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 ANNOUNCEMENTS 


  1. Free Walks in Essex
  2. Essex Council young Persons Survey
  3. VE Day Celebrations
  4. Corona Virus Information
  5. Recent planning applications
  6.  Traffic Announcements
  7. Bus Services

Free Walks in Essex

Have a look at Walking in Essex (https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/essex)  which has hundreds of FREE walks to download and print plus details of all the walking clubs in the country and loads more information.

<a href=https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/essex>Walking in Essex</a> Hundreds of FREE walks to download, details of all the books, maps and walking groups in the county


Essex County Council Young Persons survey

Essex County Council has designed a survey to create an understanding of how young people in Essex would like to be engaged during this pandemic and as we begin to recover, it will also be used to help design our programme going forward.

We really want to get a high number of responses for this survey, to see what support Young People really want and need at this current time – which is why your support with promoting it is really important.  If you could share this with your contacts and post on your social media sites we would be very grateful.

The link for the survey is below. We have put a closing date for responses for next Tuesday, 12th May.

https://consultations.essex.gov.uk/rci/66cf9ac1/

Emma Cavanagh | District Youth and Community Commissioner

Youth Service, Essex County Council, Chelmsford District


VE Day 75 Celebrations

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 Mayor of Chelmsford leads City’s virtual VE Day 75 ceremony

Chelmsford will commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day this Friday at 2.55pm, in a virtual ceremony hosted by the City Council. It will bring people from Chelmsford together to mark the occasion, on this unusual Bank Holiday.

The Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Bob Massey, will lead the broadcast, which will be shown on the Council’s Facebook page (@ChelmsCouncil) at 2.55pm. The video will have all the usual key elements of a civic commemoration – but with people filmed at home and sharing footage of performances given before the national lockdown started.

The Mayor will give a reading from his garden of Winston Churchill’s VE Day speech to the nation on 8 May 1945 and Chelmsford City Council Leader Councillor Stephen Robinson will read a ‘Tribute to the Millions’. There will also be readings from The Royal British Legion, a prayer from the Dean of Chelmsford Cathedral, and pupils from local schools have sent recordings of memories of older residents collected for Chelmsford Museum.

Music is an important part of VE Day commemorations; ‘The Last Post’ will be performed by Alison Smart of The Essex Yeomanry Band and piper Jonathan Swan has recorded ‘Battle’s O’er’ – the traditional air played on the bagpipes – from his garden. Other musicians will be giving us a taste of the 1940s, including songs such as ‘Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree’ performed by one of our current NHS heroes, Broomfield nurse Asha Laurence.

Most official VE Day celebrations have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic but organisers are encouraging people to take part at home instead to pay tribute to those from all nations who gave their lives in the Second World War. Although Chelmsford’s ceremony is not quite what was originally planned, the Mayor of Chelmsford says it’s a chance for the community to come together in a different way:

Cllr. Massey said, “We may not be able to have memorials, street parties and parades right now, but there are still ways for us to remember this defining day in the history of our nation and the sacrifices of the Second World War generation. A heartfelt thanks to everyone who has sent us their videos and recordings to make this broadcast possible and thanks to everyone at home for staying in and keeping safe on a weekend that we had all planned to spend with each other.”

Chelmsford Council Leader, Councillor Stephen Robinson, said: “Let us not forget the service personnel and civilians who served the cause in the Second World War, and the ultimate sacrifice made by millions across the world. We owe them so much, not least our efforts to maintain the hard-won peace. So please join us on VE Day in any way you can to show your thanks and support for those who gave so much. Despite the lockdown, we will commemorate this poignant anniversary. We will never forget the sacrifices that were made. Now more than ever, we must come together and put aside differences between nations.”

VE Day 75 is also being marked by commemorations around Chelmsford – the most prominent of which will be on the multi-storey roundabout in the city centre. Two tanks made from willow by local artist Deb Hart – a British Sherman Tank and a German Panzer – will be on display amongst the flower beds until the end of the year. The sundial bed in the Hylands Estate Pleasure Gardens and the Inchbonnie Road Roundabout in South Woodham Ferrers will also have signs to remember VE Day.

