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.
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS OF A120 ROADWORKS COMMENCING JANUARY 2017
CLICK HERE FOR A120 POSSIBLE NEW ROUTES - CONSULTATION EVENTS
ORCHARD ART COMPETITION 2016 - closing date for entries extended to 28th December
Anyone under the age of 18 on 31st December 2016 is invited to draw a picture that shows what an orchard means to them. This could be the health benefits of fresh fruit, the environment or something amusing with a fruity-orchard connection.
Four classes — under 5, 6-10, 11-14 and 15-18 years old. A prize will be given to one winner from each age group and the design for the Bradwell Orchard sign will be based on one of these winning pictures.
Each winner will be invited to plant their tree during January 2017.
Entries must be submitted before 28th December. Winners will be notified and full results will be posted on the Bradwell with Pattiswick Parish Council website.
Integrated Wate Management Facility
Use this link to keep up to date with what's happening, and also to see a recent email from Priti Patel MP: http://www.essexinfo.net/bradwell/content-centre/item/one?item_id=13601566#itemform
Launch of common childhood illness guidance handbook
James Sharp, Communications & Engagement Officer, Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
Local parents, grandparents and carers across mid Essex are now able to seek guidance from a new advice booklet for when their child becomes ill.
The Common Childhood Illnesses and Wellbeing handbook is an extensive and informative guide for anyone who cares for a child aged from birth to 11 years old. It gives advice on how to spot signs of illness and what to do for minor conditions such as coughs and colds, fever, dry skin and rashes, chicken pox, bumps and bruises.
Information on mental health and wellbeing, healthy lifestyles and advice on some more serious conditions like meningitis and sepsis is also covered in the booklet. There’s also a handy section on when you should keep your child home from school.
Dr Caroline Dollery, Chair of Mid Essex CCG and a GP in Danbury, said: “When a child falls ill, a lot of parents and carers naturally become very anxious and unsure about what they should do or which health service to access.
“This new guide is an extremely informative and beneficial resource on how to deal with the most common illnesses in young children. It can be used to learn how to care for a child at home, when to call a doctor and when to contact emergency services alongside other useful local information and contacts.
“A lot of hard work and effort has gone into producing the guide but it has been extremely worthwhile and I am sure local parents, grandparents and carers will benefit from it.”
In 2015/16, the CCG spent more than £1 million in relation to children attending Broomfield Hospital A&E where no investigation was carried out and no treatment was given – just advice and guidance. The projected cost for advice given in A&E could increase this year (2016/17) to £1.8 million.
To download an electronic version of the guide please visit: www.midessexccg.nhs.uk/your-health-services/your-health/childhood-illnesses.
Copies of the guide will be given to all new parents supported at Broomfield Hospital (forming part of newborn packs) and are available FREE from all GP practices, pharmacies and via the healthy schools service
Tesco Bags of Help
Voting for the top-up of the Tesco's Bags of Help grant to the Bradwell with Pattiswick Parish Council’s project to install gym equipment on Bradwell Village Playing Field has now closed. Thank you to everyone who voted. We should know the outcome by the end of November and will announce the result on this page once known.
PLAYING FIELD, BRADWELL
Bradwell with Pattiswick Parish Council has been successful in being awarded a grant under the Tesco “Bags of Help” Scheme. The sum of £8,000 has been guaranteed towards the provision of adult gym equipment on the playing field and there is an opportunity to increase this to either £10,000 or £12,000. The young people of the parish have been consulted and overwhelmingly support the provision of an outdoor Table Tennis Table and a Synchrospinner and Sport Disc with the additional money.
To secure this additional £2,000 or £4,000, the Parish Council needs the votes of as many members of the public in Braintree as we can get. We are up against competition from Dunmow and Ongar. Anyone shopping at the Marks Farm Tesco, the Great Notley Tesco or the Town Centre Tesco between 31st October and 13th November can vote.
Please vote for the Bradwell with Pattiswick Parish Playing Field Project – only with your votes can the Parish Council complete these two exciting projects.
The young people and the Parish Council of Bradwell with Pattiswick thank you for your support.
CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL WASTE IN ESSEX
As part of the crackdown in Essex of dumping of illegal Waste, Essex
County Council have released their plan on improving recycling centres
in Essex from 31st October 2016. Details can be found by following the link.
If you witness or have any information about anyone ”flytipping” or dumping waste illegally in Essex then please please report it. A list of contacts can be obtained by clicking on the respective links.
Or you can report anonymously at Crimestopperson 0800 555 111
- Parish Council Action List
- Active Citizen Recruitment - Essex Police Click here to find out more
New power cut phone line - 105
You may have seen today’s launch of the new national power cut phone line – 105 – to help people contact the company that looks after their electricity network. This would be UK Power Networks for London, the East and South East of England. See the attached presentation for more information.
The number will enable people to report or get information about power cuts as well as report damage to electricity power lines and substations. 105 is funded and delivered by the electricity network operators, and more information on the website: http://www.powercut105.com/
If you have a power cut, call 105
You can find more information on the Energy Networks Association’s website: http://www.energynetworks.org/info/powercut105.html.
- UK Power Networks runs a Priority Services Register for thioe who may be more vulnerable in a power cut e.g. older people, those dependent on medical equipment, parents of young children etc. To join, call 0800 169 9970, email email@example.com or apply online at www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.
- Rental Fraud in Student Accommodation - Seasonal rental fraud is an emerging trend with students looking for suitable accommodation around August, before the start of the new term. Fraudsters use a variety of websites to advertise available properties to rent, often at attractive rates and convenient locations. Adverts will seem genuine, accompanied by a number of photos and contact information to discuss your interest.
Due to demand, students will often agree to pay upfront fees to secure the property quickly, without viewing the property, only to discover that the fraudster posing as the landlord does not have ownership of the property, or often there are already tenants living there.
- Only use reputable letting companies.
- Do some online research such as using Google maps to check the property does exist.
- Make an appointment to view the property in person.
- Always view the property prior to paying any advance fees.
- Look out for warning signs, such as landlords requesting a ‘holding deposit’ due to the property being in high demand.
- A landlord will usually conduct some due diligence on any successful applicant. Be wary of handing over cash without the landlord requesting employment or character references.
If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.
OUTBUILDING, SHED & BARN SECURITY - At rural locations, farming, heritage venues and residential properties there are thefts being committed where tools, pressure washers and other property are being stolen from barns, sheds, garages and outbuildings. The attached document gives some crime prevention advice to help protect these buildings. County wide circulation following incidents in the rural Maldon district. Article from Stephen Armson-Smith Tel: 101 - ext 407110.
- Braintree District Draft Local Plan - A Local Plan is the basis for the future development of homes, employment and business sites while protecting the countryside. Planning applications, whatever their size and proposed use, are assessed for approval against the policies contained in the Local Plan.
- Village Life Actions - an update on the pledges given for the election in May 2015