Monday evening is meeting night and the Full Council is normally held on the fourth Monday every other month. Planning meetings are normally held once every month at the Parish Hall,58 Southend Road, Hockley SS5 4QH. Other committee meetings are held as advertised in the programme.
Please note that following the publication of the Openness of Local Government Regulations 2014, members of the public can record and publish audio and video records of this meeting. If you wish to attend the meeting, but do not wish to be recorded doing so, please contact the Clerk for guidance.
Upcoming Parish Council Meetings
Monday 15th July 2019
Resources & Procedures Committee 7:30pm
ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL FUTURE LIBRARIES STRATEGY 2019-24
Please see side menu under Hockley Library for more information.
9th July 2019 Latest news:
A positive update from Essex County Council regarding the potential Library Closure.
Today, Cllr David Finch announced the outcome of the public consultation on the Future Libraries Strategy. No libraries will close.
“The Strategy has changed drastically due to what the people of Essex told us, information regarding the changes will be published on 15th July.”
For more information, click here - http://bit.ly/2Jo9HGr
ESSEX POLICE – Castle Point and Rochford
Essex Police have a Facebook page where regular updates are posted. You can also email the local community team directly from the page too. The Police are keen for residents to report all types of crime (including Anti Social Behaviour) as the statistics are used to try to get extra resources for areas needing support
Nitrous Oxide Canisters
The Parish Council has reported the known locations in Hockley of the used nitrous oxide canisters to the Community Safety Officer at Rochford District Council. This will be passed on to the Street Scene Team who are responsible for collecting deposits of empty canisters where they are left in public spaces. The use of nitrous oxide is well evidenced and the police are aware. In the event that you need to make further reports, you can do this online https://www.rochford.gov.uk/online-services/report-it. Possession is not illegal and therefore the most sensible approach is around education and diversion.
Nitrous Oxide is taken from small silver canisters, into balloons and inhaled. When 'laughing gas' is inhaled, it removes the oxygen from your lungs and replaces it with nitrous oxide, this can cause unconsciousness or death due to a lack of oxygen. Mixing alcohol with nitrous oxide can be fatal. There is some useful information regarding the risks of taking nitrous oxide (and how these risks can be mitigated) on:
Hockley Christmas Lights
3pm to 6pm Saturday 30th November 2019
The Parish Council are pleased to announce that the Christmas lights will be switched on this year on Saturday 30th November 2019 and, working with the Hockley Chamber of Trade, the council intends to have a Christmas Street Event in Spa Road again. More details will be available shortly. We hope the community will continue to support the event and if you would like to book a stall or take part please contact the Parish Office
Hockley Parish Council Surgery and Village Market
Held at the Old Fire Station, Southend Road, Hockley on the second Saturday of each month
between 9.00am and 12pm (excluding January)
Next Parish Council Surgery and Village Market Saturday 13th July 2019
Your local Parish Councillors are available during the morning to listen to any matters residents would like the council to look into.
Are you looking for an outlet to sell your local produce or craft? Hockley Parish Council have tables available at their Village Market. If you would like further information please contact: Cllr. Mark Anderson on 01702 204879 or the Parish Office on 01702 207707 e-mail: email@example.com.
Hockley Public Toilets, Southend Road
18th March 2019 Please note Rochford District have closed the disabled toilet in Southend Road, Hockley for repairs until further notice and apologise for the disruption.
Hockley Parish Council has agreed to take on the maintenance of the public toilets in Southend Road from Rochford District Council after they have been fully refurbished
Please click here to see latest information
Reporting Potholes and other Highways Issues
Residents are able to report any problems directly to Essex County Council by visiting their website (link below) to give details of the issue. There is also a map showing which problems have already been reported.
Any emergencies or follow up calls should be reported by telephone on 0345 603 7631.
Transformational programme for regeneration of Rochford District
Please click here for details of Rochford District Council's
Local Development Plan
Latest issue of Hockley News is now on the website. Please click here.
Paper copies are available from the Parish Hall, Hockley Library, Hockley Community Centre and local shops.