Do you want to be heard & other news

Do you want to be heard?

If you think that your views are not being heard then read on. Other news also about:

Attributes of a good Parish Councillor
What makes a good councillor?

So, do you have strong views on what’s wrong with the village or feel that you are not being heard?  Do you think the Parish Council could…

  • take more account of views like yours?  
  • do more about climate change?
  • address the needs of your ‘demographic’ (race, age, gender etc…)?
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Lollipops Required

School-Crossing-LollipopSchool Crossing Patrol Officers sought

Essex County Council have vacancies for a number of school crossing patrol officers including in the Colchester area.   ECC are asking you to support your local school by being part of a dedicated team who are valued within your community.  They offer:

  • Good rates of pay,
  • Full training,
  • Uniform & equipment provided,
  • Term time only,
  • Morning & afternoon, up to 2 hours per day.

For more information they ask you to contact the School Crossing Patrol Team on 03330 136687 or by email to [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”].

Current vacancies

As of 25th September the following vacancies exist:

  • Ghyllgrove Primary – Basildon
  • St Ann Line Inf & Jun schools – Basildon
  • Kingswood Primary – Basildon
  • ST Marys C of E – Kelvedon
  • John Bunyan Inf &Jun Schools – Braintree
  • Brentwood School – Brentwood
  • St Martins Secondary School – Hutton
  • Old Heath Primary – Colchester
  • Kings Road Primary – Chelmsford
  • Kingston Primary – Benfleet
  • Jotmans Primary –Benfleet
  • Perryfields Inf & Jun School – Chelmsford
  • St Michael’s Junior/Galleywood Infant – Galleywood
  • The Cathedral Primary – Chelmsford
  • Melbourne Park Primary – Chelmsford
  • Milldene Primary – Colchester
  • Tiptree Heath Primary – Tiptree
  • Cherry Tree primary – Colchester
  • St Georges New Town inf & jun schools – Colchester
  • Upshire Primary – Epping forest
  • Whitebridge Primary – Loughton
  • The Alderton Primary – Loughton
  • Hare Street Primary – Harlow
  • Pear Tree Mead Primary – Harlow
  • Latton Green Primary – Harlow
  • Lawford Mead Primary – Colchester
  • Holland Park Primary – Holland Park
  • Rolph Primary – Tendring

There are also 4 mobile staff vacancies – these cover Maldon, Braintree, Chelmsford and Brentwood.

Open Rehearsal with Popular Local Band

West Bergholt Concert Band, one of the areas busiest & most popular bands, is holding its next open rehearsal on Friday 24th September at Heathlands School, West Bergholt.

The band’s musicians of all ages & abilities invite local woodwind & brass players to come and join them for the rehearsal with either the Training Band at 6:00 pm (Grades 1-4) or the Concert Band at 7:00 pm (Grades 4 & above).

The rehearsal will feature the band’s wide repertoire, with music from Toy Story & Spiderman together with pieces by Holst, Queen, Ellington and Lloyd-Webber and as always will be held in the band’s relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

If you cannot make Friday 24th September, the band rehearses every Friday night from Friday 3rd September and new members are always welcome. For further details, please see our website

This material has been developed for the West Bergholt Village Website at