Agenda for Parish Council meeting Tuesday 16th March 7.30pm via Zoom


Summons and Notice of Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a remote meeting of the Parish Council will be held on

Tuesday 16th March 2021 at 7.30pm by Zoom. 

To join the meeting click on the link below. Apologies for absence2. Declaration of Interests by members on items shown on this agend3. To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 19th January20214. Matter arising from the minutes not dealt with elsewhere5. Parish Councillor Vacancy(a) To agree the co-option of Carol Wada and receive the Declaration of Acceptance6. To receive reports from Essex County Councillor and Braintree District Councillors

Public Question Time – members of the public may ask questions or make a statement about the parish council, other matters of local concern. Planning Pre Application – none7. Planning Matters(a) Applications:

21/00395/COUPA Information Only Brambles Farm, Brambles Lane, White Colne,Essex CO6 2QG  Prior approval for the Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings to a flexible use within Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Restaurants and Cafes (Class A3), Business (Class B1), Storage or Distribution (Class B8), Hotels (Class C1) or Assembly and Leisure (Class D2). 

20/01880/FUL  Information Only Planning Committee 2 March 2021 Little CatleysFarm, Catley Road,  White Colne, Essex   CO6 2QQ Demolition of existing agricultural building and erection of 1 x 5 bedroom two-storey dwelling house

21/00533/AGR  Information Only Land At Mill Field, Colchester Road, White Colne, Essex  Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development – Erection of a polytunnel(b) Applications approved by Braintree District Council(c) Any other planning matters raised by Members.8. To receive a report and consider further action regarding the Heads of Agreement for the Transfer of WCPC land to ECC in return for the transfer of the Village Hall land to the WCPC.9. Community Liaison(a) To receive an update on issues(b) Any other matters raised by members.10. White Colne Meadows(a) To receive an update on issues(b) Any other matters raised by members.11. Financial Matters (a) Payment of accounts since the last meeting(b) Financial statement(c) To provide an update about closing the Nat West bank account(d) To provide an update about the PayPal account, setting financial limits and amending the Financial Regulations(e) To agree payment of the Clerks wages monthly instead of bi-monthly(f) To agree the engagement of an Internal Auditor at of cost of up to £20012. Village Hall(a) To update members on issues from the Village Hall Management Committee(b) To confirm the date from which the Village Hall will reopen for hire13. White Colne Village Green(a) To receive an update on issues14. Highways(a) To receive an update on issues(b) Any other matters raised by members.15. Allotments(a) To receive an update on issues(b) Any other matters raised by members.16. Parish Meeting (a) To confirm the date of 20 April and agree a format for the Parish meeting, by Zoom17. Correspondence Received18. To consider any other matters received since the preparation of the agenda and which the chairman considers urgent.19. Chairman to MOVE that the press and public be excluded during the transaction of the following items on the grounds that publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest because of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted20. Village Hall Hire Rates

To discuss the current hire charges for the village hall and consider an increase to the hourly rate and other charges

Petra Palfreyman

   ​ Petra Palfreyman

  ​ Clerk to White Colne Parish Council


Approved minutes of previous parish council meetings may be inspected by arrangement with the Clerk.

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