Temporary Road Closures (inc. Plough Rd, Colles Brook Rd, South Heath Rd and Dead Lane)

Please follow the link below to view the above temporary order showing dates of the closures. www.greatbentleyparishcouncil.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Road-Closure-Notice-211215-1of1.jpg

Planning Application for the erection of 50 dwellings

A planning application (15/011820/OUT) has been submitted to Tendring DC by Welbeck Strategic Land LLP to erect 50 dwellings together with open space, landscaping, sustainable drainage and vehicular/pedestrian accesses from Heckfords Road on the land west of Heckford’s Road, Great Bentley.


Great Bentley Parish Council has a limited budget for grant funding and wishes to invite local charities and not for profit organisations in need of financial aid to complete and submit an application for grant in 2016/17.

The contribution made by many organisations and individuals to the well-being of the local community is recognised by the Council as vitally important to the wellbeing of the village.

The purpose of the grants is to support initiatives in the local community and to help create opportunities for the residents of Great Bentley and Aingers Green and Flag Hill.

Applications in recent years have increased and exceeded the available budget. In these circumstances, the Parish Council will no longer just make a donation to a local group. Applicants must identify a specific project or initiative. It is important that applications include the justification for and benefits of the project, together with the associated costs. It is unlikely that the amount of any individual award would exceed a maximum of £500.

A copy of the Council’s Grants Policy can be viewed on the Parish Council website www.greatbentleyparishcouncil.co.uk

Please follow the link to view and download a copy of the grants application form Grant Application Form 2016-17

Any enquiries should be directed to the Parish Clerk clerk@greatbentleyparishcouncil.co.uk or tel. 01206 256410. The deadline for completed applications is 17 January 2016.



Photo credit: Bentley in Bloom display from the Parish Magazine

Temporary Road Closures (inc. Aingers Green Rd, Lovers Lane, St Mary’s Rd and Tye Rd)

Please follow the link below to view a further notice for the above temporary order showing revised dates the closures. Furthertonotice-V1

Recycling and Refuse Xmas Collections

Please follow the link below to view the calendar for this year Recycling and Refuse revised collection days.

Xmas Recycling Collection Calendar

Appeal Decision for Builders Yard & Land , R/o The Royal Fusilier

Please follow the link below to view the appeal decision for Builders Yard & Land  R/o The Royal Fusilier Public House, Aingers Green, Great Bentley, CO7 8NG

The appeal has been Allowed.

Appeal Decision for Builders Yard & Land, Ro The Royal Fusilier Public House Aingers Green

Gt Bentley Half Marathon – 7th February 2016 – Road Closure

The Half Marathon takes place on 7th February 2016.

Highways has requested a temporary road closure from 10.25hrs to 10.45hrs..

The area concerned is Plough Road, north of the level crossing to the junction of Carpenters Farm Shop.


Bus Service 77A (Aingers Green – Colchester) – New Bus Timetable

Notice has been received from Essex County Council (ECC) that further to the withdrawal of the 77 bus service by the current operator that a new contractor, Panther Travel has been awarded a contract to operate a revised service until April 2016. The revised service will be a five day service and varies from the current service in a number of areas. The timetable can be viewed by following the link at the bottom of this report. 

ECC is tendering for a replacement service as part of the main bus service review, with a view to continuing the route as part of the main contracted bus network which ECC provides.

Follow the link to view a copy of the revised timetable. 77- 77a timetable from 21.12.2015 – Panther Travel


Result of Parish Councillor Election 29 October 2015

Roger Adams was successfully elected on 29 October 2015 to fill the parish council vacancy. Follow the link below to view the declaration of the result of the poll.


Village Traffic Survey

The Parish Council has agreed to undertake a traffic survey in an attempt to find a solution to the congestion issue on Plough Road. The link below will take you to the one page survey form.

Village Traffic Survey – November 2015