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'Solar Together Essex’ online auction opens today

Press Release from Essex County Council

From today, Essex residents can register in ‘Solar Together Essex’ the solar panel group buying scheme aiming to create a greener and more sustainable future for our county.

Launched by Essex County Council in partnership with iChoosr- the group buying specialist, Solar Together Essex offers residents the opportunity to take part in an online auction for high quality solar panels, saving money on both installation and future energy bills.

The more people that register for the auction, the more competitive the offer Solar Together is able to secure. When the auction closes residents are sent personalised offers from the winning supplier should they wish to continue with the work.

Cabinet member for Environment and Waste, Cllr Simon Walsh said: “Having solar panels installed is one way that we can all contribute to achieving a greener and brighter future for our county- they can also help save money on energy bills and generate clean electricity too. If you have been thinking about getting solar panels- now is the time to do it. By registering with ‘Solar Together’ not only will prices be lower than on the open market, residents will also be paired up with trusted suppliers to carry out the work.”


RegistrationResidents can register from now until 22 August on the Essex County Council Website here- If you register, you are under no obligation to continue.

Auctiona supplier ‘auction’ will be held on 22 August, when our approved solar suppliers will bid for the work. The more people that register, the better the deal should be for each household.

Personalised offerfrom 10 September you will be contacted with a personalised offer, based on the specifications of your roof. This includes your costs and return on the investment of a solar panel installation.

You decidethe decision is then yours as to whether you want to accept your offer. There is no ob­ligation to continue. You will have until 19 October to decide and will be invited to visit an information session. 

Installationif you accept the offer, the winning supplier will contact you to survey your roof and set an installation date. All installations are planned to be completed by the end of March 2019. 

To register and for more information please visit












A12 overnight closures in July 2018

A message from Osborne

Please find attached details of surface repairs taking place next week on the A12 northbound carriageway between junctions 12 and 15.  Work will take place between 8pm and 6am from Tuesday 10 July for six consecutive nights.

During the closure periods, road users will be diverted along the B1002.  Additional signs will be installed advising diverted traffic to obey existing speed limits.

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Parish Council creates new Apprenticeship

IFPC are delighted to announce a new 18 month, Level 3 Apprenticeship, in partnership with ACL Employability and Enterprise.  This proactive parish council recognises that it should set an example of best employment practice as well as developing future Parish Clerks and Assistant Clerks.

With a planned start date of September 2018, the parish council are offering a Local Government, Business and Social Media Apprenticeship, thanks to a generous grant of £10,000 from the Essex County Council Local Services Fund.

At this early stage, for further information, please contact ACL on

Further information will be published in due course.









Part closure of Blackmore Road

Received from Essex and Suffolk Water

I am writing to provide you with details of essential work to renew water supply mains in Fryerning, which may be of interest to you as it will affect residents on Blackmore Road.

The mains renewal scheme will commence on Thursday 28 June 2018 and last for approximately five weeks. The location of the works is on Blackmore Road, from its junction with Bag Lane, running eastwards for approximately 500m to outside Church Hill Cottages.

This is an essential scheme as the existing water main is in a very poor condition and is becoming increasing prone to bursts. This leads to unplanned interruptions to the water supply for our customers, more leakage, and travel inconvenience for the public due to more regular roadworks.

Due to the narrowness of the road, a road closure will be necessary to allow the work to be carried out safely for both the workforce and general public. We have worked in conjunction with the Highways Department at Essex County Council Highways to agree the road closure and diversion route. This diversion route will use Fryerning Lane, Ingatestone High Street, Trueloves Lane, Green Street and Bag Lane.

During the work there may be times when we have to interrupt the water supplies to properties on Blackmore Road for a period of up to three hours, but we will provide at least 48 hours’ notice to residents via a card which will be hand delivered by a site supervisor. There may also be other water supply interruptions of less than 30 minutes, and we will also provide advance notice of these before they take place.

A letter with all the information is being delivered to the residents of Blackmore Road. We hope this information will be of use to you if you receive any queries from residents.

If you have any questions regarding the scheme please do not hesitate to contact me on 01268 664862. Alternatively, if you would like to meet with the Project Manager, Daren Still, to discuss the plans further, we would be very happy to arrange a convenient time and date.









Brentwood Strawberry fair is back!

It wouldn’t be Summer in Brentwood without the annual Strawberry Fair!

With fun for all the family, Brentwood Borough Council’s FREE-entry event takes place on Saturday 16 June, on Shenfield Common, from 12pm-6pm. It will include lots of activities for children including inflatables, brilliant bubbles from the Bubble Man, Punch and Judy shows and Princess appearances throughout the day. Young visitors can go on small funfair rides, have a go on the coconut shy, or have their face painted amongst many other fun amusements on offer.

