Talk by Dr Simon Cox “50 Years of Bird Ringing”

There will be a talk on “50 years of Bird Ringing” by Dr. Simon Cox at the Village Hall on 21 March at 7.30 pm. All interested persons welcome. Free entrance but donations welcome to Essex Wildlife Trust.

Parish Magazine March 2019

To view the magazine click here

New Waste Service June 2019

wheelie bin

For information regarding the new waste service click here

The Fordham Roman Villa

There will be a talk by John Mallinson on “The Fordham Roman Villa” at the Village Hall at 7.30 pm on Thursday 14 March. Members £2 and non-members £3. All interested persons welcome.

Hastoe Housing, St Mary’s Road, Aingers Green

Tendring District Council are currently seeking a suitable candidate for a two bedroom house, with 2 parking spaces and rear garden located on St Mary’s Road.

For more information including where to apply click here

Essex Community Messaging

There is a scheme which will allow victims of crime and anti-social behaviour (such as neighbour disputes) the chance to communicate with the perpetrator/s.

We are offering an opportunity for people who have the ability to learn skills that would allow them to assist us.

The Essex Restorative Justice and Mediation Service facilitates safe communication between those involved in a crime or conflict and allow

victims to ask questions and receive meaningful reparation for the harm that has been caused. We are looking for volunteers to help us to deliver this service.

 You would receive full training and ongoing support
You would become part of a friendly and supportive team
You would be able to fit this role around your existing commitments

If you are aged over 18 years, live in Essex and are interested in learning more about this exciting and challenging volunteering role please contact

[email protected] or ring 01245 291609

Agendas for Great Bentley Planning Committee and Parish Council Meetings to be held on 7th March 2019

To read the Agenda for the Planning Committee Meeting click here
To read the Agenda for the Parish Council Meeting click here

Care & Support

A new, updated, independent care services directory has been published today which gives readers crucial information on how to access, and pay for, care services throughout Essex

Click here for further information or click here to access the directory

For a free copy of the Essex and Southend-on-Sea Care Services Directory please contact Care Choices on 01223 207770.

A120 Hare Green Junction Improvements – Harwich Road Closure

A120 Hare Green Junction Improvements – Harwich Road Closure – 5 March

The planned closure is taking place on Tuesday 5 March from 9pm to 6am.

At this time Harwich Road will be closed between Rectory Road and the junction with the road to Ravens Green to allow the installation of safety barriers to allow work to tie in Harwich Road to the new roundabout.

Traffic Management

During the closure period, road users will be diverted along a signed route via the B1029, A133, B1033 and B1035.

Find out more and contact us

To receive a weekly update of our planned works, please email ‘opt in’ to [email protected].  You can unsubscribe at any time using the same email address.

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

Communications Manager


Become a Parish Councillor

Polling Day 2nd May 2019

Passionate about your community – why not stand in the local elections in 2019?

For further information click here