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16 July 2018
Held at
Queen's Hall, Chipping Hill, HALSTEAD, Essex. CO9 2BY 


Councillor A Munday Chairman   Present
Councillor M Radley Vice Chairman Present
Counvillor Mrs J Allen   Apologies
Councillor Mrs S Dingle   Present
Councillor Mrs S Diver   Present
Councillor C Fox   Apologies
Councillor D Gronland   Present
Councillor D Hume   Apologies
Councillor Mrs J Pell   Present
Councillor Mrs E Penn   Present
Councillor Mrs J Sutton   Present
Councillor G Warren   Present

Also in attendance: Public -   Mr I Newman, Mr P Byers, Mr M Byers, Ms J Hawkes,
                                           Ms A Rees, Mr P Hickling, Mr M Fincken, Mr Lister,
                                           Mr R Woods, Alex Gidden (Press)

                                           Sarah Greatorex (Town Clerk)

                                           Julia Smith (Minute Clerk)         

033.  APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.  There were apologies from Cllr Hume, Cllr Fox and Cllr Mrs Allen.

Cllr Munday proposed approval of apologies and this was adopted by unanimous vote.

034.  DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:  Cllr Mrs Pell NPI Agenda item 5-Planning - 1800835/LBC, 18/01220/LBC, 1801041/LBC as person signing certificate 'B' is known. 18/01119/FUL, 18/01121/OUT as owner of A R Clarke is known, 18/01162/FUL as near neighbours are known.  NPI Agenda item 8 as Chairman of H4C, NPI Agenda item 17 as Chaired the Tourism Task and Finish team (BDC) NPI Agenda item 11 as Trustee of Halstead Day Centre, Agenda items 7a & 7b as member of Courtaulds Sports Ground Management Committee (GSCMC) Cllr Warren declared NPI Agenda item 5-Planning. 18/01093/FUL and 18/01094/LBC as part of Community Fridge project.  Cllr Mrs Penn declared NPI in Agenda item 11 as leader of the Halstead River Care Group.  Cllr Mrs Dingle declared NPI Agenda item 5- Planning. 18/00835/LBC as lives in same road. 18/01093/FUL and 18/01094/LBC as part of the Community Fridge project.  Cllr Mrs Diver declared NPI - Agenda item 5-Planning 18/01093/FUL as applicant is known, 18/01195/FUL and 18/01196/FUL as properties are close to own dwelling (in same road), 18/01093/FUL and 18/01094/LBC as part of the Community Fridge project; NPI Agenda item 7b as member of Courtaulds Sports Ground Management Committee. Cllr Munday declared NPI Agenda item 5-Planning 18/01162/FUL as landowner is known. PI Agenda item 7b as recipient of expenses. NPI Agenda item 7b as member of Courtaulds Sports Ground Management Committee. Cllr Radley declared NPI for 7b as member of Courtaulds Sports Ground Management Team and also an NPI for the Mill House development as owner is known to him.

035.  PUBLIC  QUESTION  TIME: a)  Mr Malcolm Fincken spoke about the fact that Agenda was being shown on screen rather than paper copies available; he felt that for local democracy it was important that Agenda should be available and felt that the scheme had not been fully thought through.  Cllr Munday responded that this was a trial and said that Agenda was available online and in Council Notice Boards. 
Mr Fincken then spoke about Agenda item 13. Kings Road Toilets and said he hoped refurbishment of this facility would go ahead as soon as possible and that reversion to single sex toilets could take place.  He said that previous refurbishment had been with a grant from Freeport development and had not been financed by Halstead T.C.

Mr Richard Woods firstly asked for reassurance that pursuant to s228 of the 1972 Act, the signed minutes of the meetings of Halstead Town Council (including the minutes of decisions in proceedings held whilst the public were excluded) will be available for inspection by local government electors for the parish or community at all reasonable hours.  Mr Woods said that he expected only decisions and not full discussions to be available.

Secondly Mr Woods spoke about the reported response from Environment Agency regarding the river through Halstead which, he said, was a disgrace and was almost now just a ditch.  He felt that the lack of husbandry by E.A. was unfair to residents and to volunteers in the town.   Cllr Munday responded that Halstead TC had discussions with E.A. and with the owner of Halstead Mill but had limited powers to effect change.

