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I have never written to anyone on a more important subject. I would ask that you please take a moment to read this message.
We are facing the biggest challenge of our times. Coronavirus is a killer. If we do nothing, 500,000 people across our great country will die.
But that horrendous outcome will not happen, provided we act.
The Government has issued good advice. But not all of us are following it.
This is not good enough. We MUST heed the advice from Government.
It is simple. And it is in our hands.
STAY HOME. SAVE LIVES.
Across Essex this weekend, we have seen people behaving in a way which was very much like going about their usual business.
I will be blunt. This is not acceptable.
We MUST socially distance.
Even though some schools across Essex will stay open, you should ONLY take your children to them, if you have been notified that you are a critical worker AND if you absolutely have NO other option.
If the epidemic peaks, as it has in Italy, which has a world-class health system, the NHS will be overwhelmed.
We must not allow the ‘peak’ of the epidemic to outstrip the NHS’s capacity to care.
Every single one of us can ensure that this nightmare scenario does not happen.
In China, and South Korea, the spread of the virus has been kept in check because Governments have acted quickly enough, and people have followed advice. We must follow suit. Our great County of Essex has always risen to the challenges over the decades. This is the greatest one of our times.
Please, follow the advice. Stay Home. Save Lives. #StayHomeSaveLives
Cllr David Finch, Leader, Essex County Council
Dr Mike Gogarty, Director of Public Health, Essex County Council 23rd March 2020
The mobile library service provided by Essex County County Council has been significantly reduced to a single stop in Great Bromley (Church Meadow) with a new frequency of every three weeks. See the Library Services page for details.
We have added a page to this site called Emergency Plan. In time this page will provide details of emergency planning, for severe weather and other challenges we may face. A link can also be found on the Navigation Bar to the left of this screen. The page currently has details of things to be aware of during the cold weather. (Info updated July 2018)
A Speedwatch team has been set up in Great Bromley. A number of individuals have been trained by the police in the use of the equipment and the rules under which it must be used. Speedwatch sessions are regulalry held at authorised locations within the village. If you wish to become involved or would like more information then please contact the Parish Council.
ESSEX POLICE BRIEFING PAPER
Essex Police have provided a briefing paper the purpose of which is to keep the people to Tendring informed and up to date on policing activity. The October 2019 edition can be found here.
HIGH SPEED BROADBAND
For the latest information on bringing High Speed Broadband to Great Bromley, please refer to the Broadband page. Last updated November 2019