Mobile Customer Information Service
This is a reminder that the Mobile Customer Information Service will now be at the Writtle Village Hall on Thursday, 17 October between 9.15am and 10.30am, in conjunction with the Writtle Home Fayre. Please pop along if you get the chance and feel free to pass this message on.
This is a free service and offers a range of help and advice to make Chelmsford City Council services more accessible. The Mobile Customer Information Service (MCIS) provides residents with access to all relevant information on their doorstep.
The team continues to visit 17 communities around the City every month. The service is usually targeted where public transport is perhaps less frequent, to make sure that residents with the greatest need for advice and support, such as the elderly, young families and those with mobility requirements, can access information and advice about Council services locally.
A range of enquiries are covered, including:
- advice on how to seek help with housing benefit or Council Tax
- reporting environmental problems
- FREE replacement recycling sacks and dog waste bags
- providing information on leisure, tourism, local issues and much more
Where possible, partner organisations attend sessions to promote services and to be available for enquiries. These include Essex Police, Essex Fire & Rescue Service, Citizens Advice Bureau and other Council Services. Consequent visits will be on the third Thursday of each month at the Home Fayre.
Community Speed Watch - Writtle Group
Writtle is setting up a Community Speed Watch group. We now have a good number of volunteers in order to set up the group. If you haven't been in touch and would like to get involved with speed watch, please contact Andy Russell, the Co-ordinator on email email@example.com to express your interest.
Longmeads House – new Community Centre
Writtle Parish Council is pleased to confirm that contracts on Longmeads House, the new Community Centre, were exchanged 3.08pm Wednesday 26th June 2019.
Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) the Essex County Council Managing Agent, is awaiting the formality of receiving the building contract from Essex Legal department, after which they will arrange a pre-start meeting between the contractor Marden, LSH and WPC when commencement and completion dates will be agreed.
Marden is currently carrying out pre commencement works on site and discharging planning conditions pending a full start on site.
We anticipate work will have started before the next edition of Writtle News, when we hope to be able to update you on progress.
Ralph Bray, Vice Chair, Writtle Parish Council
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 http://www.superfastessex.org (use the interactive map) or www.homeandbusiness.openreach.co.uk/fibre-broadband/when-can-i-get-fibre 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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