News

See below for latest local news. 

Parish Council Meetings

The next meeting is the Finance Committee Meeting, which will be held on Thursday 19th May, at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.  All residents of Doddinghurst are welcome to attend.

Queen's Jubilee - Sunday 5th June 2022

 

Queen's Jubilee Weekend

Fibre Installation and Roadworks

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You will notice in the coming months that teams of workers will be installing fibre braodband cable throughout the Parish in the coming weeks.  Here is what to expect (may be subject to change)

Gigaclears latest roadworks 

For further information please contact the Network Build Care team at networkbuildcare@gigaclear.com or by calling 01865 591137.

Looking to make changes to your Social, Physical and Mental Wellbeing

For more information Click Here

Deal Tree Health Centre Phone Issues

We are aware that our telephone system is not operating to our, and more importantly our patients level of expectations. Our call volumes have almost trebled during the pandemic and call time lengths have increased.

Please accept our apologies for the sometimes lengthy delays in your call being answered. Whilst this is partly due to the current extremely high level of demand, we have discovered issues within the system itself.

Our telephone providers, together with BT, have visited us several times in recent weeks. To date, their efforts in resolving the issues have not been successful. We will continue to liaise with them until a more normal service can be resumed.

We are doing our utmost to answer calls as quickly as possible. Thank you for your ongoing patience.

 

Essex Partnership University Trust (EPUT) Winter Meeting

The Essex Partnership University Trust  are looking for your input into their forth coming meeting.  EPUT Your Voice Meeting.

Bus 61 - Emergency timetable

Please find changes to the bus timetable which will be in place for the next 2 weeks.

Bus Timetable

Village Football

Please find a statement from Doddinghurst Parish Council providing clarification regarding the current issues with the football field use.

Village Football Statement from Doddinghurst Parish Council

Bus 61 - Recent Issues

Bus Route 61 has recently experienced a few problems with its service, caused by vehicle breakdowns and driver sickness.  Vectare, who run the service, have contacted the Parish Council to apologies and to inform customers that they offer alternative transport in the form of a taxi in the event of a cancellation.  If customers require this service they should telephone 0115 777 3187 to verify with Vectare that their bus is cancelled, and then email their taxi/UBER receipt to contact@vectare.co.uk for reimbursement.

Vectare are currently exploring options for the purchase of newer buses for the route, albeit this is subject to agreement by Essex County Council.    

Doddinghurst Well-Being Hub

Doddinghurst Support Group are keen to remind villagers that they are there to help residents  They have also launched a Brand New Doddinghurst Wellbeing Hub on Facebook.  They hope it will  "let us continue to develop our sense of community whilst looking after the well-being of us all, by us supporting one another and working together. It will be for anyone in the village who needs help with wellbeing for any reason. For example, you may need advice about children struggling to understand this pandemic, you may be struggling with loneliness and would like to make contact with someone, or your family may be struggling financially and you don’t know where to turn. Our aim is to help you either with our own resources or by pointing you to someone who can."

The Hub can be located at facebook.com/groups/doddinghurstwellbeinghub.

However, if you are not online (or Facebook), do not despair! They will make sure they giving information out to individuals, on village notice boards, through community volunteers, via the schools and church, and in The Link as well.

And you can also call too. Contact numbers for the team are:

  • Lisa 07725 648164
  • Hayley 07970 519042
  • Jane 07813 216952
  • Rev’d Ann 01277 821366 

Hardship Fund

Brentwood CVS want to make people aware of an individual hardship fund which is actively seeking applications from people who are experiencing financial difficulties.

https://www.aco.uk.net/page/Home-Here-To-Help-Campaign 

Annual Audit 2020-21

The Parish Council's annual audit has been signed off by the Parish Council, Internal Auditor, and by the External Auditor.  This data has been published in the Financial Reports section of the website.

Doddinghurst Village Hall

Doddinghurst Village Hall has its own newly designed web page to make booking easier.  Please find the web address listed under our links section above.

Allotment Plots Available to Lease

Are you interested in getting out into the fresh air and growing your own vegetables.  We have Full and Half Plots available.  Full pots are £60 per year and Half £30 per year.  Please contact Clarrie Tremain in the office or email clarrie-tremain@outlook.com for more information.

Fly Tipping

This is a crime that is on the increase. A hotline has been set up to report fly tipping and if it is witnessed make a note of the date and time and if possible the registration number of the vehicle plus, if it can be done safely, a photo. These are all a real help in getting the perpetrators prosecuted. The Environment Agency hotline is 0800 807060 and is 24/7

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