Town Council Meeting Agenda 16 March 2022

9th March 2022


Town Council Meeting Agenda

Time: 19:15
Day: Wednesday 16 March 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 16 March 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 14 February 2022.

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

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

22/00284/LBC – 30B High Street, Halstead, Essex – Addition of gas pipe fitted externally to facade.

21/03101/FUL – Land North of, Oak Road, Halstead – Erection of 80 dwellings (Class C3) including affordable homes, public open space including local equipped area for play, access from Tidings Hill, sustainable drainage systems, landscaping and all associat3ed infrastructure and development.

22/00326/HH – 42 Churchill Avenue, Halstead, Essex – Conversion of garage to a home gym and extend to infill undercroft section to the front elevation at ground floor.

22/00338/HH – 5 Oxford Road, Halstead, Essex – Single storey front extension

22/00329/FUL – Land Adjacent to Blamsters Farm, Mount Hill, Halstead

Proposed affordable specialist neighbourhood for older people and/or those living with or supporting someone with a disability, consisting of 33no. Affordable dwellings and a community hub building, with associated landscaping and infrastructure.

22/00399/HH – 15 East Mill, Halstead, Essex – Two-storey rear and single-storey side extension

22/00279/FUL – Store Rear of, 45 High Street, Halstead – Demolition of warehouse building and erection of two storey detached dwelling house with parking.

22/00546/HH – Terrington, Beridge Road, Halstead – Two-storey / single-storey side and single storey rear extensions.

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

7.  Finance – Member for Finance Cllr. P Claydon

All members of the Council are members of the Finance Committee

a)  To receive the income and expenditure report for the month of February– Income & Expenditure report attached here

b)  To approve the List of Payments to be made in March– List of Payments report attached here

c)  To approve the Reconciliation of bank and petty cash accounts to 28/02/2022  – Bank Reconciliation report attached here

d)  To approve the Purchase of poppies for remembrance – Poppy report attached here

e)  To approve the transfer of £2000 to the new current account – bank transfer report attached here

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

11.  To approve an update to the Leave from work policy – Policy report attached here

12.  To approve Christmas Closure dates 2022 – Christmas Closure report attached here

13.  To select an appropriate bench and clock to commemorate the Queens Jubilee – Bench & Clock report attached here

14.  Proposed upgrade to Radio base installation at Courtaulds sports ground – Radio Base Installation report attached here

15.  Update to Financial Regulations – Financial Regulations report attached here

16.  Halstead in Bloom – HIB report attached here

17.  Councillor to represent HTC at the Empire – HTC Rep report attached here

18.  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”.

19.  To note the Minutes of the Staff Advisory Committee meeting 9 March 2022 

S Greatorex

Town Clerk  – 9 March 2022