Every Tuesday (Special arrangements apply to Christmas and New Year)

Contact UDC recycling helpline 01799 510344 or visit http://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/recyclingandwaste for latest information.

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 2020. On Wednesday following a green-lidded (recyclables) collection.

The red telephone box in the village near the pub is no longer in use – it is now used as a book exchange.

Library Van stops in the village on ////// at ///////

The nearest local shop is Nisa, Stortford Road in Clavering.

Waitrose, Tesco and other independent shops are in Saffron Walden.

Milk Delivery by Enfield and North Dairy

email: russell.milkman@outlook.com       Tel: 07512 450552

Local Veg. boxes available from Berry Best Produce Ltd, Clavering

Email: berrybestproduce@yahoo.com     Tel: 07971 098559

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 105

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: 3villagesoil@gmail.com

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: 111

Telephone Faults: 0800 800 151

Electricity Faults: 0800 31 63 105

Water Faults: 0845 782333

From April 10th 2016 local rural bus services were  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.

There is a village residents WhatsApp group. This is an informal group, the administrators are: Tina Mclean, Chris Coady, Jemma Macfadyen, Paula Graham and Suzanne Andrews. For more info or to join the group contact you can contact Chris Coady on 550201.