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.
"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
Planning Permission was granted by TDC early in 2016 for a proposed development on the "Allotments Field" next to the village primary school - subject to agreement and conditions and approval of construction details. Changes since that time in the property development and investment markets have led to considerable changes in the proposals for the development.
For further insight into the new proposals visit the website of the developers now working with the landowner who have a section of their website devoted to their 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.
A REQUEST FOR OUR HELP FROM Peter Thompson IN HIS EFFORT TO HELP THE BARN OWLS OF THE VILLAGE FIND A NEW ROOSTING PLACE - an extract, slightly adjusted, from Peter's e-mail:-
We have a few resident barn owls on the farm but recently redevelopment has meant that they have lost one of their favourite roosting places. We are working with Essex Wildlife Trust to put up some new boxes for them. I know where their favourite places and flight paths are at this end of the village but don’t know about along Pesthouse Lane and our fields at the other end of the farm. Can we ask for sightings at the Sparrows Corner / Pesthouse Lane end to help us work out where to place one that end of the village?
IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP PLEASE CONTACT PETER AT - firstname.lastname@example.org
POSSIBLE JOINT GOVERNANCE OF POLICE AND FIRE SERVICES IN ESSEX
Roger Hirst, Police and Crime Commissioner has developed a local case to take on the governance of Fire & Rescue as well as the Police service in Essex. There are three options to consider. Watch the film and fill in the short questionnaire. It's important you have your say.
Take part in the public consultation by clicking here - www.essex.pcc.police.uk/LocalCaseForChange
The consultation closes 10th May.
THE MAYBUSH INN - NOW OUR COMMUNITY ASSET ....
Events taking place this month are included on the "calendar" at the top right of this page. Click here to visit the website for OUR Maybush Inn (approx. 138 landlords / owners from our community!) - the website gives various details - enquiries may be addressed to email@example.com.
ESSEX POLICE, along with Neighbourhood Watch, etc, now keep in day-to-day contact by e-mail or text (or other) messages using a system, called Essex Community Messaging, to which we can easily subscribe and receive information re local criminal activities, be asked for help or be provided advice .... and others. To see one of a couple of typical messages recently issued received click here "warning to dog walkers" or here "warning and advice re on-line scams" .
Click here to go to the webpage at which you can read more about the scheme and from which you can join it!
Remember - If you do not have a specific contact - to contact Essex Police - for non-emergency matters ring 101 and, in emergency only, ring 999.