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  • 05/Nov/2018

    Have your SAY! Fly Tipping

    Lambent Productions will be filming in Essex as part of a six-part documentary series, filming takes place from now until the end of November.  In particular Lambent Productions would like to know of private landowners who regularly suffer from fly-tipping on their land, and also who may be happy to speak on camera. 

    It’s a series about community and helping others, as well as covering important issues around waste disposal and environmental crime.

    For more information please contact: Kim@lambentproductions.co.uk

    www.lambentproductions.co.uk

    Have your SAY! Fly Tipping
  • 03/Oct/2018

    ERP Full Meet 10th October 2018

    Full Partnership meeting -  we are pleased to announce ERP’s keynote speaker for this meeting:

    Tim Goodship, Director of Rural Policy at Defra

    Meeting starts: 11:00am - 13:15

    Venue:  Young Farmers Conference Centre, Chatham Green, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 3LQ

    Lunch:  13:15

  • Essex Police Rural Crime Advice Day
  • 26/Sep/2018

    ESSEX COUNTY HARVEST SERVICE

    All are welcome!

    Chelmsford Cathedral 30th September 2018  at  3:30pm

    The National Harvest Torch will be coming to Chelmsford Cathedral.

    Followed by a cream Tiptree Tea.

    ESSEX COUNTY HARVEST SERVICE
  • 11/Sep/2018

    Priti Patel MP Visits RCCE

    Priti Patel, MP for Witham, paid a visit to RCCE recently to hear about their projects and to discuss support for rural communities.

    Priti Patel MP Visits RCCE
  • 06/Sep/2018

    Essex Police Rural Crime Day

    The Rural Community are invited to the Essex Police Rural Crime Day.

    The event is free to attend and takes place on Wednesday 14th November 2018. To be held at Slamseys Farm, Blackley Lane, Great Notley, Braintree CM77 7QW

    OPEN TO VISITORS FROM 10AM TO 3PM

    Essex Police Rural Crime Day
  • 23/Jul/2018

    NFU and Crimestoppers launch new Rural Crime Reporting Line

    The NFU has launched a new service for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime, in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers.

    The “Rural Crime Reporting Line” is part of the NFU’s ongoing work to tackle the serious issues surrounding criminal behaviour on farms and in the wider countryside.

    Call:  0800 783 0137 or visit www.ruralcrimereportingline.uk

    NFU and Crimestoppers launch new Rural Crime Reporting Line
  • 12/Jun/2018

    Check out the latest ERP Bulletin!

    The May edition includes the latest news on the Government stepping up to fight against waste criminals.

    click here to read now

  • 26/Feb/2018

    ERP Strategic Board meeting Cancelled

    Members Anouncement!

    It is with regret that the ERP Strategic Board meeting: Tuesday 27th February 2018 is now CANCELLED.

    The decision has been made due to the weather warnings issued for the county as the ‘beast from the east’ approaches.   An alternative date will be announced soon with the aim of a meeting in March.

    We wish you a safe and warm week ahead!

  • 30/Jan/2018

    ‘Outstanding Contribution to Community Safety’

    Do you know somebody in your community who goes the extra mile to support vulnerable people, prevent crime and make their communities safer?  If so then why not nominate them for the award!

    ‘Outstanding Contribution to Community Safety’
  • 30/Jan/2018

    The Plunkett Foundation Event on volunteer recruitment and engagement

    A national charity that helps communities to take control of their challenges and overcome them through co-operation. The charity supports people, predominantly in rural areas, to set up and run life-changing community co-operatives; enterprises that are owned and run democratically by large numbers of people in their community. 

    It also helps people to tackle a range of issues such isolationloneliness and poverty, and come in many forms including shops, cafes, pubs and land-based initiatives, and anything in between.

     

    The Plunkett Foundation Event on volunteer recruitment and engagement
  • 29/Jan/2018

    SAVE THE DATE!

    The next full ERP meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th April at Essex Young Farmers Conference Room, starting at 2pm (with lunch available from 1.30pm) More details will be circulated in due course.

    Please note this is a members only event.

  • 06/Nov/2017

    RHS FREE Secondary School Science Teach and Meet

    RHS have a few spaces left on their Free Secondary Science Teach Meet, taking place on Thursday 16th November, 4.15 – 6.15 pm at Hartismere School, IP23 7BL.

    RHS FREE Secondary School Science Teach and Meet
  • 20/Oct/2017

    Essex Police Rural Crime Strategy

    Find out how Essex Police will tackle crime in rural areas

    Thursday 16th November 1.00 - 4.00pm

    Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome


    FREE ADMISSION!

