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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.

 

ROAD CLOSURE AND WORKS AT "THE SOILS" - "SPARROWS CORNER" AND THE B1414 "HARWICH ROAD" AT THE EASTERN END OF GREAT OAKLEY VILLAGE

We have been informed of an intended closure of "The Soils", "Sparrows Corner", due to commence on 19th March 2019 for 3 days. This closure is required for the safety of the public and workers while Essex County Council undertakes various test works. 

Also we have learnt that BT intend to carry out work to ducts in the verge of the B1414 from opposite the junction with "Sparrows Corner" for 368metres eastward (toward Little Oakley) - no road closure is intended and the work may commence anytime from 15th March 2019.  

 

Problems with Electricity Supplies and Strong Winds.

To read advice from UK Power Networks regarding the possibility of power cuts due to strong winds, download by clicking here and print if required the advice and contact details provided by them.

 

We have been e-mailed about plans and developments in this region which are promoted by  Essex Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner


Read the first e-mail from our Commissioner by clicking here. He speaks  about increases in local visible policing, plans for the fire service and protection of children from abuse and recruitment into the world of drugs, sexual and physical abuse and crime.

 

 

Gardeners, Growers - Are you a secret PUMPKIN grower?

Are you interested in joining this year's competition to find Great Oakley's Champion Pumpkin Grower? If so,
click here to download a copy of the words from March's "Coast-to-Coast" village magazine written by members of Great Oakley Allotments Association. 

 

 

HOUSEHOLD WASTE COLLECTIONS IN TENDRING DISTRICT ....INCLUDING GREAT OAKLEY

Tendring District Council have recently distributed new timetables giving details collection dates for red and green recycling boxes to August 2019.  Click here to download a copy

To read more about the proposed changes visit the dedicated  webpage at www.tendringdc.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/proposed-new-waste-service. Recycling collections (i.e. green and red boxes), weekly food waste and assisted collections will not be affected.   

 

Volunteering Opportunities with Essex Youth Offending and Restorative Justice teams

Essex Youth Offending Team are in need of your great ideas for indoor work our young people can do? If you have any project or activity which might be suitable and benefit from their contributions - click here to download more information.

If you might be willing to volunteer to be trained to assist with restorative justice work within the area - typically constructive conciliation with offenders and victims - click here for more information.

 

 10 O'CLOCK CLUB - Toddler and Baby Group
(term time only)

Tuesday mornings for "under 5's" the TODDLER AND BABY group meet in Great Oakley Village Hall from 10:00am to 11:30am for all manner of fun activities - £2.50 per family - many years experience - refreshments provided for children and  adults - click here to download some more details and/or come to a session to see for yourself.

  

Essex Future Library Services Strategy

An extract from a recent e-mail circulation from Essex County Council:-

"Thank you for all your responses to Essex County Council's recent consultation on its proposed strategy for library services. The consultation closed last month and there has been a terrific number of responses across the County.
We appreciate the time you've taken to give us your feedback. More information regarding the library consultation will follow in Summer 2019."

 

 PLANNED NHS CHANGES AT CLACTON AND HARWICH "FRYATT" HOSPITALS


£15 million for CLACTON and £3 million for HARWICH to provide revised services at both hospitals:-
i) Clacton - revised GP services, Urgent Treatment Centre for minor injuries and illness, mental health and outpatient services - a "Community Hub" they call it!
ii) Harwich - rehabilitation care for stroke and other patients.

To read more, you can download a copy of one NHS document by clicking here and another by clicking here . 

 

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


A further detailed planning application was  recently Approved by TDC's planning department covering "reserved matters" for Phase 1 of the development which consists of 23 houses and was discussed in Great Oakley Village Hall on 17th April 2018.

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 "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.