Mr Ian Newman spoke about planning item regarding land at 6th Avenue Bluebridge Industrial Estate and said that Infil Windows were hoping to expand into the proposed new buildings.  Mr Newman asked for Halstead TC support for this application.

Mr Lister spoke about the River Colne through Halstead and contrasted the environment with that of the River Stour.  He said that trees were blocking the river beyond the Mill Bridge which could be a flood risk to properties in the area.  He asked that Halstead TC press the town's M.P. to get involved and feared that soon there would be no river through Halstead.

Mr Lister also spoke about the planning application for 70 houses on land off Chapel Hill which had been refused at Braintree DC and was now going to appeal.  He asked if Halstead TC would back a refusal against this appeal.  Cllr Munday responded that Town Council has no input into appeal and Cllr Mrs Pell advised that the appeal has not yet been validated but that if it is then all objectors to the previous application would be notified.  Cllr Pell noted that an objector group had been formed and were organised to fight against the proposal.  Cllr Pell advised all objectors to join together to obtain their objectives.  Mr Lister said he felt that if houses were to continue to be built on the periphery of the town the hoped-for by-pass would be too expensive and therefore plans would be scrapped.  Cllr Mrs Diver responded to the question about the River Colne and said that some negotiations had taken place with the new owner and E.A. but that at present there was a state of stalemate.  She advised that residents could lodge their objections with the E.A. and this would be more powerful.  It was noted that James Cleverly MP had been involved and that the new Mill owner was hoping for resolution.

035.  Public Question Time b) Presentation by Eileen Penn on land east of the High Street.  Item deferred to future meeting.

035. Public Question Time c) Mini-presentation by Jackie Hawkes on poppies on the library stairs for 11/11/18.  Mrs Hawkes said that a small group of residents hoped to make a display in addition to the poppy cascade proposed at Trinity Church with a cascade outside the Library in Bridge Street.  She said that the group had expertise as something similar had been erected at the former WI Garden at The Centre and then proceeded to show a representation of what was planned.  It was explained that two holes would need to be drilled in masonry above the door in order to fix the cascade and these would be reinstated after the event.  Various care homes in Halstead, the Day Centre and other organisations had been contacted and Hyacinth Tea Rooms held patterns for knitted and crochet poppies so that all the community could take part.  Cllr Munday asked that checks be made to ensure the front door is not a fire door but otherwise could see no objections.  Discussions took place about feasibility and Cllr Munday proposed that the project should be accepted by Halstead TC and permission should be given provided that checks are made to ensure that ingress is not required for fire safety.  Proposal was seconded by Cllr Radley and adopted by unanimous vote.

Mrs Hawkes thanked the Council for this decision and asked when the cascade should be erected suggesting that Thursday 8th November might be a suitable date.  This was agreed.

036.  MINUTES.  To approve the minutes of the Town Council Meeting  on 11th June 2018.   Minutes had been circulated and Proposal to adopt was put forward by Cllr Munday and seconded by Cllr Gronland.  Minutes adopted with one abstention

037.  PLANNING  APPLICATIONS.  Cllr Mrs Pell, vice Chair of Planning took the Chair for this part of the meeting and said that discussion had taken place with Cllr Hume who was unable to attend the meeting.

18/00835/LBC - Windmill House, Mill Chase, Halstead.  Installation of pipework and LPG cylinders for cooker gas supply and siting of oil boiler within utility area of kitchen.  Cllr Mrs Pell said that she could find no objections to this application.  Cllr Munday said that documentation for the application was poor.  Cllr Mrs Sutton was concerned that external gas bottles could be tampered with.  Cllr Mrs Diver proposed no objection to this application provided that concerns regarding safety to public over external gas bottles could be satisfied.  Cllr Munday seconded this proposal and it was adopted by unanimous vote.

