Parish Council for the village of Fyfield in Essex
Vacancy for Parish Clerk
We are looking for a new team member in the form of a part time Parish Clerk. The job provides a great opportunity for someone looking to support our busy Council working an average of 9 hours a week. Working from home and with lots of flexibility, the role would be ideal for someone looking to work with the local community who has good administrative and I.T. skills.
A copy of the job advert is available here;
The job description and person specification is available here;
The closing date for applications is noon on 5th August 2019
World War I Night Landing Ground Commemorated
The Village Hall hosted a special event on Friday 7th June which saw the unveiling of a special plaque that commemorates Fyfield Night Landing Ground. The Royal Flying Corps operated a small airfield close to Bundish Hall to support night fighters in their battle against Geerman Zeppelin bomber raids. The plaque provided by the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust is a permanant reminder of Fyfield's role in the Great War. The event was supported by the Air Training Corps and guests included staff from nearby North Weald Airfield (the "home" base for the Night Landing Ground) and Stowe Maries World War I Museum. With a barbeque and the bar open, the event was a great success.
Parish Council Vacancy
We have a vacancy for a new Parish Councillor to make up our team of 7. Dealing with a wide range of matters the Parish Council owns and manages a number of local facilities such as the Sports Field adjacent to the Village Hall and the Burial Ground at St Nicholas Church. We look at all local planning applications and provide and support a range of community activities including the popular Fyfield Cinema Club and the regular "Coffee with Cops" events.
The Parish Council generally meets every month on the first Monday. These meetings are held at the Village Hall usually starting at 7:30pm. The role of Councillor is voluntary and we hope to fill this vacancy for the year ahead until the next elections scheduled in May 2020.
If you want to know more about the work or the Parish Council and the role of a Parish Councillor, please do contact our Parish Clerk, Derek Farr on tel. no. 01245 249328 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Development Proposals for the Gypsy Mead Site
Planning application EPF/0016/19 for a housing development on the Gypsy Mead site were submitted and considered at the Parish Council meeting on 4th March 2019.
On balance the Parish Council decided to object to the application due to concerns that the proposed development did not adequately address local housing needs and sought high density housing that was inappropriate for the site.
In addition, concerns over the potential impact of the development on existing drainage facilities in Fyfield was raised.
The matter is now with the Planning Authority (Epping Forest District Council) and we anticipate that the application will be considered most likely at either a meeting of the local Area Plans Committee or perhaps the Development Committee.
Furrther news will be reported here.
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