Friday Catch Up – 13th May

Good Afternoon all

Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s Full Council meeting.

Rowhedge Juniors FC – Fixture list 2021/22  Sunday 15th May

Under 8 Reds – Andrews Development

Rowhedge Juniors Reds V Bergholt Heath Reds – KO 10:30am

Under 14 Blues – Challenge Cup Group 3

Rowhedge Blues – Awaiting Fixture

  • Calling all qualified first aiders; do you have a spare hour to help at the Jubilee celebrations on Saturday 4th June noon onwards at Battleswick Farm?  If you can help – please let us know.

Essex Explorer Magazine

Essex Explorer is a quarterly publication which celebrates our Essex Country Parks and green spaces, as well as showcasing some of the best of our county’s heritage and cultural offerings and includes features from local businesses and tourist attractions.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic our Country Parks have become even more of a haven, not just for our human residents but for the plant and animal species who rely on our green spaces as their natural habit. Maintaining and improving the ecology of our Essex Country Parks is important and we do this through a programme of stewardship activities and work in conjunction with bodies such as Natural England through initiatives such as the Countryside Stewardship Scheme. Seven of the eight ECC owned or managed Country Parks hold the Green Flag Award which recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces.

Our open green spaces are important to all our residents and one of our key priorities is to ensure that we are welcoming visitors from all areas of our community. This summer Essex Country Parks will play host to a series of workshops and activities run by the Essex Cultural Diversity Project, with the aim of encouraging residents from all backgrounds to visit and enjoy the Essex Country Parks. These events will run from May to July and take place as part of our Summer of Culture. You can find out more about the events, and all the fantastic cultural and heritage events taking place across Essex on the Explore Essex website:

We are also supporting the Year of Reading with Books in the Parks events which will see the mobile libraries visiting the Essex Country Parks. We are continuing with tree planting programmes as part of the Essex Forest Initiative work and supporting Forest Schools and weekly park runs and charity races so there really is something for everyone. 

Essex Explorer magazine will be available in 30 of the largest libraries throughout the county as well as the Culture, Heritage and Green Space sites including the Essex Country Parks, Barleylands Farm Park, and County Hall reception from 16th May and the digital edition can be downloaded from the website:

Election Results – official poster

Dispatch New from Essex Police

C360 News


Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Weir Lane, Colchester/Rowhedge

Please click on the following link to find details of the intended closure of Weir Lane, due to commence on 3rd May 2022 for 15 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes carriageway patching.

Friday Woods Monthly Firing Calendar June for you all

That’s it for today!  I hope you all have a lovely weekend – enjoy the Community Fair, the RHT Archive Exhibition & local litter pick this weekend.

Big Love



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