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Please come along to the next Village Council meeting of the Village Council on Wednesday 4th November 2015
commencing @ 7.30 p.m.
South Green Memorial Hall
Report on the Village Council Fun Day held on Sunday 30th August 2015.
Click on the link above to see photos of residents having a good time.
FANTASTIC VILLAGE COUNCIL FUN DAY 2015
Sunday 30th August saw village residents come together for the annual Village Council Fun Day. The music of Scottish Pipers, the Tilbury Brass Band and a Zumba display set the scene for the fun. For the first time a dog show was held on the green. Local dog owners paraded their pets who won prizes such as the Best Rescue Dog. Children were delighted with the Punch and Judy Show, face painting, and bouncy castles. Hooka duck, coconut shy and hoopla stalls provided more fun. A Village Crier, announced attractions while a pirate handed out sweets to the hildren. A model railway was on display in the Memorial Hall. Local retail and information stalls and the Lions book stall were a welcome part of of the day. The Baptist Church provided cream tea tokens for refreshments at Fresh and Tasty Bakery. Finally a free prize draw was drawn with prizes provided by John Baron MP, Tea for Two at the House of Commons, and vouchers from ous local retailers: Belchers Butchers, Ben Curtis Greengrocer, Tops Hair Fashions and the Cod Father Fish & Chips. At the request of residents Village councillors are already busy planning next year's Fun Day.
2ND LITTER PICK OF 2015
SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER
Despite a lower than normal turnout of the public, due to a
foggy, damp morning, a respectable 6 or 7 black sacks were collected. Cllrs,
Cottle, J and J Dear and Willingham attended preparing the equipment and
collecting rubbish. As the fog was quite
bad it was decided to end the litter pick at 11.00am. James Hendry had arranged for the black sacks
to be collected and they were at 12.30pm from South Green Recycling Point. James has been thanked. Subsequent litter pick
dates will be discussed at January 2016 meeting.
Formal Response from Gt. Burstead & South Green Village Council to the Basildon Borough Council Core Strategy Consultation process.
Following the holding response that was submitted following the February meeting of the Village Council please find below the official formal response from the Village Council having considered the Core Strategy further at their meeting held on 5th March 2014.
Great Burstead and South Green Village Council objects to development on green belt land. The Village Council strongly believes the parish of Great Burstead and South Green should remain a distinct area. The Village Council believes that urban sprawl should be resisted. Furthermore, the Village Council believes that the infrastructure: roads, health, education, sewerage systems, and surface water drainage systems are not sufficient for further development. At present roads within the parish are gridlocked at certain times of the day and flooding is a concern affecting roads within the parish. Any further development will exacerbate the existing infrastructure issues.
In addition to the above mentioned factors the Great Burstead and South Green Village Council particularly objects to the following sites:
PADC13 (land in the parish of Great Burstead and South Green Village Council)
SHLAA SS0198 - thatched cottage and land to the rear of thatched cottage, Southend Road.
SHLAA SS0307 Southend Farm, Southend Road, South Green, Billericay.
These proposed developments will exacerbate the lack of infrastructure mentioned above.
SHLAA SS0524 Snails Hall, Greens Farm Lane, Billericay
Although this land is in the Billericay Town Council Parish, the roads surrounding Snails Hall Farm, are in Great Burstead and South Green parish. Snails Hall is on the boundary of Great Burstead and South Green Village parish where Greens Farm Lane and Outwood Common Road meet. This is a junction that gets gridlocked, where there have been several accidents and often becomes flooded. Outwood Common Road is little more than a country lane and Greens Farm Lane is already a heavily used road. Any further development will result in more gridlock and flooding.
Particular concern was also expressed about preserving and protecting such areas as Norsey Wood and the Mill Meadows in perpetuity for future generations and recognising and nurturing the cultural and spiritual benefits that such opens spaces can provide for the local community. In order to achieve this consideration needs to be given to the inclusion of schemes that not only promote and recognise the beauty of wildlife, flora, fauna and green spaces but also guarantees their continued protection from the threat of future development.