18/00906/VAR - 27 Cherry Tree Close, Halstead, Essex. Application for a variation of Condition 2 of planning permission 16/00439/FUL as built roof height increase of 150mm to accommodate building tolerances for disabled access requirements.  Cllr Mrs Diver proposed no objection to this application and this was seconded by Cllr Radley.  Proposal was adopted by unanimous vote.

18/00955/FUL - Land at Sixth Avenue, Bluebridge Industrial Estate. Erection of 4no. B1/B2/B8 units with associated parking, landscaping and extension to footpath.  It was noted that some conditions had been made regarding ecology and environmental health but that additional employment in the area would be welcomed.  It was noted that the road to this part of the Industrial Estate needs to be repaired and it was understood that negotiations were taking place.  Cllr Munday proposed no objections to this application and this was seconded by Cllr Warren.  Proposal was adopted by unanimous vote.

18/01119/FUL - Plc Hunwick Ltd. Kings Road, Halstead. Construction of seven dwellings comprising four x three bed houses, two x 2 bed houses and one x 1 bed flat.  Cllr Mrs Pell described these plans as 'bitty' and said that it was difficult to understand plans for drainage in the area.  The site is within Flood Zone 2 and the attendant risks, together with matters of contamination have been looked at by experts.  Discussion took place about the proposed development and Cllr Radley proposed that Council object on grounds of over intensification and with concerns about ingress/egress to the dwellings and the cramped parking situation. This proposal was seconded by Cllr Mrs Sutton and carried by unanimous vote.

18/01121/OUT - Plc Hunwick Ltd. Kings Road, Halstead. Redevelopment of site to provide four x 2 bed houses, eight x 3 bed houses, 28 flats and commercial units for B1(a) office purposes. It was noted that there are some statutory objections to this application and 1 other objector.  It was noted that there is flood risk in the area, and that there may be some contamination.  It was also noted that no pre-application advice had been taken.  There have been no comments from Essex CC Highways to this application, and it was said that ingress/egress into Factory Lane West was difficult at present and would be made more difficult if this application was granted.  A report from an urban design consultant concluding that layout is unsuitable was noted. Cllr Mrs Pell proposed objections on grounds of over intensification of the site and with no clear proposals about ingress/egress for the site.  This proposal was seconded by Cllr Gronland and adopted by unanimous vote.
Cllr Warren asked that Council write to Essex CC Highways saying that this body is not fulfilling obligations and asking for urgent review into highway matters in Halstead.

18/01093/FUL & 18/01904/LBC - Mill House, The Causeway, Halstead.  Proposed change of use from B1 (offices) to C1 (Hotel) including internal and external alterations.  It was noted that proposal is for a 6 bedroom hotel and pre-application advice has been taken.  There are some conditions from Heritage body.  Cllr Munday proposed no objections to this application.  Proposal was seconded by Cllr Warren and carried by unanimous vote.

18/01100/FUL - Framcombe, Upper Chapel Street, Halstead.  Proposed new dwelling house.  It was noted that Essex CC Highways have raised no objections to this application but there is objection from one neighbour.  It was noted that the lower part of Upper Chapel Street will be surfaced as a condition of the application.  Discussion took place about over development and concerns were raised about access by emergency services.  It was said that other properties had been built in similar locations in the area.  Cllr Mrs Diver proposed no objection to this application and this was seconded by Cllr Gronland.  Vote was taken with 5 votes for the proposal, 1 against and 2 abstentions.  Motion carried.

18/01157/FUL and 18/01158/LBC - 1A Head Street, Halstead, Essex.  Change of use of shop to one bedroom flat.  Parking for the proposed flat was of concern, and discussion took place about over development of the site.  Cllr Warren proposed objection to this application as it would mean loss of commercial building and there is lack of parking in the area.  Proposal was seconded by Cllr Munday and a vote was taken.  There were 5 votes for the proposal with 3 abstentions.  Motion carried.

Cllr Munday left the meeting at this point.

18/01162/FUL - Land Adj 27/29 Sloe Hill, Halstead, Essex. Erection of one detached two storey dwelling with parking spaces and turning space.  it was noted that the address on the report seems to be wrong, and that this was an addtional building on the same site as previously developed.   After discussions Cllr Radley proposed objection on grounds of over development of the site and proposed building not in keeping with the area.  It was also proposed that if Planning was granted then a condition should be made that the parking space cannot be built upon at a later date.  This proposal was seconded by Cllr Mrs Diver and carried by unanimous vote.