    DIRECTIONS: http://www.stowmaries.org.uk/contact/how-to-find-us

    Please note:  The postcode gives the correct location, however if you wish to use a satnav or google map it will direct you to an entrance which isn’t accessible. Please use the above link.

    Essex Police Rural Crime Strategy
  • 13/Oct/2017

    ERP Full Meeting Cancellation

    Apologies due to unavoidable circumstances the next ERP Full meeting to be held on Tuesday 24th October has been postponed.

    An alternative date will be organised to discuss the topic Brexit.

    Do remember to come along on Thursday 16th November for the Essex Police Fighting Rural Crime Day, member arrangements for the morning session will be sent out next week.

    Please download here for the event poster which can be printed and displayed.

    More information at http://www.essex.pfcc.police.uk/events/fighting-rural-crime-essex-rural-crime-strategy-launch-event/

     

     

  • 29/Aug/2017

    ERP Full Autumn Meeting - Date change

    Member Notice

    The date for the next Full Partnership Meeting has changed to Tuesday 24th October, to be held at the YFC Conference Centre.  Meeting start time 14:00 to finish 17:00.

    Full details will be distributed accordingly.

    NB: ERP Meeting is by invitation only.

  • 15/Jun/2017

    New Rural Crime Strategy for Essex Police

    If you attended our meeting on 24th May you will be aware that Essex Police are developing a new Rural Crime Strategy.

    Open to all ERP members this is your chance to have your say.
    New Rural Crime Strategy for Essex Police
  • 25/May/2017

    Update: Essex Vision Workshop Dates

    Following a presentation to the partnership by Will Bibby it was requested to distribute the Essex Vision Workshop Dates.
  • 05/Apr/2017

    Job Opportunity with the Essex Association of Local Councils

    Office and Training Administrator Role - Maternity Cover




    Job Opportunity with the Essex Association of Local Councils
  • 23/Feb/2017

    A common sense approach to the change in governance of Essex Police and Essex County Fire & Rescue Service.

    The people of Essex are being urged to have their say in the potential change in the way Essex Police and Essex County Fire & Rescue Service is governed through a 12 week consultation that starts today (Thursday 16th February) and ends on Wednesday 10th May.
    A common sense approach to the change in governance of Essex Police and Essex County Fire & Rescue Service.
  • 29/Nov/2016

    Task and Finish Group Focusses on Fly Tipping

    The ERP have endorsed the creation of a Task and Finish Group to look at the issue of large-scale fly tipping.
    Task and Finish Group Focusses on Fly Tipping
  • 12/Oct/2016

    Essex Rural Partnership celebrating 'Respecting our past, Embracing our future'

    Following our Rural Strategy Launch this year the ERP were joined by Cllr John Jowers, our Chairman Simon Walsh and Vice Chairman Canon John Brown for the planting of our pledge tree.
    Essex Rural Partnership celebrating 'Respecting our past, Embracing our future'
  • 04/Oct/2016

    Essex Rural Partnership Update

    Following our meeting on Friday 30th September we would like to provide an update which includes three consultations with closing dates in October.

    Please click the link above

     
     
  • 03/Oct/2016

    Local Government Finance Settlement to include a proposal to cap Parish Council Precept increases at 2%

    Essex Association of Local Councils informed the Essex Rural Partnership at our full partnership meeting held on 30th September that DCLG’s Local Government Finance Settlement Technical Consultation included a proposal to cap Parish Council precept increases at 2%. 
  • 29/Jul/2016

    Over 80 partners come together to launch a new Essex Rural Strategy

    Over 80 partners gathered at Chelmsford City Racecourse on 28th July, to launch 'Respecting our Past, Embracing our Future: A Strategy for Rural Essex'. 
    Over 80 partners come together to launch a new Essex Rural Strategy
  • 23/Jun/2016

    Pride of Britain Awards - You may know someone!

    You can nominate anyone of any age for a Pride of Britain Award. It may be for a single act of incredible courage, a long-lasting battle against the odds, or for inspirational campaigning.
    Pride of Britain Awards - You may know someone!
  • 26/May/2016

    Date for the Diary - Rural Crime Prevention Day

    Farmers and the Rural Community are invited to the next Rural Crime Awareness day, organised by Essex Police. 
    Date for the Diary - Rural Crime Prevention Day
  • 19/May/2016

    Essex Challenge Prizes

    Essex County Council (ECC) want every child in Essex to get the best start in life.
    A strong, resilient and supportive family is an important part of making this happen.
    Essex Challenge Prizes
  • 16/May/2016

    Rural Strategy

    Please take part in our Rural Strategy
  • 07/Apr/2016

    Maldon District 2016

    It's all about business . . .
    The Maldon District Showcase is taking place on Wednesday 11th May for new and existing businesses looking to raise their profile locally, nationally and internationally.
    Maldon District 2016
  • 08/Feb/2016