Details of VE Day 75 broadcasts, including a programme of the ceremony on 8 May will be available at www.chelmsford.gov.uk/veday and on social media later this week.

Friday 8 May

11am: The Royal British Legion is calling on people across the UK to join a moment of reflection and Remembrance. ‘The Last Post’ will be played in advance of the two-minute silence and will feature Cadet Wigginton from the Essex Army Cadet Force Corps of Drums. He only joined the Corps three months ago and has learnt to play the bugle in that time.

2.55pm: A virtual VE Day 75 ceremony will be broadcast on the Chelmsford City Life Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ChelmsCouncil/and will also be available to view on the Chelmsford City Council YouTube page.

7pm: The Mayor of Chelmsford will read the ‘Cry for Peace’ on the Chelmsford City Life Facebook page, followed by a recording of the bells of Chelmsford Cathedral.

Sunday 10 May

10.30am: Chelmsford Cathedral’s Eucharist will be live-streamed through their Facebook page @chelmsfordcathedral. Shortly afterwards, it will also be available to view on the Cathedral’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/channel/UCygvBaZCltwgWi1hNexg19Q and website www.chelmsfordcathedral.org.uk


CORONA VIRUS MEASURES

Coronavirus update – May 15,2020

A message from Leader of Essex County Council, Cllr David Finch

Dear resident,

Following on from the government’s announcement of the gradual easing of some of the restrictions of lockdown, Essex County Council has begun its own work to gradually reintroduce some services.

The new #StayAlert guidance is by its nature more complex than what it replaced. Necessarily so, because we are entering a more complex phase of the national response to COVID-19. Advice and guidance to businesses and individuals must guide individual choices and actions.

In Essex, from Monday, 15 recycling centres will open, but with a reduced service because of social distancing. Further details are in this newsletter and on our website.

We are also working with primary schools and early years settings to help them plan how they will return. This will be phased, gradual and small-scale, from 1 June.

In our town and city centres, where there is less motor traffic and the safest way to get to and from work is walking or by bicycle, we are beginning work to put temporary cycle lanes in place, and expand footpaths so that people have more room to socially-distance. We will be talking to local councils and cycling groups about the potential locations for such lanes in the coming days and weeks.

Cllr David Finch

Leader, Essex County Council

Changes to our services

Our website includes information on what you should do, the latest changes to our services and how you can get help in your community.

Recycling centres opening

15 recycling centres in Essex will be open from Monday 18 May. Only waste and recycling which cannot be stored at home without causing a health or safety risk will be accepted.

You should only visit a recycling centre if absolutely necessary. The safest way to get rid of your waste and recycling is using your kerbside collection.

New restrictions and social distancing measures will be in place to ensure the safety of all residents and site staff. Please check for up to date information before travelling.

Preparing for phased school reopening

The government has announced that schools, colleges and early years settings could begin to reopen to more pupils from 1 June, subject to set conditions being met, such as the infection rate continuing to fall. This will initially apply to reception, year one, year six, and year 12 pupils.

We are supporting education settings with their preparations for this phased reopening. In line with guidance, any return will take place on a small-scale basis, with a focus on the health and safety of pupils, families and staff.

Schools and other settings will be contacting parents and carers with details of their arrangements in the coming weeks.

To find out more you can view our news article or read the government guidance for parents and carers.

Support now available for people who are feeling isolated or vulnerable

Are you feeling isolated or vulnerable?

Don’t have help from family, friends, neighbours or your local community?

The Essex Welfare Service (EWS) is ready to support you, regardless of age, health or circumstance.

