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The Service will arrange for local volunteers to help. If you have friends or family that could help you, please ask them first as there are a lot of people who may need our support – but we are here to make sure nobody is left out. 0300 303 9988 provide.essexwelfareservice

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am-7pm Saturday to Sunday, 10am-2pm



Compass will remain open 24/7 Compass is the support centre for victims of domestic abuse in our area. Compass is available 24 hours a day. Call to speak with a trained member of staff who will talk to you about your situation and put you in touch with services who can help. If calling is difficult, you can use the online form or email.

0330 333 7 444



Essex County Council’s ‘Children and Families Hub’ is staying open. If you’re worried that a child is  in danger, call them on   0345 603 7627  Ask for the Children and Families Hub and state whether you’re a member of the public or a professional.



Our customer service team is still available by phone 01245 606606 8.45am to 4.45pm, Monday to Friday, and you can still contact the Council online.



18th June 2020
Champions Manor Hall 
Following the government announcement on 16th March with regard to avoiding non essential contact and avoiding pubs, restaurants and clubs Champions Manor Hall currently has cancelled all regular and adhoc bookings for the hall, hirers can move their booking or contact the office on 01245 321817 to arrange a full refund. 

The Town Council is promoting and supporting an initiative from Essex County Council where individuals and business' can register their details to support vulnerable residents within the Community if the need arises.  These details can be found on Facebook Essex Coronavirus Action or alternatively you can download a form using the below link.

Town Council Office
The Town Council Office is closed but the phone line is open so your queries will still be answered, please note the lines can be busy so if you get the answerphone please leave a message and we will return your call. 
 In line with government policy and encouraging social distancing the playground at the Village Hall and bowls green at Champions Manor Hall will be closed for the foreseeable future.

The Crisp Recycling Scheme is closed. We are NOT accepting any donations. Please save your crisp bags for recycling for when Champions Manor Hall reopens.

Town Council Meetings
All meetings of the Town Council will be by zoom. If members of the public would like to attend virtually then contact the office 01245 321817 for details.  

Garden of Remembrance
At the current time the Garden of Remembrance is still open but there will be no interments or scatterings carried out until mid July when this will be reviewed. At this time the vehicular access gates to the Garden of Remembrance is open to the public if in the future the contractor cannot unlock the vehicular gates  please park in front of the gates and access can be obtained on foot to the side of the gates.  At this time no interments and scattering can take place, if you would like to speak with someone about this please call 01245 321817.

Prevent coronavirus spreading

  • covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • putting used tissues in the bin immediately
  • washing your hands with soap and water often. Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • avoiding close contact with people who are unwell
  • not touching your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Coronavirus Volunteering Form 
If you or someone you know is vulnerable and you believe would benefit from volunteer help, please contact the Town Clerk either by email or by phone 01245 321817.


The Blue Cage is OPEN from 1st June 20. Please adhere to Government guidelines and social distancing must be followed at all times

 Children's Playground  and Bowls Green  -  REMAINS CLOSED

We are ready to respond to any requirements that come from the Government in response to coronavirus. We are working with local partners to prepare for any changes in the situation and to minimise any disruption.   
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We recommend that you follow the NHS guidance to prevent spreading the virus, such as washing your hands more often for 20 seconds at a time.



To keep up to date with recent information, advice and guidance, you can visit the Public Health England website.

 You can help stop viruses like coronavirus spreading by:

If you are worried about your symptoms, use the online NHS 111 coronavirus service or call NHS 111
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Local MIND centres are offering telephone counselling  in their fee-paying service. Speak to them on 01206 764600 or visit

 Action for Happiness is an app with daily actions to spread happiness.

SilverCloud is a free, secure online self-help programme for anxiety, stress and depression. https://me.silvercloudhealth. com/signup

Les Mills Mindfulness is a series of guided meditations at https://watch.lesmillsondemand. com/les-mills-mindfulness-1

 Especially for young people: CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) for men aged 15-35. Call 0800 585858 (5pm-midnight every day) or visit

 Papyrus: Call 0800 684141 (Mon-Fri, 10am-10pm) or visit

YoungMinds give information on child and teen mental health. Call 0800 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm) or visit
Kooth offer young people free, safe online support at

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