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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.

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?

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

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."

 

For more information please call 01277 676759 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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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

An urgent appeal for PPE

An urgent appeal has just been launched by Essex County Council for any small business to donate any unused Personal Protective Equipment they may have within their stock.

With many small businesses currently closed, the council is appealing for any PPE equipment such as Masks, Disposable Gloves, Aprons, Eye Goggles, Overshoes and also any Sanitising Gel that businesses may have, that can be provided to the front line care staff who are caring for the most vulnerable residents in Essex over the coming days and weeks.

Over the last few days there have been many small businesses that have closed to help stop the spread of the virus and ensure people stay home.

Businesses such as restaurants, gyms, beauty salons, nail bars, car body shops, tattoo artists, cleaning companies and hardware stores may have some PPE sitting unused or in cupboards that could help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Essex County Councillor John Spence, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social care said: "We fully understand the efforts government are making to ensure PPE is available for all who need it, but we equally recognise the challenge they face in reaching beyond the NHS into other parts of the caring system.

 "It may be that there are protective items sitting in storage cupboards that can be put to good use to support our social care workers, care workers and other front-line employees. If you are able to offer up this stock in our fight against this virus, please get in touch. Please share this message with all your friends and family to get the message out there." 

Essex County Council are willing to purchase any stock if needed. To donate or advise us of stock please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your PPE supply details including quantity and postcode, plus a contact name and phone number and someone will be in touch. Any items offered and suitable will be collected safely with collectors observing social distancing and hand hygiene. 

An urgent appeal for PPE

NHS set up volunteer responder scheme

The NHS have set up a new scheme to help those who need it most through COVID-19.

The NHS Volunteer Responders scheme has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this they need volunteers to support the 1.5 million in England who are most at risk to stay well.

To find out how you can help follow the link:

https://goodsamapp.org/NHS

 

NHS set up volunteer responder scheme

Fairfield play area has been closed

IFPC have today come to the decision to follow government advice and close the play areas at Fairfield.

These measures have had to been enforced due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Please respect the closure of the area for your safety and those around you.

Fairfield play area has been closed

How to keep busy during isolation

Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council have collated a list of 'How to keep busy during isolation' tips. 

We would like to thank GOV.UK, Mind UK and Age UK who we have sourced this information from.

A paper version of this amongst additional information will be delivered to each household over the next couple of days 

To access the full guide please click the link below:

How to keep busy during isolation

 

Please, look out for your neighbours 

How to keep busy during isolation

IFPC hold meeting with a local resident to create an action plan

IFPC hold meeting with a local resident creating an action plan for how the council can support residents through COVID-19.

During this unsettling time the council held a meeting with a local resident on how we can support you all.

Details will be released in the next couple of days of the tips and guidance we can give you on how to look after yourself safely as well as others

Please especially at the moment look out for your neighbours 

IFPC hold meeting with a local resident to create an action plan