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01245 358898

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01245 348756

  Welcome to the Parish Council website

COUNCILLOR SURGERY - Saturday 30 March 2019, 10am to 12 noon at Galleywood Library
Come and meet your local Parish Councillor. Councillor Edward Massey and Councillor Anthony McQuiggan will be available to talk to residents about subjects relating to Galleywood.

LOCAL ELECTIONS Thursday 2 May 2019
Information on the forthcoming local elections can be viewed on the left hand side of this website 'Elections'.

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING Thursday 30 May 2019, at the Keene Hall Watchouse Road
Are you a local group or organisation and would like a stall at this year's Annual Parish Meeting? if so, please contact the Clerk 01245 358898 or email for a Booking Form.

Did you know? 51% of primary school children in the UK walk or cycle to school (2017).  There are around 200 School Crossing Patrol sites across the County of Essex.  Sometimes known as Lollipop People, SCP Officers work on school days for approximately 40 minutes each morning an afternoon.  Positions are now available across Essex including Chelmsford, Maldon and Witham.  To apply or form more information, please call Rebecca on 03305583330 or visit  Calls to this number are charged in the same way as calls to numbers starting 01 or 02, please check with your service provider. (An Essex County Council advertisement)

A paid 14 week programme that helps you to build your confidence, meet new people and excel as you transition back into the workplace. Re-register wih HCPC.  Ongoing support whilst at work. Refresh skills and knowledge through strength-based coaching.  Continue employment with ECC.  For more information, or to apply, please contact Katie Pattrick on 03305583330 or

Galleywood Parish Council has received a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme.  This achievement recognises that the Council achieves good practice in governance, commnity engagement and council improvement.  Moreover, Galleywood Parish Council goes above and beyond their legal obligations, leading their communites and continuously seeking opportuntities to improve and develop further.

The Award Scheme report highlighted the Council's particular areas of strength, including its Standing Orders, Financial Regulations, Code of Conduct and transparent information about council payments.

The Local Council Award Scheme is a peer assessed programme that has been designed to both provide the tools and encouragement to those Councils at the beginning of their improvement journeys, as well as promoting and recognising Councils that are at the cutting edge of the sector.  It is through the sector working together to share best practice, drive up standards and supporting those who are committed to improving their communities, that individual Councils and the sector as a whole will reach its full potential.

In terms of the future, the Council is now reviewing ways in which it can keep on improving its offer to the local community and welcomes input from local people and partners on this.  Galleywood Parish Council and other local Councils like it, are at the front line of the government's localism agenda and are doing as much as they can to deliver services whilst being efficient and cost-effective.
Pictured below are members of the Parish Council and the Parish Clerk receiving the award certificate from Councillor Peter Davey, Chairman of the Accreditation Panel (photograph taken by John Cummin)

Too good to throw Away? Give your unwanted items a new home in your community

Do you have items which are too good to throw away? It's quick, easy and free to pass on your items and you don't even have to leave home.  In Essex, we are lucky to have many reuse organisations to choose from.  It you are having a clear out, there are lots of easy ways to pass items on to other people.

More and more of us are donating and purchasing items from reuse organisations, meaning you are supporting local people and great local community causes while passing on your unwanted items.  Many reuse organisations will even collect from your own home!

Local charity shops are always happy to accept good quality donations which helps raise money for good causes. Freegle is an online platform to help people give items for free in your local community.  You can give furniture, clothing, children's toys, soil, rubble and even pre-loved garden ornaments.  You can also sell good quality items through popular selling websites, jumble sales or car boots.  A great way to clear out the house and make a bit of money.

Passing on your old items is a hassle-free way of doing good in your community - Visit to find out more

The Parish Council is aware that some viewers of our Webpage are experiencing access problems when using mobile phone connection.  Please be aware that the webpage construction is still under review.  In the meantime, viewing access is advised from computers.