There will be an array of food and drink on offer, with locally brewed beer, Pimms and Prosecco and a converted horsebox gin bar! For those wishing to indulge, there will be a Cream Tea tent, ice cream, and a variety of hot and cold refreshments to everyone’s tastes. And it wouldn't be the Strawberry Fair without some fresh strawberries and cream, provided by Doddinghurst Road Church!

Those feeling energetic can show off their strength by taking part in the Tug o’ War, or alternatively relax and enjoy the entertainment in the Big Top, hosted by Brentwood Baptist Church. There’ll be performances all day from choirs, local performing arts groups and brilliant bands, whilst Doddinghurst Infants’ School shows us how Maypole dancing is done! 

Take a moment to browse the stalls, where you can get your caricature drawn, buy crafts and gifts, plants, children's books and sweet treats. There will also be many fantastic community organisations and local charities present, so do take a moment to see what amazing services they provide.

Brentwood Borough Council's Chair of the Community, Health and Leisure Committee, Councillor Chris Hossack said: "The Strawberry Fair is always such a great event, and with what is planned, local families are bound to have a fun-filled day out. The event is a real example of the community coming together to celebrate the start of Summer in Brentwood and it couldn’t happen without the help of many groups and volunteers! 

Special thanks must go to Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood County High School, St Thomas’ Church, Nick’s Tyres, Grace and Rose, and the Conservators of Shenfield Common. We are also extremely grateful to our sponsors, Comfy Beds, Razzamataz Theatre Schools and the Beeches, who make it possible to keep the event free-entry for the community to enjoy.

Please note that there is no parking at the event, but visitors can park at the nearby Brentwood County High School for £2 with proceeds going to Conservators of Shenfield Common. Alternatively, please use the town centre car parks, walk or take public transport where possible.







Brentwood District Public Meeting - 20th June

Do you want to know the latest on crime trends and proactive policing operations in the Brentwood District? Do you have a question for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s senior team? If so make a date in your diary to come along to a public meeting being held in Brentwood, organised by Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex.

The meeting is taking place on Wednesday, June 20 between 6.30pm and 8pm at Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite in Hutton, CM13 2NS.

Mr Hirst said: “I hold regular public meetings across the length and breadth of the county. They are a great way to hear from local communities directly and we can help them resolve community safety issues. Very often a joint approach is the answer to a problem. With a panel of experts on hand, our public meetings are a great way to find the solutions together.”

Sitting alongside Roger Hirst will be Jane Gardner, the Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, and Chief Inspector Lewis Basford, Essex Police’s Brentwood District Commander. They will also be joined by representatives from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and the local Community Safety Partnership.

A briefing document will be published a few days before the meeting on





Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council secure 25-year lease of Seymour Field to protect community asset for future generations

Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council (IFPC) have agreed 25-year lease of Seymour Field, and an Agreement to Lease was signed at an extraordinary Full Council on 21 May 2018. This agreement secures the future of the all the youth and adult football teams which play here, and protects this important community asset for the next generation.

This agreement follows over 18 months of work, and many hours spent by parish councillors and their officers to secure a lease.  IFPC fought strongly for this as Seymour Field is the only publicly owned recreation field in the parish. It is used by football teams, dog walkers, youth groups and community events such as the annual Horticultural Show.   

As the village grows, IFPC was determined to ensure that public spaces such as Seymour Field were protected. This lease will ensure that it remains a publicly owned recreation area for current residents, and future generations. 

IFPC has ambitious plans for further playground facilities and a potential multi-sports area.   We will further increase the use of the field by the community and local schools.

The pavilion has unfortunately fallen into disrepair, and does not meet current FA standards. The Agreement to Lease will allow IFPC to apply for funding to entirely renovate the building.

Cllr Paul Jeater, chair of IFPC explains: “The lease has taken 18 months to secure, but the work really begins now. The parish council has already begun applying for grant aid for this project and discussions with the Essex Football Association are at an advanced stage to secure funding for the renovation of the pavilion.”

Because of the time delays which IFPC worked hard to avoid, the adult football teams are relocating for the majority of the 2018/19 season. This will ensure that IFPC can meet funding deadlines, and provide the new facility in time for the 2019/20 season. Junior teams which play on the other side of the field and do not use the pavilion will continue to play as normal. The Horticultural Show on Saturday 21 July will go ahead as planned.

The acquiring of this lease on Seymour Field and pavilion guarantees that it remains a recreational facility, and provides an opportunity to develop a quality asset that can be enjoyed by the people of Ingatestone and Fryerning for years to come.