IMPORTANT UPDATE: Bin collection changes coming soon and latest coronavirus service updates

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Latest update from Braintree District Council

Hey everyone.

We hope you are keeping safe and well. This newsletter will update you on our latest service updates, some reminders and other important messages about bin collection changes.

Please continue to check our dedicated coronavirus hub at www.braintree.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest updates and information.

Heroes campaign – stories so far

Earlier this week we launched our heroes campaign which shines a light, celebrates and says thank you to these heroes who are doing incredible and heartfelt things in the battle against COVID-19.

Here’s just some we have shared this week…

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Caroline Rudd, a local Braintree resident and arts and crafts business owner, made 307 scrubs bags so far for NHS nurses using her own fabric stash! She is a true hero!

Read the full story here. 

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John and Sophie Kent, owners of Holts of Witham butchers, decided to donate a whole pallet of meat from their shop to feed the animals at Colchester Zoo – what an amazing gesture that is!

Read the full story here. 

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Another great example of a community coming together where residents in Silver End have transformed a phone box into a community larder.

Read the full story here. 

We are absolutely loving receiving the stories so please do continue to share yours with us by emailing us at marketing@braintree.gov.uk


Thank you to our key workers from Braintree Town Hall

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To celebrate all the incredible work our local key workers are doing to keep the country safe during COVID-19, the team at Braintree Town Hall are asking children (or adults) to draw a picture of a key worker that they know from the District.

Portraits will be displayed in the windows of the Town Hall for all to view. Upon the Town Hall re-opening, two pictures will be chosen and by a way of saying thanks, each chosen key worker will receive a £25 Amazon voucher.

They ask that all entries are A4 in size and portrait, so they can fit in the Town Hall Georgian Windows, any entries not this size might not be displayed.

> Visit their website on how to submit your drawing and terms and conditions


How to help safely

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Across the district there are many people playing their part and providing essential support to their friends and family who are in isolation.

But it’s still really important to stay safe as a volunteer.

The government has put together lots of useful advice and information on how you can help others safely via their website. 


VE DAY 75 anniversary 8th May Bank Holiday – Collection dates have CHANGED

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Since your collection calendar was delivered in August 2019, there have been changes made to the collection dates that were originally published.

As the usual early May bank holiday Monday has been changed to Friday 8th May and includes the weekend in order to commemorate VE Day 75, (the 75th anniversary of the formal end of World War II,) revisions have been made to the waste and recycling collection dates, to reflect this change.

Please see the table below for your revised collection date:

Usual collection day

Revised VE DAY 75 collection day

Friday 8 May (VE DAY)

Monday 11 May 2020

Monday 11 May 2020

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Thursday 14 May 2020

Thursday 14 May 2020

Friday 15 May 2020

Friday 15 May 2020

Saturday 16 May 2020

Please remember, the Garden Waste collection service remains suspended due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Find out more and download your REVISED collection calendar.


Online education materials for parents

We’re supporting a government campaign to help families access online educational materials. The Department for Education recently announced further support for schools, families and young people during the current school closures.

This includes the launch of the Oak National Academy, a new, government-backed online learning resource. It provides 180 video lessons each week for every year group – from Reception through to Year 10 – across a range of subjects, including maths, art and languages.

The BBC has also launched its own education package, BBC Bitesize Daily. This will deliver a tailored day of learning across TV and online, with curriculum-relevant offers for Years 1 to 10.

These resources are alongside new Government guidance for parents on how to best support their child’s education and development.


Road maintenance during COVID-19

Road maintenance has been ruled as a necessity during the current lockdown due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Essex Highways has been playing its part.

Crews have been out every day to mend potholes and repair other defects including mending streetlamps, traffic signals, white lines and signs. All this has been done while ensuring engineers follow the current self-distancing rules. Urgent response crews have been working at night and weekends.

Crews will soon be starting the resurfacing and redressing work to hundreds of miles of the county’s road network and preparing carriageways for next winter.

Essex Highways still needs your help so please carry on reporting potholes or other problems online at www.essex.gov.uk/highways


Scams during COVID-19

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There have been reports of a scam email purporting to be from HM Government asking for donations to the NHS during the coronavirus outbreak. This is a fake email and your money will only end up in the hands of a criminal.

