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Danbury Neighbourhood Plan Consultation 1st Feb-15th March 2023

Danbury Neighbourhood Plan Consultation 1st Feb to 15 Mar 2023

Have your say on the Draft Danbury Neighbourhood Plan.

The consultation runs from 1st February 2023 until 4pm on the 15th March.

You can view plan and make comments online here: HOME (

Alternatively, printed copies can be viewed at Danbury Library, Main Road, Danbury, CM3 4NQ and Danbury Leisure Centre, Main Road, Danbury, CM3 4NQ.

Printed copies and paper response forms are available on request from the Danbury Parish Council Office, Main Road, Danbury, CM3 4NQ. 

Tel: 01245 225111  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There will be a drop in session held on 4th March between 9am and 4pm at the Old Pavilion, Main Road, Danbury CM3 4NQ to answer any questions that you may have.

Your views are important to us.

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Danbury Times - Winter 2022

Danbury Times

Please see attached the revised edition of the Danbury Times Winter 2022


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Highways Closures

Notifications of highways closures.

Advance notice: Drainage improvement works on Sporhams Lane, Danbury


Arrangements are being made to carry out drainage improvements on Sporhams Lane at Paternoster Ford.

Works are due to commence on Monday 9 January 2023 and anticipated to take approximately four weeks to complete. Activities include draining the highway and create passing places to the narrow section at the ford.

In order to carry out the works in a safe manner, it will be necessary to close a section of Sporhams Lane for the duration.

A signed diversion for vehicles will be in place during the closure. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times via the footbridge at the ford.

Residents/Businesses in the immediate vicinity will shortly receive a letter providing further details.

Dates may be subject to change if the works are affected by poor weather or if unforeseen issues arise. The latest information will be reflected on site signage as well as and our twitter feed @essexhighways.

Details of other works in the area can be viewed from

For general queries, please contact the Essex County Council customer service team by completing the online form or contact 0345 603 7631 for any urgent highway matters.

Essex Highways Information



Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice of Old London Road, Woodham Walter/Danbury

Please click on the following link to find details of the closure of Old London Road, due to commence on 3rd January 2023 for 3 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce whilst Essex County Council undertakes carriageway patching.


Essex Streetworks Team


Ringway Jacobs | Essex County Council

3rd Floor, Seax House, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH








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Danbury Neighbourhood Plan

Information from the Exhibition

Information from the Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition that was held on 13 and 14 May can be found at the Danbury Neighbourhood Plan website here:  HOME (


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Chelmsford City Council Grassland Management Policy

New Grassland Management Policy

Chelmsford City Council is adopting a new grassland management policy this growing season. In short, we are reducing the frequency of grass cutting in various areas around Chelmsford. Why are we doing this and the benefits of this new policy are all explained here in our City Life article: Reduced grass cutting to address climate change - Chelmsford City Life


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Danbury Circular Walk Maps

Danbury Circular Walks Maps

 These walks are based upon walks created by Wendy and David Moore for the Danbury Society and updated by Graham Chapman on behalf of Danbury Parish Council.

There are six walks in total:  Thrift Wood, Blake's Wood, Butt's Green, Pheasant House Wood, Sandon Hall and Waterhall Meadow.

The information on each route includes a detailed map and directions to enable you to enjoy your
walk. All walks are described as starting and ending at the Danbury Sports and Social Centre; some
will extend into the adjacent parishes of Little Baddow and Sandon. The walks will follow where
possible Public Rights of Way so look out for waymarker arrows that are attached to fingerposts,
stiles, gates and posts.

Footpath: As the name suggests this path is used for walking only.
Bridleway: Bridleway have all the rights of a footpath but look out for horses or cyclists.

Byway: have all the rights of a footpath but all types of wheeled vehicle are allowed including
mechanical propelled vehicles.

Restricted Byway: A new category of right of way created in the Rights of Way Act 2000 allows the
right of way on foot, on horseback, or leading a horse, cycling and for any vehicles other than
mechanically propelled vehicles.

