Halstead Town Council



Time: 7.15pm
Day: Monday
Date: 13 August 2018

Queen's Hall, Chipping Hill, 

Halstead CO9 2BY

Tel: 01787 476480


Councillor A Munday - Chairman

Councillor M Radley - Vice Chairman

Councillor Mrs J Allen

Councillor Mrs S Dingle

Councillor Mrs S A Diver

Councillor C Fox

Councillor D Gronland

Councillor D Hume

Councillor Mrs J A Pell

Councillor Mrs E Penn

Councillor Mrs J Sutton

Councillor G Warren

Members of the Council are requested to attend the above Meeting to transact the following business: -

1. Apologies for Absence (approval of apologies to be noted). 

2.  Declarations of Interests. To declare any ‘pecuniary, non-pecuniary or   other pecuniary’’ interests relating to items on the agenda having regard to the Code of Conduct for Members and having taken appropriate advice (where necessary) before the meeting. 

3.  Public Question Time. a) A maximum period of 10 minutes to allow members of the public to ask questions or to make statements, and for Councillors with pecuniary, non-pecuniary or other pecuniary’ interests under the code of conduct for Members to make statements. b) Presentation of cheque to TAPs charity by former mayor Cllr Shirley Diver

4.  Minutes To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 16th July 2018.

5.  Planning Applications.   Dealt with by the Planning Committee. ALL MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL ARE MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE. Chair of Planning - Councillor D Hume – report attached here

The following Planning Applications, which were received and circulated electronically, are to be considered at the Council meeting. 

18/01187/FUL - Natwest Customer Service Centre, 31 High Street, Halstead – Conversion of a former bank building into funeral directors, with provision of two staff apartments on the first floor, one of which includes a small, one-room extension. New access and three parking spaces at the rear of the property.

18/01296/VAR - Land Adjacent, 1 Brook Farm Close, Halstead - Application for variation of conditions 2 and 3 of planning permission 16/02145/FUL- to allow design change

18/01297/FUL & 18/01298/LBC - Brook Farm House, Colchester Road, Halstead - Proposed conversion of garage to dwelling and new driveway access

18/01221/FUL & 18/01222/LBC - 103-105 Head Street, Halstead, Essex - Internal alterations and demolition of existing rear conservatory. Erection of single storey replacement rear porch. Repair and repaint existing woodwork and windows, replace existing front door, bi-fold gates and existing side gate. Re-render of external walls. 

18/01276/FUL - 85 Colchester Road, Halstead, Essex - Erection of 4 New dwellings and associated works.

18/01300/FUL & 18/01301/LBC - 2 - 4 Head Street, Halstead, Essex - Proposed site access & parking space

18/01248/FUL - Lynn House, Upper Chapel Street, Halstead - Conversion of double garage creating new annex accommodation to form living area to ground floor with bedroom and en-suite above.

18/01367/FUL - Halstead Hall (Formerly Attwoods), Braintree Road, Halstead - Single storey rear extension to provide ancillary spaces to service nursing home. Construct brick entrance piers to both main and staff entrances to the site.

18/01233/FUL - 12 Sloe Hill, Halstead, Essex - Two and single storey rear extension

18/01111/FUL & 18/01112/LBC - 59- 61 High Street, Halstead, Essex - Proposed change of use and conversion of upper two storey to form a one bedroom apartment and two bedroom apartment.   Alterations to fenestration.

6.  Mayors Appointments and Announcements -report attached here

7.  Finance. Dealt with by the Finance Committee. ALL MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL ARE MEMBERS OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. Chair of Finance – Councillor M Radley

     a) Finance. – report attached here

     b) List of Payments to be approved - report 7b attached here and Report 7b(a) attached here

     c) CIF funding– report attached here

     d) Reconciliation – report attached here

8.  Community Hall – verbal update

9.  Youth – verbal update

10.   District Councillors - verbal update

11.  Standing orders update – report attached here

12.  Extra Christmas Lights – report attached here

13.  Local Council award scheme – report attached here & 13a report attached here

14.  Town infrastructure – report attached here

15.  Toilet refurbishment – report attached here

16.  Town Plan report – report attached here

17.  Exclusion of Public and Press.

To give consideration to adopting the following resolution: - “That, in view of the confidential nature of the business about to be transacted and pursuant to the provisions of section 1(2)-of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, as amended, the public and the press be temporarily excluded from the meeting”.

