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Halstead Town Council

Town Council Meeting



Time: 7.15pm
Day: Monday
Date: 11 November 2019

Queens Hall, Chipping Hill, 

Halstead CO9 2BY

Tel: 01787 476480


Councillor Andy Munday - Chairman

Councillor Mick Radley - Vice Chairman

Councillor Miss Janet Atkinson

Councillor Peter Caulfield

Councillor Peter Claydon

Councillor Mrs Sandra Dingle

Councillor Malcolm Fincken

Councillor Dave Gronland

Councillor David Hume

Councillor Andy Munday

Councillor Mrs Jackie Pell

Councillor Miss Linda Smith

Councillor Garry Warren

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

1.  Apologies for Absence and acceptance of those apologies

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) Joy Darby CEO Essex Association of Local Councils will present the Local Council award certificate, Foundation level. b) Dr Kreis-Alsayyedd will provide an update on developments at the Elizabeth Courtauld surgery. c) 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. d) Youth verbal update

4.  Minutes.  To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 14th October 2019.

5.  Planning Applications.   Dealt with by the Planning Committee.  ALL MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL ARE MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING

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

19/01818/HH - 9 Pear Tree Close, Halstead, Essex - Construction of ground floor side and rear extensions & part conversion of existing garage into habitable area. (Revised 19/00616/HH)

19/01699/LBC - Congregation House, Parsonage Street, Halstead - Retrospective application for the replacement of damaged grey UPVC down pipes to black UPVC down pipes. 

19/01792/LBC - 2 Congregation House, Parsonage Street, Halstead - Replacement of outdoor front light 

19/01861/FUL - The Lewises, Fenn Road, Halstead - Extensions and alterations to allow sub-division of existing dwelling to 2 no. dwellings             

19/01880/HH - 1 Bourchier Way, Halstead, Essex - Erection of a two storey front extension 

19/01898/VAR - 85 Colchester Road, Halstead, Essex - Application for variation of Condition 2 of approved application 18/00026/FUL the handing of all four plots of terrace A, minor changes to materials and alteration to porch detail. 

18/01481/FUL - Halstead Hall Braintree Road Halstead - Demolish outbuildings, extend and refurbish existing redundant building to form 25 bed dementia unit and erect bin and cycle stores, erect 30 bungalows and layout associated car parking, drainage and landscaping

18/01803/OUT - Land At The Junction Of Brook Street And Fenn Road Halstead - 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

19/01920/HH - 44 Slough Farm Road, Halstead, Essex - Proposed single storey rear extension

19/01775/FUL & 19/01776/ADV - 56 Tidings Hill, Halstead, Essex - Change of use from business (use class B1) to preschool (use class D1) with additional play area and picket fence.

19/01776/ADV & 19/01775/FUL - 56 Tidings Hill, Halstead, Essex - Proposed signage associated with the PreSchool 

19/01943/HH - 6 Brewery Drive, Halstead, Essex - Single storey side extension 

19/01940/FUL & 19/01941/LBC - 99 High Street, Halstead, Essex  - Change of use from shop (A1) to residential (C3) on the first floor and part ground floor, incorporating internal alterations and alterations to fenestration.  

6.  Mayor’s 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)  To receive the Income and expenditure report for the month of October. – report attached here

b) To approve the List of Payments to be made in November - report  attached here

c)  To approve the Reconciliation of bank and petty cash accounts– report attached here

d) To consider a report from Halstead in Bloom – report attached here

e) To consider a proposal for outings organised by HTC for 2020 –  report attached here

f) To consider the installation of CCTV at Courtaulds sport ground – report attached here

g) To consider the purchase of a new PA system – report attached here 

8.  Community Hall – verbal report

a) verbal update from H4C

b) verbal update from HTC working group

9.  To receive reports from District Councillors  - verbal update/written reports (written reports to follow)

10.  To receive Champions’ updates – verbal updates/written reports (written reports to follow)

a) River champions – report attached here

11 . To receive a report on the meeting of the Events committee 7 October 2019– report to follow

12. To consider requesting a change in strategic lorry routes – report attached here

13. To receive an update on information gathered on Neighbourhood development plans – report attached here

14. To present the new Halstead map and decide on methods of distribution –  report attached here

15. To receive an update on the Riverside footbridge – report 15 attached here and 15a footbridge technical report attached here

16. 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”.

17.  Staff matter

S Greatorex - Town Clerk

4 November 2019


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What's on in Halstead November 2019

What's on in Halstead November 2019

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2nd  Fireworks Display  Halstead Football Club, Rosemary Lane – gates open 5.00pm

3rd  Guys in the Park  - FREE EVENT  Halstead Public Gardens, Trinity St 10.00am – 3.00pm

5th  Halstead U3A  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill   10.00am – 12.00pm

6th  Halstead Flower Club  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill  7.00pm - 9.30pm

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

10th  Remembrance Sunday Service  poppy  Halstead Public Gardens - 2.15pm start, then procced up  to St Andrew’s Church for a church service at 3.00pm

11th  Full Council Meeting – Public Welcome to attend  Queens Hall Chipping Hill 7.15pm

14th  Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street 7.30pm

20th  Halstead Townswomen’s Guild  St  Andrews Large Hall, Parsonage St,  2.00pm

21st  Halstead Social & Tea Dance  - All Ages Welcome  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm Telephone Hayley for details : 07834 467136

21st  Halstead & District History Society  ‘Can you Keep a Secret’ Baptist Church,  Hedingham Rd 7.30pm £5.00 for Visitors

28th  Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street 7.30pm

30th  Halstead Christmas Fayre - Activities and Entertainment all day  10.00 – 4.00pm

30th  Halstead Town Council’s Christmas Lights Switch on Halstead Public Gardens,  4.30pm

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 Conservative Club,  34 High  St.  10.30am -11.45am – Tel: 07941 351689  

Tuesday           WW - Weightwatchers Queens Hall  5.30pm -7.00pm – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Tuesday           Adult Latin American Dance Class Queens Hall  8.00pm -8.45pm – Tel: 07834 467136

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

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

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

Thursday         Parent & Child Yoga Conservative Club,  34 High  St.  6.00pm-7.00pm – Tel: 07941 351689  

Thursday         Vinyasa Yoga - Queens Hall 7.00pm-8.00pm  – Tel: 07546 223341 for details

Friday                WW - Weightwatchers - Queens Hall 9.00am -10.00am  – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

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

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Official Switch on of Halstead's Christmas Lights

Halstead Christmas Fayre

Halstead Christmas Fayre

Christmas Fayre

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