Parish Council

Parish Council Meetings are held every month (but usually excepting August). We aim at the first Wednesday each month – but Members’ work commitments occasionally make a change to this schedule necessary, so it’s best to check on Parish Council notice boards or in the “Beacon” * and/or press village column reports. The monthly meetings are held at 7.30pm in The Les Barclay Room at the Village Hall, Cherry Blossom Lane, Cold Norton, and members of the public are warmly welcomed to hear the proceedings and to speak during the time set aside for that purpose.

Note that “The Beacon” magazine is our Parish Church magazine, and is invaluable for keeping residents abreast of what’s going on in Cold Norton – if you wish to receive a regular copy, click here

A brief summary of the role of the Parish Council follows.

  • Raising and/or providing funding for capital expenditure to benefit the village – ranging from very significant to very minor – e.g. from waste bins and public seats to play equipment and a Village Hall extension. Clearly the more significant matters need work to raise money from other grant funding sources and for subsequent project management.
  • Provision of Cold Norton’s amenity street lighting (including energy supply and repairs).
  • A large variety of maintenance works around the parish (our Village Caretaker carries out admirable work here). For example, grass cutting on the playing field and in several other areas, maintenance and repair to our play equipment, cutting back of trees and vegetation on the playing field, maintenance work at Cold Norton’s Nature Conservation area in St Stephens Road, checking safety of our play equipment, litter picking, etc.
  • Planning – the Parish Council responds to the District Council’s consultations on all planning applications within the parish, and has formulated a detailed Planning Policy for guidance on these responses. Planning Policy
  • The Parish Council also responds to many other consultations from other statutory bodies, e.g. on highways matters, transport, health, education.
  • The Parish Council provides two representatives to form part of the Village Hall Management Committee and to attend its meetings.
  • The Parish Council works very closely with Essex County Council Transportation & Operational Services on all road safety matters affecting Cold Norton.
  • The Parish Council works to ensure that all of our rights of way are kept open and they are easy to use, well marked, and with safe bridges and stiles where appropriate.
  • The Parish Council works closely with the police and in particular our Community Police Officer to help to prevent crime and vandalism in Cold Norton.
  • The Parish Council strives to work closely in line with the aspirations of all of its residents, and welcomes any comments and feedback.
  • Two important consultations with Cold Norton’s residents resulted in an Action Plan which is periodically reviewed Action Plan – these consultations are Cold Norton’s Village Appraisal 2011 and Cold Norton’s Golden Jubilee Photograph Day 2002.

Members’ contact details are shown below.  Alternately, you can email the clerk through the contact us section of this site.

Parish Council Members

Mr. Brian Haydon
26 St Stephens Road, Cold Norton, CHELMSFORD, Essex. CM3 6JE Nature Conservation Area Representative
Parish Council Representative for Police/NAP
Parish Rights of Way Representative
Stow Maries Aerodrome Representative
Vice-Chairman of Parish Council
Mr. Alex Romang
22 Green Trees Avenue, Cold Norton, CHELMSFORD, Essex. CM3 6JA Member of Parish Council
Parish Council Representatives on Village Hall Management Committee

Upcoming Parish Council Meetings – View All

Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday, 13th January 2021 7:30pm

Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday, 3rd February 2021 7:30pm

Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021 7:30pm

Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday, 7th April 2021 7:30pm

Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday, 5th May 2021 7:30pm

Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021 7:30pm

Latest Parish Council Minutes – View All

Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday, 9th Dec 2020

Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday, 4th Nov 2020

Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday, 7th Oct 2020

Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday, 9th Sep 2020

Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday, 26th Aug 2020

Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday, 8th Jul 2020


Planning Applications

Details of planning applications can be accessed through the Maldon District Council website, by clicking the button below or contact them on 01621 854477.

Residents can comment on any planning application (comments must relate to planning issues) by writing or email, please click on the Guidance button below for further information.