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Chelmsford Waste Collection – changes to service – posted 31 December 2021

Chelmsford Community Transport – posted 09 November 2021

Army and Navy Roundabout Sustainable Transport Package public consultation – posted 09 August 2021

Essex Fraud Alert – Covid 19 related scams

Free Walks in Essex

Recent planning applications

Traffic Announcements

  • closure of School Road, Downham Road for 7 days from Jan 12, 2022

Bus Services – Service 13A (Chelmsford – Wickford) – new route in Ramsden Heath

Chelmsford Waste Collection – changes to service




Chelmsford Community Transport - Info

Army and Navy Sustainable Transport Package

The Army and Navy Sustainable Transport Package is an unmissable opportunity to re-design the Army and Navy junction – a crucial gateway to Chelmsford – while also providing better options for people to travel and encouraging safer, greener, and healthier ways of getting around the city. By delivering a comprehensive package of measures that encourage increased walking, cycling and Park and Ride travel, alongside an improved Army and Navy junction, we can provide a long-term and sustainable solution, improving journeys for everyone.

Public consultation

The eight-week public consultation is open until Sunday, 3 October. We have not made any final decisions, and the consultation is a chance for people to help us choose a preferred junction option and refine our final proposals.

The best way to find out more about the proposals is by visiting our virtual exhibition, which is available 24/7 throughout the consultation period via our website (, so people can visit at a time to best suit them.

In addition, we have produced a public consultation brochure and easy read consultation brochure, which can be found on our website and via the virtual exhibition. Two printed copies of our public consultation brochure have been sent to you by post, while printed copies of both brochures are also available in all Chelmsford libraries, at County Hall and the Civic Centre.

To enable people to find out more about the proposals and ask any questions, we are hosting a series of online and face-to-face consultation events during the consultation period. These include live web chat sessions within the virtual exhibition space, video call-style live webcasts via Microsoft Teams and two drop-in face-to-face events in Chelmsford High Street. Dates and further details are available on our website.

How can you help?

We will be promoting the consultation through a variety of both digital and traditional communication channels, however we would also appreciate you sharing details via your own communication channels. To support you in doing this, we have sent you posters which can be displayed on parish noticeboards or at your offices. We have also attached a selection of images to this email which can be used on social media or other channels. If using the junction option images, please use both to avoid any potential suggestions of a favoured option. We would recommend that any communications signpost people to the project Thank you in advance for your support.

More information

 If you have any questions, please email us at:

Active Travel Fund

Essex County Council has been working with district, borough and city councils and local community and accessibility groups to create a partnership known as Active Travel Essex. Our plan is to re-allocate road space to make more room for everybody to safely and efficiently walk and cycle in five Essex towns – Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Colchester and Wickford. As more people take up walking and cycling and avoid using their cars for short trips, it will mean fewer vehicles on the road and ease congestion for those who have no alternative but to drive, making their journeys more reliable and efficient. 

With your support, we can help transform these town centres and neighbourhoods into thriving, healthier areas, with fewer cars but more people cycling and walking, allowing us all to breathe cleaner air and enjoy a better way of life. 

We’re now ready to share our plans with residents, businesses and other key stakeholders.   

To find out more, please visit You can also follow us on Twitter for up-to-date information: @SGH_Essex 






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


Essex Fraud Alert – Covid Related Scams

Essex Fraud Alert


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

Recent Planning Applications


Traffic Announcements

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

Please click on the following link to find details of the intended closure of School Road, Downham Road, due to commence on 12th January 2022 for 7 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes prep works for surface dressing.


Bus Services

 Passenger Information 

Service 13A 

(Chelmsford – Wickford) 

The long awaited changes to the route of the 13A Bus started on Monday, 19th April.  The new timetable can be found at – look for 13/13A/14.  The new route along Hawkswood Road and Dowsetts Lane is  ‘Hail & Ride’ which means that if you want the bus to stop you just wave down the driver.  However, he will only stop if he feels it is safe to do so.

The nearest stop for residents of Park Lane and Short Lane will be Dovedale Close on Downham Road. 

If you have any concerns regarding this revised route or need more information then please contact or call 0345 603 7631.

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

NIBS Service 552 Restart

This service will be re-instated to the pre-covid timetable from Monday 10th August 2020.

From Ramsden Heath at 0619, 0647 & 0717 .

From Billericay Station at 1805, 1830, 1900 & 1935.

Services 256 / 257 Effective September 2020

Click to access Service-256-257-changes-01-09-2020.pdf