Safety fears have been raised about vehicles driving recklessly and disguising their number plates on a byway at Great Dunmow, known as Flitch Way.
New figures have revealed fly-tipping is draining more than £1million of taxpayers’ money each year across Essex.
A listening bench has been installed in Clavering as part of a project to connect people with stories from the past.
Polling stations are open across the country today to allow new county councils to be elected – and give voters the chance to tell politicians what they think of them a month before the general election.
A parish councillor says she is “astounded by the incompetence” of Essex Highways to deal with flooding on a busy road between High Roding and Dunmow.