Unity Healthcare latest news

Steeple Bumpstead GP surgery is at risk. Unity are proposing the closure of the surgery, have your say. The letter below has information and links within. 

The Parish Council have invited Unity Healthcare to attend our PC meetings to provide an update to residents, they haven't been able to do this, but have provided this newsletter. (last updated 11/2/21)

The Yellow Book

The Yellow Book’ 

The Yellow Book is the bi-monthly Parish Magazine of Steeple Bumpstead. It is prepared by volunteers and delivered by Parish Councillors to approximately 750 residential and business premises in and around the village.

Anyone interested in The Yellow Book can also look at current and past issues online at:


The Editor is Kate Macpherson, who can be contacted at: editor@sb-yellowbook. org

SBNN - Steeple Bumpstead Neighbourhood Network of Helping Hands

We have an active group of volunteers in the village, helping you during tough times. Set up in March 2020 when the COVID-19 Lockdown began. 

Street Volunteer Co-ordinators will usually have a poster in their window and are in touch with each other to pool resources.
You can contact any of these volunteers.


Keep in touch with us: 

email: bumpsteadnetwork@gmail.com


Facebook page

Steeple Bumpstead Neighbourhood Network


Our central telephone number is: 07704 447246


Street Volunteer Co-ordinators are offered as a back-up in these complicated times and are not intended to replace your usual support network, friends or family. This initiative is fully supported by Steeple Bumpstead Parish Council.

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Braintree Community Transport

Braintree Community Transport offer tailored transport from your home to your destination of choice and home again.  Transport is bookable at least the day before you need to travel.  

Your vehicle is personal to you at times requested by yourself.  Passengers make a contribution towards the cost of their journey which is subsidised by Essex County Council and Braintree District Council.

To find out more please call below.

Latest BDC Newsletter

Including news from Community Transport, Community 360, Essex Wellbeing Service, Witham Community HUB, First Stop, Braintree Area Foodbanks, Citizens Advice, British Red Cross, Essex Essential Living Fund, Samaritans, Carers First & Compass - click on the red icon below. 

last updated 2nd Feb 2021