DODDINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL NOTICEBOARD - for all the latest news click here - but see below for urgent news.

The next Parish Council meeting is on Thursday 2nd March 2017 at 20.00 in the Parish Room.

For a copy of the March agenda click here (the agenda is published approximately a week before the date of the meeting).

For a copy of the 2017 calendar of meetings click here

Half Marathon - Sunday 19th March 2017.

A new route for the Brentwood half marathon is planned which will bring the runners through the middle of the village on Sunday 19th March. Up to 6000 runners will pass through the village coming down Church Lane from Mill Lane, turn left into Doddinghurst Road and run towards Brentwood passing the Brentwood Centre. Many local roads will be closed for the run including the Doddinghurst Road from Mountnessing Lane to the Brentwood Centre.

See the organisers website address for ful details:

Blackmore to Brentwood Bus 61 - An Ensign Bus service.

The new 61 Bus timetable was released on the 29th Dec 2016. For the timetable click here.

The service is operated by Ensign Buses. If you have a smartphone or tablet you can download the free Ensignbus app which shows their routes and where the buses are in real time. In addition there is an Ensign Bus twitter feed giving information about any traffic problems in the area affecting the service.

As the new service started on the 3rd Jan 2017 not all bus stops may yet have an up-to-date timetable but information frames are to be fitted to all bus stops this year. The 61 service needs to be used or we will lose it. If you use a Bus Pass please make sure it is properly scanned when you get on the bus otherwise your journey will not be accouted for.

Fly Tipping.

This is a crime that is on the increase. A hotline has been set up to report fly tipping and if it is witnessed make a note of the date and time and if possible the registration number of the vehicle plus, if it can be done safely, a photo. These are all a real help in getting the perpetrators prosecuted. The Environment Agency hotline is 0800 807060 and is 24/7

Village Bus Trips (AKA Bus Club).

The 2017 timetable is now available to view on notice boards in the village as well as on this website under the "Village Bus" menu tab. These outings use a Brentwood Community Transport 14 seater bus for day trips from Doddinghurst to go locations such as Bluewater, Cambridge, The Company Shed West Mersea and many other venues. Seats are limited and the cost is kept low - see timetable for per person price - as the organisation is run on a not for profit basis and the drivers are fully trained but unpaid volunteers. The vehicles are disabled traveller friendly. The service starts and ends in the Doddinghurst Village Hall car park in Church Lane. Please contat the driver directly to book your trip(s).


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