The Annual Parish Assembly was held on 16 May 2023. The Chair of the Council gave his report on the Council’s activities during the last year and can be read here:
The Solitary Soldier silhouette has now been placed permanently on the traffic island at Mill Lane. A replacement ‘Lest We Forget’ sign has been installed. Some Poppy stakes alongside the traditional wreath were installed for Remembrance Sunday. These have now been removed for safe keeping but will be put out again next year.
Playing Field and Village Green
PATH FROM THE CAR PARK TO THE VILLAGE HALL – The Parish Council has agreed to liaise with the Church Council to investigate the possibility of a new, lit footpath from the car park to the village hall. The aim is to to be able to enhance the usage of the village hall. Quotes for the work have been requested and funding is being reviewed.
Speeding in the Village
The annual summary of the Trucam reports in the village showed a total of 13 captures over the year 2022/23 all of whom were sent on speed awareness courses.
A new co-ordinator for the Community Speedwatch sessions is needed. If no-one comes forward the sessions will cease.
The Parish Council is looking into the purchase a mobile speed device for the village. Sources of funding are being investigated. A survey has being undertaken to gauge the opinion of residents on getting a speed device and which showed overwhelming support. Costings have been obtained from a number of suppliers and grant funding is now been sought.
Highways and Footpaths
DAMAGED ROADS / SIGNS – A meeting has been held with Priti Patel MP to discuss our request for repair to the traffic island outside the village hall and the wider impact of large HGV on the roads and infrastructure in and around the village.
TRANSPORT STRATEGY – Essex Highways has launched a strategy for the further of transport in the Maldon District. More information can be found here