Click on green links below for the most recent news items:


Note the date for this year's award winning Party in the Park - Sat 7th July. Adrian Coombs is always looking for volunteers who can help. Contact him at

Advance notice of ROADWORKS Maldon Road 26th July to 10th Aug

The new owners of the Sal Army Hall and offices are holding an open day 14:00 - 16:00 Sat 19th May. Click POSTER for more info.

Note another TEMPORARY CLOSURE of Maldon Rd for two days starting 1st June

Link to the Braintree Neighbourhood Watch Summer 2018 magazine. FRONT page and BACK page 

Link to the ESSEX COMMUNITY WATCH magazine 

Advice from the police about how to avoid KEYLESS CAR THEFT 

Note FURTHER TEMPORARY CLOSURES of Maldon Road 4th to 6th June 

Note TEMPORARY CLOSURE of Maldon Road 3rd May 

Opening times this Easter at our local chemists

Note TEMPORARY CLOSURE of Spring Lane for 12 days starting from 9th April

Note overnight CLOSURES of the A12 19th to 22nd March 

Some interesting NEWS on the latest passenger transport changes 

Latest UPDATE (1st Mar) about bin collection from BDC and the "Beast from the East"

The Marriage Mill development at Boreham looks to be going ahead! See INQUIRY report

Neighbourhood Watch NEWSLETTER for 20th Feb. Note theft in Church Road

Note one day closure of Crabbs Hill 6th March 

As we are all aware, there have been a number of changes made at our local surgery. The P.C. has met with representatives of the practice. Here are the NOTES from the meeting that was held 5th Jan. You should find them informative 

The Neighbourhood Watch 23rd Jan. Keep those cars locked!

The Neighbourhood Watch 16th Jan. Look after those wireless doorbells!

The LINK to the Essex Watch Out magazine for January 

Neighbourhood Watch NEWSLETTER for 19th Dec. Note burglary in New Road 

HERE is the Police's Dec newsletter. They have strangely put it in an excel format. Check the Xmas tips on second page.

Just a reminder for anyone who has been living as a hermit for the last three months. The Inquiry regarding development at Stonepath and Gleneagles will be starting Tues 12th Dec and should run for c. 8 days. All are invited to attend to show their support. Click HERE for further information, donations, and possible lift share.

LINK to the Essex Police Watch Out magazine for December. Tricky quiz in here! 

Neighbourhood Watch 28th Nov. Note theft on The Green 

Police notice warning on DOOR TO DOOR salesmen 

The FORMAL NOTICE of the upcoming Inquiry re Developers and the village to be held 12th Dec Braintree 

The Neighbourhood Watch WINTER newsletter 

An interesting piece from Essex Police about how to prevent keyless car theft

Neighbourhood Watch 29th Aug. Note break in at a Hat Pev business. 

We need your help in supporting the appeal against building at Stonepath Drive and Gleneagles Way. See POSTER for more information and the links on The Neighbourhood Development Plan (see menu to the left hand side of ths page)

Advance notice of FLU VACCINATIONS this autumn for Hat Pev and Boreham surgeries

Please see info on Parish Boundary changes. It may be the Hat Pev will be losing some land to Witham! 

Essex County Council are looking for foster carers. Click HERE for more information 

Police WARNING on car key storage and theft of cars on driveways 

Advance NOTIFICATION of works on the A12 between junctions 19 to 23, 24th July to 1st Aug

More INFO on the BDC draft local plan 

Latest NW leaflet. Note theft of quad bike from Terling Hall Road 

Important news about the consultation period for the Neigbourhood Developmnt Plan. See relevant page (on left) for more information 

You can see a copy of the 2016/17 Hat Pev P.C. Annual Return from 5th June to 14th July. Official NOTICE

The Pre Submission Local Plan is now available on BDC’s website.  Here is an EXTRACT taken from the document of the areas affecting Hatfield Peverel. Some interesting reading!

DOOR TRADERS - Police advice on how to handle them. 

PRIVATE PUMPING STATIONS - news from Anglian Water. 

Advance notice of DEFLECTOGRAPH work around the A12 (no, I didn't know what this meant either!)

Note sixteen day closure of Spring lane, Ulting from 5th June. This is to effect drainage and carriageway repairs

An UPDATE from the A12 widening team

The police are warning about some bogus cold callers offering tree surgeon work. HERE is an example of one of their cards. Be careful! 

