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BRENTWOOD Borough News NO. 153 OCTOBER 2003 Brentwood Borough Council’s newspaper is made from 100% recycled paper. Please recycle after reading COMPETITION Anglia in Bloom Parking in Design a Christmas card awards Silver to Brentwood... When for the Mayor! page 5 Brentwood page 3 and where pages 8 & 9 Firework Spectacular! Brentwood’s famous Musical The show is open to the public at 4.30pm when Peter Holmes, of Breeze/Classic Gold radio station, introduces an excellent programme of top class live stage entertainment which carries through until 8pm when the Firework Spectacular begins! £10,000 of fireworks will be Firework Spectacular, which was fired to pop and classical music voted by a national newspaper as through a 25 thousand watt sound- system! There will also be a fabu- one of the very best fireworks lous sound and light show which events in the country, is set to take enhances the performance on stage, plus a giant fun fair, together with place at the Brentwood Centre hot and cold food on sale. Showground on Saturday Admission is just £4.50 for adults and £2.50 for children and accom- November 1st panied children under 12 are THIS SPECTACULAR show, admitted free of charge before 6pm. which is renowned for its themed The organisers ask everyone to special effects and amazing fire- arrive as early as possible and works is organised by Brentwood certainly before 7.30pm to avoid Events and supported by disappointment. Brentwood Borough Council. To ensure health and safety require- This year's theme celebrates 100 ments, personal fireworks and years of flight and looks set to be sparklers may not be brought into another sure fire hit with the audi- the event. ence. The team of organisers are For more information please ring busily building replicas of 226624. Concorde, a Spitfire and the Follow the Firework Code page 15 Wright brothers’ aircraft. Don’t miss Brentwood’s Musical Fireworks Spectacular! 2 BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL, OCTOBER 2003 TRAVEL INFO ON THE INTERNET www.essexcc.gov.uk/esd/travel/trav- Mobile library: new times Free and friendly financial advice from the TIMES FOR the mobile library service Blackmore Library is to close at the end of experts for those nearing elinformation have changed. Now the library will visit November. From this time it is proposed that including: the mobile library will visit Blackmore. The retirement or already retired. at the following times: ! Bus and Rail Journey Planner Thursdays exact times and locations of the mobile library At the Town Hall on the ! Online bus timetables and public at Highwood School 11am-11.30am have yet to be finalised although it is expected second Friday of the month transport map at Tipps Cross Village Hall 11.45am-12noon that it will visit on: (10th October). Pop in ! VillageLink Rural Bus Services at Bricklayers Arms, Stondon Massey Tuesday between 10am and 12noon, no 12.05pm-12.20pm Blackmore Village Hall appointment necessary. ! Rail, Air, Coach, Ferry and London at Tipps Cross Mead 12.25pm-12.35pm 9.30am-1pm Underground links Information on... Minimum at Wyatts Green Lane 1.45pm-2pm Saturday ON THE PHONE Blackmore Fingreth Hall Lane Income Guarantee Retirement at Doddinghurst 2.05pm-4.05pm Telephone information service for at Wyatts Green, Glen Hazel 9.30am-4.30pm Pension, Winter Fuel buses, coaches and trains available 4.10pm-4.20pm For more information about the mobile library Payments, Attendance throughout England, Wales and Blackmore Library please call Essex Libraries on 01206 245900 Allowance Scotland. Call 0870 608 2608 Essex County Council has agreed that or email email@example.com Textphone 0870 241 2216 daily between 7am and 10pm Benefit Bulletin Help us fight fraud! A regular feature, Benefit Bulletin will THE COUNCIL pays Housing and For those who claim help keep you updated on claiming benefit Council Tax Benefits to help people who with rent or Council Tax and let you know of any important changes to the benefit system struggle to meet their housing and Council Tax costs. People who make fraudulent claims are stealing from you. If there is someone you think may be About the new Pension Credit claiming benefits they are not entitled ension Credit came into force this !If you do not currently receive the P (£18.60 for couples) - ensuring that these to... Please phone our month. The intention of this new Minimum Income Guarantee the Pension pensioners maintain their current entitle- benefit is to reward pensioners Service will be contacting all people aged ment as well as benefiting from the new confidential Fraud Hotline with modest savings and provide them over 60 with details of how the Pension Pension Credit. on 0800 028 1492 with a decent level of income during their Credit will affect them. The Pension !Several types of income will be disre- You need not give your retirement years. For the first time people Service will give you all the relevant facts garded. These include: name. will be rewarded for saving instead of that will help you decide whether or not to Attendance Allowance being penalised. The Pension Credit also apply for Pension Credit. Disability Living Allowance replaces the Minimum Income Guarantee How will the new Pension Credit affect Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit for people aged 60 or over from 6th my Housing Benefit and Council Tax How will my savings affect my Into Court October 2003. What is Pension Credit? Pension Credit is a new entitlement that Benefit? !If you receive the guarantee credit (with or without the savings credit), this will entitlement to Pension Credit? When calculating the amount of benefit that you may be entitled to, the Pensions The Council’s recent successful will be paid to people aged 60 or over by entitle you to the maximum eligible Service will not need to know about any the Pensions Service (which is part of the amount of Housing Benefit and/or interest or dividends you get from your prosecutions include: Department for Works and Pensions). Council Tax Benefit. However, any savings. Examples of the savings and Benefit Fraud How will the Pension Credit help deductions for other adults living in your investments that are taken into account ON 10TH September, Fiona Hall and Paul people aged 60 or over? home or restrictions in entitlement due to include: Bluck, both of Great Warley, were found guilty The Pension Credit will help pensioners high rent will still affect the amount of 1 Money in a bank, building society, or of failing to notify a change of circumstances to in several ways: benefit you receive. post office account 1 The Pension Credit will provide a guar- !If you receive the savings credit only, 2 National Savings Certificates the Council - that Mr Bluck had started a job in anteed level of income for everyone aged you will not get maximum help, but you 3 Premium Bonds October 2002 - while continuing to claim 60 or over of £102.10 a week for a single may still be able to get some help with 4 Investments such as ISAs, PEPs, and Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit. person, or £155.80 for couples. These your rent and/or council tax if your savings TESSAs Mr Bluck and Ms Hall were fined £250 each amounts may be higher if the person who and/or investments are £16,000 or less. 5 An Income Bond, Capital Bond, or and both were also ordered to pay £300 towards receives this amount is severely disabled How will the Pension Credit help those Granny Bond the cost of prosecution by Grays Magistrates or they look after someone who is severe- aged 60 or over? 6 Shares and unit trusts, and Court ly disabled). !The Pension Credit will ensure that peo- 7 Property and land (but not including the This part of the Pension Credit is ple aged 60 or over, will not need to live place where you usually live). called the guarantee credit. on less than £100 a week. Or £154 a week It is likely that you will be entitled to 2 The Pension Service will provide a for couples Pension Credit if your weekly income is reward for people aged 65 and over for !The Pension Credit will ensure that pen- less than: some of the savings and income they sioners with modest savings will no !£139.10 if you are single, or have for their retirement. This is worth a longer lose a pound in their benefit for !