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7:30 pm Parish Council Meeting @ Bicknacre Memorial Village Hall
Parish Council Meeting @ Bicknacre Memorial Village Hall
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12:30 pm Lunch Club @ The Brewers Arms
Lunch Club @ The Brewers Arms
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A GREAT NEW OPPORTUNITY TO GET TOGETHER – EAT – CHAT AT A SPECIAL HAPPY HOUR PRICE MAIN COURSE £7 DESSERT £1.50 AT THE BREWERS ARMS PUBLIC HOUSE, BICKNACRE PLEASE RING 01245 224061 TO BOOK[...]

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THE PARISH OFFICE WILL CLOSE ON TUESDAY 23RD DECEMBER AND RE-OPEN TUESDAY 6TH JANUARY 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!


WELCOME

 Any URGENT queries please call 07918-648699  

 Mrs Karen Kuderovitch – clerk@wfandbpc.org.uk

Address:c/o Woodham Ferrers Village Hall,Main Road,Woodham Ferrers,EssexCM3 8RJ

Office Hours:The Clerk is available (by appointment only please) Monday – Wednesday 9am – 4pm

Telephone & Emergency Number:

Office – 01245 328988

In case of emergency call : 07918 648699

All enquiries of a non urgent nature to go to 01245 328988 or clerk@wfandbpc.org.uk


WOODHAM FERRERS & BICKNACRE PARISH COUNCIL – PLEASE READ –  IMPORTANT PLANNING ITEM

Chelmsford City Council has received an application to remove 4 Oak Trees which are part of the Heritage of Bicknacre village.  We need your support to help in resisting this application.  The cost of the removal of these trees could be the responsibility of the Parish Council and could run into thousands, which we simply do not have.

PLEASE SUPPORT US!

Either contact the Clerk @ clerk@wfandbpc.org.uk with your views or Cllr. Chris Saltmarsh cjandjdpc@yahoo.com

Or you can lodge your comments directly to

 Chelmsford City Council @

http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/planningonline

Search for – 14/05290/TPO

Priory Field Recreation Ground, Bicknacre Road, Danbury

English Oak T1/T2/T3/T4  on accompanying plan – on eastern boundary, with Compasses Farm house – Fell to ground level and grind stump

ACTION REQUIRED BY 15TH DECEMBER 2014

WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!

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The Parish Council will be holding an Extraordinary Parish Meeting early January 2015 where residents can come and view the planning documents associated with 14/01976/OUT and leave their comments and views. This decision has been taken so that the Parish Council can then have time to collate and consider these views at their Parish Council Meeting of 13th January 2015. At the 13th January Parish Council Meeting the 15 Minute Public Session time will not be extended for comments in reference to the above application, that is the purpose of the early January Meeting. Further details regarding the exact date and location will follow very soon. A flyer will be delivered to every house in Woodham Ferrers & Bicknacre with all the details in due course.

BICKNACRE DEVELOPMENT

THE OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THE PARISH COUNCIL:

For your information and comments the following application is available to view on Chelmsford City Council Consultee Access:

Reference: 14/01976/OUT Address: Horseshoe Farm Main Road Bicknacre Chelmsford

Description of works: Outline application for residential development of up to 110 dwellings, land for doctors surgery, open space, landscaping, ancillary infrastructure and means of access. (All matters reserved except access).

Please return your comments to us by: 5th January 2015

Click to View – http://publicaccess.chelmsford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=NFYNA6BRDU000

Planning and Development Management
Chelmsford City Council
www.chelmsford.gov.uk

PLEASE GO ON LINE AND LODGE YOUR VIEWS (ANY ALREADY RECEIVED BY THE PARISH CLERK WILL BE FORWARDED) OR SEND TO THE CLERK.

THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL NOW DECIDE WHAT FURTHER ACTION TO TAKE.

We urge parishioners to familiarise themselves with the details of the application in order that they may make meaningful and informed comment

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THE PARISH COUNCIL HAS RECEIVED DRAFT CONSULTATION PROPOSALS FOR A RESIDENTIAL SCHEME OF APPROXIMATELY 110 DWELLINGS AT LAND OFF MAIN ROAD IN BICKNACRE.

The Parish Council were contacted by Gladman on 28th October who requested a closed meeting with the Parish Council. This was instantly refused by the Parish Council as we are an open and transparent Parish Council and this meeting may have been perceived in the wrong way. Gladman have a policy of not holding public meetings so our choices were very limited.

After taking advice, the Chair and Clerk decided to invite Gladman to be present at our normal Parish Council monthly meeting.  Our reasoning behind this decision was it would be better that concerned Parishioners could attend this meeting in person to listen to the proposals. It was also important that Parish Councillors understood what was being proposed and gauge the views of our Parishioners.

At this early stage the Parish Council will not make any comment, as always, if and when we receive a valid planning application on the table it will be considered and our local view given at that stage.

The meeting last night was attended by approx. 37 residents clearly not in favour of the development.  Councillors Richard Poulter and Matthew Flack were also present and Councillor Poulter stated he would strongly oppose the development on behalf of local residents.

All views of the proposed application should be channelled in the correct manner, i.e. to the Clerk (clerk@wfandbpc.org.uk) or via the communication channels advertised by Gladman available on the Parish Council web site.

COMMENTS OR OPINIONS CAN BE ADDRESSED THROUGH THE FOLLOWING CHANNELS:

BICKNACRE CONSULTATION LEAFTLET.. CLICK HERE

OR YOU MAY E-MAIL THE CLERK:  clerk@wfandbpc.org.uk

DETAILS OF THE PROPOSAL.. CLICK HERE

GLADMAN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS AT THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING OF 4TH NOVEMBER CAN BE VIEWED HERE


The Parish Council is aware that there has been an increase in incidents of vandalism and anti-social behaviour in The Grove/Lyndhurst Drive/ the Hooe Playing Field & Priory Playing Fields

 We have taken as many steps as we can to try and curb these incidences and the local PCSO has been monitoring the situation as best she can.  This is obviously restricted to the amount of time available given the large area that each PCSO is responsible for.

We have also requested assistance from the Police helicopter over both the Hooe and Priory Playing fields where there have also been problems.

We would like to ask you help in identifying any incidents of vandalism or anti-social behaviour wherever and whenever they occur by telephoning the local Police on 101 and reporting anything that you can and getting an incident number.    You may have to leave a message for them to call back.  Alternatively you can call the
PCSO on 07711 147171.

The more information that can be provided the more likely it is that those responsible can be identified and then the Police can take appropriate action.