New Style for the Parish Annual General Meeting

“A new style ‘Open Forum’ meeting attracted over 100 people to the Keene Hall on the 10th April. Following the Chairman’s welcome and minutes of the last meeting, the subject of Community Policing was introduced with reports from Superintendent Bob Ward and our Local Beat Officer, Kevin Bailey. Supt. Ward confirmed his support for close co-operation with the community but underlined the pressures that the very large area covered by Chelmsford Police placed on his limited manpower and resources. The series of short reports that followed was given by Councillors on various aspects of local administration, Governors of the schools and administrators of the Keene Hall charity. The meeting then heard a short talk by Stan Church on Present and Future Cycleways in Chelmsford.

The Vice Chairman, Gordon Cameron, then outlined the future plans for Galleywood. These focused mainly on Jubilee Park, with proposals for an all-weather bowling green and tennis courts, landscaped gardens, a skate board and mountain bike area, barbecue space, nature trail and perhaps football pitches. Other areas under consideration for improvement are Twitten Green which may become a Garden of Remembrance and Pipers Tye is to be landscaped with shrubs and flowering trees.

A short question and answer session was followed by coffee and biscuits.”