well as get advice on reducing food waste reduction, home composting, reusing and refurbishing items. They will then be able to speak to local groups, small or large to give demonstrations or workshops, as well as blog and share their knowledge.
ECC spokesperson said: “WasteBusters can really make a difference to their local community by helping their neighbours reduce waste, recycle more and save money. It also gives volunteers the opportunity to meet likeminded people and share their knowledge and experience.”
Posted on May 3, 2016
Proposed partnership between Ipswich and Colchester hospitals “the only way” to secure service in north Essex
Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently reinspected selected services within Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust and as a result advised that within the next week, consultation will commence on trust special administration unless an immediate alternative solution can be instituted.
Those steps may see Ipswich Hospital playing a major role in the running of ailing Colchester General Hospital as part of a dramatic bid to turn around the fortunes of the trust.
(photo credit; East Anglian Daily Times)
Updated on April 26, 2016
The Friends of the Green Annual Garage Trail is being held this year on Saturday, 2 July 2016 from 10 am – 3 pm.
Telephone Michael Dorling on 01206 250799 by 25 June to book your garage. Cost £5. Maps available from Deli-licious.
(photo credit; mike wright, flickr)
Posted on April 26, 2016
(photo credit; Friends of Historic Essex)
Updated on April 25, 2016
The Superfast Essex broadband programme, co-ordinated by Essex County Council, has informed the parish about the outcome of a review of broadband availability in some postcodes in the parish which has been carried out to help inform the programme’s future roll-out plan.
Check The interactive map on the Superfast Essex website.
(photo credit; btphotosbduk, flickr)
Updated on April 18, 2016
Great Bentley Parish Council at its meeting on 7 April 2016 approved its annual grants programme for 2016/17. Set out in the table below are the local clubs that will be grant funded and the sums awarded
|Bentley in Bloom||£250.00|
|Great Bentley Pre School||£295.00|
|In addition the Parish Council funds the mobile toilets at both the Village Show and the Carnival to a total value of approximately £500.|
(photo credit; stanze, Flickr)
Posted on April 18, 2016
Her Majesty the Queen will be celebrating her 90th Birthday on 21st April 2016.
There is a long standing tradition in our country of celebrating royal occasions with the lighting of beacons and the Queen’s 90th Birthday this year is another opportunity for local community groups and organisations to celebrate this important milestone in the Queen’s life.
In Great Bentley we have organised an event on the Village Green at 7pm on Thursday 21 April 2016. Click here to view the promotional leaflet.
Updated on April 14, 2016
ECC Cllr Alan Goggin holds regular surgeries, to which he invites parishioners from the five local parishes (including Great Bentley) that he represents, to pop-in to speak with him and raise issues with him
The dates of the next few scheduled surgeries are set out in the table below. Meetings are usually held on a Tuesday between 4pm and 6pm
|19 April 2016||16:00 – 18:00||Clerks Office, The Pavilion, Alresford|
|31 May 2016||16:00 – 18:00||The Library, Brightlingsea|
|26 July 2016||16:00 – 18:00||The Library, Brightlingsea|
|27 September 2016||16:00 – 18:00||The Library, Brightlingsea|
|22 November 2016||16:00 – 18:00||The Library, Brightlingsea|
Alan says “I am especially interested in speaking to any groups or residents that believe there may be opportunities to save or charge money. Boring budget stuff but necessary. Always interested in other issues as well”. He says he is “open to suggestion about other venues”
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