Gritting around Stambourne

Gritting the roads
With the recent snowfalls and the low wintry temperatures, the roads may become dangerously icy. Essex Highways are responsible for gritting the roads around Stambourne in winter but, as they have to prioritise their routes, not all of Stambourne's roads are covered. Did you know the gritting lorries have their own names? Grit Monster, Alexander the Grit, Gritney Spear...
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Snow in Stambourne!

Snow
Did you see the snow fall in Stambourne today? A brief period of snow this morning gave some seasonal weather to the village. Fans of snow probably rejoiced but hopefully others didn't find it too inconvenient! Do you have any photos or videos of today's snowfall you would like to share with us? Send them through! Want to see more snow photos? Head to our pho...
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Flooding around Stambourne and Finchingfield

Flooding in Stambourne
Heavy rain on Thursday, 14th January 2021 caused some flooding in and around Stambourne. Thank you to Spains Hall Estate for the photo of Finchingfield from above. If anyone has any more photos they would like to share, please email them from the Contact page. Stambourne GreenBottom of the hill near the Playing FieldFinchingfieldFinchingfield from above, taken by Spains ...
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Sonic boom heard in Stambourne

Typhoon
A loud 'explosion' was heard around 1pm this afternoon, 12 January 2021 which may have bemused residents. Rather than thunder or an explosion, it was an RAF Typhoon scrambled from RAF Coningsby called to investigate a plane which was no longer responding to Air Traffic Control. More info from the BBC below: bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-55636583 bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-en...
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Superfast broadband: January 2021 – Services live

Superfast broadband
Superfast broadband now available in Stambourne. Both Gigaclear and County Broadband are now live in Stambourne, with County Broadband offering their services in the main part of the village and Gigaclear live along Cornish Hall End Road. I have been live with Gigaclear for around 6 months, opting for the 300Mb/s service but could have chosen upto 900Mb/s, the same as Count...
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Bonfire night & fireworks 2020

Fireworks
Unfortunately, Stambourne Fireworks on the playing field have had to be cancelled this year due to the current situation but it is hoped it will resume next year. Meanwhile, check out photos of Stambourne Bonfire night 2010. If you plan to have your own fireworks for Bonfire Night, please follow the fireworks code, prevent accidents and consider pets and local wildlife: ...
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Recycling calendar

Recycling
We should all aim to recycle as much as possible and councils have targets in place to increase the amount that's recycled each year. To achieve that, Braintree Council encourage us all to follow their recycling guides and make sure we fill our bins and clear recycling sacks only with the correct type of rubbish. It's often best to place your bins and sacks the evening befo...
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