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Halstead Town Council



Time: 7.15pm
Day: Monday
Date: 15 April 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 to Veronica Harman of Halstead Day Centre by Town Clerk

   b) 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 18th March 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.

19/00427/ADV - 39 High Street, Halstead, Essex - Replacement signage; 1 no. externally illuminated Fasci Sign, 1 no. externally illuminated Projecting Sign and 1 no. internally illuminated poster frame.

19/00411/LBC - 39 High Street, Halstead, Essex - Replacement of existing externally illuminated painted timber Fascia Sign and Projecting Sign; repainting of existing painted aluminium framed shopfronts and principal entrance door; replacement of existing window manifestation; replacement of existing shopfront poster frames; creation of internal bin store for tenants of flats above; replacement of existing counter, counter door and adjoining partition wall; replacement of existing suspended ceiling and lighting; replacement of existing floor and wall finishes.

19/00431/FUL - 1 Chapel Street, Halstead, Essex - Proposed first floor extension to create office space.

19/00455/HH - 11 Ashlong Grove, Halstead, Essex - Single storey rear and first floor extension.

19/00468/HH - 40 Colchester Road, Halstead, Essex - Two storey side and single storey rear extensions.

18/01094/LBC & 18/01093/FUL - Mill House, The Causeway, Halstead - Proposed change of use from B1 (offices to C1 (Hotel) including internal and external alterations.

19/00474/HH - 10 White Horse Avenue, Halstead - Formation of pitched roof over existing attached outbuilding/garage.  Over-cladding of part of existing brickwork forming attached outbuilding/garage. 

19/00493/OUT - Land Off, Bournebridge Hill, Greenstead Green - Outline application for up to 200 residential 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. 

19/00519/OUT - Outline application with all matters reserved for residential development of up to 29 dwellings and access. Land North Of, Slough Farm Road, Halstead 

19/00563/HH - First floor extension over existing garage, 1Brook Farm Close, Halstead, Essex

19/00547/LBC - Internal alterations and external repairs  - The Howe, Howe Chase, Hedingham Road

6.  Mayors Appointments and Announcements - 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 7a attached here and report 7a(b) attached here

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

c) Purchase of new trailer – report attached here

d) Reconciliation – report attached here  

 8.    Community Hall – verbal report

 9.    Youth – verbal report

10.   Town Plan meeting with BDC– verbal report

11.   District Councillors  - will have been updated at Annual Town meeting     

12.  Member/officer protocol – report attached here

13.  Leave from work policy – report attached here & 13(a) attached here

14.  Risk management review  – report 14 attached here14(a) attached here, 14(b) attached here,        14(c) attached here, 14(d) attached here, 14(e) attached  here, 14(f) attached here, 14(g) attached here, 14(h) attached here, 14(i) attached here, 14(j) attached here 

15.  Footbridge update – report attached here

16.  Approval of new pay scales- report 16 attached here & 16(a) attached here

17.  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”.

S Greatorex - Town Clerk 

1.     a) Presentation of cheque to Veronica Harman of Halstead Day Centre by Town Clerk


News and Events

Notice of General Election

Notice of General Election


For further information, please visit Braintree District Council website here: bdc1

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What's on in Halstead November 2019

What's on in Halstead November 2019

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2nd  Fireworks Display  Halstead Football Club, Rosemary Lane – gates open 5.00pm

3rd  Guys in the Park  - FREE EVENT  Halstead Public Gardens, Trinity St 10.00am – 3.00pm

5th  Halstead U3A  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill   10.00am – 12.00pm

6th  Halstead Flower Club  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill  7.00pm - 9.30pm

8th  Halstead Townswomen’s Guild Soup Lunch United Reformed Church  12.00pm

10th  Remembrance Sunday Service  poppy  Halstead Public Gardens - 2.15pm start, then procced up  to St Andrew’s Church for a church service at 3.00pm

11th  Full Council Meeting – Public Welcome to attend  Queens Hall Chipping Hill 7.15pm

14th  Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street 7.30pm

20th  Halstead Townswomen’s Guild  St  Andrews Large Hall, Parsonage St,  2.00pm

21st  Halstead Social & Tea Dance  - All Ages Welcome  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm Telephone Hayley for details : 07834 467136

21st  Halstead & District History Society  ‘Can you Keep a Secret’ Baptist Church,  Hedingham Rd 7.30pm £5.00 for Visitors

28th  Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street 7.30pm

30th  Halstead Christmas Fayre - Activities and Entertainment all day  10.00 – 4.00pm

30th  Halstead Town Council’s Christmas Lights Switch on Halstead Public Gardens,  4.30pm

Halstead Heritage Museum - open Wednesday  & Sunday 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Ring Jim Davis. 07765 406254 for details


Monday            Halstead Road Runners  - Courtaulds Sports Ground 6.45pm-7.45pm

Monday            Halstead Art Group  - British Legion Hall, The Causeway 7.00pm-9.00pm

Tuesday           Work Club   Halstead Library, Bridge Street, 10.00am -12.00 noon – Tel: 0345 6037628

Tuesday           Gentle Yoga Conservative Club,  34 High  St.  10.30am -11.45am – Tel: 07941 351689  

Tuesday           WW - Weightwatchers Queens Hall  5.30pm -7.00pm – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Tuesday           Adult Latin American Dance Class Queens Hall  8.00pm -8.45pm – Tel: 07834 467136

Wednesday   Halstead Road Runners  -  Courtaulds Sports Ground 7.30pm -8.30pm

Thursday         Slimming World Halstead Town Football Ground, Rosemary Lane 9.30am – 11.00am

Thursday         Slimming World Holy Trinity School, Beridge Rd 5.30pm & 7.30pm

Thursday         Parent & Child Yoga Conservative Club,  34 High  St.  6.00pm-7.00pm – Tel: 07941 351689  

Thursday         Vinyasa Yoga - Queens Hall 7.00pm-8.00pm  – Tel: 07546 223341 for details

Friday                WW - Weightwatchers - Queens Hall 9.00am -10.00am  – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Saturday          Slimming World Holy Trinity School, Beridge Rd 9.00am – 10.30am

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Official Switch on of Halstead's Christmas Lights

Halstead Christmas Fayre

Halstead Christmas Fayre

Christmas Fayre

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Halstead Tree Festival


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