AGENDA for Parish Council meeting 21st September 2021


Summons and Notice of Meeting

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

Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 7.30pm at White Colne Village Hall

1. Apologies for absence

2. Declaration of Interests by members on items shown on this agenda.

3. To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 20 July 2021

4. Matter arising from the minutes not dealt with elsewhere

5. 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 – none

6. Planning Matters

(a) Applications:

21/02371/LBC 4-6 Colchester Road White Colne Essex CO6 2PN

Repair existing roof.  Repair/replace render to east elevation.  Replacement of lead box gutter.  Addition of insulation to loft. Demolition of internal bathroom wall and installation of new bathroom. 

21/02421/FUL Land SW of Fox and Pheasant Farm 

Proposed change of use of land for creation of 4 no. Gypsy/traveller pitches 

(b) Any other planning matters raised by Members

7. Correspondence Received

To agree the Councils involvement in the ECC and BDC Climate Emergency project

8. Community Liaison

(a) To receive an update on the results of the village survey and to agree the next steps

(b) Any other matters raised by members

9. White Colne Meadows

(a) To discuss the ideas and quotes for new play equipment

(b) Any other matters raised by members

10. Financial Matters 

(a) Payment of accounts since the last meeting

(b) Financial statement

(c) Any other financial matters

11. Village Hall

(a) To discuss funding available for village hall improvements

(b) To discuss the village hall coffee mornings and confirm funding

(c) To discuss a shelving area in the village hall to hold papers of historical interest

(d) Any other matters raised by members

12. White Colne Village Green

(a) To receive a report on funding the village green Christmas lights

13. Highways

(a) To discuss the Highways Devolution project and consider taking part

(b) To discuss a response to the BDC Grass Verge trial cutting survey

(c) Any other matters raised by members

14. To consider any other matters received since the preparation of the agenda and which the chairman considers urgent.

15. 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 transacted

16. Allotments

(a) To discuss and agree a new allotment contract

(b) To agree an increase in allotment subscriptions from 1 October 2022

(c) To discuss commercial use of the allotments

(d) To discuss non-residents hire of the allotments

    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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