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Sandbags to Stop Flooding

    Get free sandbags today from the council’s offices. Members of the public who are worried about flooding can obtain sandbags from a free but limited supply provided by the parish council. Collection is available by appointment only between 10am to 3pm, Friday, January 15. Call the council (01279 813214) in the first instance.

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    Asymptomatic Tests Offered

      From today Stansted Mountfitchet residents can test to see if they have Covid–19 without having any symptoms.  Pick up the free test from Turpin’s Indoor Bowling Club in Saffron Walden or the Rowena Davey Centre in Great Dunmow. 

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      COVID 19 JAB SCAM

        Police are urging the public not to fall for a COVID-19 vaccination scam. Criminals are using a fraudulent text message inviting the public to register for COVID jabs.

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        Green Champions Needed in 2021

          With much of the world’s habitat under threat, there has never been a better time to become a Green Champion for your local environment. For advice and tips on how you can do your bit to promote biodiversity in 2021, you can access a handy guide and an environmental awareness calendar, both authored by Cllr Louise Pepper of

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          Big Garden Watch

            The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is asking members of the public to get involved this month in its Big Garden Birdwatch. The event lasts from January 29-31.

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            Mind Your PPE

              The public are minded whenever possible to dispose of plastic gloves and surgical masks in domestic waste bins. This is in order to limit the spread of the Covid 19 virus and assist Uttlesford District Waste Collection service that is stretched as a result of high volumes of domestic waste after the festive season and the current

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              Roadworks – Church Road

                ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1) Church Road will be closed for 7 days from 27th January for the safety of the public and workforce while BT undertakes spine cabling works.

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                Lockdown 3 – Business Funding

                  Businesses are encouraged to hurry to apply for financial support to help cope with the move into higher tiers as a result of the pandemic. Funding is available under three council-backed schemes, some of which will be awarded on a ‘first come-first served’ basis till funds are exhausted.

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