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Finchingfield Parish Council

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NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY
Finchingfield Ward of
Finchingfield Parish Council
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy has occurred in the
office of Parish Councillor for the Finchingfield (Finchingfield
ward) of Finchingfield Parish Council.
An election to fill the vacancy will be held if ten local government
electors for the electoral area so request. Such request should be
made in writing and must include name, address and signature.
Requests must be submitted to the Proper Officer (Chief
Executive) of Braintree District Council at Causeway House,
Bocking End, Braintree CM7 9HB. The deadline for receipt of
requests is no later than 5:00pm on 27 September 2022.
If an election is not requested as aforesaid the vacancy will be
filled by the Parish Council as soon as is practicable.
Date: 7 September 2022

SUPPORT FOR ANY RESIDENT STRUGGLING WITH THE RISING COST OF LIVING IS AVAILABLE FROM BRAINTREE DISTRICT COUNCIL HERE:

FLOOD WARNINGS WHEN ADVISED WILL APPEAR HERE

PLEASE REPORT ANY AND ALL ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR TO THE POLICE BY CALLING 999 IF AN EMERGENCY OR CALL 101 IF NON URGENT OR VISIT https://www.essex.police.uk/ TO REPORT ONLINE

GOVERNMENT’S CORONAVIRUS ADVICE – COVID-19

The Parish is one of the largest in area, in Essex, encompassing the villages of Finchingfield and Cornish Hall End with a combined population of approximately 1300.

Finchingfield is mentioned in the Domesday Book (Finchingfield – the fields of Finc’s people] and has a long history – having a 15th century Guildhall and a 14th century church – St John the Baptist – its massive tower dating from the Norman times. The Guildhall has recently undergone major renovation work – you can visit its website here.

The village pond in Finchingfield is familiar to many visitors and said to be the most photographed village in England [Daily Telegraph 2008]. Apart from its history and significant conservation area, visitors can enjoy the many facilities provided by the shops, pubs and restaurants [please see the Business section of the website]. It also has a thriving primary school and a Health Centre, which together with the many social activities that take place during the year, makes it a very desirable village.

Cornish Hall End is a smaller village with its own electoral ward, some 2.7 miles from Finchingfield and an integral part of the Parish as a whole, with a population of approximately 230. It has an equally interesting church – St John the Evangelist – and a beautifully refurbished Village Hall which along with the Horse & Groom PH is the hub of many social activities.