Green Homes Grant – Are You Eligible?

CBC Offers Green Homes Grants

Green Homes Grants flyer

Parish Councillors have had early notice of Green Homes Grants. This comes as they are taking part in an Essex-wide series of workshops to understand how communities can come together to assist with climate change and carbon reduction initiatives.

Warmworks are managing the project; their role is to check resident eligibility & guide applicants through the process. They will also arrange for installers to deliver the works and inspect them afterwards.  The scheme is open until the end of March 2022.

Who Can Benefit?

Up to £10,000 is available for those who own their property. Up to £5,000 is available for renters when the landlord pays a minimum of one-third of the cost. The grants are available to those who:

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Environment & Highways 14th October 2021

Highlights of Environment & Highways Meeting on 14th October 2021

Plan for the Environment to support diversity

The Environment & Highways Committee of West Bergholt Parish Council met on 14th October 2021 with topics including:

  • Handymen have been busy including cutting grass, dealing with a trip hazard in New Church Road,
  • Concern about overgrown Hall Road pond,
  • Hopkins Home building site,
  • Lorkin Daniell hedging & safety concerns, and
  • Orpen Hall tree replacement.
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Fairfields Farms start their harvesting

Fairfields Farms Tractors and Other Vehicles on the Roads and Lanes

Fairfields Farms Potato Harvester
Harvesting Potatoes at Fairfields Farms

Fairfields Farms are now starting to harvest their potatoes and maize. This means that you will be seeing an increase in agricultural vehicles on local roads for the next month. Operations will typically be underway between 7 am – 8 pm (or a little later if weather pressures demand it).

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Environment & Highways 9th September 2021

Highlights of Environment & Highways Meeting on 9th September 2021

Environment - butterfly on flower

The Environment & Highways Committee of West Bergholt Parish Council met on 9th September 2021 with topics including:

  • Handymen undertook activities from tree -trimming to churchyard-tending. Additional help required October – November. Their new vehicle is now in operation,
  • The Cherry trees at Orpen Hall are dying, what to do?
  • Environmental plan, volunteers needed to maintain ponds. Hall Road pond overgrown,
  • Problems & surveys on Colchester Road.
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Plan For the Environment Launched

Plan for the Environment to support diversity

Plan for the Environment to support diversityPlan For the Environment Launched

The Parish Council has adopted a strategic plan for the environment; it will help it to manage the land assets under its control between now and 2026.  Its scope includes:

  • Lorkin Daniell Field,
  • Poors Land
  • The Heath/Village Green
  • The various ponds,
  • Mumford Oak,
  • Allotments, &
  • Sundry other green spaces.

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Environment & Highways – 12th November 2020

Environment

Environment Report 9th July 2020

Environment & Highways – 12th November 2020

The Environment & Highways Committee of West Bergholt Parish Council met via Zoom on 12th November 2020 and discussed:

  • Tasks undertaken by handymen,
  • Village Ponds,
  • Playground access path,
  • Autumn flailing,
  • New hedging at village sign,
  • Strategic Environmental Plan, and
  • Preparing expenditure plans for 2021.

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