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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

Full Council Meeting - Monday 28th September 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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Social Gatherings:

From 14th September 2020, the rules change on social gatherings so you cannot meet in groups of more than 6 people inside or outside. This ‘rule of six’ is enforceable in law. The virus is still here within our community, follow the rules and look after each other.

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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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Hockley Parish Council News in Brief September 2020

We know there are lots of you who are keen to get out and meet up again and we would like to ask everyone to continue to be aware of any local restrictions.  Recent changes on how and where people can come together have meant that the parish council may be able to start planning some limited community activities for the Autumn. However, wider limitations on what can be done remain and safety is key to all our planning practices. We also need to balance this with many who remain more cautious or may still be shielding and we should all be mindful of the wishes and requests of other members of our community.

 

 

VJ Day 75th Anniversary 15th August:   Our plans for VJ Day had to be scaled down but the Parish Council paid tribute with red white and blue planting and our Remembrance Day silhouette. Artwork was also on display outside the Parish Hall; the village was decorated with bunting and flags and the War Memorial in Southend Road was lit up at sunset with candles. Hockley British Legion also observed a 2 minutes silence with prayers outside their memorial read by the Rev Nick Rowan.

 

Parish Hall:  Our County Councillor Carole Weston has nominated the Parish Council for an award under the Essex County Council Locality Fund 2020/21 towards replacing the flooring in the meeting room. The hall will re-open again to the public as soon as Government restrictions and safety allow.

 

Litter: The Parish Council and community volunteers have been providing additional litter clearance in both the village and our open spaces,  not only to rid the countryside of unsightly litter and help the environment but to set an example to others that littering of any kind is both anti-social and disruptive to our wildlife but we still see a huge amount of rubbish left around.   Please use the bins provided or take your rubbish home with you and use the recycling facilities whenever you can.

 

 

New Defibrillator at Broad Parade: The Parish Council has agreed to install and maintain another defibrillator this time at Broad Parade.    Our thanks go to the Stepney and South Essex District Branch of the Oddfellows who are to provide funds for the unit and Rontec Roadside Retail who have given permission for the unit to be located outside their service station.

Essex County Council Libraries update:   Essex Libraries would like to thank you for your patience during our phased re-opening. From 1 September some of the temporary service changes will now revert to normal. Check our FAQs page for all the latest information and details of services available.

 

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      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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