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Lockdown 3 – What’s Open & What’s Closed?


White Hart Takeaway
(Fri – Sun)

Heathlands School
Orpen Hall (Early Years)
Queen’s Head Tandoori (Takeaway only)

Kitty Rose
Methodist Hall
Orpen Hall (Other)
Queen’s Head
Social Club
St Mary’s Church
St Mary’s Old Church
Tennis Courts
West Bergholt FC
White Hart

West Bergholt is a large rural Essex village lying near the border of the English counties of Essex and Suffolk.  It is situated just outside and to the North-west of Colchester – Britain’s Oldest Recorded town. The village has a population of around 3,500 consisting of about 1,400 households.  The village itself dates back to mediaeval times and has a well-documented history.  The village also has 2 pubs, 2 churches and numerous clubs and groups.

In 2016 the village won the Class 2 prize in the RCCE Village of the year competition and overall 2nd place, read the news item for more.
Covid-19 VirusIf you need support locally during the COVID-19 pandemic click here for information about our local enhanced Care Network service.  More general COVID-19 support and advice is here.

What’s happening?

During Lockdown most activities in the village are suspended due to COVID-19

See more events here.

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Planning & Development Committee – 17th February 2021

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Taking place on 17th February 2021 via Zoom Videoconferencing, this planning & development committee meeting will review planning applications and decisions as well as any pre-application representations.  New applications have been received from properties in Newbridge Hill, Armoury Road, Scarletts Chase and also one outside the village in Wormingford with traffic concerns.

Formal Notice of 20th January 2021

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Zoom Quiz Calling

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St Mary’s Church is running a fundraiser Zoom Quiz to support the work of their Families Worker, Jo Jeffery. Jo’s work impacts many in the village and includes activities such as:

  • helping with the Toddler Group,
  • running the Larder providing food parcels to families impacted by the pandemic, &
  • running RE lessons, prayer spaces and wellbeing courses for Heathlands.

You don’t have to have a full house to join in, if you are alone there will be a chance to ‘buddy up’ with a partner online.

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Will you be able to enjoy outdoor bowls this year?

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The chance of enjoying outdoor bowls again is, of course, in the hands of COVID-19 and government plans to restrict the virus. Woods Bowls Club, however, has cautiously put some dates forward in anticipation. The club is small but very friendly lawn bowls club that is open to all ages and abilities. The club consists of a mixture of male and female members with ages ranging from ‘Thirty-somethings’ to sprightly Nonagenarians! You are never too young or too old to play Lawn Bowls.

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e-Scooters Coming to Colchester (& other news)

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Lady & man on e-scooterse-Scooters, Befriending, Wellbeing, Fitness & Chitts Hill

e-Scooters will kick off this update but we also have updates on:

e-Scooters Trial Starting Soon

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Treating COVID-19 at Home & Vaccine

Vaccine Sites

Covid-19 Virus - where can you get the vaccine?

If you want to find out how you might get your vaccine carry on reading. Click here to read about treating COVID-19 at home.

Health and care staff are working hard to open as many centres as possible as supplies become available. Essex & Suffolk NHS now have five hospital vaccination hubs (including Colchester & Ipswich). Also more than 40 GP-led services and, from tomorrow, two new large vaccination centres. These are in Wickford & Ipswich with more opening shortly.

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Parish Council Agenda 27th January 2021

Parish Council Agenda 27th January 2021 – Have Your Say

The next meeting of the Parish Council on 27th January 2021 is open to the public and will be conducted via Zoom Videoconferencing.  Members of the public & press are welcome to attend but will need to contact the Parish Clerk to secure the access link and passcode.  Business to be discussed includes Minutes & Reports, Finances, 14 planning applications, three-year plan and 5 policy reviews. Environment minutes are to follow. Continue reading “Parish Council Agenda 27th January 2021”