A message from Cllr Peter Schwier | Deputy Cabinet Member to the Leader / Climate Csar

Essex Explorer magazine brings together all the latest news and community initiatives being carried out by the Culture, Heritage and Green Spaces team within the Environmental and Climate Action directorate. The articles celebrate our county, our diverse communities, and landscapes, community projects and events and the abundance of unique flora, fauna and wildlife we have throughout Essex. The Autumn edition has all the usual content and high production values, with an emphasis on keeping active with special walking and Find Your Active features.


The printed version of Essex Explorer is free and will be available from w/c 11 October in 30 of the largest libraries throughout the county as well as supermarkets, such as Tesco’s, Asda and Sainsbury’s, and the Culture, Heritage and Green Spaces sites including the Essex Country Parks as well as County Hall reception.


The digital edition can be downloaded using this link:  https://issuu.com/exploreessex/docs/3158-ee_magazine_autumn-fa-300dpi-digital



Cllr Peter Schwier | Deputy Cabinet Member to the Leader / Climate Csar

Hedingham Division, Essex County Council

Renewal, Equality and Ambition

Footpath Repairs

With the assistance of our County Councillor, Peter Schwier and our District Councillor George Courtauld, we are pleased to confirm that repairs to the crumbling footpath/pavement running beside the Church are now due to be carried out in late October 2021.

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,
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.