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IFPC sets out Action Plan for 2021/2022

IFPC is delighted to announce the launch of some new and exciting projects that the council will look to carry out over the next financial year. The council met for an away day on Zoom in January to discuss items that should be added to the council's action plan for the forthcoming year.

As well as statutory committees, the council has formed 'working groups' where councillors and members of the public and get stuck into local projects. 

The Economic Development Working Group has looked at how a farmer's market might be viable for the villages. The working group hope this project will provide support and a platform to local businesses as well as enhancing the community spirit of the parish.

The Climate Emergency Working Group has been working on a number of community projects to enhance the green landscapes. The group have begun work on establishing a community garden on the footpath leading from Fairfield Recreation Ground to Ingatestone Station.

Our Health and Wellbeing Working Group has been busy working towards dementia friendly village status and looking at ideas to deal with social isolation. 

You can read the full action plan on our website:

Parish Council Documents - Ingatestone & Fryerning Parish Council (ingatestone-fryerningpc.gov.uk)

Please read on for more information from our committees.

If you would like to know more about how you can get involved in any of our work, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01277 676759

 

IFPC sets out Action Plan for 2021/2022

Proposed plans for new care home

 

FPC Planning and Highways Committee met with representatives from Hallmark Care to hear on the proposed plans for a new care home in the parish. For those unable to attend the committee meeting this morning, here is a recording of the presentation and question session.
It is hoped that further meetings with Hallmark will be arranged in the future and that IFPC and residents will be fully consulted on the plans.

 

To view please copy and paste the link below into your search bar 

 

https://www.facebook.com/IngFryPC/videos/774045233220455/

Proposed plans for new care home

Everyone will benefit from Census 2021

Households across Brentwood will be asked to take part in Census 2021 this spring.

The census, run by the Office for National Statistics, is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every ten years since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

Understanding the needs of the nation helps everyone from central government to organisations, such as councils and health authorities, plan and fund public services across England and Wales. Census outputs inform where billions of pounds of public funding is spent on services like transport, education and health – on cycle routes, schools and dental surgeries.

Information from the census is also important in helping lots of other people and organisations do their work.

Charities and voluntary organisations often use it as evidence to get funding. It helps businesses to understand their customers and, for example, decide where to open new shops. Plus, those doing research, like university students and people looking into their family history, use census data. It provides important information on population diversity, allowing organisations to know whether they are meeting their responsibilities and triggering action where necessary.

Census 2021 will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets.

“The census provides a unique snapshot of our communities,” Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at Office for National Statistics, said. “It benefits everyone. Based on the information you give, it ensures millions of pounds are invested in emergency services, mental health care, school places, hospital beds, houses, roads, GP’s and dentist’s services.

“No-one should miss out. Everyone can complete on online with a new search-as-you-type ability and paper forms for those who need them.”

Census day will be on March 21, but households will soon receive letters with online codes explaining how they can take part. The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.

For more information and advice on how to answer the questions, visit census.gov.uk.

Everyone will benefit from Census 2021

Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society

Households across Brentwood will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

It will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets.

“A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put services and funding in the places where they are most needed,” Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at the Office for National Statistics, said.

This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, schools and new transport routes. That’s why it is so important everyone takes part and we have made it easier for people to do so online on any device, with help and paper questionnaires for those that need them.”

Census day will be on March 21, but households across the country will receive letters with online codes allowing them to take part from early March.

The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.

For more information, visit census.gov.uk.

Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society

IFPC sets precept at zero per cent rise for 2021-2022


Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council (IFPC)  voted to freeze the precept for the financial year 2021-2022 at £173,839 at its Full Council meeting on 4 February 2021.

 

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.

 

Due to difficult circumstances faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the parish council made the decision to remove further financial burden to residents. Last financial year the precept was raised by 2% from £170,430 to £173,839. IFPC can assure residents that the same standard of service will be achieved in 2021-2022.

 

IFPC carefully budgets its precept to maintain our villages. It pays for the upkeep of Fryerning Cemetery, Fairfield recreation ground and the Seymour Field and Pavilion. It also pays for parish council owned bins and dog waste bins to be emptied and for planting and watering flower beds and planters. IFPC look forward to carrying out some new projects including supporting the renovation of the children’s playground in Fairfield,  the Ingatestone museum project, and the Christmas High Street tree displays.

 

IFPC chair Paul Jeater comments: “The parish council  is aware that the past year is like nothing any of us have ever experienced before. We know that some of our residents have faced unprecedented challenges and hardship. In the circumstances your parish council felt that the precept should not rise this year.

 

“Over the next twelve months we hope to make significant improvement to facilities around the parish, including a redesigned childrens’ playground at Fairfield, which will hopefully be ready for the summer holidays."

 

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IFPC sets precept at zero per cent rise for 2021-2022

IFPC Neighbourhood Plan: Economy

In this series of short articles we will be taking you through each section of the Neighbourhood Plan to discuss some of the key objectives we have identified across a number of local issues. 

 

Today, we will talk about the objectives the plan sets out to conserve and enhance the economic development within the parish .The plan features an implementation strategy discussing how the objectives will be achieved.

