Monty Python kicks us off on day 51. I’m afraid this video reminded me a little of some of the daily briefings we are getting.
Today sees the first day of softening in England, how was it for you? We start with a few government updates – quite a lot came out today; those included here are most relevant to members of the public.
More Government Guidance. Further clarifications on access to green spaces, public transport & schools.
On day 13 the most significant news is of changed bus timetables (see links below). If you were wondering about day 12, it happened, you didn’t miss it, it just seemed the same as the day before with less news.
Both First Bus and Chambers have recently changed their scheduling in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, during this time you can help keep yourself and the drivers safer by following the advice below.
As it’s Sunday – there is also some light relief at the bottom.
If you want to keep up to date on COVID-19 with a local slant then it is worth tracking Essex County Council’s information page. ECC update this daily with news specific to Essex but it also gives highlights of recent national government announcements. Some of the biggest items addressed most recently are:
Appeal from Council Leader and Director of Public Health
Did you know that the First Bus App can help check if your bus is on time or delayed? First Bus provides the 66 bus service to the village which runs from Rowhedge/Old Heath via ColchesterTown Centre. Winter is approaching & using the App may help you avoid waiting in the cold.
The App helps you to:
buy & use paper-free cheaper bus tickets with your phone,
find bus times – tap on a bus stop icon to get live* & scheduled times by picking the time & date of travel,
access bus timetables & save your favourite bus stops,
Let’s start with parking. The only parking allowed in the Orpen Hall car park during the fete itself is for the disabled; this must be pre-booked with the Parish Clerk. Stallholders will be allowed to park temporarily whilst setting up or clearing down but will then need to find alternative parking elsewhere. Your parking options are as follows: Continue reading “Parking & Roads on Fete Day”
After the new Colchester Road bus shelter in March, and after a long wait, we finally have a replacement shelter opposite the Orpen Hall. Residents may remember that a bus hit the previous one in May 2018; it was removed because it was so damaged. Luckily Continue reading “No New Bus Shelters For Years…”