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Closure of Abberton Road, Malting Green Road, The Folley – 31st October

From Essex County Council

Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=115209725 to find details of the intended closure of Abberton Road, Malting Green Road, The Folley, due to commence on 31st October 2019 for 5 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes Pre-Patching in preparation for Surface Dressing.

Vacancy on the Parish Council

There is currently a vacancy on The Parish Council. If you would like to know how your village is run and think you might be interested in joining the Council, why not come along to a couple of meetings to find out what goes on? The Parish Council meets at 8pm on the 2nd Monday of each month in the meeting room in the Village Hall Annexe.
If you would like any further information please contact:
– the Clerk, Grahame Walkingshaw on 240772
or
 – Anne Hughes on 734168.

Road Closure – Malting Green Road, 3rd October for 5 days

From Essex County Council Highways

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Malting Green Road, Abberton Road, Layer-de-la-Haye

Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=114985237 to find details of the intended closure of Malting Green Road, Abberton Road, due to commence on 3rd October 2019 for 5 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes Pre-Patching in preparation for Surface Dressing.

Attended Freighters

The Borough Council are again organising “attended freighters” which are for the disposal of non-recyclable household items which you might ordinarily take to the tip. You can also take garden waste to be composted. They do not accept large loads, fridges, freezers or electrical goods. Also, no hazardous waste such as asbestos, batteries, liquids or gas. And no business waste.
These freighters will be in the village hall car park on the following Saturdays from 9.30am-10.45am.
8th June
3rd August

Local Plan Update

Stage 1 of Colchester Borough Council’s Local Plan is still under review.

Please contact the Parish Council Chairman, Mark Jones, on 734258, for more information about the Local Plan and its potential impact on the village.

Remembrance Day Events

11 November 2018

In common with many other towns and villages, the Parish Council has been supporting an event to be held on 11 November commemorating the end of the First World War. The Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cross as usual, and this year we also have an exhibition of WW1 memorabilia and will be providing a light lunch in the Q.E. Hall.

The mood at the end of WW1 was of course sombre, but there was also great rejoicing and it was felt by many at the time to be the start of “making a new world”. This is reflected by the second part of our event where we celebrate the end of the war with music and look forward to a better world.

We already have a large collection of WW1 memorabilia, but if you have anything you think could be displayed, please contact Anne Hughes on 734168.

 

10.45am          Muster at the Cross for an Act of Remembrance for the fallen of all wars and a two-minute silence

11.30am          Exhibition of WW1 memorabilia in Q.E. Hall Annex

11.30—2.30pmTea and Coffee.  Soup and ploughman’s lunch in Q.E. Hall

3.00–  4.30pmAbbey Gate Concert Band Q.E. Hall

5pm                 Exhibition closes.

 

Lighting the WW1 “Beacon of Light”

6.25pm            Our Church bells ring out, joining others throughout the country

7pm                 National Beacon lighting at the Cross

Last Post

Lighting candles to symbolise the future and a better world