Michelle spoke to the Leader of Brentwood Council, Chris Hossack, for the first update of 2022 and there is a lot to talk about!
Remember to Click it Local, its a Virtual High Street and at the moment some shops have up to a 40% Discount on items plus £5.00 off your first purchase. Its so easy to support local business, so check out the website here:-
High Streets Conference on January 11 – 7-9pm at the Brentwood Theatre – aims to share the vision for the Baytree Centre redevelopment and encourage residents and business owners to ask questions and discuss their views. Two panel discussions
- the challenges facing the high streets throughout the borough e.g parking and anti-social behaviour. Guest speakers include Roger Hirst, the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.
- the vision for the borough’s high streets, share the ambitions for Baytree Centre redevelopment and spotlight a new grassroots initiative to encourage residents to engage with our town centres. Speakers include Jonathan Stephenson, Chief Executive of Brentwood Borough Council and high street and retail expert, Paul Clement.
Numbers will be limited due to the ongoing Covid situation so to register an interest in attending please go to link https://brentwood-shenfield-ingatestone-high-streets.eventbrite.co.ukFor more information please contact email@example.com
New Business Grants
Still waiting full details from Government but BBC is looking forward to supporting our businesses with a new set of Omicron grants. As soon as the funding is made available, we will be opening the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme and a new round of Additional Restrictions Discretionary Grants. Businesses will need to apply to receive the funding. Anyone signed up to the Council’s business mailing list will receive an alert as soon as the grant applications are live. Anyone not already signed up to receive emails from us should contact our Economic Development team for more information. They can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Click It Local virtual high street with discounts of 40% at independent stores and £5 off first purchase.
Click It Local is a scheme to support local businesses with a one-stop service for online sales and help customers by offering discounts and home delivery within the borough. In 2021 Click it Local has enabled The Greenhouse in Crown Street, La Pomme & Patrick Green Hardware in Ingatestone and the Olive Tree in Brentwood offer 40% discounts. First time shoppers get an automatic £5 discount on their total spend and all items are delivered direct to the home. Click it Local Brentwood here:www.clickitlocal.co.uk/brentwood/
Events – 12 pre Christmas events plus Strawberry Fair 2022 is going ahead on Saturday June 18
In the run up to Christmas the borough celebrated the festive season with more than 12 events and a Naughty Elf trail featuring 34 elves in Brentwood, Ingatestone and Shenfield shops. Discover Winter saw the Elf on the Shelf and the Grinch pop up in Brentwood and Shenfield high streets to meet and greet shoppers of all ages, Princess Elsa and Father Christmas also attended together with a Christmas Punch & Judy, face painting from Curly Cloud and performances from Razzamatazz and entertainment from Sophisticated Entertainment. The much loved Strawberry Fair is going ahead this year on Saturday 18th June – more details in the Spring.
New planters installed to help pedestrians in Brentwood High Street
New planters have been placed along the main high street in Brentwood to help ensure safety for pedestrians and prevent illegal parking. In November, 360 PCNs were issued in the high street and surrounding roads despite paid parking being available at Chatham Way and William Hunter Way car parks. The planters are in place as part of a trial scheme and measure 1.8 metres long and can be found along the pavement from Dominos pizza to Nandos.
Ingatestone and Fryerning Neighbourhood Plan consultation
Ingatestone & Fryerning residents, and other interested persons, are invited to give their views and take part in the Ingatestone & Fryerning Neighbouhood Plan consultation.The plan sets out a vision for the future of the Neighbourhood Area and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally. The consultation period began on Thursday 16 December and is set to run for eight weeks with residents being sent letters by direct post outlining how to take part. Representations on the draft Plan may be made to the Borough Council no later than 5pm on Thursday 10 February 2022. (full info on how to do the consultation below)
Plan for 10,000 trees at Hutton Country Park to include residents’ designs
The tree planting scheme at Hutton Country Park where 10,000 trees will be established is to include ideas and designs from residents following the consultation that took place.The new woodland was launched in September with Thames Chase and Essex Forest Initiative and the next phase will begin in November next year. This is to allow for residents’ suggestions to be linked into the overall plan and to ensure that supply of the right trees is possible given the current shortage from suppliers.
The plan being developed by Brentwood Borough Council Arboriculturalists will include Butterfly Meadow, Rotary, BEBA, commercial and retail sectors and any other groups that wish to contribute. A further 30 trees will be planted around the recreation ground in Hutton following on from the landscaping and tree installation at King George’s Playing Fields.
DETAILS **** The Neighbourhood Plan is available to view and comment against using the Council’s Online Consultation Portal at https://brentwood.oc2.uk/. The accompanying documents can only be viewed on the Council’s neighbourhood plan webpage at https://www.brentwood.gov.uk/-/ingatestone-and-fryerning-np or paper copies of the documents can be viewed at the following locations:
- Brentwood Borough Council Offices – Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Essex, CM15 8AY
- Ingatestone Library – High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9EU
- Ingatestone & Fryerning Parish Council Offices – 2, 4 The Limes, Ingatestone CM4 0BE
For further information or advice please contact the Planning Policy Team by email on email@example.com or by telephone on 01277 312 500. If you cannot use email, hard copies can be posted to:
IFNP Consultation 2021
Planning Policy Team
Brentwood Borough Council
Town Hall, Ingrave Road