The Neighbourhood Watch for 18th April. Burglary on Rememberance Ave.

Advance notice of roadworks on Wickham Bishops Road starting 3rd July

The date that you are eagerly waiting for - this year's PIP is the 8th July. Get it in your diary now, it promises to be another great event!

A local resident, Chris Johnson, has summarised the recent planned, and potential, new homes in Hat Pev. See HERE for the list as at 31st March 

Link to the Essex edition of the WATCH OUT magazine - sponsored by Checkatrade 

Neighbourhood Watch for 11th April. Two more reported crimes in H.P. I'm afraid.

More INFO on the Village Photo competition. This will be held on the same day as the Pram Race, Sun 30th April in the Village Hall

The Neighbourhood Watch for 28th March. Note burglary on Maldon Road now. 

The Braintree District Neighbourhood Watch AGM is going to be 18th May. Click HERE for the AGM and HERE for the Chair's report. If you wish to attend, then contact Clive Stewart on so that he can reserve a car parking space for you. 

The Neighbourhood Watch for 21st March. Note theft of caravan. There has been a spate of this type of crime recently - be careful! 

The next "meet your local Community Policing Team" is to be held at Braintree Local Community Meeting on Wednesday 15 March 2017 between 15:00 and 16:00. A member of the Braintree and Uttlesford Community Policing Team will be at the Management Office, Braintree Freeport, Essex, CM77 8YH for you to speak to. The Freeport Management Offices can be accessed though Starbucks 

What to do if your dog is lost or stolen

The FEB17 edition of Watch Out magazine. This is issued by the police

You have until midnight Fri 3rd March to register your comments over the new A12 (see fifth item below). See LINK 

The PCC wants your views on the future of Essex Police and Essex Fire and Rescue Service. Click HERE for more info. 

The next NDP Executive Meeting will be held 19:30 27th Feb in The LIBRARY. Click POSTER for more info. 

The Chelmsford and Maldon Crime Protection Team have their own Facebook Page. Click HERE for the link.

The Developer of the Arla site is wanting your thoughts re its development. Click CONSULTATION to see how you can provide feedback.

You should all be aware of the proposed widening of the A12. Highways England would like to hear your views. Click LINK for more info.

Note incident on Glebefield Road. NW report 

The LINK to the Essex Watch Out magazine (sponsored by the police) 

Is anyone interested in joining the restorative justice scheme? More DETAILS 

Advance notice of the commencement of the demolition of Arla Dairies plant. To start Jan 23rd.

More info on the A12 and A120 roadworks between 9th Jan and May. SUMMARY and DETAILS 

Neighbourhood Watch letter 20th Dec. Note attampted burglary at The Green

Advance notice of A12 and A120 roadworks starting Jan 2017

Neighbourhood Watch letter 13th Dec. Note article on distraction burglary

Nounsley post box update. Note that the box was loose on its fittings. Royal Mail have taken it away and will be replacing it as soon as they can. Watch THAT space!

Latest REPORT from the PCC - Police and Crime Commisioner.

The turning on of the Xmas tree lights will start 15:30 Sunday 11th Dec at the village hall. Attractions include a Scottish piper and carols sung by Hadfelda Choir and St Andrews Choir. Mulled wine and mince pies will be available. Everyone is welcome so please come!

Certain vulnerable groups in the village are able to apply for Priority Service when there is a power cut. Click HERE for the link.

The NDP are having a walkabout Sat 3rd Dec. This is for you to demonstrate why certain village views are important to the community. Click POSTER for more details. Click SURVEY for the form that we would want you to complete

There is an UPDATE on the culvert works on Church Lane. Note completion date has been delayed until end of Dec.

All the council-owned car parks (in Braintree and Witham) will be free from 7am to 7pm on Saturday 3rd December. This is in support of Small Business Saturday

Growing competition and lunch box design for kids. Click INFO for how to enter

Arla have published a poster showing what the development on the Arla site could look like . Click POSTER for more info. Also note that they will be holding a drop in consultation on Wed 23rd Nov 16:00 to 20:00 in the Village Hall 

BDC street cleaning standards and response times. Click LINK to see their latest policies 

BDC have free parking in Witham and Braintree 3rd Dec. Click LINK for more info and look for the post dated 10 November.

Essex CC are looking for feedback on the Park and Ride service. Click SURVEY to input your opinions 

Latest Neighbourhood Watch update. Note burglary in Crabbs Hill!