We are working with partners including Carers First, ECL Sensory, Royal Mencap and Community Agents Essex to provide information and advice on:

  • mental wellbeing
  • caring responsibilities
  • learning disability/autism
  • dementia care
  • sensory impairment
  • keeping physically active

If you or someone you know needs support you can request supportrefer someone for support or phone 0300 303 9988.

Don’t call, click!

The coronavirus situation has caused a lot of uncertainty, but we’re here to help.

Our website is the quickest and easiest way to find the information you need. It’s regularly updated with changes to our services. From the latest information about registrations to guidance on marriage and civil partnership ceremonies, you’ll find details on our website.

Save time and check online for updates. You can also help family and friends who don’t have access to the internet by checking for them too.

Key workers carrying out essential work

Key workers are currently undertaking essential work on our telecommunications network. We ask that you please help support these engineers by respecting the important work they are doing on both network installation and maintenance. Any instances of abuse will be reported to network operators.

A revolution for footways and cycle paths

Cycling and walking will be at the forefront of getting the county moving again. We are planning to expand the cycle path and footway network in town and city centres across the county. This will allow people to cycle or walk to work or shops more easily and help with social distancing.

Plans are being developed for a number of areas in Essex. More details will made available over the coming weeks.

 

Coronavirus update May 8, 2020

A message from Leader of Essex County Council, Cllr David Finch

Dear resident,

You may be reading this on Friday 8 May, the 75th anniversary of the ending of the Second World War in Europe.

The opportunity to pause, remember and reflect on the sacrifice of those who fought in that war, offers a welcome distraction from the lockdown.

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If you are planning on raising a glass to this generation of heroes on Friday, let us just remember that social distancing is still here, and will be for some time to come in the battle against COVID-19.

Our parents, grandparents and great grandparents would not have wanted to give up the gains they made before the war was won, and neither must we. You can join any of the virtual VE Day events going on around the County.

On Sunday, we are expecting the Prime Minister to announce the ‘roadmap’ which will begin to ease some of the restrictions introduced throughout the lockdown.

This is welcome, but we should remember that the easing of the current rules will be gradual. We need to maintain social distancing to ensure that we do not begin to see cases of infection rise, life will not immediately return to as it was before.

We need your help in this. Just as we adjusted to a very different life over the past six weeks, we will need to adjust again over the coming weeks and months. We will be keeping you in touch with what is changing, when, and how, via this newsletter, the County Council’s website, social media, and of course the local press, radio and television.

Cllr David Finch

Leader, Essex County Council


More help for the most vulnerable

The Essex Welfare Service (EWS) helps the most vulnerable and those shielding to receive essential supplies. EWS now also provides support to any resident without support from family, friends, neighbours or their local community.

Anyone feeling isolated and in need of support can contact EWS for advice on:

  • caring responsibilities
  • mental wellbeing
  • learning disability/autism
  • dementia care
  • sensory impairment
  • keeping physically active.

You can request supportrefer someone for support or phone 0300 303 9988.


Every Family Matters – supporting children’s wellbeing

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Are you worried about your child’s mental health or how much time they are spending online?

Are you struggling to help your child understand why social distancing is important?

Given the current situation, it’s normal as a parent or carer to feel more overwhelmed than usual, or unsure of how best to support your child. We’ve gathered resources to help you support your child’s wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Remember, you’re not alone – every family matters.


No excuse for domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can take many forms, including emotional, physical and sexual. If being at home doesn’t feel safe right now, or you’re concerned about someone you know, please contact Essex Compass who will be able to help you.

If it is an emergency, ring 999 and ask for the police. If you are unable to talk, press 55 and the police will assist you without you having to speak.


Free online courses from ACL

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Our new collection of free hour-long courses are designed to inspire people to explore new subjects and ways of learning.

Courses include improving health and wellbeing, philosophical thinking and art skills. There will be more sessions added over the coming weeks including understanding chemistry and a look into healthcare history.

There are also lots of fun free activities on the ACL website, as well as an extensive range of online and distance learning courses.

For updates, please follow ACL Essex on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or sign up to the ACL newsletter.


