Local Services and Amenities

 

           The Oil Club  An independant organisation aimed at reducing the cost of heating oil for members.

           Waste collection calendar    https://www.braintree.gov.uk/recycling

           Essex Energy Switch  www.essex.gov.uk/energyswitch  for savings on gas & electric bills

              Community Agent

           Community Broadband

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Water              Anglian Water emergency 0800 771 881

Electricity        UK Power Networks (local grid)   emergency 0800 7 838 838 

                      Emergency Information  , connection 08452340040


 

Educational Foundation      Provides grants to help with education of (principally young) village residents (e.g. music lessons, text books). Secretar Open to all in ancient parish of Gestingthorpe (includes parts of current Little Maplestead). Please give full details in writing of each applicant and the activities undertake (making it clear which applicant is claiming for which activity if more than one person on the application). Please provide receipts for any payments made.

Secretary   peterccollett@btinternet.com   

 

Milk delivery                     Dairycrest     round 832     0800 615 715

Bread and Groceries          Spencers Farm Shop, Wickham St Paul; or Mortimers (below);  or Ballingdon Stores.

Newspapers deliveries  

The Kiosk, Borhamgate, Sudbury CO10 2EG, early morning Delivery service 01787 319 498    Sudbury CO10 3BD

Great Yeldham Post Office Stores, High Street, Great Yeldham, CO9 4ES Telephone: 01787 237 201

                                  

Public House/Restaurant    The Pheasant, Audley End, Gestingthorpe.   461 196

Septic Tank emptying         Cutts of Cut Maple,    461 096

Post Office                         The Street, Bulmer (private house by post box), or village Hall Wickham St Paul  [Use link for more datails]  

Church                               http://www.knights-hospitallers.org.uk

Parish News                       Subscriptions and editorial.  Andy Craig 01787 469687 andy@mdamarketing.com 

Trains                            Greater Anglia     Sudbury and Braintree branch lines and mainline from Witham, Marks Tey and Colchester.

 

Bus  timetable             

 

Journey Planners               Use above or traveline  use link and type in Gestingthorpe or departure point. (Essex counts as SE)

 

Village Hall

                    

Amenity Group                   Contact Helen Willingham on 01787  461 771

History Group                     Ben Hoogewerf  bhoogewerf@uk2.net  460 010 New group researching the history of Gestuup.  Quarterly in Pheasent.

Nursery                              The Homestead, Sudbury Road (near Hill Farm turn off)

Schools and Colleges           Primary Bulmer (St Andrews); Secondary Hedingham School; Tertiary Braintree College

Recycling Centre, Sandy Lane, Ballingdon, Sudbury (closed Wednesdays)

 

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Sudbury - Halstead FROM Tuesday 29th August 2017

 

NEW Flexible/DaRT service       click for TIMETABLE      click for INFORMATION

 

From the 27th of August the  11, 12, 13, Regal buses will be discontinued.

 

Gestingthorpe will then be become part of the area served by Arrow Taxis’ Demand and Response Transport services.

 

Gestingthorpe and the Maplesteads will be added to the DaRT3 area.

 

 

 

As a transitional measure, our 13 buses each way hourly service, will be replaced by a Flexible Service of 6 buses each way with a roughly two hourly interval.

 

At first this will be Hail and Ride on the core route Halstead, Wickham St Paul, Gestingthope, Bulmer, Sudbury Bus Station.

 

Booking is likely to become necessary after a few months, and the times may be adjusted. The time table is appended. Gestingthorpe departure times in Sudbury direction, and journey times in Halstead direction, are both subject to 20 minute variation.

 

 

 

 

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Electrical Emergency Information

Measures UK Power Networks take when there has been a Met Office Severe Weather Warning, for example when heavy rain, thunderstorms and lightning are forecast to hit the East of England,  

 

Below are some of the measures we take:

 

  •         We arrange additional staff to cover call centre roles. Additional people are allocated to take and make phone calls and provisions are in place for even more engineers and resources to be available on short notice in case of need.
  •         We invest in a partnership arrangement with the British Red Cross and can activate their volunteers to support vulnerable customers if power is affected.   
  •         The emergency teams in the local authorities have access to the web link that enables them to see fault levels. 

 

Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can affect overhead power lines when tree branches and windborne debris damage them. In the event of a power cuts as result of the localised gusts, lightning and heavy rain, UK Power Network’s priority will be to restore supplies as quickly as is safely possible and keep people informed as best we can during a constantly changing situation. We will work from job to job targeting big jobs first where many customers are affected.

 

In communication with customers, we urge the public to stay well clear from power lines and anyone spotting a damaged power line needs to report it to UK Power Networks.

 

To report any power cuts and damaged lines on free helplines, please refer customers to the following number in the East of England call 0800 783 8838. You can also see www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and follow the company on twitter for updates @ukpowernetworks .

 

Preparing for a power cut

 

Below is some advice on how our customers can prepare for a power cut:

  •         Keep our freephone number handy
  •         See the website for some useful videos offering you advice during a power cut.
  •         Keep spare batteries for radios and torches – local radio stations often broadcast helpful information
  •         Keep an old-fashioned corded phone which you can plug in, as cordless phones, mains operated routers and cbb internet aerials won’t work in the event of a power cut.
  •         Take care if using candles, tea-lights and other naked flames
  •         Keep fridges and freezers closed, with a blanket over as they will stay cold for many hours
  •         Switch off all your electrical equipment, except one light which will let you know when the power comes back on
  •          Remember the street lights may also be off so take care if you go out
  •          Exercise caution in localised flooded areas -specific advice is available on the Environment Agency website.
  •         Look out for elderly neighbours and other vulnerable people

 

 

 

Extracted from UKPN Stakeholder Engagement Team information

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Post Office         Full Time    Halstead - High Street, Sudbury - East Street, Sible Hedingham - Swan Street (north of Co-Op)

 Part Time    The Street, Bulmer (private house by post box), or Village Hall, Wickham St Paul   Or Castle Hedingham - St James Street

 

Post office: Leucojum, Bulmer Street, Bulmer, CO10 7EP

Times subject to change

Opening Hours Lunch
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
12:00-17:00
09:00-17:00
09:00-13:00
09:00-15:00
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Closed
13:00-14:00
13:00-14:00
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13:00-14:00
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-

 

 

Post office: Village Hall The Green, Wickham St Paul, CO9 2PT

Times subject to change

Opening Hours  
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
09:00-13:00
09:00-13:00
09:00-13:00
-
-
-
Closed

 

Post office: St James Street, Castle Hedingham,  CO9 3EJ

Times subject to change

Opening Hours  
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
09:00-13:00
09:00-13:00
09:00-13:00
09:00-13:00
09:00-13:00
-
Closed

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