Halstead Town Council



Time: 7.15pm
Day: Monday
Date: 18th December 2017

Town Council Offices, Queen's Hall, Chipping Hill, 

Halstead CO9 2BY

Tel: 01787 476480


Councillor Mrs S A Diver - Chairman

Councillor A Munday - Vice Chairman

Councillor Mrs J Allen

Councillor Mrs S Dingle

Councillor C Fox

Councillor D Gronland

Councillor D Hume

Councillor Mrs J A Pell

Councillor Mrs E Penn

Councillor M Radley

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 and approval of the 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.  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 by Dr Kreis-Alsayed Courtaulds Surgery and  Practice Manager, Richard Hartwell

c) Sue Hughes, District Youth and Community Commissioner

4.  Minutes.  To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 13th November 2017, and the Extraordinary meeting held on 4th December 2017

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

There are no plans to discuss

6.  Mayor’s Appointments and Announcements - report available

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)  Monthly Finance Report – report available

b)  List of Payments to be approved - report available

c)  Section 106 update  - verbal report at the meeting

d)  BDC Budget meeting - verbal report at the meeting

e)  Portway Bridge – report available

8.  Community Hall – verbal report at the meeting

9.  Youth – report will be available at the meeting

10.  District Councillors  - report available

11.  Committee dates 2018/2019 - report available

12.  Becoming a quality council – report available

13.  Town Plan update – report available

14.  Twitter Account for HTC – report available

15.  Letters to the Royal family – report available

16.  Naming of roads at Ronald Road – report available

17.  Acoustics in Queens Hall – report available

18.  Modular stage – report available

19.  Police presence in Halstead – report available

20.  Events leaflet -report available

21.  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”.

22.  Local business enquiry 

23.  Staff review group 

S Greatorex

Town Clerk

11 December 2017


News and Events

Quiz Night Friday 16th March

Tuesday Work Club at Halstead Library

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes Starting at Queen's Hall

Messy Church Saturday 20 January 2018

Braintree District Council Crackdown on Dog Fouling

Braintree District Council Crackdown on Dog Fouling

dog walkers

MEDIA RELEASE: Council crackdown on dog fouling with ‘We’re Watching You’ campaign

Braintree District Council, have joined forces with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy in a bid to reduce dog fouling by thoughtless dog walkers who don’t scoop the poop.

The ‘We’re Watching You’ campaign sets its sights on irresponsible people who walk their dogs, with recent research showing that they are more likely to pick up after their dogs when they think that they are being watched.

Feedback from Keep Britain Tidy also suggests that dog fouling tends to occur at night time and during the months with shorter days as some dog owners feel that they can’t be seen ‘under the cover of darkness’.

The ‘We’re Watching You’ signs and bin stickers will be visible after dark in dog fouling hotspots in Braintree, Great Notley, Halstead, Hatfield Peverel, Shalford and Tye Green as part of the targeted campaign.

The campaign follows successful pilots by Keep Britain Tidy in various areas which saw an average reduction of 46% in the levels of dog fouling, with up to 90% reduction in some areas since.

Councillor Wendy Schmitt, Cabinet Member for Environment & Place at Braintree District Council said, “We know that the public perceive dog fouling to be by far the most unacceptable and dirtiest type of litter so that’s why we are working with Keep Britain Tidy on this campaign to help tackle the issue.

The majority of dog owners are responsible people who pick up after their dog and dispose of the poo bags correctly, but there is a minority that ignore their duties and continue to ruin areas of our beautiful district. We are urging everyone to take action and help us catch irresponsible dog owners who fail to clear up after their dog.”

Members of the public are being encouraged to become another pair of eyes to help catch the culprits! If you see anyone who fails to clear up after their dog, you can report them and the information will be treated in confidence.

How to report dog fouling offenders:

• Fill in a dog fouling offender report form online

• E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call Braintree District Council Customer Service Centre on 01376 552525

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