Monday evening is meeting night and Full Council is held on the fourth Monday every other month. Planning Meetings are normally scheduled once every month. Other committee meetings are as advertised in the calendar programme.
All meetings are held at the Parish Hall, 58 Southend Road, Hockley SS5 4QH.
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 7th October
Planning Committee 6.30pm
Festive Lights SubCommittee 7.30pm
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1)
Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Church Road, Hockley CP
Please click on the following link https://roadworks.org?tm=114356700 to find details of the intended closure of Church Road, due to commence on 28th October 2019 for 5 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while BT undertakes access to manhole and underground ducting route for the purpose of cabling. Closure in force between 0930-1530hrs only.
Please note the Parish Hall is undergoing some refurbishment at present, after which the Parish Office will be moving into the main building. The downstairs room will continue to be available for community use and council meetings and we welcome new hirers so we can make the best use of the facility. We apologise for any temporary inconvenience.
Hockley Christmas Lights Switch-on
Spa Road Hockley 3pm to 6pm Saturday 30th November 2019
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We look forward to seeing you there and if you would like to book a stall or volunteer to take part please contact the Parish Office on 01702 207707. Sponsorship is welcome.
Please Note that Spa Road will be closed to all traffic from 1pm to 7pm on the 30th November and a diversion will be in place along Southend Road, Great Eastern Road and Station Road. Parking will be restricted along the diversion to allow room for buses and emergency services to access the route
Children's Christmas Competition
This year we are encouraging our Hockley youngsters to paint, crayon, chalk or collage a Christmas Star. You can make it as bright and as colourful as you wish. The Competition is open to children up to ages 11 years. Entry Forms are being delivered to our primary academies and pre-schools and are available from Hockley Library and the Parish Office. Winners in each category will switch on the christmas lights with our special guest Sarah Tucker.
ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL FUTURE LIBRARIES STRATEGY 2019-24
Please see side menu under Hockley Library for more information
September 2019: ECC launch new website to answer questions on the future of Essex libraries Please see link below:
ESSEX POLICE – Castle Point and Rochford
firstname.lastname@example.org; or http://www.essex.police.uk/doitonline.
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
The next Local Community Meeting for the Rochford District is on Monday 14th October 2019; 7pm to 8pm at Mill Hall, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh. Space is very limited as we rely on the kindness of Fusion Lifestyle to accommodate us. If you cannot make it, please send us an email with your question/comment and we will endeavour to answer it for you; prior to or after the meeting. Please note this is for all areas of the District; not just Rayleigh.
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
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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