18.  Toilet refurbishment appointment of contractor 

Sarah Greatorex - Town Clerk 06/08/18


News and Events

Annual Torchlight Procession and Carol Service

Annual Torchlight Procession and Carol Service

The Town Council would like to thank the many hundreds of people who turned out to the Annual Torchlight Procession and Carol Service last night. Special thanks to Halstead Fire Service, the Salvation Army band who played the music, and Halstead Choral who accompanied with singing and all the volunteers who gave their time to make the event a success.

torchlight 2018


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INVITATION TO TENDER - Refurbishment of Kings Road Toilets, Halstead

INVITATION TO TENDER - Refurbishment of Kings Road Toilets, Halstead


Halstead Town Council

Queen's Hall, Chipping Hill

Halstead, Essex, CO9 2BY

Tel: 01787 476480         

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Tenders to be sent to the Town Clerk either by post or by email by Monday 17 December 2018.

Please complete and return the form attached here  pdf small

Sarah Greatorex

Town Clerk

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Valentines Dance featuring The Beavers

Halstead Social & Tea Dance Monthly Meetings

What's on in Halstead December 2018

What's on in Halstead December 2018

holly and baubles  DECEMBER 2018   holly and baubles

1st  Halstead Christmas Fayre -  Activities and Entertainment all day  9.00am – 4.00pm

1st  Halstead Town Council’s Christmas Lights Switch on Halstead Public Gardens,  4.30pm

1st & 2nd  St Andrew’s Church Christmas Tree Festival St Andrews Church, Parsonage Street Sat 10.00am-5.00pm &  Sun- 12.00pm-4.00pm

5th   Halstead Town Council FREE Torchlight Procession & Carol Service  in the Public Gardens Gather at  the top of the High Street at Market Hill, and Then proceed down to the Public Gardens - Torches and Glow Sticks handed out from 6.15pm, for 7.00pm Start

6th  Halstead History Society - A Slideshow and Talk by Malcolm Root- Followed by Christmas Nibbles Baptist Church, Hedingham Road - 7.30pm - £5 for non members

12th  Halstead Wine & Social Club  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  8.00pm – 10.00pm

17th  Full Council Meeting – Public welcome to attend  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill 7.15pm

19th Halstead Townswomen’s Guild  St  Andrews Large Hall, Parsonage St, Halstead 2.00pm

20th  Halstead Christmas Social & Tea Dance - All ages Welcome Queen’s Hall, Chipping HilL 2.00pm for further information, Tel Hayley on : 07834 467136

Halstead Heritage Museum, will be closed from 2 December 2018 until 3 February 2019



Monday            Halstead Road Runners  - Courtaulds Sports Ground 6.45pm-7.45pm

Monday            Halstead Art Group  - British Legion Hall, The Causeway 7.00pm-9.00pm

Tuesday           Work Club   Halstead Library, Bridge Street, 10.00am -12.00 noon – Tel: 0345 6037628

Tuesday           Gentle Yoga United Reformed Church, Kings Rd  10.30am -11.45am – Tel: 07941 351689  

Tuesday           Weightwatchers Queen’s Hall  5.30pm -7.00pm – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Wednesday   Halstead Road Runners  -  Courtaulds Sports Ground 7.30pm -8.30pm

Thursday         Slimming WorldHalstead Town Football Ground, Rosemary Lane 9.30am – 11.00am

Thursday         Slimming World Holy Trinity School, Beridge Rd 5.30pm & 7.30pm

Thursday         Vinyasa Yoga - Queen’s Hall 7.00pm-8.00pm  – Tel: 07546 223341 for details

Friday                Weightwatchers - Queen’s Hall 9.00am -10.00am  – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Saturday          Slimming World Holy Trinity School, Beridge Rd 9.00am – 10.30am

Saturday          Over 50’s Walking FootballHalstead Leisure Centre 9.30am Tel: 01787 273696

Please note:  The office’s normal opening hours are 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday

The Council Office will be closed from 1.00pm Friday 21  December and will reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2019

To have your event in Halstead included in the above please contact Halstead Town Council on 01787 476480

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