The NHS will never ask you to send money directly to a bank account. If you would like to donate to the NHS you can do so via their official channels or your local NHS Trust.

Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails and never respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details.

Council Tax scam

We have also been made aware of customers in our district receiving calls stating their Council Tax banding have changed. This is a SCAM.

For more advice on how to keep safe visit www.actionfraud.police.uk


Parks, play areas and outdoor gyms

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Remember all our parks are open to give people space to walk, exercise once a day, and to help their mental wellbeing, but any play areas and outdoor gyms continue to be closed.

Please continue to respect government social distancing guidelines.

Full information available here.


Hand washing – it’s still so important

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It’s still really important to wash your hands. This will help reduce the risk of you or anyone you live with getting ill with coronavirus.

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

  • wash your hands as soon as you get home


Remember, we are still here to help and support you

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Even though our council offices are currently closed to visitors, our service hours remain unchanged and we are still here to help and support you during this time.

There are a number of ways in which you can access our services or get in touch with us:


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BIN COLLECTION UPDATE: Changes to bin collections coming soon and latest coronavirus updates

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This is a regular newsletter to keep you updated on our services, including some important reminders and helpful online links.

Please do continue to keep eye on our dedicated coronavirus ‘hub’ web page for the latest updates and information on our services: www.braintree.gov.uk/coronavirus.

VE DAY 75 anniversary 8th May Bank Holiday – Collection dates have CHANGED

Since your collection calendar was delivered in August 2019, there have been changes made to the collection dates that were originally published.

As the usual early May bank holiday Monday has been changed to Friday 8th May and includes the weekend in order to commemorate VE Day 75, (the 75th anniversary of the formal end of World War II,) revisions have been made to the waste and recycling collection dates, to reflect this change.

Please see the table below for your revised collection date:

Usual collection day

Revised VE DAY 75 collection day

Friday 8 May (VE DAY)

Monday 11 May 2020

Monday 11 May 2020

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Thursday 14 May 2020

Thursday 14 May 2020

Friday 15 May 2020

Friday 15 May 2020

Saturday 16 May 2020

Please remember, the Garden Waste collection service remains suspended due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Find out more and download your REVISED collection calendar.


Dog walking and owner’s advice

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The government’s priority is to save lives and the best way to protect yourself and others from illness is to stay at home.

However, exercise is still important for people’s physical and mental wellbeing, so the government has said people can leave their homes for exercise once a day and you should combine this with walking your dog.

Please use the following guidelines in order to stay safe:

  • stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily
  • when you are walking your dog in areas used by other people, you should keep your dog on a lead to ensure you can safely remain 2 metres away from anyone outside of your household, in keeping with the social distancing measures
  • In doing so, it is important that you minimise the time spent outside of the home.

You can find further guidance for pet owners via the GOV.UK website.

There’s also guidance on using green spaces and protecting yourself and others.


Thank you for supporting our refuse crews

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Our bin crews continue to do a fantastic job in difficult circumstances and we want to say thank you to everyone for your messages of thanks, support and your fantastic drawings.

Their hard work is keeping our town clean and safe during the coronavirus outbreak, but they need your help too.

There are things you can do to make collections safer for them, their families & you:

  • Leaving your bin or recycling sacks out by 7am on your collection day
  • Parking responsibly so the crew can access your street
  • When you put your bin out and take it back in, please remember to wipe the handles & wash your hands for at least 20 seconds each time
  • If you or anyone in your household are self-isolating because you have symptoms of coronavirus, please ensure personal waste like tissues & cleaning cloths are double bagged in plastic bags or bin liners

More here: braintree.gov.uk/coronavirus


Bonfires and the burning of garden waste

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At this time we would also urge residents to not have bonfires and burning of garden waste.

The smoke or smell from a bonfire might affect neighbours or aggravate any health conditions.

