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North Essex Parking Partnership Newsletter

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Park Life

It's a sunny day in August and an ambulance is on its way to a house.

It weaves its way swiftly along, blue lights flashing, until it reaches a long queue. The traffic tries to move out of its way – with difficulty, because a line of cars are parked haphazardly along the verge, their bumpers jutting into the road.

With effort, the ambulance gets through, passing the cause of the disruption. A delivery lorry has been left on double yellow lines, halting the flow and angering motorists for miles around.

Turning into a quiet neighbourhood, the ambulance's journey only gets harder as it squeezes past cars left on junctions and in restricted areas. In the end the paramedics have to go the rest of the way on foot – 30 minutes later than planned. They wouldn't have been able to get on the driveway anyway, because someone had parked right across the dropped kerb access, causing an obstruction.

That's the reality of a world without parking management.

We're the North Essex Parking Partnership, or NEPP for short. Led by Colchester Borough Council and including Epping Forest, Harlow, Uttlesford, Braintree and Tendring, NEPP manage parking enforcement in all six areas.

We introduce new parking restrictions, enforce the ones that already exist, represent the local area in parking decisions and much more.

Our Civil Enforcement Officers look for cars parked where they're causing danger or inconvenience to others. For example:

  • on double or single yellow lines
  • in resident permit zones when they don't have a permit
  • in parking bays for longer than permitted
  • and in other places where there are restrictions.

From time to time, they also deal with very different matters. A couple of months ago, an officer was on their way in the direction of Newport when they witnessed a serious road accident. The officer stayed with the driver for over an hour, awaiting an air ambulance. Incidents like this are rare, but as we're out on the ground we help wherever we can.

Nobody likes getting a parking ticket, but the truth is that we don't really like giving them either! If you think a Penalty Charge Notice is wrong, you can appeal and we'll always consider it fairly. If you see us out and about and you aren't sure where to park, please do feel free to ask. Our officers are all trained to give directions and advice, and we would always prefer to help than to give a penalty charge notice.

For this reason, we work to inform people about considerate parking. We regularly post motorist tips and advice on our Twitter account, @nepp_parking, and give presentations to parish councils and other organisations.

To find out more about parking restrictions and the NEPP, to appeal a parking ticket or request restrictions, visit 


News and Events

What's on in Halstead November 2018

What's on in Halstead November 2018

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3rd  Halstead Horticultural Society Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  - 2.00pm

3rd  Richard de Clare Fireworks Display Halstead Football Club, Rosemary Lane – gates open 5.30pm

4th   Guys in the Park  - FREE EVENT Halstead Public Gardens, Trinity St 10.00am – 3.00pm

5th  Halstead U3A  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill   10.00am – 12.00pm

7th Halstead Flower Club  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  7.00pm - 9.30pm

8th Halstead Townswomen’s Guild Soup Lunch United Reformed Church  12.00pm        

11th Remembrance Sunday Service poppy Halstead Public Gardens - 2.15pm and then procced up to St Andrew’s Church for a service at 3.00pm

12th Full Council Meeting – Public Welcome to attend  , Queen’s Hall Chipping Hill 7.15pm

15th Halstead Social & Tea Dance  - All Ages Welcome Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm - Telephone Hayley for details : 07834 467136

15th  Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street 7.30pm

15th Halstead & District History Society ‘The Vikings’ talk by David Austin - Baptist Church, Hedingham Rd, 7.30pm £5.00 for Visitors

21st Halstead Townswomen’s Guild St  Andrews Large Hall, Parsonage St,  2.00pm

Halstead Heritage Museum - open Wednesday  & Sunday 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Ring Jim Davis. 07765 406254 for details


Monday            Halstead Road Runners  - Courtaulds Sports Ground 6.45pm-7.45pm

Monday            Halstead Art Group  - British Legion Hall, The Causeway 7.00pm-9.00pm

Tuesday           Work Club   Halstead Library, Bridge Street, 10.00am -12.00 noon – Tel: 0345 6037628

Tuesday           Gentle Yoga United Reformed Church, Kings Rd  10.30am -11.45am – Tel: 07941 351689  

Tuesday           Weightwatchers Queen’s Hall  5.30pm -7.00pm – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Wednesday   Halstead Road Runners  -  Courtaulds Sports Ground 7.30pm -8.30pm

Thursday         Slimming WorldHalstead Town Football Ground, Rosemary Lane 9.30am – 11.00am

Thursday         Slimming World Holy Trinity School, Beridge Rd 5.30pm & 7.30pm

Thursday         Vinyasa Yoga - Queen’s Hall 7.00pm-8.00pm  – Tel: 07546 223341 for details

Friday                Weightwatchers - Queen’s Hall 9.00am -10.00am  – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Saturday          Slimming World Holy Trinity School, Beridge Rd 9.00am – 10.30am

Saturday          Over 50’s Walking FootballHalstead Leisure Centre 9.30am Tel: 01787 273696

Please note:  To have your event in Halstead included on the poster, please contact Halstead Town Council on 01787 476480


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