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

Latest News

Brentwood Strawberry fair is back!

It wouldn’t be Summer in Brentwood without the annual Strawberry Fair!

With fun for all the family, Brentwood Borough Council’s FREE-entry event takes place on Saturday 16 June, on Shenfield Common, from 12pm-6pm. It will include lots of activities for children including inflatables, brilliant bubbles from the Bubble Man, Punch and Judy shows and Princess appearances throughout the day. Young visitors can go on small funfair rides, have a go on the coconut shy, or have their face painted amongst many other fun amusements on offer.

There will be an array of food and drink on offer, with locally brewed beer, Pimms and Prosecco and a converted horsebox gin bar! For those wishing to indulge, there will be a Cream Tea tent, ice cream, and a variety of hot and cold refreshments to everyone’s tastes. And it wouldn't be the Strawberry Fair without some fresh strawberries and cream, provided by Doddinghurst Road Church!

Those feeling energetic can show off their strength by taking part in the Tug o’ War, or alternatively relax and enjoy the entertainment in the Big Top, hosted by Brentwood Baptist Church. There’ll be performances all day from choirs, local performing arts groups and brilliant bands, whilst Doddinghurst Infants’ School shows us how Maypole dancing is done! 

Take a moment to browse the stalls, where you can get your caricature drawn, buy crafts and gifts, plants, children's books and sweet treats. There will also be many fantastic community organisations and local charities present, so do take a moment to see what amazing services they provide.

Brentwood Borough Council's Chair of the Community, Health and Leisure Committee, Councillor Chris Hossack said: "The Strawberry Fair is always such a great event, and with what is planned, local families are bound to have a fun-filled day out. The event is a real example of the community coming together to celebrate the start of Summer in Brentwood and it couldn’t happen without the help of many groups and volunteers! 

Special thanks must go to Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood County High School, St Thomas’ Church, Nick’s Tyres, Grace and Rose, and the Conservators of Shenfield Common. We are also extremely grateful to our sponsors, Comfy Beds, Razzamataz Theatre Schools and the Beeches, who make it possible to keep the event free-entry for the community to enjoy.

Please note that there is no parking at the event, but visitors can park at the nearby Brentwood County High School for £2 with proceeds going to Conservators of Shenfield Common. Alternatively, please use the town centre car parks, walk or take public transport where possible.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Brentwood District Public Meeting - 20th June

Do you want to know the latest on crime trends and proactive policing operations in the Brentwood District? Do you have a question for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s senior team? If so make a date in your diary to come along to a public meeting being held in Brentwood, organised by Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex.

The meeting is taking place on Wednesday, June 20 between 6.30pm and 8pm at Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite in Hutton, CM13 2NS.

Mr Hirst said: “I hold regular public meetings across the length and breadth of the county. They are a great way to hear from local communities directly and we can help them resolve community safety issues. Very often a joint approach is the answer to a problem. With a panel of experts on hand, our public meetings are a great way to find the solutions together.”

Sitting alongside Roger Hirst will be Jane Gardner, the Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, and Chief Inspector Lewis Basford, Essex Police’s Brentwood District Commander. They will also be joined by representatives from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and the local Community Safety Partnership.

A briefing document will be published a few days before the meeting on www.essex.pfcc.police.uk

 

 

 

 

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.