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Annual Christmas Buffet and Drinks - Thursday 5th December 2019 at 8pm in the Village Hall
Doddinghurst Parish Council would like to invite all residents to attend their annual Christmas buffet and drinks. Come along and meet your Parish Councillors over a drink and nibble! It would be much appreciated if you could RSVP for catering purposes.
Did you know Superfast Essex, the broadband improvement programme, are currently upgrading the broadband in the area to enable thousands of properties across Essex to access superfast broadband speeds of 30 Mbps.
For more information visit: www.superfastessex.org/switch
Parish Council Meetings
The next Meeting is the General Purposes Council Meeting on Thursday 17th October 2019 at 20.00 in the Parish Room
For a copy of the calendar of all Parish Council 2019 meetings click here.
The Parish Council's annual audit has been signed off by the Parish Council, Internal Auditor, and by the External Auditor. This data has been published in the Financial Reports section of the website.
Doddinghurst Village Hall
Doddinghurst Village Hall has its own newly designed web page to make booking easier. Please find the web address listed under our links section above.
Do you live or work in Doddinghurst? Would you like to get more involved and make a difference. Then why not join the Parish Council? We have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. Contact the Parish Clerk for more information on 01277 824245 or email email@example.com
New Parish Clerk
On the 9th April 2018, we welcomed our new Parish Clerk to the role. Her name is Ann-Marie Smith, and will be available in the Parish Office, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am until 12.30pm. Feel free to come along and say hello. Roger Blake will still support the Parish Council in the role of Responsible Financial Officer (RFO).
Allotment Plots Available to Lease.
With Spring around the corner are you interested in getting out into the fresh air and growing your own vegetables. We have some Full and Half Plots available. Full pots are £60 per year and Half £30 per year. Please contact Clarrie Tremain in the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Footpaths / Public Rights of Way in the VIllage .
Regular walkers will have observed a CA 17 notice posted by ECC relating to a number of fields in and around the village. These notices advise you that the landowner has regiserted a CA16 applications for deposits under section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 with Essex County Council that will result in ancient footpath rights (not footpaths on the ECC definitive map) being extinguished on the land areas detailed in the notice.. If you are (or were, as som pathways have been closed already) a regular user and believe the footpaths should be retained you need to contact the Parish Council without delay.
This is a crime that is on the increase. A hotline has been set up to report fly tipping and if it is witnessed make a note of the date and time and if possible the registration number of the vehicle plus, if it can be done safely, a photo. These are all a real help in getting the perpetrators prosecuted. The Environment Agency hotline is 0800 807060 and is 24/7
Village Bus Trips (AKA Bus Club).
The 2019 timetable is now available to view on notice boards in the village as well as on this website under the "Village Bus" menu tab. These outings use a Brentwood Community Transport 14 seater bus for day trips from Doddinghurst to go locations such as Bluewater, Cambridge, The Company Shed West Mersea and many other venues. Seats are limited and the cost is kept low - see timetable for per person price - as the organisation is run on a not for profit basis and the drivers are fully trained but unpaid volunteers. The vehicles are disabled traveller friendly. The service starts and ends in the Doddinghurst Village Hall car park in Church Lane. Please contat the driver directly to book your trip(s).
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