Cllr Munday returned to the meeting

18/01195/LBC - Retention of window, Trinity House, Trinity Street, Halstead.  Councillors commented that there was confusion about the proposed material for this listed building in a conservation area.  Cllr Munday proposed no objection provided that material was agreed with Historic Building Control for this listed building in a conservation area.  Proposal was seconded by Cllr Warren and carried by unanimous vote.

18/00713/FUL - Replacement windows to rear of 74 Dame Mary Walk, Halstead.  It was noted that pre-application advice had been taken and that there were some objections to the application.  It was noted that windows in situ were not as original plan for obscure glass.  Cllr Mrs Pell proposed no objection to this application and proposal was seconded by Cllr Mrs Diver.  Proposal was carried by unanimous vote.

18/01220/LBC - Repair and repaint all windows at the house in white, repaint front door green. Windmill House, Mill Chase, Halstead.   Cllr Mrs Pell proposed no objection to this application and this was seconded by Cllr Munday.  Proposal carried by unanimous vote.

18/01196/LBC - Repairs to gable wall.  Trinity House, Trinity Street, Halstead.  Cllr Munday proposed no objections to this application and this proposal was seconded by Cllr Radley.  Proposal carried by unanimous vote.

18/01041/LBC - Proposed internal restoration of property and development of granary into new bedroom - amended scheme.  Windmill House, Mill Chase, Halstead.  Cllr Mrs Dingle proposed no objection to this application and this was seconded by Cllr Mrs Sutton.  Proposal carried by unanimous vote.

Cllr Munday noted attendance at Halstead & District Choral Society Concert which was most enjoyable and he urged members to attend the next event on 22nd November.
The Great Dunmow Town Council Civic Service had been attended.  The Armed Forces Day and Event at Halstead Public Gardens was, he said, well attended and a great community event.  The Commemoration Service was also a special event.  Vice Chair had attended Gosfield School Speech Day and Prize Giving which, for the first time, had been wholly conducted as an outdoor event.  Anglia in Bloom judging of Halstead took place on Friday 13th July and comments from the judges seemed to be positive.  Chairman thanked all for their support of this day and thanked the In Bloom volunteers for their efforts.  The Halstead Flower Festival in St. Andrew's Church was well attended and the displays were spectacular - another great community event as was the Art Club exhibition.  Forthcoming events are the Essex CC Chairman's Annual Reception, the Bands in the Park organised by Halstead TC and the St. Andrew's Church Fete judging of the Children's Fancy Dress Competition. Cllr Munday noted that the Courtauld Homes of Rest Strawberry Tea event was not listed.  Report was noted

039.  FINANCE.  Cllr Radley Chair of Finance took the Chair for this part of the meeting. 
7 A. Reports were before Council and showed income of £2843 above budget due to rebate of Collection Fund from BDC.  Car Park receipts were also ahead of budget in all four areas so after 3 months receipts were in a good position.  On Expenditure, salaries and back pay accounted for overspend on this part of the budget but in other areas savings had been made showing total savings of £1915 above budget so far.  A Lawn Mower had been purchased from the Capital Expenditure budget.  It was noted that bookings at Queen's Hall had risen above expectations.  Sickness was at a higher than expected level.   Cllr Radley proposed adoption of this report.  Proposal was seconded by Cllr Mrs Sutton and carried by unanimous vote.

7 B. & 7Ba Payments to be approved were noted; query was raised about amounts for computer support but it was noted that this was a one-off necessity. Cllr Sutton queried Chipside hosting which appeared twice but it was said that amount is £120 per month and there had been a typographical error on report.    Proposal to accept reports 7A and 7B was proposed by Cllr Radley and seconded by Cllr Warren.  Proposal carried by unanimous Vote.
7C. War Memorial.  Request to clean the War memorial had been received from St. Andrew's Church and the total cost for the work was ascertained at £1800.  Grant had been obtained from the War Memorial Trust for £900 leaving a short fall of £900.  Cllr Radley proposed that some of the money from the Braintree DC rebate be used for cleaning of the WW1 war memorial.  Proposal was seconded by Cllr Gronland and agreed unanimously.

