This page will provide deatils of ongoing Consultatons relating to Public Services or Facilities 


Colchester Borough Cocuncil - Draft Colchester Local Plan Consultation 16 June 2017 to 28 July 2017

See dates for Consulation Exhibitions including Marks Tey Parish Hall - Saturday 1 July btween 10am and 2pm  click here




The Superfast Essex programme has launched a public consultation to run during August 2017 to reassess availability of superfast broadband to inform any future broadband work in the county.

 Full details and a link to respond can be found at:

We need you to check the current State Aid broadband status for your address on our interactive State Aid map on this webpage and provide feedback with evidence if you disagree with the current classification shown. Details about the type of evidence required and instructions about how to obtain this are detailed in the public consultation feedback form. We also welcome feedback confirming the broadband status shown on the map is correct. We will accept responses from Parish/Town Councils on behalf of communities. You will still need to provide an address to complete the form; please then specify in the comments boxes provided if your consultation response applies to a full community or multiple addresses, please include a list of the addresses in your response.  If we require further clarification after we receive your response we will contact you.

 Please note the map being consulted on will be used to decide whether properties are eligible for public subsidy in the future. This is different to the interactive rollout map which is separate to this consultation. The outcome of this consultation will form the basis for directing future investment by Essex County Council to improve broadband access, with the ambition to ensure everyone in the county has a superfast connection by 2021 at the latest.

 Feedback on the consultation must only be submitted via the online public consultation feedback form available on the ‘What’s happening next?’ page at: Residents in areas with poor connectivity are encouraged to take the time to visit libraries or use workplace computers to complete their feedback, as the team would like to hear from them in particular. Unfortunately, due to the volume of responses expected and the need to process them quickly, Superfast Essex is unable to offer the option of hard copy correspondence.

Sophie Winter

Project Support Officer (Communications) – Superfast Essex

Corporate Strategy

Essex County Council |


Notification of Local Bus Consultation 04 September – 16 October Hedingham Service 15 (currently operating to Marks Tey station Proposed change of route

 Background:  Following the review of local bus services carried out in 2015/16 in which the Council asked bus users for their views on what services they wanted to see, a number of services were changed in April 2016.  One of these was service 15 which had operated from Straight Road via Shrub End, Prettygate shops, Scott Drive and Halstead Road Corner to Colchester Mainline Station on a  broadly 15 minute frequency. This was changed to operate to Marks Tey Station to allow access from Marks Tey to a number of emerging developments in response to the results of the area review. In order to improve overall efficiency and cost effectiveness, the service was also reduced in frequency so it could be operated half hourly by one bus instead of the two it had at the time.

The service has been operating this way for over a year now but passenger numbers have been disappointing and the newer areas have not developed the additional usage anticipated.

Proposal: The Council is therefore now considering reverting this bus service to its previous route, and therefore providing a broadly ½ hourly service 0525 - 0710 and 1755 - 1940

We are carrying out a consultation regarding this proposed change for 6 weeks between 04 September 2017 and 16 October 2017.

The questionnaire will be  available on bus, from the driver, or online: or by phoning: 03457 430 430. ECC has also asked the bus operator to display posters on bus.

If you have any further queries, please contact

Passenger Transport

Essex County Council