Bures Hamlet Parish Council - About us
As well as being members of Bures Hamlet Parish Council, the members serve on the Joint Cemetery Authority which maintains the cemetery, the Joint Sportsground Committee and the Community Centre Committee.
The Parish Council partly maintains the parish footpath cleansing via a grant from the District Council. It also pays for the upkeep of the parish owned street lamps.
The Parish Council is in partnership with Essex County Council under the Parish Paths Partnership Scheme for overseeing the maintenance of all parish footpaths, bridleways and rights of ways.
The Parish Council has the right of representation on planning matters, which included all planning applications and strategic plan proposals.
Meetings are normally held on a Monday, bimonthly in the Community Centre commencing at 7.30pm. The meeting notices are posted on the noticeboard at the end of Station Hill, adjacent to the Swan Public House.
Meetings are open to the public - anyone is welcome to attend and to raise questions during question time at the beginning of the meeting.
Members of the public are welcome to write to ask that a particular matter be placed on the agenda. Such requests must reach the Clerk two weeks before the meeting.
The Council will either accept the request or explain in writing why it is not appropriate to do so.
The Annual Parish Meeting is normally held in March.
At the Annual Parish Meeting it is your opportunity to raise matters appropriate to the Parish Council in an open forum.
List of Committee Members & Representatives
Tel: 01787 227598 Email: welchm18()yahoo.com (Sports Ground Committee member)
Mr Martin Randall, 8 Parsonage Grove, Bures CO8 5BU Tel: 01787 227018
Email: martin.n.randall()btinternet.com (Sports Ground Committee member)
Mr Duncan Kennett, 7 Parsonage Grove, Bures. CO8 5BU (Cemetery Authority member)
Mr Mark Whiter, 9 The Paddocks, Bures CO8 5DF (Cemetery Authority member) Tel: 01787 227630 Email: mark ( ) whiter-family-net
Mr Richard Butler, Secretaries, 2 Water Lane, Bures CO8 5DE (Sports Ground Committee member) Tel: 01787 227369 Email: richard ( ) secretaries.co.uk
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Other Committee Members & Representatives
PARISH RIGHTS OF WAY RANGER
Mrs Jan Aries, 6 Nayland Road, Bures CO8 5ND
Tel: 01787 228463 email: jan.aries()btinternet.com
PARISH TRANSPORT & TRAFFIC REPRESENTATIVES
CEMETERY AUTHORITY CLERK:
SPORTSGROUND COMMITTEE CLERK:
District and Council Information
Braintree District Council - Tel 01376 552525
Braintree Web site. Essex County Council - Tel 01245 240000
Chelmsford Web Site.
www.essexconnects.org.uk :- Online community directory for Essex
District and County Council Representatives
Cllr Wendy Scattergood Tel: 01787 267800
Cllr. David Finch (Essex County Council)
Council Meeting Dates
Bures Hamlet Parish Council Meetings:
Sports Ground Committee meetings:
Dates for 2018: 12th March, 11th June and 10th September
|Parish Councillors Register of Interests
**Parish Plan Survey can be found by going into the Parish Council Minutes link