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The Parish Council is moving!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED W/C 26TH SEPTEMBER. WE WILL BE UNABLE TO ANSWER EMAILS OR PHONE CALLS OR ASSIST THOSE VISITING THE OFFICE. PLEASE BEAR WITH US DURING THIS WEEK. THANK YOU
The Parish Council will be moving offices during the week commencing the 26th September. After 10 years at 118 High Street, the Council were given notice to leave and a lengthy search was undertaken for alternative suitable accommodation within the village.
Our new address will be Suite 1, 4 The Limes, Ingatestone, CM4 0BE and our telephone number will remain as 01277 353315.
The Parish Office will be open from 9-5pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week. During the office move week, supplies of recycling sacks will not be available. These can be obtained from Ingatestone Library.
All committee meetings are now being held at Ingatestone Library and the dates and times can be found in the forthcoming Parish Council Meetings section of this website. Up to the New Year, Full Council meetings are being held at the United Reformed Church Hall, High Street, Ingatestone.
Thank you to the 224 Parish residents who took part in the Parish Questionnaire. The results are being analysed and will be reported at the October Parish Council Meeting on the 6th October at 7.30pm in the United Reformed Church Hall. Results will also be on display at Ingatestone Library after that date.
The information gathered will help the Parish Council focus on what is considered important within the parish and ensure that the precept is spent appropriately.
Refurbishment of Fairfield Pond
Thanks to generous grants from Essex County Council CIF and Essex Heritage Trust, Fairfield Pond will be renovated next month. Works will be undertaken by Anglia Land Drainage to remove the silt, build up the banks, remove some of the willows and nettlebeds and restore the site to its former glory. During the works, any fish in the pond will be removed off site and all care and attention will be given to flora and fauna in the area. The security fencing will remain on site until the silt is dried and sown with grass seed. The Parish Council will then install new picnic benches, seating, bins and an information board in the area. The length of the works is weather dependent but it is anticipated to last 3-4 weeks.