Next NDP Steering Group Meeting is 19:30 24th Nov in Village Hall. Click POSTER for more info 

Come and have your say! The next Environment Meeting will be held in the village hall 19:30 Tues 15th Nov. This is your chance to tackle the parish council on all environmental matters that affect our parish. See HERE for more info.

Police advice on Trick or Treat activities

The Hat Pev's Got Talent evening is on 3rd Feb. See Community Events page on the left for more info.

What to do if you spot any flytipping 

Note that the start date for the culvert works on Church Road has been put back to 24th Oct. This WEBSITE has more info.

Important information about Broomfield's A & E

Parish Clerk's Oct 2016 REPORT

Meet the Police Commissioner 12th Oct at Rickstones school. Click on POSTER for more info.

The future of Stonepath Meadow will be decided 11th Oct. See HERE for further info should you wish to attend the meeting

An UPDATE from Roger Hirst, the Police & Crime Commissioner for Essex. Contains some useful links.

The Mid & South Essex NHS region are wanting feedback about their services. Click HERE to enter their survey, You have until 26th Sept to complete this. There are regional workshops being held in Braintree and Chelmsford. See HERE for more info. 

The next drop in event to help you understand the NDP is going to be held on the rec 08:30 to 12:30 Wed 21st Sept. Click HERE for more info. This will be particularly useful for those of you who wish to complete the Questionnaire (see below), but would like more help. 

Note temporary closure of Church Road from 17th Oct for six weeks. Click HERE for more info.

Report power cuts via the new 105 number. Click HERE for more info.

Just a reminder that the consultation period for your comments on the draft Plan is now in progress, and ends on the Friday the 30th September.  If you have mislaid your Questionnaire enclosed with the August Review, you can download a further copy by using this link HERE

ECC are wanting feedback about the local bus services they provide. Click on the LINK to take you to their survey page. You have until 28th Sept to respond.

There are three Flu Vaccination dates: 20th Sept, 28th Sept and 4th Oct. Click HERE for more info.

There is a vacancy for two part time litter pickers. £7.20 per hour. Flexible hours. Equipment provided. Please contact clerk for more info.

Highways England recently gave a presentation on the proposed upgrades to the A12. Click PRESENTATION to see more 

Following the first drop in event held on the 15th August, the start date of the consultation period, there will be a further drop in on the rec on Wednesday the 21st September from 8.30am until 12.30pm. Please make a note in your diary. It will be another opportunity for you to speak to the team. 

Neighbourhood Watch 13th Aug. Note attempted burglary on Maldon Road. Ensure your house is secure during this hot weather.

Marriages Mill have resubmitted their plans for a mill at Little Waltham. This could mean lorries trundling through Hat Pev. Click on the LINK and input ref no 16/01394 to get more info and details of how to object. 

IMPORTANT The draft Neighbourhood Development Plan is now available to the public to view. The consultation period is from the 15th August to the 30th September. Please see the link on the left hand side of this page to the Neighbourhood Development Plan. Note that the recent copy of the Review contained a public consultation questionnaire that we encourage you to complete and return. The views and comments that you express will be used to refine the Plan before it proceeds to Statutory Examination. A copy of this questionnaire can be downloaded HERE.  Note that there will be a drop in event on the rec 15th Aug 14:30 to 19:30 for further help and explanation. See HERE for more info.

Prospective changes to what will be accepted at the recycling centres in Essex.

The police are looking for volunteers to help reduce crime in the village. Click HERE and HERE for more information.

ECC is wanting feedback about the local bus services it provides. Click HERE for more info.

The Police have a new website for the public to report their concerns. Click HERE for more info.

You are running out of time should you wish to comment on BDC's local plans for development in our region. Click HERE for more info. A copy of the feedback form can be obtained HERE

The eleventh NDP Steering Group MEETING is 19:00 Tues 16th. Note this will be the first presentation of the draft plan to the public 

Advance notice on works to Olivers bridge. This carries the A12 across the B1018 at Witham. 

Attempted burglary on Church Road. Be careful! 

Be aware of door knocking and rogue trader SCAMS

Concerned about anti social behaviour re driving in the village? Click HERE on how you can report it to the police. 

Proposed residents only parking at the top of Church Road.  See DIAGRAM 

Dialling 105 is the new way to report, or get info about, power cuts. See 105 for more info. 