    RURAL COMMUNITIES IN LAST DITCH PLEA FOR FAIR DEAL FROM GOVERNMENT

    The Rural Services Network [1] is making a last minute plea to the Government to listen to the views from rural councils, rural MPs and rural people and change tack on its plans in the Provisional Local Government Settlement to reduce grants to rural areas at a higher percentage rate than grant reduction in urban areas over the next four years. 
    RURAL COMMUNITIES IN LAST DITCH PLEA  FOR FAIR DEAL FROM GOVERNMENT
  • 05/Feb/2016

    Dog faeces DNA test approved in Alresford

    DNA testing of dog faeces has been backed by a parish council in a bid to stop fouling in an Essex village

    Dog faeces DNA test approved in Alresford
  • 12/Jan/2016

    Plough Sunday Service Invitation

    THE PARISHES OF THAXTED, THE SAMPFORDS, RADWINTER AND HEMPSTEAD INVITE YOU TO THEIR PLOUGH SUNDAY SERVICE
     
    Plough Sunday Service Invitation
  • 17/Dec/2015

    Natural England Coastal Path

    Work has started on defining the route of the path which forms part of the coastal margin and has public rights of access along the way.   A list is available of 18 dates and venues for the "drop-in" sessions that Natural England has organised to promote the Essex Coastal Path.
    Natural England Coastal Path
  • 17/Dec/2015

    Delivering for Rural Communities

    The Government response to the review of rural proofing carried out by an independent team lead by Lord Cameron of Dillington has been published today.

    Delivering for Rural Communities
  • 11/Dec/2015

    Essex Energy Switch

    Nearly £1million has collectively been saved by Essex residents from the past two switches.Rather than switching energy providers as an individual customer, Essex County Council (ECC) are offering the service to work together and save money.
     
    If you haven’t switched for a few years you are likely to see the biggest savings, but even those who switch regularly can benefit.
     
    ECC state that those who took part in the last Essex Energy Switch saved an average of more than £200 and many residents saved even more. 
    Essex Energy Switch
  • 30/Nov/2015

    Stop Loan Sharks

    The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) are running a campaign promoting  'Stop Loan Sharks' 
    Stop Loan Sharks
  • 25/Nov/2015

    Essex Rural Strategy Rural Consultation

    The Essex Rural Strategy Questionnaire is still open!
    Essex Rural Strategy Rural Consultation
  • 24/Nov/2015

    Great British Game Week

    23rd  - 30th November 2015

    Taste of Game in partnership with Game to Eat are promoting Great British Game Week to celebrate all things game.
    Great British Game Week
  • 13/Oct/2015

    Essex Rural Strategy Public Consultation


    Tell us what you think and help to shape the new
    RURAL STRATEGY FOR ESSEX

    Please spread the word!

    Essex Rural Strategy Public Consultation
  • 28/Sep/2015

    Share your views on the Essex Rural Strategy

    Share your views on the Essex Rural Strategy

    Residents will get the chance to share their views on the Essex Rural Strategy when the public consultation goes live today.
    Share your views on the Essex Rural Strategy
  • 10/Aug/2015

    What will rural communities look like in the future?

    Industry, academic and voluntary sector experts explored the opportunities and challenges that rural communities could face in the future.


    What will rural communities look like in the future?
  • 27/Mar/2015

    Essex Rivers LAG receives £1.8m funding

    Essex Rivers Local Action Group (LAG) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded £1.8million of EU funding to support small businesses in rural Essex.
    Essex Rivers LAG receives £1.8m funding
  • 24/Feb/2015

    Rural Community Council of Essex Seeks 2 New Staff To Help Deliver Exciting New Programme

    RCCE is recruiting two new members of staff to help deliver an exciting new programme. 
  • 02/Jun/2014

    EU funding for Essex Businesses

    We are a step closer to securing EU funding for Essex through the Rural Development Programme's LEADER strand.
  • 13/Sep/2013

    Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett releases the ‘Who Will Care?’ Commission’s report into health and social care for Essex

    On the 12th September 2013 the “Who Will Care?” report commissioned by ECC was released. ‘Who Will Care?’ proposes five high-impact solutions
  • 30/Aug/2013

    BT cuts the call on Dial-Up services

    BT calls time on it's dial-up internet service as from Sunday, 1 September.
    BT cuts the call on Dial-Up services
  • 19/Jul/2013

    New National Rural Proofing Guidelines available

    On the 16th July, the Rural Communities Policy Unit (RCPU) published new National Rural Proofing Guidelines.
    New National Rural Proofing Guidelines available
  • 12/Jun/2013

    Rural Housing Week - 10th to the 16th June

    Celebrate Rural Housing Week which takes place across England this week.
    Rural Housing Week - 10th to the 16th June
  • 30/May/2013

    Three sites put forward for new Thames River Crossing

    On May 21st the roads minister Stephen Hammond announced the three possible sites for a new River Thames crossing between Essex and Kent.


