PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Change of date
Due to holidays the meeting scheduled for 12th June will be inquorate and is therefore cancelled
The new date for the next Parish Council Meeting is
All residents of Cressing are welcome to attend
FORTHCOMING ROAD WORKS
There will be traffic control at Polecat Road/The Street on 17th to 19th June to enable duct clearance work to be undertaken.
Similar restrictions will also take place outside St Edmunds on Long Green between 18th and 20th June and also at The Street/Lanham Green Road junction between 20th and 24th June.
Bulford Mill Lane will be closed on 4th July to enable Network Rail to undertake track inspection through the level crossing.
Between 22nd July and 11th October, Cadent will be carrying out essential gas maintenance on the B1018, close to Mill Lane and Polecat Road, to replace old iron gas mains with more durable plastic pipes. Traffic management will be undertaken by two-way traffic control signals.
A120 between Braintree and Coggeshall: drainage survey works
Kier will be carrying out drainage survey works at the above location, on behalf of Highways England over a period of five weeks, starting Monday 1 July, weeknights only, with working hours of 8pm to 6am, weather permitting. Temporary traffic lights will be in various locations between Braintree and Coggeshall for the duration of these works.
A12 Road surface improvements and crack repairs, refreshment of road marking and studs, replacement of bridge joints and installation of marker posts
Roadworks will be undertaken on behalf of Highways England on the A12 between junction 19 to 23. The works will take place from late June for approximately six weeks, working between 9pm and 5am on weekdays only, weather permitting. A diversion will be in place directing traffic to use the A120.
PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCIES
The Local Election on 2nd May saw just TWO councillors duly elected without contest for Cressing, with a further nomination being accept. Whilst the Parish Council is now quorate and can continue to function (providing there are no absences of these councillors at meetings), we need more residents to step forward.
There are now SIX vacancies on the Parish Council so if you would like to get involved with local issues and keep Cressing moving forward, please contact the Clerk at email@example.com or call 01376 329288 (Wednesday only) or 07933 306927 (any daytime business hours). Alternatively call in to the office at St Barnabas on a Wednesday to discuss. Appointment will be by co-option, full details of which can be provided if you asre interested.
Cressing Parish Council are in the process of producing a Neighbourhood Plan. The draft plan has been submitted to Braintree District Council for a consultation known as a Regulation 16 (Reg 16) Consultation under The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations (2012) as amended.
The consultation is being held for six weeks from 9am on Friday 31st May until 5pm on Monday 15th July 2019.
The documents published for consultation are:
- Cressing Parish Neighbourhood Plan
- Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) & Habitat Regulation Assessment (HRA) Screening Report
- Basic Conditions Statement
- Consultation Statement
Responses can be made online from 9am on Friday 31st. You will need to register (if not already) and log onto the system in order to make comments online.
The documents can also be viewed and response forms available during opening hours at:
- Braintree District Council Offices, Causeway House, Bocking End, Braintree CM7 9HB
- Braintree Library, Fairfield Road, Braintree CM7 3YL
- St Barnabas Hall, Claude Ince Avenue, Cressing CM77 8HL
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance with the consultation.
FLY TIPPING VEHICLE ALERT
Please see below for your information.
The Environment Agency are currently conducting an investigation into the large scale and wide spread illegal dumping of waste.
So far Buckinghamshire, Surrey and West London have been the most impacted areas but our enquiries show the offending is likely to have impacted South East London, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Kent.
Over 800 tons of shredded waste has been dumped in rural locations in Surrey in April
A white cab HINO tipper lorry registration AE11ERX has been identified for the tipping, travelling out of West London.
The vehicle this individual is using in unregistered, untaxed and uninsured so there are a number of traffic offences being committed in addition to the environmental offences.
The tipper lorry runs with TWO other vehicles, used as spotter vehicles and assist with the offending:
- EO08RJY white FORD Transit
- T58CBD Red Nissan patrol vehicle
If seen please DO NOT APPROACH the vehicles or drivers, contact Essex Police on 101.
If you see fly-tipping at any other time, this can be reported directly to Braintree District Council on 01376 552525 or on-line at www.braintree.gov.uk
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Did you know that the Parish Council keeps a supply of recycling bags in the office? If you need some, just pop along on a Wednesday to pick some up.
The built environment - Lead
Whilst there have been no recent reports of thefts of lead in Cressing, you should be aware that over the last month or two there has been a sharp increase generally in the theft of lead from buildings. In just the last week, there have been NINE reported thefts in the Braintree district of lead being taken from the roof of bay windows, the roof of a shed, flashing to windows, etc. Please be aware and if you see something suspicious, contact the Police.
Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14 draft document
Follow this link → NP
Cressing Parish Council have recently provided two defibrillators; one at the Evangelical Church and one at St Barnabas. These are easy to use as the equipment guides you through all necessary actions, but the Parish Council will be arranging for training on the equipment shortly, so please refer back to this website for further information on dates.
In the meantime, any queries should be directed to the Parish Clerk.
A120 - Essex County Council have announced their preferred route as Option D.
At the announcement they explained their decision process and advised that Option D provides best value for money, stating that for every £1m spent on upgrading the A120; residents, road users and business will see £3.750m in benefits. It is the route that provides for least impact on residential properties along the route and the environment. this link will take you to full details together with a video showing the route. www.a120essex.co.uk
Don't forget to look at the Noticeboard page where the latest notices regarding traffic regulations and roadworks are posted, as well an interesting report on the incinerator at Rivenhall that will affect everyone in the Braintree District.
Welcome to the website of Cressing in the Braintree District of Essex
On this website you can find:
- details of your councillors
- ways to contact the parish council
- minutes of recent council meetings
- information about future events.
Interested in attending a meeting? They are normally held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at St Barnabas Church in Claud Ince Avenue at 7:30pm
You can find the agenda in our files section of the website
The quickest way to contact the clerk is via email at email@example.com
Please note that the telephone 01376 329288 is only manned during office hours.
The Parish Office is OPEN: Wednesdays between 9.30am and 4.30pm (closed for lunch between 12.30 and 1pm)
The Clerk will continue to check emails and social media when not in the office and will respond to urgent matters where possible.
Dates of Parish Council meetings: