Thursday, 9 November 2017

Closure of Maple Lane, Radwinter/Wimbish 27th November



Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Maple Lane, Wimbish 

Please click on the following link to find details of the intended closure of Maple Lane, due to commence on 27th November 2017 for 12 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while BT undertakes build new joint box.


Essex Streetworks Team


Ringway Jacobs | Essex County Council

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


Have you seen for road works on the Essex Network ?

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Flood Prevention

A good deal of local flooding may be relieved by proper maintenance of ponds, ditches, rivers and other water ways. The council is again calling for volunteers to carry out a one-off survey of all water courses in the area to determine their condition. Once this is done Essex Council will digitise the information and send engineers to examine any problems found.

They will also identify the bodies that are responsible for each water way and enforce proper maintenance now and into the future.

If you would be able to help with this survey please contact the Village Clerk at

Training will be provided.


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Radwinter Pavilion on BBC Radio Essex

If you didn't hear it, Radwinter was on BBC Radio Essex this morning as part of the Essex Quest Show. The show is a live treasure hunt and this week they were in North Essex.  


If you click on the link above and fast forward to 1hr 22 you will hear Betty Rust phone in the radio show to give the team directions to the rec.

At about 1hr 24mins you'll hear David Emberson giving out one of the clues and doing a very good job of telling the listeners about our wonderful new facility.  



Thursday, 28 September 2017

Important Recreation Ground Information

Important Recreation Update


Car Park Closure

Please note that the Recreation Ground Car Park will be closed all day on Friday 6th October from 9am.  Any cars parked in there at that time may be locked inside the car park or in danger of being parked in.  

Arrangements will be made for Almshouse residents needing access during that time.




MUGA Opening Times

We hope that people have enjoyed free use of the MUGA over the summer.  As the term has started and the nights are drawing in we have adjusted the times of opening.

These are the new opening times:


From today until the end of half term

After school until dusk and all day until dusk at weekends


From November 1st until further notice:

All day until dusk dusk at weekends


Anyone wishing to book the MUGA outside these times, should use the pavilion booking form on our website and write MUGA in the 'reasons' section.  Our website is still under construction so there is no dedicated MUGA booking form yet.


If anyone has any queries please contact us



Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Essex County Council: Superfast Essex aims to extend fibre broadband coverage to nearly 100% with last phase of work



Communications PO Box 11, Chelmsford CM1 1LX

20 September 2017

PR 6339



Superfast Essex aims to extend fibre broadband coverage to nearly 100% with last phase of work


Even more residents and businesses stand to gain access to superfast broadband, with download speeds of 30Mbps or more, thanks to an additional phase of work being commissioned by Essex County Council (ECC). 

Superfast Essex Phase 4 is expected to be the last phase of work under the County Council's broadband improvement programme, and is aiming to reach near to 100% superfast broadband connectivity across the county by 2021. 

The decision to proceed with Phase 4 was approved by Essex County Council's Cabinet on Tuesday 19 September. 

Phase 4 will be funded by project savings and subsidy refunds from BT relating to Phases 1 and 2, contributions by local Essex councils and a new grant from the government's Broadband Delivery UK programme (BDUK), which is already earmarked for Essex.  Over the next few months, Superfast Essex is also planning to apply for further government grants worth up to £18 million. If the grants can be secured, the overall value of the Phase 4 public investment will be up to £29 million. 

This public funding will be complemented by private investment from supplier contributions, to be confirmed by operators bidding to deliver the Phase 4 work when it goes to tender. 

As a first step to prepare for Phase 4, Superfast Essex recently completed a public consultation inviting feedback on the current availability of superfast broadband coverage in Essex. Based on the responses, the programme team is now updating its State Aid map, which will identify the areas eligible to be included in the Phase 4 rollout. When complete, the final map will be published on the Superfast Essex website

Essex County Councillor Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Skills, Infrastructure and the Digital Economy, said:  "We have an ambition to become one of the best connected counties in the UK as we recognise the importance superfast broadband has for residents and businesses alike. Essex is a fast-growing county which makes achieving close to 100% coverage no mean feat but the County Council remains committed to improving the availability of broadband and considers it one of our priorities to invest in." 

Superfast Essex Phases 2 and 3 are currently on track to complete by December 2019. The work of network delivery partners BT and Gigaclear will take the total superfast footprint delivered by Superfast Essex to 144,000 homes and businesses, with some 90,000 addresses already enabled so far. Residents can view the areas already completed or in plans to be upgraded and check the status of their home or business on the interactive rollout map at

Nearly half (46%) of the properties enabled in Phase 1 of the Superfast Essex programme have now ordered a fibre broadband service. This better-than-expected take-up of services is enabling ECC to claim subsidy refunds from BT and invest these in Phase 4. 

Superfast Essex plans to begin the tender process for Phase 4 during October 2017. 


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Monday, 11 September 2017

County Broadband Update

I am awaiting a response from Superfast Essex as to what is planned by whom for December this year…..



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From: James Salmon <>


I am writing to tell you that unfortunately we are going to have to pull out of our plans to build a broadband network in Radwinter. This is not a decision that we have taken lightly and it is exclusively due to Essex County Council funding a project build to someone else that will overbuild whatever network we plan – this has been confirmed to us from ECC.

This does seem to continue the "in…out" position that Radwinter seems to have suffered with any planned network improvement over the last year or so, but we just cannot afford to build a network in a village that has received state aid funding to build a similar network, especially as both our roll out and the planned overbuild are due to finish at the same time – December this year.

I wish you and your residents all the very best in your quest to find better broadband service for the village and hope that it does come within the time frames that are being advertised on the ECC maps.

Kind regards


 James Salmon

  Old Bourchiers Hall

  New Road


  Essex   CO6 3QU


  Tel: 01376 562002

Reminder : BT September Community meetings in Uttlesford

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From: <>

Special events for people in Uttlesford

Two special events are being held which will be of interest to people in your area who are looking for access to faster broadband. As you know there are some communities within Uttlesford that are not on any current plans to get access to Fibre Broadband from BT.

Our team of experts will be on hand to help residents understand the options available; we also want to hear about the particular needs of your community.

We will work with your community to build the most affordable solution possible which in many cases can work out cheaper than selecting a network where you are stuck with a single provider.

I would be very grateful if you could pass on information about these events to your councillors and residents across the parish, and hope you can join us on the day. Residents can choose to register to attend either event at the following sites, or alternatively view more details from BT's Community Fibre Partnership site by clicking

Takeley event tickets

The events will take place:

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Great Sampford Community Primary School, Finchingfield Road, Great Sampford, Nr Saffron Walden CB10 2RL.

Tuesday 26th September 2017

7.30 pm Takeley Community Centre, Takeley, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, CM22 6RB

with best regards

Giles Ellerton

Regional Partnership Director
East of England
BT Group
07795 987897
0207  778 5768