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.


All parish & town councils in Braintree, Uttlesford and Colchester districts

Good morning,

Gt Notley Parish Council is kindly hosting a virtual completion event for its residents.

The council has kindly offered to welcome any resident of Braintree, Uttlesford or Colchester to this meeting.

I would be very grateful if you could publicise this event through your channels (website, enewsletter, engagement groups, outreach etc) so that anyone who needs support can join the event.

Please feel free to share this invitation with any of your local networks (Royal British Legion, WI, U3A, food banks, church groups etc).

Details of the event are as follows:

Census 2021 information event

A virtual event for you to learn more about the census, get help with the questionnaire and have your questions answered.

Wednesday 24th March 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 883 7379 0282

Passcode: 978521

Valerie Newell

Census Engagement Manager, North Essex
Office for National Statistics
+44 (0)7452 939018
Follow me on Twitter: #CensusNorthEssx

Keep in touch:

Register for email updates about Census 2021 and/or other areas of ONS

Access census information for community partners and local authorities

Follow @Census2021 on Twitter and Facebook

Planning Permission for Phone Mast

Many of you will have heard that the planning permission for the mast at Oak farm, has been rejected by Braintree District Council. This decision is very welcomed by the Parish Council, but unfortunately this is not the end of this matter.

The Parish Council has been in contact with the telecoms company to discuss their next steps and they confirm that at present they are still evaluating the refusal; however, either an appeal or a new application for a different site are both equally likely.

In order to prepare for either eventuality, the Parish Council need to put forward an alternative site (or sites) for the phone mast. We understand that the perfect site does not exist, but would like to find a location that has a minimal effect on the village.

To help with this, the Parish Council would like to kindly ask any resident who might have a suitable site to come forward; we will then collate a list of options for the telecoms company. If we do not find a suitable alternative site an alternative will be forced upon us in a location that will more than likely not be suitable.

If you feel that you might have a suitable site please contact one of the Parish Councillors or the Parish Council at pebmarshparishclerk@gmail.com (contact details and names of councillors can be found the contact page of our website on or on the Parish Council notice board).


There is a fraud email circulating and using the names of email contacts.

An email comes from what appears to be a contact of yours saying “are you free right now?”

you respond and get this reply…

“I am in a conference meeting right now as I would be working
till late midnight but need you to get me some gift cards.Could you
pick a few iTunes gift cards for me, i tried purchasing online but no
luck. When I’m done with the meeting I will reimburse you.

Kind Regards,
*your contact name here*

I have just received this email and I knew straight away this was a scam as I have seen it before – I am not sure how it works but I checked the email that it came from and it wasn’t even my contact’s email, It was executivecommittees171@gmail.com
Please ignore any emails asking for vouchers – I know people who have been unfortunately not realised it was fake and therefore lost a lot of money with this scam.