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COVID 19 OUTBREAK – updated 23/03/2020
Due to the current government advice not to have non-essential meetings all parish council meetings for the forseable future have been cancelled.
An extraordinary parish meeting is being held on the 24th March 2020 at 7.15pm at St. Nicholas Hall car park to discuss delegation of power to the Clerk to enable the council to continue to function at this difficult time.
Leaflets were delivered this weekend to all houses in the parish from Brentwood Borough Council giving contact details and websites/phone numbers to use if you need help. Please use Council services if you need help and do not have friends/family around who can help you. Local initiatives, however well meaning, could be hijacked by scammers and could leave you vulnerable.
A MESSAGE FROM CLLR. DAVID FINCH – LEADER ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL
I have never written to anyone on a more important subject. I would ask that you please take a moment to read this message.
We are facing the biggest challenge of our times. Coronavirus is a killer. If we do nothing, 500,000 people across our great country will die.
But that horrendous outcome will not happen, provided we act.
The Government has issued good advice. But not all of us are following it.
This is not good enough. We *MUST* heed the advice from Government.
It is simple. And it is in our hands.
*STAY HOME. SAVE LIVES.*
Across Essex this weekend, we have seen people behaving in a way which was very much like going about their usual business.
I will be blunt. This is not acceptable.
We *MUST* socially distance.
Even though some schools across Essex will stay open, you should *ONLY* take your children to them, if you have been notified that you are a critical worker *AND* if you absolutely have *NO* other option.
If the epidemic peaks, as it has in Italy, which has a world-class health system, the NHS will be overwhelmed.
We must not allow the peak of the epidemic to outstrip the NHSs capacity to care.
Every single one of us can ensure that this nightmare scenario does not happen.
In China, and South Korea, the spread of the virus has been kept in check because Governments have acted quickly enough, and people have followed advice. We must follow suit. Our great County of Essex has always risen to the challenges over the decades. This is the greatest one of our times.
Please, follow the advice. Stay Home. Save Lives.#StayHomeSaveLives
*Cllr David Finch,*Leader, Essex County Council
*Dr Mike Gogarty,*Director of Public Health, Essex County Council
Essex Coronavirus Action Support
A space for Essex residents to connect and discuss a variety of issues during the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak.
Essex Coronavirus Action is a collaboration between Essex County Council, The Essex Public Health Team, and local Facebook groups.
Herongate and Ingrave have a population of approximately 2156 residents and is set within a rural area surrounded by farm land and Thorndon Country Park North and South with colourful woodlands, birdlife, open parkland, fishing and family attractions. At its furthest the Parish is about 4 miles outside Brentwood Town centre. We have many beautiful walks and residents have the benefit of two Churches, St. Nicholas Church, Ingrave with an impressive 6 bells and Bell Ringing Group and the St. Andrews, Church, Herongate which is home to the Herongate War Memorial. For the children there is a small school, Ingrave Johnstone C of E Primary in Ingrave which is adjacent to the local Playing Field with a playground and MUGA. There are also excellent senior schools only a short distance away in Hutton, Shenfield and Brentwood. For the sports enthusiast we have two Golf Courses and various exercise groups meet regularly at the Church Halls. For socialising there are three Pubs which serve food. Herongate also boasts a village shop, a Dentist Surgery and a farm shop.
Herongate Parish Council is a civil local authority and is the lowest, or first, tier of local government. The Parish Council is made up of 9 Councillors (there is currently 1 vacancy) and one member of paid staff; the Clerk who is also the Responsible Financial Officer. The Parish Council meets 10 times a year to discuss current issues and projects. All residents are invited to attend meetings and have an opportunity to speak at the Public Participation Session. Members are always interested to hear the views and suggestions of residents.
We hope you find our website interesting and informative. If you should find any broken links or out of date information please do not hesitate to email the Clerk using the option at the top of the page.