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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.

IFPC enter new era for planning

We are entering into a new era for planning. There is a renewed emphasis on planning at the local level because of the belief that local people know best what local needs are and how they can be met.

A key component of the new approach to planning is the Neighbourhood Plan. It provides a great opportunity for our community to have more influence on how the place in which we live and work will change over time.

For the last three years NPAC has been gathering evidence from our community to produce a document that once 'made' will be a formal part of the planning process.

This draft was published for consultation between 1 September and 31 October 2020. The comments received were analysed and appropriate changes made. This led to the production of the final plan which can be found here:

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

The next step is to submit it to Brentwood Borough Council, the local planning authority, together with a Consultation Statement containing details of who was consulted and how and the main issues and concerns raised, and how these have been addressed. They will carry out a final check to ensure that the plan and all accompanying documents comply with the legal requirements before passing them to an independent examiner. The main purpose of the examination is to ensure that the plan has regard to national planning policies, contributes to the achievement of sustainable development and is in general conformity with the strategic policies of the Local Plan (produced by Brentwood)  

 

IFPC enter new era for planning

Have you got your census letter?

Have you got your census letter?

Households across Brentwood are being asked to take part in Census 2021.

Census day is on March 21, but households will now be receiving letters with online codes explaining how they can complete their forms. If you don’t get one in the next couple of weeks, please get in touch with the census contact centre. You can also request a paper questionnaire if you’d prefer to complete your census that way.

Local census support centres will be open while the census is happening. Staff will offer help for people not confident online, who don’t have a computer or need help completing on paper.

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.

For more information, and to find out how to get help, visit census.gov.uk or call the contact centre on 0800 141 2021.

Have you got your census letter?

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