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LINDA'S RETIREMENT
GRANTS TO ORGANISATIONS
ANNUAL MEETING 2013
ORCHARDS PARTY 2012
LOCAL PLAN DISPLAY
NEW HOUSES FOR ST OSYTH
COUNCIL TOUR THE VILLAGE
JUBILEE BEACON LIT UP
JUBILEE STREET PARTY
COWLEY PARK AWARD
GRANT TO ST OSYTH
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MARTINS FARM CLEAN-UP
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WIND FARM DEBATE
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T.D.C. CHAIR J. WHITE
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LAND FOR ST. OSYTH
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THE CLERK'S SUCCESS
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PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL TOUR AROUND THE VILLAGE
To inspect where work has been done or is now required.


Members of the Parish Council able to take part in this year’s survey of the village. From the left: Councillor Leslie fuller, Sonia Grantham our Chairman, Colleen Peverell, John Kemp, Neil Williams our Clerk, Alan Rolfe and Michael Talbot.

Once every year the Parish Council tour areas of the Parish where work has recently been completed or is in hand. It uses this visit to inspect its own facilities and to appraise any work required, either that in the ‘Business Plan’, or work now needed outside of the present plan. It also uses the opportunity to see for itself other developments in St Osyth and Point Clear of interest to our community.
The visit this year took place on 18th August beginning at 9.15 a.m. which luckily for us was a bright sunny day. A Community Transport vehicle was hired for the morning’s tour.

The text on these pages incorporate words directly copied from the Clerks report to be made to the Parish Council on 20th September..


The first visit on the tour was to our Parish Cemetery. This view from the main pathway.

The floor of the Chapel was exposed by rolling back the hessian cover. It was felt that effort should be made to restore the original tile floor, rather than just cover it. This Chapel is seldom used for funerals, because residents seem not to know of its existence

The group inspect the area of roof joining the small outbuilding to the main Chapel. The decision has already been made to re-roof this workshop building, but the present poor guttering is allowing damp and mould to penetrate the wall of the Chapel leaving an unsightly patch showing


Neil showing that if lifted the underside of the floor tiles have a good surface.

Clay Lane Cemetery
Councillors pleased with the overall appearance of the cemetery.
Leaves and vegetation to be removed from around the buildings.
Plans to improve the interior of the Chapel for use during funerals.[Cemetery Committee]
General maintenance required - Clerk to oversee.
Work to renew roof to commence on 28th August.


Chisbon Heath Councillors had mixed views with regard to the wind turbines, but all were surprised at the size of the turbines, agreeing that it could have an effect on the price of properties in the area. Pot holes on Heath Road have been reported - Clerk to monitor Essex County Highways response

Priory Meadow Clerk to investigate possibility of painting the play equipment. Wood to be removed from path and the path to be sprayed. Top soil and turf to be placed on slope. Clerk to research the cost of installing picnic benches around the grassed areas.

Colleen looking at the graffiti covered ‘Multi Goal’ posts. Neil noted weeds at side of Park Road properties need removing.

Did you know that the Parish have owned and managed the Priory Meadow Open Space since February 2002

Our Chairman at the door of our new ‘Composting Toilet’, for the use of our allotment holders

Members expressed surprise at the quality of the fittings and the roominess of the unit. The composting system was explained


Inside the toilet showing all the facilities
available, some of which one would only
normally see in a bathroom.

The Allotments Councillors were all impressed with the Composting Toilet.
The toilet to be painted with weather proof paint.
No entry sign to be erected at the exit to the allotments. [Clerk to liaise with ECH]


The appraisal party leaving the car park area. The new toilet is situated to the left of this picture, behind the members leaving the allotments heading for the exit.

Having a look round the Skate Park on Cowley Park

The bold sign that many say they have never seen?


Leslie says the job of a Councillor is an up and down existence.

Michael having a break from taking these photographs of the Parish tour

Cowley Park is a valued Parish facility, with a continuing policy of upgrading the play area for the young and additional provision for the youth of our Parish
Cowley Park
Roundabout repairs pending.
The skate park was looked at and the new additions discussed. It was noted that a sign had been removed by force.[Clerk to ascertain the subject of the missing sign]
The aerial runway was viewed, and although still to be completed Councillors were of the opinion that it was a good addition to the area.
The issue of litter was discussed, with the Chairman requesting additional emptying during school holidays.


Pre-School Playgroup Councillors were given a tour of the facility by Karen Smith. All those present were impressed with the location, the building and the necessary adaptations in hand.

Members inspecting the refurbished Car Pak by the Harbour now with a good line of edge posts in place

The sign covering the use of the Car Park. It does say in the bottom line. “No parking for Trailers or Overnight Camping”

Neil our Clerk, at the entrance to the Point Clear Playground making notes of members comments

This giant mushroom, being put in place, is in fact the attractive cover to a waste bin for young children

The Group inspecting the multi use unit that has recently been repainted. The safety matting needs attention

Dumont Playground
The general improvement in the area for the children was commented on.
The ‘Activity Tower’ repairs pending.
Vegetation at entrance to be trimmed back.
Bramble/nettles to be cut back.


Telegraph pole and the wooden seat at Bar Corner were the victims of a vehicle collision during the early hours of Saturday 18th August It was lucky that nobody was sitting on the seat at 3 a.m. as it was completely destroyed. These two pictures show the violence of the accident and give one a guess at the likely speed of the colliding vehicles.

Picture taken from Colchester Road looking towards Bar Corner showing the telegraph pole laying on the roadside pathway before it was removed by the authority.

An Unconfirmed report said that a vehicle emerging from Clacton Road was hit by one coming from the direction of the beach, driving one of the cars across the road and into the bench and the telegraph pole destroying both.

Two other areas inspected where there are no photographs to accompany the text are:
War Memorial
It was agreed that it was well kept and a credit to the village.
Length of current maintenance sessions to be reviewed. [Clerk to liaise with Andrew Taylor]

St Osyth Brook / Daltes Lane (Cricket Bat Plantation)
The Chairman gave an overview of the area.
Councillors agreed that it would be fitting for the Parish Council to assume ownership of the brook.

M.J.T.
8/9/12


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