- GALLEYWOOD BEST DRESSED CHRISTMAS SHOP WINDOW OR DISPLAY COMPETITION 2019
- New for 2019 - the Parish Council is looking for the Best Dressed Christmas Shop Window or Display Competition and invites all shops to take part. Please
register your entry with the Parish Council and judging takes place on Friday 6 December. Certificates to be awarded. Click HERE
ARMY AND NAVY FLYOVER
Essex County Council is now in a position to share the initial options for a long-term solution at the Army and Navy junction with the public for the first time. A public information brochure, outlining the initial options, has been published on the project website today at: www.essex.gov.uk/armyandnavy and an audio read-through has also been added. Printed copies of the brochure will be available to view in all Chelmsford libraries from Wednesday 13 November.
The Army and Navy junction is a vital gateway to Chelmsford and a crucial part of the city’s transport network, with approximately 60,000 vehicles using the junction each day. Given the importance of the junction and this project, Essex County Council has committed to keeping the public as well informed as possible, including sharing initial options at an earlier stage than normal.
By sharing information about the initial options and the wider project at this early stage, they hope to provide a better understanding of the objectives for the project, the current thinking, and the challenges faced. There will then be an opportunity for people to have their say on a refined shortlist of options at a later date as part of a full public consultation. This is expected to be in late 2020 or early 2021.
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) - A Public Notice on behalf of the Essex Streetworks Team
Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Lower Green, Galleywood - Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=115042292 to find details of the intended closure of Ponds Road, Lower Green, due to commence on 28 November 2019 for 1 day. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Anglian Water undertakes a repair and replace manhole covers.
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 ON 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.
SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON Thursday 19 December 2019 - only a few tickets remaining !
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
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.
MEET YOUR PARISH COUNCILLOR
Galleywood Parish Council invites you to a Saturday Drop-in Surgery to be held on 30 November 2019 at Galleywood Library, Watchouse Road from 10.00 - 12.00 noon. Parish Councillor Richard Hyland (Chairman and Vice Chairman of Planning and Highways) and Councillor Neville Paul 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.
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 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 email@example.com