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Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council secure 25-year lease of Seymour Field to protect community asset for future generations

Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council (IFPC) have agreed 25-year lease of Seymour Field, and an Agreement to Lease was signed at an extraordinary Full Council on 21 May 2018. This agreement secures the future of the all the youth and adult football teams which play here, and protects this important community asset for the next generation.

This agreement follows over 18 months of work, and many hours spent by parish councillors and their officers to secure a lease.  IFPC fought strongly for this as Seymour Field is the only publicly owned recreation field in the parish. It is used by football teams, dog walkers, youth groups and community events such as the annual Horticultural Show.   

As the village grows, IFPC was determined to ensure that public spaces such as Seymour Field were protected. This lease will ensure that it remains a publicly owned recreation area for current residents, and future generations. 

IFPC has ambitious plans for further playground facilities and a potential multi-sports area.   We will further increase the use of the field by the community and local schools.

The pavilion has unfortunately fallen into disrepair, and does not meet current FA standards. The Agreement to Lease will allow IFPC to apply for funding to entirely renovate the building.

Cllr Paul Jeater, chair of IFPC explains: “The lease has taken 18 months to secure, but the work really begins now. The parish council has already begun applying for grant aid for this project and discussions with the Essex Football Association are at an advanced stage to secure funding for the renovation of the pavilion.”

Because of the time delays which IFPC worked hard to avoid, the adult football teams are relocating for the majority of the 2018/19 season. This will ensure that IFPC can meet funding deadlines, and provide the new facility in time for the 2019/20 season. Junior teams which play on the other side of the field and do not use the pavilion will continue to play as normal. The Horticultural Show on Saturday 21 July will go ahead as planned.

The acquiring of this lease on Seymour Field and pavilion guarantees that it remains a recreational facility, and provides an opportunity to develop a quality asset that can be enjoyed by the people of Ingatestone and Fryerning for years to come.

 

LAST CHANCE to Complete the Neighbourhood Plan Business Questionnaire TODAY!

Dear business owner,

Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council are currently developing a Neighbourhood Plan. This is a community-led planning document which will guide future development, regeneration and conservation in Ingatestone and Fryerning.

Why we need to hear your views

Your input as a local business is key to the development of this plan. It will help us share your vision and shape the future and growth of our villages and your business. It will give you a greater say in the development of our local area.

Why is a Neighbourhood plan important to you?

Having a Neighbourhood Plan allows a community to get the development needed for their area. It deals with a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues, such as housing, employment, heritage and transport; which are key for the success and growth of businesses in Ingatestone and Fryerning.

This plan will give us the opportunity to choose where new homes, offices and shops are built, have a say on the design of new buildings and support the granting of planning permission for new buildings and infrastructure. This is likely to have some relevance to your business, now or in the future.
We're conducting a survey and your input would be appreciated. Click the button below to start the survey. Thank you for your participation!

We need your help

Please access and complete our simple online questionnaire by 10th May 2018. LAST CHANCE TODAY! HAVE YOUR SAY!

It can be completed in around 10 minutes online. If you require a paper copy or assistance in completing the online survey, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01277 353 315.

Please tell us as much as possible about your business, the challenges you face and the changes you need to see to develop and improve our villages and your business.

Click this link to start the survey

Thank you for your participation!

New CCTV camera in Fairfield

The Parish Council are pleased to advise that a CCTV camera has been installed in Fairfield this week.  The siting was agreed following a meeting between Brentwood Borough Council and IFPC as the camera could only be located on parish owned lampposts.
 
It is hoped that a further camera will be made available to the parish for location in the Market Place at a later date.
 
Safer Brentwood's Daniel Cannon:-
"Due to successful partnership working with Thurrock Council relating to their ongoing CCTV deployments of mobile cameras to help deter fly tipping, Brentwood Borough Council (BBC) has been granted the use of several of these cameras to use for deployment at locations around the borough where antisocial behaviour has been reported.
 
"The partnership arose following a request from Thurrock’s environmental health to monitor their existing camera feeds which BBC’s CCTV department agreed to undertake. During discussions with CCTV at Brentwood it was agreed that in exchange for monitoring these feeds Thurrock Council would assist Brentwood borough with camera sharing and deployment.
 
"This has enabled us to assist local parishes and central urban areas with rapidly deployable CCTV at minimal cost to the borough, to help reduce crime and antisocial behaviour.

 

Calling Local Businesses... We Need Your Help Please...

Neighbourhood Plan Business Questionnaire

Dear business owner,

Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council are currently developing a Neighbourhood Plan. This is a community-led planning document which will guide future development, regeneration and conservation in Ingatestone and Fryerning.

Why we need to hear your views

Your input as a local business is key to the development of this plan. It will help us share your vision and shape the future and growth of our villages and your business. It will give you a greater say in the development of our local area.

Why is a Neighbourhood plan important to you?

Having a Neighbourhood Plan allows a community to get the development needed for their area. It deals with a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues, such as housing, employment, heritage and transport; which are key for the success and growth of businesses in Ingatestone and Fryerning.

This plan will give us the opportunity to choose where new homes, offices and shops are built, have a say on the design of new buildings and support the granting of planning permission for new buildings and infrastructure. This is likely to have some relevance to your business, now or in the future.
We're conducting a survey and your input would be appreciated. Click the button below to start the survey. Thank you for your participation!