Read the full advice here


Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Braintree District Council

Braintree District Council

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Braintree District Council

Dear Parish Clerks and Councillors,

Welcome to our latest newsletter. We hope you are all keeping safe and well in these challenging times. We want to say thank you for continuing to support the Council during these times, helping our vulnerable communities where you can and keeping them informed with the latest and accurate information.

This newsletter will update you on our latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) service updates, a new campaign we have launched to shine a light on our local heroes, details about VE day and more.

We are continuing to keep our coronavirus web page updated with the latest information on our services so please do share this link with your communities: www.braintree.gov.uk/coronavirus.

If you have any questions about this newsletter, please do get in touch with us at marketing@braintree.gov.uk.


New campaign to celebrate our local heroes

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This week we launched a new campaign which aims to shine a light, celebrate and say thank you to heroes who are doing incredible and heartfelt things in the battle against COVID-19.

Whether they are volunteers, a local business, a key worker, or individuals going the extra mile to show little pockets of kindness during this tough time, we want to say thank you and celebrate each and every one of these people in our district.

We will be publishing stories about the efforts and achievements of these people/groups on our social media channels and using the hashtag #BraintreeDistrictTogether.

Our first story was published yesterday which focused on a Braintree resident who runs her own local arts and crafts business, and has made 307 scrubs bags so far for NHS nurses using her own fabric stash!

We know there are hundreds of heroes out there in our district so please do share your stories with us by sending an email to marketing@braintree.gov.uk or getting in touch with us on social media as we would love to celebrate your work.

You can also share our post on Facebook and Twitter to encourage people to tell us about their stories.


VE Day online materials

Friday 8th May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (commonly known as VE Day). This year, the Government has moved the May bank holiday to VE Day to allow the nation to remember the sacrifice so many made in the fight against fascism.

We had been hoping for communities to run a whole host of activities, but given the restrictions due to COVID-19, sadly these have had to be cancelled.

However, the government have developed a wide range of digital resources for use on social media channels in the run up to VE Day.

Before 8th May:

  • The full toolkit is available here: Get involved in marking #VEDay75. This link contains online resources including tips for hosting a tea party at home, colouring, bunting and creative challenge for children.
  • Share your stories: we’d love to see people contributing their family’s connection to WW2 by posting photos and stories on social media using #VEDay75.

Does your parish council have any plans for VE Day celebrations? Please do let us know by emailing marketing@braintree.gov.uk.

Or if you know of any local stories that we can highlight, please email them over to us so we can support on social media.


What is the latest on the support for businesses?

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At the end of last month, we sent out over 2,500 grant application forms to eligible small businesses and businesses with the retail, hospitality and retail sectors. We’ve now received and administered 70% of these applications (so far) paying out £21.1 million to the businesses needing support in our district.

The grants are part of the emergency funding from central government to support high street businesses and other small businesses.

Our aim over the next week is to make direct contact for a second time with those businesses that we’ve identified as eligible, but who have not yet returned their application forms so that they can also be offered the support that they are entitled to.

We will continue to communicate with our businesses via our business contacts, business e-newsletter (2374 businesses have signed up so far) and Braintree District Businesses Facebook page.

We have been using the channels above to share central government business support information, grant information and other training opportunities such as free marketing courses, free selling on Amazon courses and cybersecurity workshops.

If a business in your parish needs advice, help and support, they can email our Economic Development team on ecodev@braintree.gov.uk


Update on Community Shield

The Community Hub has received over 120 referrals from the Essex Welfare Service for people requesting support for shopping, collection of medication, befriending and mental health support. They continue to signpost these to Town & Parish Council’s and community groups or deal with them via the Community Transport Team.

The Community Transport Team are also delivering food bank parcels to those that are unable to collect from the food bank themselves. Unwanted food parcels are also being collected from individuals and donated to the food bank.

The hub have also contacted approx. 500 people that the government has identified as being high risk and requiring additional support.


Online education resources roll-out

Oak National Academy is a new online learning resource to support schools, families and young peopled during the current school closures, which provides 180 video lessons each week for every year group – from Reception through to Year 10 – across a range of subjects including maths, art and languages.

The BBC has also launched its own education package, BBC Bitesize Daily. This will deliver a tailored day of learning across TV and online, with curriculum-relevant offers for Years 1 to 10.