BDC are very keen to get residents' views of the station car parking at Hatfield Peverel. Please see SURVEY letter for more info. 

Village improvement questionnaire. Please print off and put the completed forms in the post box sited in the Co-op. 

Modus operendi of local burglaries 

Advance notice of rail travel disruptions through to Spring next year. 

Info on A12 roadworks at Witham from Aug through to Nov this year 

NeighbourhoodWatch 15th July. Another car theft. This time from Bury Lane 

Important information on the proposed A12 widening 

Info from the police about PHONE SCAMS, HATE CRIME, and BURGLARY on Laburnham Way 

The ECC is wanting feedback about the transport services it provides. Click on SURVEY to input. 

Neighbourhood Watch 1st July. Note theft of car from Mortimer Road 

Info from Essex Police re selling your car and on rogue traders 

NeighbourhoodWatch 17th June. Note incident at a property on Church Road 

Some good news if you have a private pumping station. Plus, Anglian Water need your help. 

More info on BDC's Local Plan and how it affects Hat Peverel. Supports 21st July meeting (see 8th item below)

On Mon 27th June 17:00 you will be able to quiz the Essex Chief Constable and the new PCC via a live webchat. See LINK for more info.

Parish Clerk's June 2016 report

Two local residents have come up with an excellant piece of work showcasing the village character. Please click on The NDP/Supporting info/Character Assessment village 2016 link to the left of this page. Note that printed copies will be available at a nominal price (at the PIP)  

If anyone you know would like a free Nominated Neighbour Card, then email Clive Stewart at

Note house burglary on Maldon Road NWatch. Be careful when leaving doors and windows open now the hot weather is here. 

Don't forget, this years's Party in the Park is Sat 9th July 2016. The fun kicks off at 2 p.m. and doesn't stop until 11 p.m. See PIP page on left for more details. Contact Mark Weale if you are able to help out in any way.

More INFO on ensuring your garden and sheds are kept secure 

BDC are carrying out their own Local Plan. They are expecting that this will go out to 2033. See HERE for more info. Note that they are planning to hold the Hat Pev exhibition between 14:30 to 19:30 Thurs 21st July at the Scout Hall on Church Road. BDC Planning Officers are expected to be in attendance. 

ECC would like your feedback on proposed fare increases on council buses. Click HERE for more info. 

Advice from the police about the importance of double locking UPVC doors correctly.  

BDC will be discussing the future of Stone Path Meadow at a meeting starting 18:00 Wed 25th May. Note that the public can attend.

Note that there was an attempted burglary on a garage in Ulting on the night of the 8th May. Be vigilant!

DETAILS on how to contact the Essex Police 

Would you like to volunteer for the victim support team? Click SUPPORT for more details

MAP showing proposed double yellow lines in St Andrews Road 

Latest Neighbourhood Watch letter. Note burglary in Baker Avenue!

PHOTO COMPETITION 30th April. Submit your photos of our village. 

PRAM RACE poster 30th April 14:00 on the rec. Be there or be square! 

WARNING of rogue traders operating in our area.

Note that next monthly P.C. meeting is the 11th April NOT the 4th.

Note that there will be major changes to the local bus service from 10th April. Click TIMETABLE for more info. 

CHANGES to the railway booking office times. USE IT OR LOSE IT!

The tenth NDP Steering Group MEETING is 19:30 Mon 21st. Note there will be a presentation of the fledgling plan!

The Hat Pev NDP team want your comments on what you like/dislike about Hat Pev and Nounsley. Click HERE for how to submit

Essex County Council Youth Service networking supper 22nd April

An UPDATE on the Gleneagles Way development.

Essex Fire Brigade are looking for local volunteers. This LINK gives you more information

BDC have put out at leaflet giving advice to the more mature members of our society. However, this applies to us all! 

Anglian Water are very keen that any pollution that is spotted be reported to them a.s.a.p. Click HERE for more info.

Essex police have created a word document summarising the various SCAMS that are out there 

19th Feb Neighbourhood Watch report. Another burglary, this time in New Rd. Be careful out there! 