Staying safe at home

Everyday items around the house can pose potential risks to children, especially those under five, who are still finding their feet and learning about the world around them.

Unsecured pieces of furniture, such as a television on a stand, or anything that a young child could easily grab such as a blind cord, could lead to an accident.

With more children at home due to the pandemic, here is some useful advice and guidance for parents and carers on keeping children safe at home.


Don’t call, click…

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Need to get in touch with our Financial Assessment Team? Have question about registrationsYou’ll find the answers you need on our website. 
 
It’s mobile friendly, so you can search for information on all your devices with easeChecking online will save you time and help to free up our phone lines for those who don’t have access to the internet 

Visit our website for the latest changes to our services. 


Youth Service offering free online activities

These online activities are for young people aged 13-19 years, or up to 25 with additional needs. Some activities are for younger people where stated. Each session will be on Zoom and last approximately 30 minutes

The full list of activities is updated weekly on the Youth Service website.


Our response to coronavirus in numbers

Visit our website for key facts about our work to support the residents, communities and businesses of Essex.

 

essex county council

Coronavirus

Dear resident,

I have never written to anyone on a more important subject. I would ask that you please take a moment to read this message.

We are facing the biggest challenge of our times. Coronavirus is a killer. If we do nothing, 500,000 people across our great country will die.

But that horrendous outcome will not happen, provided we act.

The Government has issued good advice. But not all of us are following it.

This is not good enough. We MUST heed the advice from Government.

It is simple. And it is in our hands.

STAY HOME. SAVE LIVES.

Across Essex this weekend, we have seen people behaving in a way which was very much like going about their usual business.

I will be blunt. This is not acceptable.

We MUST socially distance.

Even though some schools across Essex will stay open, you should ONLY take your children to them, if you have been notified that you are a critical worker AND if you absolutely have NO other option.

The NHS

If the epidemic peaks, as it has in Italy, which has a world-class health system, the NHS will be overwhelmed.

We must not allow the ‘peak’ of the epidemic to outstrip the NHS’s capacity to care.

Every single one of us can ensure that this nightmare scenario does not happen.

In China, and South Korea, the spread of the virus has been kept in check because Governments have acted quickly enough, and people have followed advice. We must follow suit. Our great County of Essex has always risen to the challenges over the decades. This is the greatest one of our times.

Please, follow the advice. Stay Home. Save Lives. #StayHomeSaveLives

 

Cllr David Finch, Leader, Essex County Council

Dr Mike Gogarty, Director of Public Health, Essex County Council

 

RECREATION GROUND AND SPORTS FIELD IN RAMSDEN HEATH AND THE PLAY AREA AT SOUTH HANNINGFIELD TYE CLOSED

SOUTH HANNINGFIELD PARISH COUNCIL

DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK, THE PARISH COUNCIL HAVE DECIDED IT IS NECESSARY TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE THE RECREATION GROUND AND SPORTS FIELD IN RAMSDEN HEATH AND THE PLAY AREA AT SOUTH HANNINGFIELD TYE.

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE OR ALLOW YOUR CHILDREN IN THESE AREAS, AS THERE ARE NO SAFE WAYS TO STOP CROSS INFECTION.

THE PARISH COUNCIL WISH TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME

Julie Moule

Clerk to the Council

 

SOUTH HANNINGFIELD PARISH ALLOTMENTS

ANYONE WHO IS 70 YEARS OR OVER OR HAS UNDERLYING HEALTH ISSUES PLEASE

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ENTER THESE GARDENS

ANYONE WHO WISHES TO CONTINUE WORKING THEIR PLOT, PLEASE ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING IS ADHERED TO.

THE ALLOTMENT TRUSTEES WISH TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.

 Julie Moule

Clerk to the Council

01268-710820

 

 HELP AVAILABLE FOR ELDERLY / VULNERABLE RESIDENTS

19 March 2020

Dear Resident,

I am writing to advise that in conjunction with the Parish Council, a group of residents have kindly offered their services to deliver food parcels and collect medication from pharmacies for anyone who needs help within the Parish during these worrying times.

