See below for latest local news.

The next Parish Council meeting is on Wednesday 6th July 2017 at 20.00 in the Parish Room.

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

For a copy of the 2017 calendar of meetings click here

61 Bus - Updated 9th June2017

Essex County Council have advised us that they have identified a new operator for the 261 (61) service. We have no details of who this will be, the timetable, or exactly when they will commence service but we are asking the questions and will tell you as soon as we know ourselves.

Ensign have advised that their service will cease earlier than expected - on Friday July 21st rather than the last Saturday of August so the Parish Councils will be pressing Essex County Council for an assurance that this will not result in a gap in service between Ensign ceasing and a new operator starting.

Many thanks to the 40 or so people who attended the 61 Bus User Forum on the 16th May. We learnt half an hour after the meeting that Ensign have decided to cease their 61 service on the 27th August 2017 as Essex Councty Council have put the service out to Competitive Tender. The Parish Council representatives are still scheduled to meet the County Council on the 3rd July.

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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