It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
North Fambridge: Tributes To Crash Victims
Tributes have been paid to two teenagers who died in a motorcycle accident in North Fambridge on Sunday (September 16th).
18-year-old Bradley Cooper of Coxs Close, South Woodham Ferrers and 17-year-old Abbey Parker of The Drive, Mayland were killed when the blue Yamaha motorcycle was in collision with two tractors on Lower Burnham Road, North Fambridge, at about 9.35am.
Their families have paid tribute to them.
"Louise, Stewart and Carlo Parker the family of Abbey Louise Parker make this statement on behalf of their family.
"Abbey was a fun, bubbly and a wonderful daughter, sister, niece and granddaughter. Abbey lived life to the full everyday.
"Abbey was a keen dancer from a young age, through school and in to her teenage years.
"Abbey was doing an apprenticeship in hairdressing in a local hair salon in Burnham owned by her family.
"Abbey's entire family are going to miss her more than words can describe. The family wish to thank everyone for there kind words and flowers at this difficult time and it is greatly appreciated by all.
"At this time the family do not wish to publish details of a funeral."
"For the short time Bradley was with us, every single moment was a joy and every joyful moment we had we shall cherish in our hearts forever.
"He always woke in the morning with a smile on his face and went to bed with a smile.
"He spoke to and brought joy to everyone he met. He was a kind and considerate friend, loyal brother, looking out for his sisters and the most wonderful son and treasured grandson anyone could ask for.
"Never judging, only loving.
"Thank you for every moment of joy you have brought us all, and will still bring in our wonderful memories.
"Our love for you is a journey, starting at forever and ending at never, you wonderful, special young man. "You are now together with your wonderful, darling Abbey, no one will ever keep you apart."
A chief Essex medic has told Heart all local councils and CCGs are now coming together to tackle mental health.
Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.
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