15th May 2020
After the publication of the decision by Chelmsford City Council on an application made under the Localism Act 2011 to register the United Reformed Church, Great Baddow, as an asset of community value the Council would like to make the following statement:
Great Baddow Parish Council did not object in principle to the application to make the URC building a community asset and the Council has written to Chelmsford City Council to express their concern over that statement and to ask for a retraction.
Our comments to the City Council expressed that we were very keen for the building to be kept as a community hub for all the residents of Great Baddow but that we had concerns over some statements and claims in the application.
The views of the Parish Council are not the reason for the refusal by the City Council to reject the application. If you read the decision in full, it is down to the Eastern Synod’s objection that the existing principle use of the premises is as a church, not a community centre/hub, and that the application was not supported with enough evidence.
We would also like to point out that the refusal by the City Council to not agree to the application does not prevent or preclude any organisation from putting in a bid for the purchase of the building.
Great Baddow Parish Council
List of local services that are available in Great Baddow:
FOOD SHOPS | DELIVERY SERVICES | PHARMACIES | UTILITIES | VOLUNTEERS | HELPLINES
LOCAL FOOD SHOPS
The vines fruiterers 3 The Vineyards, 01245 471999 (Card only)
The Cabin, 39 Beehive Lane, 01245 474077
Lathcoats Farm Shop, Beehive Lane CM2 8LX 01245 353021 or for home deliveries 07933181729
Thurley Meats 4 The Vineyards CM2 7QS, 01245 472843
The Local Convenience Store (next door to the Parish Hall) Maldon Rd CM2 7DW, 01245 478214
Co-op, 9C The Vineyards, CM2 7QS, 01245 472809
Co-op, 62 Beehive Lane CM2 9RP, 01245 357761
Co-op, (Petrol Station) 372 Baddow Road, CM2 9RA, 01245 493900
Co-op, 164-170 Meadgate Ave, CM2 7LJ 01245 354759
Tesco Express, 8 Purbeck Court, Dorset Ave
Baddow News, 266 Baddow Rd, CM2 9QX 01245 352777
LOCAL FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES
The Manor Farm Shop Maldon Road, CM2 7RT 01245 474077 - OPEN FROM TUE 31 MARCH
Haslocks Social Food Delivery Service - order online
JM Swift Wholesale Fruit & Vegetables Deliver Fruit & Veg boxes
Brownbread Baked Goods, deliver to CM2
Traymoor Ltd Traymoor Meats deliver.
S&M Butchers http://www.smbutchers.com
Knights Meats http://www.knightmeats.com
Direct Foodstore Delivers Meat and Veg ALL OVER ESSEX
Palmers Fish Home Delivery Service - deliver to Chelmsford on Thursdays
WICKS FINE FOODS - Deliver Fresh Fruit, Veg and Eggs
Buckingham Catering Supplies https://www.buckinghamscateringsupplies.co.uk
DO YOU NEED HELP?
The Essex Welfare Services is your one-stop shop for support.
• Delivering food, supplies and prescriptions
• Looking after your pets
• Checking on people’s welfare
• Phoning you for a chat
0300 303 9988
Monday to Friday, 8am-7pm Saturday to Sunday, 10am-2pm
Email: provide.essexwelfareservice @nhs.net
firstname.lastname@example.org 132475 email@example.com
Meadgate Church have a list of volunteers in area. Call 01245 690710
Community Agents Essex 0300 303 9988 Mon-Fri 8am – 7pm
Great Baddow Parish Council Clare 07955 787368
Citizens Advice General Helpline number: 03444 111 444
Compass - Domestic Abuse Help 24/7 0330 333 7 444
Worried about a child? 0345 603 7627 Ask for the Children and Families Hub and state whether you’rea member of the public or a professional.
Happicabs Essex (24hrs) 01245 443443
Will pickup: "click and collect" groceries, takeaways and prescriptions.
Over 70's free of charge.
Small delivery charge for under 70’s.
Healthcare/NHS workers 20% off all fares.
Operates in Chelmsford, Witham, Maldon and South Woodham Ferrers.
LOCAL POST OFFICE
Martin’s Newsagents, The Vineyards,CM2 7QS Open from 6am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday, 7am to 1pm on Sundays. NEWS AGENTS and POST OFFICE OPEN
Do not go to the surgeries they are closed. Anything Coronavirus related, seek help online first at https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/ only then call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Non Coronavirus issues
You can call your surgery and if need be they will arrange for a telephone consultation with a doctor.
Be patient when ringing as it does take a long time sometimes to get through but you will get through.
Baddow Village surgery, 01245 473251 https://baddowvillagesurgery.co.uk/
Sutherland Lodge Surgery 01245 351351 https://www.sutherlandlodgesurgery.co.uk
Pillbox Pharmacy Meadgate Avenue, CM2 7LJ, 01245 356388
Boots: 1 The Vineyards CM2 7QS, 01245 472862
Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm, Sat 10am-3.3pm, closed daily 1-2pm. Sun closed
Shanty's Dispensing Chemist 62 Baddow Road, 01245 283160
Day Lewis Pharmacy: 136 Gloucester Ave, 01245 258484
Foodbank works using a voucher referral system. Is now only being delivered
Vouchers issued from:
Meadgate Vicarage: 01245 690710
Citizens Advice Foodbank Line: 01245 205579
Call 01245 205579, or 07512 574542 or look here for more info: https://bit.ly/2WY2wMm
DONATE directly to Foodbank Warehouse Vicarage Hall, 450A Beehive Lane, CM2 8RN, Mondays, Wednesday and Friday morning 10:00am - 12:30pm. Times may vary so contact before you arrive.
07512 574542 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay home, stay safe
Council staff are contactable via the following means:
Clerk - Clare Milligan - 07955 787368 or email email@example.com
Cemetery & burials - Ginette Phillips - 07955 787365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grounds - Michele Dixon - 07955 787412 or email email@example.com
Please be assured the Cemetery will remain open along with the service we provide for this.
The Council and staff appreciates everyones understanding and support during this time.
URC Update 6th May 2020
The URC building is a pivotal central building to the community of Great Baddow. It is used by over 25 various groups ranging from the Luncheon Club for the more senior amongst us to the monthly Village Market, from Rainbows and Brownies who have been there for over 30 years to the U3A’s various groups to name just a few. The Parish Council will be taking over the management of the building from 21st June however some of you may be aware the building is up for sale by the Eastern Synod.
After listening to our residents and wanting ourselves to keep the URC building as a thriving community hub for all, we are considering the possibility of purchasing the building for the Parish Council.
If the Parish Council were to do this it would have to apply for a loan from the Public Works Loans Board (PWLB) but there are processes and procedures that we need to undertake before we can apply for a loan. The main requirement for the loan board is that we the Council consult with you, our residents, as this will have an impact on the Council Tax that you pay.
We are not able to give an exact monetary impact on your Parish Council part of your Council Tax, but we estimate that you may see an increase of between £4 and £6 per household per annum.
We have therefore set up a very short on online survey via Survey Monkey and would ask you all to participate and complete this survey so we can see if you, the residents, are in agreement and would like the council to go ahead with the application for the loan.
We appreciate that not everyone has access to the internet, therefore we have paper copies available that can be sent out to yourselves. In order to receive the paper copy please call the Clerk on 07955 787368.
The survey link is http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/S8K7FKK
The time scale for the consultation is 11th May to 11th June 2020
Thank you for your support and as always, the Parish Council continues to work for and put its residents first.
The Parish Council
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