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Halstead Town Council

Town Council Meeting



Time: 7.15pm
Day: Monday
Date: 11 November 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) Joy Darby CEO Essex Association of Local Councils will present the Local Council award certificate, Foundation level. b) Dr Kreis-Alsayyedd will provide an update on developments at the Elizabeth Courtauld surgery. c) 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. d) Youth verbal update

4.  Minutes.  To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 14th October 2019.

5.  Planning Applications.   Dealt with by the Planning Committee.  ALL MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL ARE MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING

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

19/01818/HH - 9 Pear Tree Close, Halstead, Essex - Construction of ground floor side and rear extensions & part conversion of existing garage into habitable area. (Revised 19/00616/HH)

19/01699/LBC - Congregation House, Parsonage Street, Halstead - Retrospective application for the replacement of damaged grey UPVC down pipes to black UPVC down pipes. 

19/01792/LBC - 2 Congregation House, Parsonage Street, Halstead - Replacement of outdoor front light 

19/01861/FUL - The Lewises, Fenn Road, Halstead - Extensions and alterations to allow sub-division of existing dwelling to 2 no. dwellings             

19/01880/HH - 1 Bourchier Way, Halstead, Essex - Erection of a two storey front extension 

19/01898/VAR - 85 Colchester Road, Halstead, Essex - Application for variation of Condition 2 of approved application 18/00026/FUL the handing of all four plots of terrace A, minor changes to materials and alteration to porch detail. 

18/01481/FUL - Halstead Hall Braintree Road Halstead - Demolish outbuildings, extend and refurbish existing redundant building to form 25 bed dementia unit and erect bin and cycle stores, erect 30 bungalows and layout associated car parking, drainage and landscaping

18/01803/OUT - Land At The Junction Of Brook Street And Fenn Road Halstead - Outline planning permission for up to 70 dwellings (including 30% affordable housing), landscaping, public open space and sustainable drainage system (SuDs) with all matters reserved apart from access

19/01920/HH - 44 Slough Farm Road, Halstead, Essex - Proposed single storey rear extension

19/01775/FUL & 19/01776/ADV - 56 Tidings Hill, Halstead, Essex - Change of use from business (use class B1) to preschool (use class D1) with additional play area and picket fence.

19/01776/ADV & 19/01775/FUL - 56 Tidings Hill, Halstead, Essex - Proposed signage associated with the PreSchool 

19/01943/HH - 6 Brewery Drive, Halstead, Essex - Single storey side extension 

19/01940/FUL & 19/01941/LBC - 99 High Street, Halstead, Essex  - Change of use from shop (A1) to residential (C3) on the first floor and part ground floor, incorporating internal alterations and alterations to fenestration.  

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 October. – report attached here

b) To approve the List of Payments to be made in November - 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 consider a report from Halstead in Bloom – report attached here

e) To consider a proposal for outings organised by HTC for 2020 –  report attached here

f) To consider the installation of CCTV at Courtaulds sport ground – report attached here

g) To consider the purchase of a new PA system – report attached here 

8.  Community Hall – verbal report

a) verbal update from H4C

b) verbal update from HTC working group

9.  To receive reports from District Councillors  - verbal update/written reports (written reports to follow)

10.  To receive Champions’ updates – verbal updates/written reports (written reports to follow)

a) River champions – report attached here

11 . To receive a report on the meeting of the Events committee 7 October 2019– report to follow

12. To consider requesting a change in strategic lorry routes – report attached here

13. To receive an update on information gathered on Neighbourhood development plans – report attached here

14. To present the new Halstead map and decide on methods of distribution –  report attached here

15. To receive an update on the Riverside footbridge – report 15 attached here and 15a footbridge technical report attached here

16. 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”.

17.  Staff matter

S Greatorex - Town Clerk

4 November 2019


News and Events

Senior Citizens Christmas Parties

Senior Citizens Christmas Parties

Halstead Town Council held two Christmas parties this year for the senior citizens that booked an outing.  the parties were held on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 November. We would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who very kindly donated raffle prizes.

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Here are some pictures taken of the prizes 

Raffle Prizes ThursdayRaffle Prizes Friday

Pictures from the parties

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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 December 2019

What's on in Halstead December 2019

baubles DECEMBER  2019  holly and baubles

4th  Halstead Town Council FREE Torchlight Procession & Carol Service  in the Public Gardens Gather at  the top of the High Street at Market Hill, and Then proceed down to the Public Gardens  - Torches and Glow Sticks handed out from 6.15pm, for 7.00pm Start

9th  Full Council Meeting – Public welcome to attend  Queens  Hall, Chipping Hill 7.15pm

11th  Halstead Wine & Social Club  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill  8.00pm – 10.00pm

12th  Halstead History Society – Maps and Me, an illustrated Talk by Malcolm Root Followed by Christmas Nibbles Baptist Church, Hedingham Road - 7.30pm - £5 for non members

18th Halstead Townswomen’s Guild  St  Andrews Large Hall, Parsonage St, Halstead 2.00pm

19th  Halstead Christmas Social & Tea Dance - All ages Welcome Queens Hall, Chipping Hill, 2.00pm for further information, Tel Hayley on : 07834 467136

21st  Hedingham Singers – A Concert for Christmas   St  Andrew’s Church, Halstead 7.30pm

Halstead Heritage Museum, will be closed until February 2020

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

Please note:  The office’s normal opening hours are 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday

The Council Office will be closed from  Tuesday 24 December

and will reopen on Thursday 2 January 2020

To have your event in Halstead included in the above please contact Halstead Town Council on 01787 476480 


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IT Support at Halstead Library

Victim Support are looking for Volunteers


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