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THE SPINNEY, The Chase, Galleywood

Please be advised that The Spinney will be temporarily closed for public access from Wednesday 9 October 2019.  For further information please contact The Clerk 01245 358898 or Deputy Clerk 01245 348756.

ESSEX HIGHWAYS - CHELMSFORD CITY GROWTH PACKAGE - WORKS START OM THE GREAT BADDOW TO CITY CENTRE CYCLE ROUTE 

Preparations are being made to begin works to create a new cycleway from Great Baddow to Chelmsford City Centre.  The Site Team will begin works imminently on A1114 Essex Yeomanry Way near to the Army and Navy Roundabout and will be creating in the verge behind the metal vehicle restraint system running alongside the bus lane.  It is anticipated that the majority of these works will be carried out daily between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm - Monday to Friday inclusive.  Whilst it is anticipated little impact to the public, these are roadworks and will create some noise during that time.  The works are due for completion by the end of November 2019.  During working hours, some temporary adjustments will be necessary to road layouts, but his will mainly affect the Essex Yeomanry Way bus lane.  There should be much less work on the Meadgate Terrance side, but where the cycle lane crossed into Meadgate Terrace, there will inevitably be traffic management there too.  I plan of the proprosed cycleway may be viewed here.  Please note that there may be periods when temporary traffic management will be required outside of these times to protect the public and working area, however, it is not anticipated that the flow of traffic or cycle access will be negatively affected.

Dates may be subject of change a short notice if affected by poor weather or it unexpected issues arise.  For the latest information about these works, please visit the 'Great Baddow to City Centre Cycle Route' webpage accessible form www.essex.gov.uk/highwayschemes.  Alternatively you can visit twitter feed @essexhighways or find out about other works in the area by visiting one.network.   

COMMMUNITY LITTER PICK Saturday 19 October, 10am to 12 noon 

Meet at the Public Conveniences Watchouse Road, equipment provided. Contact the Parish Clerk 01245 358898 or email clerk@galleywoodparishcouncil.gov.uk
to put your name down. Click HERE

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON Thursday 19 December 2019
The Parish Council's Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon is being held on Thursday 19 December at the Keene Hall. 
Tickets £10, must be purchased in advance from the Parish Council office at the Keene Hall. Click HERE

PARISH COUNCIL GRANTS SCHEME NOW OPEN
The Parish Council's annual grants scheme is now open for applications. Click HERE to download an application form. Contact the Clerk 01245 358898,
clerk@galleywoodparishcouncil.gov.uk if you require further information.

POLICE, FIRE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER - MAKE A DIFFERENCE
An important part of the role of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is to engage with residents and communities of Essex and give people a voice in terms of policing, fire and other community safety issues. Over the next few months the PFCC will be showing residents how their views have made a difference as well as asking them to #MakeADifference and say what they want from their police force over the next four years. A link to the survey is here https://www.essex.pfcc.police.uk/make-a-difference/. Hard copies will be available in local libraries and other public buildings.

BUS SHELTER IN BEEHIVE LANE 
The bus shelter near to Chelmer Park in Beehive Lane has been replaced by Essex County Council. The original bus shelter was in need of repair.

MEET YOUR PARISH COUNCILLOR
Galleywood Parish Council invites you to a Saturday Drop-in Surgery to be held on 26 October 2019 at Galleywood Library, Watchouse Road from 10.00 - 12.00 noon. Local Parish Councillors will be in attendance. If you have any issues or concerns that you would like to raise, there are free appointments available with no need to book.  If you would like more information plesae contact the Galleywood Parish Council Office - Mon-Fri 09.00 - 13.00 on 01245 348756 or 01245 358898.  Contact details of all Parish Councillors can be found here.

YOUR RECYCLING AND WASTE COLLECTION DAY MAY BE CHANGING BEGINNING 28 OCTOBER 2019
So what does this mean for you?  Your usual collection service continues but your day may change.  Look out for your new collections calendar, Easy Guide and plastics and food waste recycling bags. (A Chelmsford City Council Public Notice).

URGENT - FOUND - KEYS
A local resident has handed in a bunch of keys to the Parish Council Office - If you have lost in the area of Galleywood, please contact the Deputy Clerk on 01245 348756.  Office hours 09.00 - 13.00 Monday-Friday

GALLEYWOOD PARISH COUNCIL AWARD  
Galleywood Parish Council has acheived the Quality Standard Level of the Local Council Award and were very pleased to be presented with a certificate at the Council meeting on 1 October 2019 by representatives from the EALC. (Photograph courtesy of John Cummin).

  

GALLEYWOOD WINS !!
The Parish Council is very pleased to annouce that Galleywood was the overall Winner in Class 1 of the RCCE, Village of the Year Competition 2019. The presentation took place at Chelmsford Racecourse and pictured below is the Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Richard Hyland; the Vice Chairman, Councillor Stephanie Troop, Councillor Neville Paul and Anthony McQuiggan, resident.

   

GALLEYWOOD LIBRARY
Galleywood Parish Council is very please to receive the news that Essex County Council has decided not to close any libraries in Essex. As part of the recent Essex Future Library Services Strategy 2019-24, Galleywood Library was originally placed in Tier 4 and identified for closure. The Parish Council has been proactive with holding a public meeting back in January and a series of meetings with Essex County Council's Cabinet member, Councillor Susan Barker. A Strategy for the Galleywood Library had also been prepared by the Parish Council to keep us 'ahead of the game'. Click HERE to view the document.

We now look forward to working closely with Essex County Council and others to deliver a future proofed Galleywood Library service.

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/communityspecials 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 fo any emergency please contact 01245 606299 or for any other issues please contact clerk@galleywoodparishcouncil.gov.uk
 

THE NEXT PARISH COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Planning and Highways Committee meeting - 7pm, Tuesday 15 October 2019 - Lodge Room - Keene Hall - Agenda 
Personnel Committee - 7pm, Tuesday 22 October 2019 - Ron White Room - Keene Hall - Agenda (pending)
Council meeting - 7pm, Tuesday 5 November 2019 - Lodge Room - Keene Hall - Agenda (pending)

 

PLANNING APPLICATIONS 

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