There are also Permissive Footpaths that are not ‘official’ public rights of way. Most permissive
paths are found in Country Parks and nature Reserves and are provided by the landowner.

Remember that the countryside is a work place so please keep to paths and use stiles and gates when
crossing fields. Keep dogs on leads where animals may be gazing and take care when walking along or
crossing roads.
Public Transport to the area is available via local buses: see online timetables or phone

Note: The information in this booklet was, as far as known, correct at the date of issue, January
2022. The publishers do not accept any responsibility for errors or omissions or changes in details
since publication.

Please follow the Country Code

Be safe - plan ahead and follow local signs
Leave gates and property as you find them
Protect plants and animals
Keep dogs under control
Take your litter home
Consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors


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Winter Salt Available

Winter salt available for your road

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Citizens Advice Bureau has arrived in Danbury

Citizens Advice Bureau has arrived in Danbury and is here to help!

Citizens Advice Chelmsford are offering a new advice and support service for the Community of Danbury - offering support in areas such as Benefits, Income Maximisation, Debt, Housing, Consumer, Employment, Legal and many other areas you may feel that you need support with.

Please contact them on 01245 951339, by email, or visit




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Consultation: Army and Navy Sustainable Transport Package Public Consultation

Consultation: Army and Navy Sustainable Transport Package Public Consultation

Have your say on plans to improve the Army and Navy Junction and transform travel in Chelmsford.


CAB coming to Danbury

CAB - exciting new volunteering opportunities

Do you have spare time on your hands?

Do you want to support your local community?

We need you!

Citizens Advice Chelmsford are looking for volunteers to support the rural areas of Chelmsford.

Outside of Chelmsford City centre, we have lots of rural areas which have historically not had access to the Services provided by Citizens Advice Chelmsford. This has been down to a variety of reasons such as visibility, transport issues and a knowledge of the services we can provide.

We want to change this.

Citizens Advice Chelmsford want to develop a more visible and supportive service that can deliver support to people in rural communities.

In order to do this, we are looking for friendly, approachable and enthusiastic volunteers from the local communities, who will be trained and supported by Citizens Advice to deliver help to people who need it.

Volunteers will be the first point of contact for people needing help. They will assess their needs and provide information and signposting to empower them and help resolve their issues.

It is an opportunity for you to make a real difference in people’s lives, build up valuable skills and knowledge and have a lasting positive impact in the community.

If you are interested in this role please contact Peter Harland to discuss the role or request an application pack at -     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        or call on 01245 205588.


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With You in Mind

With You in Mind

A social, inclusive, wellbeing hub for Chelmsford.  For more information, please read the attached document. 

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Contact Details for Organisations providing support

Contact Details for Support Organisations

If you or require help and support over the Christmas Period, the following organisations may be able to assist:


The Samaritans are a wonderful registered charity which aim to provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom, often through their telephone helpline. Whatever your residents are going through, a Samaritan will face it with them. They’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are well trained for the rise in reports of suicidal thoughts which happen during the Christmas period. Call 116 123 for free to get help. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will receive a response within 24 hours. The Samaritans also have a self-help app which can help you keep track of how you're feeling, and get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis. NHS 111 can also give you someone to talk to in the event that you are having suicidal thoughts and would like to seek different approach to accessing support.


The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a leading movement against suicide. Through this challenging time they are currently supporting more people than ever before through by taking far more calls and web-chats than usual. If you need help, are worried about someone, need support after someone you know has committed suicide or need help and support on some other specific issue then CALM can help. Please find the following link to learn more about CALM and access expert counselling: Alternatively, call 0800 58 58 58 from 5 pm to midnight, 365 days a year. Text ‘SHOUT’ if you need immediate support from a mental health counsellor.

Bills, Food & Household Essentials Support

If you’re struggling to pay household bills because of the pandemic this Christmas, emergency help is available. You can apply to the Essential Living Fund for help with energy and water bills, food and household essentials. For more information, visit Essex County Council’s Emergency Support page or call 0300 7900124. Other support for residents is available on their website over this period.

