Stisted Parish Council




Open Meeting/Drop-in Session

At the Clubhouse, King’s Lane, Stisted


Friday 26th January 2018


Between 5.00pm and 8.00pm


All residents of Stisted are invited to view proposals

for a planning application to be submitted by the Golf Club


This is your opportunity to ask questions and

make your views known





There are no further full closures of the A120 through Stisted, Bradwell and Pattiswick currently planned.  However work still needs to be done on replacing signage but this will be carried out using location specific traffic lights where the road is reduced to single carriageway.


The section of the A120 between Panners Interchange and Galleys Corner will be subject to overnight closures from the end of this month.


A120 Marks Tey - 22 to 23 January 2018, overnight between 9pm and 6am


Movement joint replacement of the bridge deck carrying the A120 over the A12 finishes this week. The bridge will be closed on Monday and Tuesday nights, between 8pm and 6am. At these times a clearly signed diversion route will be in place via A12 junctions 24 and 26.


A120 westbound traffic will  be diverted via A12 junction 24


A120 eastbound traffic will  be diverted via A12 junction 26




Please allow additional time for your journeys while work takes place.




Neighbourhood Plan ~ next meeting ~

Saturday 24th February 2018 at 11.30am in the Village Hall 




A120 Route A discounted for future A120 

Press release from Essex County Council 23/11/2017


Route options agreed to help deliver upgraded A120 'without delay'


An upgrade to the A120 between Braintree and the A12 has taken a big step forward after Essex County Council's Cabinet supported four viable route options.


Cabinet met today (Thursday) and agreed to push forward with four route options which form two route alignments and approaches to connect with the A12, with alternative starting points around the Braintree Bypass. Further technical studies will continue with the final decision on if and what route to fund being taken by the Government.


Options B, C, D and E remain viable and can be supported at this stage by Essex County Council. Option A, which closely followed the route of the old A120 but was chosen as last choice by more than 60% of consultees, has been confirmed as not viable and will not be recommended.


Cllr Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader at Essex County Council, said: "We are currently on track to deliver a vital upgrade to the A120.


"An improved A120 would create a gateway to north Essex and beyond - allowing our local businesses, ports and airports to continue to grow by moving staff and freight quickly and efficiently across the country.‚Äč


"This would support economic growth not only in East Anglia but also across the rest of Britain. It would also reduce congestion and give more reliable journey times for our residents and businesses.


“Without heavy investment now we risk choking the supply chain to large and small businesses across the country, killing our economy and clogging up our road network for decades to come."


He continued: "Some may have expected one single route to emerge at this stage, but the consultation and our work around it has been clear.


"Four routes offer standout cases and it is only right that we keep these on the table for further consideration for funding by the Government.


"We should be very proud of the work we have done so far to build a strong case for improvements to the A120 thanks to feedback from nearly 3,000 residents and businesses; but this is not the end of the line and we will continue technical studies into each of the four remaining route options.


"We have heard the public loud and clear - improvements to the A120 are long overdue.


"Now we need that voice to be directed to Government so we can secure the funding to make upgrades to the A120 a reality as soon as possible without delay."


Technical studies will now continue throughout the winter and spring to help inform a favoured route option for the A120.


Essex County Council aims to get the A120 Braintree to A12 upgrade into the Government’s Road Investment Strategy 2 (RIS2), a pot of Government money specifically set aside for investing in strategic roads across the country between 2020 and 2025. This is expected to be announced in 2019.


For more information on the A120 Braintree to the A12 consultation and the next stages, please visit



Garden waste collections stop during the winter months

Refer to Braintree District Council website to download your calendar and get more tips about recycling




Garden Communities

Issues and Options Consultations



New drop-in dates added


Copford, Copford Village Hall, School Road, Copford CO6 1BX, 6th January 12pm–2pm


Rayne, Rayne Scout HQ, Station Road, Rayne, CM77 6RX, 10th January 4pm–8pm


Wivenhoe, William Loveless Hall, High Street, Wivenhoe, CO7 9AB, 11th January 5pm-9pm


The Issues and Options consultation on the three proposed garden communities runs until 22nd January 2018 (this has been extended from the original closing date of 8th January). Braintree District Council website is hosting all three online consultations – select which document you wish to respond to: 

If you prefer to complete a form rather than use the online portal, send by email or post to either of the following addresses:

Braintree District Council  Causeway House Braintree CM7 9HB

Colchester Borough Council  Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Rd, Colchester CO3 3WG   






Saturday 18th   November


Marks Tey

Marks Tey Parish Hall

Old London Road, Marks Tey


Colchester / Braintree Border

Monday 20th   November



William Loveless Hall

85-87 High Street, Wivenhoe


Tendring / Colchester   Border (TCB)

Tuesday 21st   November


Great Tey

Great Tey Village   Hall

Chappel Road, Great   Tey


Colchester / Braintree Border

Thursday   23rd November

C360   Community Marketplace AGM for North East Essex


Colchester   Town Centre


Friday 24th   November


Colchester Town

Colchester Market

High Street,   Colchester


Colchester / Braintree Border   &   TCB

Saturday   25th November


Great   Saling

The   Saling Millennium Village Hall

Piccotts   Lane, Great Saling

CM7   5DW

West   of Braintree

Monday   27th November



Old   Friend’s Meeting House


West   of Braintree

Thursday 30th   November



Coggeshall Village   Hall

The Keys Room

Stoneham Street,   Coggeshall


Colchester / Braintree Border

Saturday   2nd December



Greenstead   Community Centre

Hawthorn   Avenue, Colchester

CO4   3QE

Tendring   / Colchester Border

Tuesday 5th   December



Feering Community   Centre

Coggeshall   Rd, Feering


Colchester / Braintree Border

Wednesday   6th December



Braintree   Town Hall

Market   Square, Braintree

CM7   3YG

West   of Braintree & Colchester   / Braintree Border

Thursday 7th   December



Easthorpe Church Hall

Easthorpe Road,   Colchester


Colchester / Braintree Border

Tuesday   12th December



Rayne   Village Hall

3   Gore Road, Rayne

CM77   6TX

West   of Braintree

Thursday   14th December



Market   Field School

School Rd, Elmstead Market


Tendring   / Colchester Border

from the North Pole .......


Father Christmas is moving his grotto from the Owen Harrington Pavilion to The Onley.  This is because he's buying the reindeer some new sweaters and he doesn't want them to shrink if it's raining!