Parish Update


 

Parish Council Consults on 3Yr Plan

Kelvedon Hatch Parish Council wants to hear from villagers about ideas and suggestions they believe will help to build a community in which we can all share pride and be more aware of our responsibilities to this and future generations...
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Kelvedon Hatch's war memorial awarded Listed Building status

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Dangerous Parking of Vehicles

Vehicles are regularly parked within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction at a number of locations in the village, contrary to the Highway Code. The Police have taken action where they believe this constitutes a danger to other road users. The Parish Council has identified Glovers Field, Mill Lane, and Church Road as locations where this inconsiderate and potentially dangerous behaviour is frequent.

There is a specific problem of parking on pavements so as to make it impossible for users of mobility vehicles or push-chairs to pass, often forcing them into the road.

A Private Member's Bill would have extended the ban on parking on pavements in London to the rest of England. It was withdrawn after the Government promised a round table discussion with interested parties including its principal supports, the Local Government Association and the Guide Dogs Association.

The Parish Council has written to the Transport Minister, Andrew Jones MP, to draw attention to the difficulties of securing for Traffic Regulation Orders to ban pavement parking in a number of residential side roads in the village.

In the meantime, please consider the needs of people with pushchairs, mobility scooters and assistance dogs, and do not park so that they are forced into the road by your failure to appreciate their difficulties.

898 Service

At the February Parish Council meeting, it was announced that Brentwood Community Transport intended to continue the 898 service after April on a three month trial. The service will terminate at Brentwood Community Hospital but is being re-routed to serve the Deal Tree Surgery.

Please consider using the buses as an alternative to your car. It is more environmentally responsible and plays a part in making sure the service continues to operate for others who need it.

Litter

The Parish Council spends £6,000 a year on clearing litter around the village. This is in addition to the clearance regularly conducted by Brentwood Borough Council, for which we all pay in our council tax. Please ensure that you and your family do not drop litter, use the provided bins, and keep the village tidy.

Swan Pond

The Swan Pond is one of the village's strongest assets. The Parish Council maintains the pond with an improved habitat for wildlife a priority. Please do not feed the resident ducks with white bread which is harmful to their health and to the environment. The Parish Council has arranged with Alans DIY for duck food to be available in small quantities so that children can continue to feed ducks on the Swan Pond without harming them or the wildlife we are trying to encourage. Also do not release captive Goldfish or other pets into the pond. This is illegal and damaging to the pond's ecosystem.

A licence is required to fish in the pond. Visit www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/when-you-need-a-licence