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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.  

illage Council News 

Planning Appeal Notice -  Barleylands Farm 

The Village Council has received a planning appeal in relation to Barleylands Farm and the proposed erection of 100 place childcare nursery, provision of enclosed outdoor play space, and associated infrastructure and landscaping.. A copy of the appeal notification letter is available for you to view here.

Should you wish to make comments, or withdraw / modify your earlier comments in any way, you can do so online at .

If you do not have access to the internet, you should write to The Planning Inspectorate, 3F Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol. BS1 6PN.

All representations must be received by no later than 11 April 2019, quoting the appeal reference number APP/V1505/W/18/3218852. Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned.

The planning appeal was discussed at the Village Council meeting on  3 April 2019, where Members objected on the grounds of over-development of a green-belt site and the continued concerns regarding the implication to the highways regarding vehicular access and movement around the area, which is already congested. 

Village Council Meetings 

The Village Council last met on Wednesday 3 April for its monthly meeting. The Minutes from the meeting on 6 March 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.

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 1 May 2019, a copy of the agenda will be made available for your information.    

Dates of future Monthly Village Council Meetings for 2019

1 May, 5 June, 3 July, 4 September, 2 October, 6 November & 4 December.

The Village Council held its last Annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday 4 July 2018, where the Minutes from last year's meeting were agreed and signed by the Chair, Cllr. Marie Dear. The 2019 Annual Parish Meeting will take place on 3 July at 7pm in the hall at South Green Memorial Hall.


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. 


Councillor Vacancies

The Village Council currently has two Councillor vacancies. If you are interested in becoming more involved with serving the local community and having the opportunity to make a difference, please see the following link for more details and how you can apply Notice of Co-Option Two Vacancies.

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 see the advert for more information or visit: 

Dates for your diary...

The next Litter Pick is planned to take place next summer, on Saturday 1st June 2019. More details will follow nearer the date. 

Dates of the Village Council monthly meetings for 2019 are listed above. 

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 3 July 2019 in the hall of the South Green Memorial Hall. 

Back by popular demand, the date for next year's Village Fun Day has been agreed for Sunday 25 August! More details will follow as the year progresses.