£203.80 if you have a partner maximum of £14.79 a week for single every pound of pension or other savings You may still be able to get Pension people and £19.20 a week for couples. they have built up. People aged 65 or over Credit if your weekly income is more This part of the Pension Credit is with incomes of up to £135 a week (£200 than these amounts if, for example, you called the savings credit. for couples) will be rewarded. The maxi- or your partner: Most pensioners will be entitled to both mum award will be around £13.80 per !Is a severely disabled person the guarantee credit and the savings cred- week or £18.60 for couples !Look after a person who is severely dis- it. !The Pension Credit will replace the abled, or How do I apply for Pension Credit? weekly means test. From age 65 most !Have certain housing costs - for exam- !If you are already in receipt of the awards will be set for five years and pen- ple, mortgage interest repayments. Minimum Income Guarantee you will sioners will only be required to report sig- Where can I get more information on not need to apply for the Pension Credit. nificant changes in the circumstances. In the new Pension Credit which came The Pension Service will automatically general, income during a fixed period into force on 6th October? work out your Pension Credit entitlement (assessed income period) will be ignored. Brentwood Borough Council 261111 and convert your benefit claim to Pension !The Pension Credit will fully protect Age Concern 0800 00 99 66 Credit. The Pension Service will write to those on Housing Benefit and Council Citizens Advice Bureau 222888 you to let you know what your new enti- Tax Benefit by increasing the guaranteed SeniorLine (from Help the Aged) 0808 tlement will be. elements of these benefits by £13.80 800 6565 The Council is determined to encourage Brentwood residents to apply and receive their full entitlement to help with housing costs. Look out for more information about Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit next month! Please contact Catherine on 261111 ext 217 for help and advice on claiming Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit, or visit the Council’s website on www.brentwood-council.gov.uk BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL, OCTOBER 2003 3 Council THE COUNCIL is looking for young people aged 13 to 16 to help them set up a Young People’s Action Group. The Group will work with officers on a range of invites projects designed specifically to involve the Borough’s young people in the democratic process and show them what it’s all about. Projects will include: !A ‘Young Mayor for the Day’ competition youth on where the winner has a series of ‘official’ func- tions to attend as Young Mayor !A ‘Young People’s Achievement Award’, along the lines of the Borough’s Civic Awards scheme board !A four-page supplement in the Brentwood Borough News written by young people for young people. Anybody who would like to get involved, or who ages 13 to 16 wanted would like more information, should contact Eric Smith or Sue Lawther at the Town Hall, on to sit on Action Group 261111. Brentwood takes the silver! DORIS GOWER, a member of the In Bloom Strategy Group was presented with the Roy Lacey Judges Discretionary Award at the Anglia In Bloom presentations. The Award was in recognition of Doris’s hard work and commitment to the enhancement of Brentwood, and the achievement of the Anglia In Bloom aims and objectives. The judges said, “Doris Gower is to be con- gratulated by the way she has overcome adversity and is still keeping the churchyard and cemetery at Shenfield so immaculate with her determination as well as her charm.” Doris Gower, pictured right, was presented with a Civic Award for Lifetime Achievement 6097BN 19/9/03 Your local college for vocational training and higher education is only five minutes from Gidea Park Station. Bus 294 stops outside Gidea Park station and goes to Ardleigh Green Campus. The Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Shirley Howe, admires the High Street planting Plus we have over 360 BRENTWOOD TOOK a silver award the Silver Gilt award, Broxbourne, Ipswich and programmes available. Brentwood were all awarded Silvers. in this year’s Anglia in Bloom awards. Of Brentwood, the judges said, “Partnership... For further information contact Congratulations go to the Brentwood In Bloom appears to be very much the driving force of Information, Advice and Threshold Strategy Group for leading the Borough to success Brentwood in Bloom, an excellent example to Services on: in the prestigious competition. Brentwood took Silver in the Best Small City cate- other similar communities in the region. All in all a good entry. Well done.” 01708 462801 gory, a terrific achievement given that we were The Brentwood In Bloom initiative is led by the judged alongside giants such as Norwich and Strategy Group and supported by the Council and Ipswich. Norwich took the Gold, Stevenage took Town Centre Partnership avel BRENTWOOD HAS just been placed 35th in a Financial/Tr ailable Top 10% quality of life survey of 408 local authority areas. In a study published last month, Brentwood was placed in the top 10% in av Assistance apply conditions in the England and Wales for quality of life. The survey, by global business solutions company, Experian, was judged against three criteria: crime, health and education, and compared with house prices. country Ardleigh Green Campus,Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 2LL Chief Executive and Town Clerk, Bob McLintock, said, “The Council is Harrow Lodge Campus, Hyland Way, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 1DY delighted to learn the results of the survey; although we always knew Quarles Campus,Tring Gardens, Harold Hill, Romford, Essex RM3 9ES Brentwood was a great place to live!” 4 BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL, OCTOBER 2003 Health care starts young THE COUNCIL is offering the opportunity to all Brentwood based primary schools to be involved in the new Bodycare programme. during exercise activities away from equipment and the children will each The programme is a !Teach children the ben- school. £1 vouchers will receive two workbooks and fit tick stick- health promotion scheme efits of exercise and an be distributed to partici- ers as necessary. There is no cost as which is being run by a active lifestyle pants that can be Essex County Council Sports number of local authori- ! Teach children the redeemed at both the Development Unit has been successful in ty sports development importance of a balanced Brentwood Centre and obtaining funding from the Children's units in the county. diet and energy balance. Shenfield Sports Centre. Fund for this programme. The scheme is ideally The Bodycare pro- For every activity com- Ten schools have already made enquiries suited for children in gramme is run by a pleted the children about the scheme and it is anticipated years five and six and fits trained tutor visiting the receive a "Fit Tick that take up will be good. If there are any into the national curricu- schools over a five-week Sticker" that they collect further questions about the scheme lum. The main aims of period. Each session is in their workbooks. please contact Warren Smyth 215151. the scheme are to: one hour and involves a There are certificates of range of classroom and participation for all chil- !Encourage children to become more active away from school Play tennis on practical activities. Activity vouchers dren, and bronze, silver and gold certificates for those children who are ! Teach children the effects of exercise and how the body changes Monday During the five weeks children are encouraged to take part in physical very active. The tutor provides all evenings at the OCTOBER HALF TERM M O N D AY 2 7 t h - T H U R S D AY 3 0 t h Brentwood Centre at the B R E N T W O O D CENTRE BRENTWOOD SCHOOL SPORTS CENTRE THERE’S NO Trampolining . Basketball . Multi-Tournaments need to book, just Regular early morning Badminton . Short Tennis . Team Challenges turn up and play sessions available from Football . Art Attack . Games Galore & more... and pay for your session. September 1st, and new Juniors under 14s 6 - 7pm swimming lesson Outdoor, weather per- mitting (indoor short ten- programme available nis available if wet) Price: £3.50/£4 without a Centre Card per session. Adults 7 - 8pm Beginners 8 - 9pm Improvers For further information please contact the Centre Reception 9 - 10pm General Brentwood School Sports Centre, Middleton Hall Lane, Price: £3.70/£4.20 with- Brentwood, Essex CM15 8EE out a Centre Card per Tel: 01277 243344 Fax: 01277 243346 www.brentwoodschool.co.uk Doddinghurst Road www.brentwood-centre.co.uk session. Brentwood. Essex Telephone: (01277) 215151 Coaching is available Textphone: (01277) 225346 with a fully qualified instructor. BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL, OCTOBER 2003 5 Brentwood’s Christmas Magic sponsored by Anton Group THE COUNCIL is delighted that Anton avoiding any nuisance which might Group is once again very generously sponsor- be caused by under-age drinking in the streets. ing Brentwood’s Christmas Magic. The day is a fun-filled festive occa- The event will take place, as usual on the sion for the whole family. last Saturday in November - the 29th - Support for the occasion is vitally so make a note in your diary important Brentwood’s Christmas event is now one of the most pop- The award winning Anton Group is one of the largest print ular in the south-east, with thousands of people attracted to groups in the country with its headquarters in Prospect Way, the town to enjoy the day of entertainment and festivities