A new virtual hospital has been set up in west Essex

New Virtual Hospital

A new virtual hospital service has launched in west Essex for adults over the age of 18 years, giving them more choice around where they can receive care.

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A section of High Lane will close for 5 days in March.


Essex Highways are to close a section of High Lane for five days from March 13 to allow Cadent to carry out some work.

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Zoom briefing for election candidates on Tuesday

Election Candidate Briefing

There’s a Zoom briefing next Wednesday for people interested in standing in local elections this May.

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Broadband is being rolled out across the village

Broadband Rollout

Residents close to the Recreation Ground off Chapel Hill may have received notification that work to install broadband in their area is planned. Read more

Plans for 350 homes on land near Walpole Meadows


One of the few sites that the Parish Council has considered supporting for development is Site 15, as detailed in the District Council’s Call for Sites initiative of 2021/22. But we have concerns over Bloor Homes recently announced plans for this site. Read more

Commercial Development near Airport gets the go-ahead


Plans to develop land next to Stansted Airport got the go-ahead from Uttlesford in January. But what is in it for our village?

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£7K in funds available for local organisations

2023 Community Grants

In 2022 the Parish Council gave more £5,000 in support to local sports clubs, charities and social organisations. If you’d like to get a Parish Council grant this year, let us know.

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You need to book for a slot at Recycling Depots


From Monday 13 March, people visiting Essex County Council recycling centres will need to book in advance. The booking system for all vehicles will open from February 27.

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Roadworks will see Water Lane shut for 5 days

Water Lane Closure

Water Lane will be shut for 5 days for roadworks starting March 6. Read more

Gipsy Lane is to close for 51 days to allow a sewer to be installed. A diversion will operate for the closure.


 Gipsy Lane is to be closed from tomorrow until March 17 to allow Thames Water to install a main sewer.

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