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Agenda of Meeting

25th January 2005

A chance to air your views on matters concerning the TOWN


THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO BE PRESENT
18th January, 2005

Dear Councillor,

You are summoned to attend a meeting of the ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE to be held in the CONFERENCE ROOM, Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon on TUESDAY, 25th JANUARY 2004 commencing at 7.30 p.m. when the undermentioned business is proposed to be transacted.

Yours faithfully,


Mrs. Helen Philpott
Town Clerk


Chairman:

Vice Chairman:

Councillors:
Cllr. Mrs S. Riesebeck

Cllr. W. Prior

A. Almond, Mrs. M. Game, I. Mackenzie,
S. Savage, T. Shrimpton (Deputy Mayor),
K. Smith (Town Mayor) and Mrs. E. Williams.
Invited to attend: Maldon and Heybridge Horticultural Society.
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 29TH NOVEMBER, 2004

To receive and consider the minutes of the Environment Committee meeting held on 29th November, 2004.
(copy circulated with the Town Council agenda for the meeting held on 20th December, 2004. Please bring your copy to the meeting)
  3.

 3.1
ALLOTMENTS

Financial Statement of Account
(copy herewith)
 3.2 Sheds

Further to minute 67.2 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 29th November, 2004 members to note that an official response is still awaited from the District Council.
 3.3 Comments from the Maldon and Heybridge Horticultural Society
  4.

 4.1
AMENITY AREAS

Tennyson Road
(report herewith)
 4.2

 4.2.1
Longship Way

Trees
To receive a report from the Tree Officer, Maldon District Council regarding concerns with an Elm tree at Longship Way.
(copy herewith)
 4.2.2 Parking
Further to minute 72.a. of the Environment Committee meeting held on 29th November, 2004 members are informed that as a result of additional information a letter has also been sent to a resident opposite the green.
  5. LEECH MEMORIAL GARDEN

Further to minute 61 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 1st November, 2004 to receive and consider the following quotation for maintenance work within Leech Memorial Garden:

Reset York stone slabs on a concrete base                      150.00
Mulch the bed at the north end of the garden
(Members to consider whether this action is required)     75.00
Total                                                                                    225.00 plus VAT
  6. CONTRACT MONITORING

Further to minute 66 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 29th November, 2004 to receive a response from the Waste Management Team Leader regarding the Contract Monitoring Presentation.
(copy herewith - members only)
   7. ST. GILES RUINS

Further to minute 58 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 1st November, 2004 to note that the sign at St. Giles Ruins, which is not readable from the road, said the following:
  
Maldon Town Council
ST. GILES RUINS
The remains of the Leper Hospital founded by Henry II 1164
for the relief of the inhabitants of Maldon suffering from leprosy
For further details contact
Maldon Town Council Telephone Maldon 857373
   Unfortunately, a section of this sign has become dislodged and it is now impossible to read it. In view of this, members are requested to consider whether a new sign should be purchased , if so, whether it should be located nearer to the gate and the wording amended in any way.
  8. YOUTH CONCERNS

Further to minute 73 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 29th November, 2004 to receive a response from Inspector K. Jacobs, Maldon Police regarding youth concerns.
(copy herewith - members only)
  9. WINTER SERVICES

Further to minute 74 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 29th November, 2004 members are informed that the following response has been received from the Maintenance and Policy Engineer, Highways and Transportation, Essex County Council:

Thank you for your letter dated 21st December, 2004. Your request has been forwarded to our Mid Essex Manager (Tel. 01245 240000) who will advise on the locations suggested and arrange the installation.
 10. ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD - FENCE

Members are informed that a supporting bar from the metal boundary fence at All Saints Churchyard has broken off. In view of this, members are requested to consider whether they wish Tom Polden to re-instate this bar. For information the bar will be available for inspection at the meeting.
 11. BUS SHELTER

(report herewith)
 12. P3 TRAINING COURSES

To receive the reports of Cllrs. Mrs. Riesebeck and Savage regarding their attendance at P3 Training Courses held in November at Cressing Temple Barns.
 13. QUESTIONS FROM THE PRESS AND PUBLIC
 14. EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

In accordance with s.1 of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 to resolve that in view of the confidential nature of the business to be discussed it is in the opinion of the Committee advisable in the public interest that the public and press be temporarily excluded and they be instructed to withdraw.
 15. TREES - CHURCH WALK

(report herewith)
 16. SUNDIAL

Further to minute 42.2 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 7th September, 2004 members are informed that the sundial has been taken down from the external wall of the Plume Building and is now being stored within the office.

Members are informed that Sally Bowling has submitted a report on the sundial (copy herewith) and Mr. John Close did not make a charge for attending the site on the day the sundial came down. (minute 8.1 of the Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting held on 15th June, 2004 refers)



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