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

Election of a Parish Councillor for the Parish of Great Bentley

The link below shows the Statement of Persons Nominated for the parish councillor vacancy. The election will take place on Thursday 29 October 2015 between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. Statement of Persons Nominated – GBPC by-election 29 October 2015

Local Plan Newsletter – October 2015

The link below will take you to the TDC Local Plan Newsletter Number 5, October 2015

TDC Local Plan Newsletter 5 – October 2015

The Tendring District Local Plan: Issues and Options Consultation 2015

Tendring District Council will be undertaking six weeks public consultation on the ‘Tendring District Local Plan: Issues and Options Document’ commencing on 1st September 2015 and ending on 13th October 2015. The purpose of this consultation exercise is to invite comments on what the new Local Plan for Tendring should contain. During that time, any interested party will be welcome to put forward their comments. The Issues and Options Document contains a number of questions that should help to assist people in making their comments which will be considered when the Council prepares its new Local Plan.

A representation form can be downloaded from the Council’s website to assist people making comments, but comments in the form of a letter or e-mail will be accepted. Please note that following the close of the consultation and once all of the comments have been processed, all responses will be made publicly available for view.
If you have any queries or problems in relation to the Local Plan Issues and Options consultation, please contact the Planning Policy team using the contact details below:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01255 686177

Issues and Options Consultation Document 2015

Local Plan Issues and Options 2015 – Letter to Town and Parish Councils (2)

Station Field Planning Application 14/01750/OUT – Meeting with the Developer

The Parish Council has scheduled a meeting at 7pm on Thursday 10 September 2015 at the Village Hall with Edward Gittins & Ass to discuss the developers progress with the outline planning application for the location named Station Field east of Plough Road, Gt Bentley.

This will be an informal meeting that will form part of the developers consultation process. The Council has agreed to allow members of the public to attend with a ‘listening only’ brief. This is not a public meeting.

Harwich Road junction improvement scheme A120

Highways England is holding a public information event to advise local residents and road users about the A120 Harwich Road junction improvement scheme. The link below provides details of the event.

A120 Harwich Road Improvement Scheme A120 – public information

One of England’s largest healthcare contracts awarded to Essex based provider

healthcare contract award