PURLEIGH PARISH COUNCIL

The Parish Council consists of the Parish Clerk and nine members.

 

Clerk:  Jane Potter,  27 Anchor Reach, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5GS.  01245 320426 
       
MEMBERS      
       
Chairman: , Nigel Arthur Birch House, Maldon Road, Latchingdon. 01621 744523-
Vice Chairman:  Graham Rayner,  5 Hawkins Close, Cock Clarks.  01621 828117
  Colin Ash, Gardeners Cottage, Spar Lane, Purleigh.  01621 827055
  Steven Bardwell, Brooklea, Cold Norton Road, Latchingdon. 01621 740234
  Steven Potter, Lower Barn Farm, Roundbush Road.  01621 828270
  Brian Oliver,  Cosy Nook, Chelmsford Road.  01621 828433
  Gavin Strathern,  Spar Hill Farm, Chelmsford Road. 07702322203 

 

 

Meetings:The Parish Council meets at 7.30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month in the Wells Pavilion, Howe Green Road. Please come along, members of the public are warmly invited to attend. A period of 15 minutes (commencing at 7.15 p.m.) is set aside prior to the start of each Parish Council meeting for parishioners to come and talk to Councillors about any topic relating to the parish. 

 

Allotments: The Parish Council provides 11 allotments, each approximately 20 feet by 70 feet. The rental is currently £25.00 per plot per year. Should you wish to rent an allotment, please contact the clerk. 

 

Consultation: The Parish Council responds to numerous consultation documents on behalf of parishioners. Topics covered include: Health, transport, planning, the environment, education, housing, sport and leisure. 

 

Finance: The Parish Council calculates its budget requirement in January each year and the District Council is then asked for the sum required (the precept). 

 

Grants: The Parish Council frequently makes grants to other organisations in the parish. Purleigh Village Hall Committee, All Saints Church, and Purleigh Croquet Club have all received grants in this way. In addition, the Parish Council currently subsidises the cost of swimming lessons at Purleigh Community Primary School for the children of Purleigh parishioners. If you have a project in mind, which would benefit the parish and which may qualify for a grant please send an application for funding to the clerk by the 31st December. 

 

Grasscutting: The Parish Council is responsible for cutting the grass at the following locations:

 

The playing field including the children’s play area; Purleigh Village Hall (grass and front hedge); The verge alongside Church Hill from Fairfields to the Village sign; All Saints Churchyard, including the roadside verge from the Church entrance to The Bell, the cemetery opposite All Saints Church including the extension and Rigby’s Path. 

 

The Parish Council also owns and maintains the War Memorial and its garden and the Common at Farther Howe Green. 

 

Pavilion and Playing Field: The Parish Council owns and manages the pavilion and playing field, including the children’s play area. These areas are treated as community assets and the Parish Council strives to maintain them to the highest standard. 

 

Planning: The Parish Council comments on and makes a recommendation to Maldon District Council on every Purleigh planning application. Maldon District Council is the Planning Authority however, and it alone has the power to determine whether a planning application is granted or refused. 

 

For highway matters please contact Essex County Council on 0845 603 7631

 

For verge cutting please contact Maldon District Council on 01621 854477

 

For planning, environmental health, fly-tipping missed refuse collections and recycling, please contact Maldon District Council on 01621 854477.