Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Local Plan - how to view and respond to the pre-submission plan


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The latest version of the Draft Local Plan was approved for publication at a meeting of Uttlesford District Council on 19 June.

Known as the 'Regulation 19 Pre-submission Local Plan', this is the final stage before the plan is submitted to the government for independent examination.

Residents and other interested parties are invited to put forward their views on the plan. 

Comments need to be received by 5pm on 13 August 2018.

How to view to the pre-submission document

The Regulation 19 Pre-submission Local Plan can be read online via the council website.

Paper copies of the document are also available to view at:

  • Uttlesford District Council's Offices in Saffron Walden
  • The council's Customer Service desk at Great Dunmow Library
  • Thaxted Community Information Centre
  • Saffron Walden Library
  • Mobile libraries

Copies have also been distributed to town and parish councils.

How to submit your views

The quickest and easiest way to respond to the Regulation 19 Pre-submission Local Plan is via the online consultation portal, by clicking on the following link:

► Comment on the Local Plan

Alongside the published plan is a form which is designed to help everyone follow the guidelines and submit comments in the right way for the planning inspector.

See guidance notes to help you complete the comments form

Other ways to comment...

Via email: The comments form is available to download from the council website. Responses should be sent to the Planning Policy Team.

Via post: A paper copy of the comments form can be used, which is available from the website or the District Council Offices or libraries. Responses should be sent to: Planning Policy Team, Uttlesford District Council, London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4ER.

For more information or to request assistance in making a representation, please contact a member of the planning team – email planningpolicy@uttlesford.gov.uk or call 01799 510510.


Monday, 25 June 2018

The Hundred Parishes Update 25 June 2018


The Book

I am really pleased to be able to tell you that the Society's first book is now available. We have arranged for "The Hundred Parishes: An Introduction" to be stocked at the places listed below. We do hope you will be unable to resist investing £25 in this quality publication - to enjoy now and then refer to regularly over the coming years.


The hardback book comprises over 400 pages, with an extensive index, and includes almost a thousand photos. It is available now from the following . . .


Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, Market Square, CB10 1HR


Bishop's Stortford Tourist Information Centre, Market Square, CM24 3UU.


Between the Lines bookshop, Great Bardfield, CM7 4SR (opposite The Vine)


Thaxted Tourist Information Centre, Town Street, CM6 2LD  

(Mon 9-12:30, Tue 2-5, Wed closed, Thur 2-5, Fri 9-4, Sat 9:30-4, Sun 1:30–4)


SSE Office, Molehill Green, Takeley (Mondays only) (01279 870558)


From me at 2 Greenfields, Stansted Mountfitchet, CM24 8AH (phone first: 01279 813226)


Two Uttlesford consultations

If you can put the book to one side for a while, you may wish to respond to two consultations by Uttlesford District Council.


The first is a Draft Heritage List. The proposal is to give local listing status to assets that have not, at least yet, been afforded national listing status. Such assets would be recognized as being significant to the character of the area, thereby gaining some degree of planning protection. The consultation closes on July 4 and details can be viewed at www.uttlesford.gov.uk/heritagelist-consultation


The second consultation, launched today, offers a final opportunity to comment on the draft Local Plan for Uttlesford District. This consultation ends on August 13 and can be viewed at:


What's On

Don't forget to check the What's On page of our website www.hundredparishes.org.uk. At this time of the year there are many outdoor activities.


Ken McDonald, Secretary

The Hundred Parishes Society


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Uttlesford District Council: New event available


Uttlesford District Council Regulation 19 Pre-submission Local Plan will be available for you to view and comment between the following dates:

Start date: 25/06/18 08:30

End date: 13/08/18 17:00

Please select the following link to view this event:


If the link appears to be broken, please try copying the entire link into the address bar on your web browser.

This e-mail has been automatically generated by the Consultation software.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Trustees needed for CAB









Do you believe in social justice & want to help change things for the better?


Uttlesford Citizens Advice is a charity created to serve the local community. We help around 3,000 clients each year with problems relating to benefit entitlements, debt and budgeting, housing, relationships, employment rights and health and care needs. 

We aim to work with people to try and fix the underlying cause of their problems, give them confidence to take action and to help them become more knowledgeable about their rights.  Problems don’t happen in isolation and solving them can stop situations from escalating.  Our advice helps to prevent homelessness and housing evictions, reduce use of NHS services and keep people in work – as a result we save society money.

Could you help run our charity?

We need to recruit two skilled trustees to join our board. Experience of using, working in or volunteering for Citizens Advice is not essential, just a willingness to give time and commitment to the role. We are looking for people with a wide variety of skills and a diversity of experiences but some knowledge of marketing / communications or human resources would be preferred.  The post of trustee is unpaid but will provide you with new challenges, the opportunity to give something back and great satisfaction!

