Erle Havard Play Area Consultation

Erle Havard Play Area Consultation

Erle Havard Play Area ConsultationErle Havard Play Area Consultation

Colchester Borough Homes is planning to upgrade the Erle Havard Play Area this year and are consulting on  5 options.  You can see some simple illustrations of the five options on their website at and, on that same page, click on your preferred option.

The deadline for responses is 24th January so is looming; there is no constraint on who can vote so an opportunity to get the kids involved!

See the result here.


BYG Autumn Term – Activities & Events

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BYG LogoBYG Autumn Term Calendar

BYG started their Autumn term last night and welcome all in school years 6 -10 to join them.  The costs are only £3 for the school year plus 50p each night attended.  Activities for the rest of this term are:

20th September Rugby ballRugby World Cup – Touch Rugby.
4th October Athletes runningWorld Athletics Championships.
18th October Normal Activities + Dodgeball.Dodgeball
1st November Fancy DressHalloween Fancy Dress & Games.
15th November PudseyChildren in Need – Special fundraising activities with Donations to Pudsey.
29th November Paper chainChristmas Cards & Decoration Making.
13th December Father Xmas & TreeChristmas Disco – cost £3 including free food.


BYGging it up for our Youth

BYG LogoBYGging it up for our Youth

After fears that BYG would close after 10 years the following great news has come from the groups AGM last week.

BYG’s AGM took place on Thursday 12th October and it was feared that, after almost 10 years, the Village would see the end of its popular Youth Club as long-serving committee members retired.  The fear was particularly heightened when the start time of the AGM  approached and nobody Continue reading “BYGging it up for our Youth”

Thoughtless Parking at Poor’s Land

Notice of Access required

Notice of Access against thoughtless parkersThoughtless Parking at Poor’s Land

Affecting children at Heathlands, Bergholt Heath YFC and the general public at large, thoughtless parking at the Poor’s Land Gate is a problem.  The Parish Council contracts with Countrywide to maintain this land; last week they tried to gain access on 3 occasions but were unable to do so.

Without maintenance the land may cease to be fit for purpose depriving our youth and fellow villagers of a much-loved facility.

No Excuse

With ample parking available at Orpen Hall & Church car parks, all just a short walk, there really is no excuse.

Parking Issues

This is just the latest in a series of parking concerns over the past year or so.  Remember you can help address this by reporting parking, even speeding, issues using Trygve.  This app (iOS or Android), allows you to take a picture, record the location and record details of incidents which are then reviewed.  There is an active group  you can join and see what others are reporting – West Bergholt Road Violations.


Will You Let Bergholt Youth Group Fold?

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Bergholt Youth GroupWill You Let Bergholt Youth Group Fold?

Aimed at young people between 10 and 16, BYG has now been meeting regularly for over nine years.  It has clearly met a need with over a hundred members and up to eighty turning up on club evenings.  For most of this time it has been managed, and evenings staffed, by a small group; initially some dedicated adults and latterly Continue reading “Will You Let Bergholt Youth Group Fold?”

Entries Surge for Fete & Produce Show

Poster for Village Fete & Produce Show

Poster for Village Fete & Produce ShowNot too late for entries to Produce Show

The Fete & Produce Show will be held in the Orpen Hall & Lorkin Daniell Field from 12-4pm on Sat Sept 9th.

Produce Show in Orpen Hall

Over 350 entries have already been received; it’s not too late for late entries but 1st September is the last day; entry forms available at the Allotment Stall.

There will be certificates for Continue reading “Entries Surge for Fete & Produce Show”