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CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
DECEMBER 1st 2017, 7.00PM
At the War Memorial, Ramsden Heath
Carols by Downham School Choir
Afterwards, see Father Christmas & his reindeer plus refreshments at the Christian Growth Centre, Heath Road
VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SPECIAL CONSTABLE
The Parish Council are seeking to fund a Volunteer Community Special Constable within the Parish.
You would hold the same office and the same powers as regular officers. You would wear the same uniform, carry the same equipment and will be deployed to the same incidents. You will not be paid, but you can claim mileage and duty allowances.
You will need to volunteer at least 16 hours per calendar month, plus time for training. On average a Special Constable in Essex volunteers 24 hours a month.
Special Constables are bound by the policing Code of Ethics and the Standards of Professional Behaviour. These apply whether the officer is on or off duty.
Roger Hirst, the Police and Crime Commissioner has made the commitment to double the size of the Special Constabulary by 2020. This means the force is looking to achieve a headcount of 700 officers. The PCC has also committed to having a Special in every community.
If you are interested in this position you can apply via the police website: https://www.essex.police.uk/join-the-police/special-constabulary or please contact Julie Moule on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01268-710820.
The recruitment process involves a fitness test, a test to check basic literacy and numeracy skills and a structured interview. Subject to success in this process applicants undergo a medical and extensive vetting.
Successful applicants will then undertake initial training at Essex Police Headquarters. They have the option to take part in an intensive 3 week course or to undertake their training on 7 weekends spread over a 14 week period.
– UPCOMING ROADWORKS
– OWN A PRIVATE PUMPING STATION?
Emergency Temporary Closure of Dowsett Lane
Please click on the following link https://roadworks.org?tm=102774 to find details of the closure of Dowsett Lane, due to commence on 1st February 2017 for 185 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes road collapse into culvert.
Following representations to Essex County Council over the length of the road closure, they have responded that ” a closure for this length of time is necessary in the interest of public safety, due to the road collapsing into the culvert below. Unfortunately, due to the extensive nature of the repairs required, it is not possible to implement any repairs immediately due to the time needed to design a new culvert and secure any funding, hence the six month closure. Highways felt it better to secure a six month closure rather than a six week closure which would then have to keep being extended.”
Update from Essex County Council April 13, 2017
Click on the link below to see the letter from Cllr Eddie Johnson, Cabinet Member Highways and Transport, Essex County Council
DO YOU HAVE A PRIVATE PUMPING STATION?
We may have some good news for those of your parishioners who have a private pumping station on their property, and have not yet registered it with Anglian Water.
Currently, homeowners spend hundreds of pounds every year for electricity running costs, maintenance and repairs to look after these private pumping stations. They may even have been flooded if it’s broken down in the past.
As of 1 October 2016, many of these private pumping stations automatically transferred over to Anglian Water and became our responsibility. We have taken over all of the maintenance and the running costs too, saving customers hassle, worry and money.
We’d like to ask for your support in letting local residents know about this, and asking them to get in touch with us if they think they have a private pumping station.
To help customers identify and report the pumping stations, further information can be found: www.anglianwater.co.uk/privatepumpingstation
If you have any questions about this campaign, please reply to email@example.com.
For any other queries, please contact our Public Affairs Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your support.Anglian Water Private Pumping Stations Campaign Team