 

Economy 

The IFPC Neighbourhood Plan looks to support...

  • Measured, proportionate, timely and sustainable development to meet local requirements, particularly those of our young people and older residents
  • Promote a flourishing local economy with a range of successful independent businesses
  • As an existing commuter village, Ingatestone will increase its local employment base with the aim of reducing its export of people.
  • The growing population of the parish will be supported with employment sites, appropriate retail outlets and a thriving economy.
  • The parish will have the transport connections, available space, facilities and infrastructure to support new and expanding businesses as and when the need arises and the parish council will be active in searching out new opportunities for bringing new employment to Ingatestone and Fryerning. 

 

If you would like to recieve a copy of the Neighbourhood Plan, please call 01277 676759 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

IFPC Neighbourhood Plan: Economy

IFPC Neighbourhood Plan: Heritage

In this series of short articles we will be taking you through each section of the Neighbourhood Plan to discuss some of the key objectives we have identified across a number of local issues. 

 

Today, we will talk about the objectives the plan sets out to conserve and enhance the historic environment within the parish . The plan features an implementation strategy discussing how the objectives will be achieved 

 Heritage

The IFPC Neighbourhood Plan looks to support...

  • Development within conservation areas should demonstrate how the proposals will protect and where possible enhance, the character, appearance, setting and historical interest of the conservation area. 

  • Development proposals should seek to protect and where appropriate enhance, heritage assets within the parish. Development proposals which affect a designated or non-designated heritage asset should outline the historical significance of the asset and the local importance of asset to the character and appearance of Ingatestone and Fryerning and should clearly outline the impacts of the proposed development on the historical significance and local importance of the asset.

 

If you would like to recieve a copy of the Neighbourhood Plan, please call 01277 676759 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

IFPC Neighbourhood Plan: Heritage

IFPC Neighbourhood Plan: Housing

In this series of short articles we will be taking you through each section of the Neighbourhood Plan to discuss some of the key objectives we have identified across a number of local issues. 

 

Today, we will talk about the objectives the plan sets out for the housing needs for the local area. The plan features an implementation strategy discussing how the objectives will be achieved 

 

Housing

The IFPC Neighbourhood Plan looks to support...

  • Measured, proportionate, timely and sustainable development to meet local requirements, particularly those of our young people and older residents.

  • Influence key 'age friendly' issues, including housing.

  • To promote an integrated approach to achieving sustainable and quality residential environments.

  • To promote the comprehensive planning and development of residential areas and ensure that adequate information accompanies planning applications which will enable the delivery of an improved design quality.

  • To promote quality residential development that:                             

    1) Creates places for people which are attractive, locally distinctive and appropriate to their surroundings, safe, convenient, adaptable and easy to maintain.                                                                           

    2) Respects and enhances features of value and local character and promotes biodiversity.                                                                 

    3) Reduces reliance on the private car, supports movement by pedestrians and cyclists, provides adequate and convenient access to public transport and connects well with the wider locality.   

The policy for the IFPC Neighbourhood Plan has been shaped by you. But we need your help to continue to do so and reflect the opinions of the parish.

 

If you would like to submit a comment you can by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 01277 676759. Additionally you can also write to us at the following address:

Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council

Suite 2 

4 The Limes 

Ingatestone 

CM4 OBE 

IFPC Neighbourhood Plan: Housing

Your Neighbourhood Plan is here

Your Neighbourhood Plan has arrived and is available to read. Please follow the link below to read 

http://www.ingatestone-fryerningpc.gov.uk/images/IFPC_NPlan_2020-2033_v25_LOWRES_pglinks_002.pdf

The formal consultation period will run until 31 October 2020.

You can make your comments on our website: https://ingatestone-fryerningpc.gov.uk

If you are unable to submit your comments online, you can send them:

·       by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·       by post to Parish Office, Suites 2-3, 4 The Limes, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 0BE

 

If you have any queries about how to take part, please call 01277 676759 and a member of staff will be happy to assist you.

 

 

 

 

Your Neighbourhood Plan is here

Re-opening of the High Street update


Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council (IFPC) have been working closely with Brentwood Borough Council on the reopening of the High Street whilst following social distancing guidelines.  Phase 1 is due to commence on the 15 June with non-essential shops opening their doors for the first time since the lockdown and due to the tight deadlines, the following actions have been undertaken

  *   Signage and pavement markings to include “one way pavement flows”
  *   Information packs for retailers providing advice and guidance on undertaking risk assessments and hygiene measure
  *   Additional cycle parking provision in the Market Place and other locations
   
A further Phase 2 of works for the High Street to focus further on social distancing is still to be finalised and will address the further planned opening of the hospitality industry later this month.

IFPC have been working hard behind the scenes to find a solution for social distancing on the High Street that allows the economy to flourish as well as protecting residents.  The physical layout of the High Street with its narrow pavements and its role as a relief road for the A12 have presented challenges that IFPC continue to work on alongside Brentwood Borough Council and Essex County Council.

IFPC encourage residents to maintain distance of 2m  and to follow government guidance but also to support the economy of the parish and shop local.

Re-opening of the High Street update