Essex Wellbeing Service

The Essex Wellbeing Service offers free support with practical tasks, mental health, feelings of loneliness, debt, housing, employment, caring responsibilities and more. Please visit the Essex Wellbeing Service website or call 0300 303 9988 for more information and details of how you and your residents can access support over the coming weeks. Please also find attached a toolkit the Essex Wellbeing Service have produced to help local Councils inform residents about community welfare this Christmas. It provides a number of resources which can be emailed to residents and posted to social media.

Community Led Support

Please remember to look out for your neighbours and local community members. It is perhaps one of the most fundamental, but most forgotten parts of supporting residents at the moment. Please encourage your residents to ring up their neighbours and check in on how they’re doing. Encourage them to do the Christmas shop for those who are elderly, disabled or otherwise unable to do it themselves. Make sure also that the neighbours receive a call on Christmas day to give them some social interaction and stop them from feeling too lonely. In addition, it is very important that older residents who struggle with technology can be kept informed. Please therefore ensure that Council notice boards are fully updated before Christmas and reflect support numbers which residents can access.

Live Well, Link Well

Live Well, Link Well can really help residents to get non-medical support which can improve their lifestyles and help them to lead longer, happier lives. This number will give you access to Community Agents, Learning Disability support, Blue Badges, Mental Health support and lots. There is one number to call, and then the resident will be triaged to the correct agency. Please contact 0300 303 9988 to access this support.

Christmas Mental Health

Not everyone feels in the festive mood over Christmas at the best of times. After the year we’ve all had, more of us may find our mental health affected by loss, loneliness, family, work or financial stress. Feelings of grief, anger, confusion, anxiety or being overwhelmed are natural, so don’t be afraid to reach out for help if you need it. Essex County Councils Adult Mental Health team is working up to the close of business 24th December and is then open again on the 30th & 31st December. Access to emergency services and crisis support are available throughout. Please visit their website to find out more about:



Government Guidance

Changes in government guidance over what the tiers mean for residents and what is permitted over Christmas can change very quickly. We won’t therefore provide advice on the new rules as the information is fast changing and may quickly become outdated. Please instead find the following link to the governments guidance for the Christmas period:

Essex County Council

To see the latest news and updates from Essex County Council on Covid-19, the Christmas period and various other areas of public interest, please visit This website is updated on a daily basis.

 United in Kind

Social isolation and loneliness can have a devastating effect on our Health & Wellbeing (particularly over Christmas). Research has shown that over 60% of adults in Essex consider themselves to be lonely or socially isolated from their Communities. United in Kind are therefore interested in helping those individuals who are most at risk over the coming weeks; the elderly and carers as well as those with mental health issues, learning disabilities/ special educational needs and Autism. Details of district based contacts can be found below.


Chelmsford District - Stella Scrivener: 07458 300902, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Consultation: Solar Farm Proposal for Danbury

Solar Farm Proposal Consultation from Low Carbon.

Danbury Parish Council have received information from Low Carbon regarding St Clere's Solar Farm - Community Consultation 

The consultation goes live on Thursday 29 October, closing on Thursday 19 November and can be accessed via the link

Not all of the Parish weil receive a consultation pack, however all parishioners can provide feedback either online or print a feedback form and post this back to Low Carbon, using theFreepost address.





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Empower Danbury Community Energy Guide

Empower Danbury Community Energy Guide

Essex County Council (ECC) is bringing an exciting project to Danbury that will help the local community to take action to reduce its carbon emissions and become more empowered with how it uses energy. The project, called Empower, is all about helping local communities to become more active in the energy market and develop low carbon, locally produced energy.
ECC would like to let the community know about progress with the project so far and involve anyone interested in its next steps. The project includes:

❖ Solar panels at Danbury Park Community Primary School and Essex Outdoor Centre to show how solar electricity can reduce costs and carbon.
❖ Information on taking first steps in saving money, energy and reducing carbon emissions.
❖ Supporting the local community to establish more community-led energy projects in the village.

For more information, please read the attached document.

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