SOS 2019 AGM (click here for fully formatted version)

The AGM is on Monday 11th March (NOT 4th as previously advertised) in the village hall annex starting at 7.30. The agenda is given below. AGM Agenda Introduction by Chairman. Minutes of Previous Meeting – Monday 12th March 2018. Matters Arising from Minutes. Report of Treasurer and Presentation of Audited Accounts. Report of Secretary. Report on Fundraising Activities by Vice Chairman. Consideration of Resolutions. Resignation of the Current Committee. Election of Executive Committee for the coming year – Chairman, Vice Chairman/Events Organiser, Secretary, Treasurer. Any resolutions or nominations, duly endorsed, for posts on the executive committee (Chairman, Vice Chairman/Events Organiser, Secretary, and Treasurer) should be sent to ‘SOS Secretary, 27 Mill Street’ or via email to saveourstosyth@btinternet.com.  These should arrive by Friday 22nd February.  Following the AGM there will be the opportunity for questions and an informal discussion on the current situation and future fund-raising events. We hope as many people as possible will be able to attend. Any volunteers who would wish to join our Working Group will be welcomed.  We meet approximately once a month on a Monday...

TDC Decision on Progress of Priory Restoration Business Plan (click here for fully formatted version)

The TDC Planning Committee hava an item concerning the Priory on the agenda for their meeting on 12th March concerning the newly published business plan for progressing the restoration of the Priory. As part of the agreement reached at the second public inquiry in 2015 to permit the enabling development, the Priory owners were required to submit a Business Strategy to TDC detailing how the main heritage assets at the Priory would be restored over the agreed period of 10 years.  This has now been submitted for consideration by TDC Planning Committee at its meeting on Tuesday 12th March.  It shows that further enabling development will be needed throughout the district to complete the restoration project.  The Officers’ Report published in advance of the meeting recommends that the Business Strategy as submitted is not accepted.  The reasons for and against are far too long and complex to summarise here but details are available on the Planning Committee pages of the TDC website (www.tendringdc.gov.uk).  Try the following link or else search for ‘committee minutes’ and follow the links to get tothe agenda for the 12th March meeting.  https://tdcdemocracy.tendringdc.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CId=162&Year=0  The question remains if it is not accepted, what then? The Planning Committee meetings are usually held at the Weeley offices starting at...

Race Night with Clacton Rotary Race Team (click here for formatted view)

The Race Night with the Clacton Rotary Club Race Team complete with betting tote system is on Friday 28th September in the village hall at 7.00 for a 7.30pm start.  Bring your own food and drink.  The Rotary Race Team put on a good show which costs just £3 and is suitable for all the family.    Tea, coffee and biscuits available.  There will be a raffle and we will be grateful for any contributions – please bring on the night.  Tickets are available from St Osyth Butchers, L & K Funeral Directors or Scott Sheen & Partners, Estate Agents all in village centre.  Entry at the door is possible if space allows but buy tickets in advance to avoid...

Fun Wine Tasting Quiz and Ploughmans Supper – Saturday 15th September (click here for formatted version)

This is a light hearted FUN Wine Tasting Quiz with emphasis on the FUN.  You need no detailed knowledge of wine – just a general interest and good taste buds.  Teams of up to six people will taste and then answer simple multiple choice questions on a range of anonymous wines.  Whether each mouthful is expelled or not is entirely up to the participants but be warned, if you don’t then you will definitely not be able to drive home! It will certainly be a fun evening. The cost is £8.50 per person which includes tasting six wines and a substantial Ploughman’s Supper.  Free tea and coffee will be available and there will be a raffle.  If anyone would like to donate items for the raffle, please leave with Helen at 39 Mill Street or bring it on the night.  Tickets are available from St Osyth Butchers, L & K Funeral Directors or Scott Sheen & Partners, Estate Agents all in the village centre  or you can leave a message on 01255 820 344 or 0125 820 533.  Entry at the door will be possible if space allows but we ask you to book well in advance so we can arrange sufficient supplies. The quiz will start promptly at 7.30 on Saturday 15th September in the village hall.  See posters in local shops for more details. This event is not suitable for under 18 year olds  ...

SOS Objection to Warren Farm Proposals (click here to see formatted version)

SAVE OUR ST.OSYTH – (S.O.S)        www.saveourstosyth.com …because our village matters 17th July 2018  Chief Planning Officer Planning Services Tendring District Council Council Offices Tendring Essex CO16 9AJ   Dear Mrs Bicknell,  Planning Applications 18/00958/OUT and 18/00959/FUL – Warren Farm, St Osyth. We wish to register objections to both these planning applications and make the following comments which we ask you to take into consideration when determining the applications. The proposal for both houses and car park lie outside the settlement development boundaries (village envelope) as shown in the ‘Tendring District Local Plan 2013-2033 and Beyond’. The claim in Paragraph 8.1 of the D&A statement to the contrary is therefore factually incorrect. The Local Plan does not identify this site for housing development and there is no overriding reason why it should be made an exception. TDC can prove a housing land supply in excess of 5 years as of April 2018 as stated by the inspector in his recent decision following the public inquiry into City & Country’s appeal into TDC’s refusal of planning permission for housing in Great Bentley. The statement in paragraph 8.2 of the D&A statement to the contrary is also factually incorrect.  This negates any claim that normal planning policies can be set aside in favour of ‘sustainable development’. No evidence has been provided of the need for a public car park. There is no major shopping centre in the village. There are spaces near to the village shops in Clacton Road and Spring Road which are mostly used for ‘pop in shopping’.  The public houses have their own parking facilities and there are...