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Annual Village Council Fun Day!!
The annual Village Fun Day is fast approaching and due to take place on Sunday 25 August on The Green at South Green.  Admission is free and all residents are welcome to attend for a fun-filled day as well as to get to meet your Village Councillors. 

Attractions this year include: Bouncy castles, face painting, character appearances, various stalls and lots of free childrens' entertainment.  Tea and Cake will also be provided by the W.I. 

For more details please take a look at the poster - We look forward to meeting you all there!


 Essex Police - Community Policing Team

 Many of you may have seen that officers are conducting more visible patrols around Billericay.  For 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, please click on the following link.


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 below) 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.


Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return for Accounts for this  year ended 31 March 2019.

The Village Council's Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) for this year, ended 31 March 2019, is underway.  This has been sent to the Internal Auditor for review and will shortly be sent to the External Auditor for further verification.  As requested by law, and for your information, the above public notice is published.  


Welcome to the newly appointed Village Councillors!

The Village Council are pleased to announce and introduce its two new Members.  Lesley Cowles and Linda Thomas were co-opted at the last monthly meeting on 1 May, bringing the Village Council to its full compliment of eight Members.  Their photos will shortly be added to the website, along with a brief overview from each of them outlining what they hope to bring to the Village Council.   




Village Council Meetings 

The Village Council last met on Wednesday 5 June for its monthly meeting. The Minutes from the meeting on 3 July 2019 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 2 October 2019, a copy of the Agenda will be made available for your information.       

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 2019

2 October, 6 November & 4 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. 


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...

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