West Essex virtual hospital service

We have been asked to share some news about the new West Essex virtual hospital service.

The service is delivered by several partner organisations and is part of the West Essex Out of Hospital Care Model.

The virtual hospital launched in early December 2022 and allows patients with specific conditions to be cared for at their usual place of residence, including care homes.

They receive the same treatment they would otherwise receive in hospital and it gives more choice about where they receive care.

Attached is the press release, with photos, and links to social media posts and website article.



New West Essex Virtual Hospital Service | Essex Partnership University NHS Trust (eput.nhs.uk)



Public engagement events hosted by Essex County Council and the organisers of RideLondon-Essex are taking place across the county. Residents can learn about the plans for 2023, meet the team, ask questions or raise any concerns.

The engagement event in Felsted is being held at Wood Cottage Tea Rooms, Braintree Road on Thursday 2nd March between 10am and 2pm

Residents are encouraged to drop into the tea rooms to find out more.


Essex Police – Beat Surgery

PCSO Natalie Smith will be hosting a beat surgery at The Wood Cottage Tearoom.

The drop in session is an opportunity for residents to:

  • speak with the local community policing team about any concerns that they may have;
  • obtain crime prevention advice;
  • stop by for a chat.


The next Surgery will be on:

Thursday 23rd February 2023                      10:00am – midday


Please feel free to stop by, everyone is welcome, no appointment is necessary.


Green Waste Collections 2023

The Parish Council has agreed to continue funding weekly Green Waste collections in 2023

The collections will take place at  Bannister Green from 9 -10 am every SUNDAY morning between 5 March and 3 December 2023 (inclusive).


Suspicious Activity Update

In December, following concerns expressed by a number of parishioners (directly and on local social media) the Parish Council posted an article and a picture entitled “Suspicious Activity in Felsted”.  The article sought to allay parishioner’s concerns by identifying two individuals.

The Council is pleased to have established the identity of the individuals and is happy to confirm that their actions were at all times entirely innocent and the reported concerns were misplaced and unnecessary.

The Council is extremely grateful to those concerned in coming forward and regret any distress which may have been unintentionally caused.

The Council is pleased to publish this explanation of the Council’s actions.


Defibrillator Training

The Parish Council are arranging a defibrillator training session which will take place this Spring in the URC Hall.

The cost of the training session will be in the region of £10 per person.

If you are interested in attending, please contact the Clerk.

Heather Read, Clerk to the Council

Tel: 01371 823071 / 07719 552174

Email: clerk@felsted-pc.gov.uk


Cleaner Required for Public Toilets

A cleaner is being sought for the public toilets located by the main play area behind the Memorial Hall.

One hour per day, number of days to be mutually agreed.

Contracted hours could increase with agreement to include a weekly clean of the sports pavilion during the football season.

Rate of pay £12.50 per hour.

If you are interested, please contact Heather Read, Clerk to the Council for an initial discussion.

Tel: 01371 823071 / 07719 552174

Email: clerk@felsted-pc.gov.uk


Digigo Bus Fares capped at £2

We’re pleased to advise that all single DigiGo fares will be capped at just £2 from 1 January until 31 March 2023! Making it even cheaper for residents to access social, work, health or school opportunities.

This is because DigiGo is taking part in the government’s Bus Fare Cap Grant (BFCG).  Customers can book their reduce price journeys via the TravelEssex app as normal, where vehicles can be tracked in real time prior to and during the journey.

At a time when people are worried about the rising cost of living, the £2 bus fare cap can save customers up to 75% off the usual fares until 31 March 2023.  For an existing customer who takes 5 trips a week, they could save up to £120 a month compared to normal.

For more information about DigiGo, visit their website.

Unsure what DigiGo is?  DigiGo is an electric shared public transport service which offers on-demand or pre-bookable travel in parts of Essex. There is no fixed route or timetable, which puts customers in control of their journeys.



Christmas Tree Recycling

Whilst it is planning ahead, we thought we would let you know that UDC’s Christmas tree recycling refuse vehicle will be located at Bannister Green on Saturday 7th January 23 from 11.30 – 12.30.


Uttlesford Design Code consultation

Further to the public online workshop on Wednesday 23rd November, Uttlesford District Council has advised that their 3rd survey, gathering further information from residents to help guide the future design of the places in which we live, is now live:
There is also the launch of the Uttlesford Design Code Art Competition for young residents!
More information can be found here: Enter our art competition (uttlesforddesigncode.co.uk)