Cllr Munday resumed Chair of the meeting

040.  COMMUNITY HALL.  REPORT Cllr Mrs Pell reported that there had been difficulties with the grant application to Lottery Fund as the Officer had moved post.  It was reported that Braintree DC are assisting with the contamination difficulties at the site and meetings have taken place with the Environment Agency on this matter.  Report was noted

041.  YOUTH REPORT.  Cllr Mrs Penn reported on a meeting on 27th June with the Essex Youth Strategy Group when a new Chair and Vice Chair were elected.  The Essex Youth Service is now involved with suicide prevention and a programme of assistance will be rolled out throughout the District.  On 3rd July a meeting had taken place with Halstead TC mayor with 6 young people attending who are very keen to progress with a reformed Youth Council.  A further meeting will take place about re-branding and a new logo to encourage a more informal group.  8 young people attended the film showing on 29th July for the Armed Forces Day events and 2 helped on the Saturday at the Fun Day with various tasks being undertaken to assist organisers.  4/5 young people attended the memorial service on Sunday 1st July.  At present the group is trying to arrange some dementia friendly training in order to outreach into the community.  It was reported that all the group are enthusiastic and keen to represent the better side of youth in the town.  Some will assist with the next River Care Group event and some will hope to attend the Community Litter Pick on 29th July.  Next group meeting will be 31st July. Mayor commented that it was great to see the enthusiasm and expressed the hope that the group can be revived perhaps in a less formal configuration. He also reiterated that there was very good feedback for their help during the RBL weekend of events. Cllr Mrs Sutton asked the age range for the group and it was said to be at present 14/15/16.  It was noted that the original constitution for the Youth Council stated age range 13-17 but it was thought this may need to be revised. Report was noted                                                                            

042.  DISTRICT COUNCILLORS.  Cllr Mrs Pell gave a report.  The Community Governance meeting discussed parish boundaries with Halstead asking that Oak Road development and Cricket Ground and green space be within town boundary.  This had been agreed and will now be signed off by the Boundary Commission in the near future.  One house in Tidings Hill had requested inclusion within Halstead boundary and this too had been sent to Boundary Commission for agreement.  Cllr Pell reported on Chairing the Tourism Group which had made a start on exploring ways to encourage tourism in the District.  It was said that Halstead TC may be asked for assistance.  The Tourism Forum had been attended - Cllr Mrs Penn had also attended. A member development group on training for new Councillors had been attended; it was explained that new and prospective Councillors need to have knowledge of procedures, etc.  A Cabinet meeting had taken place.  A Housing Company had been formed with the I-Construct idea which will be going to Full Council in due course.  Cllr Mrs Pell reported that she had attended Anglia in Bloom judging of Halstead Public Gardens and thought feedback from judges was positive.  Social Isolation is perceived to be a problem in the area, with higher instances of suicide among young people being of concern.  It was noted that it is not just older people who suffer social isolation but it is prevalent among the young.  A Silver Sunday will take place and Halstead TC will be notified.  It is hoped that a brochure of all groups and organisations can be formulated with some ideas from the former Halstead Forum taken forward - there are many small groups within the town that are not on any list.  It was noted that a former Councillor; Roy Cavinder,  has passed away.  Cllr Mrs Pell reported future meetings of the Licensing Group in the near future. Report was noted

043.  GRANT APPLICATIONS  RECEIVED.  Report was before Council on grant applications received for year 2018/19.  9 applications had been received; budget for the year is £2000.

After discussion the following had been agreed by committee:

Halstead Day Centre - £250.00 to cover fuel costs for 55 Halstead residents who use the Day Centre to make a visit to the Centre's beach hut in Brightlingsea.
Halstead & District Local History Society - £500.00 to digitize photographs and Halstead Gazette newspapers held in archives.
Halstead Road Runners - £250.00 to provide toilets for the Halstead & Essex Marathon May 2019
Halstead Templars - £500.00 to go towards the refurbishment of changing rooms at Courtaulds Sports Ground

Halstead River Clean Team - £250.00 to buy waders, gloves and river cleaning equipment

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance - £250.00 to assist with the running of this emergency service.

