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Village Council News

Great Burstead and South Green Village Council Installs New Village Sign in Great Burstead

On 13th May 2018 Village Councillors and residents gathered for the unveiling event of the new village sign.

Councillors and Residents around the new sign

The sign is set in the most historic part of the village, a few yards from the Grade 1 listed building of St Mary Magdalene. The area has a long tradition of being a farming community, even now it is surrounded by fields, much of them used for agriculture. In the early 1600s Christopher Martin was Church Warden of St Mary Magdalene, he disagreed with the Church authorities and joined the pilgrims. In 1620 with his wife and stepson he set sail as Passenger Governor on the Mayflower landing at Cape Cod America. These historic facts were pulled together in the sign. The Chairman, Cllr Marie Dear, was delighted to invite Mr Bert Cottle, who created the initial drawings for the sign while he was a Village Councillor, to unveil the sign.

Great Burstead and South Green Village Council acknowledges with thanks the assistance of Essex County Council in siting the sign and granting a licence, Basildon Borough Council for permissions and for storing the sign, Alpha Signs for the high quality of its manufacture, the contractors for its installation and Village Councillors for their work on the sign over the years.

The sign is designed to be a focal point in the community of Great Burstead.

New Co-opted Village Councillor  

At the May meeting, and following her successful application, it was agreed that Mrs Suzy Crowe would be co-opted as a councillor to the Great Burstead & South Green Village Council.  Cllr. Crowe has lived in the parish with her family for over five years and is involved with a number of voluntary groups and projects benefiting the local community.

If any other local residents are interested in becoming a councillor, there are two other vacancies, see below for information.   

 Councillor Vacancies

The Village Council currently has two Councillor vacancies.  Please see the following link for more details and how you can register your interest in joining the Council & serving your local community 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:    

Public Notices

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return for Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018.

Village Council Meetings 

The Village Council will be holding its Annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at 7pm at the South Green Memorial Hall.  All local residents are invited and welcome to come along and contribute or bring any matters to the attention of the Village Councillors for consideration.  A copy of the Agenda for this meeting is available to view.

Please come along to the meeting of the Village Council, which follows the Annual Parish Meeting, on Wednesday 4 July 2018 (agenda to follow), commencing at 7.30 pm at South Green Memorial Hall.  


Dates for your diary...

The date for the next Village Fun Day has been set for Sunday 26 August 2018 from 12:30 - 4:30 pm.  Many of the stalls and attractions from last year will attend, with along with some new additions, and we are hoping that 2018 will be bigger and better than ever!

Further details and information can be found on the Fun Day poster, which you will see posted around the parish.  Admission is free and we are looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible! 


Following the success of the last village "Litter Pick" in April,  another one is planned to take place later in the year, on Saturday 22 September 2018.  Please see our Village Council Litter Working Party page.  


Borough Local Plan 

The following link provides the latest information that the Village Council has received about the local plan.  Further updates will be posted as soon as the Village Council is advised.