12th Feb Neighbourhood Watch. Note reported burglary in The Street

Star Wars Episode VII film tie up with The Fire Fighters Charity

Free IT training courses for Greenfields residents

The clerks report for Feb 2016

Note weekend rail disruptions from Chelmsford to London over the next few Saturdays 

There MAY be two referenda this year. Make sure you arre eligable to vote

Have your say on the future of Childrens' Centres in Essex

Report local issues to the police online

Note the following road closures:

5th to 6th Jan. Crabbs Hill

7th to 11th Jan. Ashfield Farm Road, Ulting

21st Jan. Mowden Hall Lane

Free Wellbeing programme for local residents. Supported by ECC and Mid Essex NHS

How to report drivers who are either drunk, or on drugs. REPORT 

NHS winter bulletin. Some information re the festive season.

Latest Neighbour Watch details. note attempted burglary in The Street

Avoid expensive parking charges at Broomfield hospital. Click HERE for the new Park and Ride Service

The Hat Pev Nursing Home are having a Xmas Fayre Mon 14th Dec at 14:00. Click HERE

The Party in the Park team are singing carols around the Xmas tree 16:30 13th Dec at the Village Hall 

Witham Youth Centre are looking for new Duke of Edinburgh volunteers

The police are concerned about rogue builders, car thieves, and are looking for crime stopper volunteers 

The BDC is cracking down on fly tipping. See REPORT for latest success.

The Essex Fire Service is looking for home visit volunteers. See HERE for moe info. 

The Essex Rural Strategy Group are keen to find out your views. Click SURVEY to enter 

Advice from the Police about how to be safe in the winter 

Note the the RCCE are holding two coffee mornings to promote Neighbourhood planning. See 14th NOV and 14th DEC for more details

Please see NOTICE concerning a missing person

Note that your NDP surveys need to be in by the end of this month (October!) 

Now that the clocks have gone back, the Police are warning about deterring burglars

An interesting document dating from the early 1950's about our village has come to light. See under Supporting info in the NDP section of this website.  

Note the Character Workshop this Sat a.m. 31st Oct Church Hall

Advance notice of road closures in Terling and Witham 26th Dec p.m.

Neighbourhood Watch 16th Oct. Note attempted burglary in Church Road

BDC have sent out a FORM that should be filled in if you are getting a single person discount

URGENT. Please register your objections to the proposed development at Oval Park

Notice of temporary closure of Church Road Sun p.m. 8th Nov

The annual Hat Pev Village Quiz will be held 7th Nov. See HERE for further details

The Post Office is moving to the Coop 23rd Oct. See HERE for more info.

Essex Police alert on rogue traders

Winter 2015 Neighbourhood Watch newsletter

Clerks report Oct 2015

Sept Neighbourhood Watch update. Note burglary on Nounsley Road! 

BDC has launched its new Business Growth Loan Fund which offers capital loans of between £5,000 and £100,000 to growing local businesses. Click HERE for more information

ECC wish to get your views on your bus service. Click HERE for more information

There have been changes to the bus service timetables covering Hat Pev to Maldon via Nounsley. See LETTER for more info and refer to the links found on the Travel info page

Clerks Report Aug 2015

David Wilson Homes are holding an exhibition 13th Aug about their proposed 140 home development off Gleneagles Way. This will be at The Duke of Wellington between 16:00 - 20:00. Click LETTER for more info.

The Essex Community Foundation are carrying out an online survey to find out how local residents view their local area. Click HERE for more information. You have until 24th July to respond.

The 73 bus timetable may be changing. Certain buses could stop calling at Nounsley. See HERE for more info and what you can do to affect this decision

The NHS is concerned about the effects of heat on vulnerable individuals. Click HERE.

The Community Agents Essex is set up to support the independant living of older people and informal carers within the local community. See HERE for more information

Meet the Police and Crime Commissioner 18:30 9th July Braintree Town Hall. See HERE and HERE for more information. This is the REPORT that will be discussed

We need MORE HELP obtaining evidence and preparing our Neighbourhood Development Plan. Remember that this is the document that will help US shape our village's future.  

Greenfields are holding a public consultation on their new development on 7th July from 14:00 to 19:00 at Norah Guilder House.

Clerks Report June 2015 

The Inspector has rejected Maldon's LDP. See REPORT for further information

Worrying changes about free school transport. Support Raine HERE 

The Post Office is moving to the Co-op. Have your say HERE This has more info about the consultation process

This year's Party in the Park has been confirmed for 11th July. Please see the Party in the Park webpage on the left for more details.  

There is a lot of activity surrounding the NDP. Please see the NDP page for more details. See details on the quiz night and photo competition.

