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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.


2nd November 2020

Based on the latest Government advice issued by the Prime Minister on Saturday 31st October, due to the second lockdown announcement, Champions Manor Hall Community Centre will be closed from Thursday 5th November and will re-open when the Hall is Covid-secure.

Town Council Office

The Town Council Office can be reached by phone on 01245 321817.  Please note the lines can be busy so if you get the answerphone please leave a message and we will return your call. 

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.  

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 and we begin the recycling scheme.

Garden of Remembrance
The Garden of Remembrance is open and we will be taking applications for Interments or scatterings until the 15th November 2020 and then it will be closed for the winter months. Social distancing measures will remain in place at all times. Please contact Karen Atkins  on 01245 429446 or email 

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.  

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


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 at the Village Hall is NOW OPEN. Social distancing measures apply at all times

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.   
You can visit for information about the virus and how to take care of yourself.
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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