BRAINTREE Village has been closed due to Storm Eunice.

The high winds and adverse conditions have caused the Braintree Village to be shut.

A spokesperson for Braintree Village said: “The safety of our staff and guests is our number one priority and we are taking the storm warnings very seriously.

“Due to the high winds we have made the decision to close Braintree Village.

“We will be monitoring the situation closely and further updates will be made on our website and social channels.”

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The cinema, swimming centre and bowling alley were just some attractions in the area that felt the effects.

NAMCO Funscape bowling alley prior to the Village statement said: “Due to a power outage suffered at the site, NAMCO Funscape Braintree is now closed whilst this is being sorted.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

It comes as the whole district continue to feel the effects of Storm Eunice.

Braintree Council announced that the markets due to be held in Braintree and Witham town centres tomorrow (Saturday February 19) have been precautionarily cancelled.

The council also said that there are multiple power issues and a water supply issue due to a pump failure.

Scores of residents have felt these issues with water pressure and power supply.

Issues to transport including trains and busses have also occurred, with Hedingham busses just one company reporting numerous services to be cancelled.

All journeys to, from or through Clacton have been cancelled until further notice.

In addition, the the 88 has been temporarily suspended to and from Colchester, due to several trees blocking parts of the route along with large debris lying in roads.

The 89 service to and from Braintree and Great Yeldham via Halstead has also been suspended.

Multiple trees have fallen around the district, with Braintree Recreation Ground warning residents to stay away and keep distance from the trees.

The storm has also been felt at charities and community services.

The Witham Community Hub was forced to close early for safety, and due to power struggles.

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity also had to cancel its first monthly coffee morning back.

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The event was supposed to happen on the morning of February 19, and the charity are hoping to bring it back next month.

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