Essex County Council Supported Service 32 Chelmsford – Ongar operated by First Essex Buses

Please be advised that from 4 February 2019, the above service times will be adjusted in order to improve punctuality, please see details of the changes on the attached timetable taken from Traveline.

If you have any queries please contact


Planning & Development Committee - Public comments on Planning Applications

Please note that each month our Planning & Development Committee considers all Writtle planning applications submitted to Chelmsford City Council (CCC) and submits comments. Historically the Parish Council were able to view any public comments made on applications but due to CCC complying to GDPR legislation these comments are not now accessible. Therefore, if you wish the Committee to consider a comment you have made – please copy us into your comments by sending us an email or send a hard copy to the Parish Office, The Green. Thanks. Here is the link to CCC website page for your information.


Mobile Customer Information Service

This is a reminder that the Mobile Customer Information Service will be returning to Writtle United Reformed Church on the following dates in 2019 between 10.30am and 11.30am, in conjunction with the Coffee Morning.  Please pop along if you get the chance and feel free to pass this message on. 

Tuesday, 5 March

Tuesday, 2 April

Tuesday, 4 June

Tuesday, 2 July

Tuesday, 6 August

Tuesday, 3 September

Tuesday, 1 October

Tuesday, 5 November

Tuesday, 3 December

The service is free and offers help and advice to some of the most isolated and vulnerable communities within the area to make our services more accessible.  The Mobile Customer Information Service (MCIS) provides residents with access to all relevant information on their doorstep.


Remembrance Service - Sunday 11 November 2018

Writtle Green - War Memorial

A selection of photographs from the well attended Remembrance Service at the War Memorial.


Fibre Broadband In Writtle

There has been fibre broadband available in Writtle for some time but during the summer more of the cabinets have been upgraded which means that fibre broadband is available to most of the village. If you are experiencing speeds below 20mb then upgrading can give you speeds near 40mb. Please be aware the speed depends on several factors including the distance you are away from the cabinet.

The process for upgrading is not automatic you will need to contact your internet service provider (ISP such as BT, Sky etc) and subscribe to a package. Unfortunately, there will still be some properties where faster speeds will not be available but there are good chances that these will be addressed in future upgrades. You can check the position on (use the interactive map) or and use the postcode checker to see exactly what the position is for your address.

Please feel free to contact me (Writtle Broadband Champion) Rosalind Coleridge on I will do what I can to answer questions but also make use of the websites above for more information. The technology is moving very fast and the speeds we have today will probably be exceeded in a few years so watch this space!


Community Leadership Award

At the Annual General Meeting of the Essex Association of Local Councils (EALC) on Thursday September 20th 2018, Writtle Parish Council was awarded the Community Leadership Award and presented with a cheque for £200.

This is the first time that your Parish Council has received an award from the EALC.

We are very pleased and proud to receive this award in recognition of all the community work undertaken by the Council this year.

Chris Hibbitt, Chair Writtle Parish Council  


Security patrols in the village

The minutes from the meeting on 19 July with S Type Security and Writtle Parish Council can be seen here.

Press release issued 18 September 2018

Minutes of meeting held with Essex Police - 12 September 2018


Changes to the administrative team at Writtle Parish Council

Please note that as from 1st September 2018, there will be the following changes to the administrative team at Writtle Parish Council.  Lauretta Fox will become the Parish Clerk, David Walker will become the Responsible Financial Officer and Kelly Sitara will be joining the team as the new Clerical Officer.


Writtle Village Country Fair and Allotment Society Summer Show

What a fantastic day the village had on the 14th July.  The weather continued to be very kind to us and we had a very hot day with plenty of people attending. Many thanks go to all the volunteer helpers we had on the day, without them we could not put this Fair on.  A special thank you to all the stall holders and the exceptional entertainment we had throughout the afternoon.  Plus the two pubs who provided the well supported beer tents. In addition to the Green, Writtle All Saints Church, The Village Hall,  The Christian Centre and The URC were also very busy throughout the day.
All in all a very good day with plenty of happy people.  Also grateful thanks go to those who provided the large number of raffle prizes.
Writtle Village Country Fair Committee 
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