Monthly Archives: November 2014

Parish Council will act to stop vehicles driving and parking on the Village Green

Councillors recently met on Southside to assess the ongoing problem of vehicles driving on to the Green between Station Road and Plough Road. The consensus is that action needs to be taken to avoid ongoing maintenance work. It was agreed that to ‘double-kerb’ a length of the road is the preferred option.

Councillors requested that details are published to notify residents that the Parish Council intends to act to stop vehicles being driven on to the Green at this location. The aim is to alert residents and provide an opportunity for comment before a final decision is taken.

If you have any comments regarding this matter that you wish the Parish Council to consider when it takes its decision, please forward them to the Parish Clerk at [email protected]

Allotment Vacancies

The Parish Council currently has a small number of allotments available.

By the time the weather turns in the spring and is nice enough for you to be filled with a desire to roll your sleeves up and get outdoors, it’ll be too late to get an allotment.

The are many advantages to owning an allotment: exercise, thrift, environmental, introducing children to the miracles of nature and so on. However, the its probably eating lovely tasty vegetables

If you are interested, contact the Clerk on Tel. 01206 256410.

How should Tendring District Council spend your money?

Residents across Tendring have a chance to say how they want their Council to spend their money.

People are now being asked to give their ideas on priorities for where the cash should go – and where they believe savings should come from.

It is the fifth year that Tendring District Council (TDC) has gone out to the public offering the opportunity to influence the budget for the coming financial year.

Responses in the past have helped shape the annual budget with a number of actions taken by the Council directly due to feedback from residents.

It has meant that a balanced budget has continued to be set – and significant savings of £7.6 million have already been achieved.

The “YOU CHOOSE” facility allows residents to adjust the Council’s spending – and they can immediately see what impact it would have on the budget before they make their final choice of how cash is allocated.

This year the model starts with a £2.01 million deficit for 2015/16. You will need to reduce this to zero – or have a council tax increase of no more than 2 per cent as you work through the options.

The exercise costs the Council nothing as “YOU CHOOSE” has been made available free of charge by YouGov and the Local Government Association.

A summary of the results will be presented to the Council’s Cabinet.

“We are spending your money so we want to hear back from you where you want to see it spent,” added Cllr Goggin. “I can assure you that it is not easy to balance the books while still providing all the various services we expect and enjoy.”

All you need to do is to click on the “YOU CHOOSE” logo on the Council’s website, and follow the instructions.

Proposed Wind Turbine at High Barns

Great Bentley STOP Ltd has submitted its objection to the proposed wind turbine  including a number of expert reports to the local planning authority. A copy of the objection reports together with visualisations (A3 size) of the impact to the village of the proposed turbine have been left at the Community Resource Centre for inspection by members of the public. Please see the Resource Centre opening hours.