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Agenda of Meeting

25th September 2006

A chance to air your views on matters concerning the TOWN


THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO BE PRESENT
19th September, 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 MONDAY, 25th SEPTEMBER 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. T. Shrimpton (Deputy Mayor)

Mrs. M. Curtis, D. Denyer, B. Fisher, C. MacKenzie,
I. Mackenzie, Mrs. S. Riesebeck (Mayor) and S. Savage.
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 22nd August, 2006.
(copy circulated with the agenda for the Town Council meeting held on 11th September, 2006)
  3. FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF ENVIRONMENT ACCOUNT

To receive and consider a financial statement of account for the Environment Committee.
(copy herewith - members only)
  4.

 4.1
ALLOTMENTS

Allotment Inspection
To receive a verbal report from Mrs. Good regarding a recent allotment inspection.
 4.2 Warwick Crescent Allotment Site

a. Plot 1a
Members to receive and consider a letter regarding the poor condition of plot 1a. Members are informed that, in accordance with minute 19.2 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 22nd August, the tenant of plot 1a has been sent a letter informing her that her tenancy will not be renewed at the end of the September due to failure to cultivate the entire plot during this and the past season.

A telephone call has subsequently been received from the tenant of plot 1a requesting that they be given two weeks to commence cultivating their plot. It was requested that their request should be put in writing to enable the committee to make a decision on this matter.
   b. Plot 9a

Further to minute 64.4 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 24th January, 2006 where it was resolved that the tenant of plot 9a be permitted to keep 2 hens on his plot, members are informed that the following letter has been received from the tenant of plot 9a:

I am writing to inform you that I am now keeping chickens on my plot - Black Rock hens x 3. Details of the housing were previously supplied to you.

Members will recall that minute 64.3 stated that the allotment tenancy agreement be amended to include the clause stating that tenants could keep up to 7 hens on their plot provided they abide by the stipulated conditions.
 4.3 Maldon Hall Allotment Site - Roof Tiles

Further to minute 87.4(a) of the Environment Committee meeting held on 24th April, 2006, to receive and consider:

(i) a letter from the tenant regarding the roof tiles;
(ii) a copy of an Identification Report for a roof tile which the Town Council commissioned with the tenant's consent.
 4.4 Questions from the Maldon and Heybridge Horticultural Society
  5. ANGLIA IN BLOOM

Members are informed that the results have been announced for Maldon's entry in the Anglia in Bloom competition. The Chairman of the Maldon in Bloom Working Party and Mrs Finch, MDC attended the awards ceremony and were awarded the following:

Best Town - Gold award
Best Public Open Space (Promenade Park)
Nomination for Best Young Persons project - under 12's
  6. ST. PETER'S CHURCHYARD

Members are informed that when undertaking the Quinquennial Inspection of the Plume Building, the surveyor informed the Town Clerk that two tomb stones were unsafe and required immediate attention for public safety. In this respect, the Maldon District Council was requested to surround the tombs with security fencing. Members to note that there will be a monthly fee for the hire of the fencing.
  7. WAR MEMORIAL

Further to minute 90 of the meeting held on 24th April, 2006, members are informed that an email has been received from Ms. Bowling who has continued to investigate the most suitable material to coat the War Memorial railing finials. She states that after looking at the deterioration after a number of years of similar finials to those in Maldon, it is suggested that they should be painted with the best available "gold" paint. She noted that the worst case was outside Westminster Abbey where someone had tried to polish them removing most of the gilding.

Members are therefore requested to consider whether they wish the finials to be painted or gilded.
  8. QUESTIONS FROM THE PRESS AND PUBLIC



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