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Halstead Town Council

Town Council Meeting



Time: 7.15pm
Day: Monday
Date: 16 September 2019

Queens Hall, Chipping Hill, 

Halstead CO9 2BY

Tel: 01787 476480


Councillor Andy Munday - Chairman

Councillor Mick Radley - Vice Chairman

Councillor Miss Janet Atkinson

Councillor Peter Caulfield

Councillor Peter Claydon

Councillor Mrs Sandra Dingle

Councillor Malcolm Fincken

Councillor Dave Gronland

Councillor David Hume

Councillor Andy Munday

Councillor Mrs Jackie Pell

Councillor Miss Linda Smith

Councillor Garry Warren

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

1.  Apologies for Absence and acceptance of those 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.  Public Question Time.  a) 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 12th August 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

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

19/01391/VAR - Land East of Sudbury Road, Halstead - Application for a variation of Conditions 10 & 21 of planning permission 18/01749/FUL - Revised construction management plan.

19/01396/HH - Wash Farm Barn, Hedingham Road, Halstead - Erection of a detached cartlodge and alterations to existing garage.

18/01100/FUL (AMENDED) - Framcombe, Upper Chapel Street, Halstead - Proposed new dwelling house

18/01876/OUT (AMENDED) – Land North of Oak Road, Halstead – Outline planning application (all matters reserved) for up to 70 residential dwellings, public open space and associated development.

Current Planning Application - Land North of Oak Road, Halstead 18/01876/OUT  

The District Council has recently re-consulted the Town Council concerning the above development and the proposals now before the District Council to increase the number of dwellings up to a maximum of 70 dwellings and I await the comments of the Town Council and other consultees before I can consider a recommendation and reporting this application to the District Council’s Planning Committee.

Notwithstanding the fact that the Town Council may choose to maintain their objection to the development, Officers would usually contact the Town or Parish Council to find out how they would like the potential financial contributions for Outdoor Sport and Allotments to be spent, in the event that planning permission were granted. We would encourage the Town Council to provide their preferences at this stage to ensure that they can be considered in the event that planning permission were to be granted. Please note that I would not in any way take statements made by the Town Council on this matter as implying support for the current planning application.

In the event that planning permission is granted the actual level of financial contributions will not be known until the final number and mix of housing is known, however as a guide I would advise that a development of 70 dwellings could generate a financial contribution of approximately £50,000 for Outdoor Sport (which can cover pitches and facilities for sports such as football, rugby, tennis, hockey, cricket) and for the provision of new or improved allotments within the town a contribution of approximately £1500.

19/01528/HH - 63 New Street, Halstead, Essex - Existing conservatory roof changed to flat roof with lantern, conversion of garage into habitable room. Single storey rear extension to garage.

19/01488/FUL & 19/01489/LBC - 54 Chapel Hill, Halstead, Essex - Conversion of former public house into three apartments

19/01532/OUT - Land Adjacent to Crowbridge Farm, Chapel Hill, Halstead - Outline application for up to 40 dwellings with associated infrastructure and public open space.

19/01499/REM - Land at Greenways, Balls Chase, Halstead - Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval

16/00802/OUT - Approval of Reserved Matters (layout, scale, appearance, and landscaping) comprising the construction of 14 dwellings 

19/01521/HHPA - 35 Harvey Street, Halstead - Erection of single storey rear extension. Extension will extend beyond rear wall of the original house by 5m, with a maximum height of 4m and 2.7m to the eaves of the extension.

19/01601/HH - 6 Portway Court, Halstead, Essex - Side extension over existing garage

5a.  Public Art design for St Andrews Gate - report attached here

6.  Mayor’s 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) To receive the Income and expenditure report for the month of August. – report attached here

 b) To approve the List of Payments to be made in September - report 7b attached here and report 7b(a) attached here

 c) To approve the Reconciliation of bank and petty cash accounts– report attached here

 d) To approve the purchase of a string of lights for Christmas tree– report attached here

 e) To propose the purchase of a new PA system for indoor and outdoor events – report attached here

 f) To approve expenditure of £350 for repairs to Empire roof - report attached here

 g) To approve external auditor report – report attached here

8.  Community Hall

a) verbal update from H4C

b) verbal update from HTC working group

Chairman to suspend Standing orders

9.  Youth – verbal update

Chairman to reinstate Standing orders

10.  District Councillors - verbal update/written reports Cllr Andy Munday's report attached here

11.  To approve application Local Council award Quality level – report 11 attached herereport 11a attached herereport 11b attached here

12.  To receive Champions’ updates    – verbal updates/written reports 

a) Open spaces and the river – verbal report

b) Surgery – verbal report

c) Police – verbal report

13.  To receive an update on the Footbridge – report attached here

14.  To consider actions to counteract climate change – report attached here

15.  To review security at Courtaulds Sports Ground – report attached here

16.  To receive a report of meeting of Town Team funds working group – report attached here

17.  Special Motion Scheme of Delegation – report attached here

18.  To propose that HTC considers the feasibility of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan – report attached here

19.  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”.

20.  To clarify the identity of committees and working groups at Halstead Town Council

 Sarah Greatorex Town Clerk 9/9/19


News and Events

Leap Year Dance

Over 60's Outings 2020

Over 60's Outings 2020

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Over 60's Outings 2020 Destinations and Cost

Halstead Town Council will be  arranging five coach trips for 2020 for persons over 60.


13 May - Melton Mowbray

10 June - Hastings 

15 July - Great Yarmouth

02 September - Worthing

14 October - Norwich

The subsidised cost of each trip will be £14.50 per person, per trip.  Persons from outside Halstead Town can travel for £20.00.  Booking forms will be available from the website and Halstead Town Council offices from Monday 27 January 2020.

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What's on in Halstead January 2020

What's on in Halstead January 2020

ice skating1  JANUARY 2020  ice skating2

7th   Halstead U3A  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill   10.00am – 12.00pm

8th   Halstead Wine & Social Club  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill  7.30pm – 10.30pm

9th   Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street – 7.30pm for more info contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

13th Full Council Meeting - members of the public welcome, Queens Hall, Chipping Hill  7.15pm

15th Halstead Townswomen’s Guild  St  Andrew’s Large Hall, Parsonage Street  2.00pm

16th Halstead Social & Tea Dance  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm Tel: 07834 467136 for details

16th Halstead & District History Society Annual General Meeting  Baptist Church, Hedingham Rd,  7.30pm  £5.00 for Visitor 

23rd Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street 7.30pm, for more info contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Halstead Heritage Museum, Closed until 2 February 2020

Ring Jim Davis. 07765 406254 for details

WEEKLY   EVENTS                                                            

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 WorldHalstead 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 8.15am -10.15am  – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

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

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Halstead & District Local History Society January to April 2020

Annual Torchlight Procession and Carol Service 2019

Annual Torchlight Procession and Carol Service 2019

The Town Council would like to thank the many hundreds of people who turned out to the Annual Torchlight Procession and Carol Service held on Wednesday 4 December.  Special thanks to Halstead Fire Service, the Salvation Army band who played the music, and Halstead Choral who accompanied with singing and all the volunteers who gave their time to make the event a success.


A short video of the event can be seen on Facebook courtesey of Councillor Peter Caulfield fb logo 


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