Town Council Meeting Agenda 11 April 2022

5th April 2022


Town Council Meeting Agenda

Time: 19:15
Day: Monday 11 April 2022
Venue: Queens Hall, Chipping Hill, Halstead, CO9 2BY.
Tel: 01787476480

As the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, no longer apply, the Council is no longer able to conduct meetings remotely, and this meeting will be held in person at Queens Hall.

Those wishing to ask a question or make a statement should be able to read their statement/question within 3 minutes. It is recommended that all those attending wear a mask and socially distance. Questions may also be submitted to by 12:00 on 11 April 2022


Councillor Mick Radley – Chairman
Councillor Dave Gronland – Vice Chairman
Councillor Miss Janet Atkinson
Councillor Peter Caulfield
Councillor Peter Claydon
Councillor Mrs Sandra Dingle
Councillor Malcolm Fincken
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 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.  Public Question Time

 a) A maximum period of 10 minutes to allow written questions and statements to be read out and for statements from Councillors with ‘pecuniary, non-pecuniary or other pecuniary’ interests under the code of conduct for Members to make statements.

b) Cllr Chris Siddall councillor at Essex County Council will make his report

4.  Minutes 

To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 16 March 2022.

5.  Planning – Lead member for planning Cllr. D Hume.

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

22/00529/HH – 15 Sudbury Road, Halstead, Essex – Erection of two storey rear extension and single storey rear extension

22/00626/HH – 49 Beridge Road, Halstead, Essex – Removal of existing rear conservatory extension and erection of single storey flat roof extension.

22/00506/FUL – 5-7 The Centre, High Street, Halstead – Change of use of part of ground floor (Use Class E(a) to 1 No. 2-bedroom flat and 1 No. 1-bedroom flat.  Addition of 1 No. second floor 3-bedroom flat.

22/00715/HH – Ariella, Tidings Hill, Halstead – Loft conversion, enlarging existing front window, new window to rear and 5 No. roof lights

22/00652/HH – Oakleigh House, Upper Chapel Street, Halstead – Proposed single storey side extension and replacement double garage.

22/00779/FUL – Cellnet Site 3457tl 30600 82100, Upper Fenn Road – The removal of the existing 15m Lattice Tower and its replacement with a 25m Lattice Tower complete with 3 Antennas, 12 no. Remote Radio Units (RRUs), 1 no. GPS module, 1No 300mm Transmission Dish, 1No. 600mm Transmission Dish and associated ancillary equipment thereto.

22/00191/VAR – Land West of Rosemary Lane, Halstead – Removal of Condition 13 (Use Class Restriction) of permission 21/01479/FUL granted 15.10.21 for: Erection of 2 no. buildings comprising 7 no. commercial units (B2) with associated access road, paths, bin stores and electrical substation.

6.  Mayor’s Appointments and Announcements – Mayor’s report attached

7.  Finance – Member for Finance Cllr. P Claydon

a.  To receive the income and expenditure report for the month of March – Income & Expenditure report attached
b.  To approve the List of Payments to be made in April– List of Payments report attached
c.  To approve the Reconciliation of bank and petty cash accounts to 31/03//2022 – Reconciliation report attached
d.  To consider the purchase of a commemorative clock for the platinum jubilee – Commemorative Clock report attached

8.  To receive reports from District Councillors – verbal/written reports

9.  To receive reports from Champions’ – verbal/written reports –

a.  Doctors Surgery – Cllr. Gronland and Radley
b.  Schools – Cllrs. Hume and Caulfield
c.  Police – Cllrs. Warren and Claydon
d.  Open spaces – Cllrs. Atkinson and Fincken
e.  Tourism – Cllrs. Smith and Pell

10.  To approve an update to the Community Engagement strategy– Community Engagement Strategy report attached

11.  To approve an update to the Performance management policy – Performance Management Policy report attached

12.  To consider a request from the History Society to erect a number of blue plaques on buildings in Halstead, to remember those who have made a significant contribution to the community – Blue Plaque report attached

13.  To reconsider the Library lease

14.  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”.

Private session

15.  To consider the cellnet mast lease 

16.  To appoint a contractor to repair the St Andrews wall 

S Greatorex

Town Clerk

5 April 2022