Halstead Town Council



Time: 7.15pm
Day: Monday
Date: 15th January 2018

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) Public Question Time.  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 Lisa Hinman Area Manager, North Essex Parking Partnership

4.  Minutes.  To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 18th December 2017.

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 - 

17/02268/FUL - Land Adjacent 41 Broton Drive, Halstead, Essex - Retention of the use of land from parking area to part parking area/part storage together with the erection of security fence/gates.

17/02287/LBC - Premaberg House, 22 - 24 High Street, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2AP - The parapet wall around the top of the bay has a large number o0f brick, with blown faces, which have been made good in cement and sand.  This section of wall is also unstable.  Proposal to carefully remove the copings for re-use, take down the 8 courses of the wall and re-build it.

 17/02273/FUL - Lyndale, Tidings Hill, Halstead, CO9 1BQ - Erection of detached 3 bedroom dwelling, revised from that previously approved (re. 15/01534/FUL).

6.  Mayors 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) Finance

b) List of Payments to be approved - report will be available at the meeting

c)  Car parks – report available

d) Queens Hall Hire charges – report available

e) Budget and Precept 2017/18 – report available

f)  Reconciliation – report will be available at the meeting

8.  Approval of  Precept  

9.   Community Hall – verbal report

10.  Youth – verbal report

11.   Town Plan - verbal report

12.   District Councillors  - verbal report

13.  Request for yellow lines in Acorn Avenue – report available

14.   Facebook page for Halstead town council -report available

15.   Improvements to street lighting – report available

16.   Modular stage for Queens Hall – report available

17.   Empire car wash lease -  report available

18.   Request for No through Road sign – report available

19.  Update on Footbridge - report available

20.  Desktop microphones - 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”.

There is none.

S Greatorex

Town Clerk 

08 January 2018


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

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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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