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01245 348756

  Welcome to the Parish Council website


Tuesday 26 February 2019 - 8.00pm - Galleywood Heritage Centre - For further details click here

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

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.

SATURDAY SURGERY -  23 February 2019
If you would like to meet with your local Parish Council representatives Councillor Richard Hyland - Vice Chairman and Councillor Neville Paul 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 February 2019 - 7.00pm - Lodge Room



18/02058/FUL Willow End, Brook Lane, Galleywood CM2 7SX - Replacement Dwelling  
18/02109/FUL 110 Watchouse Road, Galleywood CM2 8NH - Demolition of existing chalet bungalow and the construction of a replacement single storey dwelling  
19/00163/FUL 26 Brook Lane, Galleywood CM2 8NL - Demolition of existing dwelling.  Replacement with single two-storey dwelling  
19/00219/FUL 120 Watchouse Road, Galleywood CM2 8NQ -  Single storey rear extension with pitched roof  
19/00221/FUL 451 Beehive Lane.Galleywood CM2 8RJ - Conversion of garage to annexe  

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

Council Monday 4 March 2019 - 7.00pm, Main Hall 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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