There is an extraordinary P.C. Meeting 6th May to discuss the Country Park (along with other important planning issues). Please see agenda for more information 

Clerks Report April 2015

The Jock Thompson Day is planned for 27th June. Support our local football clubs!

Details of the Mid Essex Hospital Services Charity Foundation

The second NDP steering group meeting is going to be held 27th April 19:30 at the Village Hall. Please attend and support the Neighbourhood Development Plan. It's your village!

Further details on the candidates and the upcoming elections. ONETWOTHREEFOURFIVE.

Some valuable tips from the Braintree Neighbourhood Watch team 

Reminder that the Neighbourhood Development Plan is having its next Public Meeting in the Village Hall 2nd April at 19:30. This will be to set up the various steering groups needed to move the NDP forward. PLEASE VOLUNTEER.

You may have noticed that there is an Election 7th May. Here are three notices explaining more about the Parish and Witham Election. ONE. TWO. THREE

The Neighbourhood Development Plan is holding a drop in event Wed 18th March 15:00 to 20:00 at the Village Hall.  See HERE for more details

Do you know of a volunteer, business or charity that has made an impact on your community? If so, you can nominate them for a reward. Click HERE for more details

Essex Police Challenge 12th Mar 19:30 Witham. Your chance to quiz the Chief Constable

A short video on the NDP and Hatfield Peverel

Clerk's report for Feb2015

ECC wishes to get your views about the bus network in Essex. Click HERE for more info.

The NHS are encouraging us to become more active. Sign up to their three week course.

BDC are also looking at how the future of their district will look like. Click HERE for more details.

We need help in shaping the future needs of our village (see NDP sub-section). Each household will receive a Housing Needs Survey by the weekend (Sat 31st/Sun 1st). Please contact the webmaster ( if you have not been delivered one by the 2nd. WE NEED EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THE FORM AND SEND IT OFF BEFORE 16th FEB. Click HERE for more details

These have been recent break ins with garages in H.P. recently. The police have issued this guide to prevent further thefts.

Important Neighbourhood Development Plan dates for your diary!

Wed 4th Feb 15:00 to 20:00 Village Hall small meeting room. NDP drop in

Sat 21st Feb 10:30 to 13:00 Village Hall. NDP workshop

Fri 13th Mar p.m. This is ONLY for the children. It is their future as well!

Wed 18th Mar 15:00 to 20:00 Village Hall. NDP exhibition and drop in.

Wed 25th Mar 19:30 Church Hall. Review of survey and the Next Steps.

There is a Ride For Helen planned 10th May starting from Crix. See poster for more information

You should be aware that Maldon D.C. wish to increase the amount of houses built in their area. This will impact on the volume of traffic using Maldon Rd. This link to their website gives more information.

Note that there are developments proposed for our village. The Neighbourhood Planning Executive has been formed to try and shape these to the needs of the village. Your views are most welcome. See the links to the left of this page (The Neighbourhood Development Plan) for more information.

There will be new refuse collection dates starting from 2nd Feb. Make sure your bins are out before 07:00  to ensure they will be collected. This FAQ explains more

The ECC are keen to get people to reduce their energy bills. See here for more information. You have until 2nd Feb 2015 to register.

Christmas warnings!

The Dec 14 Police and Crime Commissioner's Report is here

There are grants available for Community Games 2015. Click on these two links for further information Community Games 2015 Form and Comm Games FAQ 

The police are concerned about burglars and presents. See these two notices for more info Xmas1 and Xmas2

Xmas and New Year 2015 waste collection timetable

What to do if you are suffering from anti-social behaviour

There is an exhibition about the proposed development at Lodge Farm from 5-10 p.m. 23rd Oct at Witham Town Hall.

The police are concerned about Haloween activities. Please see following leaflets for more information: Hal001,  Hal002,  Hal003,  Hal004, Hal005Hal006.

Parish Clerk's Oct 14 update 

Police neighbourhood meeting. The Witham one is scheduled 24th Nov 14:00 at the Town Hall

Mi community offers grants to local organisations. Closing date is 31st Oct so you will need to hurry if you have a good enough case to apply for grants of between £1k and £15k

The next village QUIZ is going to be held 8th Nov in the Village Hall. Profits to go to ssafa.

