Please Note:

The information contained in these pages has been published in good faith on the basis of information supplied to Halstead Town Council by the various organisations and associations in the town. The Town Council cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information given and accepts no responsibility for any error or misrepresentation. All liability for loss, disappointment, negligence or other damage caused by reliance on the information contained in these pages is hereby excluded.

A120 Millennium Way Slip Roads - Upcoming Works and Public Information Events

Preliminary works will begin in the next few weeks on a scheme to create northbound and southbound slip roads linking the A120 to B1018 Millennium Way.

The scheme is being funded by the Department for Transport’s National Productivity Investment Fund, Essex County Council, Braintree District Council and Highways England. It will provide an essential upgrade in road infrastructure to help support regional economic growth in Essex.

The completed scheme will help increase highway capacity along the A120 and reduce congestion at Galleys Corner, improving air quality in Braintree District and providing further opportunities for investment in jobs and businesses along this key east-west route in Essex. 

When will the work take place and how will it affect you?

Preliminary investigative works will officially get underway in September 2018 to facilitate the scheme construction; this is expected to take up to six weeks to complete.

These works may be noisy, however, we do not anticipate any disruption to local residents. We will make every attempt to minimise any inconvenience caused to local residents and businesses.

  • Works will take place during the daytime wherever possible
  • If any night work is required, it will be planned works and neighbouring residents and businesses will be notified in advance of any impacts
  • Minor vegetation clearance will be required to allow access to the site
  • Any necessary lane restrictions will be temporary
  • Disruption to users of the A120 will be minimised wherever possible 

Further information and public exhibitions

To view the latest updates on the scheme and get more information on the plans, including a visualisation of what the changes will look like please visit:  

www.essex.gov.uk/a120millenniumway 

Further information on the A120 Millennium Way scheme will be presented in conjunction with a number of other major schemes proposed in Braintree District as part of the Braintree Integrated Transport Package (Braintree ITP) consultation, which is scheduled to launch on Monday 10th September 2018. Public exhibitions featuring information about the A120 Millennium Way scheme will be held on the following dates:

  • Saturday 6th October, 10am to 4pm - Council Chamber, Braintree Town Hall 
  • Friday 12th October, 11am to 7pm - Alec Hunter Academy

If you wish to view further information about the scheme, or would like to discuss the planned improvements, please do come to the events. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

In the meantime, if you have any comments please contact the Essex County Council customer service team by telephone: 0345 603 7631 for general enquiries or by completing the online form at http://essex.gov.uk/enquiries.


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COLCHESTER PARK AND RIDE - new stops & longer hours

Colchester Park and Ride stops

  • Colchester General Hospital (Hospital Path stop)
  • Colchester Station (Colchester North Station stop)
  • The Octagon and other business premises (Middleborough stop)
  • Town Centre (High Street, St. John’s Street and Head Street stops). 

Travel along dedicated bus lanes, by-passing the traffic. On your return journey from the town centre, you may save time by getting on board at Head Street. Look out for our black bus shelters and electronic displays in town.

A daily ticket allows unlimited travel on Park and Ride buses along the route. Tickets issued on the Park and Ride service in Colchester are not valid for use on the Park and Ride services in Chelmsford.

How to buy your ticket

  • Tickets are available from the on-site ticket machines, which take cash or credit/debit card. 
  • Tickets may be purchased from the driver if you are not driving and/or are joining the bus along the route.
  • Group fares are only available from the driver or via the Arriva m-ticket (see below).

Buying tickets online

  • You may purchase any fare online from the Arriva m-ticket. For more information go to the Arriva m-ticket website
  • Using Park Jockey online ticketing in advance is a good option for parking on large event days and for other fares. For more information go to the Park Jockey website

Fares

  • Adult daily: £3 (Monday to Saturday)
  • Adult weekly season ticket: £12
  • Adult monthly season ticket: £48 (per calendar month)
  • Group daily: £5 (Monday to Saturday after 9am)
  • Children (aged between 5 and 15 years inclusive) - daily £1
  • Children under 5 years’ old travel for free at all time

Group fare

If you travel in a group, please purchase your ticket from the driver for travel after 9am. The deal applies to up to two adults and up to three children. The group must travel together to qualify for this fare.

Sit back, relax and enjoy your time together.

Concessions

Concessionary pass holders travel free after 9am Monday-Friday and all day Saturdays.  If you have an older person’s bus pass you do not need to use the ticket machines.

When you use the Park and Ride for the first time you need to take your pass and vehicle registration details to the help desk in the Park and Ride building to register, which you only need to do once.

Event Parking

Parking for football matches and events at the Weston Homes Community Stadium is sometimes available.  Prices may vary for football matches, special events and concerts. The car park has extended opening times on these occasions. 

 Routes and timetables

Buses leave site at least every 15 minutes Monday to Friday from 05.30am.  Last bus leaves town just after 9pm.   Saturday from 7am – 7pm. No service on Sundays or bank holidays unless otherwise stated. Bus priority measures along the route and journey times of as little as 8 minutes to Colchester Station and 12 minutes to the Town Centre.  

The routes and timetables for this service are available from Traveline or you may download a PDF version here.

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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 www.parkingpartnership.org.uk/north 


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Essex DaRT 3 Service - Link to online Survey

Please click here for a link to the online survey

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What is the fundamental of Essex DaRT?  

