LATEST INFORMATION

Here's your chance to see how your money is spent.

Public inspection of the Parish Accounts - your exercise of your public rights; please come in to take a look at our accounts

Planning South decisions - 2nd March

You can watch and hear the Plan South meeting of 2nd March 2022 where District Councillors voted unanimously to overrule the planners' recommendation for approval and refuse the planning application to build a burial ground on the Green Belt land alongside Chigwell Rise. There were over 260 objections from residents which definitely had an impact on the decision. We at the Parish spoke in objection and questioned why Epping's Tree and Landscape officer's objection to this was not included by planners in the documentation they presented to Plan South. District Councillors then also questioned the same. When an answer becomes available, we will advise residents.

Planning South Decisions - 5th January

You can watch the meeting watch and hear the Planning South meeting of 5th Jan here where the application for six flats on top of Brook Parade was refused.  Sadly the recent relaxation of permitted development rights by Robert Jenrick when he was Housing Secretary have led to prior approval for four flats here but Chigwell Parish Council continue to demand a more democratic process for contentious prior approval applications.

Planning South decisions - 2nd Feb

The Chair of the Council spoke at Plan South in objection to a proposed block of flats at 2 Courtland Drive, Chigwell which was refused by the committee.  You can watch and hear the Plan South meeting of 2nd Feb here


 

Defibrillator Location

A defibrillator (with adult pads only) is available Monday-Friday 08.00-17.00 (not Bank Holidays) at the Galldris compound, 7 The Chase, Chigwell, IG7 5EX 

Lifeline AED auto Defibrillator with adult pads ONLY (Defibrillator data sheet & Defibrillator specs attached)

 

 

Notice of a Casual Vacancy for Parish Councillor

Chigwell needs you!  Are you keen to help protect and improve Chigwell for everyone?  As a result of a resignation a casual vacancy has arisen for a Parish Councillor to represent Grange Hill ward.  Interested?

Please contact the Clerk:

clerk@chigwellparishcounci.gov.uk

Find out more about being a Parish Councillor and what the role involves here

 

Annual Air Pollution average exceeds WHO safe limits in Chigwell

Outside the Parish Office in Hainault Road, Chigwell the annual average of PM2.5 is 11.76 mcg per cubic metre. The W.H.O. safe limit is 10 mcg per cubic metre. At West Hatch School the average PM2.5 reading is 10.93 and by Chigwell Primary it is 10.47.

Using data from Imperial College, this handy  online tool shows the air quality for any individual address meaning it is now easy to see an air quality report for your home, office or school.

Parish Clerk Vacancy

Full time Post: 37 Hours per week

GRADE: NALC Scale 37 - 41– National Salary Benchmark range (subject to Qualification and Experience)

Overview: Chigwell Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk. This is a permanent post for 37 hours per week. Chigwell is situated in Essex.

Working Arrangement: Reporting to the Parish Council and Chair you will work for a total of 37 hours per week which may include some evening work. Core working hours and days to be agreed with the post holder.

Main purpose of the Job: To act as the Council’s Proper Officer and to act as the Council’s Responsible Financial Officer. As the Proper Officer of the Council, the Parish Clerk is under a statutory duty to carry out the instructions of the Council and to serve or issue all the notifications required by law. The Parish Clerk will advise the Council on, and assist in, the formation of overall policies to be followed in respect of the Council’s activities and, in particular, to produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions. The person appointed will be responsible for the management of other Parish staff and resources and will take the lead on the Council’s major projects. The Parish Clerk is accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will be CILCA qualified and must have significant experience in senior management and financial background with supporting wide variety of skills. Have a good legal knowledge of the statutory framework concerning the management and running of a Parish Council.

Application:

• To apply please email recruitment@chigwellparishcouncil.gov.uk for an application form.

Closing Date: 1st September 2022

Interview Date: To be confirmed 

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Worried about speeding in your area?  Here's your chance to help by coming along to the Chigwell Speed Watch meeting on Tuesday 5th July at Victory Hall at 6.00pm

Community Speed Watch is a traffic monitoring scheme managed and run by volunteers in the community.  

More than 95 Community Speed Watch groups operate across the Essex Police are, carrying out regular monitoring of local vehicle speeds.  Results go to the Casualty Reduction Unit and speeding vehicle owner receive a warning letter. 

Come along to the meeting to learn how to use the Parish speed gun.  If you can't make it on Tuesday, register your interest in being part of the Chigwell Speed Watch group - click here to send us an email  

 


Useful Links and Info

 Report a pothole, a pavement or footpath issue

 Potholes are repaired by Essex County Council - to report a pothole and track their progress use this link.  Seen a problem with a pavement, footpath or other public right of way?  Report that too so ECC know about it

 Grow It, Don't Mow It 

 Grow it, Don't Mow it - it won't just help our rapidly declining bee population.  Not mowing even just a section of your lawn this month will encourage the biodiversity needed to increase the insect population, providing valuable food for fledglings and other wildlife

 

For more information visit the following links to the National Trust and Plantlife websites.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/take-part-in-the-no-mow-may-challenge

https://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/discover-wild-plants-nature/no-mow-may

  The Chigwell Residents Association needs you

Our local residents association which represents all of Chigwell is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the CRA Committee, in various positions especially event planning, website design, membership development and communications.  Email the CRA here  if you can help

Grants Available for Local Groups

 Grant Application Policy- Please   follow this link

 

 See this week's Planning Applications

Epping Forest publishes a weekly list of planning and tree applications, notifications and appeals received every Friday - to view them use the link above

Limes Farm Regeneration Project

Find the latest news and updates on the Limes Farm regeneration project and links to the latest documents for your review or input. 

 Contact your MP

You can contact your local Epping Forest Member of Parliament contact you local Epping Forest Member of Parliament here 

 Report a missed bin collection

Has the bin lorry missed you out? Report a missed collection here

 Report Fly Tipping

Epping Forest District Council are responsible for clearing fly tipping on public land - report it using the link above

 Book your DaRT bus with Epping Forest Community Transport

 

You can join EFCT and book their buses in advance for school runs, hospital drop offs, group trips to local shops and more.  Most DaRT work is former bus routes and group bookings but unlike a large bus, DaRT only needs three or four passengers for a group booking  Make group bookings and enquire about DaRT here

Upcoming public meetings (at the Parish Offices unless noted otherwise)

Community Assets Committee

6 Sep 22 - 12:00

Planning Committee

6 Sep 22 - 18:30

Finance

6 Sep 22 - 19:00

Planning Committee

22 Sep 22 - 18:30

Planning Committee

13 Oct 22 - 18:30

Your CouncillorsContact details for each of your Parish Councillors. Please get in touch with any concerns, comments or thoughts you have about our local area.

 

AllotmentsThe Parish Council has two Allotment sites in Gravel Lane and Limes Farm.  To join the waiting list please contact the Parish

Meetings and minutesHere is where you will find all the latest information on the activities of your Parish Council.  Please do attend any meeting to find out more - we  are always delighted to welcome Chigwell residents to any of our meetings

 

CemeteryInformation on Chigwell Cemetery can be found here. The Cemetery is on Manor Road, Chigwell opposite the Grange Hill tube station.

Chigwell, my dear fellow, is the greatest place in the world.

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Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)