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The Parish of Great Oakley consists of the village of Great Oakley and the hamlet of Stones Green together with parts of the surrounding rural area of the Tendring District in North East  ESSEX.

This website is intended to support residents and potential visitors to the Parish with information and contacts. It is also used by the Parish Council to make available details of its activities together with information provided to us by Essex Police, Tendring District Council and other local sources. It is also intended to carry details and notice of local Community activities and initiatives together with locally organised events and achievements.

 

A Concert will be given by "Times and Seasons" choir at St Edmund's parish church in Tendring village on Saturday 9th June at 7:30pm to raise funds for the support of the five churches in our new benefice - click here for details.


RECENT ADVICE FROM ESSEX POLICE REGARDING PREVENTION OF "KEYLESS CAR THEFT"

To download and read the recently received message from Essex Police click here.

..... AND MORE FROM ESSEX POLICE, THIS ADVICE REGARDING ROGUE TRADERS ACTIVITY IN ESSEX AND PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID BEING TAKEN IN - click here to download a copy of their advice from a recent e-mail circular;

 

WHITSUN 2018 ACTIVITIES AT HARWICH SPORTS CENTRE - click here to download a copy of their activities programme and click here for the ACTIVITIES AT DOVERCOURT BAY LIFESTYLES (swimming pool, etc)

 

DISCOVERING "DADS ARMY" IN WWII IN TENDRING DISTRICT

The history of "Dads Army" locally will be the subject of an event at Great Oakley School and at the WWII Pill Box in the middle of the village.
For more information on this event, scheduled for Saturday 23rd June 2018, download a copy of the handout by clicking here.

 

DRASTIC CHANGES TO THE MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE FROM APRIL 2018

The frequency and locations of mobile services to be provided by Essex County Libraries are to be drastically reduced from 3rd April 2018. The seven vehicles which formerly supported the service will be reduced to two. Stopping places and timings have been changed or eliminated to enable the two vehicles to cover a three weekly cycle on each round.

To see detailed arrangements for Great Oakley click here or visit Essex County Libraries webpage at www.essexcc.gov.uk.

 

 CHANGES TO TDC's HOUSEHOLD WASTE

COLLECTIONS IN TENDRING DISTRICT .......

Tendring District Council will implement  significant changes to it's HOUSEHOLD  WASTE COLLECTION service from summer 2019 - most residences will receive a large 180 litre "wheelie bin" free of charge from TDC which should be emptied every TWO WEEKS.

A four-week consultation on the proposed waste collection changes was held from February 16th, 2018 to March 16th, 2018. To read more about the proposals visit the dedicated webpage at www.tendringdc.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/proposed-new-waste-service .
TDC's Cabinet have now made their final decision to proceed with the changes from Summer 2019. 

Recycling collections (i.e. green and red boxes),weekly food waste and assisted collections will not be affected.  

 

INFORMATION RECENTLY RECEIVED
FROM ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL
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For more information about action that may be taken to enable road re-surfacing work to be carried out despite parked cars being left in areas following advertising of the dates intended for the work to be carried out please click here - if they have to move your vehicle it could be expensive for your pocket!


 
ARE YOU ABLE TO SPARE A FEW HOURS TO VOLUNTEER.....

Essex Police are seeking volunteers who would be interested in supporting their schemes to assist victims of crime and their restorative justice and mediation scheme which seeks to assist both victims and offenders.

If you may be interested click on the links below to download a copy of the relevant e-mail giving more information and contacts.

Victims of Crime     Restorative Justice and Mediation  

 

"OAKLEY ORCHARDS"  -  A NEW APPROACH TO PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW VILLAGE HALL, DOCTORS' SURGERY, CAR PARK AND 51 HOUSES ON THE ALLOTMENT FIELD BESIDE THE SCHOOL, ON BEAUMONT ROAD


A further detailed planning application has been received by TDC for Phase 1 of the development which consists of 23 houses and is to be discussed by Great Oakley Parish Council at its meeting on 17th April 2018. Outline  Planning Permission was granted by TDC early in 2016 for a proposed development on the "Allotments Field" and considerable changes have occurred since then.

For further insight into the background to the new proposals visit the website of the developers, Village Maker, now working with the landowner who have a section of their website devoted to their existing schemes for other places and also specifically for their proposals in Great Oakley - click here to go to their webpage dealing specifically with plans for  Great Oakley and hear Peter Thompson's commentary.


 

PHOTOS from our Parish's Flower Arrangers

  Another photo gallery has been added to this website - photos of some of our fabulous flower arrangers - to see photos of them and some of their work click here to go to the relevant photo gallery!   

 

   THE MAYBUSH INN - NOW OUR COMMUNITY ASSET .... 

 

After more than two years of being open every day, run entirely by volunteers, a call is now being made for some "new blood" to join the team of supporters - if you may be able to help, please call in at the pub and find out more.
 
Click here to visit the website for OUR Maybush Inn.  

    


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Welcome to the website of Great Oakley Parish Council serving the hamlet of Stones Green and the village of Great Oakley, near Harwich in N.E. Essex.