These resources are alongside new Government guidance for parents on how to best support their child’s education and development.

Read more on Essex County Council’s website. 

Livewell – reducing stress and anxiety at home

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It’s important to stay at home at the moment, but over long periods of time, this can put a strain on relationships and might lead to arguments. However, there are lots of things people can do to help reduce stress and anxiety at home:

  • PAUSE – is a disagreement escalating to a point where you are no longer in control and you are just reacting? If so, take a breath and re-assess the situation.
  • THINK – try to reflect on why an argument started. Ask yourself how you were feeling before the conversation started and whether you were already feeling anxious or tense.
  • RESOLVE IT – take a step back. Is this argument about something important, or can you come back to it when you are both calmer?Everyone argues, but if you feel like you and your partner need extra support, visit the livewell website https://www.livewellcampaign.co.uk/livewell-articles/healthy-relationships/

Maintain your wellbeing during coronavirus, Essex County Council urgently needs more PPE

 

 

Braintree District Council

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Essex County Council urgently needs more PPE

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Essex companies have been donating unopened and unwanted stocks of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Essex County Council to support those who work in adult and children social care across Essex, and while the council is incredibly grateful for any stock, much more is needed.

The council still needs all items of PPE – masks, disposable gloves, aprons, eye goggles and also any sanitising gel. This will be provided to front line staff who are caring for the most vulnerable residents in Essex over the coming days and weeks.

The council recognises there may be a variety of reasons why companies have ended up with some PPE that they cannot currently reuse or distribute and would particularly appreciate hearing from those with larger volumes.

Councillor John Spence said: “The response from local companies has been great and we welcome efforts the government is making to ensure PPE is sourced and available, but we equally recognise the challenge they face in reaching beyond the NHS into other parts of the caring system.

“Quite simply we need more stock and so if you are able to help please get in touch, particularly if you have large quantities of items.”

Essex County Council may be willing to purchase any stocks if needed.

To donate or advise of stock please email PPESupplies@essex.gov.uk with your PPE supply details including quantity and postcode, plus a contact name and phone number, and someone will be in touch.

Any items offered and suitable will be collected safely with collectors observing social distancing and hand hygiene.


Bringing out the best in the community

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We are looking to celebrate and say thank you to the heroes in the Braintree district who are doing incredible work in the battle against Coronavirus (COVID-19).

From friends, neighbours and family working on the front line to volunteers supporting their communities to people going the extra mile to show kindness to others facing hardship, we want to find and shine a light on those little pockets of brilliance.

We will publish stories about the efforts and achievements of residents who are helping in the fight against coronavirus. Tell us about your hero by sending an email to marketing@braintree.gov.uk or getting in touch with us on social media.

Tell us who you want us to celebrate, what they’ve done and what it means to you.

Councillor Graham Butland, Leader of Braintree District Council, said: “We know that so many people in our community are playing a vital role during this extraordinary time. Whether you work in the care sector or in the NHS or emergency services or maybe you work in a supermarket, we want to thank you. There are so many wonderful stories out there amongst the sadness and we want to give the whole district a morale boost by telling them.”


Maintain your wellbeing during coronavirus

Every Mind Matters has highlighted how we can all look after our mental wellbeing.

Top 5 Tips

  1. Talk about your worries: it is normal to feel worried, scared or helpless about the current situation. Maintain contact with friends and family via phone and video calls to share how you are feeling.
  2. Keep a regular routine and set goals: you may need to set a new routine for now. Try writing a plan for your day with the things you can still do at home, such as watching a film, reading a book or completing a puzzle. Setting goals and achieving them gives a sense of control and purpose. Maintaining good-quality sleep makes a big difference to how you feel mentally and physically too, so it’s important to get enough (the Every Mind Matters sleep page provides practical advice).
  3. Manage your media and information intake: if 24-hour news and constant social media updates are making you worried, try to limit the time you spend watching, reading or listening to coverage of the outbreak to once or twice a day.
  4. Do things you enjoy and try something new: focusing on your favourite hobby, learning something new or simply taking time to relax indoors should give you some relief from anxious thoughts and feelings and can help boost your mood. Look online for free tutorials and courses.
  5. Look after your body: our physical health has a big impact on how we feel. At times like these it can be easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour that end up making you feel worse. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, drink enough water and exercise regularly. You can leave your house, alone or with members of your household, for one form of exercise a day – like a walk, run or bike ride. But make sure you keep a safe 2-metre distance from others.

