There will be a meeting of Ardleigh Parish Council Monday 9 May at 7.30pm at Ardleigh Village Hall (main hall) with the option of attending video link if preferred. Members of the public who wish to participate remotely should check the agenda for the link to the meeting. Any questions or comments relating to items on the agenda may also be emailed to the Clerk.
The meeting will be preceded by the Annual Parish Assembly meeting from 7-7.30pm which provides an opportunity for electors of Ardleigh, local community groups/representatives and Parish Councillors to meet informally about issues affecting Ardleigh.
Planning Application for a food storage and distribution facility and associated parking, logistics yard and offices on farmland between Old Ipswich Road and Wick Lane.
4 May A further objection has been submitted on the sequential test statement showing why our Parish Council do not accept that alternative sites have been properly considered.
21 February. The Parish Council's full objection, prepared on our behalf by Planning Direct, has now been submitted to Tendring District Council. This is available to view using the button on this page. We understand that comments are still being accepted so residents may wish to add to or refine their comments or submit new ones based on our updated detailed comments.
The Parish Council has commissioned Planning Direct to prepare a guide to assist residents in responding to the latest amendments to the full planning application for a food storage and distribution facility and associated parking, logistics yard and offices on farmland between Old Ipswich Road and Wick Lane. This is available by clicking the button on this page or via this link https://bit.ly/GuideforResidents .
Update 14.2.22 An executive summary of the Full Objection being prepared for the Parish Council is also available via the button on this page.
A reminder that the way to submit individual objections is to either log in to the Tendring District Council public access portal via this link https://idox.tendringdc.gov.uk/online-applications/ and enter the reference number (20/00594) (or key word/ postcode) in the keyword search box. The link to the application is https://idox.tendringdc.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage
Alternatively you can email planning services at Tendring direct. This is particularly helpful if your comments are long or you wish to include photos. Please note that there is a 2000 character limit for online comments. Should your comment exceed this amount please email your document to email@example.com and a member of the team will upload the comment for you.
In addition to this document Planning Direct will also be assisting the Parish Council in preparing its own objections and the matter will be discussed at the next Parish Council meeting on 14 February at 7.30pm. We have an agreed extension for the Parish Council and residents until 21 February, but would encourage residents to submit their comments as soon as they are able to. Noting that comments should be accepted and can be updated until the day of the Planning Committee.
We trust this is helpful.
The specifications for Council Contracts including grass, hedge and verge cutting, floral displays, Millennium Green and Recreation Ground, Street Lighting, Tree surveys have now closed. Bids closed on 7 February and are being evaluated.
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The local Dedham and Ardleigh helpline which operated for over a year during the Pandemic is no longer operating. Thanks to the volunteers who contributed to such a successful and important initiative.
Please remember to look out for your neighbours and local community members. Ardleigh has shown amazing community spirit throughout the pandemic. Remember to ask for help if you need it.
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Some other useful contacts are listed below
Practical support- such as help with shopping or essential supplies
Essex Wellbeing Service The Essex Welfare Service launched in response to Covid-19 and has supported 9,000 vulnerable residents since March 2020. Now the service has relaunched as the Essex Wellbeing Service and continues to be available to all. The Essex Wellbeing Service provides a single, easy to use access point to practical, emotional and social care support. www.Essexwellbeingservice.co.uk 0300 303 9988
Advice and financial support
Citizens Advice Tendring
Ardleigh Parochial Charity
We are very lucky in Ardleigh to have a charity to help Ardleigh parish residents, who are in hardship, to fund essential items. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and someone will get back to you
Bills, Food and Household Essentials Support
If you’re struggling to pay household bills because of the pandemic emergency help is available. You can apply to the Essential Living Fund for help with energy and water bills, food and household essentials. For more information, visit Essex County Council’s Emergency Support page or call 0300 7900124. Other support for residents is available on their website.
Other helplines including mental health support
The Samaritans aim to provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom, often through their telephone helpline. Whatever you are going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are well trained. Call 116 123 for free to get help. You can also email email@example.com and you will receive a response within 24 hours. The Samaritans also have a self-help app which can help you keep track of how you're feeling, and get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis. NHS 111 can also give you someone to talk to in the event that you are having suicidal thoughts and would like to seek different approach to accessing support.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a leading movement against suicide. Through this challenging time they are currently supporting more people than ever before through by taking far more calls and web-chats than usual. If you need help, are worried about someone, need support after someone you know has committed suicide or need help and support on some other specific issue then CALM can help. Please find the following link to learn more about CALM and access expert counselling: https://www.thecalmzone.net. Alternatively, call 0800 58 58 58 from 5 pm to midnight, 365 days a year. Text ‘SHOUT’ if you need immediate support from a mental health counsellor.
Ardleigh Surgery is our local NHS Doctors' Surgery is https://www.ardleighsurgery.nhs.uk/ To make an appointment or speak to the receptionist please telephone the Surgery on 01206 230224
Pharmacies Please visit www.nhs.uk to check the availability of local pharmacies. Alternatively, if you do not have access to the internet please ask a relative or friend to check for you, or call NHS 111
Coronavirus web links and news
These links might be helpful for information or advice:
Tendring District Council Coronavirus page https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/coronavirus
Essex County Council to see the latest news and updates from Essex County Council on various other areas of public interest, please visit https://www.essex.gov.uk/latest-news. This website is updated on a daily basis.
Government guidance for Covid https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
NHS guidance for Covid https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/