Hutton. Employing over 250 people, Anton Group is a sub- and to see the Christmas lights turned on. stantial and thriving local business with clients in the UK, The parade through the town was dropped last year because Europe and USA. This is the second year they have spon- of safety concerns and the day this year will follow the sored Brentwood’s Christmas Magic and the Council is same format: the High Street will be closed to traffic, allow- pleased to have their continued support. ing stages to be placed at various locations for entertain- See next month’s Brentwood Borough News for up to date ment, and stalls and kiddie rides to be offered. The Council news on Brentwood Christmas Magic and the day’s intends its ban on public drinking to be in place by then, programme details St Francis Hospice Leukaemia Research Christmas and the Environment Christmas Fund Bazaar Brentwood, Hutton and Card Competition at Ingatestone Community Club Billericay Branch Saturday 22nd November CHRISTMAS Design a Christmas card for the Mayor and 10am-12.30pm BAZAAR you could win a gift voucher for cards, books, gifts, stamps, SHENFIELD PARISH HALL Christmas ideas, cakes, new gifts, you and £100 for your school! bric-a-brac, handicrafts on Saturday 1st superb raffle prizes & The Mayor is asking youngsters in the There are three November luxury hamper to be won Borough to design her a Christmas card. categories of entry: Entrance 30p, accompanied children 10am till 12.30am The theme is Christmas and the !ages 4 to 7 years Entrance fee 20p free. Refreshments 70p. Free Parking Environment which leaves the field !ages 8 to 11 years and wide open for some creative thinking !ages 12 and over with a festive theme! A winner, second place, and third Entries should have name, age, address place will be chosen by the Mayor and telephone number written on the from each category. back, together with the name of the Each winner will get a £20 gift voucher school attended. for themselves and £100 for their Unfortunately we will not be able to school. Second places will win a £10 return entries. gift voucher each, and third places will Entries must be received by Friday win a £5 gift voucher each. 31st October 2003. Please send to: The winning designs will be used for the Brentwood Borough News Mayor’s Christmas cards and will also be on sale in the Information Centre. All Christmas Card Competition proceeds from the cards will go to the Town Hall, Ingrave Road Mayor’s chosen charities, SNAP and Brentwood CM15 8AY Victim Support (Brentwood). Mr West Horndon dies MEMBERS AND staff at the Council were saddened to hear of the death of Roy Boggis. Roy was a borough councillor for West Horndon for over 12 years, losing his seat earlier this year at the age of 81. He was never a man to tow a party line and was the sole Liberal on the Council for the last seven years. Always a man to speak his mind, Roy was often to be found on the other side of the fence, but he never sat on it! He was a staunch supporter of West Horndon and was still working tirelessly for its community as a parish councillor at the time of his death. Roy and his wife Freda (pictured right with a card of congratulations from the Queen) were delighted to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary last year. Our condolences go to Freda and their two daughters. 6 BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL, OCTOBER 2003 Would you commit a crime against the environment? NO, OF course you wouldn’t, but Looking it is possible you are an unwitting for a accomplice. Every day in Brentwood poet! somebody will have AS PART of the cam- some rubbish cleared paign to promote from their house by a recycling, the Council man with a van. has launched a poetry Unknown to the resident competition in this rubbish will be des- schools. tined to be dumped in Each school has received the rural areas of a 'waste pack' full of Brentwood. background information A common story on current waste issues Mr Lopez of Hutton and recycling and activi- requires a shed to be ties aimed at educating taken down and disposed pupils in this subject. of. It's an asbestos roofed Using this information shed and as such requires pupils in Years 3 to 9, in dealing with by a spe- participating schools, cialised company. will be asked to compose However Mr Lopez a poem with an environ- wants it done quickly mental theme, concen- and cheaply. He scans trating on the subject of the local newspapers and Reducing, Reusing and spies a small advert... Recycling (3Rs). It is ‘All rubbish cleared hoped that this will high- at competitive light the importance of rates… ring this recycling to the younger mobile number’ generation. One phone call later and The winner from each it's arranged for the fol- year group will receive a lowing day. prize, plus £100 to go The next day a white be collected. towards new equipment waste and they must transit tipper van turns up and disgorges three Being asbestos the charge to the either be a registered waste carrier or use a What to do if you see for his/her school. All runner-ups will receive a young poets pack as men who proceed to demolish the shed. Safe working practices? Brentwood ratepayer is in the region of £300. This contributes to the registered waste carrier. Some traders attempt to avoid this will someone fly-tipping well. Look out for news of the You're joking... asbestos winning poets at the end annual total of £22 mil- reponsibility in an effort fibres are flying every- THE MOST important Note as many of the above details as of November. lion spent in the UK in to evade paying the where and Mr Lopez's clearing dumped rub- charge called landfill tax. rule to remember is not you can and contact the Council or Ingatestone Musical & children are watching bish. Please help by not being The Environment Agency Operetta Group presents and breathing in this Mr Lopez has been a another Mr Lopez. to approach anybody fly- !Brentwood Borough Council deadly substance. major player in this Only use bona-fide tipping. 01277 261111 Rodgers & Hart The job is finished with- crime by using the ser- companies that can The fly-tipper(s) are carrying out an !Brentwood Borough Council A Celebration in the hour. Payment vices of these spurious illegal act and may become violent. HOTLINE 0800 328 6835 at Ingatestone & prove how they made, cash only of businesses. No doubt he Note the following : !Environment Agency Fryerning Community course. intend to dispose of HOTLINE 0800 706050 would be mortified to !Date and time Club The white transit know the results of their the waste !Location of the fly-tip Please supply the above details, even Tuesday 14th October to actions. To avoid this Be wary of businesses if you don't wish to act as a witness. Saturday 18th October at van heads off to a !Details of the fly-tippers scenario, it is imperative that only operate from a !Description of the vehicle Anonymous messages can be left on 7.45pm, Sat matinee local dump, more mobile number. Your that if you make arrange- (Make, colour and registration) the Council's Hotline. 18th Oct at 2.30pm commonly known efforts will help to If someone is found guilty of fly-tip- ments for the removal of ! What was your location when Tickets: £7 Tues, Wed, as a gateway in waste you use a regis- reduce the expense in ping they could face imprisonment Thurs, £7.50 Sat eve, viewing the fly-tip? Goatswood Lane tered waste carrier. clearing away fly-tips !What was the weather like? or a fine of up to £20,000. £8.50 Fri (have a drink Eventually the Council All businesses have a and the eyesores created !What was dumped? (Do not touch As a further incentive to catch the with the cast), £4.50 receives a call and we 'duty of care' when it by fly-tips on our envi- the waste and do not remove any evi- perpetrators of fly-tipping the concs. arrange for the fly-tip to comes to the disposal of ronment. dence eg addressed envelopes) Council is offering a reward of From Kendons at !How much was dumped? £250 for information that leads to Gemini Jewellery, or tel. !Anyone else with you? a successful prosecution. 