Canewdon is a large village set between Ashingdon, Paglesham and Stambridge. The village is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside with the River Crouch to the North.
The village boasts two public houses, two village shops, two churches, two duck ponds, a large village green and a primary school. There is also a recreation ground with a large play area, basketball court and skateboard ramp, cricket and football pitch. We have a large village hall which we are hoping will soon be rebuilt.
The Parish Council meets the first Wednesday of the month (excluding August) at 7.15pm in the Village Hall. Minutes of the meetings are available to view in this website.
You can contact the Parish Clerk for any information relating to the Parish Council.
07596 74 78 73
Meeting with the Police and Crime Commissioner
A public meeting will be held on 28th March 2013 to put questions to the Commissioner. Click here for further information.
Rochford District Council - Easter Leisure Programme
Click here to view the leisure programme for the Easter school holidays.
Rochford District Council - Snow and Ice contingency plan
The District Council have reviewed and refined their contingency plan for severe weather, click here to view the plan.
Rochford District Council - Pay for parking by mobile phone
Rochford District Council is currently promoting its pay by mobile phone facility, which was introduced last year at the same time the new pay and display machines where installed in all the car parks.
There are now various options for paying to park in the Council’s pay and display car parks, motorists can pay at the machines by using cash, credit or debit card or by wave and pay. There is a further option to pay by mobile phone, it is very quick and easy to use when paying to park.
The added benefits for using this option is that the motorist needs no cash or credit card to pay (once they have registered with Metric Mobile). There is no ticket to display on the vehicle and a text receipt will be sent to confirm the transaction has been accepted. A text reminder in also sent when the parking session is due to expire and gives the motorist the option of extending their parking session, this is ideal if delayed at the Doctors or hairdressers etc. as there is no need to return to the car to purchase a ticket.
Click here for further information.
Snow & Ice
In the event of roads in the parish being impassable, please call Essex County Council on 0845 603 7631.
Essex Police & Crime Panel
On 15 November the People of Essex will elect a police and crime commissioner who will be responsible for setting the priorities and resources for Essex Police as well as supporting broader community safety activities across the region. A police and crime panel, comprising one representative from each of the 15 local authorities in the Essex Police Force area, will also be established to scrutinise the work of the Commissioner, assisting the Commissioner by providing independent challenge as a critical friend.
The Panel is looking for two committed and energetic people who either live or work within the Essex Police Force area to serve as co-opted independent members for a four-year term. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved from the start with new and very different arrangements for reducing crime and disorder.
The Parish Council have been awarded 'Quality Parish Council' Status. This is a recognised level that has been reached by the Parish Council in specific aspects of local government such as communication, training and promoting democracy and citizenship.
External Audit 2011/12
The external audit has now been completed with no issues arising, to view the annual return, click here. Copies of the annual return can be requested from the Clerk at a charge of 50 pence per copy.
Code of Conduct and Register of Members' Interests
Members of Canewdon Parish Council have agreed to adopt the Code of Conduct implemented by Rochford District Council, this means that members of the Parish Council are abiding to the same code as Rochford District Councillors. To view the Code, click here and then, under Related Links, click on Constitution Part 5 Codes and Protocols.
As part of the Localism Act 2011, members of the Parish Council are required to complete a new version of the Register of Members' Interests which includes any pecuniary interests that should be declared (if relevant) at Parish Council meetings. The register is available on Rochford District Council's website, click here for more information.
The publication from the Canewdon Community Association (CCA) is now available to view online.
Please click on The Broomstick tab on the left hand menu to view recent editions.
Canewdon Parish Council - Vision Statement
Following on from a survey of the residents of the parish during 2010, the Parish Council have generated a vision statement. The statement has been adopted and forwarded to Rochford District Council and the District Councillors for the parish.
Click here to view the statement.
Freedom of Information Requests
The Parish Council has been advised that nationally, Freedom of Information requests from some enquirers are being blocked as spam. Normally, this should not happen to us, but to prevent your message being blocked, we would ask you to add CPCFOIA (where CPC are the initials of the Parish Council) to the title line and we can be sure of receiving it.