Notice of Casual Vacancy - West Ward -


PARISH COUNCIL OF



HEYBRIDGE


PUBLIC NOTICE




LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972



LOCAL ELECTIONS (PARISHES AND COMMUNITIES) RULES 1986




NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY – WEST WARD



There is a vacancy on the above parish council caused by the resignation of Councillor Sofia Bishop.                                    



An election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days from the date of this notice ten local government electors for the West Ward of the Parish make written requests to the Returning Officer, Maldon District Council, Princes Road, Maldon, Essex CM9 5DL, asking for such an election to be held.



The 14 days does not include Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday.



If an election is not requested, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.



Dated: 18 September 2017



Signed:  L Wiebe


                Parish Clerk



Address:


Plantation Hall


Colchester Road


Heybridge, Maldon, CM9 4AL



Parish Council Meeting - 21 September 2017 -

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Council Tax Support Consultation -

Have your say on the £3M cost of Council Tax Support

 

Maldon District Council is asking all residents to comment on a local scheme which helps low income households with the cost of their Council Tax. 

 

The Council Tax Support scheme costs £3 Million and provides help to around 4000 low income households in our District. Around 1800 of the households supported through the scheme are ‘working-age households’, who can currently receive up to 80% off their household Council Tax bill.

 

Each year we have had to carefully consider the cost of this scheme and the amount of support given. Government rules means that currently pensioners cannot be affected by reductions. Therefore, any changes to the Council Tax Support scheme would only affect working-age households. 

 

Maldon District Council needs your views on how the £3 Million Council Tax Support scheme should continue for 2018-19.

 

Cllr David Sismey, Chair of the Council’s Finance and Corporate Services Committee said: “It is vitally important that we hear from all residents with their views on our Council Tax Support scheme and how it is funded, not just those who are currently receiving support”. 

 

The public consultation runs for six weeks from Monday 18 September and is open to everyone in the District, including local support organisations. The scheme will be reviewed and agreed by a full Council meeting in December 2017.

 

More information about the scheme and a link to the online consultation (from Monday 18 September) can be found at: www.maldon.gov.uk/LCTS. Paper copies will be available at the Council Offices, Tourist Information Centres and libraries within the District.


Voter Registration Details -

Residents in the Maldon District are urged to look out for their voter registration details in the post

 

Residents living in the Maldon District are receiving a form asking them to check and update the information that appears on the electoral register.

 

Maldon District Council is asking residents in the District to look out for the form in the post and to make sure that they respond as soon as possible.

 

Register Canvass Assistants jobs available

 

The Council is also seeking to recruit a number of Register Canvass Assistants to who will go door to door to encourage the completion and return of Household Enquiry Forms (HEF) and Invitations to Register (ITR) forms. Enthusiastic and responsible people looking for flexible work are encouraged to apply at www.maldon.gov.uk/jobs.

 

The form ensures that Maldon District Council can keep the electoral register up to date and identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. With local elections taking place in the Maldon District in May 2019, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they will be able to take part.

 

Councillor David Sismey, Chairman of Finance and Corporate Services Committee said: “This work is vital to support the democratic process. I would like to encourage all residents to respond as soon as possible, so we can make sure we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in the District. To make sure you are able to have your say at the elections next year, simply check the form when it arrives and respond as soon as you can. Instead of responding by post, you have the options of responding by telephone, the internet or SMS, all of which are easy to use. If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear on the form. To register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post. In any case, you will still need to complete the form and send it back to Maldon District Council.”

 

People who have moved address recently are particularly encouraged to keep an eye out for the form and check the details. Research by the independent Electoral Commission indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those that have lived at the same address for a long time. Across Great Britain, 96% of people who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered, compared to 27% of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.

 

Melanie Davidson, Head of Support and Improvement at the Electoral Commission, said “It’s really important that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so; checking the form that will arrive through the post is one of the easiest ways to find out if you are already registered. There’s lots of helpful information about registering to vote on our website www.yourvotematters.co.uk.”

Any residents who have any questions can contact their local registration team at elections@maldon.gov.uk.


Events Committee Meeting - 14 Sept 2017 -

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Personnel Committee Meeting - 14 September 2017 -

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Statement of Persons Nominated 28 Sept 2017 -

Please click here to download the statement of Persons Nominated for the upcoming by-election to be held on 28th September 2017.


Notice of Election -

Please click here to view the Notice of Election.


Changes to Bus Services -

The County Council has announced changes to local bus services.  Further information can be found on their website:-

 http://www.essexhighways.org/Transport-and-Roads/Getting-Around/Bus/Supported-bus-services.aspx

Services that will change from the 27th August 2017 include Bus 31A and Bus 75. 

 


new Police office in Maldon -

A NEW local policing office, which will house local policing teams in Maldon, will open to the public from next week (Monday July 31st).


The new location in Maldon District Council’s offices in Princes Road, will allow Essex Police to keep its officers local, visible and at the heart of the community they serve.
Essex Police will use the new location as a base to respond to incidents and calls for help. It will house the local policing team.


The new base will offer a front counter service, staffed by Essex Police employees, from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and from 8.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays.


As of Monday July 31st the former police station in West Square, Maldon will close. The building will be put up for sale in the coming months.


Maldon and Chelmsford District Commander Chief Insp Ronnie Egan said: “Essex Police is committed to maintaining a police presence in Maldon and I’m delighted that our new base has now opened for business.


“The new location demonstrates the shared commitment of both Essex Police and Maldon District Council to keep our communities safe, protect people from harm and to prevent and detect crime.


“We know people are attached to their police stations, but what is important is my officers’ ongoing ability to operate from Maldon, catch criminals and protect people from harm.


“We know maintaining a local and visible presence is at the heart of how we keep people safe and this new policing base will allow us to do just that.


“I would like to thank Maldon District Council for allowing us to share their accommodation and for their continued support of Essex Police.”


Maldon police station is one of several being sold as the estate is reduced from 80 to approximately 30 buildings to help modernise the force. The resources this frees up will enable officers to stay visible in communities for longer, be more accessible, build our specialist capabilities and so help keep the people of Essex safe.


The current police estate in Essex costs £10million a year in running costs but the buildings would require £30million of maintenance work to bring them up to standard. This money can be better invested in preventing and fighting crime by recruiting officers and investing in technology to help them do their job.


People can also report crime by phoning 101 or via the Essex Police website www.essex.police.uk


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