01245 360532. BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL, OCTOBER 2003 7 Do you know where these three Where in the world? pictures were taken? If you do, write the answers by a, b, and c, and send, with your name and address and telephone number to Brentwood Borough News, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood CM15 8AY, by Monday 20th October. The first correct entry drawn after the closing date will win a £20 garden voucher from Tomlins Nurseries. The pictures left all feature examples of the den, don’t forget the Council’s free kerbside work that has been going on throughout the collection of garden rubbish. The Council Borough during the Summer Streets cam- organises collection on a fortnightly basis, paign. Hedgerows have been cut back, paths alternating with collection of waste paper for tidied, walkways cleared and litter blitzed recycling. during the summer months. Twenty biodegradable bags were delivered Now the Council has found funds to contin- earlier in the summer to all households in the ue the good work into the autumn so the Borough for green waste. If you now need Summer Streets campaign will become the more, they can be bought at £1 for 10 from Autumn Pick-up as the leaves fall in our the locations listed below. leafy Borough. If you don’t know the dates of your collec- Free collection of autumn leaves tion please call Mike Dun at the Town Hall If autumn leaves are a problem in your gar- on 261111 ext 293. Location Address Tel.No. (01277) Brook Street Stores, 35 Brook Street 223 428 A Brentwood Information Centre, 44 High Street Robert Dyas, 95 High Street 201 111 219 981 Brentwood Council, Ingrave Road 261 111 D&M Piears (Londis), 19 Warley Hill 220 208 Doddinghurst News, 78 Church Lane 822 084 Doddinghurst Fairway Food Town & P.O, Doddinghurst Road 822 908 Herongate Herongate Village Stores, 156 Brentwood Road 810 266 Brackenbank Stores, 52 Hanging Hill Lane 213 774 AM General Stores, 3 Rayleigh Parade 201 347 Hutton AJB Cochrane News, 26 Springfield Avenue 225 747 Wisebuys, 62-64 Woodland Avenue 216 079 Ingatestone Ingatestone Parish Council, 7 High St (Community Club) 353 315 (Tues/Thurs am) Ingrave Martins newsagents, 15 Eastham Crescent 228 936 Kelvedon Hatch Alans DIY, 36 Blackmore Road 373 335 Pilgrims Hatch Pilgrims Hatch P.O (Hutchins), 422 Ongar Road 372 204 Christopher Millett, 238 Hutton Road 210 406 Shenfield R & V Slade, 244 Hutton Road 227 199 Warley Brentwood Borough Council Depot, The Drive 262 728 West Horndon Horticultural Society, 118 Thorndon Ave. 811 413 West Horndon Jacksons Newsagents, 187 Thorndon Avenue 811 457 B Yes Please #Grass cuttings #Leaves and twigs #Weeds #Hedge and tree trimmings #Plants and flowers #Sawdust No Thanks "Soil, stones, concrete and brick "Kitchen waste "Animal waste "Logs and planks "Plant pots and seed trays "Plastic bags inside the sack "General rubbish Bulky collections THE COUNCIL offers a chargeable 1 Pass the items onto friends or family. collection service for large items that 2 If the items are in good condition and have the would not normally be taken with the appropriate safety markings you could contact household waste collection service. the following charitable organisations: The minimum charge is £10 for two items Furniture Exchange 222468 and additional items at £5 each, although this Salvation Army 217609 varies for items that are difficult to collect 3 Advertise the items in a local newspaper or on e.g. pianos. If it's difficult to clearly identify a postcard in a local newsagent or supermarket. the number of items, a quotation can be given 4 Take the items to a civic amenity site. There for their removal after having been viewed. are three sites easily accessible for Brentwood If you're interested in using the Council's col- residents. lection service please ring 261111 ext 288 or · Coxtie Green Road, Pilgrims Hatch 338. Unfortunately we are unable to remove · Roman Road, Ingatestone hardcore, concrete earth, paving, trees or · Mill Lane, High Ongar C large branches. There are a number of other options for the disposal of unwanted items. For further information concerning the civic amenity sites contact the Essex County Council Waste Helpline on 01245 491222. 8 BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL, OCTOBER 2003 BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL, OCTOBER 2003 9 Parking in Brentwood hopping in Brentwood has never been more Pay and display Mon to Sat 8am - 6pm Up to ¼ hour 10p S attractive now that parking has been made easier. Council-employed parking attendants regulate the parking and keep it fair for us all, so we can concentrate Up to ½ hour 20p Up to 1 hour 50p Up to 2 hours £1 on visiting the shops, restaurants and pubs that make our town centre such a pleasurable experience. Not sure Up to 3 hours £1.50 where to park? The map here should tell you. Up to 4 hours £2 FREE for 30 minutes Up to 5 hours £2.50 No waiting longer than ½ Up to 6 hours £3 hour 9am-6pm Mon-Sat Over 6 hours £6 Blue Badge and motorcycles free Car park tariffs Pay and display 1 Sir Francis Way season tickets only Mon to Sat 8am - 6pm £30 per month (+ £10 initial fee) Max stay 2 hours 2 Westbury Road Up to ¼ hour 10p Up to ½ hour 20p season tickets only 4 & 5 Hart Street & Crown Street Up to 1 hour 50p Up to 2 hours £1 £50 per month (+ £10 initial fee) pay and display Blue Badge and motorcycles free 3 William Hunter Way 0-1 hour 50p pay on foot: 0-1 hour 50p Separate area for 1-2 hours £1 Max stay 2 hours FREE for 30 minutes 1-2 hours £1 Blue Badge 2-3 hours £1.50 holders only 6 Coptfold Road Multi Storey Mon-Fri pay on foot: as William Hunter Way 3-4 hours £2 No waiting longer than ½ hour 4-5 hours £2.50 season tickets available £65 per month 7am-9.30am and 4.30pm-7pm 5-6 hours £3 (+ £10 initial fee) No Blue Badge over 6 hours £6 concessions except for Shopmobility users No waiting longer than 2 hours season tickets available £65 per month 7 Town Hall 9.30am-4.30pm (+ £10 initial fee) Free (Saturdays only) 10 BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL, OCTOBER 2003 Tower Sheltered House housing... offers a garden’s safe and a work independent of art! way of ART REALLY living does change lives! THE COUNCIL That's the message from has a range of Cultural Services Manager Sue Lawther, accommodation in who has been working the Borough which with the Tower House is designated as Residents and Housing sheltered housing Services Tenant for people over 60 Participation Co-ordina- years old. tor Sandie Salway this It offers safe and com- summer on a garden fortable accommodation design project. for older people who The patch of bare grass want to remain indepen- and concrete that was the dent for as long as possi- communal garden has ble. been transformed thanks Resident Wardens live in to the hard work and certain sheltered housing commitment of the Many hands make light work! All ages helped in creating Tower House’s new gardens schemes, usually those Tower House Residents flats and bedsits located Association. It's been spoken to each other D'Arcy and artist Associations across the the project. This is the environment that is gen- in one block. The bunga- brilliant. Everyone who found themselves chat- Caroline Wright have Borough. This was first project that Tenant uinely their own and lows and flats not locat- wanted to take part has ting over a coffee in the been working closely topped up with a grant of Participation and Art which will be pleasant and ed in a single block usu- had their say, right down new pergola. Now they with residents to create a £4875 from the Arts Development have been safe for future residents. ally have one of the resi- to the youngest of the are really looking for- family friendly garden. Council England (East) involved with jointly and If you would like to dent wardens living kids, whose paintings ward to seeing the fin- The source of funding towards several original it has proved to be a know more about Tenant nearby. All properties inspired the design and ished garden, when they for the project was pieces of artwork created great success. By work- Participation or Arts have an alarm to call the the artworks. can point to a piece of through the Community by and for the residents. ing together real value Development, contact Central Control Centre Since digging and planti- artwork or a plant and Housing Budget, which Sandie Salway, Tenant has been added to the Sue Lawther or Sandie and a warden. ng began residents who say 'I did that!' is available to all Participation Co-ordina- Council's properties. The Salway at the Town Hall All tenants are offered had previously never Garden designer Bella recognised Resident tor, has been managing tenants have created an on 261111. daily contact with a war- den but can also choose Say it with Flowers! Country park activities not to if they wish. Resident wardens are on duty five OCTOBER fascinating life forms. their occupants. days a week, and Sunday 12 Weald How do you tell them Open: 10am to 4.30pm, mobile wardens National Seed apart? How do they Countryside Centre, cover weekends and Sponsor a flowerbed and Collection Day spread their spores? Are Thorndon North. Environmental tree they tasty to us or just Sunday 16 Thorndon bank holidays link your company name with one of the Borough’s Overnight response to games to discover how to the slugs? Pre-book- Jolly to the Pub most appealing environmental projects seeds move around and ing essential: 211250. A gentle ramble of about emergencies is relayed grow into trees. Collect Meet: 2pm, Countryside five miles stopping at the through the Central Prices start at just £145 per month your own seeds and Centre, Thorndon North. pub for lunch. Wellies Control Centre to resi- dent wardens on week- grow your own tree. Cost: £3 per person. and wet weather gear Call Lisa on 261111 ext 533 to reserve your flowerbed Suitable for children Sunday 26 Weald recommended. 