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RURAL COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF ESSEX - 2019 ESSEX VILLAGE OF THE YEAR
The Village of Galleywood is proud to have reached the first-round judging to be held on Thursday 16 May 2019.  Sponsored by ID.  RCCE. Ink pen Downie and Essex & Suffolk Water.  This is a community initiative which focuses on Community Facilities and Activites, Business and Services, The Environment and Sustainability, Community Information and New Initiatives and Future Plans.  Galleywood is entered into the Class 1 category.  First Prize £500 and the Essex & Suffolk Water Shield.  Second Prize £200 and Third Prize £150. The winning entry to be announced on Wednesday 10 July 2019.

COUNCILLOR SURGERY - Saturday 25 May 2019, 10am to 12 noon - Galleywood Library
If you could like to meet Parish Council representatives and have a point of view about issues relating to Galleywood, or have a community idea - why not come along to the Parish Council Saturday Surgery? Held each month at the Galleywood Library between 10.00am and 12 noon - its an ideal way to informally meet a Parish Council representative with no appointment necessary.  For further information, please contact the Parish Council Office on 01245 358898 or 01245 348756 or email clerk@galleywoodparishcouncil.gov.uk

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 clerk@galleywoodparishcouncil.org.uk for a Booking Form.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY?
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 www.workingforessex.com.  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)

GETTING BACK TO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY - WORKING ESSEX
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 katie.pattrick@capita.co.uk.  www.workingforessex.com.

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR WEB USERS
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.

ESSEX POLICE - SPECIAL CONSTABULARY - NOW RECRUITING - GALLEYWOOD
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 www.essex.police.uk/Specials/Galleywood 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 clerk@galleywoodparishcouncil.gov.uk

GALLEYWOOD AND DISTRICT NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH - IMPORTANT MESSAGE
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.

GALLEYWOOD PUBLIC CONVENIENCES
In case of any emergency please contact 01245 606299 or for any other issues please contact report@galleywoodparishcouncil.org.uk

 The next Parish Council meetings

Planning and Highways Committee Tuesday 21 May 2019 - 7.00pm, Lodge Room Agenda
 
19/00565/ADV Chelmerbridge, Stock Road, Galleywood - Retrospective application for advertisement flags  
19/00594/FUL 30 Bullen Walk - Remove small conservatory.  Build a single sorey side extension to side  
19/00610/FUL Thriftwood School, Slades Lane, Galleywood CM2 8RW - Creation of a multi-use games area including the formation of an astro-turfed play area with a rebound fence either end and infiltration tenches either side  
19/00671/FUL 469 Beehive Lane, Galleywood CM2 8RL - Proposed two storey front extension  
19/00711/FUL 23 Roughtons, Galleywood CM2 8PE - Single storey rear extension, part two storey side extension over existing garage  
19/00742/FUL 8 Pavitt Meadow, Galleywood CM2 8RQ - Garage conversion, replace garage door with window  
19/05081/TPO 1 Ponds Road, Galleywood CM2 8QP - T2 - Scots Pine - Reduce the height of the tree by about 7m - Reason: The tree sways badly in the wind, concerned that the tree is top heavy and may fall.  
19/05089/TPO 9 Ponds Road, Galleywood CM2 8QP - T9 Ash - Fell.  Reason: Tree has Black Bracket Fungus that is getting progressively worse.  The tree presents a health and safety risk due to branches falling near a bus route and driveway, overhead power cables also in close proximity  
 

If you have received notification from Chelmsford City Council and have been invited 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
deputyclerk@galleywoodparishcouncil.gov.uk

 

Finance & Resources Committee

Tuesday 28 May 2019 Agenda (Pending)
Annual Parish Meeting Thursday 30 May 2019 - Main Hall
Doors open from 6pm - meeting starts at 7pm
Agenda
 

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

Clerk, Tory Melhuish             Tel. 01245 358898           
Email: clerk@galleywoodparishcouncil.gov.uk                                 

Deputy Clerk, Nicola Caton  Tel. 01245 348756           
Email: deputyclerk@galleywoodparishcouncil.gov.uk
 

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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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