Today the Parish Council resumes in-person meetings. You can find out what they’ll be talking about in detail on the Parish Council Agenda Page. In summary they will appoint Vice Chairs, Responsible Finance Officer and standing committees and other representatives. Committees & CBC Councillors will be giving updates, Audit report and other financial documents will be reviewed. Planning looks at 3 applications and receives an update on the NEEB appeal.
If a member of the public or press wishes to attend this meeting, please email the Clerk as soon as possible so that suitable Covid-secure arrangements can be made. A zoom link will also be made available for those who prefer to attend remotely.
Seeing Red with an Illegal & Problem Parking Blight
The Parish Council are seeing red about illegal parking around the Zebra Crossing on Chapel Road and have placed 2 huge red banners to remind illegal parkers not to do so.
Separately there continue to be problems with parking around the school. Whilst not illegal in many cases, it is true that much inconvenience, delay and annoyance can be associated with school drop-off and pick-up. Recognising this, the Parish Council in consultation with the Headteacher at Heathlands School, parents and members of the local community has issued some guidance which has children’s safety at heart. It offers a number of suggestions designed to help everybody to reduce the problem.
Colchester Borough Council has issued Version 21 of their Community Response Pack. Changes include:
- Coronavirus restrictions what you can and cannot do now,
- Meeting friends and family,
- International travel advice,
- Test to release for international travel,
- NHS COVID vaccination status using the NHS app,
- Businesses— whose open and whose still closed,
- CBC Service updates,
- Support for students,
- Coronavirus and faith,
- Clinically extremely vulnerable people.