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Agenda of Meeting

22nd September 2008

A chance to air your views on matters concerning the TOWN


THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO BE PRESENT
16th September, 2008

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, 22nd SEPTEMBER 2008 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. R. Knight

J. Almond, Ms. A. Beale, M. Bentley (Deputy Mayor),
D. Denyer (Town Mayor), Mrs. S. Riesebeck,
T. Shrimpton and P. Stilts.
Invited to attend: Maldon and Heybridge Horticultural Society, and WAIT.
MEMBERS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY SHOULD DECLARE AN INTEREST WITH REGARD TO ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

AGENDA
  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive, consider and accept apologies for absence.
  2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are reminded that they are required to declare any personal or prejudicial interests they know they might have in items of business on the agenda. They are reminded that they will need to repeat their declarations at the appropriate point in the meeting and leave the room if the interest is a prejudicial one. Unforeseen interests must be declared similarly at the appropriate time.
  3. MINUTES OF THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

To receive and sign the minutes of the Environment Committee meeting held on 22nd July, 2008.
(copy circulated with the agenda for the Town Council meeting held on 8th September, 2008)
  4. FINANCIAL REPORT

To consider a financial report for the Environment Committee.
(copy herewith)
  5.

 5.1
ALLOTMENTS

Allotment Inspection
To consider a verbal report from Mrs. Good regarding a recent allotment inspection.
 5.2 Uncultivated Plots

After the July Environment Committee meeting, due to the poor condition of plots, letters were sent to the tenants stating that, unless work to improve the condition of the plots was undertaken their tenancy would be reviewed.

Plot 40b - Maldon Hall - Relinquished. - New tenant
 5.3 Green Houses on Allotment Sites

Further to minute 18.7 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 22nd July, 2008 to note that a response is awaited from the Maldon District Council regarding the erection of greenhouses on allotment plots.
 5.4 Brickhouse Farm Allotment Site - Additional Plots - (Report herewith)
 5.5 Maldon Hall Allotment Site

a. Vehicular Access to the Site
To receive and consider a letter from a tenant.
(copy herewith - member only)

b. Shed - Plot 40b
To consider a request from the tenant of plot 40b, Maldon Hall allotment site for permission to erect a shed, to the required specification on the plot.
 5.6 Warwick Crescent - Shed - Plot 7a

To consider a request from the tenant of plot 7a, Warwick Crescent allotment site for permission to erect a shed, 8ft x 4ft on the south east corner of his plot.
  6. MALDON IN BLOOM

Maldon was awarded a Silver Gilt Award in this year's Anglia In Bloom Competition. To receive and consider the judges comments regarding the town.
(copy herewith)
  7.

 7.1
CLOSED CHURCHYARDS

Tree/shrub Planting
Further to minute 20 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 22nd July, 2008, members are informed that Canon Atkins had been delighted and overwhelmed by the towns folk's kindness after the loss of his wife Carole. He stated that Carole's favourite tree had been the Red Leaf Acer and felt that one could be planted at All Saints' Churchyard to replace the Acacia tree in front of the church which is in poor health. Carole's favourite flowers were Poppies and suggested that they could be sown in the area of churchyard in front of the Vicarage alongside Church Walk. With regard to planting in St. Peter's Churchyard to replace of the felled Beech tree, Carole loved Magnolia Stellata.
 7.2 St. Peter's Churchyard Boundary Wall

To note that the Council's Insurers had agreed to cover the cost (less excess) of the repair of the wall. Work is scheduled to take place within the next few weeks.
  8. TENNYSON ROAD AMENITY AREA

Further to minute 22 of the Environment Committee meeting held on 22nd July, 2008, to receive and consider an email response from Poets Estate Residents Ass.
(copy herewith - members only)
  9. MARKET HILL GARDEN

Still awaiting response from Maldon District Council regarding a specification for a replacement pathway through the garden.
 10.

 10.1
LEECH MEMORIAL GARDEN

New Seat
To note that a new seat, made from railway sleepers, has been installed in the garden.
 10.2 Interpretation Board

The Town Clerk is concerned about the resilience of the new information board, and is keeping a watching brief.
 10.3 Unauthorised Use

No further incidents of unauthorised use of the garden have been reported.
 10.4 Path

Concern has been expressed regarding the deteriorating condition of the paved pathways through the Garden. To consider whether investigations should be undertaken to replace the pathways.
 11. 11. DOG FOULING - DISTRICT WIDE DOG CONTROL ORDER

To receive and consider a letter from the Waste Management Team Leader, MDC, regarding Dog Fouling.
(copy herewith - members only)
 12. PARISH PATHS PARTNERSHIP SCHEME (P3) AGM

Notification has been received of the P3 - Community Action Team - AGM being held on Wednesday, 24th September, 2008 commencing at 2.45 pm at Threshelfords, Feering. To consider whether a representative of the Town Council wishes to attend.
 13. QUESTIONS FROM THE PRESS AND PUBLIC



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