    Three sites put forward for new Thames River Crossing
  • 10/Jan/2013

    Essex Rural Partnership welcomes David Heath CBE MP to Essex

    On Tuesday 8th January a small group representing Essex Rural Partnership met with David Heath CBE MP, Minister of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. 

    Essex Rural Partnership welcomes David Heath CBE MP to Essex
  • 20/Nov/2012

    How are rural interests being recognised by LEPs?

    The Commission for Rural Communities has published a report on how rural interests are being recognised within Local Enterprise Partnerships.
    How are rural interests being recognised by LEPs?
  • 05/Nov/2012

    Ash dieback disease found in Essex

    The tree disease Chalara, also known as ash dieback, has been confirmed in forests and woodland in Essex.
    Ash dieback disease found in Essex
  • 29/Oct/2012

    Training critical to the voluntary sector says new report

    An independent report for Voluntary Sector Training found that over 70% of voluntary organisations reported improved confidence, understanding and skills after attending a training course.
    Training critical to the voluntary sector says new report
  • 12/Sep/2012

    ERP welcomes Rural Statement

    The Essex Rural Partnership is pleased to support the Rural Statement 2012, published by Defra today (12th September).
  • 06/Sep/2012

    New Environment Secretary and Minister of State announced

    The Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP has been confirmed as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whilst David Heath MP has been announced as the new Minister of State. 

  • 31/Aug/2012

    Have you ever thought about volunteering?

    Every year over 20 million people across the UK volunteer, donating more than 100 million hours of their time every week to their local communities. Could you be one of them?
  • 03/Aug/2012

    Essex Rural Partnership celebrates 10 year anniversary

    Over 80 people from the public, private and voluntary sector came together to celebrate 10 years of partnership working on Tuesday (31st July).
    Essex Rural Partnership celebrates 10 year anniversary
  • 06/Jul/2012

    Celebration time for Essex villages

    A village in North East Essex which has seen a real upsurge in community activities in recent years is celebrating after claiming the top prize in this year’s Essex Village of the Year and Best Kept Village Competition.
    Celebration time for Essex villages
  • 01/May/2012

    RCCE launches oil buying scheme for Essex

    A new county-wide scheme to bulk-buy heating oil has been set up for rural communities.
    RCCE launches oil buying scheme for Essex
  • 23/Jan/2012

    'Your Community, You Decide' DVD available to purchase

    Copies of the 10 minute DVD Your Community, You Decide shown at the joint ERP and EERF meeting on Wednesday 18th January are now available to purchase.
    'Your Community, You Decide' DVD available to purchase
  • 04/Jan/2012

    Essex gets direct hotline to Government to shape rural policy

    The Essex Rural Partnership has been chosen as one of 14 Rural and Farming Networks, announced by Agriculture Minister Jim Paice today (4th January).


    Essex gets direct hotline to Government to shape rural policy
  • 20/Dec/2011

    Simple ways to grow your own

    Edible Essex Talk by the BBC's One Show gardening expert Christine Walkden, Thursday 16th February, 7:30pm
    Simple ways to grow your own
  • 21/Nov/2011

    Government launches new housing strategy

    A new strategy that will get Britain building more homes, boost the economy, create jobs and help first time buyers has been announced today by the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.
    Government launches new housing strategy
  • 11/Nov/2011

    'Volunteering on a Community Allotment'

    FREE Edible Essex event designed to equip both new and existing volunteers with the practical skills, knowledge and confidence they need to successfully work on a community allotment plot.
     'Volunteering on a Community Allotment'
  • 14/Oct/2011

    Services in Rural Essex 2011 Survey results published

    The 2011 Survey Report is now available to download.
    Services in Rural Essex 2011 Survey results published
  • 12/Oct/2011

    Full ERP meeting, 20th October

    Thursday 20th October, 9:30am - 1:00pm, Bentley Golf Club, Brentwood. Open to all ERP members.
    Full ERP meeting, 20th October
  • 03/Oct/2011

    Give a thought to the pork on your fork

    The ‘Pigs Are Still Worth It’ campaign is urging the public to make the pork promise to buy high welfare Red Tractor pork.


    Give a thought to the pork on your fork
  • 30/Sep/2011

    Big Lottery Fund answers Village SOS

    The Big Lottery Fund has joined forces with the Village SOS initiative in a ground breaking partnership to support rural community enterprises across the UK.

    Big Lottery Fund answers Village SOS