Stop Press Message from Essex CC 

Subject: A message from Cllr David Finch, Leader, Essex County Council - A matter of life and death

 

I have never written to anyone on a more important subject. I would ask that you please take a moment to read this message.

 

 

Coronavirus

 

Dear resident,

I have never written to anyone on a more important subject. I would ask that you please take a moment to read this message.

We are facing the biggest challenge of our times. Coronavirus is a killer. If we do nothing, 500,000 people across our great country will die.

But that horrendous outcome will not happen, provided we act.

The Government has issued good advice. But not all of us are following it.

This is not good enough. We MUST heed the advice from Government.

It is simple. And it is in our hands.

STAY HOME. SAVE LIVES.

Across Essex this weekend, we have seen people behaving in a way which was very much like going about their usual business.

I will be blunt. This is not acceptable.

We MUST socially distance.

Even though some schools across Essex will stay open, you should ONLY take your children to them, if you have been notified that you are a critical worker AND if you absolutely have NO other option.

The NHS

If the epidemic peaks, as it has in Italy, which has a world-class health system, the NHS will be overwhelmed.

We must not allow the ‘peak’ of the epidemic to outstrip the NHS’s capacity to care.

Every single one of us can ensure that this nightmare scenario does not happen.

In China, and South Korea, the spread of the virus has been kept in check because Governments have acted quickly enough, and people have followed advice. We must follow suit. Our great County of Essex has always risen to the challenges over the decades. This is the greatest one of our times.

Please, follow the advice. Stay Home. Save Lives. #StayHomeSaveLives

Cllr David Finch, Leader, Essex County Council

Dr Mike Gogarty, Director of Public Health, Essex County Council

 

The latest advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) is available on the Public Health England (PHE) and NHS websites.

You can find out about impacts on our services on the Essex County Council website.

 

 


 

Welcome to Quendon and Rickling!

Our conjoined villages lie between Newport and Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex on the old London to Cambridge Road; previously the A11, and now the B1383. (Map)

Rickling (strictly Rickling Green) is contiguous with Quendon but is on more minor roads.  Rickling village proper is a little way from Rickling Green, but consists of a very small community now, possibly resulting from middle ages plagues and consequent desertion of population, or perhaps simply due to alterations in traffic patterns with the development of other routes and consequent migrations in search of trade.   See the History page for more information.

Our District Council is Uttlesford District Council, based in Saffron Walden's former hospital building in London Road (as well as others).Sign (Village)

We have a seven-member Parish Council which does its best to provide what it can to maintain and improve the villages.

The Village monthly magazine, The Link, is delivered free to every household in Quendon and Rickling and may also be viewed and downloaded here.  Past issues are also available to provide an insight to previous village activities.  Please note that these files may take a while to download.

More information about the villages and what is happening in them can also be found on the Q&R Parish Council Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011970814112&fref=ts  and on the Q&R Village Page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1419742138338703/

 

If you have any comments or questions about this website, or wish to publicise a Quendon and Rickling event please email  tddqrpc@gmail.com

Upcoming events

Wednesday Club

Wednesday 08 April 2020

With Christine Osbourn

U3A Choir

Wednesday 08 April 2020

Every Wednesday