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Steeple Bumpstead Parish Council

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Community Information

Private Pumping Stations

If you have a private pumping station on your property you may wish to have a look at Anglian Waters specialist website set up to help customers identify and report the pumping stations easily, www.spotapumpingstation.co.uk.

From October 2016, many private pumping stations will transfer over to Anglian Water and become their responsibility.

Anglian Water Pollution Watch

This new campaign has been launched to ensure that Anglian Water spot, report and stop sewage pollution incidents as quickly as possible and minimise the impact to the environment. They now have a Pollution Hotline on 03457 145 145 which villagers can ring to inform them about potential sewage pollution issues in our rivers and waterways.


Christopher Chapman of the Environment Agency informed the Parish Council on the 28th June 2016 that the Environment Agency have now created a flood warning area specifically for the Bumpstead Brook covering both Steeple Bumpstead and Broad Green. They anticipate that this will go live in the next week. This will mean that they are able to issue warnings specifically for the village.

This is however a new flood warning area, so the thresholds are set conservatively, and they will be reviewed each time the alert or warning is issued.

The Environment Agency would like help from residents to help them by recording flooding (safely). Currently they are looking at the 21st July (dependant on weather) as a date to hand deliver information to those properties at risk, and where possible speak to the occupants to explain what it means and where they can help by recording any flooding. They will be branded as the Environment Agency in their corporate clothing so it will be clear who they are. The Environment Agency have a helpful web page with further information www.gov.uk/floodsdestroy

We have also added the following documents which should be reviewed. (Please click on the document below for further information)

Community Flood Risk Summary Steeple Bumpstead Parish Update Letter 2016 Environment Agency Briefing Note 2016’

Link to the Environment Agency Flood Risk Summary Page where you can enter your postcode and see the current status for your location. (Just click the logo below)


There are changes being made to recycling centres across Essex. Please see the attached information document from Essex County Council about the changes. More information may be found via their website www.recycleforessex.com.



County Broadband are able to now provide superfast broadband to customers. More information about their service may be found on their website www.countybroadband.co.uk or telephone 01376 562002’



There is now a new national power cut phone line – 105 – to help people contact the company that looks after their electricity network. This would be UK Power Networks for London, the East and South East of England’


Garden Waste Recycling

Changes to your Garden Waste Collection

The collection of green wheeled bins will stop over the winter period to ensure the service remains cost effective. The decision was made following the budget consultation and is in line with the seasonal decline in demand for this service. We are committed to offering a garden waste service and these changes are needed so we can continue to collect your garden waste for the remaining months of the year. 

More information about how and why this decision was taken

This means that on Monday 5 December 2016 the garden waste collection will stop and start again on Monday 27th February 2017.

During these months you can still recycle your garden waste by

Please check your new collection calendar for your last and first collection dates. They are marked as green or red circles.

Christmas Tree Recycling

You can take your tree to Essex County Council's Recycling centre for Household Waste. For opening times visit www.recycleforessex.com

Compost at Home


The annual delivery of clear recycling sacks is currently underway and will continue through to October. We will deliver 3 rolls (78 sacks in total).

Braintree District Council are unable to specify an exact delivery day and time and the schedule could be subject to change, however they have indicated that they will be delivering to Steeple Bumpstead in September and October.

Please note: they do not deliver clear recycling sacks to flats/properties that receive their bulk bin collection service. 

Need more recycling sacks? 

Collect more sacks free of charge from your local Library, the Council Office at Causeway House, Braintree or call 0800 074 8243 and they will deliver them to you within 10 working days.