211250 days and to the mobile aged 6-12 and adults Fungi Walk before 15 Nov to book. wardens at other times. (children must be Discover the interesting 10.30am, Countryside Wardens offer support accompanied, sorry no world of fungi on this Centre, Thorndon North. and advice to their ten- dogs). Meet: 2pm, guided walk. Suitable for Cost: £2 per person (not ants daily. They encour- Visitor Centre. Cost: all ages (children must including lunch). age and help tenants to Adult £3, Child £1.50. be accompanied, sorry Saturday 22 & Sunday socialise.There are a Sunday 12 Thorndon no dogs). 23 Thorndon whole range of social Daft, Dazzling & 2pm, Visitor Centre. Cost: Art Exhibition activities which are Darling Dogs Adult £3, Child £1.50. Charming exhibition of encouraged but are not For all dog lovers and Friday 31 Weald work from two local compulsory, for exam- owners: a chance to help Halloween at Weald artists using various ple, at St George’s Court local charities, have fun Dare you visit a spooky media. 10am to 4.30pm, there is an active 'silver and learn interesting country park on Countryside Centre, surfers' group. things about our canine Halloween? Lots of Thorndon North. If you are already a buddies. 11am to 4pm, scares, screams and sur- Sunday 23 Thorndon council tenant and want Countryside Centre, prises along a guided Steps Through History to move into smaller Thorndon North. walk. No children too Join local expert Michael accommodation which Wednesday 15 Thorndon young please and no Golding for a walk includes sheltered hous- Seasons dogs. Hot food available. exploring the site of Old ing, the Council encour- Seasonal adventures for Booking essential on Thorndon Hall and ages transfers to smaller pre-school children. Pre- 261343 or 216297. explaining the influence size properties by paying booking essential: Meet: 7pm Cost: Adult that the 8th Lord, Robert under occupation grants. 211250 after 24 Sept. £5, Child £3. James Petre had on the This can be as much as Meet: 2pm, Countryside NOVEMBER landscape. Wellies and £1000 per bedroom that Centre, Thorndon North. Saturday 15 & Sunday wet weather gear recom- is under occupied. Cost: £2 per child. 16 Thorndon mended. 211250 before If you would like to find Sunday 19 Thorndon Photographic Exhibition 22 Nov to book. out more about sheltered Find the Fungi An exhibition of pho- 10.30am, Pavilion, accommodation please Hunt under bushes and tographs of local parks Thorndon South. Cost: contact Dawn Shepherd on dead wood for these and nature reserves and £3 Adult, Child £1.50. on 261111 ext 258. BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL, OCTOBER 2003 11 ‘That Precious Legacy’ Mayor’s Brentwood brings on young DJs Exhibition celebrates Ralph Vaughan Williams and one Coffee hundred years of Essex folk songs Morning IT WAS in 1903, 100 ing folk song throughout In aid of the Mayor’s years ago, that the com- England. Charities: poser, Ralph Vaughan The Council and Special Needs Williams, first visited Brentwood Town Centre Ingrave and heard an old and Parents Partnership hosted an labourer sing the song exhibition about the (SNAP) "Bushes and Briars." composer last month in and Victim Moved by the beauty of the Bay Tree Centre. Support what he heard, Ralph Created by the Essex (Brentwood) Vaughan Williams made Sound and Video Friday 14th November five trips to Essex over Archive, "That Precious 10.30am to 12noon the next three years, col- Legacy" celebrated Mayor, Councillor at Chichester House, lecting the tunes of over Ralph Vaughan Williams Shirley Howe, was St Francis Way, a hundred songs. This and 100 Years of Essex among the first to enjoy Brentwood was the beginning of a Folk Song. the multi-media exhibi- period of his life collect- All Welcome! Pictured below: the tion Budding DJs Adam Church and Richard Dulieu pictured with Frank Bruno THE COUNCIL added a new twist your peers, it's no mean feat to hold to this year's Summer Chill Out. your nerve and see the job through. Two young people were amazed to find The Council is hoping to extend Chill themselves mixing some grooves at Out activities into the autumn and win- Sam's Nightclub standing alongside ter, with further DJ mixing sessions Frank Bruno. offered to young people. Adam Church and Richard Dulieu were If you are aged between 13 and 16 and talent-spotted by tutors on the DJ mix- would like to develop your DJ-ing ing workshops held at Sam's as part of skills using professional vinyl and CD the hugely popular Chill Out fortnight. decks, then make sure you contact Eric Manager of Sam's Nightclub, Kevin Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org Springham, was impressed enough to or phone 261111 ext 558. invite the two budding DJs to do a guest spot at one of the summer under-eigh- teens nights. As an added bonus, Kevin Cancellation also arranged for Frank Bruno to turn up Please note that the Howard and surprise the two Chill Out stars. Wallace Chorale concert Regular DJs at the club were impressed planned for the 25th October with Richard and Adam's efforts; when has been cancelled. you're put on the spot in front of 600 of Entertainment on your doorstep ESSEX ON Tour, to enjoy; the popular The new tour leaflet is !Ling Chung the supported by Essex Mad Dogs and available from libraries Dragon on Sunday Englishmen Theatre and Tourist Information 8 February County Council, is Company performing Centres. For more infor- !Bakelite Boys on bringing 42 live, great comic tales in mation, a leaflet, or to Saturday 14 February professional perfor- 'Outrageous Nonsense'; find out about promoting Doddinghurst Village mances to 32 local 'Cellorhythmics' an shows in your own venue Hall venues. evening of non-classical contact Deborah Neubauer !Radio Days & TV Entertainment for every- cellos and percussion, a on 01245 436151 Times on Sunday 29 one is touring rural com- treat for all music lovers. Email:deborah.neubauer@e February munities over Essex Essex on Tour is part of ssexcc.gov.uk from September 2003 to the National Rural Venue Diary: Brentwood April 2004. Touring Forum, a net- Brentwood Theatre There is a selection of work of schemes around !Cellorhythmics on Philharmonic the country. Sunday 18 January entertainment on offer Orchestra ranging from a variety of Final concert for 2003 music, drama, opera, FIVE CHOIRS FESTIVAL Saturday 18th October musicals and children's Brentwood Cathedral Singers and Featuring Handel-Harty’s theatre to poetry, story- telling, puppetry, cabaret Brentwood, Billericay, Ingatestone and Suite from The Water and comedy. St Cecilia choral societies Music, Bartok’s Dance Each show is promoted on Saturday 8th November at 7.30pm, Suite, Grieg’s Homage by local people and Brentwood Cathedral March, and staged in places such as Programme includes Bach Double Choir Motets: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony village halls, community Singet dem Herrn; Komm, Jesu, Komm; and No 4, and conducted by centres, churches and Fürchte Dich Nicht, Rachmaninov Vespers (select- Roger Lawrence school halls. Capacity ed movements), organ solos played by Stephen Brentwood Ursuline ranges from 50 to 250 King, and Rachmaninov piano duets played by Convent High School people with perfor- Martyn Heald and Andrew Wright. The evening’s 7.30pm Tickets £8, mances by highly recom- conductor will be Bruce Pennick. Tickets are £10 concs £7, children £2, mended companies spe- and £8 reserved and £5 unreserved, tel 265288. tel. 233698 cialising in work for small spaces. Brentwood Musical Society offers a wide range of Highlights this year chamber concerts to suit many tastes include wonderful visual A highlight will be the concert given, in given by the duo Musica Primavera on effects and inventive association with the Society of Recorder 16th October, Sarah Nicholls on piano puppetry by the Tam Players, by the Fontanella Quintet of on 22nd January, Rebecca Jones on Tam Theatre performing recorder music from the Elizabethan viola on 25th March. two shows, 'The Dream period to the modern on Thursday 6th Tickets are £7 for each concert, avail- Tree' and ‘Ling Chung November. able on the door. Further information the Dragon’ for families Other concerts include a song recital from Francis Morris on 373292. 