Parish Council for the village of Fyfield in Essex
Residents may have already received Poll Cards for the District Council election scheduled for May 3rd.
Please note that as only 1 candidate was nominated for the election, no voting will now take place on May 3rd.
The vacancy is therefore filled unopposed by Councillor Ian Hadley who takes over 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;
Fyfield Parish Assembly - 23rd April 2018
The Assembly will take place at Fyfield Village Hall starting at 7:30pm. Its a great opportunity to hear the latest news from a wide range of community organisations, including your Parish Council and a chance to raise any important issues you wish to talk about. More details are provided here;
NEW - Fyfield Cinememories Film Club
A new cinema club will open its doors for the first time on 24th April at Zinc Arts Centre in High Street, Ongar. Ticket price is just £6 and this includes a 2 course lunch and a classic film to enjoy. The afternoon event starts at 12:30pm with lunch first and then the film will be shown which should take us to around 3pm.
Please join us for what should be a great afternoon of entertainment. Full details are available by clicking 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.
Cellular Phone Services
Long awaited improvements to local cell phone coverage are anticipated shortly. A new mast at White Chicks Farm in Willingale Road is due to be commissioned in April 2018.
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