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PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS - January 2020

Planning and Highways Committee - Tuesday 21 January 2020 - 7.00pm - Lodge Room - Keene Hall - Agenda 

If you have received notification from Chelmsford City Council and have been invited to comment on any planning matter, please consider forwarding a copy of your comments to your Parish Council via the Deputy Clerk here 

Finance and Resources Committee - Tuesday 28 January 2020 - 7.00pm - Ron White Room - Keene Hall - Agenda (pending)

IMPORTANT NEWS - Plastic Recycling

Chelmsford City Council will no longer be supplying residents with additional rolls for recycling. In response to the climate and ecology emergency declared in July 2019, they have loooked at areas where we can eliminate or reduce single-use plastics within their organisation. The decision was made to no longer issue outposts with rolls of plastic recycling bags with immediate effect. They will continue to deliver a roll of plastic sacks to each household once a year.

Dog foul bags will also no longer be issued. Part of being a responsible dog owner is picking up your dog's waste. Once the limited supply of bags held by the Parish Council at the Keene Hall has gone there will be no more.

THE SPINNEY, The Chase, Galleywood

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

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 25 January 2020 at Galleywood Library, Watchouse Road from 10.00 - 12.00 noon.  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 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.
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