Cllr Mrs Pell noted that Halstead in Bloom request had not been granted as District Councillors will grant £2000 but this was not correct as one of these grants had not been agreed - HiB may receive £1500.00 from District Councillors.   Cllr Radley noted that the agreed awards amounted to £2000 which was the budget allocation.
Cllr Mrs Sutton said she was disappointed that Basics Essex Accident Rescue Service request had been declined and Cllr Warren agreed saying that Basics was not a well known service but did excellent work in the community. Cllr Mrs Diver said she was surprised that Halstead Templars had been awarded £500 as there had been much work done, and funded, by Halstead T.C. at the extended sports pavilion.  After further discussion it was decided that the grant to Halstead Templars will be £250.00 with a grant of £250.00 being given to Basics, Essex Accident rescue service.  This will keep allocation within budgeted amount.  Cllr Radley proposed the revised grant application list and this was seconded by Cllr Gronland.  Proposal agreed by unanimous vote.

044.  CHURCHYARD  TREES.  Report was before Council regarding trees in St. Andrew's and Holy Trinity churchyards.  It was said that trees need to be pollarded, but a letter had been received from resident, Mr Richmond, saying that some of the trees need to be felled rather than pollarded.    After lengthy discussion it was Proposed by Cllr Munday that expert and professional advice be taken by Halstead Town Council, including that of BDC, along with Halstead Conservation Group and resident Mr Richmond being consulted.  Costs for necessary work can then be explored and work put in hand at the correct time and with specific budget.  This proposal was seconded by Cllr Gronland and agreed by unanimous vote.

045.  KINGS ROAD TOILETS.  Chairman noted that drains have been inspected and are in good condition.  The existing sanitary ware is in good condition and is vandal proof.  The floor and walls need update and refurbishment and the outside may need to be repainted.  It was noted that £3000 has been set aside in this year's budget with a further £7000 due to be allocated over the next two years.

At this point - 9.10pm - meeting was suspended for 5 minutes: proposed by Cllr Munday, seconded by Cllr Warren and agreed by all present.

Meeting resumed at 9.15pm and further discussions took place regarding budget constraints and necessary work to Kings Road toilets.

After much deliberation it was proposed by Cllr Munday that quotes for the perceived necessary work to Kings Road toilets be gathered and a plan for the necessary works be formulated and put to next meeting of Council.  Costs to include baby changing facilities and designated toilets.  Proposal was seconded by Cllr Mrs Dingle and carried by unanimous vote.

Cllr Munday proposed standing orders be extended by 15 minutes.  Proposal seconded by Cllr Mrs Diver and carried by unanimous vote.

046.  HALSTEAD  GUIDE.  It was noted that the existing town guide was now 8 years old and needed to be updated.  It was said that requests for guide book are few, but requests for a map are regularly made.  It was suggested that a 9-panel map with advertisements around (to fund the printing) seems an acceptable configuration with useful information printed on the reverse.  Copyright for map is held by Local Authority Publishing Company and is not available elsewhere.  The LAPCo. can produce 3000 copies of the map, and an online version to go on website paid for mainly by advertising with a contribution of £495 plus VAT from Halstead TC.   It was said that this could be accommodated within budget and that the LAPCo. would arrange advertising.  Cllr Munday proposed that this project be taken forward.  Proposal seconded by Cllr Mrs Diver and agreed by unanimous vote.

047.  STANDING  ORDERS  MINUTES  SECTION  UPDATE.  Proposal was before Council that section 11 of Standing Orders be updated to ensure that private session of a meeting is never reported publicly.  Section 11 e to be amended to read The public section of a Full Council meeting will be minuted by the Minute Clerk, whilst any matters discussed in private session will be minuted by the Town Clerk.  Cllr Mrs Pell said that there should be no necessity for the Town Clerk to minute as Minute Clerk should be trusted to take minutes and keep that section of minutes separate.  Chairman said that discussion in private session may be of a confidential and/or contractual nature or may concern staffing issues.  After lengthy discussion about wording of this section it was decided that the document needed to be further discussed. Cllr Munday noted the comment from public question time that any decisions made in private session should be made available although the full discussions would not be.  Cllr Munday proposed that document be rephrased and brought back to Council at next meeting after discussions with Councillors.  Proposal seconded by Cllr Mrs Diver and carried by unanimous vote.

