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Ramsden Bellhouse Parish Council

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Parish Council Chairman's Report
Ramsden Belhouse Village Magazine Summer 2015

Saving Lives
Following the training of over 80 volunteers from many of the clubs that meet at the Village Hall, together with residents from Ramsden Bellhouse and surrounding villages, the defibrillator has now been positioned in its case on the wall of the Village Hall, facing the shop.

If, in the case of an emergency, it should be necessary to access the defibrillator, the unlock code will be provided to you by the ambulance services when a 999 call is made to the Emergency Services.

To read more about the defibrillator and the background to the project,click here

As many of you will be aware, there have been a number of vehicles broken into throughout the village with items being stolen.  At the time of writing there are reports that further thefts have taken place.  As most of the thefts have taken place in the early hours, please ensure all valuables are removed from your vehicles.

Following a planning meeting on 25th February in the Village Hall, attended by over 150 residents,
Basildon Council presented details of The Local Plan and how it related to Ramsden Bellhouse.
The Local Plan proposal was for 45 homes to be added to the village, being located in sites in
Ramsden Park Road and Orchard Avenue.

The concern from the majority of those attending was that any mini estate anywhere in the village would potentially encourage some land owners to put forward further sites and pave the way for mini estates
to be created throughout the village in the future.

Following a vote from those residents that attended the meeting, on whether they would prefer
mini estates or rather use infill throughout the village, the show of hands was for the latter.
The Parish Council, in conjunction with representatives from the Street Action Groups, will investigate
whether the proposed option is achievable, whilst continuing the converstion with Basildon Council as to
the concerns voiced on the 'planned over development' in some parts of the village, mindful that the final date for submissions is 24th March.

Residents attending were reminded that each of them needed to communicate their thoughts and views
regarding the Local Plan to Basildon in writing as per the details and the instructions contained within Basildon Diary publication which was supplied to each household.

For those residents who had been unable to attend the meeting, it was agreed that they would be made aware of the result of the vote that the majority attending had made and that the information regarding the closing date would be provided to each household, in order that they can respond and make their own judgement as to their preferred way forward.

Given that the date of this publication is after the closing date, any further information and updates will be communicated via email to those residents who have registered their email address with the Parish Council and on RBPC Noticeboard and website.

If you have not registered yet, please send an email to Karen Plumridge, Clerk at ramsdenbpclerk@btinternet. providing her with your name, house and street name.

For details of the next Parish Council meeting, please see details posted on the RBPC Noticeboard.

Richard Wellborne
Chairman Ramsden Bellhouse Parish Council