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Temporary 30MPH, Banned Right Hand Turns, One Way and closure of A12 southbound on and off slip, B1389 Colemans Bridge and Little Braxted Lane, Witham/Rivenhall

Please click on the following link https://roadworks.org/?tm=104400 to find details of the temporary restrictions of A12 southbound on and off slip, B1389 Colemans Bridge and Little Braxted Lane, Witham/Rivenhall, which has been extended for an additional 21 days from the 3rd March 2017. The temporary restrictions are required for the safety of the public due to a road traffic collision.


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Citizens Advice Braintree, Halstead and Witham awarded £25,000 through the Martin Lewis Fund

Citizens Advice Braintree, Halstead and Witham is celebrating being awarded £25,000 through the Martin Lewis Fund that will help make a real difference to local people’s lives.

The funding award announced today will help to deliver a project that will provide more tailored support to Braintree residents experiencing long-term health conditions and/or disabilities in new ways which could be rolled out across other parts of the country.

The project will support front-line workers in the health and care sector to recognise underlying social and economic problems that cause stress and anxiety that can intensify long-term health conditions. Our own advisers will increase their skills in identifying fundamental health and wellbeing issues that may be negatively impacting on clients’ ability to manage their problems, so that health improvement and lifestyle choices information can be incorporated into assessment and advice sessions.

 Citizens Advice Braintree, Halstead and Witham will be able to share its learning, and potentially encourage other local Citizens Advice to launch similar projects so that more people across England and Wales benefit.

Jennifer Hyde, Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Advice Braintree, Halstead and Witham said: “We are delighted to receive this award through the Martin Lewis Fund. This grant gives us the opportunity to run a project, already tested with clients, which found that the most effective way to support people is to work closely with colleagues from the Essex County Council Public Health team to address social and economic problems that impact negatively on people’s health and well-being.”

Martin Lewis said:“Few realise Citizens Advice, which is at the bedrock of British society, is a charity not a government agency – a shame as the work it does is truly life saving. I’ve met many people who were suicidal over legal or money life challenges they couldn’t cope with, yet a visit to their local Citizens Advice put them on the path to dealing with it.  As a huge fan of the organisation, I wanted to do something to help it pioneer new ways to reach out and improve people’s lives, and I’m excited to see where this takes us.”

Citizens Advice Braintree, Halstead and Witham is one of only 25 local services across England and Wales to receive £25,000. The funding follows an earlier award of £1,000 in September 2016 to test initial project ideas.

The funding comes from a £1 million donation from Martin Lewis to Citizens Advice across the UK in 2015.

Projects had to fit into categories including making people more digitally skilled, working closely with health and social care providers, and future opportunities for volunteers.

The Citizens Advice service comprises a network of local Citizens Advice, all of which are independent charities, the Citizens Advice consumer service and national charity Citizens Advice. Together we help people resolve their money, legal and other problems by providing information and advice and by influencing policymakers.

Citizens Advice service staff are supported by more than 23,000 trained volunteers, working at over 2,900 locations across England and Wales.


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Witham Town Council Parking Strategy Task Force Draft Review 2016

Witham Town Council formed a Task Force of interested local parties to investigate parking problems across the whole town to get a better understanding of what parking provision is needed, where and when, and how it is best provided, to develop an action plan which all interested parties can sign up to.  To read the full draft report click here

Essex Police

Essex Police has introduced Local Community Meetings and Street Meets across the County.  Please go along and help the Police make Essex a safer place to live and work.  For further information about these meetings please visit http://www.essex.police.uk/my_neighbourhood/braintree_district.aspx