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13
May
2016

Reporting Potholes and other Highways Issues

Essex County Council is the responsible authority for many highways issues including:

·        Potholes

·        Street Lighting

·        Road Signs

·        Verges

·        Drainage

·        Public Rights of Way (footpaths)

·        Overgrown vegetation

 

Residents are able to report any problems directly to Essex County Council by visiting their website (link below)  to give details of the issue.  There is also a map showing which problems have already been reported. 

 

Any emergencies or follow up calls should be reported by telephone on 0345 603 7631.  

24
July
2017

Chelmsford City Growth Package Transport Public Consultation

 Please see information below from Essex County Council:  

 What’s the problem?

Chelmsford is growing and developing into a place where people want to live, work, shop, and spend time. With this growth, there is an increase in demand for travel on our already busy road network.

At the moment, the road network has only 4% space left at peak times.

If we don’t do something to reduce the pressure on the existing road network, the problem is going to get worse 

  • More frequent traffic jams
  • A negative effect on the city’s economy
  • A negative effect on air quality  

There is not the available space in the city centre to increase capacity on the existing roads, or build new roads. This would also not solve the issue as it would further encourage extra car journeys and quickly use up the new space.

What’s the solution?

We need a strategic approach to help solve the issues that are currently in existence on Chelmsford’s transport network. Looking to the future, we need to progress in a way that ensures that what we have in Chelmsford can be used and enjoyed for generations to come.

Investing in sustainable transport methods is therefore a key part of the solution.

We also need to challenge the way people think about travelling to, from and within Chelmsford.

We need to make alternatives to the car attractive enough to persuade people to alter their habits.

The consultation

We want to know what you think, which is why we are going to consult on the proposals. The consultation period will be launched on 17th July and will run for six weeks, closing on 28th August at 23:59. During the consultation period, we will be holding a series of information events which anyone can attend to find out more about the proposals.

Please click the link below to view the proposals, give your views and see dates of the public information sessions.  

12
July
2017

Planning Update

Please see attached for the most recent Planning Update.  Links are provided below to view  Chelmsford City Council Planning Applications and the Planning Inspectorate.  

30
June
2017

Danbury Neighbourhood Plan - Questionnaire now available

The Danbury Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire will be delivered to all residents with the Danbury Times in July.  Please complete and return the form or fill it out online by visiting www.danburyneighbourhoodplan.com  so that your views and opinions can be taken into account by the Steering Group.   

Forms are also available from the Parish Office (open Mon- Fri 9.15am to 1pm) or from the Sports & Social Centre

More information can be found by visiting the website or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

 

 

 

29
June
2017

Elm Green Lane & Butts Lane Temporary Road Closures

ECC Public Notice of Temporary Road Closures at Runsell Lane & Hyde Lane

 

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1)

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Butts Lane, Danbury CP

Please click on the following link https://roadworks.org?tm=164225 to find details of the intended closure of Butts Lane, due to commence on 10th August 2017 for 9 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while UK Power Networks undertakes new terminal poles.

 

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Elm Green Lane, Danbury 

Please click on the following link https://roadworks.org?tm=165003 to find details of the intended closure of Elm Green Lane, due to commence on 31st August 2017 for 7 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while UK Power Networks undertakes new supply scheme.

 

06
June
2017

Pedestrian Crossing outside Medical Centre

The Parish Office had been made aware that the crossing was due to be installed by Essex County Council Highways during the May half term.  Unfortunately, this has now been delayed again due to a licence not being obtained.  The Parish Council is very disappointed that this work has been delayed yet again and is working with County Cllr Spence to ensure that the crossing is installed as soon as possible.  It is now likely to be carried out during the summer holidays (22nd July to 31st July).

Up to date information about this, and all other roadworks in the local area, can be found by viewing the website below.  

Categories: News

02
June
2017

Help Save Our Trees

Please see attached document about helping trees in the parish.  The websites below contain general information on monitoring and protecting trees.  

Categories: News

04
May
2017

Annual Parish Meeting 24th April 2017 - Summary

The Annual Parish Meeting was held on on 24th April 2017 and was well attended by residents and local organisations.  The Danbury Neighbourhood Plan was launched during the evening.   Please see attached for an overview of the evening.   

Categories: News

29
March
2017

ECC Public Notice of Temporary Road Closures

ECC Public Notice of Temporary Road Closures at Runsell Lane & Hyde Lane

Please see attached public notice regarding temporary closures within Essex.    

15
March
2017

Parish Council Comments Planning Application 17/00089/OUT

Parish Council Comments Planning Application 17/00089/OUT

Please see attached comments sent from the Parish Council regarding this planning application which was discussed at an Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting on 14th March 2017.  

26
January
2017

Parish Councillor Vacancies

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A SAY ABOUT LOCAL ISSUES AND BE INVOLVED IN MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT DANBURY?

The Parish Council has vacancies for Parish Councillors.

Could I be a Parish Councillor?

As a councillor you can become a voice for your community and affect real change. Parish Councillors are the most local part of our demographic system and are closest to the public.  Parish Councils have a large range of powers and activities.  We are involved in planning consultations, environmental and highways issues, facilities provided by the Parish Council (e.g. Dawson Memorial Field including the football pitches, children's play area etc.), allotments and other local issues.  

How much time does it take up?

Danbury Parish Council meets every 2 months for a full council meeting and Councillors are also required to sit on at least one of the committees (Facilities, Environment and Planning) which meet at various frequencies.  Councillors require some time to read Agendas and other paperwork and may also attend training courses.  Being a parish councillor is an enjoyable way of contributing to your community and helping to make it a better place to live.  

Am I qualified?

Most people are.  However, there are a few rules.  You have to be:

  • a British Citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and
  • 18 years or older on the day you become nominated for election

You cannot stand for election if you:

  • are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order
  • have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the UK of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a preiod of over 3 months without the option of a fine
  • work for the council you want to become a councillor for.  

What do Parish Councillors do?

Councillors have three main areas of work:  

  1. Decision-making - through attending meetings and committees with other elected members, councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.  
  2. Monitoring - councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.  
  3. Getting involved locally - as local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. This often depends on what the councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available.  

Please contact the Parish Clerk, Margaret Saunders on 225111 for more information or email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

23
January
2017

Planning Update - Potential Developments in Danbury

Please see attached update regarding planning applications and potential large developments in Danbury that have been notified to the Parish Council.  There is also a document outlining the planning process.  

Below is a link to a website with information on how planning decisions are made and material planning considerations.  There is also a link to Chelmsford City Councils Planning page which has a large amount of information on planning matters within the district including current policy documents.  

20
January
2017

Planning Update 16/01810/OUT Gladman Developments

Chelmsford City Council have refused the planning application at Runsell Green and a copy of the decision notice can be found on the attached document.  For more information and to view all the documents, please click the link below to Chelmsford City Councils website and search using the reference number 16/01810/OUT.   

19
December
2016

Bus Passsenger News: Changes to local bus services

Please see attached Bus Passenger News which provides information on forthcoming changes to local bus services in Essex.  

19
December
2016

Fortnightly Black Bin Collections

Please see attached public notice regarding fortnightly black bin collections from 31st January.   

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