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 12th January 2017 at 20.00 in the Parish Room.

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

For a copy of the 2016/17 calendar of meetings click here

261 Bus - This service is ceasing from Friday 16th December 2016.

Essex County Council have announced that the 261 Bus will cease from the 16th December 2016 as they have been unable to find another operator and do not have the funds to provide a subsidy for the service. This means that the only bus into Brentwood is the small 898 bus operated by Brentwood Community Transport as a service for people to access Brentwood Community Hospital and runs to Brentwood Monday to Friday just 3 times a day.

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 the 2016 trip list. They are also available 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) and the December visit to Bluewater is very popular so you need to do these early.

Audit Report for 2015-16.

A "clean sheet" auditors report has been received from the extenal auditor - see under the drop down menu labelled "Financials" for further details.

Parish Council email address list

If you would like us to add you to a Parish Council email address list so that we can inform you of the latest village news - see the April 2015 edition of the Link Newsletter for full details, please email us your home address and email address to: clerk@doddinghurst-pc.gov.uk

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