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  • The schools closed today due to heavy snowfall are:
  • All Saints, Dovercourt
  • Chase Lane Primary, Dovercourt
  • Harwich and Dovercourt High School closed to normal pupils but open for exams
  • Harwich Community Primary and Nursery
  • Manningtree High School
  • Spring Meadows Primary, Dovercourt
  • St Josephs Catholic Primary School
  • Wrabness Primary School


If you've been affected by the snow get in touch by calling the newsroom on 01255 221221 or email If you've taken some pictures while out and about today you can email them in and they may be featured in the paper. Just include your full name, street name and area. We look forward to seeing them!


Greater Anglia has altered some of its routes due to the snow.

17:32 London Liverpool Street to Clacton-On-Sea due 19:02, will start from Colchester and will no longer call at London Liverpool Street, Stratford, Chelmsford, Hatfield Peverel, Witham and Marks Tey.

19:18 London Liverpool Street to Clacton-On-Sea due 20:44, will start from Colchester. This train will no longer call at London Liverpool Street, Stratford, Shenfield, Ingatestone, Chelmsford and Witham.

Some services will also have extra stops which may cause delays.


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A number of trains have been cancelled.

15:00 London Liverpool Street to Norwich due 16:50 due to an earlier broken down train.

Others have been cancelled due to poor weather. They are:

15:52 Ipswich to London Liverpool Street due 17:16

16:53 Colchester to London Liverpool Street due 17:53

18:18 London Liverpool Street to Ipswich due 19:39

18:38 London Liverpool Street to Ipswich due 20:03

19:52 Ipswich to London Liverpool Street due 21:16

20:22 Ipswich to Colchester due 20:45


WASTE collections in Babergh, covering Brantham near Manningtree have been suspended today due to heavy snowfall. Following two early morning site inspections Babergh District Council made the decision and said the situation will be reviewed throughout the day and tomorrow, Tuesday January 22. A spokesman apologised for the disruption, but asked residents to put bins out as usual. Residents needing extra capacity should call the refuse helpline on 0845 606 6045 for waste bags.


WASTE collections will go ahead as normal in Tendring despite heavy snowfall. Tendring Council waste contractors Veolia said they were hoping to get round all properties as normal, with any homes missed out being visited tomorrow, Tuesday January 22. The council’s horticultural services and engineering teams were also redeployed from their usual duties to boost the gritting process. A team of 25 workers were sent out to spread grit across roads and pavements. Council leader Peter Halliday said: “I am delighted that Veolia are carrying out their normal waste and recycling rounds to homes around the District. “I am also grateful to all those staff who are taking on different roles in an attempt to keep any possible disruption to an absolute minimum.”


First Group bus services in Harwich are running although delays are possible because of icy roads.

Services three and four are unable to serve side roads and the 20a service will run as the 20 service, not serving The Vineway.

Service 22a and 22b are not running and the 103 service is running as the 104.


COMMUTERS faced delays again this morning after snowfall over the weekend.

The London Liverpool Street to Ipswich service, calling at Manningtree at 10.12am was cancelled.

Other services on the Norwich to London Liverpool Street line may be cancelled, delayed by up to 25 minutes or revised at short noticed, according to Greater Anglia.


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