We have been lucky enough to have a defibrillator donated to the village by a resident and the company he works for together with a box for holding in it. 

An agreement has been reached with Graham at The Bell that it will be located externally at the pub because its more central than the village hall and the area has more lighting, not to mention there is a higher risk at The Bell, with a busy eatery and the football fields adjacent which are used by many: football and rounders teams.

The aim is to get the defibrillator fitted before the end of January 2018.  Amazingly, we have another resident who has offered to train any residents who live in the village on how to use the defibrillator and some CPR all for free!

The training sessions will be held every Saturday in January so please contact the Panfield Community Association Secretary via email at sarah.reid73@googlemail.com or comment in the post on the PCA's Facebook page if you are interested in attending one of the sessions. Dependant on how much interest is generated there may be two sessions each Saturday.  

Thanking you for all your support.

12:38, 02 Jan 2018 by Cecilia Ockelford

Glass recycling bins are situated in the car park of The Bell.  Our thanks goes to landlord Graham for offering his support to the Parish Council and residents of Panfield. 

As a courtesy to Graham, if the bins are full, please do not leave bottles or other rubbish on the ground around them.  Take the items back with you and try depositing them in the bins on another day or take them to another recycling facility.

Your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

12:37, 02 Jan 2018 by Cecilia Ockelford

Salt for icy roads has been supplied by ECC Highways.  Please contact:

Peter Yates,

'Bracken', Hall Road

01376 339850


Please note: the salt is for highways only, not private drives/paths etc.

12:37, 02 Jan 2018 by Cecilia Ockelford

The new Local Plans (2017-2033) have now been submitted by Braintree, Colchester and Tendring district councils to the Planning Inspectorate.

The next stage is to look at the planning policies to ensure that robust and sound policies are in place. The three district councils invite residents to take part in this consultation looking at issues and options for each of the sites and will run for ten weeks, closing on 22 January 2018.

See the posters below for consultation events taking place near you.

More information is available on the North East Garden Communities website


12:36, 02 Jan 2018 by Cecilia Ockelford

Victim Support is a charity supporting victims of crime.  Last year they supported over 3,000 people affected by crime in Essex, much of the support being provided by their team of trained volunteers.  They currently have a shortage of volunteers in the Braintree District and so are looking for applicants to join their team and attend their next four day training course in January 2018.

Interested? Click here to find out more.

12:35, 02 Jan 2018 by Cecilia Ockelford

Book your FREE home safety visit with Essex County Fire and Rescue.

For more information visit their website or call them on 0300 303 0088. You can also book using their online form.



12:35, 02 Jan 2018 by Cecilia Ockelford


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