Reporting Flytipping -

The Environment Agency has issued a 24/7 Hotline to try and gain intelligence to combat the illegal dumping of rubbish also known as flytipping.
If you witness or find fly-tipping or have any information about it you can now report it to the Environment Agency 0800 807060
Reports should include as many details about the incident and type/amount of waste as possible.
Some key points about if you witness such activity:
* Witnesses are vitally important in enabling action to be taken against people who fly-tip waste, so please do not hesitate to report any incident that you witness as soon as possible.
* Do not put yourself in danger by approaching anyone you see dumping waste; they are criminals, who may be involved in other criminal activities, and as such are unlikely to respond well to being challenged. If it is possible to observe them safely, the more information you are able to provide, the better the chances of an investigation.
Information that is useful includes the following:
1. Time and date of incident;
2. Description of person(s) dumping waste;
3. Description of vehicle(s) involved, including registration numbers;
4. Description of the waste dumped;
5. Photographs can also be very useful, but only if it is possible to obtain them safely.
Please be reassured that any information supplied in connection to any such incident is treated in strictest confidence. If you make notes please keep them, even if they are scribbled notes on the back of an envelope. Actual notes taken at the time can be very valuable as evidence.
Do not try to rummage through the waste yourself to look for evidence, as there may be hazardous or sharp items hidden among the waste.

New service - dial 105 -

On 6th September a new national phone number “105” was launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area.

Key points to note about this service are:
Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area. 
105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. They can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.
105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales.
Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from.
Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too. 

Press Release - June 2016 -

Heybridge Parish Council has been informed by a concerned resident of their receipt of a glossy advert mentioning the EU referendum and promoting certain emphasis in its connection.

The Parish Council is wholly unaware of this action and is taking immediate steps to identify and to report the person or persons responsible for this document and its circulation to the relevant authorities.

The content of the advert and its format are unknown by the Council at this time, but we wish to emphasise that we have had no part in the preparation and distribution of any such information and are initiating procedures to correct and to clarify this unfortunate situation at the earliest time.

Cllr. Prof. Lew Schnurr


Heybridge Parish Council

9 June 2016

Private Pumping Stations - Anglian Water -

From Anglian Water:

Currently, homeowners have to spend hundreds of pounds every year for electricity running costs, maintenance and repairs to look after these private pumping stations. They may even have been flooded if it’s broken down in the past.  

From October 2016, many of these private pumping stations will transfer over to Anglian Water and become our responsibility. We will take over all of the maintenance and the running costs too, saving customers hassle, worry and money.

We’d like to ask for your support in letting local residents know about this, and asking them to get in touch with us if they think they have a private pumping station. 

To help customers identify and report the pumping stations easily, we have launched a specialist website:

If you have any questions about this campaign, please reply to For any other queries, please contact our Public Affairs Team on



The Hatfield Peverel Allotment Association currently has a small number of plots available on both of

its sites. Because demand from within the village appears to be satisfied at present, we are able to offer

these to non-residents. The plots are a variety of sizes but almost all need a reasonable amount of

work to bring them into use -- ie some have not been worked for the past year (or more in some cases).

The charges to non-residents are the same as to the residents of Hatfield Peverel. We currently charge 

£4 per rod per annum, plus a £6 per annum membership fee which includes insurance and water.  

Most plots are 3 or 4 rods, meaning a total annual cost of around £22.

We would be very pleased to hear from anyone in the Heybridge area who may be interested in taking up a plot.

I can be contacted on Tel: 01245 381646, mobile 07940 217148 or e-mail:


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