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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.”

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Save money with the Essex Energy Switch

Save over £250 on your gas and electric bills by joining the Essex Energy Switch. With the costs of heating our homes over winter appearing to rise every year, the Essex Energy Switch is a free, easy and secure way to cut energy bills. The county’s collective switching initiative has already saved thousands of us £2,297,539 over the past five switches. 

energy switch

Registration opens on Tuesday 5 December, and closes on Tuesday 13 February 2018, before the one-day auction. One email address can be used up to five times to register for the scheme to help out those who don't have access to the internet. Everyone who registers will receive a personalised offer on 23 February 2018, which details how much they could save by switching to the winning provider, or cheaper tariff.

Register for the next auction online or call 0800 0488285.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Gritting updates

 

GrittingWith temperatures dropping again at the end of this week, find out how, why and where we grit the roads with this short video. Find out even more online where salting routes are shown on the Salting Routes map or by following @EssexHighways on Twitter.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Christmas trees on Ingatestone High Street

Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council (IFPC) has announced that it will be funding Christmas trees on Ingatestone High Street this year.
 
In a pilot scheme, IFPC will pay for Christmas trees for High Street businesses that have existing electric sockets and brackets to position them. The cost will include a safety check for each tree.
 
The Christmas trees have been mounted along the length of the High Street above the shops and businesses for the last 20 years.
 
Funds for the trees will come from a previously allocated precept budget of £1,000, which was originally earmarked for Victorian Evening road closures. In the absence of a Victorian Evening in 2017, IFPC felt that it was important to maintain this festive tradition.
 
IFPC chair, Cllr Paul Jeater comments: “Our Ingatestone and Fryerning residents have told us that the High Street Christmas trees are one of the things that make us unique at this special time of year. This is an important part of our heritage that we don’t want to lose.”
 
Ingatestone High Street businesses who have already paid for their own trees for 2017 will be refunded the costs by the parish council.
 
Businesses wishing to participate in the Christmas tree scheme, or receive a refund, should contact the IFPC office.
 
For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / tel: 01277 353315.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

A12 junction 13 Ingatestone

A message from Highways England

A12 junction 13 Ingatestone

I am writing to provide you with details about maintenance work we will soon be carrying out to the A12 junction 13 southbound exit slip road at Ingatestone, to the south west of Chelmsford. This scheme forms part of a wider package of works to deliver essential maintenance and improvements on A12, A11, A14 and A120 in Essex and Suffolk.

This work involves the renewal of road markings and signage.

We will start this work on 20 November and plan to be finished on 24 November.

We will be working overnight between Monday to Friday 8pm to 6am.

Traffic restrictions

To complete this work safely and minimise disruption to the travelling public there will be overnight closures in place on junction 13 southbound slip road.

Road users wishing to leave the A12 at junction 13 will be diverted to junction 12 where they can return to junction 13 and leave the A12 via the junction 13 northbound exit slip road.

We have written to local residents to inform them of these improvements and we would be grateful if you would publicise the details to your parishioners through newsletters and other communications where appropriate.

Find out more and contact us

The information contained here is correct at the time of publishing. Our programme of works is weather dependant and subject to change. For the latest information please sign up to our weekly information bulletin by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ‘subscribe’ in the subject field.

If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I would like to thank you for your patience while we deliver these essential works.

Yours sincerely

Steve Hollinworth

Project Manager, Jacobs

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Public consultation on proposed changes to the Mobile Library Service

Consultation period - 19 September - 6 November

I would like to invite you to help us make decisions on the future of the mobile library service.

At Essex County Council, we know how much people value their mobile libraries. But we also know that in recent years, fewer and fewer people have been taking advantage of them.

Combined with other factors, such as vehicles which are coming to the end of their working lives, we have reached a point where the right thing to do is look again at how we provide these services.

This is why we are consulting you about how we create a new library service which is a better fit with people’s lives across Essex.

We want a service which is available at a place and time which suits users; a service which is flexible enough to help volunteers set up a community library in a village hall, pub, sports club or shop.  We want a service where volunteers deliver books directly to the door, and can stop to chat with the residents so that we contribute to ending social isolation. These services already work well in villages across Essex and we want to extend that provision. We want a service which is able to respond to different local needs and settings and to have books available to more people more of the time.

We don’t want a service which wastes money by having mobile library buses parked in locations at times when no one visits, which is unfortunately what happens on some occasions now.

Most of all, we want everyone in Essex to get involved, have their say on our ideas and share their own.

You can find more information about our proposals and complete the survey at www.librariesconsultation.essex.gov.uk  

Separate surveys are also available online for children and young people under 16 and in EasyRead. If they would rather complete the survey on paper, they can pick up a copy of the consultation pack at any library or mobile library and return it using the business reply envelope in the pack (no stamp needed).

For help to complete the survey, or if someone would like it in large print or would like a printed copy of the children’s or EasyRead versions, please call 0345 603 7628. 

The deadline for replies is 6 November 2017.

All the responses from the consultation will be analysed and a formal report produced. This will be published on the consultation website and available on request for those without internet access. The analysis will be used to help us decide what changes will be implemented.