Halstead Town Council



Time: 7.15pm
Day: Monday
Date: 15 October 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 summonsed to the above Meeting to transact the following business: -

1.  Apologies for Absence and approval of apologies

a)  Apologies for absence

b)  Dispensation for Cllr Hume 

To approve a dispensation for Councillor David Hume from attending meetings of the Council by reason of illness for a six month period commencing 14th May 2018, in order to avoid Councillor Hume ceasing to be a member of the Council under Section 85 of the Local Government Act 1972.

Any extension to the dispensation for Councillor David Hume is subject to a further approval at the appropriate time as below;

To agree that any future dispensations under Section 85, in the event of there not being a timely meeting of Full Council to consider the matter, to delegate to the Town Clerk authority to agree dispensations, having obtained the agreement of all of the Councillors prior to giving such approval. This is subject to the Town Clerk reporting dispensations agreed under this delegation to the next appropriate meeting of Full Council.

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.

4.  Minutes.  To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 17th September 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

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

18/01649/FUL – 1 Garden Yard, Parsonage Street, Halstead – Extension of semi detached 2 storey cottage with outbuilding for carport and garden room.

ESS/27/18/BTE - Halstead Anaerobic Digestion Facility, Land north of Bluebridge Industrial Estate, Halstead, Essex - Continued operation of the anaerobic digestion plant without compliance with conditions 4 (hours of operation) and 22 (waste catchment) attached to permission ref. ESS/04/15/BTE to allow the operations to commence at 07.00 am Monday to Saturday and waste to be imported from beyond the existing 30 mile radius catchment.

18/01647/FUL - Royal Mail, Halstead Delivery Office, 46 High Street, Halstead - Installation of new fire exit door

18/01667/LBC - 13 The Causeway, Halstead, Essex - Replacement of existing guttering and down pipes

18/01722/FUL - 4 Chaffinch Way, Halstead, Essex - Proposed Garden Room

18/01778/FUL - 11 Grange Close, Halstead, CO9 1NB - Alterations and addition to form a ground floor bedroom and shower room

18/01803/OUT - Land at the Junction of Brook Street and Fenn Road, Halstead, Essex - Outline planning permission for up to 70 dwellings (including 30 affordable housing), landscaping, public open space and sustainable drainage system (SuDs) with all matters reserved apart from access.

18/01813/FUL - 132 Colchester Road, Halstead, Essex - Single storey front and side extensions.Painting of existing cladding/rendering and renderng of existing brickwork

18/01780/FUL – 28 Acorn Avenue, Halstead, Essex – Single storey extension.

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 & report 7b(a) attached here

c) Reconciliation - report attached here

d) Replacement of Reception PC – report attached here

e) Training budget review – report attached here

f) Draft Town Plan Graphics and Text Update – report attached here

8.  Community Hall - report to follow

9.  Youth - report to follow

10.  District Councillors  - report to follow

11a.  Working Action Plan – report attached here

11b.  Local Council Award Scheme - Foundation Level resolution– report attached here

11c.  Supporting information for 11b - report attached here

12.  Management of churchyard trees – report attached here

13.  Alarm for Courtaulds’ equipment containers – report attached here

14.  Tree in Holy Trinity churchyard – report attached here

15.  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”.

There are none

Sarah Greatorex Town Clerk

09 October 18


News and Events

What's on in Halstead November 2018

What's on in Halstead November 2018

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3rd  Halstead Horticultural Society Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  - 2.00pm

3rd  Richard de Clare Fireworks Display Halstead Football Club, Rosemary Lane – gates open 5.30pm

4th   Guys in the Park  - FREE EVENT Halstead Public Gardens, Trinity St 10.00am – 3.00pm

5th  Halstead U3A  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill   10.00am – 12.00pm

7th Halstead Flower Club  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  7.00pm - 9.30pm

8th Halstead Townswomen’s Guild Soup Lunch United Reformed Church  12.00pm        

11th Remembrance Sunday Service poppy Halstead Public Gardens - 2.15pm and then procced up to St Andrew’s Church for a service at 3.00pm

12th Full Council Meeting – Public Welcome to attend  , Queen’s Hall Chipping Hill 7.15pm

15th Halstead Social & Tea Dance  - All Ages Welcome Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm - Telephone Hayley for details : 07834 467136

15th  Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street 7.30pm

15th Halstead & District History Society ‘The Vikings’ talk by David Austin - Baptist Church, Hedingham Rd, 7.30pm £5.00 for Visitors

21st Halstead Townswomen’s Guild St  Andrews Large Hall, Parsonage St,  2.00pm

Halstead Heritage Museum - open Wednesday  & Sunday 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Ring Jim Davis. 07765 406254 for details


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:  To have your event in Halstead included on the poster, please contact Halstead Town Council on 01787 476480


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