We need your help

Please access and complete our simple online questionnaire by 10th May 2018.

It can be completed in around 10 minutes online. If you require a paper copy or assistance in completing the online survey, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01277 353 315.

Please tell us as much as possible about your business, the challenges you face and the changes you need to see to develop and improve our villages and your business.

Click this link to start the survey

Thank you for your participation!

Brentwood draft local plan: Preferred site allocations consultation

The Council is preparing a new Local Plan for the Borough.  This document will provide the vision, objectives and policies to guide future development in the Borough.
 
You may be aware of previous consultations that we have held as preparation of the Local Plan progresses.  We write to inform you that the Council is now undertaking further public consultation following additional site assessment work to meet the Borough’s future housing and employment needs.  Residents, local businesses, and other stakeholders are invited to read the document and respond with their views.
 
How Do I Comment?
The consultation document and supporting documents are available for public consultation for six weeks from Monday 29 January to Monday 12 March 2018.
You can respond directly online at our website www.brentwood.gov.uk/localplan
Following online links to the ‘Local Plan Consultation Portal’ is the quickest and easiest way to comment.
Alternatively, you can respond by completing a comment form, available from our new temporary reception at 1-2 Seven Arches Road, Brentwood (next to the Town Hall), or download from our website, and return to us.
Email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Write to us at: Planning Policy Team, Brentwood Borough Council, Town Hall, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AY
 
Public Drop-In Events
Officers will be available to answer questions at public events during the consultation period. The dates and locations of these events will be available to view on the Council’s website at www.brentwood.gov.uk/localplan
 
More Information
For more information on the Preferred Site Allocations consultation document please visit our website at www.brentwood.gov.uk/localplan
Our website includes details on previous consultations and technical evidence studies that inform the Local Plan process, such as the Interim Sustainability Appraisal (SA).
Should you have any questions about the consultation please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01277 312620 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Brentwood draft local plan: Preferred site allocations consultation (Copy)

The Council is preparing a new Local Plan for the Borough.  This document will provide the vision, objectives and policies to guide future development in the Borough.
 
You may be aware of previous consultations that we have held as preparation of the Local Plan progresses.  We write to inform you that the Council is now undertaking further public consultation following additional site assessment work to meet the Borough’s future housing and employment needs.  Residents, local businesses, and other stakeholders are invited to read the document and respond with their views.
 
How Do I Comment?
The consultation document and supporting documents are available for public consultation for six weeks from Monday 29 January to Monday 12 March 2018.
You can respond directly online at our website www.brentwood.gov.uk/localplan
Following online links to the ‘Local Plan Consultation Portal’ is the quickest and easiest way to comment.
Alternatively, you can respond by completing a comment form, available from our new temporary reception at 1-2 Seven Arches Road, Brentwood (next to the Town Hall), or download from our website, and return to us.
Email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Write to us at: Planning Policy Team, Brentwood Borough Council, Town Hall, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AY
 
Public Drop-In Events
Officers will be available to answer questions at public events during the consultation period. The dates and locations of these events will be available to view on the Council’s website at www.brentwood.gov.uk/localplan
 
More Information
For more information on the Preferred Site Allocations consultation document please visit our website at www.brentwood.gov.uk/localplan
Our website includes details on previous consultations and technical evidence studies that inform the Local Plan process, such as the Interim Sustainability Appraisal (SA).
Should you have any questions about the consultation please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01277 312620 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council (IFPC) announces precept for coming financial year (2018-19)

Every year parish councils are required to review their budget and set a precept for the following financial year.  The precept is the element of council tax that parish councils request to pay for the important work they undertake.

IFPC carefully budgets its precept to maintain our villages. It pays for the upkeep of Fryerning Cemetery and Fairfield recreation ground, the closed churchyards in Ingatestone and Fryerning and our playground facilities. We pay for parish council owned bins and dog waste bins to be emptied and for planting and watering flowerbeds and planters.  IFPC subsidises the two-hour free parking at Bell Mead and Market Place along with many other individual projects, including this year’s High Street Christmas trees.

At the full council meeting on the 11 January, it was resolved that the parish precept be increased by 6% or £9,366 from £156,100 to £165,466 which is equivalent to a year’s increase of £3.92 for a Band D property for the coming financial year (2018-19). This decision was not taken lightly and was discussed at length.

The primary reason behind the increase in the precept is because of the removal of the discretionary grant that all parish councils had previously received from Brentwood Borough Council.  For IFPC this equated to a loss of £9,969.

All parish councils are also faced with the threat of central government precept capping, which would effectively result in a reduction of funding in real terms.  Therefore, it was prudent that IFPC increased the precept to include the grant loss before capping came into force.

Parish councils must also prove that they are financially secure and able to cover all short-term liabilities.  With this increase in the precept and the parish council’s reserves policy, IFPC can demonstrate that this requirement is in place.

IFPC chair, Cllr Paul Jeater comments “The parish council were very conscious of the need to be prudent in the current economic climate, however, an announcement from Brentwood Borough Council advised us that we would not be receiving any additional grants from now on.  This substantial loss of money has regrettably meant that we have had little alternative but to raise the precept this coming financial year.  We have a number of exciting projects planned for 2018 – 2019 including the renovation of Seymour Field and Pavilion and the creation of an apprenticeship.  As ever, we will be striving to obtain grants from as many sources as possible to assist in these ventures.”

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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