On these pages you will find information about the villages, events that are taking place, Parish Councillor details and news about what's happening in the parish.
If you have any suggestions for other information that might be of interest, please contact the Parish Clerk who will be happy to help if possible.
You will also find here links to other newsworthy items, such as the Braintree District Local Plan.
Check the Noticeboard pages where you will find some useful information.
ROAD CLOSURE: 20 & 21 August 2019 - Cuthedge Lane
Access required to overhead BT structure to restore service - highway surface will be unaffected.
Parish Council/Highways England
Highways England will be attending the next Parish Council Meeting on Monday, 10th June 2019 at 7.30pm. Why not come along - join in the debate, ask questions, let your views about the A120 be known.
Our District Councillors
The following are the persons duly elected as a District Councillors for Coggeshall Ward, of which Bradwell and Pattiswick are a part.
Ordinary watercourses are an important part of flood risk management. If you own land or property alongside a watercourse (ditch, stream, culvert, sluices, surface water sewer), then this guide will offer you advice on maintenance. Click here to view the guide.
Bradwell with Pattiswick Neighbourhood Plan reaches Reg 16 consultation - see the detail here
Village Design Statement
Drafted from feedback on the Parish Plan Questionnaire
and the Neighbourhood Plan Policy Direction Questionnaire
Consultation on the Village Design Statement has now concluded, but
the Parish Council are happy to receive any further comments on this document,
for future reference. Please send them to the
Parish Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org
or by letter to
Bradwell Parish Council, Mill Cottage, Church Road, Bradwell, CM77 8EP
A120 ECC preferred route announced as Option D - go to www.a120essex.co.uk for full details and video of proposal.
Rogue traders calling at your home
Essex Police have noted an increase in Rogue Traders and offer the following advice.
Rogue traders are people who call at your door pretending to be qualified tradespeople and offering to do work on your home. They may call and state that you could need one of the following services:
Driveways power washed
Driveway repairs or replaced
Garden services, tree lopping
They may seem friendly and persuasive but too often they target vulnerable elderly people and local residents are encouraged to actively try to prevent rogue trader incidents occurring in their area. The rogue traders may claim to know your neighbours and have done work for them but often the work they promise to complete didn't need doing in the first place. You decide whether you need any work done to our house, not them.
If you think you've been taken in by a rogue trader, please let Essex Police know by calling 101, orcontact Trading Standards - https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/get-more-help/report-to-trading-standards/
Take a look at their advice to make sure you don't fall victim to a rogue trader. A genuine trader won't:
Call without an appointment
Ask you to go to the bank to withdraw cash or make a money transfer
Offer to take you to the bank to withdraw cash for payment
Ask you to pay in full before the work is complete
Insist that you make a decision about the work they're offering to do on the spot
Bully or scare you into doing the work
If you do think you need some work doing:
Contact a Buy With Confidence accredited trader
Get a number of quotes
Get a written estimate detailing exactly what work will be carried out, how much it will cost and what the terms of payment are
Take your time to make sure you’re happy with what you’re undertaking – ask a trusted friend/relative for advice or ring the Buy with Confidence number 08454 040506.
Doorstep sellers, as well as calling at your door and offering to carry out work on your home, and other rogue traders try to sell poor quality goods for highly inflated prices. It can be difficult to refuse some sales people on your doorstep and you can be pressured into buying something you do not want or that is not good value for money.
1. Check the trader’s identity: were you expecting them? If not, but you are interested in what they are selling, ask them to come back at a more convenient time and try to have another person with you.
2. Take control: you ask the questions and try to remember that it is a business situation.
3. Be aware that doorstep sellers are not your friends: watch out for clever sales techniques where you may be made to feel like you have lots in common.
4. Don’t sign on the spot: even if it means that you could lose a ‘special discount’. Take time to reflect, think about your purchase and shop around.
5. You have a right to cancel: If you do purchase something for more than £35 from doorstep sales people you have 7 days to change your mind. This information should be given to you in writing by the sales person.
6. If in doubt, ask the person to leave: phone Consumer Direct or Essex County Council Trading Standards on 08454 040506 for further advice. You can also contact Essex Police using the non-emergency number 101.
If you feel threatened by a sales person in your own home call 999.
Bradwell Playing Field
The Parish Council has taken steps to secure the playing field from unauthorised vehicle access. The keys are held by the Parish Clerk, so if you need vehicular access, please contact the Clerk with the reasons for requiring access. (07933 306927 or email@example.com)Please note that requests will be dealt with on merit and access may not necessarily be granted.