Survey – Telecommunications Mast

Thank you to all who have returned the survey, we have had an excellent response so far, which provides the Parish Council with a good overall view of current mobile coverage and opinion, which will aid in forthcoming consultations. We need them back by Friday 5 June, so if you haven’t returned it yet, please do so ASAP!

You should all have received a survey and a prepaid envelope through your door – if you have not, please contact the Clerk at either:
or on 07790 598363.

Thank you for your support.
Philippa Potter

Reminder: Check ID for Council Workers

Essex County Council’s Highways Teams will be out around the county mending pot holes over the next three months and they wish to remind residents that if anyone knocks on their door to say they are working for the Council, please ensure that you ask them for ID. If you are unsure whether they are genuine, please contact ECC on 01245 430670 and they will make the necessary checks.

Temporary Road Closure Notice

To temporarily close the length of Cripple Corner, Twinstead/Pebmarsh/Alphamstone from a point approximately 140 metres south of the junction with Lorkins Lane, south for a distance of approximately 50 metres.

The closure is scheduled to commence on 24 February 2014 for 10 days or where appropriate signs are showing and weather permitting.

The alternative route will be via Cripple Corner – Cross End Road – The Street – Maplestead Road – Oak Road – Twinstead Road – Cripple Corner and vice versa.

Access for emergency service vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times during the closure.

Any queries, please contact Essex Highways on 01245 342892.

Switch to e-billing for Council Tax Bills

Register for e-billing for your Council Tax bill and save both time and money.

Braintree District Council’s e-billing system allows residents to register and receive their council tax bill and correspondence via email rather the post. Businesses can also register and receive their business rates bill online.

Register before the end of January 2014 to ensure your account is recorded for the 2014/15 bills, at:

Cllr David Bebb, Cabinet Member for Resources at Braintree District Council said:
“As with utility companies, many people prefer to receive bills and correspondence online, and via the e-billing system we want to significantly reduce the number of people receiving their bills through the post.”

Available to any Council Tax/Non Domestic ratepayer, e-billing is available to those that pay via direct debit or monthly.

Cllr Bebb added: “This is not about the way you pay your bill but rather how you receive the bill itself. We currently have over 62,000 live accounts paying council tax and almost 4500 business rate payers, and we estimate that around £25,000 is being spent each year in contacting people, to send their bill, and then in reminders or other correspondence.

“This is money that we would rather spend elsewhere and so the more people we can sign up to e-billing the better.”

Temporary Road Closure Notice

The following closure has been notified regarding Pebmarsh Road and Goulds Road, Alphamstone.

Closure due to commence on 25 June 2013 for 1 day, to enable a damaged pole to be replaced by BT. Details are as follows:

Pembarsh Road, Alphamstone:
for a distance of approximately 20 metres either side of its junction with Goulds Road

Goulds Road, Alphamstone:
from its junction with Pebmarsh Road, south east for a distance of approximately 20 metres.

Alternative route is via Lamarsh Road – Alphamstone Road – Springetts Lane – Lamarsh Hill – Ferriers Lane – Colne Road – Hornes Green Road – Peyton Hall Road, and vice versa.

Temporary Road Closures

The following road closures will occur from 15 April 2013, for the duration of the works. This includes surface dressing, pre-surface dressing patching and lining works:

Pebmarsh Road, Alphamstone: from its junction with Shalford Road to its junction with Bardfield Road, a distrance of approximately 1000 metres. Alternative route: Lamarsh Road, Henny Road.

Twinstead Road/Pebmarsh/Alphamstone/Twinstead: From its junction with Oak Road, north east for a distance of approx 700 metres. Alternative route: Oak Road, The Street, Twinstead Road.

Access for emergency service vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times during the closure.