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Great Burstead & South Green Village Council Privacy Statement
A copy of the Great Burstead & South Green Village Council Privacy Statement is available to view here.  


 Village Council News

Village Council Meetings:

The next Village Council Meeting will be held as a virtual meeting, on Tuesday 3 November 2020 at 7:00 pm

Please click here for the November Agenda: November Agenda

Details can be provided by the Clerk to join Village Council meetings via Zoom - the video conferencing service. 

The Minutes of the September Village Council Meeting are available here.




Council Finances 2019-20:


Internal Audit Report 2019 - 20 

Annual Governance Statement 2019-20 - Section 1

Annual Governance Statement 2019-20 - Section 2




The Summer edition of The Village Voice is now available to view online,
please click on the image below to view the newsletter. 


Unfortunately, it has not been possible to deliver a printed version of The Village Voice
for this edition due to the Coronavirus pandemic,
however a printed version will be available to view on the two Village notice boards.  





 Commemorating 75 years since Victory In Europe Day


Sadly, due to the Coronavirus outbreak many of the planned VE events have had to be cancelled, however there are still ways this momentous day can be celebrated. 
Visit the Royal British Legion website for more information:


Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

For the latest information and advice on the Coronavirus pandemic please visit:

Advice and resources for support can also be found on the Basildon Borough Council website:

    Please take note of the information in the poster above.
Call Essex Police on 101 to report any suspicious activity related to this. 

Village Council Meetings - On Hold

The last Village Council meeting took place on
Wednesday 4 March 2020. 
The Village Council meeting due to take place on Wednesday 1 April 2020 was postponed due to government guidelines to cease all gatherings to help stop the spread of Coronavirus - COVID-19.
Meetings in person are on hold until further notice.

Annual Village Council Fun Day 2020


The Village Council has taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Fun Day due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The event was scheduled for the 30 August 2020.

We believe all those who were due to be involved with the event on the day have now been contact, however if you are normally involved and have any queries please contact the Village Council Clerk Mel Linwood: or Cllr Suzy Crowe:


  Community Special Constables -
Your Community Needs You!

There are currently two vacancies for Community Special Constables to serve Great Burstead & South Green in assisting with keeping our parish safe. If you think that this is something you would be interested in, please click here for more information and to complete an application form. 



Notice of Conclusion of Audit

The Village Council's external Auditors have completed the Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) for this year, ended 31 March 2019.  The following documents are published for your information and in line with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

1) The audit of accounts for Great Burstead & South Green Village Council for the year ended 31 March 2019 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

2) The Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Great Burstead & South Green Village Council on application to:

a) Mrs M Linwood, Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
Great Burstead & South Green Village Council
P O Box 12648
Essex CM12 2FB

b) 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday - Wednesday

3) Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £5.00 (c) for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR)

Announcement made by: (d) M Linwood, Clerk & RFO

Date of announcement: (e) Wednesday 11th September 2019


This notice and Sections 1, 2 & 3 of the AGAR must be published by 30 September. This must include publication on the smaller authority’s website.

(a) Insert the name, position and address of the person to whom local government electors should apply to inspect the AGAR.

(b) Insert the hours during which inspection rights may be exercised.

(c) Insert a reasonable sum for copying costs.

(d) Insert the name and position of person placing the notice.

(e) Insert the date of placing the notice


 Further documents can be found on our Council Finances page. 



   Reporting of overgrown trees/bushes/vegetation

Residents are reminded that they should report any concerns with regards to overgrown tress or bushes (or indeed any other Highways concerns) to Essex County Council in the first instance.  Using the link on the ECC website (shown above) and going to "tell us about something", residents are able to see if the concerns / issues have already been reported and what other local issues have been reported.  A report number will be issued once you have submitted your request, enabling you to track your request.  

Essex Highways will assess and prioritise requests accordingly. 


Village Council Meetings 

The Village Council last met on Wednesday 4 March 2020 for its monthly meeting. The Minutes from the meeting on 5 February 2020 were agreed and signed by the Village Council Chair, Cllr. Marie Dear.

The monthly meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month and are held in the Committee Room of South Green Memorial Hall, starting promptly at 7.30 p.m. A copy of the agenda will be available for you to view three working days (including Saturdays) prior to the meeting. 

All Village Council Meetings are currently on hold due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.


The 2019 Annual Parish Meeting took place on Wednesday 3 July 2019 in the hall at South Green Memorial Hall.  The Village Councillors were pleased to see local residents in attendance and it was a very informative meeting, including an interesting presentation from Sue McCaffery on the Billericay Food Bank.  The Chair's Annual Report is published for your information.  The minutes will be available in due course, once they have been agreed at the September meeting.


Dates of future Monthly Village Council Meetings for 2020

4 March, 1 April, 6 May, 3 June, 1 July, 2 September, 7 October, 
4 November, 2 December




Many residents will have seen in the Spring edition of the Village Voice, and also from the monthly Village Council meetings, that the appropriate licence has been granted from Essex County Council to proceed with the installation of CCTV by the shops at South Green.  The Village Council is currently in the process of finalising agreements with other parties to ensure it meets legal formalities and hoping to progress in the not to distant future. 

It has been a complex process, but the Village Council is looking forward to the installation and the extra security for residents that CCTV will provide, which will cover the area of the shops and surroundings.  The cameras will be blocked from viewing private residences and the police will have access to the system, should it be required. 


Essex Police - Community Policing Team


Many of you may have seen that officers are conducting more visible patrols around Billericay. More details on the Town Centre Teams, as well as details on how to become a Special PC (Great Burstead and South Green still have two vacancies!), and other useful information from Essex Police can be found on the Essex Police website

Dates for your diary...

Village Council Meetings:
4th March, 1st April, 6th May, 3rd June, 1st July, 2nd September, 7 October,
4 November, 2 December

Village Council Family Fun Day:

30 August 2020