Parish News Weblog
Please be aware that Watery Lane wil be closed for 4 days commencing 26th September 2016 for a distance of 97m west.
Please see photo for further details.
Please note the disabled toilet in the recreation ground by the park is currently out of order. There is a fault with the door handle that is preventing the door being opened. This fault was reported to Rochford District Council this morning for an urgent fix. We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Hullbridge Grower Wins Cup
Sue Oates of Hullbridge, being presented with the Cup for the Best Allotment by Deniz Borg, Chairman of Hullbridge Parish Council.
Sue, who only took the plot on four years ago, said "When we started it was in terrible condition with weeds five foot high. I am so thrilled that all our hard work has paid off and not only do we get fresh produce and flowers but we have won the cup this year as well".
Each year, in the competition organised by the Parish Council, the plots are judged by an independant Judge, who takes into account the variety and quality of produce and flowers together with its overall condition.
Hullbridge Parish Council administers some 135 plots and anyone interested in taking on a plot should contact the Parish Office on 01702 232 038.
Sharon was surprised!
Sharon Crow and her husband of Tower Side, Tower Park, being presented with the Best Kept Frontage shield by Deniz Borg, Chairman of Hullbridge Parish Council.
Sharon said she was surprised and delighted to receive the award as there were so many wonderful gardens to choose from.
Every year each Parish Councillor submits two nominations they think worthy of the award, these are then assessed by an independant judge who decides the winner. Entries are not needed as all roads are looked at. Who knows, next year it may be your garden. As well as the shield there is a cash prize of £25 towards next years plants.
About 50 residents attend Hullbridge workshop
About 50 people attended a community engagement workshop where they could discuss their priorities for the future of Hullbridge.
Residents spoke directly to planning officers about issues including the provision of schools and doctors surgeries, Wi-Fi coverage, footpath access and traffic congestion during the interactive session.
Officers explained that although Rochford District Council may not be directly responsible for these areas, they do liaise with partners including the education authority, healthcare providers and the Highways Authority as part of the planning process.
The input from this session will now help to inform the new ‘Local Plan’; a document which will set the strategy for the future development of the District beyond 2025 (which is when the current plan finishes). The Local Plan will set out the Council’s strategic vision, policies and land allocations, where necessary, for meeting future needs (including housing, employment, community facilities, transport and other infrastructure needed to support development). It will also identify areas for protection, such as sites that are important for wildlife and open space.
Hullbridge resident Janet White, who attended the workshop, said: “Everybody has been really helpful and I think these workshops are a good idea. It’s helpful to speak to a planning officer that actually knows what the issues are; as sometimes people surmise things and rumours spread. To come to something like this gives you a clear view.”
This workshop follows on from three successful events held in Canewdon, Rochford and Ashingdon, where residents discussed the future options for their town/village, and had the opportunity to talk directly with planning policy officers. The workshops all involve a presentation, an opportunity to take officers on a ‘walkabout’ of the area to identify issues, and an interactive map session designed to draw out solutions. These community engagement workshops are now being rolled out across the rest of the District, and will inform, but not set, future planning policy.
Portfolio Holder for Planning, Cllr Ian Ward, said: “I’m glad this meeting has been well attended because we don’t want to sit in a council office hypothesising about what people want – we want to get out there and meet residents and know what their priorities are.
“The concept behind this workshop was to explore the issues as reflected by the residents and examine what options there are to alleviate or solve these, in order to set the vision for a future Hullbridge.”
Cambridge Hands-on Science (CHaOS) has crazy, messy, loud and exciting experiments for kids and adults too! Join us for a great family day out. Se poster link for further details.
Bookings for stalls are now being taken for the Hullbridge Parish Council Christmas Fayre to be held on Saturday 3rd December 2016 at Pooles Lane Car Park & Hullbridge Community Centre. You can download the booking form and event details via the link below or hardcopies are available upon request if you are not able to download from our website.
Hullbridge Parish Council has been awarded Quality Gold - Local Council Award Scheme, see below Echo newspaper article for further details.
Please note the toilets have since re-opened.
Use the calendar or list of months to view entries made on those dates.