Community news

The first community litter pick took place on Sunday 11th August. Council were pleased with the support from residents and in just over half an hour collected 7 bags of litter!  The next litter pick will be held on Saturday 17th August at 12.00noon. The meeting point is Plantation Hall and volunteers are invited back to Plantation Hall for refreshments.




Application Ref: 15/00419/OUT PP-03861375
Appeal ref: APP/X1545/W/19/3230267
Site Address: Land at Broad Street Green Road, Maypole Road and Langford Road Great Totham/Heybridge Essex
Proposal: Part outline/part detailed (hybrid) application for mixed used development.
Council will be reviewing the above appeal at the Planning Committee Meeting due to be held on Monday 5th August In the Claydon Room from 7.30pm. All welcome to attend.

The closure of Wood Road, Heybridge, which commenced on 18th July 2019 and is in force for up to 21 days (It is estimated to be completed on 24th July 2019, however, please check for the most up to date information on duration of the emergency closure) is required for the safety of the public and workforce whilst Cadent undertakes repair works on gas leak. These works are being undertaken as a emergency, please check for the most up to date information regarding these works.


Meet Up Mondays, an initiative to give local people the opportunity to meet up for conversation and companionship over a free cup of tea or coffee, has begun in the Maldon District.
Maldon District Council, Moat Foundation and Maldon and District Community Voluntary Service have been working together to encourage commercial venues to sign up to the scheme in the Maldon District.

Venues have already launched in Bradwell and Latchingdon and The Chequers Public House, Goldhanger will be launching their Meet Up Monday initiative on Monday 22 July at 10am with members of the local community and Councillor Bob Boyce, MBE, Chairman of Maldon District Council in attendance. Do come along and join in if you are in the area.
Currently there are 3 venues offering this facility and we hope more will join.

Councillor Sue White, Chairman of the Council’s Community Services Committee said “There is no more positive start to someone’s week, particularly if they are isolated by the rural nature of where they live due to poor transport links or access to facilities, than to be able to meet up and make friends over a free cup of tea or coffee in a welcoming environment”.

Details of current Meet Up Monday venues in our area are:-
• The Chequers Public House, Goldhanger CM9 8AS 10am to 12 noon every Monday from 22 July, 2019
• Bradwell Community Shop, Bradwell CMO 7QN 10am to 12 noon
• The Red Lion, Latchingdon, CM3 6JR 1pm to 3pm
Meet Up Mondays is an initiative which was started in Suffolk by The Rural Coffee Caravan and Suffolk Good Neighbour Network and is run by Community Action Suffolk who host the website. For more information about venues please go to the websites or via twitter, Instagram and facebook @MeetUpMondays Twitter @MeetUpMondaysSu.

More venues in our District will be listed on the website as they join up.

If you are a willing to offer your facility as a meet up Monday venue or for further details please contact Maldon and District Community Voluntary Service on (01621) 851891.


For the latest Volunteering Opportunities from Maldon CVS

Vol Vacs June 2019

Vol Vacs July 2019

You can now report Dog fouling on line to MDC, Following the link below.


Public Notice Temporary one way restriction.



Help to Claim – Universal Credit

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Shed Inside, the aim of this project is to support men at risk of isolation to be more involved with their community and to access peer support. Shed Inside is focused on those Shedders who are able to attend a Men’s Shed for health, mobility or preference reasons, but still want the social interaction and skills sharing aspect of a shed. Shed Inside offers this same welcoming environment but with smaller practical projects and engaging games in community spaces.

Shed Inside at MOAT

Heybridge Green Gym

Open every Saturday morning between 10:30 and 11:30
Come along and have a go and meet other local residents at the Heybridge Co-Operative Academy (opposite the Bentalls Centre).

Thank you to the team at the School for opening their facilities to our local community.

Also from 13th June, we will also be opening every Thursday evening – from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Now that the fine weather is here, there is no excuse! You can even have a match on the table tennis – everyone welcome