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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.

Halstead Events Leaflet

The events leaflet can be downloaded here:  Events Leaflet

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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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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Download the Parish Map 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

Leap Year Dance

INVITATION TO TENDER - Halstead Christmas Lights

INVITATION TO TENDER - Halstead Christmas Lights

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Halstead Town Council

Queens Hall, Chipping Hill

Halstead, Essex, CO9 2BY

Tel: 01787 476480         

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INVITATION TO TENDER

Detailed quotes in writing, agreeing to all terms, to be submitted to: Town Clerk, Halstead Town Council, Chipping Hill, Halstead CO9 2BY

Or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by  16.00 on 6 March 2020

Please complete and return the form attached here  pdf small

Sarah Greatorex

Town Clerk


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INVITATION TO TENDER - Cleaning of Kings Road Toilets

INVITATION TO TENDER - Cleaning of Kings Road Toilets

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Halstead Town Council

Queens Hall, Chipping Hill

Halstead, Essex, CO9 2BY

Tel: 01787 476480         

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

INVITATION TO TENDER

Detailed quotes in writing, agreeing to all terms, to be submitted to: Town Clerk, Halstead Town Council, Chipping Hill, Halstead CO9 2BY

Or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 16.00 on 6 March 2020

Please complete and return the form attached here  pdf small

Sarah Greatorex

Town Clerk


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Halstead care home residents take birdwatch weekend to the ‘nest’ level

Halstead care home residents take birdwatch weekend to the ‘nest’ level

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Residents at a care home in Halstead celebrated Britain’s best birds as part of the world’s largest garden wildlife survey – and it was a flying success!

This year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch saw residents at Care UK’s Colne View, on Dame Mary Walk, celebrate the best of British birds with some exciting avian-themed activities.

Inviting along pupils from St Andrew’s Primary School for the celebrations, both residents and children enjoyed a visit from Birds of Prey Rescue, giving them the opportunity to get close to some of Britain’s most magnificent creatures.  Everyone enjoyed the special ‘show and tell’ session, where they were able to learn more about our feathered friends.

Putting their baking skills to the test, residents and pupils also made their very own edible bird nest cakes, which were enjoyed while reflecting on the exciting day.

Razvan Stanbeca, home manager at Colne View, said: “Residents love taking part in nature-themed activities here at Colne View, and we had a lot of fun celebrating this year’s bird-themed event with help from pupils at St Andrew’s Primary School.

“Animal therapy can be extremely beneficial for older people – especially for those living with dementia. Being close to animals can help lift a person’s mood, stimulate social interaction and ease agitation. Connecting with nature can also encourage happy memories and the associated emotions.

“I’d like to say thank you to Kala Dowsett and John Dowsett, from Birds of Prey Rescue and the pupils from St Andrew’s Primary School for joining us and making the day so special. Everyone certainly had a fantastic time celebrating the best of British birds!”

For more information about Care UK’s avian activities, please visit careuk.com/birdwatch


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Over 60's Outings 2020

Over 60's Outings 2020

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Over 60's Outings 2020 Destinations and Cost

Halstead Town Council will be  arranging five coach trips for 2020 for persons over 60.

Destinations: 

13 May - Melton Mowbray

10 June - Hastings 

15 July - Great Yarmouth

02 September - Worthing

14 October - Norwich

The subsidised cost of each trip will be £14.50 per person, per trip.  Persons over 60 from outside Halstead Town can travel for £20.00. 

To guarantee a place, forms must be returned between Monday 10 February and Friday 27 March.  Perons from outside of Halstead and Halstead residents not returning their form by Friday 27 March, will be placed on the reserved list and offered a place if there are any cancellations or available spare seats on the coaches.

Booking forms are available from the Halstead Town Council offices, or download a booking form here: booking form


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