Cllr Gronland left the meeting at this point.

Cllr Munday proposed standing orders be extended by a further 5 minutes.  Proposal seconded by Cllr Warren and carried by unanimous vote.

048.  EXTRA TEXTILE BIN IN CHAPEL STREET CAR PARK.  East London Textiles have approached Council with a view to placing a clothing bank in Chapel Street Car Park.  Cllr Radley noted that this is a commercial company that does not donate to Charity but rather buys unsold clothing items from charity and then sells them on.  It was noted that the company has a £10m annual turnover.   It was noted that there is an existing clothing bin in Chapel Street Car Park that costs Halstead TC nothing but does not raise revenue.  Cllr Radley proposed that Town Clerk negotiate with East London Textiles to enter into a commercial arrangement with them for collection of clothing items.  Proposal was seconded by Cllr Mrs Dingle and agreed by unanimous vote.

Cllr Mrs Dingle requested that Town Clerk request additional emptying of the recycling bins in Courtaulds Sports Ground as they are often overflowing at present.

049.  TOURISM MEETING FORUM 2/7/18.  Cllr Mrs Penn produced a report that was circulated and said that some challenges had been noted following questionnaire results analysis but that discussions would take place on how to overcome these.  It was said that there will be follow up meetings and that HTC would be fully involved. Report was noted

050.  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 were no further matters to discuss.

There being no other business meeting was closed at 9.50 pm.


News and Events

What's on in Halstead May 2019

What's on in Halstead May 2019

maypole  MAY 2019  maypole

1st  Halstead Flower Club  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill   7.00pm – 9.30pm

2nd District & Town Council Elections   local polling stations around town  7.00am – 10.00pm

6th  May Day Celebrations- FREE Entertainment  Public Gardens, Trinity Street  2.00pm – 4.30pm

7th  Halstead & District U3A  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill  10.00am – 12.00pm

8th  Halstead Wine & Social Club  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill  7.30pm – 10.30pm

12th  Halstead & Essex Marathon  Leisure Centre, Colne Road from 10.00am

9th  Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street - 7.30pm Print of the Year Competition  - for more info contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

13th  Annual & Full Council Meeting- Members of the Public Welcome to attend Queens hall, Chipping Hill  7.15pm – 9.15pm (approx.)

15th Local Community Police Meeting   Queens hall, Chipping Hill  7.00pm – 9.00pm

15th  Halstead Townswomen’s Guild  St  Andrew’s Large Hall, Parsonage Street  2.00pm

16th  Halstead Social & Tea Dance  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm Tel: 07834 467136 for details

16th  Halstead & District History Society  Baptist Church, Hedingham Rd, 7.30pm £5.00 for Visitors Lost Cheeses of Suffolk - talk by Vivia Bamford

Halstead Heritage Museum, at Queens Hall, Chipping Hill

open Wednesday & Sunday 1.30pm -4.00pm,   Ring Jim Davis  07765 406254 for details

WEEKLY   EVENTS                                                            

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-Wellness that Works 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 WorldHalstead Town Football Ground, Rosemary Lane 9.30am – 11.00am

Thursday         Slimming WorldHoly 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–Wellness that Works- Queens Hall 9.00am -10.00am  – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

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

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

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

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Council Staff raised money for Halstead Day Centre

Council Staff raised money for Halstead Day Centre

Cheque Presentation

Halstead Town Council's town clerk, Sarah Greatorex, presented Phil Amos of Halstead Day Centre, with a cheque for £999.25 at the recent council meeting.  The funds were raised by the council staff and the Beavers at a Valentines dance held at Queens Hall.

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Halstead & District Local History Society May to September 2019

The Halstead Centre

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