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
* Please note there are no Parish Council Meetings in August *
The next meeting is the Planning Committee on 2nd September at 7pm.
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
Please Note that Spa Road will be closed to all traffic from 1pm to 7pm on the 30th November and
a 'no parking zone' will be in place along Great Eastern Road and Station Road.
Free Parking from 1pm in Southend Road Car Park and at Greensward Academy where a shuttle bus service will run to and from the event.
ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL FUTURE LIBRARIES STRATEGY 2019-24
Please see side menu under Hockley Library for more information.
17th July 2019 Latest news: Revised Libraries Strategy published by ECC for discussion at their Cabinet Meeting to be held on the 23rd July 2019. Please Click link: https://cmis.essex.gov.uk/essexcmis5/CalendarofMeetings/tabid/73/ctl/ViewMeetingPublic/mid/410/Meeting/4320/Committee/36/SelectedTab/Documents/Default.aspx
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.
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.
19 July 2019
Rochford District Council Statement of Community Involvement Addendums
Open for public consultation for six weeks. Please click here for information
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.