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Agenda of Meeting

23th May 2005

A chance to air your views on matters concerning the TOWN


THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO BE PRESENT
6th 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 MONDAY, 23th MAY 2004 commencing at 7.30 p.m. when the undermentioned business is proposed to be transacted.

Yours faithfully,


Mrs. Theresa Byles
Town Clerk


Councillors: A. Almond, M. Bentley, Mrs. M. Game,
I. Mackenzie, Mrs. S. Riesebeck (Deputy Mayor),
S. Savage, T. Shrimpton (Mayor),
K. Smith 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. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN FOR THE ENSUING MUNICIPAL YEAR
  2. ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRMAN FOR THE ENSUING MUNICIPAL YEAR
  3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
  4. MINUTES OF THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

To receive and consider the minutes of the Environment Committee meeting held on 11th April, 2005.
(copy circulated with the Town Council agenda, 9th May, 2005)
  5.

 5.1
ALLOTMENTS

Allotment Inspection
(report herewith)
 5.2 Financial Statement of Account

No change since the report of the 11th April 2005, Environment Committee meeting.
 5.3 Sheds

To receive and consider requests from tenants regarding the installation of sheds on their plots:

a. Warwick Crescent
(copy herewith)

b. Brickhouse Farm - Plot 6
(copy herewith)

c. Maldon Hall - Plot 35B
(copy herewith)
 5.4 Allotment Inspection Rota 2005 - 2006

Prior to each Environment Committee meeting it is customary for a member of the Committee to undertake an inspection of the allotment sites and subsequently submit a written report to the meeting. It is helpful if the inspection is undertaken 10 days prior to the meeting to enable the report to be circulated with the agenda. If a member is unable to carry out their inspection, they are responsible for organising another Committee member to attend on their behalf.

If it is agreed that this practice will continue, the following rota is suggested. Would members please indicate at the meeting if any of the dates are inconvenient:

4th July, 2005                         Cllrs. Mrs. Game and Williams
16th August, 2005                  Cllr. Smith
26th September, 2005            Cllr. J. Almond
1st November, 2005               Cllr. S. Savage
24th January, 2006                 No inspection
13th March, 2006                   Cllr. I. Mackenzie
24th April, 2006                      Cllr.Mrs. S. Riesebeck
 5.5 Brickhouse Farm

Further to minute 107.4 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 11th April, 2005 where the Working Party consisting of members and tenants to remove the broken compost box was discussed. Members are informed that the compost bins have now been removed from the site and the area is being cultivated as part of plot 19.
 5.6 Maldon Hall

To receive and consider a letter from a tenant of the Maldon Hall allotment site. (copy herewith
 5.7 Warwick Crescent

a. Lift Footpath
To receive and consider a copy letter from a Warwick Crescent allotment tenant regarding vehicular use of the Lift Footpath.
(copy herewith)

b. Additional Water Tanks
To receive and consider a letter from a Warwick Crescent allotment tenant regarding the installation of additional water tanks at the site.
(copy herewith)
 5.8 Comments from the Maldon and Heybridge Horticultural Society
  6. MALDON IN BLOOM

To receive and consider the notes of the Maldon in Bloom Working Party held on 20th April 2005.
(copy herewith, members only)
  7. ST. PETER'S CHURCHYARD

(report herewith, members only)
  8. BUS SHELTERS

Further to minute 86 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 25th January, 2005 to consider a bus shelter design from the Queensbury Arun range for installation by Essex County Council at Wycke Hill. The Town Council agreed to maintain this shelter after its installation. A picture showing the proposed design will be available at the meeting.
  9. GRASS VERGES

Further to the Annual Town Meeting held on 12th April, 2005 members are requested to consider requests from a member of the public who felt that grass cuttings should be collected and removed from areas of the highway and public open spaces which the Town Council maintains.

It was also suggested that it would be beneficial to install wooden or concrete bollards, to protect green areas from unauthorised vehicular parking; in particular the verges in Dorset Road adjacent to Nos. 2 - 4 and Viking Road. Members may wish to consider that the parking areas in Viking Road should be enlarged which would alleviate the problems of residents parking on the grassed areas. Prior to the meeting members may wish to visit these areas to view the problem.

It has been suggested that the provision of hardened verges to prevent vehicular parking on such areas could be suggested for inclusion in the Essex County Council's Locally Determined Budget.
 10.

 10.1
AMENITY AREAS

Ash Tree - Longship Way

Further to minute 109.1 of the Town Council meeting held on 11th April, 2005 to consider a quotation from the Ground Maintenance Contractor, to remove self sown Ash trees growing against a boundary fence at Longship Way.
(to be circulated at the meeting)
 10.2 Surface Water Gullies

Following receipt of enquiries from a resident regarding flooding in the amenity area to the rear of Longfellow Road and Draydon Close, to receive and consider quotations for the clearance of surface water gullies at the amenity area:

a. 285.00 plus VAT
b. 80.00 per hour plus VAT (would not supply a fixed quotation)
 11. CROUCH VALLEY MEADOW

Members are informed that an invitation has been received to attend the Crouch Valley Meadow Open Day, Althorne's Eco-Green Burial Ground, on 21st May, 2005 at 2.00 p.m. During the afternoon Michael Jarvis from the Natural Death Centre will be giving a talk and question and answer consultation on natural burials and there will be a display of bio degradable coffins and urns. Refreshments will be served.
 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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