Verge Cutting

Following the recent rain and surge in the growth of verges the parish council has liaised with Braintree District Council on how to tackle the safety element on the roads. The parish council has been informed that the natural growth is to promote nature in the area, however, this is not intended to be at the detriment to safety.
 
If there is a specific area that is a blind bend or junction, where the length of the verge is causing a potential safety issue, please either inform pebmarshparishclerk@gmail.com and indicate the exact location using a map or detailed description; or alternatively please contact Braintree District Council directly to highlight the hazard and request the verge is trimmed:
 
Customer Services
 
Address: Causeway House,
Bocking End,
Braintree,
Essex,
CM7 9HB
Telephone: 01376 552525
Email: csc@braintree.gov.uk

Parish Council Update

Following clarification from Braintree District Council regarding a potential Parish Council meeting at the village hall to discuss a recent planning application, it is with regret that due to the current restrictions the meeting is not able to take place.
The Parish Council will comment with an objection to planning application 21/00998/OUT as agreed at the full council meeting on Wednesday 5th May 2021.

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Update from Pebmarsh Parish Council

Whilst the Parish Council upholds and fully supports any individual’s right to object to any given planning application, it does not and never will condone placing the planning applicant’s personal details into the public domain along with unfounded libellous allegations.

It is the PPC’s opinion that nothing less than an apology from the author of the Pebmarsh Mailing List e-mail that was circulated 3rd May, with regard to a planning application off Water Lane, would be acceptable.

For and on behalf of Pebmarsh Parish Council

Jackie Tufnell.

Chair

Suffolk Housing

Suffolk Housing have notified the Parish Council that a 2 bedroom, semi-detached bungalow suitable for a maximum of 3 occupants coming up to re let. This is at Pearson Close, Pebmarsh, CO9 2FE.

 

The property will be advertised via the Gateway at the end of March 2021 / beginning of April 2021 on the Homechoice website, allowing those with a connection to Pebmarsh to place their interest.

REPORT FOR PEBMARSH – COVID-19 UPDATE – 19 th February 2021

Hello everyone. A fairly short, but mostly positive, update from me on the Covid19 situation.

Numbers are down overall. As of 11 th February the Essex case rate is 112.7 per 100,000. The District with the highest case rate is Tendring with 182.8. Braintree District’s case rate is 143.5 which is down from 214.3 the previous week. So, all going in the right direction although Braintree still has one of the highest rates in the County. Witham is a ‘hot spot’ at the moment; the cause is not yet identified.
Hospital bed occupancy, as of the 11 th , has fallen to 579 Covid patients which is down 28% from the previous week. This is good news although it has been pointed out this is still high compared to Wave One last year.

As you are probably aware, a new shielding group has been identified. Essex Wellbeing Service will be contacting all this group and giving advice. We estimate there are around 30,000 Essex residents affected, roughly half of those are in the under 70 age group.

Finally, a message from Dr Mike Gogarty, Essex Director of Public Health and John Spence, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Health & Social Care: They recognise the influence of family, friends and community acquaintances is really important in encouraging residents to come forward for their vaccination when invited to do so. If you can, please give out a positive message about the vaccinations; it’s the best way out of the pandemic and getting life back to normal.

I had my first jab last Monday. So easy and it felt like a really positive thing to do!

Take careand stay safe.

Best wishes. Gabrielle