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Agenda of Meeting

24th January 2006

A chance to air your views on matters concerning the TOWN


THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO BE PRESENT
19th January, 2006

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, 24th JANUARY 2006 commencing at 7.30 p.m. when the undermentioned business is proposed to be transacted.

Yours faithfully,


Mrs. Theresa Byles
Town Clerk


Chairman:

Vice Chairman:

Councillors:
Cllr. K. Smith

Cllr. S. Savage

A. Almond, M. Bentley, Mrs. M. Game,
I. Mackenzie, Mrs. S. Riesebeck (Deputy Mayor),
T. Shrimpton (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

To receive and consider the minutes of the Environment Committee meeting held on 29th November, 2005.
(copy circulated with the agenda for the Town Council meeting held on 19th December, 2005)
  3.

 3.1
ALLOTMENTS

Financial Statement of Account
(copy herewith - members only)
 3.2 Maldon Hall Allotment Site

a. Re-Placement Fence - Maldon Hall
The front boundary fence has now been successfully installed.
   b. Track

Volunteers have been repairing the path by laying down road chippings. They hope to complete the entire length of the path adjacent to the boundary hedge before the spring.
   c. Gates

Members are informed that after investigations regarding the scrap value of the old entrance gates, with the agreement of the Chairman and Town Clerk, a donation of 20.00 has been accepted for the old gates to be removed from the site.
   d. Shed - Plot 40a

A request has been received from a tenant for permission for the erection of a shed on the above plot.
(information available at the meeting)
 3.3 Allotment Tenancy Agreement

(report herewith - members only)
 3.4 Warwick Crescent - Chickens

(copy herewith - members only)
 3.5 Questions from the Maldon and Heybridge Horticultural Society
  4.

 4.1
LEECH MEMORIAL GARDEN

Friends of Leech Memorial Garden

a. To receive the notes of the informal coffee morning held on 2nd December, 2005.

b. To receive a verbal report regarding a further meeting held on 21st January, 2006.
  5.

 5.1
CHURCHYARDS

All Saints' Church - Parish Light

Further to minute 56.1 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 11th November, 2004 members will recall that a request had been received requesting the installation of an additional Parish Light in Church Walk. After discussion the matter was deferred until after the Planning Appeal for the All Saints' Annex was resolved. The application has now been refused by the Planning Inspectorate but the Inspector indicated that an alternative location for the Annex could be investigated. Members are requested to consider whether to install a Parish Light in Church Walk. For information, positive responses had been received from the owners and tenants of the properties in Church Walk regarding the installation of an additional light.
 5.2 St. Peter's Churchyard

a. External Lighting
Members are informed that the electrical contractor is still awaiting the arrival of the light fittings.
   b. Vandalism

Members are informed that the white wooden bench which was sited in St. Peter's Churchyard has been destroyed and graffiti has been sprayed on the side garden wall which it is hoped the Handyman can remove. For information the Police have been notified of this matter.
   c. Planting of Rear and Side Borders

(To be circulated)
   d. Planting of Rear and Side Borders

(To be circulated)
  7. ANNUAL TREE SURVEY

(report to be circulated - members only)
  8. MALDON IN BLOOM

Due to the fact that the next Maldon in Bloom Working Party meeting is not being held until March, to receive and consider the following quotations for the printing of 4700 copies of the 2006 Maldon in Bloom competition leaflet:

a. 346.00 plus VAT
b. 378.00 plus VAT
c. 376.00 plus VAT
  9. POETS ESTATE

To consider a quotation to install 2 litter bins on the Poets Estate. Members are informed that the Maldon District Council has purchased these bins for the Poet's Estate Residents Associates but will not pay for their installation.
(report to be circulated at the meeting)
 10. MALDON DISTRICT GREEN SPACES CONFERENCE - 1ST APRIL, 2006

Notification has been received from the Liveability Development Manager, Maldon District Council regarding the second Maldon District Green Spaces Conference being held at the Three Rivers Country Club, Cold Norton on Saturday 1st April, 2006 between 10 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. To consider the nomination of a representative to attend the Conference on behalf of the Town Council.
 11. DOG FOULING

To receive and consider a letter from a resident of Beeleigh Road regarding dog fouling.
(copy herewith)
 12. QUESTIONS FROM THE PRESS AND PUBLIC



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

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