Monday evening is meeting night and the Full Council is normally held on the third Monday every other month. Planning meetings are normally held on the first and third Mondays of 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.
Next Parish Council Meetings
Resources & Procedures Committee
Monday 24th September 2018 - 7.30pm
Extra Ordinary Full Council Meeting
Tuesday 25th September 2018 - 8pm
Christmas Lights Street Event
The Parish Council very much regrets that, despite its best efforts, it is not in a position to complete the necessary formalities for the Christmas Lights Street Event this year. The event has therefore reluctantly been cancelled. We appreciate that this is will be a great disappointment to the community; however, the arrangements for the Christmas lighting displays in Spa Road, Broad Parade and the Christmas Tree in Southend Road will be completed in time for everyone to enjoy over the festive season. The Children’s Colouring Competition will also be held at the Parish Hall on Saturday November 24th.
Advance Notice: Marylands Nature Reserve
The council's contractors are to commence seasonal maintenance work over the next few weeks at Marylands Nature Reserve. Should you encounter any problems please contact the parish council on 01702 207707.
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1)
Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Gladstone Road, Hockley
Please click on the following link https://roadworks.org?tm=106121274 to find details of the intended closure of Gladstone Road, due to commence on 25th September 2018 for 4 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while UK Power Networks undertakes install new electricity supply works
The Parish Council would like to thank everyone for the lovely comments we have received on the flower displays in Spa Road which we provide and maintain for the community. The baskets will be replanted with autumn displays at the end of the summer.
Knitted Poppy Project
The parish council has been overwhelmed at the response to our Knitted Poppy Appeal. We received over 3000 poppies and a big thank you is given to all those who took part. All poppy knitters are invited to The Old Fire Station in Southend Road at 1.45pm on Sunday 11th November, prior to the service, wearing one of their poppies. We will all stand together on the steps behind the memorial. The display will be set up at the memorial and will remain in place for one week so everyone has a chance to visit.
Reporting Potholes and other Highways Issues
Essex County Council is the responsible authority for many highways issues including:
· Street Lighting
· Road Signs
· Public Rights of Way (footpaths)
· Overgrown vegetation
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.
Hockley Public Toilets, Southend Road
Negotiations are ongoing between Hockley Parish Council and Rochford District Council regarding the future management of these toilets which are currently owned and managed by Rochford District Council. The Parish Council is aware that residents wish to retain the facilities in Hockley and has agreed to take over the management.
Further news will be available in due course.
What is the timetable for the new Local Plan?
The timetable for preparing the new Local Plan is set out in the Council’s Local Development Scheme (LDS) which was adopted on 17 July 2018. The preparation of an LDS is a statutory requirement which enables local communities and other interested parties to understand the Council’s proposed timetable for preparing the Local Plan, and the main steps involved. The LDS also includes an updated timetable for the delivery of a Joint Strategic Plan (JSP) across South Essex, and the introduction of a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule. For more information, please refer to the latest LDS linked below:
Local Development Scheme 2018 – 2021 (adopted 17 July 2018) (PDF 644kb)