COIVD-19 Government Guidance
Up to date government guidance and help regarding COVID-19 can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Transport to Vaccination Appointments
Message from Kelvedon and Feering Coronavirus Support Group
It has come to our attention that some of our residents who have been offered a vaccine appointment may have turned it down on the basis that they cannot get to Earls Colne, and they have been WRONGLY advised that there is no transport available to them. This is not the case, and we are taking people to Earls Colne today and any day that is needed.
BUDDIES: we know that many of you are still in regular contact with the people you have been shopping for throughout 2020. When you speak to them, please let them know we have a team of drivers lined up.
NEIGHBOURS: if you live near someone who you believe falls into one of the priority groups currently being offered the vaccine, please speak to them and let them know volunteer drivers are available.
Please help us share the message that transport should not be a barrier to getting this incredibly important vaccination.
Anyone requiring transport should call 07971 939644 and this will be arranged.
Coronavirus – Braintree District
Every week Essex County Council publishes COVID-19 data for Essex (excluding Southend and Thurrock).
From the seven days up until 14 January, it shows our district had 608.8 cases per 100,000 population.
Even though the cases in our district are reducing, we are still experiencing extremely high numbers and the Covid-19 situation in North Essex remains serious.
The virus is still very much in our communities. Local hospitals are overwhelmed. Lots of people as young as 30 are in critical care.
We must all keep playing our part to stop the spread. You know what you need to do.
- Stay at home – do not socialise with people outside your household or support bubble
- Ventilate your home
- Wash your hands regularly
- Wear a face covering
- Keep 2m distance
Protect yourself, protect your loved ones and protect the NHS. Let’s look out for each other; we will get through this.
As you will know, we have been experiencing high levels of rain over a prolonged period, leaving many areas of the parish, and the District, with surface water flooding. Most of this drains away quite quickly and the roads and fields return to normal. Brockwell Meadow is a fundamentally a flood meadow, which experiences a degree of seasonal flooding every year, with more excessive flooding during times of prolonged high rainfall. In these periods of intense rainfall, the excess water will spill out onto the Meadows, like a safety valve. This helps to lessen the chance that the river becomes overwhelmed with water and bursts its banks in other areas, causing problems for property and roads. This plays an important part in helping with the natural management of floods.
At these times, access to the Meadows is not going to be as easy and some of the paths will be under water. Please avoid paddling or wading into the floodwater – it will not be easy to know how deep the water is (especially where the ground underneath is uneven), or where the edge of the actual river is. The water will subside when it is able to do so and will in fact leave behind rich deposits of nutrients in the soil.
The ditches on the Meadow also play an important part in assisting with excess water. The work undertaken on the main ditch last autumn has helped to hold the water in the right place and has increased its capacity. The ditch will overflow onto the path at times of excessive rain, but it will reduce in time, once the soil has chance to absorb it and the ditch network naturally drains.
The Parish Council understands that these flooding events do look quite dramatic, but it does mean that the Meadow, and the ditches, are doing their job.
Our toddler area on the Recreation Ground is now closed, until we install a brand new playground.
Please use the toddler play area just off Glebe Road instead – it’s a lovely enclosed area with various pieces of equipment and plenty of space to run around. See the map below for its location.
Do you have a question or query? Please contact us:
- Kelvedon News Magazine – Winter 2021By now, most of you will have received the latest edition of the Kelvedon News Magazine through your door. For anyone interested, this latest edition and all back issues of the magazine can be found here:
- 5 January 2021 Full Council Meeting – draft minutes now online
- FloodingIf you think your property may be in danger of flooding, please access the information on the .GOV website at the following link: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/what-to-do-in-a-flood?utm_source=warning&utm_medium=gov.uk&utm_campaign=respond&utm_content=national-view
- January Planning Committee – Agenda now online
- Agenda – Parish Council Meeting 5 January 2021The agenda for the next meeting of the Parish Council can be found below. If you wish to join the meeting, please email the Clerk by 7.30pm on the day of the meeting.
- December Full Council Minutes (draft) – now online
- Draft December Planning Minutes – now online
- November Full Council Minutes – now online
- December Planning Committee – agenda now online
- Full Council Meeting December – Agenda now online
The village is bounded to the north by the River Blackwater where the adjacent village of Feering starts.
Kelvedon railway station has direct links to London Liverpool Street Station with trains approximately every 20 minutes and a journey time of 55 minutes.
Bus services are provided to Chelmsford, Colchester, Tollesbury and Witham.
The A12 dual carriageway runs alongside the village linking Kelvedon with the rest of East Anglia, south through Essex or north through Suffolk and Norfolk.