Great Yeldham Notice Board

Public consultation on proposed changes to the Mobile Library Service

19 September - 6 November 2017


I would like to invite you to help us make decisions on the future of the mobile library service.

At Essex County Council, we know how much people value their mobile libraries. But we also know that in recent years, fewer and fewer people have been taking advantage of them.

Combined with other factors, such as vehicles which are coming to the end of their working lives, we have reached a point where the right thing to do is look again at how we provide these services.

This is why we are consulting you about how we create a new library service which is a better fit with people’s lives across Essex.


We want a service which is available at a place and time which suits users; a service which is flexible enough to help volunteers set up a community library in a village hall, pub, sports club or shop.  We want a service where volunteers deliver books directly to the door, and can stop to chat with the residents so that we contribute to ending social isolation. These services already work well in villages across Essex and we want to extend that provision. We want a service which is able to respond to different local needs and settings and to have books available to more people more of the time.


We don’t want a service which wastes money by having mobile library buses parked in locations at times when no one visits, which is unfortunately what happens on some occasions now.


Most of all, we want everyone in Essex to get involved, have their say on our ideas and share their own.

You can find more information about our proposals and complete the survey at  


Separate surveys are also available online for children and young people under 16 and in EasyRead. If they would rather complete the survey on paper, they can pick up a copy of the consultation pack at any library or mobile library and return it using the business reply envelope in the pack (no stamp needed).


For help to complete the survey, or if someone would like it in large print or would like a printed copy of the children’s or EasyRead versions, please call 0345 603 7628.  

The deadline for replies is 6 November 2017.

 All the responses from the consultation will be analysed and a formal report produced. This will be published on the consultation website and available on request for those without internet access. The analysis will be used to help us decide what changes will be implemented.

Yours sincerely,


Cllr Susan Barker

Cabinet Member for Culture, Communities & Customer


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Apprenticeships with Braintree District Council in different areas such as Horticulture, Corporate Projects, FinancialnServices, Graphics &Print, Governance, Sport &Physical Activity, and others. 
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Braintree District Council - Do It Online

We have recently launched a new area of a website called 'Do It Online' to 
help our customers easily access a range of Council services. Customers can 
pay, report, apply and register for services whenever and wherever is 
convenient for them from the front page of the website or from<

Customers visiting Causeway House will also have access to a dedicated 'Do 
It Online' area which has three self-service computers linked to the Do It 
Online section of the website along with the Gateway to Homechoice, Planning 
and Local Plan services and Essex County Council & Highway Services. 

This will be supported with campaigns throughout the year that promote our 
online services and encourage our customers to use them. 

A customer transacting their business online is cheaper for them and us and 
may be more convenient for those who are unable to visit us or struggle to 
make calls during the working day. Raising awareness of these services with 
our customers is important and we would appreciate your help to promote 
self-serve and make this campaign a success. 

Please take a look at this new area and give us your feedback. 


ECC Highway Enquiries – contacting us


As you may be aware the email address is closing from 19 April 2017 following the introduction of the improved Highways ‘Tell Us’ and ‘Check a Query’ web tools.


Although, we will no longer be offering a dedicated email address for Highway Enquiries, you can continue to contact us online in one of the following ways:


  • To report a new highway issue to us you should complete our online form to tell us  

(Please do not use other websites to report highway issues to us as these are not recorded into our system).


  • To review the status of a previously reported highway issues, by either a reference number or searching the location, use  check a query





If you currently use or sign post enquiries to  please can I ask you to redirect these to one of the above options. Anything sent after the 19 April 2017 will not be received or responded to.


Yours faithfully


Robbie Watson-Levey

Customer and Member Enquiries Manager

Corporate and Customer Services

Essex County Council



Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice of Stambourne Road 

Please click on the following link to find 
details of the closure of Stambourne Road, due to commence on 22nd March 
2017 for 8 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and 
workforce while Essex County Council undertakes carriageway patching. 


Essex Streetworks Team 
Ringway Jacobs | Essex County Council 
3rd Floor, Seax House, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH 



Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Return - Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016  see Parish Council, Annual Returns for full report.


Draft Local Plan 2033 please view pages under 'Public Consulation', 'draft Local Plan 2033' for copies of sites considered for development and consultation process.