Waste & Recycling Information

On behalf of Tendring District Council:

Monday’s collections will be as normal.

Collections for Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th March will be black bags and food waste ONLY (i.e. no recycling). This will allow the recycling vehicles to collect residual waste as there could be double the usual amount of waste as compared to normal.

Friday collections are asked to put out their normal recycling for that week, out for collection on Saturday 10 March.

Full collections will resume as normal from Monday 12, on the recycling week as advertised.

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Gritters prepare to battle sub-zero temperatures

Gritter crews are preparing for a busy week with snowy and icy weather forecast across the county.

Cllr Ian Grundy, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Our Essex Highways teams are well prepared for the wintry weather that has been forecast over the coming days.

“Gritter drivers are on standby with extra shifts. We get constantly updated national, regional and very local weather forecasts to help make sure we are ready for whatever the weather throws at us.”

You can keep up-to-date with where and when our gritters are out by visiting our website.

Help shape the future of the A127, A130 and A1245

There’s still time to give your views on plans to improve the A127/A130 Fairglen Interchange.

Residents and businesses are being encouraged to watch a fly-through video of how the plans could look and share their views on the proposals.

You can find out more on the dedicated Fairglen Interchange website.

Stay safe during the winter weather

With temperatures set to fall below zero over the coming week, drivers are being reminded to check their tyres to ensure they stay safe in icy conditions.

You can find a number of tips for winter driving on our website.

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Petition against shortage of rural GP’s

The Rural Services Network is encouraging people to sign a petition, warning that GP practices in rural areas are struggling to recruit doctors.

Launched on 19 September, the petition calls on the government to put general practitioners on the Home Office’s ”shortage occupation list”.  At 10,000 signatures, the government will respond to the petition. At 100,000 signatures, the petition will be considered for debate in Parliament.

Started by Lincolnshire GP Ben Loryman, the petition says many rural surgeries facing recruitment difficulties, are being forced to close.  “There are many GPs from outside the EU who would like to work in the UK,” says the petition.  “However, practices can’t offer them a job without going though the visa bureaucracy, and the NHS is losing many good doctors as a result.”

The government has repeatedly warned that a shortage of rural GPs has left rural patients waiting weeks to see their local doctor.  The Rural Services Network is backing calls for government action to help recruit more GPs and other health professionals to work in the countryside.

Rural Services Network Chief Executive, Graham Biggs MBE said: “The situation is so bad that some rural patients are having to wait the best part of a month to see a doctor.”

Earlier this year, it emerged that a shortage of doctors meant patients in part of rural Lincolnshire must wait four weeks to see a GP.  Other rural communities are also suffering from a shortage of doctors.  In April, Dr David Davies, who works in rural West Somerset, said it was a struggle to recruit new staff with many current GPs approaching retirement.  Dr Davies said his surgery had spent more than a year trying to recruit a new GP but it had proved difficult to find someone who wanted to live and work in the area.

We would encourage everyone to sign the petition at the link here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200523

The petition will run until 19 March 2018.

North Essex Garden Communities Issues and Options Consultations – 13th November 2017 to 22nd January 2018

Tendring District Council, Colchester Borough Council and Braintree District Council have prepared a joint strategic section of their Local Plans in order to comprehensively plan for the future of North Essex. This joint section contains a commitment to meet the sub-region’s housing, jobs and infrastructure requirements through the planning and delivery of three new Garden Communities at Tendring Colchester Borders, Colchester Braintree Borders, and West of Braintree.

The Issues and Options consultations taking place from 13th November 2017 until 5pm on 22nd January 2018, represent the first stage in preparing specific, detailed Plans for each of the Garden Communities. These Plans, once prepared, will include the strategies, policies and proposals required to guide the delivery of the Garden Communities.

Importantly, the Councils have committed to an ‘infrastructure first’ approach which would see public transport systems, new roads, schools, health services and leisure facilities put in place before or alongside the development of new housing. This approach can be achieved by the Councils taking on an elevated role in the delivery of the Garden Communities rather than following the traditional private developer-led approach.

Public consultation is a fundamental part of preparing the Plans and the Councils recognise the importance of early and meaningful engagement with stakeholders to not only ensure that these new communities are successful places to live, work and visit, but that they are also locally-led, accountable and transparent in their planning.

The Councils will be holding drop-in sessions at a number of locations in their districts/borough and the adjoining districts in conjunction with Colchester Borough and Braintree District Councils. Details of these drop-in sessions can be found below.


Date & Time Venue
Saturday, 18 November

10.00am – 2.00pm

Marks Tey Village Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, CO6 1EJ
Monday, 20 November

3.00pm – 7.00pm

William Loveless Hall, 85-87 High Street, Wivenhoe, CO7 9AB
Tuesday, 21 November

4.00pm – 8.00pm

Great Tey Village Hall, Chappel Road, Great Tey, CO6 1JQ
Friday, 24 November

10.00am – 2.00pm

Colchester Market, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PJ
Saturday, 25 November

10.00am – 2.00pm

The Saling Millennium Village Hall, Piccotts Lane, Great Saling, CM7 5DW
Monday, 27 November

4.00pm – 8.00pm

Old Friend’s Meeting House, Rosemary Lane, Stebbing, CM6 3RR
Thursday, 30 November

3.00pm – 7.00pm

Coggeshall Village Hall, Stoneham Street, Coggeshall, CO6 1UH
Saturday, 2 December

10.00am – 2.00pm

Greenstead Community Centre, Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester, CO4 3QE
Tuesday, 5 December

4.00pm – 8.00pm

Feering Community Centre, Coggeshall Road, Feering, CO5 9QB
Wednesday, 6 December

4.00pm – 8.00pm

Braintree Town Hall, Market Square, Braintree, CM7 3YG
Thursday, 7 December

4.00pm – 8.00pm

Easthorpe Church Hall, Easthorpe Road, Colchester, CO5 9HD
Tuesday, 12 December

10.00am – 2.00pm

Rayne Village Hall, 3 Gore Road, Rayne, CM77 6TX
Thursday, 14 December

4.00pm – 8.00pm

Market Field School, School Road, Elmstead Market, CO7 7ET

You can read the consultation document and take part in the consultation by visiting the Councils’ joint online consultation portal: http://braintree-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/negc.

Copies of the consultation documents and the Response Form can also be accessed via the following links:  Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community Issues and Options document ; Draft Sustainability Appraisal Report; Response Form, or via the Council’s website at www.tendringdc.gov.uk.

If you prefer not to submit a response via the online consultation portal, please e-mail your completed form to planning.policy@tendringdc.gov.uk, or post to: Garden Communities Consultation, Planning Policy, Tendring District Council, Council Offices, Thorpe Road, Weeley CO16 9AJ.

 Please ensure your consultation response is received by the Council by 5pm on 22nd January 2018.

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