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Agenda of Meeting

12th March 2007

A chance to air your views on matters concerning the TOWN


THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO BE PRESENT
7th March, 200t

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, 12th MARCH 2007 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. T. Shrimpton (Deputy Mayor)

Mrs. M. Curtis, D. Denyer, C. MacKenzie,
I. Mackenzie, Mrs. S. Riesebeck (Mayor),
S. Savage and and K. Smith.
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 January, 2007.
(copy circulated with the agenda for the Town Council meeting held on 5th February, 2007)
  3. FINANCIAL REPORT

a. To receive and consider a financial report regarding budget for the Environment Committee.
(information to be circulated)
   b. To consider ear marked funds to be carried forward to the 2007-2008 financial year.
  4.

 4.1
ALLOTMENTS

Allotment Inspection
To receive and consider a verbal report from Mrs. Good.
 4.2 Maldon Hall

a. Members are informed that a letter has been received from the tenant of plot 30a requesting permission to relocate his shed from plot 46a to plot 30a.

b. Members are informed that a letter has been received from the tenant of plot 13b requesting permission to install a shed on their plot.
 4.3 Warwick Crescent

To receive and consider a letter from WAIT regarding proposed improvements to the site.
(copy herewith)
 4.4 Bonfires

Further to minute 54.4 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 29th January, 2007, to consider whether bonfires should be permitted on allotments sites in Maldon.
(information herewith)
 4.5 Newsletter

To consider items for the tenants newsletter to be circulated in the Spring.
 4.6 Questions from the Maldon and Heybridge Horticultural Society
  5. MALDON IN BLOOM WORKING PARTY

To receive and consider the Notes of the Maldon in Bloom Working Party meeting held on 28th February, 2007.
(copy herewith)
  6. ST. MARY'S CHURCHYARD WALL

Further to minute 55.2 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 29th January, 2007 to note that the Town Council's solicitors are pursing our concerns regarding the damage to the St. Mary's Churchyard wall caused by the erection of a telegraph pole on Church Street.
  7. CROMWELL PUMP

To receive and consider a quotation from Bakers of Danbury to install the information plaque at the Cromwell Pump. Members to note that grant funding may be available from the District Council to assist with the plaque's installation.
(copy herewith - members only)
  8.

 8.1
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Community Initiatives Fund

To receive a guidance note from Essex County Council regarding the Community Initiative Fund 2007-2008 and to consider potential projects.
(copy herewith)
 8.2 The Conservation Foundation

To receive information from the Conservation Foundation and to consider potential projects.
(copy herewith)
  9. WARE POND

To receive and consider a quotation for a replacement information sign at the Ware Pond.
(to be circulated)
 10.

 10.1
LEECH MEMORIAL GARDEN

Dog Bin
Members are informed that the dog bin situated at the far end of Leech Memorial Garden has been damaged and in need of repair and members are requested to consider the quotations for the replacement of the bin.

a. Zintec steel - 605x385mm - 50 litres capacity, includes post and brackets 159.00 plus VAT and carriage 68.00

b. Galvanised metal - 60 litre capacity 105.65
Post and fittings 36.17
Plus VAT and carriage

c. Polyethylene (excludes posts) 142.00
(includes delivery)
 10.2 Tree Work

It has been reported that it may be necessary to undertake pollarding to the Willow trees growing within the garden as, due to their size, they are suffering from wind damage and concern has been expressed that they could become seriously damaged. The advice of the Tree Officer, Maldon District Council is being sought.
 10.3 Notice Boards

The Friends of Leech Memorial Garden have been approached to ascertain the wording which they would wish to appear on an information board to be installed at the garden. Once this information has been received, quotations will be sought for the new information board.
 11. INSPECTION OF COUNCIL SERVICES - 21ST MAY 2007

To receive and consider a letter from the Chief Community Services Manager, Maldon District Council regarding an Inspection of Services by the Audit Commission.
(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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