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OUTDOOR TABLE TENNIS COMES TO GALLEYWOOD !
An outdoor table tennis table has been provided by Chelmsford City Council's Sport and Wellbeing Team, supported by Table Tennis England at the Watchouse Road shops. Free bats and balls can be collected from the Parish Council office (by prior arrangement) or from the Galleywood Library.

 

GALLEYWOOD PUBLIC CONVENIENCES - THE SHOPS - WATCHOUSE ROAD

Galleywood Parish Council is pleased to announce that as of 09.00am on Monday 20 July 2020 the public conveniences have been reopened.  A regular cleaning routine will be carried out by cleaning contractors.    

GET INVOLVED WITH PLANNING - CONSULTATION - STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Chelmsford City Council have updated their Statement of Community Involvement and would like your views on it.  In it you will find their strategy for involving people in planning matters, different types of consultation and engagement.  How they will involve you in making planning policy and considering planning applications and who they consult and how.  All comments will be used to finalise the document.  They will then use it when they consult on planning matters in the future.  Find out more: www.chelmsford.gov.uk/planningconsult.  The closing date for comments is 4.00p, on Tuesday 18 August 2020.

 

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1)

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Skinners LaneGalleywood 

Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=116834948 to find details of the intended closure of Skinners Lane, due to commence on 7th July 2020 The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Cadent undertakes gas mains replacement works. 

 

PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCIES - Galleywood Parish Council - EAST WARD

Two vacancies for Parish Councillors for Galleywood Parish Council have arisen due to the resignation of Councillor
Jane Edwards and Councillor Tony Golden.  
One vacanay has 14 days for an election to be called - click HERE

One vacancy will be filled by Co-option - click HERE
Contact the Clerk for further information.

'TO HELP SAVE LIVES - STAY AT HOME'

Help and Assistance During the Covid 19 Pandemic

Galleywood Volunteer Group 01245 806220 https://www.facebook.com/groups/135868251182961

Essex Welfare Service 0300 303 9988

Government Hotlines 
HMRC 0800 015 9559
Universal Credit 0800 328 5644
NHS 111.nhs.uk or 111

Essex County Council www.essex.gov.uk/coronavirus

CVS Chelmsford 01245 351888 or 250731 https://chelmsfordcvs.org.uk

Provide - for help with mental health https://www.provide.org.uk/

Support for Businesses during Coronavirus (Covid-19) https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support

Food Bank urgent fundraising page https://www.gofundme.com/f/ecafoodbankappeal

Domestic Abuse www.essexcompass.org.uk 0330 333 7444

PARISH COUNCIL OFFICE CLOSURE

In line with Government guidance regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus) the Parish Council office is closed to the public until further notice. Staff will be working remotely and will have access to Parish Council emails and the office answerphone. We will endeavour to respond to all enquiries.
All forthcoming Council and Committee meetings are cancelled along with the monthly Councillor surgeries.
The Annual Parish Meeting due to be held on 30 April 2020 was cancelled.

Youth Club - this is now closed until further notice.

Telephone Book Swap - this is now closed until further notice.

YMCA

The YMCA is currenlty offering a range of support services during the COVID-19 Lockdown.  Family support, Digital Youthworking, Online Early Years and Housing and Welfare support.  If you feel that you know of any individual, families of organisations thta might benefit from these services or might like to know more, please contact http:www.ymcaessex.org.uk/coronavirus-response/

THE SPINNEY - PLAN OF MAINTENANCE

Maintenance works at The Spinney recommenced on Wednesday 5 August. This includes repairs to the gates and fencing, footbridge boards and barriers for the pond dipping platform. Fencing protecting the path from the main pond will also be replaced. During this time the area will remain closed to pedestrians and there is no access through the site. Appropriate notices have been put up and the entrance gates taped off. Please do not enter the site nor remove the notices or tape.

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 -  Closed until further notice

In case of any emergency please contact 01245 606299 or for any other issues please contact clerk@galleywoodparishcouncil.gov.uk