Good Morning,


I hope this email finds you well.


I am getting in touch as we have upcoming works in the Marks Tey area and wanted to provide you with some information about what this means for you and the community.

 We know that in the past, previous bursts on the existing water main have caused interruptions to your water supply and low pressure. To prevent this happening in the future, we have designed a 16 week scheme to replace approximately 1.7km of the existing main.


What this means to you and your community

Our work will start at the junction of Wilsons Lane and Mandville Road and continue along Wilsons Lane. So that we can re-connect the services, this work will take place by using an open cut technique. To allow us to do this safely, the following temporary traffic management will be in place:


Wilsons Lane- Road closure for approximately 4 weeks. Dates to be confirmed. A fully signed diversion for both will be in place during this time.


We will continue along Godmans Lane and along Asbury drive, until we reach our final connection point off Coggeshall Road.  To minimise customer impact, this section of our work till take place under traffic lights.

Any bus stops that are likely to be affected due to our work will be relocated within a reasonable distance of their original location and signage will be in place.

When we re-connect customer’s properties, there may be a short interruption to water supply (no longer than 3 hours).  If the team think this is likely, these properties will be notified in advance.

Pre-scheme investigation works

Prior to starting on site, we carried out investigation work in the form of trial holes. These trial holes allow us to locate the approximate route of the existing main. From this, we have discovered that the pipe runs through a handful of residents front gardens. As we will require access to the pipe, we will contact these properties separately to make them aware of our works and gain permission to do so.

Getting involved

We always look to start early engagement with the communities in which we work. This allow us to identify any opportunities with the people that know the area best.  

Being socially responsible is a top priority for us; it supports and promotes the well-being of everyone in our region, benefitting customers, employees, investors, business partners and the wider community.

The main areas we are keen to get involved in are: community volunteering, education and environmental opportunities. If you have any upcoming, local events that meet this criteria, please get in touch and let us know how you feel we could support you.

For more examples of the kinds of things we get involved in, please see the link to our website below.

Working with you

We are always keen to work alongside stakeholders to keep impact to a minimum and where possible, we will make arrangements to facilitate your needs.  I would be grateful if you could share any potential events/ work in your area that could conflict with our scheme.

Keeping you informed

I will provide you with updates as the scheme develops and whilst we are on site. If you would be so kind to share these updates with the community on your parish council and Facebook page; I would be very grateful.

Whilst dates of this work are yet to be confirmed, I will be in touch again in the near future. We’ve also set up an In Your Area post where you’ll find details of where we’ll be working, along with all the other details you may want to know.

We’ll keep the post updated throughout the project, so you can easily stay up to date on our progress. Please visit        


If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Thanks and kind regards,



Amber Richardson

Customer Service Co-ordinator

Anglian Water @one Alliance


Anglian Water Services Limited

Thorpe Wood House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 6WT

Tel 07966281345




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16:06, 25 Jun 2019 by Gemma Humphries

Further to previous emails drawing your attention to a new webpage where information on the Marks Tey Station Bridge VRS scheme will be posted, I wanted to make you aware that the page has been refreshed, with photographs, to reflect that the first weekend of trial hole investigations on North Lane has taken place. 

The next weekend of trial holes investigations is planned for 15 and 16 June.

Could you kindly share this information with local residents and members of the parish council.  We will continue to provide updates to this webpage and the parish council as information becomes available.


Kind regards


Please be aware we are unable to respond directly to highway requests or queries from the public sent to this mailbox. These should be addressed to the Essex County Council customer service team either by telephone: 0345 603 7631 or by completing the online form:

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11:42, 06 Jun 2019 by Brigitte Taylor

Colchester Borough Council are making changes to their recycling container collection process. 

From 10 June, you will need to download a voucher from their website ( for all recycling containers.

Please note - This includes rolls of clear bags, food caddies, and glass/can boxes as well as garden waste sacks.


16:47, 04 Jun 2019 by Brigitte Taylor


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