Parish Council Meetings
All Parish Council meetings have recommenced using video conferencing and agendas will be posted on our website as normal. There will be public speaking time and should any resident wish to speak on items on the agenda, please contact the Clerk at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01702 207707 before 3pm on the day of the meeting and a link and password will be sent to you.
Monday 1st June 2020
Festive Lights Sub-Committee Meeting 7:30pm
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
Planning Committee Meeting - 6:45pm
Parish Office and Parish Hall
The Parish Office and Hall remains temporarily closed and our staff are working from home. Calls are being monitored remotely and the Clerk or Councillors can be contacted by telephone or email 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 and you have any questions, please contact the Hall Manager Nicola O'Riordan Finley on 07802 678255 or email email@example.com
Arise Sir Tom Moore. Congratulations from Hockley Parish Council
Hockley Parish Council News in Brief May 2020
Council Meetings: The Parish Council has recommenced its formal meetings using video conferencing. All agendas will be published as usual on our website. If you wish to join the public speaking time at these meetings, please contact the Parish Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01702 207707 by 3pm on the day of the meeting.
Grants: We have recently approved a grant to Wyvern Community Transport who are helping the volunteer groups by delivering food parcels free of charge to residents in the Rochford & Castle Point Districts. If your charity or group would like to apply for a grant from the Parish Council, details on eligibility and application forms are available on our website. Rochford District Council are offering grants of £10,000 for revenue funding to local voluntary sector groups which benefit our community. To apply please go to: https://www.rochford.gov.uk/vog. We were pleased to hear that two of our local charitable organisations have successfully applied for a grant to help them through this difficult time. Many other Government grants are now available to support businesses and local charitable organisations.
VE Day 8th May 2020: The bunting has gone up in Spa Road, Southend Road and Broad Parade and Dave our Parish Ranger has been filling the flower boxes in the village with red, white and blue plants. “Hockley Says Thank You” posters were available to download from our website and Colin Maclean of Amos Estates very kindly volunteered to print some for us which are starting to be seen around the parish. Many residents are holding social-distancing tea parties in their front gardens and the council wishes everyone a happy Bank Holiday week-end. We look forward to seeing your photos. Stay safe.
Community Volunteers: The Rochford District Community Hub now have 264 volunteers in action and the Parish Council has been able to put some of our own vulnerable residents in touch with the hub. Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to help. More volunteers are always needed and if you would like to help please contact the hub on the number below.
The Weblog Community News Page is being regularly updated with additional information and useful contacts
You can also stay in touch with all the latest updates on the Essex Coronavirus Action Facebook page.
Essex Coronavirus Action Please remember that we have a domestic abuse support group for Essex residents during the Coronavirus outbreak at https://facebook.com/groups/essexcoronavirusactionsupport/
Updates will be posted on the Essex County Council website and via social media.
Please sign up to volunteer in your local area.
The latest advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) is available on the Public Health England (PHE) and NHS websites.
To all Hockley residents
Following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on 23rd March 2020, all communal places such as play areas must be closed with immediate effect. The Parish Council Grounds Team will only be available in essential circumstances and will not be carrying out inspections of the play equipment whilst the facilities are closed.
Please help us to limit the spread of the coronavirus by:
- Taking your litter and dog waste home
- Respecting the closure of the play areas
- Following Government guidelines
Thank you for all your support and assistance in keeping our wonderful community safe in these exceptional circumstances.
Clerk to Hockley Parish Council
Please use our website! 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,
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