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SPECIAL NOTICE

- November Parish Meeting is cancelled

Welcome to Roxwell Parish Council

Whether you are a resident of Roxwell, or looking for a quiet rural location to live, which is in easy reach of Chelmsford, or maybe you are just be looking to visit the area.

It is hoped that you find something of interest within the items listed.

Roxwell Parish Council consists of nine members. The elections for Parish Councillors take place every four years, the next to be held will be in 2023.

The Parish Council is a corporate body with a legal existence of its own, quite separate from that of its members. The decisions of the Council are the responsibility of the whole body.

Parish Councils are granted powers by Parliament including the important authority to raise money through taxation (The Precept), and a range of powers to spend public money.

The Council is an elected tier of local government, although as already highlighted many of the last elections have been uncontested at the polls.

Other tiers, Essex County Council and Chelmsford City Council, have a legal duty to deliver services such as Education, town and country planning, environmental health, and social services. Parish Councils have the legal power to take action, but they have fewer duties and greater freedom to choose what action to take. They can play a vital role in representing and providing for the interests of the community they serve.

Further more Parish Councils can influence other decision makers, and can in many cases deliver services to meet local needs.

The Parish Council meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the following months.

January -March (Annual Parish Meeting) - May (Annual General Meeting) -July -September – November.

The meetings take place in The Reading Room, starting at 7.30pm, unless otherwise advertised.

Each meeting starts with a democratic 15 minutes session, at which parishioners may speak on any matters of interest, or concern.

In between meetings any parishioner who may need advice on an issue, or make the Council aware, should in the first instance contact the clerk. We cannot always guarantee to have the answers to a query or problem, which may be beyond our control. If this is the case, the matter would be referred to the relevant authority, who would be best to deal with it.

The Parish Council provides two play area’s – The Toddlers Play Area, which is for the younger generation, on this site it is recommended that all children are accompanied by an adult. The Recreation Field, has a football pitch and cricket square, with a pavilion which offers changing and shower facilities. For the older children there is a large play area, and basketball. In 2018 the recreation Field was voted the best in Essex for villages with a population of under 2500, in the competition organised by the Essex playing Fields Association.

 

The best time to contact the Council’s clerk is during the evenings.

Chris Pavitt

Chairman

 

3 November, 2020

 

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