The people of Essex are being urged to have their say in the potential change in the way Essex Police and Essex County Fire & Rescue Service is governed. To have your say respond to the consultation that ends on Wednesday 10th May.
The Policing and Crime Act 2017 enables police and crime commissioners to become the fire and rescue authority where a strong local case is made. The Government has also created a statutory duty to collaborate.
Police and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst said: Continue reading
If you are a carer in need of some support, or maybe you know somebody who is and does, then Supporting Carers in Essex offers “A single source of help and advice for all unpaid carers”. This organisation is a partnership of registered charities working together offering a single point of contact by phone or email. The group offers the following range of support Continue reading
Essex Highways’ ‘Capital Maintenance Programme’ reaches Winstred Hundred this week with 3 roads in the parish to be benefitting from Surface Dressing accompanied by road closures. This process involves repairing main defects in the road surface and then laying a new surface of loose chippings on bitumen. Continue reading
We have been given advance notice of the overnight closure of part of Colchester Road in Peldon on 3 nights (9pm – 5am) some time between 13th June and 13th December (we will hopefully get more specific dates nearer the time). The picture shows the approximate extent of the closure and the diversionary route that will be put in place, there will, undoubtedly, be an increase in overnight traffic flow through Peldon during these closures. Continue reading
We have recently had notice that Essex Highways are about to start their 2016/17 programme for surface dressing of roads.
Works will be starting on Saturday 9 April 2016 and usually the programme runs right through to September, weather permitting. It involves spraying the existing road surface Continue reading
A couple of news items recently received might be of interest to local clubs:
Tell us about a volunteer, business or charitable organisation Continue reading
A recent Scrutiny report has highlighted how the threat of flooding Continue reading
The following are a selection of activities, mostly for kids and young people, over the upcoming Easter holidays, enjoy! Continue reading
The future of policing in Essex will be the subject of a public lecture given later this month by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex.
In a public lecture as he approaches the end of his term in office PCC Nick Alston will reflect on his time as PCC as he looks ahead to how Essex police will need to respond to the changes in crime across Essex and to the many other demands on police resources.
The lecture, entitled “Policing in Essex: The way ahead and the role of the PCC”, will also look at the developing role of the PCC and at the crucial links between Essex Police and other agencies in seeking to prevent crime and bring offenders to justice.
The event takes place on Thursday March 17 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Chelmsford’s Anglia Ruskin University.
The lecture will take place in the Lord Ashcroft building at Anglia Ruskin University in Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ.
Refreshments will be available from 6pm with the lecture beginning at 6.30pm.