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ACTION PLAN/COMMUNITY PROJECTS

You will have noticed that the new overflow parking project has been finished at Bicknacre Playing Fields.

This item has been on the Parish Council Agendas since January 2016.    At the outset the potential future users were identified as:   the Bicknacre Village Hall, Priory School, the Pre-School , Danbury and Bicknacre Football Club and of course Friends of Priory Fields specifically as an overflow Car Park on agreed

occasions (i.e. not exclusively to any one group / organisation).

In January 2018 the topic finally reached the time when consultation with potential users was required.   During then and now the Parish Council has consulted those who might be involved to gain their views/support.

Based on the favourable responses received, the project was approved by the Parih Council in June 2019 – three years on from the original idea was muted.

The wheels were put in motion to get the job done and advise residents accordingly.

Essex County Council (ECC) does not typically make provision for parents/carers to park on school sites for general dropping off and picking up of children.   Fortunately, the Parish Council does provide this additional parking area which is of great benefit during School Terms and all other users of the Bicknacre Playing Field throughout the year.

It is not the responsibility of the Parish Council to provide additional school parking and we apologise if some residents were under the impression this would be the case.

B1418— representations have been made to Essex County Council regarding the disappointing deterioration of the road at the bottom of the hill towards South Woodham Ferrers.  This was only resurfaced last year, and we have been advised by ECC an inspection will take place in September.

Plans for a multi-gym in both village are still on the Agenda—I will be looking for funding opportunities for this equipment in the next couple of months.

You will have noticed the new village gateways which took many years of pursuing to finally see them in place.  We hope to soon see additional signage to try and encourage slower driving.  We have plans to install flowers at the Gateways too.

We have also installed a new bench at Bicknacre Playing Fields and we hope this provides a restful place for residents.

Bicknacre Village Green is looking wonderful thanks to our Gardener and we have received many compliments from residents which is good.

Please click here for the 19/20 Action Plan

Bicknacre

Village Herb Garden

 

 

Woodham Ferrers Herb Garden – planted by St Mary’s School

 

 

New swings at Lodge Road – part funded by Essex County Council Community Initiatives Fund

OUR THANKS TO JOHN COUSINS FOR MAKING & DONATING THIS TO OUR VILLAGE

 

We have installed Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s) installed in the villages, one at Bicknacre Village Hall, the other at The School Room, Woodham Ferrers.  We are running a futher training courses in conjunction with local First Responders, which are open to all residents of the Parish in the first instance.

AEDs are proven to save lives and are therefore an invaluable addition to health and safety for all

Who did we help in the last finance year ? click here

New equipment installed in 2017 at The Hooe Playing Fields:

Niagara Play Tower – free of charge (Sovereign Play)

Teenage Bench (free of charge Soveriegn Play)

Trim Trail ( PC Funded)

New Swings including basket swing

New pathway to swings to allow wheelchair access

Lodge Road Playing Field

New basket swing to include disabled use

Free Services click hereto see help from Chelmsford College Public Services

Village Maps – newly created to help new and existing residents click here for Bicknacre and here for Woodham Ferrers

Community Special Constables – please contact the Clerk for further details……..