Council Notes

MALDON DISTRICT SOUTH EASTERN PLANNING COMMITTEE MONDAY APRIL 10th 2017   6/11 COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT – ABSENT DCs PETER AND HELEN ELLIOTT FROM BURNHAM PLUS KEY DENGIE PLAYERS SUCH AS PENNY CHANNER, AND BEVERLEY ACEVEDO As regretfully anticipated, the application for 2 Extra bungalows @ Stoney Hills was APPROVED. Key shamefully telling phrase in the MDC Planning Office’s Report being‘Conclusion 3.3.1 The proposed development is located outside the settlement boundary for Burnham on Crouch and so is technically contrary to polices that seek to direct new residential development to established settlements. However, recent appeal decisions and approvals have resulted in new [more]

BOLD: Burnham's Own Leisure Centre

BOLD: Burnham's Own Leisure Centre

For many years, people in Burnham-on-Crouch and the surrounding area have asked why this riverside town, the biggest on the Dengie Peninsula, doesn’t yet have a swimming pool? Recently a group of residents have come together to form an action group, BOLD (Burnham’s Own Leisure Development). BOLD is investigating whether the growing population of the Dengie would be able to sustain a commercially viable swimming pool and leisure complex in Burnham. This would benefit permanent residents, the many visitors attracted to this beautiful town and the leisure industry.

Despite being active [more]

On the water in Maldon District

On the water in Maldon District

Essex is the county with the longest coastline in England. So it’s no surprise that the waterfront plays an important part in many people’s lives. But how can both tourists and residents of the Maldon District make the most of the coast? Here are our top tips! Maldon’s picturesque Hythe Quay is the home of many Thames sailing barges. From here, visitors can spend a couple of hours afloat on one of these historic sailing vessels with either the Thames Sailing Barge [more]

St Mary's Messy Church

St Mary’s Messy Church

On Good Friday St Mary's Church hosted a free morning event for all children in the community. Craft tables were placed around the church, each with a different making activity. To start children created their own fun name badges, moving on to other crafts like egg decorating and creating the tomb where Jesus lay following his crucifixion. At each table my daughter and nephew were greeted by happy helpers. Some very knowledgeable helpers too, who happily answered [more]

The Rotary Club 10km Run


Hypnothertherapy - Psychosexual Dysfunction

Hypnothertherapy - Psychosexual Dysfunction 

Psychosexual Dysfunction - what you need to know.

Psychosexual dysfunction is common amongst men and women, and can happen at any time in life, although you may not often be aware, especially during or after illness, bereavement, childbirth, or times of stress and upheaval.  This is often why most psychosexual issues have psychological reasons, mental or emotional, stresses and strains.  By definition, psychosexual dysfunction is an inability to become sexually aroused or achieve sexual satisfaction in appropriate situations, often resulting in reduced sexual desire or activity.

It’s not life threatening, [more]

Autism Awareness Fun Day- Light It Up Blue for Autism!


Autism Awareness Fun Day- Light It Up Blue for Autism! On the 3rd of April St Mary’s Church once again opened its doors for another tremendous fundraising event, spreading awareness of autism. All money raised went to Columbus School in Chelmsford, who cater for a wide variety of young people with special needs. There were bouncy castles, face painting, a petting zoo, miniature horses and everyone's favourite, the prosecco van! On the day the sun shone down on the hundreds of people attending [more]

Relocation of Local Knightswood Day Care Centre

The Board of Trustees of the Knightswood Day Care Centre, Southminster are pleased to announce that building work has commenced at Asheldham Hall Farm, Asheldham.

  The conversion of the internal area of the building is expected to be completed sometime during the coming summer months, as and when a definitive date for completion is advised by the builders. At that time an announcement will be made to the local community via the newspapers/local free magazines, in order to keep all residents in the area informed of the completion date of this [more]

Moon Walk


The Burnham Belles are a group of ladies Clare Abi, Kathy Chevy, Laura Helen, Alli Sue Sam Jenny and Phillapa who have decided to attempt the London MoonWalk which is happening overnight on Saturday May 13th in London. The MoonWalk helps raise money for charities who research and help people dealing with breast cancer. In fact one of The Burnham Belles will be undergoing chemo at the time of the walk but is still determined to join in! “We are so grateful for all the support [more]

Town Council Vacancy


£20,000 pa 25 hours per week plus occasional evening meetings The successful applicant will be required to support the existing Town Clerk to ensure the smooth running of the governance and financial administration of the Council.

The Council is seeking a motivated and proactive person with strong organisational and administrative capabilities. You will be a team player with good people skills who is able to relate to, and work with, the many and varied individuals, groups and organisations within the town.

The successful applicant will also be the Responsible [more]