Great Waltham Notice Board

Please note that we are moving this noticeboard into the bus shelter at the War memorial. This will give the noticeboard an extended life where it is protected from the weather. 

Ford End Recreation update

Early in 2020 the Parish Council asked Ford End residents what improvements they would like to see at the village

recreation ground. 

You may have responded to the questionnaire or come along to the village hall to share your ideas. Twelve

months on we thought you would like to know what we have achieved in the last year and the plans for the


The update can be viewd by clicking on: Ford_End_Rec_Update.pdf


Broads Green Traffic Survey 

Following complaints by residents of numerous HGVs, Great Waltham Parish Council requested a traffic survey through Broads Green that logged speed of all traffic and volumes of HGVs.


Mean average speed and 85%ile (the speed at or below which 85% of vehicles are travelling) are the most commonly used measures of traffic speed. Department for Transport guidance is that Traffic Authorities should continue to routinely collect and assess both, but that mean average speeds should be used as the basis for determining local speed limits. Based upon the recorded mean average speeds there would be deemed to be very good compliance with the posted speed limit on the Larks Lane.

 When considering the vehicle volume data from the survey there would not appear to be specific problem with goods vehicles using the road. During the automatic traffic count the weekday average for HGV traffic Eastbound was 1% of the total whilst Westbound it was 0%.



 Following this survey, the view of the Local Highways Panel is that there is not a case for weight restrictions. It is possible that the restrictions under Covid-19 will have an effect on highway usage. The request for a repeat traffic survey after restrictions have been lifted, will be kept on file.


Useful numbers and websites:

Chelmsford City Council Recycling – 01245 615800 (this includes Option 1 if you didn’t get plastics/food waste bags) or

Large Items for Collection and disposal – 01245 615800 or

Potholes / Blocked Road -  0345 6037631 or

Reporting Fly Tipping – 01245 615800 or

Report a crime or anti-social behaviour

Or contact the Clerk at GWPC if in


The Parish Council has two allotment sites in Great Waltham Village. There are several allotment plots available for rent. There are a variety of sizes and these plots can be sub divided to suit . Costs are as low as £10 per year. There is water available on both sites - Brook Mead (behind the shop) and Bury lane (at the end of Barrack Lane /Mashbury Road).

Contact the clerk on if your interested in taking on a plot.


Local Medical Information for the Parish of Great Waltham:
Little Waltham 01245 360253 Little Waltham Surgery, 30 Brook Hill, Little Waltham, CM3 3LL
Great Notley 01376 341511

Great Notley Surgery, Notley Green, Braintree, CM77 7GS

Great Dunmow - Angel Lane 01371 872122 Angel Lane Surgery, Angel Lane, Great Dunmow, CM6 1AQ

Great Dunmow - John Tasker House

01371 872121 Dr T Myint, 56 New Street, Great Dunmow, CM6 1BH
Felsted - Surgery 01371 820410 Felsted Surgery, Braintree Road, Felsted, CM6 3DL