Parish Council for the village of Fyfield in Essex
Vacancy on the Parish Council
We are looking to recruit a new Councillor for the Village. Dealing with important issues as diverse as planning, highways, community safety and the local environment we are looking for a local resident who is keen to work as part of a small team to make Fyfield an even better more vibrant place to live, work or visit.
There would be plenty of support and training provided, so no previous experience is necessary.
If you are interested, please contact our Parish Clerk, Derek Farr by email at email@example.com or by phone on 0778 350 5906. We will be asking candidates to submit a short written statement of introduction by Tuesday 4th September and we hope to appoint the new Councillor on Monday 10th September.
Fyfield Footpath 5K - Sunday 16th September
Fyfield resident, Councillor Ian Hadley has been elected as the new member to represent Moreton and Fyfield. Councillor Hadley was elected unopposed and he takes over as our local representative at Epping Forest District Council from Tony Boyce
Our thanks go to Mr Boyce for representing the area on the District Council and our congatulations to to Councillor Hadley who many will know has been a member and indeed chairman of Fyfield Parish Council.
A copy of the formal notification of Councillor Hadley's appointment is available here;
Local Plan Update
The earlier draft of the new Local Plan prepared by Epping Forest District Council incluided provision for some 90 new houses to be built on Upper Houchin Field. However the final submission copy of the Plan was changed, (without explanation), to reduce the housing target to 14 dwellings to be located on the Gypsy Mead site, with reference to development previously proposed being completely removed. Although these changes remain a mystery, the final result is likely to be welcomed by many residents. Further information on the District Council's Local Plan is available from the dedicated website here;
In a separate development a legal challenge to the soundness of the draft Plan was been launched by a developer based in Theydon Bois. The Submission of the draft Local Plan was now been delayed whilst a judicial review hearing was held. After consideration, the Draft Plan was found to be sound and work on its completion now continues.
60 St Michaels Drive
0778 350 5906