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IFPC announces project start date for new playground

 

The work for the newly renovated younger children's playground is scheduled to start on the 19 July 2021. 

Fairfield is leased from Lord Petre and maintained by the parish council. It is situated behind St. Edmund and St. Mary Church, between Star Lane and Fairfield and is a popular place for families, youngsters and dog walkers. Historically, Star Lane was known as Fayre Lane and provided access to Fair Field, now known as Fairfield.

There is a fenced play area especially for the under 12's and a separate area for older children including a hard court, climbing wall, youth shelter and skate park. The rest of the field includes a cricket pavilion and pitch (home to Ingatestone and Fryerning Cricket Club), a pond, some seating and two public footpaths, one of which leads to the railway station and the other to Ingatestone Hall. 

It is the under 12's playground which is to be refurbished although many of the existing pieces of play equipment will be incorporated into the new design. Permission has been willingly given by Lord Petre for this project. 

Development ideas have been based on existing playgrounds in the borough. Brentwood Borough Council planning officers have confirmed that planning permission is not required for this project. Initially, 18 companies expressed interest in the project. The budget for the project has been agreed by the parish council and all proposing companies were working to the same budget. References and examples of work were included in the tendering process.

At the Facilities Committee meeting on 12 April, viable companies' designs were discussed as part of the selection process. From 13-30 April, councillors undertook consultation with local schools, playgroups etc and put in place an online consultation. At the Full Council meeting on 6 May, the council appointed Proludic to undertake the work.

The work will start on 19 July 2021 and will look to complete within 4 weeks, so that the children can enjoy the new equipment towards the end of the summer holidays and into the autumn. 

IFPC announces project start date for new playground

IFPC thanks litter pick volunteers

IFPC hosted the annual litter pick on 12 June which encouraged a large number of the local community to come out and show their support. 

We were very fortunate to have beautiful weather for the day after our previously agreed date had to be rearranged because of the bad weather in May.

We would like to thank all the volunteers that came out to help us including ten members of the rotary club 

IFPC chair Paul Jeater says: "Thanks to everyone who took part and to the Community Club for providing us with a base and refreshments for volunteers. We managed to cover a large part of the villages. We filled fewer bags than in previous years which is encouraging. Let's hope this trend of less litter continues." 

If you would like to find out ways you could get involved in the work of the parish council please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01277 676759 

IFPC thanks litter pick volunteers

IFPC hires Seymour Field to IFHS for the Summer Show

IFPC can announce that they will be hiring Seymour Field and Pavilion to Ingatestone and Fryerning Horticultural Society for the Summer Show. 

The Summer Show will continue this year at Seymour Field and Pavilion on 17 July 2021. The safety and well-being of all attendees is paramount so therefore all Covid safeguarding measures and risk assessments will be conducted before and during the event. 

As ever, IFPC will be hosting a stall at the show giving the opportunity for members of the public to answer questions about our services. Please do feel free to stop by and discuss anything with our councillors on our stall. We will be situated in the tent closest to the pavilion.

If you have any questions about the Summer Show and what the day will involve please contact the Horticultural Society directly by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visting their website www.ifhs.org.uk/contact 

IFPC hires Seymour Field to IFHS for the Summer Show

IFPC announces application to be a dementia friendly community

 

IFPC can announce that an application is in process to become a dementia friendly community, an award accredited by Alzheimer's UK.

We are proud to be supporting Dementia Action Week by encouraging our High Street shops to raise awareness with blue window displays and flowers. So far 27 of our local retailers are taking part.

The parish council's work is being driven through our Health and Wellbeing working group, which will also be launching a new coffee morning 'Blue Flower Cafe' to encourage those affected by dementia and their families to come down and socialise.

IFPC chair Paul Jeater says: "IFPC is truly impressed with the great work Ingatestone traders have done in support of Dementia Awareness Week.  Such community spirit shows what a unique village Ingatestone is, especially in view of the difficult times we have been experiencing. IFPC will continue to work towards becoming an accredited Dementia Friendly Community."

United in Kind coach Karis Galliano says: "It is crucially important for everyone to be aware of the signs and affects that Dementia can have on someone's life, until we find a cure, our actions can make a huge difference in helping people with dementia to lead an active and purposeful life and carry on doing things that matter to them most." 

We would like to thank in particular Cllr Marilyn Marston and Karis Galliano for their hard work in making this action week such a success in our villages.

 

IFPC announces application to be a dementia friendly community

IFPC are proud to support Dementia Action Week

Ingatestone & Fryerning Parish Council are proud to support #DementiaActionWeek we have been working with United In Kind to encourage our local businesses to show their support too by decorating their windows with everything blue 💙
27 of our High Street shops are taking part this week!
 
Please keep an eye on our website and our social media pages as we showcase some great examples of how our villages are showing their support
IFPC are proud to support Dementia Action Week

IFPC announce the launch of e-newsletter

IFPC announce the launch of a monthly e-newsletter which will bring the news and information you need straight to your inbox. 

It was decided that to evolve with current times news need to be delivered quicker and to be readily available for wider audiences beyond the parish boundary. 

In addition to the online version of our new newsletter, hard copies will be made available in locations around the village for those that wish to receive one. 

If you would like to sign-up please visit our home screen where you will find our sign-up box on the  latest from the parish news section 

Additionally, you can head straight to the sign-up section by clicking the link below 

http://eepurl.com/dj2dYz

If you have any questions or queries regarding our e-newsletter please call 01277 676759 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

IFPC announce the launch of e-newsletter

Plans to create a new woodland community garden

The parish council's Climate Emergency Working Group has been exploring sites for a community garden in the parish. We are aware that some residents do not have private gardens or the space to grow plants or vegetables etc. 

Finding available sites has no proved easy, however we became aware of a plot next to the footpath leading from Fairfield to the railway station.

Unfortunately in recent years this area has suffered from the fly tipping of garden waste. On Sunday 18 April the first working party morning took place where members of the group met and cleared the fly tipped materials and began the process of tidying up the area. The aim is to create a woodland garden which will include benches and a litter bin. There is the possibility of including a raised flower bed. It is hoped to develop the site into an area where residents can sit and relax.

Further work mornings are being planned for throughout the summer. It is hoped to acquire suitable woodland plants to make this an attractive area. We were encouraged by the number of residents who stopped to ask what was happening and who offered enthusiastic support. 

Plans to create a new woodland community garden

IFPC announce new playground for Under 12's at Fairfield

The parish council is to undertake the refurbishment of the Fairfield Playground for under 12's with the Facilities Committee taking responsibility for the project, working within the confines of COVID restrictions. 

Fairfield is leased from Lord Petre and maintained by the parish council. It is situated behind St. Edmund and St. Mary Church, between Star Lane and Fairfield and is a popular place for families, youngsters and dog walkers. Historically, Star Lane was known as Fayre Lane and provided access to Fair Field, now known as Fairfield.

There is a fenced play area especially for the under 12's and a separate area for older children including a hard court, climbing wall, youth shelter and skate park. The rest of the field includes a cricket pavilion and pitch (home to Ingatestone and Fryerning Cricket Club), a pond, some seating and two public footpaths, one of which leads to the railway station and the other to Ingatestone Hall. 

It is the under 12's playground which is to be refurbished although many of the existing pieces of play equipment will be incorporated into the new design. Permission has been willingly given by Lord Petre for this project. 

Development ideas have been based on existing playgrounds in the borough. Brentwood Borough Council planning officers have confirmed that planning permission is not required for this project. Initially, 18 companies expressed interest in the project. The budget for the project has been agreed by the parish council and all proposing companies were working to the same budget. References and examples of work were included in the tendering process.

At the Facilities Committee meeting on 12 April, viable companies' designs were discussed as part of the selection process. From 13-30 April, councillors undertook consultation with local schools, playgroups etc and put in place an online consultation. At the Full Council meeting on 6 May, the council appointed Proludic to undertake the work. The target completion date is by the start of the school summer holidays, this year. This is an ambitious timeline but one the parish council will strive to attain.

In addition, a new parish council noticeboard, similar to that in the Market Place, will be placed at the entrance to the playground.

Finally, many thanks to parish council's Alan Wright who has had the task of project managing this initiative in addition to his other role as caretaker, all whilst complying with social distancing regulations. 

IFPC announce new playground for Under 12's at Fairfield

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

A book of condolence is available at St Edmund and St Mary's Church on Ingatestone High Street. The current open hours are 12 noon to 2pm and 10.30am-12 noon at the weekend Our condolences are extended to Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family.