12 BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL, OCTOBER 2003 Finding someone reliable What do you do if you have an emergency leak and don’t already have a number for a plumber you can trust? Where do you find someone reliable to put in a new kitchen for you? Getting work done on your home can be stressful but you can help yourself by taking a step-by-step approach… Finding a trader for the same work. important put that fact in you have agreed to the credit agreement think Where to look Beware of the hard sell writing work starting. carefully and take legal • Ask friends and neigh- Don’t let fast-talking • details of any guarantees. Buying on credit If you advice before you with- bours if they can recom- cowboy builders who Your cancellation rights pay for home improve- hold payments as your mend anyone. just happen to be ‘in your Whether you have can- ments work through a future credit rating could For further information tel: 0870 60 60 321, email: • Be wary of people ring- area’ talk you into a spur- cellation rights depends credit arrangement in be affected. email@example.com or visit www.oft.gov.uk ing you up or knocking of-the moment decision on how you ordered the which a contractor lends • If you paid by credit Quality Mark Scheme tel 0845 300 80 40 or visit on your door. that you later regret. work you want done. you money or arranges card or the work is being www.qualitymark.org.uk • Be cautious of advertis- • Never accept lifts to Buying from a door-to- for you to borrow money financed by a credit Bigger jobs visit www.planning.odpm.gov.uk/house- ing which comes through banks from salesmen for door salesperson You from a creditor, you agreement arranged by holders and www.safety.odpm.gov.uk/bregs/brpub/br- the door, particularly you to collect money for have cancellation rights might have cancellation the trader the lender is booklet/whole.htm, tel: 0870 122 6236, or textphone: adverts which have only the deposit. for some home improve- rights or time to change jointly liable with the 0870 120 7405. a telephone number. • Never give your credit ments services which your mind. Also, you trader for any breach of Confidential Questions to ask a trader card details over the you buy from a door-to- will normally have a contract (if the work • Are they a member of a phone in response to a door salesperson who right to cancel the credit costs between £100 and advice on all trade association? sales call. has called at your home agreement if you have £30,000). Tell the lender • Can you see references • If you are interested in uninvited or who has signed it at home. if there is a dispute. human rights & and/or similar work the the deal being offered called on you at a time Paying for the work Going to court trader has done in the ask for written informa- they arranged with you • Try to avoid paying You can take your con- during an unsolicited deposits, particularly tractor to court. Citizens’ civil liberties past? tion about it. Don’t sign • Do they have insurance up to anything on-the- phonecall. large deposits, and don’t Advice Bureaux and against damage to prop- spot. If you do have cancella- ever pay the whole consumer advice centres erty (your neighbours’ as well as yours)? Your rights You have basic rights tion rights, you must be given a cancellation amount up front. • Try to keep back have leaflets explaining how the small claims issues • Is their work guaran- under the law. You can notice in writing when enough money to keep procedure works and can The Human Rights Act 1998 - privacy teed? If so, is the guaran- expect that the work be: you agree to buy the ser- pressure on the trader to help with filling in the - problems with the police - rights at work tee insurance-backed • carried out with reason- vice. If the trader does get on with the job and to forms. They may also be - discrimination - access to your records (which means you are able care and skill not give you one, they finish it properly. able to give free legal - public authorities protected if they go out • finished in a reasonable cannot enforce the con- • Before you make any final advice, and get someone of business)? time (unless a specific tract. You must tell the payment make sure you are to go to court with you. Call LIBERTY’s free legal advice line for Shop around time has been agreed) trader in writing within satisfied with the work that You may need to get an all human rights and civil liberties’ issues • Ask at least three • provided at a reason- seven days of signing the has been carried out. expert opinion to back traders to quote on your able cost if you have not contract that you want to • Be suspicious if you are up your complaint. A dif- 0845 123 2307 work. agreed a specific price – cancel. suddenly being charged ferent contractor may www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk • Make sure they give but you should always Buying over the phone, for extra expenses. If you charge you for giving an www.yourrights.org.uk you a quote for a fixed try to agree a fixed price on the web or by mail have agreed a price expert opinion. price and not an estimate in advance. order If you buy this beforehand for the work, (a guess which could go You have these rights way, as long as there are you should not have to up later). even if nothing is written no face-to-face meetings pay for ‘extras’. • Be specific about what down. But a written (not even a site visit) • Sometimes unexpected you want when asking agreement or contract before you buy, you may extra work will be need- for quotes so that the can help things run more also have cancellation ed, but agree the addi- traders are giving a price smoothly. rights. You must tell the tional costs before extra What to include in a trader in writing within work starts. contract seven working days if • Get an invoice, includ- • a description of the you want to cancel. You ing VAT, and ask for a work to be done may lose your right to signed receipt for every • the price you have cancel if the work has payment you make – agreed (with the trader’s started before the seven keep all invoices and quote attached) days are up and you were receipts. • start and finish dates – warned about this before • Do not pay an individ- if the finish date is you agreed to buy and ual builder, always the company. What to do if things go wrong Many disputes are set- tled quickly and amica- bly – but it will help if you know what to do. Give the trader a chance to put things right. Put things in writing and keep notes. • If you are still not satis- fied put your complaint in writing. Say what you want done and set a deadline. • Keep copies of letters, photos and a diary of events. Make a note of any conversations. • If the trader belongs to a trade association, there may be a conciliation or arbitration scheme. As a last resort, you could consider withhold- ing payments. When paying on credit • If you have any kind of BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL, OCTOBER 2003 13 Victim Support Civic Cut-out and keep useful numbers for older people Goes Back to Awards Make your nomination for the ! British Telecom - Disability Team 0800919591 Provides advice and a large selection of telephones for people who are disabled and/or suffering from sight or hearing deficiency. ! Pension Payments Information Line 0845 731 3233 % School Borough’s most prestigious ! Benefits Agency - Customer Service 01268 363090 Queries, complaints and general advice - income support, social fund. VICTIM SUPPORT awards ! Brentwood Council for Voluntary Service 01277 222299 Essex is returning to school to inform students CIVIC AWARDS are presented annual- A local independent voluntary organisation run by local voluntary groups to of the range of services it ly by the Council to the Borough’s most provide, promote and support voluntary action within the community, and to has available even if the deserving citizens. those who have worked for the com- provide information on what services are available. crime has not been They are the highest awards possible; munity, for charity, in hospitals, youth those who receive them have been sin- groups etc, and in the world of the arts, ! Carers Advice Line 0808 808 7777 reported through con- ventional channels. gled out by their peers and judged by and those who have shown unusual Provides support and advice to people who look after relatives or friends who Victim Support are eager the community to be worthy. bravery and courage. cannot manage at home without help - provides details and support for care at to embrace the young The awards are made for a wide variety If you know someone who deserves a home, day care away from home, residential break, holidays etc. community to their ser- of reasons and have been given to peo- Civic Award, let us know about it. You ! Age Concern Counselling Service 01245 264499 vice and have developed ple from all walks of life. But the one can pick up a form, complete with thing all these people have shared is the details to make your nomination, from Trained staff can offer advice and information on all issues affecting older a bookmark project dur- quality of being extraordinary - in the the Information Centre, 44 High Street, people such as housing, finance, insurance and legal issues, welfare benefits, ing the school summer break in modern texting commitment, dedication, energy and or from the Town Hall, or telephone local information about activities and clubs, counselling, advocacy, energy language used by young effort they have shown in their particu- 261111. efficiency advice etc. people on their mobile lar field. Civic Awards are presented by the ! Winter Fuel Payments - Information Line 08459 151515 phones. The imaginative Previous award winners have included Mayor at the Council’s annual Civic a policeman, sports coach, teacher, Dinner