News and forthcoming events
STOP PRESS !!!!!
1. We could have Superfast Broadband in the village within 2 years!!! But we need as many residents to complete the online survey as soon as possible to support our cause. If you want much quicker downloads and better internet access please spend a few minutes completing the survey. It could make all the difference. Click here for access to http://www.superfastessex.org/.
2. 'Active Maldon' - opportunities to get 'actively' involved across the District (25 May - 8 June). See District News below
3. Community Forum meetings (30 May at Maldon Town Hall - 7.30pm). See District news below
4. Your views are needed about the health and social care facilities in Maldon. Please see District news item below
5. Details of Council Tax rates for next year 2013/14. See District news below.
6. Need help to manage your new 2013/14 Council tax payments? See offers of help from the Council and the Citizens Advice Bureau. See District News below.
7. See Mundon news below for details of the 'creative writing group' and 'knitter natter' which meet in the White Horse.
. 8. Want to nominate someone in the NHS for an award ??? See item in District News (Feb 2013)
9. NHS non urgent telephone number coming soon - April 2013. Telephone 111 for NHS help and advice. Details below in District News (Feb 2013)
10. Please see Neighbourhood Watch section for details of concerns regarding
i) 'Rag & Bone' vans - see warning in 'scams' paragraph in Neighbourhood Watch section (May 2013)
ii) your help in completing a survey on crime and safety in Maldon district (April 2013)
For details of headline articles, see entries below - where applicable.
Creative Writing Group
The writing group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the White Horse from 11am to 1pm. Contact Village Agent Christine McDonald FREE on 0800 977 5858 to find out more.
Mundon 'Knit and Natter' on Wednesdays!
The new craft group for Mundoners, and anyone connected with the village, met recently to collect and knit more squares to be sewn together to make blankets for the ‘fish and chip babies’ in Uganda. The ‘fish and chip babies’ are called as such because they have no clothes and are wrapped in fish and chip paper only. Mothers are encouraged to come to a collection point to collect their blankets and socialise.
The Knit and Natter group meets at the White Horse pub on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday afternoon of the month. It is timed to be open to all ages, to set up around 12.30pm allowing time for a pub lunch or a cup of tea or coffee beforehand (and during) and finish at 2.30pm in time to pick up children from school. If you are an experienced crafter, or want to learn to knit a square or garment – do come along and learn. We were very fortunate at the first session to be joined by experienced craft tutor Jenny Pratt, who aims to join us whenever free. A small donation of around £2 per session is collected for group expenses including postage costs. If you are interested just turn up on or on the first and third Wednesday thereafter or telephone Tilly Green on 07534990944 or Village Agent Christine McDonald FREE on 0800 977 5858 to find out more.
A new joint venture has been set up between the Parish Council, website, Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator and Village Agent.
The service will be circulated by email, with additional information available on the Parish Council website. If you would like to sign up to be included in distribution list, please contact the clerk Ann Huchison on 01621 850826 or Village Agent
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Mobile: 07540 720608.
Mundon website. Parish Councillor Derek Hall has created and run a web site for the village, which attracts hits from as far away as Columbia and New Zealand, in addition to several hundred from the UK. The site includes information on Parish Council activities, village features and references, and a gallery of photographs. It can be easily reached by using your search engine to find ‘Mundon Parish Council’. Alternatively, type: http://www.essexinfo.net/mundon-parish-council/.
Mundon Church : Volunteers always needed to clean inside and tidy outside church. No appointment necessary! Contact Christine McDonald if you can help.
Enquiries about religious services in the parish should be directed to Maldon St Mary’s rector, Fr Louis Darrant Email: email@example.com Tel: 01621 857191. Please note the church does not have a Marriage Licence.
Parish Council meeting: 18 June 2013 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.
Community Forum Meetings
Maldon District ranked 5th most peaceful district in England and Wales (April 2013)
The Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group are undertaking an assessment of the community health and social care services in the area. This is known as a Health Needs Assessment (HNA) and it will form part of an evidence-base for commissioning services, i.e. buying health and well-being services on your behalf, and making sure the CCG get the optimal use out of the current health estate, i.e. the buildings and locations in which healthcare services are provided
The survey can be completed online athttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q86B3CX and will take around 15 minutes to complete
NHS awards - How to nominate someone who has given you or a loved one extraordinary service.
Click here for details
NHS - a new non emergency telephone number - 111 - will be coming into operation in April 2013
Click here for details
Council Tax rates 2013/14
Faced with significant reductions in future government funding, along with increased demand for some Council services, the Finance and Corporate Services Committee, at their meeting held on 22 January, agreed to recommend to Council on 7 February a council tax increase for the District Council element of that charge of 1.99%.
It is also proposed that the fees and charges made by the Council remain largely untouched with a freeze on fees such as car parking charges which the Council recognises have a direct impact on our residents, visitors and businesses in the town.
Cllr David Sismey, Chairman of the Council’s Finance and Corporate Services Committee said; “The Council is committed to protect the highly valued front line services we provide to our residents, and this increase will ensure that we are able to continue these services without making any cuts to the level of service provided. For example, maintaining the refuse and recycling collections on a weekly basis.
“Due to the projected additional cuts in central government funding of £240K in 2014/15, we will continue to find efficiencies and savings as part the Council’s drive to ensure medium term financial sustainability for the Council and its residents.”
Press Office Maldon District Council
Council and Citizens Advice Bureau advise residents to plan ahead for new council tax scheme
Click here for details
Savings on home insulation - Maldon District Council announcement (August 2012).
Essex Police Station opening times (Sept 2011).
Please see below a letter explaining why reductions to opening times are occuring together with a map of the existing Police stations.
Activities in Maldon District - (See http://www.maldon.gov.uk/events/full )
Country Market (every Thursday) - Town Hall 09-11.45am
General Market (every Thursday) - Butt Lane car Park 9am- 3pm
Antique & Collector Fayre (1st Saturday of every month) - Quaker Hall, Butt lane.
9am - 4pm.
Burnham Farmer's Market
3rd Sunday of the month. 09.00 - 12.30 : Carnival Hall, Devonshire Road,
Burnham on Crouch, CM0 8EF
Maldon - Live music : Every Wednesday from 8:30pm.
Where: Bewick Suite, Swan Hotel, Maldon www.bewicksjamnight.com
Some useful contacts
Museum of Power
Maldon Beer Festival
Blackwater Country Show
Maldon Arts Festival
Burnham Art Trail
Maldon Morris Dancers
Maldon Tourist Office : BOX OFFICE EVENTS
Enquiries & Credit Card Hotline: 01621 856503
For further details see Maldon District Council (click) website
Mundon Village Hall - Regular activities
AM 10.00 -- noon Writers Group
PM 7.30 -- 9.30 Tai Chi
PM noon -- 3.00 Blackwater Quilters Group
1st Tuesday PM 7.30 Blackwater Flower Arranging classes
2nd Tuesday PM 7.30 Mundon Womens Institute
3rd Tuesday PM 7.30 Mundon Parish Council
AM 10.00 -- noon University of 3rd Age
PM 2.30 -- 4.30 Carpet Bowls
PM 3.30 -- 9.00 Dance classes
The Hall is available for private hire. Discounted rates for local residents.
Contact Rachael Cousins for further information (Tel : 01621 740932)