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Halstead Town Council



Time: 7.15pm
Day: Monday
Date: 18 March 2019

Queens Hall, Chipping Hill, 

Halstead CO9 2BY

Tel: 01787 476480


Councillor A Munday - Chairman

Councillor M Radley - Vice Chairman

Councillor Mrs J Allen

Councillor Mrs S Dingle

Councillor Mrs S A Diver

Councillor C Fox

Councillor D Gronland

Councillor D Hume

Councillor Mrs J A Pell

Councillor Mrs E Penn

Councillor Mrs J Sutton

Councillor G Warren

Members of the Council are summonsed to the above Meeting to transact the following business: -

1.  Apologies for Absence and approval of apologies     

2.  Declarations of Interests.  To declare any ‘pecuniary, non-pecuniary or    other pecuniary’’ interests relating to items on the agenda having regard to the Code of Conduct for Members and having taken appropriate advice (where necessary) before the meeting.

3.  a) Presentation of cheque by Town Clerk to Halstead Day care centre, of funds raised by Valentines Dance

b) Presentation by Braintree District Council on Ramsey Road

c) Public Question Time.  A maximum period of 10 minutes to allow members of the public to ask questions or to make statements, and for Councillors with ‘pecuniary, non-pecuniary or other pecuniary’ interests under the code of conduct for Members to make statements.

4.  Minutes.  To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 11th  February 2019.

5.  Planning Applications.   Dealt with by the Planning Committee.  ALL MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL ARE MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE.  Chair of Planning - Councillor D Hume - report attached here

The following Planning Applications, which were received and circulated electronically, are to be considered at the Council meeting

19/00168/OUT - Land West of Sudbury Road, Halstead - Outline planning permission for up to 200 residentail dwellings (including 30% affordable housing), planting, landscaping, public open space and children's play area and sustainable drainage system (SUDS).  All matters reserved with the exception of access.

19/00145/HH & 19/00146/LBC - The White House, 32 High Street, Halstead - Replacement of rear kitchen extension and associated works, including new railing to front elevation

19/00210/LBC - 23 Mill Chase, Halstead, Essex - Removal of chimney breast and fireplace between Kitchen and Boot room at ground floor level only and insertion of supporting steel beam.  CO9 2DQ

19/00240/HH - 1 Garden Yard, Parsonage Street, Halstead - Single storey extension to the existing cottage and additional car port 

19/00185/FUL - 9 Gardeners Road, Halstead, Essex - Erection of 1 no. two bedroom dwelling with associated garaging and landscaping - (Revised scheme)

19/00269/HH - 71 New Street, Halstead, Essex - Proposed 2 storey and single storey rear extension;  qualityy heritage style replacement windows and door to front of the house; new stained glass hallway window at ground level side elevation.

19/00186/FUL - Empire theatre, Butler Road, Halstead - Installation of a 1.2m Satelite Dish.

19/00294/FUL - 61 Kings Road, Halstead, Essex - Conversion of Brands Direct (use class B1) Head Office facility into 8 short term holiday lets (use class C1) together with associated minor alterations to plan layout and elevations and minor alterations to landscaping.

18/00387/HH - 5 Blamsters Crescent, Halstead, Essex - Form new front porch with pitched roof and part glazed upvc door with side panels.

19/00379/HH - Parsonage House, Parsonage Street, Halstead - Construction of double garage workshop and store.

19/00361/ADV - Land South of Oak Road, Halstead, Essex - 11 Signs comprising of 1 x Totem Sign, 1 x Main Sign, 2 x Visitor Parking Sign, 1 x Fascia Sign, 1 x Swing Sign, 3 x Secondary Sign, 2 x Show Homes Plaque and 12 Flags.

6.  Mayor’s appointments - report attached here

7.  Finance.  Dealt with by the Finance Committee.  ALL MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL ARE MEMBERS OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.  Chair of Finance – Councillor M Radley

a)  Finance.  – report attached here

b)  List of Payments to be approved - report 7b attached here & report 7b(a) attached here

c)  Payment for light in Butler Road car park – report attached here

d)  Payment for churchyard tree work – report attached here

e)  Reconciliation –report attached here

 8.  Community Hall – verbal update

 9.  Youth – verbal update

10.  District Councillors  - verbal update

11.  Christmas Office Hours – report attached here

12.  Meeting with James Cleverly MP – report attached here

13.  Exclusion of Public and Press.

To give consideration to adopting the following resolution: - “That in view of the confidential nature of the business about to be transacted and pursuant to the provisions of section 1(2)-of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, as amended, the public and the press be temporarily excluded from the meeting”.

14.  Empire Theatre lease renewal 

15.  Town Team Funds 

S Greatorex

Town Clerk

11 March 2019


News and Events

Halstead Town Football Club V Hashtag United match on 30 March

Senior Citizens Outings 2019

Senior Citizens Outings 2019

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Senior Citizens' Outings 2019

*Forms must be returned to the office by Friday 29 March to guarantee a place*.

Halstead Town Council has arranged Five Halstead Senior Citizens coach trips for 2019

Anyone resident in Halstead Town and over the age of 60 is eligible to go on the trips (terms & conditions apply). Forms can be obtained from Halstead Town Council office at Queens Hall, Chipping Hill, Halstead, CO9 2BY or downloaded from the link below.

Destinations are: 

15 May  - Canterbury

12 June - Sheringham

17 July - -Broadstairs 

11 September - Southwold

9 October - Henley-on-Thames

There are various pick up points around the town, but all trips will depart from Butler Road Car Park at approximately 9.20am

The subsidised cost of each trip is £14.00 per person, per trip.  Persons from outside Halstead Town can travel for £19.50 Payment by cash, cheque, or debit/credit card must be made at time of booking: cheques should be made payable to ‘Halstead Town Council.’

If you have any queries please ring Halstead Town Council 01787 476480 during office hours (9:00am-4:00pm) – there is an answering machine outside of these hours. 

To print the booking form, please click here:  booking form image

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Halstead Town Council FREE Easter Egg Picture Hunt

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May Day Event in Halstead Public Gardens 2019

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Halstead Town Plan 2019

Halstead Town Plan 2019

Town Plan

Halstead Town Plan 2019 is now available from Halstead Town Council offices or Halstead Library.
Download available here  Town Plan

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