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About Your Parish Council

Meetings

The Parish Council meets at 7.30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month in the Pavilion, Howe Green Road. Please come along, members of the public are warmly welcomed. A period of 15 minutes (commencing at 7.15 p.m.) is set aside before each meeting for you to come and talk to Councillors about any matter affecting the parish.

Allotments

The Parish Council provides 11 allotments in Chelmsford Road, each approximately 20 feet by 70 feet. The current rental is £35.00 per plot per year.

Consultation

The Parish Council responds to numerous consultation documents on your behalf. Topics covered include: Education; the environment; health; housing; local government reform; planning and conservation; housing; sport and leisure, and transport.
Finance: The Parish Council calculates its budget requirement for the forthcoming financial year at its January meeting and a precept is issued to the District Council for the sum required. If you have a project in mind, which would benefit the parish and which may qualify for a grant please let the clerk know by the 31st December.

Grants

The Parish Council frequently makes grants to other local organisations. Purleigh Village Hall Committee, All Saints Church, and Purleigh Croquet Club have all received grants in this way. In addition, the Parish Council currently subsidises the cost of swimming lessons at Purleigh Community Primary School for the children of Purleigh parishioners, and reimburses POPHA the cost of its annual subscription to Viking Community Transport.

Grass cutting

The Parish Council is responsible for cutting the grass on the playing field and at various other locations in the parish. Please see our notice boards for further details. The Parish Council also owns and maintains the War Memorial and its garden, the Common at Farther Howe Green and Rigby’s Path.

Pavilion and Playing Field

The Parish Council owns and manages the pavilion and playing field, including the Children’s Play Area, for the benefit of parishioners. These areas are treated as community assets which the Parish Council strives to maintain to the highest standard.

Planning

The Parish Council comments on and makes a recommendation to Maldon District Council on every Purleigh planning application. Maldon District Council is the Planning Authority however, and it alone has the power to determine whether an application is granted or refused. Purleigh Parish Council was elected to represent you, so please come and meet your Councillors and let them know your views.

Jane Potter, Clerk to the Council.