You can view these and more tips on Every Mind Matters.


Everybody needs good neighbours

Braintree Cricket Club

Braintree Cricket Club Ground is closed much like many other sports grounds across the district at the moment but they have come up with a brilliant idea.

They have given their neighbours at the McCarthy and Stone Retirement Home private access to the grounds for their daily exercise so they have an environment they feel comfortable in and can observe social distancing safely.

The club said it made sense to allow their neighbours to use their grounds especially because the majority of residents are over 70 and socially isolating and have no outside space of their own.


Got questions about your council tax bill?

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If you are struggling to pay your council tax at this time due to a change in your income or employment, please remember that we are here to help.

Go to our website to find out what support is available.


Support for businesses in our district

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Grants

Braintree District Council has issued more than 1800 grants to businesses facing financial difficulties as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – paying out £21million to struggling businesses so far.

Do you run a business in the district? Keep in touch. 

Sign up to our business bulletin here: www.braintree.gov.uk/tellmemore

Or join our economic development team on their closed Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/braintreedistrictbusinesses

Find more coronavirus financial support for your business

Coronavirus (COVID-19) support is available to employers and the self-employed. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants.

Use this business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business. www.gov.uk/business-coronavirus-support-finder


Advice on how to help others safely

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If you need to help a vulnerable person, you need to do so safely.

Take a look at www.gov.uk/safehelp because it outlines how you can help and importantly, how to do it safely.


Getting food and medicine to the vulnerable

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The Essex Welfare Service – set up by Essex County Council – is specifically for people who are not able to get any support from either family, friends, neighbours or from their local support groups.

Braintree District Council’s virtual community hub has received more than 100 referrals from the Essex Welfare Service about vulnerable people within our district and where possible we have provided support to these people or signposted them to the numerous parish councils, volunteer groups or individuals across the district.

Contact details for Essex Welfare Service:

www.essexwelfareservice.org.uk

0300 303 9988

provide.essexwelfareservice@nhs.net


Road repairs continue during lockdown

Road maintenance has been ruled as a necessity during the current lockdown due to Coronavirus COVID 19 and Essex Highways has been playing its part.

Crews have been out every day to mend potholes and repair other defects including mending streetlamps, traffic signals, white lines and signs. All this has been done while ensuring engineers follow the current self-distancing rules. Urgent response crews have been working at night and weekends.

Crews will soon be starting the resurfacing and redressing work to hundreds of miles of the county’s road network and preparing carriageways for next winter.

Read more.


Everything you need for home schooling

Man and boy looking at computer screen

Are you looking for additional support for your children during the current school closures?

This week saw the launch of the Oak National Academy, a new, government-backed online learning resource. It provides 180 video lessons each week for every year group – from Reception through to Year 10 – across a range of subjects, including maths, art and languages.

The BBC has also launched its own education package, BBC Bitesize Daily. This will deliver a tailored day of learning across TV and online, with curriculum-relevant offers for Years 1 to 10.

These resources are alongside new government guidance for parents on how to best support their child’s education and development.


Food safety for community cooking & food banks

The Food Standards Agency has published new guidance on community cooking and food banks.

Food provided for community groups must comply with food law and be safe to eat and this guidance provides food safety information for individuals or groups wishing to prepare meals at home for their community.

This can include preparing or donating meals for those in self-isolation, vulnerable groups, community groups and local organisations, and NHS staff.


Healthy relationships

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The coronavirus pandemic presents us all with huge challenges in protecting ourselves and our families and it is important to stay at home at the moment. But over long periods of time, this can put a strain on relationships and might lead to arguments.

