Great Yeldham Notice Board





The above Order made on 9th February, 2018 under section 26 of the Highways Act 1980 will create a footpath in the Parish of Great Yeldham in the District of Braintree as shown on the Order Map contained in the Order.


The effect of the Order will be to create a length of footpath being 2 metres in width situated at the disused railway line, commencing from where it connects to Toppesfield Road and running in a generally north north westerly direction on the eastern side of the recreation ground for a distance of approximately 377 metres to where the footpath connects to the existing Footpath 10 Great Yeldham.


A copy of the Order and the Order Map have been placed in and may be seen free of charge at the Braintree Council Offices, and at the Chelmsford Public Library, Market Road, Chelmsford during normal working hours.  Copies of the Order and Order Map are available on request from the Chelmsford Library at a charge.


Any representations about or objections to the Order may be sent or delivered in writing addressed to Laurence Page, Definitive Map Officer, Definitive Map Service, Essex County Council, County Hall, A2 Seax House, Market Road, Chelmsford CM1 1QH by no later than 22nd March, 2018  and should state the grounds on which it is made.


If no such representations or objections are duly made, or if any so made are withdrawn, Essex County Council may itself confirm the Order as an unopposed Order.  If the Order is sent to the Secretary of State for the Environment for confirmation, any representations and objections which have not been withdrawn will be sent together with the Order.  Any such representation or objections will be taken into account by the Council with the result that they may be made available to the public under the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985.


Dated:  22nd February, 2018   

County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1QH


Event Plan – Wiggle Spring Saddle Sportive - Sunday 25th March 2018 

Sections of the route pass through specific areas within Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, including Gt Yeldham


UK Cycling Events organise amateur non competitive cycling events in the UK. These events support amateur cyclists by selecting low traffic, interesting and scenic routes which can be cycled at various lengths to suit all abilities.

The aim of the event is to provide an environment for cyclists of all ages to have a safe and enjoyable cycle.
Event Details
Date: Sunday 25th March 2018
Name: Wiggle Spring Saddle Sportive
Start / Finish Venue: Rowley Mile Racecourse
Routes: 3 routes 101 miles/ 75 miles/ 40 miles
Estimated Riding Numbers
• Epic Route: 550
• Standard Route: 550
• Short: 550

Event Management
Contact: 01425 653372


Route Map download here


Winter Salt Partmership

During periods of extreme weather; such as heavy snow experienced in past winters, communities and individuals can do a lot to help themselves and others. Self-help is actively promoted as it is about communities coming together to help each other on a voluntary basis to target their local needs and build their resilience.

The Parish Council has signed up to ECC Salt Bag Partnership scheme which is designed to help local communities support themselves during periods of heavy snow and icy conditions. ECC delivers a free one tonne of bagged salt, to help the Parish Council organise volunteers to help clear and salt locations the Parish Council considers important in our local community, such as those estates with inclines e.g. Highfields, footpaths outside doctors surgeries, local shops and services and access routes to the school and bus stop. Salt bins have been provided in locations where the Parish Council feels they will be of most benefit to volunteers and the community.  The salt bins are checked on a regular basis but unfortunately due to the extreme weather the village experienced over the last couple of days the bins have been deplited but are scheduled for a top up. 

Water freezes when it reaches 0C. Salt mixed with water or moisture lowers this freezing point. The colder the temperature and the more water present, the more salt is required to lower the freezing point. The effectiveness of salt begins to lessen at about -3/4C, and by -6C the quantity of salt required to remove snow or ice becomes ineffective. A small handful of salt (approximately 20g) can treat approximately 1m/3ft squared of cleared surface. If snow and ice have already formed on the roads and pavements, then adding salt will not help because there is no direct moisture for the salt to dissolve into. Snow and ice must be manually removed first. Please note the salt should only be used after the snow has stopped and skies are clear.

Essex County Council salts the main access/exit routes into/out of the village on the A1017, North Road to Tilbuty Road and Lealther Lane to Little Yeldham.

This is a voluntary scheme and the Parish Council is not obliged to operate it. The Parish Council are always in need of  local volunteers to help us clear snow from the pavement and salt during the winter/icy conditions. If you would like to get involved please contact the Clerk.


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



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.