County Broadband Update

After liaising with County Broadband we have been informed that the build in Pebmarsh is on target to be completed and live by the end of January 2021 this is the earliest possible date due to delays in obtaining permits from the Highways Authority. We were informed that the current delay impacts approximately 100 homes and that all of the homes in the Parish already connected currently have service available.

Crick’s Road, Colne Engaine – Update from ECC Highways

Crick’s Road, Colne Engaine

Diversion route – Crick’s Road, Colne Engaine (please follow link to map)

Following concerns about the condition of a  culvert and both headwalls Cricks Road, Colne Engaine and Hill House Road, Pebmarsh were closed to traffic in early September with a diversion installed via Pebmarsh, Colne Engaine and Earls Colne.


On Monday 23 November 2020 the diversion was revised to avoid a clash with the County Broadband works in Clays Hill, Pebmarsh. The revised diversion and point of closure is as shown on the attachment.


Please be advised that the revised diversion is to remain in place until late Friday 27 November 2020 when there is intention to reopen the road to vehicles using a signed Priority system at the culvert.


This arrangement is intended to be temporary until the permanent repairs to the culvert can be undertaken (possibly in late Spring 2021).


Details of other works in the area can be viewed from (formerly


Can you kindly share this information with your parish council and local residents.



Please be aware we are unable to respond directly to highway requests or queries from the public sent to this mailbox. These should be addressed to the Essex County Council customer service team either by telephone: 0345 603 7631 or by completing the online form:


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Road Closure 24th November – 4th December

Information for Road Users

Cause: Roadworks
Closure in force: All the time
Name: Clays Hill, Pebmarsh
Description: Fibre installation

Emergency access will be maintained at all times.

Information for Operational Teams

Works ref: A5001CCESSA1A006926
Highway authority: Essex County Council
Work info last updated:
Last updated on
Data source: County Broadband LTD

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Levitts Corner, Clay Hills, The Street, Pebmarsh


Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Levitts Corner, Clay Hills, The Street, Pebmarsh

Please click on the following link to find details of the intended closure of Levitts Corner, Clay Hills, The Street, due to commence on 24th November 2020 for 11 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while County Broadband LTD undertakes Fibre installation.


Essex Streetworks Team


Ringway Jacobs | Essex County Council

3rd Floor, Seax House, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH


New Government Restrictions – What Has Changed

Please read the following information provided by Essex Association of Local Councils (EALC) on behalf of the Government:

New Government Restrictions – What Has Changed

With the infection rate sharply increasing, the Government has announced new measures to suppress the virus and keep the number of transmissions down. From Monday 14th September, you must not meet with people from other households in groups of more than six. This applies to both indoors and out, including private dwellings. Previously the Police Service could only disperse gatherings of over 30 people. The changes give enforcement power, providing the ability to disperse, fine and possibly arrest individuals in violation of the ‘rule of six.’ Consequently whilst some Town and Parish Councils were looking at returning to face to face meetings, they are now legally obliged to continue meeting virtually.

The only exceptions to the new ruling are Covid-19 secure venues, such as places of worship, restaurants and hospitality venues. They can still host larger numbers in total, but groups of up to 6 must not mix or form larger groups. This rule will not apply to individual households or support bubbles of more than six who will still be able to gather together. Educational institutions and work settings are unaffected. Organised team sports will also still be able to continue, as well as weddings and funerals of up to 30 people. From today, this limit will be enforceable in law.

HM Government will support Local Authorities and Police Forces to respond to breaches of Covid-19 secure guidelines. They will launch a register of newly qualified and recently retired Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) so that Local Authorities can recruit more quickly to fill any gaps. In addition, they will introduce Covid-19 Secure Marshals to help Local Authorities support social distancing in Towns and City Centres.

Businesses will have a clear duty to support NHS Test and Trace. From 18th September, it will be mandatory for certain businesses to have a system to collect NHS Test and Trace data, and keep this for 21 days. Core Covid-19 Secure requirements will be mandated for hospitality businesses, and egregious breaches enforced. The government also published simplified Covid-19 Secure guidance. HM Government have also restricted the opening hours of premises, initially in Local Lockdown areas, with the option of national action in the future. This has been introduced in Bolton, following a steep rise in cases, and will seek to restrict activities that may lead to a spread in the virus.

The Government plan to review a pilot for larger audiences in venues this month.

Planned sports pilot events will be limited to smaller, safer numbers, with strict conditions to ensure social distancing, and will not take place in areas where incidences of Covid-19 contraction are high. They will review this plan to return audiences to stadia and conference centres from 1st October.