The next meeting of Ardleigh Parish Council is due to take place on Monday 11 December at 7.30pm at Ardleigh Village hall with a remote link. The meeting is open to the public- please note that space is limited. Any questions or comments relating to items on the agenda may be also emailed to the Clerk.
This video was prepared for the Community Showcase event in March 2023 and shows the range of activities undertaken by our Parish Council and some of the key achievements since the 2019 election.
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.
Judicial Review Back in August our Council submitted an application to the Court for a Judicial Review of the Tendring District Council planning decision to approve the huge food storage and distribution facility adjacent to Wick Lane (20/00594/FUL). This proposal has been firmly opposed by our Council and generated a record number of resident objections.
A High Court Judge has now issued an Order that the permission application be adjourned to an oral hearing and allowing time for our Parish Council to obtain full legal representation to assist it in presenting its best case to the Court. Importantly, having considered the papers, the Judge did not refuse the application for permission at that stage. Further, the Judge confirmed that the claim falls within the Aarhus Convention which would limit the Parish Council’s liability for the costs incurred by the Defendant and Interested Party to £10,000. A Planning barrister, has now been engaged and the cost of their professional review of the case and advice has been covered by pledges and donations to the fighting fund. Thanks to those who have contributed.
If the case continues, then there will be further costs to prepare for the oral permissions hearing and represent the Council at that hearing, and, should permission be granted at the conclusion of that hearing, then funds will be needed to fully argue our case before a High Court Judge. We are therefore appealing for further financial donations to help to fund the case. Please email us if you are able to donate.
Ardleigh Parish Council Clerk Rachel Fletcher
01206 414989 (answerphone)
PO Box 12865, Colchester, CO7 7EZ
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Please remember to look out for your neighbours and local community members. Ardleigh showed 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
Essex Wellbeing Service
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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