Parish Clerk's Aug update

BDC have put out a communique explaining why the previous LDF plan was cancelled. It makes for interested reading and explains the pressure that our village is under to provide land for development. Click HERE for more details

There is a new vacancy for a parish councillor. Click HERE for more details

Click on RESULT to see who has been voted in on the recent p.c. election. 

The current LDF plan has been cancelled as the government is wanting district councils to come up with land for MORE houses. See HERE for further information 

There are four candidates for the two parish council vacancies. Click HERE for further details on the nominees. The election will take place between 07:00 to 22:00 Thurs 24th July at the Village Hall. All residents should receive a Poll Card through the post. Please use your vote in this democratic process.

Concerned about the policing of our county? Click HERE for more details

Helen Rollason tea and coffee morning 10:00 21st June

Parish Clerk's June update

BDC has issued an update on the LDF plans. Click HERE for the latest information. 

There are vacancies for two Parish Councillor. Click HERE for more information about the election process.

Film of the H.P. Pram race from 1962. Click HERE for the link to the 1.16 min clip. Can you recognise yourself? Mark Hardie at BBC Essex would like to hear from you if can! 

Beating the bounds walk on 26th May has been cancelled. Click HERE for more info.

Note that the minutes of APC meeting held last March are now available on this website. The Alliance presentation detailing their PROPOSED plans for the fields around Stonepath Drive and Garden Field is also published.

Parish Clerk's April update

Traffic survey. This is the document created by the Essex Highways that was presented at the recent LDP/LDF extraordinary meetings. Note the alarming conclusions in section 3 re the B1019 Maldon Rd intersection at the Street!

Superfast broadband. Register your interest in getting faster broadband speeds in the village. 

Unfortunately, the Church Hall could not handle all the people who wanted to attend the extraordinary meeting held 26th Feb (see below). There will be another presentation showing the impact of the Hat Pev and Maldon developments, at the Annual Parish Meeting held 20:00 19th March in the Church Hall. All are welcome.

The Big Allotment competition. Closing date is 12 p.m. 13th March.

Hatfield Peverel LDF. This provides a link to the H.P. Development Plan on B.D.C's website. Note that the public consultation period will commence on 17th February and end 28th March. Manned public exhibitions are going to be held 11th and 13th March at Witham Public Hall between 2.30pm and 7.30pm, and unmanned at Witham Public Library between 14th February and 10th March. Also note that there will be an extraordinary meeting run by the P.C. to which members of the public are invited. This will be held 20:00 at the Church Hall 26th Feb. Each household in Hat Pev and Nounsley should now have received a flyer through their door giving more information about this. Please see the parish noticeboards if you haven't seen one.   

Maldon LDP. Maldon District Council (MDC) are proposing to build in excess of 3500 houses and businesses in their area in their future Local Development Plans. Traffic analysis by Essex County Council Highways Dept has indicated that there will be considerable increases in traffic flows along the B1019 (Maldon Road) and concerns at the junction of Maldon Road and The Street. Potential congestion impacts at Hatfield Peverel railway station have also been identified. Please register your concerns via the response form (see their website). Closing date for this is 12th March 2014. Note that this, and the Hatfield Peverel LDF, will be covered by our extraordinary meeting 26th Feb (see above)

Parish Clerk's Feb update

Flooding responsibilities - who to contact in an emergency

Spring Fayre 17th April. Marks Tey Hotel

Local business forum 2nd April. Earls Colne. Organised by the Braintree Disrict Council

Spring Lane Temp closure from 14th Feb.

Agenda for extraordinary meeting 28th Jan

Online petition to protest against the use of agricultural land for development  

Roadworks planned for A12 northbound from Boreham Junction 13th to 19th Jan (see 7th para.)

Parish Clerk's Dec update 

12 Christmas frauds (information submitted by the City of London Police)


Recycling over the Xmas period

w/c 16th Dec. Grey and food bins AND CLEAR SACKS

w/c 23rd Dec. Food bin only

w/c 30th Dec. Grey and food bins AND CLEAR SACKS

w/c 6th Jan.   Normal collections i.e. grey and food bins

w/c 13th Jan. Green and food bins PLUS CLEAR SACKS

Contact Braintree D.C. for further details


Wickham Bishops Road temporary closure

Note that this will be closed (access only) for two to three days starting 9th Dec. This is for water pipes to be installed to the KBMG.


Neighbourhood Watch Report 28th Nov 

08/11 Bus strategy

Parish Clerk's Oct update