Maldon Town Council
Agenda of Meeting
12th April 2010
A chance to air your views on matters concerning the TOWN
THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO BE PRESENT
|7th April, 2010
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 APRIL 2010 commencing at 7.30 p.m. when the undermentioned business
is proposed to be transacted.
Mrs. Theresa Byles
|Cllr. D. Denyer
Cllr. T. Shrimpton
Almond, Ms. A. Beale, M. Bentley (Town Mayor),
R. Knight, Mrs. S. Riesebeck,
S. Savage (Deputy Mayor)
and K. Smith.
|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
||APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
||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.
|| MINUTES OF THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
To receive, consider and sign the minutes of the Environment Committee meeting held on 1st March, 2010.
(copy circulated with the Town Council agenda for the meeting held on 15th March, 2010)
|| FINANCIAL REPORT
To receive a report on income & expenditure against budget
(to be circulated)
(to be circulated)
|| Warwick Crescent
a. Rear Ditch
Further to minute 99.3.a., to receive an update from Cllr. Savage after his meeting with Moat Housing.
|| Brickhouse Farm
Picket fencing is being installed around the Buddies Children's Centre's plot. The contractor has been contacted regarding the installation of new footpaths.
A request has been received from the tenants of Plot 3 requesting permission to install a chicken Coop/run designed for 4 chickens on their plot.
c. Erection of Sheds
A request has been received from Buddies Children's Centre (Plot 5) and Mr Fielder (Plot 26) requesting permission to erect sheds on their plot.
|| Maldon Hall
a. Boundary Hedge
Straw which had been deposited alongside the boundary fence has been removed by staff and, to date, no further straw has been found.
|| Allotment Rules and Tenancy Agreements
To review the current allotment rules and tenancy agreement.
|| Questions from the Maldon and Heybridge Horticultural Society & WAIT
|| MALDON IN BLOOM
To consider the Notes of the Maldon in Bloom Working Party meeting held on 17th March, 2010.
|| INTERPRETATION BOARDS
No further response has been received from the Plume School.
| CLOSED CHURCHYARDS
St. Peter's Churchyard
Permission is awaited from the District Council for the work to the Holm Oak to be undertaken.
|| St. Mary's Churchyard - To consider verbal reports
|| AMENITY AREAS - To consider verbal reports
| WAR MEMORIAL
Notes of Meeting held on 25th March, 201
To receive the Notes of the War Memorial Working Party meeting held on 25th March, 2010.
To receive and consider a letter from the Conservation Officer, Maldon District Council.
(copy herewith - members only)
|| WARE POND To consider verbal reports.
|| CROMWELL PUMP
To note that a letter has been received from the Party Walls Surveyor which confirmed that the contractor used the lime mortar mix for the repair work to the existing brickwork and that a further application of weed killer was also applied to the entire ground area of the enclosure. The MDC Conservation Officer had inspected the completed works to the pump structure and was satisfied with the completed works.
|| BUS SHELTERS - To consider verbal reports
|| SALT BINS
Essex County Council has been contacted to request a meeting to consider the suggested locations for salt bins within the town. No date has yet been confirmed.
|| ST. GILES RUINS
To consider a report from the Arboricultural Consultant on the condition of trees within the grounds. Following receipt of the report, with the approval of the Chairman of the Committee and the Town Clerk, a Picus Test has been undertaken on the Holm Oak which was found to have problems. The report also indicated that the Poplar tree is unsafe and should be felled. Quotations for this work will be sought.
(copy herewith - members only)
|| LEECH MEMORIAL GARDEN - To consider verbal reports.
|| MARKET HILL GARDEN - To consider verbal reports.
|| GROUNDS MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
A final review of all sites within the town was undertaken with the former Grounds Maintenance Contractor and Mrs Good. A few snags were identified and these were rectified before the conclusion of the contract.
The new contract commences on 1st April and a site visit has been made with the new contractor.
|| QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE
To consider whether the Town Council wishes to undertake a project to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June 2012. To note that the project for the Queen's Golden Jubilee was to re-design St. Peter's Churchyard.
||QUESTIONS FROM THE PRESS AND PUBLIC
Mrs. Theresa Byles, Town Clerk
ITEMS (copy, report herewith) are available
for inspection at the Town Hall during normal office hours.