Category Archives: News

PROGRESS ON HIGHWAYS PROBLEMS

    Representatives from the Parish Council met with Cllrs. Bass and Johnson who are responsible for Highways matters at Essex County Council and raised the following issues:  Widening the footpath on Church Road  Church Road traffic calming  Pedestrian link from Jordan Close to Watson Way  Revision of speed limits on Forest Hall

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    Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

      We are still trying to recruit people who would be interested in contributing to the development of our Neighbourhood Plan. If this is something you would like to get involved in please contact the Parish Office. For more information on Neighbourhood Plans click here.

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      Good News On The Health Centre

        We are delighted to be able to report that the final formalities on the health centre have now been completed. The Parish Council were concerned about the length of time that all the legal formalities were taking but it it great news for all concerned that the final hurdle has now been jumped and we

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        Good News On Our New Health Centre

          Below is a press release from the NHS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group which confirms the signing of the the lease on the new health centre. The Parish Council have been concerned that these formalities were taking so long and we are delighted for everyone concerned that the final hurdle seems to have been jumped

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          Volunteer Flood Wardens Needed

            The Environment Agency are due to produce a feasibility study early in the new year with suggestions on long term preventative measures to ensure that residents and businesses in Lower Street do not suffer the horrors of flooding again but any work will take several years. In the meantime the Flood Action Group are putting

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            3 Year Budget Is Approved

              The Parish Council’s Budget for the next three years was approved at the Full Council Meeting on 17th December. Click here for a copy of the 2014-2017 budget.

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              Skatepark Update

                All of the funding is now in place. An order has been placed with FreeStyle to design and build our new skatepark. Our planning application with Uttlesford District Council went live on 8th Jan. We are working with Network Rail to resolve issues with proposed flood lighting and other construction issues. Stephen Crawford has replaced

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                Local Plan / Neighbourhood Plan

                  The inspector’s rejection in its present form of the Local Plan prepared by UDC means that no plan can now be adopted before 2016 at the earliest. A revised plan will have to identify locations for an even greater number of houses and a site for a new town. This will require a lot of

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                  New Community Building To Go Ahead

                    We are delighted to report that after protracted negotiations with Essex County Council a new lease has been agreed for the library and the Parish Council has voted unanimously to go ahead with the project to build a new community building in Crafton Green. Subject to no unforeseen hitches, the new building should be in

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                    New CCTV System

                      A new state of the art CCTV system located at strategic points in the village is now in operation. Within days of going live the police were able to make an arrest after they identified a suspect who appeared on camera. Even though the incident was in the dark, the quality of the pictures was

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