Castle Hedingham Parish Council meets monthly; from May 2015 meetings will take place on the 4th Monday of each month, starting at 7.45pm at Castle Hedingham Club in Church Lane. The proposed 2016 - 2017 Calendar of Meetings can be downloaded here. The agenda for each meeting is published at least 3 working days in advance of each meeting on this website, and on the village noticeboards at St James Street and Kirby Hall Road. Click on the links for a list of current Councillors and the current Commitees and Representatives list
The Parish Council reviews and comments on all planning applications made within the parish boundary. They make recommendations to Braintree District Council Planning but all final decisions are made by Braintree. Details of current planning applications can be found on Braintree District Council’s website: http://publicaccess.braintree.gov.uk/online-applications
Follow this link to see the Castle Hedingham Village Design statement. It sets out the considerations for development within the village, and is used by the Parish Council to support objections to unwelcome development. It is also a beautifully illustrated document which contains information about the village history.
Our footpaths are well regarded in the county and we are grateful to local landowners and volunteers for keeping them in good condition so they can be enjoyed by residents and visitors. You can download a copy of the Parish Footpath map here
Potholes, blocked drains and other highways problems are the responsibility of Essex County Council Highways department. You can report problems to the Parish Council, or you can report them yourself to Essex County Council at their website https://secureweb1.essexcc.gov.uk/Highways/Report-a-highway-problem.aspx
The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 sets out a new audit framework "the Transparency Code", requiring Parish Councils to publish information about the council's accounts and governance on a publicly accessible website so that electors can access relevant information. Castle Hedingham Parish Council publishes all montlhy payments, receipts and bank balances in the minutes of each monthly meeting, but is now also required to publish this information as separate documents which can be found on the Parish Council documents page.