Annual Parish Meeting

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Great Yeldham Annual Parish Assembly

13th April 2023 at 7.00 pm

The Reading Rooms, High Street, Great Yeldham. 

  1. Welcome and Introductions
    Cllr Philip Rawlinson, Chairman of the Parish Council. 
  1. Apologies
    Apologies received from Cllr Peter Schwier – Essex CC and Cllr van Dulken – Braintree District Council. 
  1. Minutes of the Annual Parish Assembly held on 1 June 2022.
    A copy of the minutes available on the Parish Council website at Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting 1st June 2022   RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 1st June 2022 were approved.
  1. Annual Reports by the County Council, District Council, Parish Council.
  • Apologies received from Cllr Schwier. Annual Report on the Parish Council website. Hedingham Division Annual Report 2022-23
  • Apologies received from Cllr van Dulken. Annual Report on the Parish Council website Braintree DC Annual Parish Report 2022-23
  • Councillor Philip Rawlinson presented the Annual Report for Great Yeldham, key points: Gt Yeldham Annual Report 2022-23
    • HRH The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee the village celebrated with a Beacon Lighting Ceremony and firework salute held on 2nd June 2022.
    • Facilitated the setup of Great Yeldham Men’s Shed.
    • Bowtell’s Meadow Public Consultation held in October, discussed development ideas.
    • Worked in partnership with the Sports Ground Management Committee to refurbish the site and deal with on-going maintenance issues.
    • Annual Christmas Tree.
    • Facilitated in re-establishing the Post Office Service for the village.
    • Provided a free certificated First Aid training day for Great Yeldham residents
    • Purchased Table Tennis Equipment in partnership with Table Tennis England to establish a Table Tennis club.
    • Special thanks to Christine, for all her time and hard work in creating the wonderful displays in the telephone box situated outside the Reading Room
    • Key actions for 2023-24 outlined in the Annual Report.
  • Copies of the Annual Reports are available on the website at .
  1. Open Forum – Questions directed to the Parish Council from the public.

Resident raised concerns regarding the poor quality of roads in the village. Cllr Rawlinson stated that Essex Highways were responsible for Highway maintenance including potholes, road surface issues, bloack drains, damaged street lights, overgrown trees or missing lit bollards. Maintenance issues can be reported using the online highways reporting tool at . Concerns to be raised with Cllr Schwier.

  1. Chairman’s Address

Thanks to all those who took part in the evening proceedings and for the displays from the various local clubs, groups and societies.

  • Gt Yeldham & District Ladies Club
  • Gt Yeldham Bowls Club
  • Gt Yeldham Parent and Toddler Group
  • Gt Yeldham Parish Council – Bowtells Meadow Exhibit
  • Gt Yeldham Table Tennis Club
  • Sophia’s Dance Movement & Exercise

Meeting closed: 7.30

Great Yeldham Parent & Toddler Group


Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting 1st June 2022

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting 26th May 2021

No Meeting held in 2020 due to Covid 19

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting 9th May 2019

Minutes of the Annual Parish Assembly held on 12th April 2018 at 6