Tiptree Duck Pond

 

 

Tiptree, one of the largest villages in England with a current population in excess of 9,000, is situated approximately 10 miles from Colchester and close to the A12 trunk road. It is one of 27 wards administered by Colchester Borough council and also has its own Parish Council. Despite its growth over the last 50 years Tiptree is proud of its historical and rural identity. Once part of a huge area of heathland that embraced 16 parishes, Tiptree can still boast the largest fragment of lowland heath in Essex. Tiptree has a busy shopping centre of small, individual shops and notable employers, including internationally famous Wilkin and Sons. It is served by four primary schools and one comprehensive school, which is a centre of sporting excellence.

 

Mission Statement - To enhance the quality of life for the community of Tiptree, maintain the village identity and encourage a community spirit

 

**Please Note**

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Amenities Committee meeting that was due to take place on Monday 20th August 2018 has been postponed.  The Parish Council regrets any inconvenience caused.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please be advised that Essex Highways has publicised the information below which is with immediate effect:

Several drivers have ignored the temporary weight limit on Hinds Bridge which carries the B1023 Inworth Road/Kelvedon Road between Kelvedon and Tiptree. This has led Essex Highways to fully close the bridge due to safety concerns. The 3-tonnes weight limit, with traffic lights, was imposed to allow engineers to work safely underneath the bridge to strengthen it and the full closure has been put into effect immediately to enable this work to continue.

The road is closed from now, 14 August 2018 and is required full time, 24 hours a day until the works are complete. It applies to all vehicles. Drivers are asked to follow the signed diversion.

Further details about the works is available on the website:  www.essex.gov.uk/highways and search for Hinds Bridge.

 

***** Passenger Transport at Essex County Council has advised that whilst the full closure of Hinds Bridge is unexpected and unfortunate, they are pleased to advise that Arrow can still provide a demand responsive service to link into the 91 bus service operated by Hedingham. Contact details for Arrow are: 01621 855111 *****

 

 

Contact Details - The Clerk of the Council - Miss Ann C Wood

Mynott Court, Church Road, Tiptree, CO5 0UP - Telephone 01621 817030 - e.mail tiptree.parish@btconnect.com