Arkesden is administered by Essex County Council, Uttlesford District Council (UDC) and Arkesden Parish Council.
Contact UDC on 01799 510510 or www.uttlesford.gov.uk
Uttlesford CAB on Keep Warm in Uttlesford
How to stay warm and well this winter
Those in receipt of winter fuel allowance who can spare all or part of the payment this year, we are asking to please consider making a donation to Uttlesford CAB. The CAB would channel extra funding to help people save money on heating costs, including access to help with insulation; understand what financial help is available and manage any fuel-related debt. http://www.uttlesfordcab.org.uk/news/item/donating-back-your-winter-fuel-allowance
Refuse and recycling
Every Tuesday (Special arrangements apply to Christmas and New Year)
There are 3 wheelie bins: alternate collection of the green bin (dry recyclables) and black bin (non-recyclables) and a weekly collection of the brown bin (kitchen waste).
Bins should be left at the roadside, unless you are disabled. UDC will arrange collection of heavy items. Contact Environmental Services 01799 510510.
Garden Green Waste Collections 2019 will start on 16th January which will be the Wednesday following a green-lidded collection.
The red telephone box in the village near the pub is no longer in use – it is now a library!
The Mobile Library calls Fortnightly on Tuesdays see notice in telephone box on dates it calls in Arkesden:
Post Office arrives 9.55am leaves 10.10am
The nearest local shop is Nisa, Stortford Road in Clavering. Waitrose and Tescos are in Saffron Walden.
There is a syndicate for delivery at the weekend. Contact David Forster on 550306.
Can be delivered (with other items). Contact Steve Davies on 0800 146 07
Supplied by EDF through your supplier. Power supplies are easily disrupted by weather, so keep a good supply of torches, lanterns and candles to hand.
For power failure contact 0800 783 8838.
Supplied by Veolia (0845 769 7982). Sewage by Anglian Water (08457 145145)
Not all properties are on main drains. Note that supplies can fail with the electricity.
Members of this syndicate give periodic estimates of the amount of oil they need and the syndicate then finds the most cost-effective price for the estimated total, from several companies. Prices are below those for single deliveries.
Contact Claire Brady 01799 551190 (evenings) 07760 207668 (daytime) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Police: Emergency number is 999. Contact 101 for non-urgent matters.
Saffron Walden Police Station: Monday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm
Floodline: 0845 988 1188
NHS Direct: 0845 4647
Telephone Faults: 0800 253565
Electricity Faults: 0800 7838838
Water Faults: 0845 782333
Buses & DaRT 1 mini bus
From April 10th 2016 local rural bus services are being replaced by a demand response service called DaRT 1, provided by Arrows Taxis (Essex) Ltd. Instead of using fixed routes with fixed stops and times, DaRT 1 customers book journeys with the operator in advance and are picked up from an agreed point – often their own home, a bus stop or local place of interest.
This service is funded by Essex County Council and operated by Arrow Taxis.
Telephone Arrow Taxis Essex Ltd on 01621 874411
and explain: *Where you would like to go *Where you would like to be collected from * What time you need to go (please give at least 2 hours notice before travelling)
Bus 62 – departs Arkesden on Thursdays only at 10 a.m. to Bishops Stortford.
Returns from Bishops Stortford at 1 pm only.
Bus 446 – departs Arkesden on school days only at 8.16 a.m. to Saffron Walden County High
Returns from SWCH at 3.30 p.m. only.
There are regular weekday and weekend trains from Audley End to Liverpool Street. Phone 0845 600 7245 for train times.
Chairman: Rod Higgins 550411
Vice Chair: Robert Patmore 550251
Councillor’s: Pat Palmer 550971
Chris Coady 550201
Jane Chetcuti 550018
Dylan Pratt 550391
Clerk: Steve Coltman 550217
Parochial Church Council
Chair: Rev. Margaret Davis 550703
Warden: Cathy Miles 550956
Secretary: Susan Erb 551870
Treasurer: Steve Elvidge 550204
Uttlesford District Councillor Edward Oliver
Essex County Councillor John Lodge 01763 838754
Chairman: Simon Coop 551097
Secretary: Craig Dyce 550603
Treasurers: Wendy Dyce 550603
Aline Parriaux: 550173
Bookings: Barbara Higgins 550411
Arkesden Village News
Editor: Cathy Miles 550956
Layout: Lem and Satu Lawrence 550625
Treasurer: Kate Barwood 550271
Advertising: Satu Lawrence 550625
Friends of Arkesden Church
Chairman: Tina McLean 550448
Secretary: Allison Poultney 550800
Captain: Steve Elvidge 550204
Secretary: Anthea Boon 550861
Women’s Institute there is no longer a WI in Arkesden
Chairman: Tom Macfadyen 550052
Secretary: Amanda Crabb 551175
Treasurer: Alistair McLean 550448
Speech & Drama Pat Truelove 550471
Oil Syndicate Claire Brady: 01799 551190 (evenings) 07760 207668 (daytime)