Grave safety concerns over a crossing used by children and cyclists were raised at a Dunmow Town Council meeting.
Permission to build a bin lorry depot and classic car restoration business on the outskirts of Dunmow will be sought in the next few weeks, landowners have said.
A nine-year old who set out to raise £30 with a sponsored swim for Cancer Research, has already raised £500 before he has even dived into the water.
Long-held plans to move a bin lorry depot out of Dunmow town centre are stirring once again, after Uttlesford District Council (UDC) suffered a knock back earlier this year.
The number of hours Dunmow library is open could reduce by more than a half under proposals put forward by Essex County Council (ECC).
The trustees of Dunmow Day Centre, which is celebrating 25 years at the Rowena Davey Centre this year, are 'fighting hard' to maintain operational control over the centre.