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Hockley Parish Council is committed to being a council with a brave forward vision to create and maintain a vibrant and inclusive community in Hockley

          

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Parish Council Meetings
 

At the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, face to face meetings were prohibited. As a result, meetings of the Parish Council were stopped. The Government has now made changes to the requirements allowing Council meetings to be held by video conferencing on line. The Parish Council will be holding ‘virtual’ meetings using the ‘ZOOM’ platform until the restrictions are lifted. 

 

Agendas and minutes will be posted on our website as normal. There will be public speaking time should any resident wish to speak on items on the agenda. To join the meeting please contact the Clerk at:  clerk@hockley-essex.gov.uk or phone 01702 207707 before 12pm on the day of the meeting and a link and password will be sent to you.

Upcoming Meetings

Resources and Procedures Meeting - Monday 30th November 2020 - 7:30pm

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Parish Office and Parish Hall  The Parish Office and Hall remains  closed to the public.  Calls are being monitored and the Clerk or Councillors can be contacted by telephone on 01702 207707 or email enquiries@hockley-essex.gov.uk if you have any concerns which need immediate attention.

The Old Fire Station/Parish Hall     The Old Fire Station/Parish Hall is closed until further notice. If you have a booking with us or have any questions, please contact the Hall Manager Nicola O'Riordan Finley on 07944669187 or email  facilities.manager@hockley-essex.gov.uk

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SUSPENSION OF PARKING CHARGES ON SATURDAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS 

We are pleased to advise that car parking charges in all Council car parks are suspended on the Saturdays during December prior to Christmas – the dates are 5th , 12th and 19th December 2020.

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The Parish Council Vice Chairman Cllr Veronica Randall and our MP Mark Francois laid wreaths at the Southend Road War Memorial and at Hockley British Legion this week. The council also laid a wreath at the Memorial Willow Tree in Greensward Lane.  The gate to the War Memorial in Southend Road remains open to enable other members of the community to leave their tributes.The War Memorial will be illuninated again on the 11th November.

Please click here to read the names on the Hockley War Memorial

                                                          

Due to COVID restrictions and for public safety, the Remembrance Day Service and Parade in Southend Road has sadly had to be cancelled this year.  The Parish Council appreciates the importance of remembering those who served and lost their lives for our country and alternative arrangements have been made.

Laying of Wreaths  There will be no public gathering, blessing or prayers this year.   As we would not wish to turn anyone away, the gate to the War Memorial in Southend Road will be left open from Saturday 7th until Thurs 12th November to enable the community and other organisations to lay their wreaths or crosses between those dates.  

Please observe Government restrictions, social distancing and wear a face mask.

 

 

Parish Council and Village Poppy Displays The poppies knitted by the community for the 100th Anniversary have been re-used on a new display which can be seen outside the Parish Hall and the “Tommy” silhouette will be at the War Memorial. There will also be poppies around the memorial Willow Tree in Greensward Lane.

Amos Estates are arranging to display Poppies in Spa Road and Bramerton Community Church will have poppies on their Remembrance Tree outside the church.

 

 

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Parish Council Play Spaces

We are pleased to announce that our play areas at Plumberow Mount and Laburnum Grove are now open. If you plan on visiting, please follow these guidelines and note that we are not supplying sanitiser so please bring this with you.

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The Essex County Council (Footpath 5, Hockley) (Temporary Prohibition of Use) Order 2020

Notice is hereby given that the Essex County Council intends, not less than seven days from the date of this notice, to make the above Order under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Effect of the order:  To temporarily close Footpath 5, Hockley in the District of Rochford, from its junction with Blountswood Road (Footpath 3, Hullbridge), south east for approximately 90 metres to the railway.

The closure is scheduled to commence on 09/11/2020 to 16/02/2021 or where appropriate signs are showing and weather permitting. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while a crane is installed and used for sheet piles for the ongoing embankment works.

The alternative route will be via around the compound site.

The Order will come into effect on 09/11/2020 and may continue in force for 6 months or until the works have been completed, whichever is the earlier.

Dated: 29/10/2020

Website: www.essex.gov.uk/highways

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Christmas is coming………

The Parish Council will have all the lights and Christmas tree up in the village by the end of November.  This year the children will find a Christmas Poster to colour and other activities on our website and facebook page during the weeks leading up to Christmas - more details to follow

  

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To view the latest statement from Rochford District Council including details about the Test and Trace support payments available  https://t.co/uiQqZFREmm

 

Advice for Shoppers

  • Do not travel to the high street if you have Covid symptoms
  • Maintain a 2metre distance from those outside your household
  • Follow signs and instructions provided on the street and in stores as far as possible
  • Practice safe queuing by not joining queues where it would block the footway
  • Avoid touching stock you do not intend to buy
  • Use digital means of payment where available
  • Wear a mask covering if using public transport
  • Consider bringing your own face coverings and hand gel with you to the high street

Please use our website!

Please click here for more details. https://www.weareback.co.uk/

Don’t forget a lot of useful content is available via our website and this will be updated regularly, so www.rochford.gov.uk is the best place to check first and we have a dedicated section at www.rochford.gov.uk/coronavirus. Our other media channels are also good sources of information - www.rochford.gov.uk/tellmemore, Facebook:  Rochford District Council, Instagram @RochfordDC and Twitter @RochfordDC

 

    

 

 

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Contact 01702 207707. enquiries@hockley-essex.gov.uk. 58 Southend Road. Hockley SS5 4QH

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