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  1. Free Walks in Essex
  2. Corona Virus Information
  3. Recent planning applications
  4.  Traffic Announcements
  5. Bus Services

Free Walks in Essex

Have a look at Walking in 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=>Walking in Essex</a> Hundreds of FREE walks to download, details of all the books, maps and walking groups in the county



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.



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 Closure of Bridleway 8, South Hanningfield & Bridleway 33, Ramsden Crays


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENthat from the date specified below, the Essex County Council has temporarily closed to all traffic under Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, Bridleway 8, South Hanningfield & Bridleway 33, Ramsden Crays in the City of Chelmsford & Borough of Basildon, as follows (as highlighted in red on the plan below):

Bridleway Description
Bridleway 8, South Hanningfield From its junction with Heath Road, south for approximately 1490 metres to its junction with Bridleway 33, Ramsden Crays.
Bridleway 33, Ramsden Crays From its junction with Bridleway 8, South Hanningfield, south to its junction with Footpath 164, Billericay.

The closure is scheduled to take place on 28/05/2020 for 21 days and is required for the safety of the public due to damage to the culvert.

Alternative route will be via Church Lane, Crays Hill, Bridleway 71 Ramsden Crays, Bridleway 71 Ramsden Bellhouse, Bridleway 12 South Hanningfield, Park Lane, Heath Road and vice versa (as highlighted green on the plan).





TEL: 0345 603 7631

DATE:  28/05/2020


Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Hawkswood Road, Stock

Please click on the following link 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. 



Bus Services

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