in March. ! Brentwood Council Emergency Services 01277 262728 presentation is believed ! NHS Direct 0845 4647 to be more appealing to the intended audience. The bookmarks explain that young victims of crimes such as harass- A taste of teaching Provides confidential health advice to any age group in the community. ! Essex Social Services Direct Daytime 01268 643333 Emergency out of hours 01245 434083 Advice, information or assessments for those having difficulties in managing ment, assault and theft, ARE YOU keen to lenge and reward that suitable. who are statistically less take up the chal- you would expect from a For more information at home or requiring care in residential or nursing homes. likely to report incidents graduate entry job and about the Taster Course, Intermediate Care for the Elderly 01277 302319 lenges and rewards or to find out about the ! to Police or school excellent opportunities of teaching? Provides advice, support and information on all aspects of health and social authority, are welcome to for progression. different routes into A 3-day course is to be teaching, contact the well being to people in the community aged 65 and over, plus carers in the call a Victim Support There are different ways held at the Colchester to train to be a teacher. Teacher Recruitment Brentwood area. office to access the nec- Curriculum Development essary practical or emo- Whether you are an 18 Team at Essex County ! Community Therapy Team 01277 302263/4 Centre later in the year year-old school-leaver, a Council on 01245 tional support required. Provides assessment and treatment for difficulties with activities of daily liv- which will include one parent with young chil- 436252 or visit the The bookmarks will be ing and mobility, on referral from your GP, health, social services, care pro- day working in a school. dren or someone wanting Council’s website at distributed in schools, Each year Essex schools fessionals who know you. Offers a range of therapeutic groups following libraries, leisure centres to change careers to www.essexcc.gov.uk. appoint over 500 newly something more reward- School-based day assessment, and provides a general advice and information service on daily and youth clubs. qualified teachers. living problems and equipment to help. Tom Elliot, Area ing and worthwhile, The course will be held Teaching is a career that there are different routes on 3rd November and 1st ! Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) 01277 302419 Manager of Victim offers the variety, chal- Support Essex explains into teaching that may be December at Colchester Freephone 0800 783 519 "The 11-18 year old age Curriculum Development Focuses on improving service to NHS patients. group are known to be young people who may Should you wish to Centre with a school- Provides confidential advice and support to patients, relatives and carers with the least likely bracket to feel isolated as a result of based day to take place know more about between these dates. information on NHS services and helps sort out any concerns you may have, report crime to authority unwarranted personal liaising with staff, managers and relevant organisations to negotiate a prompt becoming a Victim for fear of further attack." recrimination or embar- rassment from their peer The Victim Support ser- vice is a visiting, volun- Support volunteer or would like to make a Lose solution. ! Community Transport 01277 261111 ext 527 group. The likelihood is therefore that young vic- tary service delivered by people in the community. charitable donation more than Offers transport to Brentwood and district residents who have restricted mobility or who may be rurally isolated, allowing them to choose where and toward the work of tims can become repeat, silent victims. This pro- Visits to young people will not be undertaken Victim Support Essex a spare when they want to go (not for hospital appointments). Brentwood Borough Council 01277 261111 ject is intended to raise awareness of the Victim without the full knowl- edge and attendance of in your community please call Tom Elliot tyre! ! Provides a wide range of local functions and services such as: planning, Support service with the parent or guardian. SLIMMERS IN finance, technical services e.g. refuse collections, highway maintenance, on 07739 487650. Brentwood have cele- drainage, environmental health and public protection e.g. food safety, pollu- brated the third birth- tion, house renovation grants, licensing, community services e.g. leisure, day of their club after housing, welfare, building surveys, architectural, information technology and winning the battle of economic development. the bulge. ! Brentwood Council - Council House Emergency Maintenance The members of the the Doddinghurst Road 01277 261112 branch of Slimming Service/advice to Council tenants re: problems with plumbing, heating and World have shed a total general maintenance. of 400 stones in their ! Citizens Advice Bureau 01277 222888 fight against flab, which Provides advice and information re welfare benefits, debts, legal, employment represents the weight of rights, housing, relationship problems, consumer problems, discrimination, three small cars plus the passengers! child support. The group meets every ! Anchor - Staying Put Scheme 01277 262646 Tuesday at 7pm in Provides help with repair or adaptations to the house for older people, dis- Doddinghurst Road abled and those on a low income living in their own or privately rented Church Hall. accommodation. If you would like to lose Police, Fire, Ambulance - Emergency Services only 999 more than just a spare tyre call group organiser Amanda Walmsley on Produced by Billericay, Brentwood & Wickford Primary Care NHS Trust 212303. in partnership with other agencies. 14 BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL, OCTOBER 2003 Happy Beware your blanket 21st Eleven electric blankets found faulty Bobby! OF THE thirty-four electric blankets brought in to the Town Hall for testing, eleven were found to be faulty. The Council holds a free electric blanket testing day every year in con- junction with Essex Trading Standards. The event is aimed at reduc- ing the incidence of fires and electrocution. The blankets faced a NOT MANY dogs get to number of tests includ- celebrate their 21st birth- ing lack of protection day but Bobby, the against overheating, longest serving canine faulty elements, dam- member of the Essex aged fabric or flex or Dog Display Team did, switches not working and in style. properly. Bobby, who is a hand- Failures this year were some terrier cross type of mainly due to wear and dog, is believed to be the tear or there being no oldest working dog in overheat protector due to the country. He’s still their age (made before working, bright eyed, they were required to be bushy tailed and has all fitted). of his teeth we are told. Old or damaged electric originally fitted) are Brentwood He’s believed to have blankets cause more than damaged or missing Spiritualist Church carried out more displays 5,000 fires each year. ! The flex is worn or Primrose Hill than any other dog Electric blankets should damaged Saturday 25th October worldwide, and has be checked or replaced ! Any connections are 12.30 to 4.30pm helped raise hundreds of if: loose. Special Autumn Event thousands of pounds for ! The old BEAB mark is Blankets should be test- 8 Mediums in atten- charity. displayed (in which case ed by an expert at least dance for individual In celebration of Bobby's it will be more than 10 every three years, or as readings achievements a special years old) recommended by the Bookable in advance birthday party and com- ! The fabric is worn or manufacturer. after our Sunday panion/exemption show frayed For more information 6.30pm or Wednesday was held in his honour at ! There are scorch about safe electric blan- 7.30pm services The Essex Dog Training marks anywhere kets, please call 261111 Stalls, raffle & refresh- Centre, Doddinghurst ! The tie tapes (where ext 276 or 01245 341800. ments Road. news UPDATE from Barbara Waltham Autumn Breaks Crime Prevention Co-ordinator Police Station, Now the darker evenings are upon us please London Rd, Brentwood. take care when leaving your homes early Tel. 230689 evening that you leave some lights on. This time of the year often heralds a spate of house burglaries - Don’t Be Dim and Let a DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Burglar In - Leave a Light On! Also remember if you have early morning milk The remaining Community Police Team deliveries which may arrive after you have Meetings are listed below. All meetings start at left for work, try and get a neighbour to take 8pm and finish no later than 9.30pm. These the milk in for you. meetings are open to everyone, not just Neighbourhood Watch. A Practical Guide to 21st Oct at Hutton Cricket Club Hutton North South East and Central Wards Crime Prevention 21st Oct at Fane Hall, Kelvedon Hatch If you require a Crime Prevention Tipps Cross Brizes & Doddinghurst Wards Handbook please give either myself or the 23rd Oct at Town Hall Ingrave Road Crime Reduction Officer (223639) a call on Westward Beat -Kavanaghs Road Warleywoods our direct lines. We also have copies of the Crescent Greenshaw Bird Lane Hartswood booklet available in the following transla- Homesteads Woodman Road areas. tions : 28th Octat Shenfield Parish Hall Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Chinese, Punjabi, Shenfield Ward Area Hindi, Gujarati and Welsh. If you are not sure which meeting you should There is also an audio cassette available for attend give me a call on my direct line shown the blind, visually impaired or those with above. Please come along and find out what’s reading difficulties. If happening in your area. you know someone who may require one of these give me a call Remember Crime Cannot and I will order one for Flourish in a Community you free of charge. That Cares BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL, OCTOBER 2003 15 The Firework Thank The secret of a long life? SURELY ONE of Brentwood’s oldest residents, 104 year old Mary Cramp Safety Code ! Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114 ! Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks You puts the secret of her long life down to hard work and keeping happy. Mrs Cramp lived most of her life in Kent but now lives in the Council’s sheltered housing in Hutton to be closer to her great niece who lives in Warley. The Mayor DeafBlind UK of Brentwood, Councillor Shirley Howe, popped in to see Mary and wish her a ! Keep fireworks in a closed box very happy birthday - a momentous occasion indeed! “It was a pleasure for us ! Follow the instructions on each firework to have so many local ! Light them at arm’s length, using a taper people visit our aware- ! Stand well back ness and fundraising dis- play at the Becket site on ! Never go near a firework that has been lit. Even if it hasn’t gone July 26th. We thank you off, it could still explode for your interest and ! Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them donations of £204.22 to DeafBlind UK, the asso- ! Always supervise children around fireworks ciation of dual sensory ! Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves impaired people.” ! Never give sparklers to a child under five Rotary Club of ! Keep pets indoors. Brentwood “The Rotary Club of Brentwood and Rotary International would like to acknowledge with thanks the generosity of the people of Brentwood. During the High Street collection on Saturday 22nd February, £693 was collected in support of Rotary’s Polio Eradication Campaign. There are seven coun- tries where polio is still endemic and every effort lection day held in the MS. Although there is ple of Brentwood for is being made to immu- Brentwood area on not yet a cure for MS, the their generosity on our nise all children less than Saturday 9th August. We Therapy Centre offers flagday on 16th August, five years of age against managed to raise support to help improve helping us raise the sum this incurable disease.” £1093.49 for our Branch. the attendees’ quality of of £524.58. This money arc, the animal The funds received will life who all suffer from has been used wholly for rescue society go towards supporting MS.” the transport of local dis- “The animal rescue the MS Therapy Centre St Raphael Club abled people, especially charity acknowledges at the Brentwood those in wheelchairs, to Marillac Hospice, which of Brentwood with gratitude the gen- club meetings, outings helps local people with “Thanks to the kind peo- erosity of those who con- etc.” tributed to our cause on the 25th July in Brentwood, when the total sum raised was BRENTWOOD INFORMATION £171.72. The money Brentwood Borough Council, raised will be used for Town Hall, Ingrave Road, the direct benefit of the Brentwood CM15 8AY. Tel. 261111 many animals placed in our care.” e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Multiple Sclerosis www.brentwood-council.gov.uk Cashier’s hours: Society OPEN: Monday to Thursday 8.45am- “The Brentwood and Mon to Thurs 8.30am to 5pm 4.30pm Friday 8.45am-4pm Billericay Branch of the Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm Housing reception: Multiple Sclerosis Minicom telephones: Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm Society would like to Town Hall 263956 Friday 8.30am-4.30pm thank all the kind patrons Brentwood Centre 224386 who generously donated Information Centre 202249 Help needed for young people to our Branch on our col- EMERGENCY SERVICES October Meetings COULD YOU provide receive £120 a week. (at weekends and 13 Licensing/Appeals Committee lodgings for young peo- Each placement will outside office hours) 20 Environment & Technical ple over the age of 16 vary depending on the 262728 for street lighting, sewer young person's needs - Services Panel who are making the blockages, icy roads, flooding, transition from being some may only be for I can do all things through obstruction on public highway, 21 Pensioners’ Forum (2.30pm) 29 Housing & Health Panel in care to living inde- two weeks while others Christ which strengtheneth me. dangerous or fallen trees November pendently? may be for up to two 261112 for council house The County Council is years. Those providing Phil.4.13 5 Planning Development Control emergency maintenance looking for people who the lodgings will have an Committee feel they have the ability assessment that includes Phone 261111 ext 288 for the 12 Cultural Panel to help a young person to a police check. Works Department, Refuse and 19 Overview & Scrutiny develop life skills. This Find out more Special Collection enquiries 26 Policy Board would involve support Support and training will All meetings take place in the Something you’d like to ask? such as encouraging be given by Essex Don’t forget public question time at the Town Hall at 7.15pm unless stated them to attend college, County Council. start of every ordinary council meeting. otherwise. Members of the public do household chores and If you are interested in Questions must be written and submitted are welcome to attend Bible verse presented by in advance. Please pick up a leaflet helping them manage the finding out more, please giving details from the Town Hall. day-to-day challenges of contact the Supported Mill Green Gospel Hall modern life. Lodging scheme on Advice Bureau dates: Those who have a spare 01245 434926. An infor- Mill Green Road, Eric Pickles MP The next date is Friday 17th October 2.30pm to room and would be able mation evening will be Ingatestone 5.30pm at Ongar. Please telephone Lesley Gaymer on 0207 219 4428 to provide accommoda- arranged in the near Secretary:- 01277 352640 for an appointment or e-mail email@example.com tion and support will future. www.millgreengospelhall.org 16 BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL, OCTOBER 2003 Borough News Walking with buggies Mums and babes stride out MUMS CAN walk their way to a buggy board to ensure that the pace of the fitness walk is maintained. healthier lifestyle every Thursday at The walk will follow a surfaced route through 11am! Hartswood, a beautiful woodland, situated with- The walks are free of charge, and last for about 30 in the Thames Chase, Community Forest area of minutes with a 5-minute warm up and cool down. Brentwood. Each walk has two trained leaders, so you can go If you would like to join the next walk, meet the at a pace that suits your current level of fitness. group by the cafe in King George's Park off The walks are especially designed for new mums Ingrave Road before 11am and make yourself who may need that little bit of extra encourage- known to one of the walk leaders (wearing a ment and support to get back on their feet again. white Health Trax top). For more information Partners are welcome to attend, but we must ask about the walks please contact Sam Hayward, that toddlers who attend be in a buggy or on a Community Projects Officer on 261111 ext 228. NEW GUIDES THE COUNCIL is currently preparing a new edition of the Official Guide to Brentwood. The Official Guide is the defini- tive guide to Brentwood and is distributed to information cen- tres all over the country. It details education and health ser- vices, churches and businesses, recreational facilities and the history of Brentwood. ...and also Next March/April, every home and business within the Borough will receive a copy of the new Annual Guide, giving the council tax and non- domestic rate details for the year ahead. The Annual Guide will also con- tain useful community informa- tion. If you would like to book adver- tising space in either of these publications please telephone Lisa Stroulger on 261111 ext 533. The Brentwood Borough News has no control over the independent advertisers appearing in this news- paper and in no circumstances can it accept any liability for any loss or Borough News damage of any kind which may arise as a result of any advertisement appearing in this publication.
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