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Agenda of Meeting

25th March 2003

A chance to air your views on matters concerning the TOWN


THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO BE PRESENT
19th March, 2003

Dear Councillor,

You are hereby invited to attend a meeting of the ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE to be held in the COMMITTEE ROOM, MOOT HALL, High Street, Maldon on TUESDAY, 25th March 2003 commencing at 7.30 p.m. when the undermentioned business is proposed to be transacted.

Yours faithfully,


Mrs. Helen Vincent
Town Clerk


Chairman:

Vice Chairman:

Councillors:
Cllr. Mrs M. Curtis

Cllr. Mrs E. Downes

Mrs V. Foster, T. Kelly, W. Prior, P. Roberts (Town Mayor),
P. Rew (Deputy Mayor), Mrs S. Riesebeck and K. Smith.
Representatives of the Maldon in Bloom Working Party and Maldon and Heybridge Horticultural Society are also invited to attend the meeting.

MEMBERS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY SHOULD DECLARE AN INTEREST WITH REGARD TO ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

AGENDA
  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
  2. MINUTES OF THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 10TH FEBRUARY, 2003

To receive the minutes of the Environment Committee meeting held on 10thFebruary, 2003. (copy circulated with the Town Council agenda for the meeting held on 10th Mach, 2003)
  3.

 3.1

 3.2
ALLOTMENTS

Allotment Inspection (report herewith)

Financial Statement of Account (report herewith)
  4.

 4.1

 4.2
MALDON IN BLOOM

Notes of the Maldon in Bloom Working Party Meeting held on 5th March, 2003 (copy herewith)

Disposal of Used Chewing Gum (report herewith)
  5.

 5.1
ST. PETER'S CHURCHYARD IMPROVEMENTS

Lighting

Members are informed that quotations have now been received from Reggiani Lighting and Thorn Lighting for the external lighting of St Peter's Churchyard. To apply for grant funding an additional quotation is required which currently being sought. Copies of the quotations received have been circulated to members of the Lighting Working Party.
 5.2 Tenders

Members will recall that after advertising by Public Notice two tenders were received for the refurbishment work at St. Peter's Churchyard. These have now been sent to the Landscape Architect, Essex County Council who has suggested that an additional quotation should be sought. It has also been noted that three quotations are required when applying for grant funding. As the tender amounts have not yet been published it is suggested that a further quotation be sought from Urban Forestry (BSE) Ltd.
  6. MARKET HILL GARDEN - ROCKS

Further to minute 80.1 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 10th February, 2003 to consider the situation regarding the loose and dislodged rocks at the front of Market Hill Garden.
  7. PARISH LIGHT / NO CYCLING SIGNS

Further to minute 183 of the Planning Committee meeting held on 3rd March, 2003 to consider the provision of a Parish Light and "No cycling" signs on the riverside footpath between Anchorage Hill and Fairways Marine.
  8. LONGSHIP WAY AMENITY AREA

Further to minute 81 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 10th February, 2003 where it was recommended that the Longship Way amenity area be monitored with regard to litter. This recommendation was submitted to the Maldon Youth Council at their meeting held on 11th March, 2003 and they submitted the following response for consideration:

Members of the Youth Council who live in the vicinity of the Longship Way amenity area felt that the removal of the tree trunk had made no difference to the number of young people congregating in the area. They felt that a litter bin should be provided as they had picked up litter and put carrier bags by the log when it was in place for people to put their rubbish in. They also felt that it would be beneficial for a youth seat or a bench to be sited on the area not only for young people but for all members of the local community.

Members are therefore requested to consider the installation of a litter bin and bench at the Longship Way amenity area.
  9. DOOR STEP GREENS

At the request of Cllr. Thain members are requested to consider whether the Doorstep Greens Scheme would be of benefit to the Town Council or community.

For information "Doorstep Greens" is a programme run by the Countryside Agency to help people create a place to play and relax on their doorstep. If you live in a built up area with little greenery around you, or in the country with no outdoor community space, 200 communities across England will be given the chance to create new green space or to revitalise an old one. Further details will be available at the meeting.
 10. THE CHAIRMAN TO ADJOURN THE MEETING FOR QUESTIONS FROM THE PRESS AND PUBLIC



ITEMS   (copy, report herewith)  are available for inspection at the Town Hall during normal office hours.

At the conclusion of the meeting the Mayor will invite questions from
members of the press and public in attendance.

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