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Foxearth and Liston Parish Council Meeting – 2nd March 2019

The Council met on 2nd March 2019 with Cllr. Tony Clayton in the Chair. There were 13 members of the public present.

Chairman’s comments: The Chairman confirmed that the closure of Rodbridge for most of March for repairs would be on a 24 hour basis and not just for the hours that work was being done as some signs misleadingly suggested.

Stafford Park: It was reported that a planning application would be considered by Braintree District Council on 19th March. The Chairman summarised the comments against the development previously submitted by the Council and these were agreed as being still applicable. They were that the traffic plan was flawed as there is no public transport, a majority of local residents are opposed to the development, local schools and other services could not cope with the influx that 100 extra dwellings would bring, no account is taken of the countryside and the area does not fall within the definition of a brown field site. Asked by the Chairman whether he wished to comment on these points Mr McPherson said that he could but he would prefer to answer any questions. There were none. A comment was made from the floor that three major developments in Long Melford had impacted upon schools and doctors’ surgeries.

Braintree District Council report:  District Councillor Iona Parker outlined various issues mentioning in particular that Council Tax was likely to be increased, the councillor individual grant scheme would continue and garden waste collections had resumed. Initiatives included “Help for the High St”, a Jobs Fair, police emphasis on road safety and more public involvement in planning.

Handy(wo)man: The Clerk agreed to make an application from the EALC Local Services Fund for £15,000 over three years for handyperson services.

Local traffic issues:  Cllr. Posen suggested the setting up of a working party – to include local representatives – to look at traffic issues in the two villages. This was agreed.

Broadband; Cllr Posen understood that County Broadband’s fibre installation was proceeding and that B.T intended to upgrade their system to fast (their definition) in 2019.

Footpaths: Cllr. Robson reported that he had put “no horses” signs in appropriate spots. In relation to any handyperson service it was important to co-ordinate any maintenance, e.g. hedgerow cutting,with local authority services.

Next meeting:   Saturday 25th May 2019 9.45am in Foxearth Village Hall. This will be the Annual Meeting of Electors to be followed by the Parish Council AGM

Ken Nice

Foxearth and Liston Parish Council – Notice of Casual Vacancy

Vacancy notice

Foxearth and Liston Parish Council – Agenda – Meeting 21st November 2015

You are invited  to attend the forthcoming meeting of Foxearth & Liston Parish Council to be held at Foxearth Village Hall at 10.30am on Saturday 21st. November 2015 for the purpose of transacting the business ONLY shown on the Agenda

Kevin B. Money
Clerk to the Council – 13th. November 2015 Tel: 01376 521616

The Press and Public are welcome to attend



15/79  Chairman welcome

15/80  To Ratify the co-option of Richard Morris onto the Council

15/81  Apologies for Absence

15/82  Declaration of Interest

To declare any Disclosable Pecuniary, Pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests relating to items on the agenda

15/83  To approve the Minutes of the last meeting of Foxearth & Liston Parish Council.

To receive and agree the minutes held on Saturday 19th. September 2015

15/84  Chairman’s report and update

15/85  Highways report from the Chairman

15/86  Flooding update given by the Chairman

15/87  Clerk report –

a. Complaint received from Mr. Clive Waite

b. BDC – Local Plan for Foxearth & Liston

15/88  Public Participation Session – The Chairman will invite questions and observations from members of the public present.

A maximum time of 15 minutes will be allowed

15/89  Essex County Councillors report

15/90  District Councillors report

15/91  Planning Applications

15/00068/NMA – Tuckers Mill Road Foxearth CO10 7JFApplication for a non-material amendment relating to approved application 15/00766/FUL -

Proposed demolition of existing bungalow and erection of a replacement dwelling – Amendment to roof from flat roof to pitch roof 15/00351/TPOCON – Lower Hall Mill Road Foxearth CO10 7JF

    1. Notice of intent to carry out works to trees in a Conservation Area – Remove 2 larger lower branches from 1 Ash and 1 branch affecting the small newly planted Beech tree, Fell to ground level another Ash tree, Reduce the longer untidy branches from 1 Beech by 4-5 metres, raise the crown by 1 metre and remove 1 lower branch over the border and reduce the height by approx. 2 metres to shape Decision on Planning Application/s
    2. 15/01003/LBC & 15/01002/FUL – Park Farm Foxearth Road Liston CO10 7HT – Change of use of listed barn to residential dwelling with associated access, garaging/parking and amenity space – Application GRANTED


    15/92 Grant application/s received by the Clerk

    15/93 Finance
    Credit Received – 25.09.15 2nd. Instalment of BDC precept £3201.00p

    Chq 773 Kevin Money Clerk Salary September / October ’15 £379.44p

    Chq 774 HMRC Tax September / October ’15 £89.80p
    Chq 775 A&J Lighting Solutions £126.00p
    Chq 776 K. B. Money Clerk Expenses £14.48p
    Total amount of cheques above £609.72p
    Bank balance as at 31.10.15 £5,989.56p
    Bank Balance after above cheques £5,379.84p

    15/94  Approval of Budget & Precept for 2016/17 – To be agreed by Councillors

    15/95  Parish Tree Warden – To agree additional responsibilities

    15/96  Re-naming of private road and provision of name plate

    15/97  Review of current F&L email and IT policy – Update by Cllr Posen

    15/98  Review of improving telecommunications and broadband in F&L – Update by Cllr Posen

    15/99 Date of next meeting/s
    23.01.16 : 19.03.16 : 21.05.16 AGM on Saturday at 10.30am