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PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS - January 2020

Council Meeting - Tuesday 3 March 2020 - 7.00pm - Lodge Room - Keene Hall.  Agenda

Planning and Highways Committee - Tuesday 17 March 2020 - 7.00pm - Lodge Room - Keene Hall.  Agenda (pending)

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 24 March - 7.00pm - Ron White Room - Keene Hall - Agenda (pending)

Personnel Committee - Tuesday 31 March - 7.00pm - Ron White Room - Keene Hall - Agenda (pending)

OPEN GARDENS 2020
Could you help Farleigh Hospice by opening up your garden on Sunday 5 July? Click HERE Tel 01245 457352 or email fundraising@farleighhospice.org

SPRING INTO ACTION
The Parish Council has started its 'Spring into Action' campaign. This invites Galleywood residents to become active in and around Galleywood. Click HERE for more details.

REMOVAL OF ARMY AND NAVY FLYOVER, CHELMSFORD

Works have now commenced on the removal of the bridge by a specialist contractor -  The majority of the works will be carried out overnight Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.30pm and 5.30am.  During February carriagewary restrictions will apply 09.30pm to 5.30am.  The latest project information including traffic management through until April 2020, when works are to be completed, will be posted on www.essex.gov.uk/highwayschemes and search: 'A1060/A1114 Army and Navy Flyover' or follow on twitter: @essexhighways.  If you are concerned about any bus operation schedules please call the operator direct or contact the Essex County Council Passenger Team on 0345 603 2200.  For general enquiries contact the Essex County Council Customer Service Team on 0345 603 7631

MEET YOUR PARISH COUNCILLOR
Galleywood Parish Council invites you to a Drop-in Surgery to be held on 29 February 2020 at The 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 please 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.

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING - Thursday 30 April 
Are you a local group or organisation and would you like a stall at the Annual Parish Meeting being held on Thursday 30 April at the Keene Hall? Please contact the Parish Council office 01245 358898/348756 or email clerk@galleywoodparishcouncil.gov.uk to book a place or download a Booking Form here

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.

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