DaRT means demand responsive or Dial and Ride Transport.  It is formed of a number of minibus vehicles, typically accommodating between 8 and 16 passengers. These minibuses operate a range of bus services serving rural communities where conventional buses are not viable operations. They differ from normal bus services, in that they are totally flexible and can divert on and off route to collect and drop off passengers within their operating area. DaRT works by grouping bookings together to make it viable. It is not a taxi service, as there must be sufficient volume of passengers with similar itineraries. Most DaRT work, is former bus routes, and group bookings.  But unlike a large bus, DaRT only needs three or four passengers to make a group booking. And, when not operating a timetabled bus route or group booking, vehicles may be available for individual runs where no alternative transport is available. DaRT operates between 0600 and 2000 Mondays to Saturdays inclusive.

Also, unlike a conventional bus, you need to book your seat, and register as a customer, at least two hours in advance of travel, and can book up to three months in advance of travel. But, if you travel regularly, you do not need to book every single time you travel, as you can make a regular booking which lasts for three months.

To get more information download a leaflet from here  pdf small visit the Essex DaRT site here: pdf small or call Essex DaRT on 01621 874411.  

  • DaRT 3
    • Dart 3 operates in North East Braintree and takes passengers from Alphamstone, Ashen, Belchamp Otten, Belchamp St. Paul, Belchamp Walter, Birdbrook, Borley, Bulmer, Bures Hamlet, Colne Engaine, Earls Colne, Foxearth, Great Henny, Great Yeldham, Greenstead Green. Halstead Town, Lamarsh, Liston, Little Henny, Little Yeldham, Middleton, Ovington, Pebmarsh, Pentlow, Ridgewell, Stambourne, Steeple Bumpstead, Tilbury Juxta Clare, Toppesfield, Twinstead, Wickham St. Paul and White Colne to Haverhill, Sudbury and Halstead.
    • DaRT 3 Additional Areas  – Bulmer, Gestingthorpe, Great Maplestead, Little Maplestead, Pebmarsh, Wickham St Paul have a new flexible service to Sudbury and Halstead.  This replaces the Services 11/12/13 operated by Regal Busways from 29 August 2017  

The New timetable for the bus to Sudbury from 29 August 2017 can be downloaded from here pdf small

 

 

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Essex DaRT 3 Service

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What is the fundamental of Essex DaRT?  

DaRT means demand responsive or Dial and Ride Transport.  It is formed of a number of minibus vehicles, typically accommodating between 8 and 16 passengers. These minibuses operate a range of bus services serving rural communities where conventional buses are not viable operations. They differ from normal bus services, in that they are totally flexible and can divert on and off route to collect and drop off passengers within their operating area. DaRT works by grouping bookings together to make it viable. It is not a taxi service, as there must be sufficient volume of passengers with similar itineraries. Most DaRT work, is former bus routes, and group bookings.  But unlike a large bus, DaRT only needs three or four passengers to make a group booking. And, when not operating a timetabled bus route or group booking, vehicles may be available for individual runs where no alternative transport is available. DaRT operates between 0600 and 2000 Mondays to Saturdays inclusive.

Also, unlike a conventional bus, you need to book your seat, and register as a customer, at least two hours in advance of travel, and can book up to three months in advance of travel. But, if you travel regularly, you do not need to book every single time you travel, as you can make a regular booking which lasts for three months.

To get more information download a leaflet from here  pdf small visit the Essex DaRT site here: pdf small or call Essex DaRT on 01621 874411.  

  • DaRT 3
    • Dart 3 operates in North East Braintree and takes passengers from Alphamstone, Ashen, Belchamp Otten, Belchamp St. Paul, Belchamp Walter, Birdbrook, Borley, Bulmer, Bures Hamlet, Colne Engaine, Earls Colne, Foxearth, Great Henny, Great Yeldham, Greenstead Green. Halstead Town, Lamarsh, Liston, Little Henny, Little Yeldham, Middleton, Ovington, Pebmarsh, Pentlow, Ridgewell, Stambourne, Steeple Bumpstead, Tilbury Juxta Clare, Toppesfield, Twinstead, Wickham St. Paul and White Colne to Haverhill, Sudbury and Halstead.
    • DaRT 3 Additional Areas  – Bulmer, Gestingthorpe, Great Maplestead, Little Maplestead, Pebmarsh, Wickham St Paul have a new flexible service to Sudbury and Halstead.  This replaces the Services 11/12/13 operated by Regal Busways from 29 August 2017  

The New timetable for the bus to Sudbury from 29 August 2017 can be downloaded from here pdf small

 

 

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Download the Parish Map here:  pdf small


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Service 88 Quality Bus Partnership

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Bus users in north Essex now benefit from a new partnership allowing tickets issued on the 88 services from different companies to be used on buses along any of the number 88 routes.

Each operator accepts day returns, weekly, monthly and annual tickets from Hedingham Buses and First Essex buses on the 88 bus route between Great Yeldham and Colchester. 

The key advantages include: 

  • Ticket inter-availability – customers can buy a return ticket or pass from one operator and use it to return on another operator’s bus
  • More flexibility in journeys thanks to better aligned schedules and routing
  • Improved vehicle standards and accessibility
  • Bus stop infrastructure improvements at key stops

More information can be found here   

A copy of the map can be found here 


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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

WEEKLY   EVENTS  

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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