The Board of Trustees hold 6 evening meetings and 2 daytime planning meetings each year.  All reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

We are particularly keen to achieve a more diverse board of trustees and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

For more information or an informal discussion about the Trustee role, please contact Richard Armitage, Chair, at chair@uttlesfordcab.cabnet.org.uk  or call

Kate Robson, CEO, on 01799 526557

For our latest annual report and impact report please visit www.uttlesfordcab.org.uk



Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Refill Campaign. Compost Giveaway Success. Repair Cafe Funding.


Reducing plastic waste in Colchester


Thanks to Anna, a dedicated volunteer, last month the Refill campaign came to Essex, launching in Colchester.

Inspired by the amount of plastic waste, Anna wanted to do something in her local area to help reduce it. So she created “a modern solution to a modern problem.”

Refill is a national campaign with the aim to make refilling your water bottle as convenient as possible. Refill points have been set up across the country in restaurants, shops and other businesses to provide tap water for free.

To get involved all you need to do is download the app and start searching for your local Refill stations.

The message is simple: buy a reusable water bottle instead of a single use one and refill for free over and over at any of the participating locations. Save the environment by saving money.

Compost giveaways a huge success

Compost Giveaway Picture

Last week was International Compost Awareness Week. To celebrate, we organised 8 events across Essex to offer local residents free compost.

Thankfully, the weather was particularly hot, which meant even more people came to collect the soil improver made from the garden waste you all recycled.

Hundreds of Essex residents filled the back of their cars with  quality soil improver and learned how garden waste is composted in large rows called windrows by Tamar Energy. The facility is located in Ongar and the process can be quicker than 4 months.

Why not create compost yourself? You can get started with a reduced price bin and we’ve even pulled together some useful hints and tips on how to get the most out of your compost bin

Why not join a local Freegle group?


Freegle makes it really easy to pass on your unwanted but useable items. Simply post a message on Freegle offering the item(s), then choose and respond to someone who wants to come and collect.

So find your local Freegle group and get searching and posting. It’s the ideal alternative to visiting a recycling centre this coming bank holiday. Please always check the opening times of your nearest site before visiting.

Repair Cafe hit their target!

Repair Cafe

Congratulations to Cornerstone Church in Black Notley. With your help they have successfully reached their crowdfunding target of just under £800. The funds will help purchase much needed equipment to increase the number of items the cafe can repair.

The café is a community service run by members of the Church. Residents can drop in to the repair café and get their broken household items fixed for FREE, in the hope of keeping them out of landfill!

If you have a good idea that can improve your local area and support those that live with in it, you should check out how you could raise funds through The Essex Crowd.

Mythbuster: Are wet wipes recyclable?

Wet Wipes

No. Wet wipes contain plastics that are not recyclable and so should be placed in your general waste. Better yet, don’t use them at all and choose reusable alternatives instead.

On a more encouraging note the government has announced it hopes to eliminate wet wipes in Britain under latest plans to fight the war on ‘single use plastics’. The announcement was prompted after a study found piles of flushed wet wipes are changing the shape of the River Thames.


Monday, 14 May 2018

Closure of Ashdon Road, Radwinter 21st May


Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice of Ashdon Road

Please click on the following link https://roadworks.org?tm=105676009 to find details of the closure of Ashdon Road, due to commence on 21st May 2018 for 2 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce whilst Essex County Council undertakes Carriageway Patching.


Essex Streetworks Team


Ringway Jacobs | Essex County Council

3rd Floor, Seax House, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH

Website: http://www.essex.gov.uk/highways

Have you seen www.roadworks.org for road works on the Essex Network ?

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Annual Village Meeting Tuesday 8th May



From: Radwinter Councillor #6 [mailto:RadwinterPC06@gmail.com]
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To: Radwinter (radwinter@googlegroups.com)
Subject: Annual Village Meeting Tuesday 8th May


Radwinter Parish Council

Herkstead Green Bungalow Cornish Hall End

Braintree Essex CM7 4HH

Tele 01440 731964  07766112536






Annual Parish Meeting 8th May 2018 7.30pm

Radwinter Village Hall



1.         Welcome and Chairman’s Report


2.         Minutes of the Annual Parish Assembly held on 15th May 2017


3.         Joanna Ludlow Where the Water Goes


4.          District Councillors Report   Simon Howell


5.          County Councillors Report Simon Walsh  


6.          Recreation Ground Report


7.           Village Hall Report   Sue Bright


8.            Radwinter Lectures  Sue Bright


9.            Radwinter Friendship Group   Diane Redfern


10.         Radwinter School Amanda Rivers Chair of Governors


11.         W I


12.        Bowls Club


13.       Radwinter


14.        Questions