Welcome to the Danbury Parish Council Website
We hope you enjoy your visit to www.danbury-essex.gov.uk
Due to the Coronavirus, the Parish Council has reluctantly decided to cancel all meetings until further notice. The Parish Office will be closed but the telephone and emails will be manned during office hours. If you wish to telephone the office, please use the following number: 07714 146565.
We strongly recommend that you all adhere to the latest Government Advice and wish you all well during this challenging time.
A message from Cllr David Lynch, Leader Essex County Council - A matter of life and death
I have never written to anyone on a more important subject. I would ask that you please take a moment to read this message.
We are facing the biggest challenge of our times. Coronavirus is a killer. If we do nothing, 500,000 people across our great country will die.
But that horrendous outcome will not happen, provided we act.
The Government has issued good advice. But not all of us are following it.
This is not good enough. We MUST heed the advice from Government.
It is simple. And it is in our hands.
STAY HOME. SAVE LIVES.
Across Essex this weekend, we have seen people behaving in a way which was very much like going about their usual business.
I will be blunt. This is not acceptable.
We MUST socially distance.
Even though some schools across Essex will stay open, you should ONLY take your children to them, if you have been notified that you are a critical worker AND if you absolutely have NO other option.
If the epidemic peaks, as it has in Italy, which has a world-class health system, the NHS will be overwhelmed.
We must not allow the ‘peak’ of the epidemic to outstrip the NHS’s capacity to care.
Every single one of us can ensure that this nightmare scenario does not happen.
In China, and South Korea, the spread of the virus has been kept in check because Governments have acted quickly enough, and people have followed advice. We must follow suit. Our great County of Essex has always risen to the challenges over the decades. This is the greatest one of our times.
Please, follow the advice. Stay Home. Save Lives. #StayHomeSaveLives
Cllr David Finch, Leader, Essex County Council
Dr Mike Gogarty, Director of Public Health, Essex County Council
You can find out about impacts on our services on the Essex County Council website.
Danbury is a large village in rural Essex situated between Maldon and Chelmsford on the A414.
Danbury has a population of around 6,000 and has retained its rural character with many beautiful walks and places of interest (see Map). It has Community Spirit in abundance with its many Schools, Churches, Places of Interest, Businesses, Clubs and other local Facilities/Services detailed on this site. Recycling bags for paper, cardboard and plastic are available from the Parish Office during opening hours as well as dog bags. There are also a number of information leaflets and postcards of Danbury for sale.
Danbury is currently undertaking a Neighbourhood Plan. Minutes, agendas and updated information can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan website.
For information and services provided by other authorities visit the following websites: Essex County Council (including Highways to report potholes and other highways issues or flooding), Chelmsford City Council (including planning, public health, refuse collection), current and future roadworks, Essex Police (to report an non-emergency incident. Always call 999 in an emergency).
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