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  Welcome to the Parish Council website


As the colder weather is drawing in, the need for road gritting information may be important to you on your daily commute or travel plans.  Did you know that Essex County Council have an online facility to show those routes that are regularly gritted in the County?  You can also track the current movement of the Councils' gritting lorries.  Please visit our Planning and Highways page for link details.

Supporting over 25 Local and National Charities - Galleywood Library - 12 October 2018 - 15 December 2018 To be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during library opening hours.

SATURDAY SURGERY -  24 November 2018
If you would like to meet with your local Parish Council representatives Councillor Anthony McQuiggan (Chairman) and Councillor Richard Hyland (Vice Chairman), 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

This year will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice of the Great War (1914-18).  A short service will be held at St Michael and All Angels Church at 10.00am followed by a gathering at the Galleywood War Memorial - Keene Hall CM2 8PT, to commence at 10.45.  All welcome.  Wreaths will be laid on behalf of  Chelmsford City Council, the Parish Council, Trustees to the Keene Hall and BLESMA..  Personal poppy cross tributes are welcomed. Local Refreshments to follow at the Keene Hall.  A new bench to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of WW1 will be unveiled and at 3.00pm the planting of a Verdun Oak will be undertaken at Twitten Green.

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON - Senior Citizens - Thursday 20 December 2018 - TICKETS NOW LIMITED!!
Applications for the Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon to be held on Thursday 20 December 2018 are now being taken by the Parish Council Office.  If you would like to apply, please contact the Deputy Clerk on 01245 348756 or email

An invitation to tender for the Parish Council's grass cutting contract in Galleywood is available HERE. This is a 3 year contract for grass cutting at Pipers Tye, Twitten Green and The Street. The deadline for submissions is Friday 9 November 2018.

Farleigh Hospice Christmas Tree Recycling is back and is once again staging its annual door-to-door collection.  Register now on the Farleigh Hospice website:  A dedicated Farleigh Hospice Team will be making collections on 5 and 6 January 2019 from CM0, CM1, CM2, CM3, CM7, CM8, CM9 and CM77.  Suggested minimum donation of just £5 per tree, but please feel free to give more.  Every penny that is raised will make a hugh difference to those facing life-limiting illnesses.  All of Farleigh Hospice services are free of charge and without the generosity of the local community we would not be able to care for nearly 4000 people every year, help carers and families, offer bereavement support and continue to be an integral part of the local community.  Registration will be open on 1 December 2018. If you would like to help, please call 01245 457411.

The group is currently in need of volunteers and a new Chairman from the end of this year.  The role would particularly suit someone who has 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 15 November 2018 - 7.00pm - Lodge Room Agenda
18/01717/FUL - 25 Pyne Gate, Galleywood CM2 8QG Two storey rear extension, single storey side and front extensions and conversion of existing garage consisting part single, part two storey to link with the existing dwelling  
18/01770/FUL - 62 Well Lane, Galleywood CM2 8QZ Part single, part wo storey side/rear extension  
18/01810/FUL - 70 Watchouse Road, Galleywood CM2 8PU First floor rear extension  
18/05961/DD - Galleywood Infant School, Barnard Road, Galleywood CM2 8RR T2,T3,T4,T5,T9 - Oaks - remove deadwood  

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

Finance and Resources Committee Monday 19 November 2018 - 7pm - Lodge Room


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           

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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