The next meeting of Ardleigh Parish Council is due to take place on Monday 17 April at 7.30pm at Ardleigh Village hall with a remote link. The meeting is open to the public- please note that space is limited. Any questions or comments relating to items on the agenda may be also emailed to the Clerk.
This video was prepared for the Community Showcase event in March 2023 and shows the range of activities undertaken by our Parish Council and some of the key achievements since the last election.
Planning Application for a food storage and distribution facility and associated parking, logistics yard and offices on farmland between Old Ipswich Road and Wick Lane.
Update January 2023
Our Council has taken legal advice regarding Judicial Review of the decision. The Pre-Action Protocol was initiated. A formal decision/ Planning Permission on the Planning Application is now awaited before any further action can be taken. Public donations towards the legal costs are welcomed. Thank you to those who have donated.
Ardleigh Parish Council Clerk Rachel Fletcher
01206 414989 (answerphone)
PO Box 12865, Colchester, CO7 7EZ
Village Hall Enquiries & Bookingssee the Village Hall tab at the top of this page
Please remember to look out for your neighbours and local community members. Ardleigh showed amazing community spirit throughout the pandemic. Remember to ask for help if you need it.
We want to ensure that residents are able to access the support they need. There is Privacy Notice relating to information we may hold about residents.
Some other useful contacts are listed below
Essex Wellbeing Service
The Essex Wellbeing Service provides a single, easy to use access point to practical, emotional and social care support. www.Essexwellbeingservice.co.uk 0300 303 9988
Advice and financial support
Citizens Advice Tendring
Get advice and information at any time on our website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/tendring/ Phone 01255 377080 email email@example.com. Or National Adviceline 03444 111 444
Ardleigh Parochial Charity
We are very lucky in Ardleigh to have a charity to help Ardleigh parish residents, who are in hardship, to fund essential items. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and someone will get back to you
Bills, Food and Household Essentials Support
If you’re struggling to pay household bills because of the pandemic emergency help is available. You can apply to the Essential Living Fund for help with energy and water bills, food and household essentials. For more information, visit Essex County Council’s Emergency Support page or call 0300 7900124. Other support for residents is available on their website.
Other helplines including mental health support
The Samaritans aim to provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom, often through their telephone helpline. Whatever you are going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are well trained. Call 116 123 for free to get help. You can also email email@example.com and you will receive a response within 24 hours. The Samaritans also have a self-help app which can help you keep track of how you're feeling, and get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis. NHS 111 can also give you someone to talk to in the event that you are having suicidal thoughts and would like to seek different approach to accessing support.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a leading movement against suicide. Through this challenging time they are currently supporting more people than ever before through by taking far more calls and web-chats than usual. If you need help, are worried about someone, need support after someone you know has committed suicide or need help and support on some other specific issue then CALM can help. Please find the following link to learn more about CALM and access expert counselling: https://www.thecalmzone.net. Alternatively, call 0800 58 58 58 from 5 pm to midnight, 365 days a year. Text ‘SHOUT’ if you need immediate support from a mental health counsellor.
Ardleigh Surgery is our local NHS Doctors' Surgery is https://www.ardleighsurgery.nhs.uk/ To make an appointment or speak to the receptionist please telephone the Surgery on 01206 230224
Pharmacies Please visit www.nhs.uk to check the availability of local pharmacies. Alternatively, if you do not have access to the internet please ask a relative or friend to check for you, or call NHS 111
Noticeboards and other communications
Our survey on noticeboards and other communications is still live. Please have your say. https://bit.ly/APC-COMMS
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