We are working with local stores to deliver essential grocery packs, such as bread, milk, tea, toilet roll, tissues, eggs, soup, biscuits etc…..  These packs will cost £20 and £30.  We will also try to cater for food allergies. 

All initial communication will be made via myself, and if you require any assistance, I will filter this through to the volunteer who resides nearer to your home.  We have a total of 30 volunteers covering all three wards, Ramsden Heath, Downham and South Hanningfield.

The volunteers will also be available via telephone, should you wish to contact them directly.  We are currently seeing if we can purchase some I.D for the volunteers, if this is not possible within the time frame, they will be supplied with my business card.

If this is a service you feel you would like to use, please contact me on 07985-430365, as I may be working from home and not from the Parish Office.

I would also advise that Hall & Co, Hemming Stores Too and the Fox & Hounds are currently offering a delivery service.

If the above is not a service you would use, but you need help or assistance of another nature, please do not hesitate to contact me and we will try to help.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Julie Moule

Clerk to the Council

South Hanningfield Parish Council


Recent Planning Applications

1) 20/00677/FUL  21 Norton Place Ramsden Heath Billericay Essex – Single Storey Rear extension with 2No. roof windows.

2) 20/00275/Ful – Doggie Day Care Barn and Land North East of Tylde Hall Farm, Ramsden Heath – Construction of lean-to extension to side of existing barn.

3)  20/00136/Ful – 8 Allens Road, Ramsden Heath – Single storey rear extension with pitch roof.

4)  20/00406/Ful – 2 Park Lane, Ramsden Heath – Demolition of existing side extension. The construction of a single storey rear extension and part two storey, part single storey side extension.

5) 20/00536/FUL Sunnyside Cottage Cumming Road Downham Billericay – Retrospective application for the fabrication of decking of the detached residential annexe outbuilding and retention of existing domestic storage containers for a temporary (two year) period.

 

6)  20/00487/FUL Land And Buildings South Of Heathfield Dowsett Lane Stock Ingatestone Essex-  Demolition of existing barns and outbuildings. Construction of a new dwelling.

7) 20/00501/FUL Quiet Ways Hawkswood Road Downham Chelmsford – Proposed first floor extension

 


Traffic Announcements

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Hawkswood Road, Stock

Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=116694424 to find details of the intended closure of Hawkswood Road, due to commence on 27th July 2020 for 6 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes Recofoam Surfacing 20/21 24/7 road closure in place for safety. 


Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Sudbury Road, School Road, South Hanningfield 

Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=117013220 to find details of the intended closure of Sudbury Road, School Road, due to commence on 3rd June 2020 for 7 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes MICRO SURFACING 2020/21.


Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Hawkswood Road, Stock

Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=116694424 to find details of the intended closure of Hawkswood Road, due to commence on 21st May 2020 for 6 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes Surface Dressing in Spring/Summer 2020.. Closure in place between 0800-1700hrs.


Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Heath Road, Norsey Road, Potash Road, South Hanningfield 

Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=116694370 to find details of the intended closure of Heath Road, Norsey Road, Potash Road, due to commence on 12th May 2020 for 4 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes Surface Dressing in Spring/Summer 2020.. Closure in force between 0800-1700hrs.


Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=116694370 to find details of the intended closure of Heath Road, Norsey Road, Potash Road, due to commence on 16th May 2020 for 4 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes Surface Dressing in Spring/Summer 2020.. Closure in force between 0800-1700hrs.


Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=117013220 to find details of the intended closure of Sudbury Road, School Road, due to commence on 18th May 2020 for 7 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes MICRO SURFACING 

 


Bus Services

First Bus Services: 10 – 13 – 14 – 94 from Jan 2020

http://www.shpc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/First-Bus-Services-10-13-14-94-Timetables-from-5th-January-2021.pdf