VACANCY 

 

PARISH COUNCILLOR 

TO 

STISTED PARISH COUNCIL  

 

Due to the resignation of one sitting member of the Parish Council, a vacancy has arisen on Stisted Parish Council. The council are seeking applications from interested members of the community.  

Qualifying persons must be over 18 years old and have lived or had their principal place of work within the Parish or within 3 miles of the Parish for the previous 12 months, or are living in the Parish and on the electoral roll.  

Applications should indicate your reason for wishing to join the Parish Council and how your selection will benefit the community.

 We would welcome previous applicants to confirm that they wish to be included when all new applications are considered.  

 

Please apply in writing to:  Clerk to the Council, Stisted Parish Council, 1 Tenter Garden, Stisted, Essex, CM77 8FS or to the following email address: stistedparishcouncil@yahoo.co.uk 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 30th November 2016. 

Applicants may be invited to be interviewed by the Parish Council in due course. 

For further information including eligibility criteria please contact the Clerk at the above email address or telephone 07902 239804.

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

 

Full Council - 06.12.16 - Agenda

Please click on Agenda for details, agendas will become available approximately 1 week prior to the meeting date.

 

 

The village sign is situated on the Village Green which can be found opposite the school upon entering the village from the direction of Braintree.

 

Mr Patrick Bones kindly erected this. The base is comprised of brick and stone. Mr Darren Woodley who lived in the village and attended the village school carved the top from a piece of teak. The sign was designed in consultation with the Parish Council by Ian Sillitoe who at one time was a member of the Braintree Youth Theatre and went on to work in the West End designing sets for London stage.

 

The Village Sign

 

The carved top depicts China Bridge as it was originally; China Bridge crosses the river below the church. The corn represents the village links with the farming community. The name Stisted is derived from the Saxon words meaning 'a bed of nettles', hence the nettles. The water wheel is the oldest recorded article in the village, first mentioned in 1373 when Mr Robert Seioalle of Coggeshall purchased a water mill. The late Mr William McMillan first introduced the Friesian cow to this area and this sign has been donated to the village by his family as a memorial to him for his many years of service to the local community and particular to the village. Mr McMillan was a founder trustee of the village hall and a Parish Councillor for 46 years, 16 of which in the role of Chairman. He also represented the Parish on the district Council and was a trustee of the Montefiore Institute. The whole sign is supported on an oak post cut from a tree grown on Gowers Farm and blown down during the storm in October 1987.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW: See Guide to Stisted for a link to a list of walks around the village