Parish Council for the village of Fyfield in Essex
Vacancy on the Parish Council
Following the resignation of Toby Wallden, there is a vacancy on the Parish Council. If you are interested in becomming a Parish Councillor for Fyfield, further information is available from the Parish Clerk or other members of the Council (see our Councillors page on the website for contact details).
As is normal for such a vacancy, the position is being advertised to determine if there is sufficient interest to fill the vacancy by an election. If this proves not to be the case, the vacancy will be filled by a co-option process to be completed by the Parish Council. (A copy of the vacancy notice is available here;)
Parish Council Chooses Chairman and Vice Chairman for the year ahead.
Every May the Parish Council meets to elect its Chairman for the year ahead. For 2018/19 members of the Council asked the existing Chairman and Vice Chairman to continue for a further year and thus Councillor Ian Hadley will continue as Chairman assisted by Councillor Les Lamb who will remain as the Vice Chairman.
Fyfield resident, Councillor Ian Hadley has been elected as the new member to represent Moreton and Fyfield. Councillor Hadley was elected unopposed and he takes over as our local representative at Epping Forest District Council from Tony Boyce
Our thanks go to Mr Boyce for representing the area on the District Council and our congatulations to to Councillor Hadley who many will know has been a member and indeed chairman of Fyfield Parish Council.
A copy of the formal notification of Councillor Hadley's appointment is available here;
Local Plan has Second Thoughts!
The earlier draft of the new Local Plan prepared by Epping Forest District Council incluided provision for some 90 new houses to be built on Upper Houchin Field. However the final submission copy of the Plan was changed, (without explanation), to reduce the housing target to 14 dwellings to be located on the Gypsy Mead site, with reference to development previously proposed being completely removed. Although these changes remain a mystery, the final result is likely to be welcomed by many residents. Further information on the District Council's Local Plan is available from the dedicated website here;
In a separate development a legal challenge to the soundness of the draft Plan has been launched by a developer based in Theydon Bois. The Submission of the draft Local Plan has now been delayed pending a judicial review hearing scheduled for 23rd and 24th May this year. We await developments with interst and will report further news on our website when available.
Once again flooding on the Dunmow Road close to Birds Green has been a problem this winter. The Parish Council is working hard to seek a permanant solution to the problem which is in the hands of the Highways team at Essex County Council. Sadly a date for repair works to the road drainage systems is not available yet.
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