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Essex Coronavirus Action

Wethersfield Parish Council are working closely with Essex County Council.

They have initiated a scheme called Essex Coronavirus Action.

Details can be found here: Essex Coronavirus Action

They are coordinating individual volunteer and businesses across Essex to help those in need. Any currently existing community schemes are also being asked to join forces with them. They have the necessary safeguards in place to protect the vulnerable and maximise the potential impact of any help by using their funding and resources.

They are looking for volunteers to do a wide variety of things from deliveries to simply calling a person in isolation to check on them. Anyone can help!

If you do not have Facebook and would like to offer your services or need assistance please email the clerk at or call the clerk on 01371 829094.

A Message From UK Power Networks Regarding Storm Ciara

You may have seen that Storm Ciara is on the way and we are likely to see high winds and heavy rain across the East of England and South East this weekend.

Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply.  Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible, and we have organised for additional staff in our contact centre and more engineers on the ground to be available to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather.

Both you and your constituents will be able to find regular updates on our website and social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period.

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

·         Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)

·         Visit for the latest updates

·         Visit and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map

·         Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates

We advise people to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 free from either a landline or a mobile phone. If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.

We provide extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power cut.  Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register.  You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website:

If you would like to share information about preparing for the storm or the priority service register on social media you might like to use the following:

As a result of #stormciara, heavy rain and high winds are due to arrive this weekend. @UKPowerNetworks has extra staff and engineers on hand. Call 105 to report a powercut and visit for the latest updates #ukpnnews


Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a power cut?

@UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. Visit for more information #stormciara #ukpnnews

Wethersfield Parish Council Response to The Conservation Consultation

Please find the below link to The Parish Council’s response to The Wethersfield Conservation Area Consultation.
We urge residents to make their own views known to Braintree District Council before the deadline of the 9th of September 2019. Please either do this online using the following link:
Alternatively via email at or post at Planning Policy, Braintree District Council, Causeway House, Bocking End, Braintree, CM7 9HB.

Statement Regarding the Wethersfield Conservation Area Leaflets

Parish Council Meeting 17th July

Conservation Area Changes


A leaflet has been circulated anonymously about the above to residents of Wethersfield.  Whilst we accept that this is well meaning it could be misinterpreted as suggesting that it is the Parish Council which has proposed the alteration to the conservation area.  We wish to make it absolutely clear that this is not the case.  This is an initiative by Braintree District Council about which your Parish Council has very serious misgivings which will be expressed at the meeting.


We agree that everybody who has an interest in the future of the village should make an effort to attend and have no other issues with the leaflet.


Nick Godley

Consultation on changes to the use of Concessionary Bus Passes on ECC run Park & Ride services – May 2019

Notification of Consultation on changes to the use of Concessionary Bus Passes on Essex County Council run Park and Ride services May 2019

Essex County Council is consulting on the use of the older person’s bus pass on County Council run Park and Ride services in Essex.  We are also consulting on making a  reduced charge for people using the disability based bus pass before 9am on the Park and Ride services.  This consultation gives you the opportunity to let us know your views about the proposals.

The consultation commences from 08 May and will run until 31 July  2019,  it will be available online at :

Paper copies of the questionnaire will be available from the Sandon, Chelmer Valley and Colchester Park and Ride sites.

Posters will be displayed at the Park & Ride sites, please find a copy of the poster attached.

If you have any queries, please contact

Please click on the links below for more information:

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DS19_6504 Concessionary pass Poster


Victim Support request

Victim Support is a charity supporting victims of crime – last year we supported over 3,000 people in Essex.  We are currently looking to recruit new volunteers to help deliver our service in Essex.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.  Please do not hesitate to contact Janet on 01277 357557 or if you want more information.

Kind regards

Diane Read

Victims Services Delivery Assistant


T: 01277 357567 | M:  | Text Relay: 18001 01277 357567| E:

Victim Support, Suite 6, The Chequers
High Street
Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 0DG
| Registered charity no. 298028 | Company no. 2158780
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Temporary Road Closure of Hyde Lane, Victoria Hill, Shalford on 2nd May 2019 for 16 days

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Hyde Lane, Victoria Hill, Shalford
Please click on the following link to find details of the intended closure ofHyde Lane, Victoria Hill, due to commence on2nd May 2019 for 16 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Gigaclear Limited undertakes Excavate footway, carriageway and/or verge to install new network for Gigaclear.

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