If you want to make a real difference in your town then volunteer as a Community Special Constable and play a part in keeping your neighbourhood safe. Galleywood Parish Council is supporting Essex Police to increase local and visible policing in their area:  Visit to find out more. Your Community, Your Opportunity, Your other life.  Galleywood Parish Council will be funding the initiative.  Under the scheme the Parish Council will fund the expenses of volunteer police officers who will be designated to Galleywood.  The Special Constables will be volunteering 16 hours each month and will have the same full policing powers and uniform as regular police officers.  If you are interested in volunteering form this role please contact the Parish Clerk 01245 358898 or email

SATURDAY SURGERY -  30 March 2019
If you would like to meet with your local Parish Council representative Councillor Edward Mazzey and have a point of view, concern or idea for your community - why not come along to a Parish Council Saturday Surgery - Held each month at the Galleywood Library between 10.00am and 12.00 noon, its an ideal way of informally meeting Parish Council representatives.  No appointment necessary.  For further information, please contact the Parish Council Office 01245 348756 or 358898 or contact The Clerk by email

The group is currently in need of volunteers and would ideally suit members of the community who have a small amount of free time and would be willing to serve the community.  The role of a volunteer is certainly very rewarding.  If you would be willing to offer your services, please contact 01245 611426 or by email here. Information can be sent out to provide you with details of what the positions entail.

Refurbishment is complete and open to all users 24/7.  In case of any emergency please contact 01245 606299 or for any other issues please contact

 The next Parish Council meetings

Planning and Highways Committee Thursday 21 March 2019 - 7.00pm - Lodge Room


19/00224/FUL 212 Watchouse Road, Galleywood CM2 8NP - Partial Demolition to the rear, with single storey rear extension, change of use from Retail (A1)  to 2 dwellings (C3). Additional and alterations to fenestrations.  Alterations to front elevation.  
19/00308/CLOPUD 8 Pavitt Meadow, Galleywood CM2 8RQ - Single storey rear extension.  Garage conversion and store area to side  
19/05033/TPO 102 Cannon Leys, Galleywood CM2 8PD - (G1) Hawthorn, Oak, 2 Field Maples - Reduce height by 2m and remove overhanging branches - Reason: Trees are dangerously overhanging property, falling branches pose a risk, blocking sunlight to garden  
19/05902/DD St Michael and All Angels, Margaretting Road, Galleywood CM2 8TS - The branch is about 20cm in diameter and is about 3m off the ground in height.  it is currently balancing on another branch but could fall at any time.  At the same time as removing this we will remove any other dead branches from this tree as this event could reoccur with any of the other dead branches at any time.  The work will be carried out by a professional tree contractor having checked suitable paperwork to carry out this work - Information only  
19/00367/FUL 61 Keene Way, Galleywood CM2 8NT - Front porch extension and single storey front extension to garage, with conversion of the garage to a habitable room  



Chelmerbridge, Stock Road, Galleywood CM2 8PW - Retrospective applicaton for the demolition of dwelling and garages.  Construction of replacement garage and lean-to work shop.  Change of use from B2 (workshop) to a mixed B2 and sui generis (car showroom with workshop and MOT test facility).  Display of cars for sale on open ground  

If you have received notification from Chelmsford City Council and have been invitied to comment on any of the above planning matters, please consider forwarding a copy of your comment/s to your Parish Council via the Deputy Clerk

Personnel Committee Monday 25 March 2019 - 7.00pm, Ron White Room Agenda
Finance & Resources Committee Thursday 28 March 2019 - 7.00pm, Ron White Room Agenda

Contact Information
Keene Hall, Watchouse Road, Galleywood, CHELMSFORD, Essex, CM2 8PT
Open 9.00am - 1.00pm weekdays

Clerk, Tory Melhuish             Tel. 01245 358898           

Deputy Clerk, Nicola Caton  Tel. 01245 348756           

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Mission Statement ' To enhance the quality of life for the Community of Galleywood.  Maintain the village identity and encourage a community spirit'          

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