Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council has been received a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme

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Drainage works on Station Lane to commence on Monday 19 August

We have received correspondence from Essex Highways regarding the upcoming drainage improvement work:
Surface Water Alleviation Scheme- Gatekeepers Cottage Drainage Improvements Station Lane, Ingatestone- Road Closure
Essex Highways will commence work on Monday 19th August 2019 to undertake drainage improvement work at the above mentioned location adjacent to the Network Rail Level Crossing. The work includes installation of new road gullies, kerb and footway works, carriageway patching and jetting of existing highway drains.
The work is anticipated to take approximately 2 weeks, weather and other unforeseen factors permitting. These dates may be subjected to change should unforeseen issues arise. Any date changes will be indicated on advance warning signs displayed on site.
During these works Station Lane and Hall Lane will be closed at the level crossing. No vehicular movement will be permitted to cross the level crossing for the entire duration of the work, 24 hours a day. Access to either side of the level crossing will be via the signed diversion route. Pedestrian access across the level crossing will be permitted through a designated walkway.
Access to Gatehouse Mews, Ingatestone Station and Station Car Park will be maintained at all times although vehicles may have to use the signed diversion route. Pedestrian Access will be maintained at all times.
We ask for your co-operation during these works period and request that you refrain from parking in the closure area during the works. For general enquiries regarding the works please contact Essex County Council customer services team by telephone: 0345 6037631 or by completing the online form
For further information about roadworks in your area please visit
We thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation while we work  to improve your roads


Local Plan consultation begins

Brentwood Borough Council has published its Pre-Submission Local Development Plan for a six-week consultation until 5pm on Tuesday 19th March 2019.

The new Local Plan sets out the Council’s long-term vision for how and where the Borough will develop over the next 15 years to meet local needs in line with our unique local character. It also includes the policies that will be applied in assessing planning applications during this period. 

The Pre-Submission Local Plan and supporting documents can be viewed via

You can also view the documents and comment directly at

Documents are available to view at our reception in Seven Arches Road, and Brentwood, Shenfield and Ingatestone libraries.


Local Plan consultation begins

Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council qualifies for Tesco’s bag initiative

Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council hopes to benefit from the Tesco Bags of Help campaign

The scheme awarding grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 from carrier bag sales to community projects. Three regional groups, including the parish council, have been shortlisted to receive the award. Voting is open from November 1- December 31 and customers can cast their vote each time they shop with a token received at the check-out.

 The parish council is in the process of renovating the sports pavilion in Seymour Field to create a facility for our community. It hopes to use the funding to install an electric screen and projector for presentations, talks, education and training. The parish council hopes this will encourage greater contact between residents and use by groups and societies. Please vote for Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council in Chelmsford stores, including the superstore and Express stores.

 Happy voting!


Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council qualifies for Tesco’s bag initiative

Parish Council install 100 poppies to commemorate 100 years

Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council are installing 100 poppies to remember the centenary of the end of World War 1.
Located in Ingatestone and Fryerning, these poppies are to remember those who fought and died in the war to end all wars.
As part of the service on Remembrance Sunday, the parish council will also be planting a Rowan near the war memorial and have recently received permission to erect a permanent decorative tree guard to provide a lasting reminder of this occasion.














'Solar Together Essex’ online auction opens today

Press Release from Essex County Council

From today, Essex residents can register in ‘Solar Together Essex’ the solar panel group buying scheme aiming to create a greener and more sustainable future for our county.

Launched by Essex County Council in partnership with iChoosr- the group buying specialist, Solar Together Essex offers residents the opportunity to take part in an online auction for high quality solar panels, saving money on both installation and future energy bills.

The more people that register for the auction, the more competitive the offer Solar Together is able to secure. When the auction closes residents are sent personalised offers from the winning supplier should they wish to continue with the work.

Cabinet member for Environment and Waste, Cllr Simon Walsh said: “Having solar panels installed is one way that we can all contribute to achieving a greener and brighter future for our county- they can also help save money on energy bills and generate clean electricity too. If you have been thinking about getting solar panels- now is the time to do it. By registering with ‘Solar Together’ not only will prices be lower than on the open market, residents will also be paired up with trusted suppliers to carry out the work.”


RegistrationResidents can register from now until 22 August on the Essex County Council Website here- If you register, you are under no obligation to continue.

Auctiona supplier ‘auction’ will be held on 22 August, when our approved solar suppliers will bid for the work. The more people that register, the better the deal should be for each household.

Personalised offerfrom 10 September you will be contacted with a personalised offer, based on the specifications of your roof. This includes your costs and return on the investment of a solar panel installation.

You decidethe decision is then yours as to whether you want to accept your offer. There is no ob­ligation to continue. You will have until 19 October to decide and will be invited to visit an information session. 

Installationif you accept the offer, the winning supplier will contact you to survey your roof and set an installation date. All installations are planned to be completed by the end of March 2019. 

To register and for more information please visit












A12 overnight closures in July 2018

A message from Osborne

Please find attached details of surface repairs taking place next week on the A12 northbound carriageway between junctions 12 and 15.  Work will take place between 8pm and 6am from Tuesday 10 July for six consecutive nights.

During the closure periods, road users will be diverted along the B1002.  Additional signs will be installed advising diverted traffic to obey existing speed limits.

If you require further information regarding this scheme or other works in the area, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0300 123 5000.

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Parish Council creates new Apprenticeship

IFPC are delighted to announce a new 18 month, Level 3 Apprenticeship, in partnership with ACL Employability and Enterprise.  This proactive parish council recognises that it should set an example of best employment practice as well as developing future Parish Clerks and Assistant Clerks.

With a planned start date of September 2018, the parish council are offering a Local Government, Business and Social Media Apprenticeship, thanks to a generous grant of £10,000 from the Essex County Council Local Services Fund.

At this early stage, for further information, please contact ACL on

Further information will be published in due course.