Here are some tips to help you reduce anxiety and stress at home:

  • Pause – is a disagreement escalating to a point where you are no longer in control and you are just reacting? If so, take a breath and re-assess the situation.
  • Think – try to reflect on why an argument started. Ask yourself how you were feeling before the conversation started and whether you were already feeling anxious or tense.
  • Resolve it – take a step back. Is this argument about something important, or can you come back to it when you are both calmer?
  • Find out more: www.livewellcampaign.co.uk/healthyrelationship

 

Update on pedestrianisation project for Braintree town centre

Braintree District Council

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Update on pedestrianisation project

Welcome to our second newsletter, which you subscribed to in our latest consultation survey to receive regular news and updates on our pedestrianisation project for Braintree town centre.

Braintree District Council has continued to deliver front line services since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown. We want to reassure you that we have also continued to work behind the scenes to ensure this project moves ahead during these unprecedented times.

This newsletter will give you an update on the planned enabling works to Bank Street, which will start week commencing 27th April 2020, as well as planned works to Fairfield Road and St Michael’s Lane, which will be starting soon. These works are part of the exciting pedestrianisation project planned for Braintree town centre, which will create a new space that people want to visit and socialise.

Trial holes

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We recently completed the trial holes in High Street to establish ground conditions.

Contractor appointed

We have now appointed local Essex contractor Marlborough Highways to deliver the enabling works on behalf of Braintree District Council, Essex County Council and Department of Transport.

Bank Street works

From Monday 27th April, the contractor will be starting the planned construction work on Bank Street which will provide an increased number of disabled bays available for people in the town centre.

This will mean that Bank Street bays will be increased to 17 disabled parking spaces in total (currently seven) and an additional three on St Michael’s Lane.

These works are enabling us to ensure there is no loss of disabled parking spaces whilst the main pedestrianisation works in Market Place, Great Square and the High Street take place from May 2020.

We have considered the impact of COVID-19 on the project and our contractor will be ensuring that they reflect the new ways of working to comply with the current industry government guidance. Suitable PPE will be provided by the contractor to support their workers on the site.

Advanced signage will also be placed on site.

We expect these works to take place for 2-3 weeks and will be completed during the day, evenings and weekends. A one way traffic system on Bank Street will be in place with access via Sainsbury’s, Swan Side entrance into Bank Street.

We are working with our contractor to ensure local residents, businesses and other stakeholders are informed of these works.

What’s the next steps?

Once Bank Street works have been completed, we will look to start enabling works at St Michael’s Lane and Fairfield Road. We will update you on this phase of the project soon including more details on when works will start to commence.

We are currently working up the final designs for the project along Market Place, Great Square and the High Street, building in your feedback from the consultation. We will share these with you as soon as we have the final design.

Bonfires & The Burning of Garden Waste

Braintree District Council

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We are receiving lots of queries about bonfires and the burning of garden waste.

We know it’s difficult with the Essex Recycling Centres for Household Waste closed and garden waste collections suspended, but in view of the health implications linked to Coronavirus (COVID-19) (respiratory condition), please DO NOT BURN your garden waste, or any other waste.

Smoke from bonfires is anti-social and can cause problems for neighbours.

We will investigate any complaints we receive and will take formal action where appropriate. Local air quality is deteriorating from increased burning giving additional problems for those with asthma and other breathing-related illnesses.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service is also requesting that you do not burn waste as there has been a 100% increase in call-outs mostly caused by fires which have got out of control.

Please home compost your garden waste or store it in your garden until collections are resumed.

Please do not fly-tip any waste as this is an offence and offenders will be prosecuted.

Please be considerate to your neighbours during the coronavirus outbreak.

Be safe, be thoughtful, be kind, be sensible.

For updates on our services, please check our dedicated coronavirus web page.

Courtyard Stores at Cross End in Pebmarsh – Home Delivery

Matthew Hogsbjerg from Courtyard Stores at Cross End in Pebmarsh has kindly offered to run a delivery service for those people who are forced to self-isolate due to the continued spread of Corona Virus/Covid 19. With online supermarkets struggling to offer this service currently, this will be a vital service for our community. It will also support local business at a difficult time.

His contact details are 01787 389222 the store does have a Facebook and Instagram presence.