PARISH COUNCILLORS WANTED
There are currently two vacancies on the Parish Council which must be filled by co-option.
The role of parish councillor is a voluntary one however allowable expenses are paid. Training will be available and this will also be paid for by the Parish Council.
Meetings are normally held on Monday evenings.
If you would like to become a councillor, please send a letter, giving some background information about yourself and the reasons why you wish to join the Parish Council, to:
Boreham Parish Council, Parish Office, Village Hall, Main Road, Boreham, CM3 3JD
Letters must be received by Friday 16 August 2013 to enable councillors to make a decision at the full Parish Council Meeting on 2 September 2013.
CUT THROUGH FROM ST. ANDREWS ROAD TO THE RECREATION GROUND
Parishioners are reminded that this cut through is not an official footpath. The land was owned by D.H. Moody, the company that built the nearby houses and then went into liquidation in the 1980s. The Parish Council has been informed that the ownership of this land is now vested in the Crown.
BOREHAM TWINNING ASSOCIATION
The Parish Council is seeking two volunteers to serve on the Twinning Association. The Association’s constitution provides that the Parish Council should nominate two representatives to its Management Committee however they can be parishioner representatives as the constitution does not specify that they must be councillors.
If you are interested in undertaking this role, please contact the Parish Clerk, Linda Rowe, by phone on 01245 469941, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to:
The Parish Office, Village Hall, Main Road, Boreham, CM3 3JD.
MOBILE CUSTOMER INFORMATION SERVICE
Chelmsford City Council's Mobile Customer Information Service is now available on the 2nd Thursday of each month between 10.30am and 12pm in the Village Hall, Main Road, Boreham (in the same room as the Village Market).
This service aims to help local residents with enquiries such as:
Applications for a bus pass or rail concession
Recycling information and replacement sacks
Information about housing or benefits
Reporting litter, graffiti, dog fouling etc.
Viewing planning applications online
The above list is not comprehensive and just gives an example of the services covered.
There is no need to make appointment - just call in.
REMEMBRANCE SERVICE AND WAR MEMORIAL REDEDICATION CEREMONY
Boreham Parish Council recently arranged for Bradford Memorials Ltd to renovate the war memorial which stands outside the entrance to Boreham Airfield in Cranham Road, Boreham. The memorial is dedicated to the memory of men of the 394th Bombardment Group, 9th USAAF and associated units who were based, and gave their lives in service, at Boreham Airfield during World War 2. It was originally erected by the Essex Anglo-American Goodwill Association, a short-lived organisation founded in the late 1940s. In more recent times, the Chelmsford Squadron of the Air Training Corps has painted and overseen the memorial however when more major renovation work was required, it was agreed that the Parish Council would undertake this work.
Prior to carrying out the work, the Parish Council consulted with the 394th Bomber Group Association (based in the USA) and the group generously offered to donate $1,200 towards the cost of the renovation work.
A rededication and remembrance service was held at the war memorial on 3 June 2010. Prior to the ceremony, the Vice-President of the 394th Bomber Group Association, Al Momme (who served at the airfield in 1944 as an armorer), presented the Association’s cheque to the Chairman of the Parish Council. After the ceremony, the Essex Police Air Support Unit hosted a short reception for Al Momme and invited guests at the base it shares with Essex Air Ambulance on what remains of the airfield (much of the original airfield has been quarried away although the original Control Tower and a short section of runway still exists).
To watch a slideshow of the ceremony, click here