Town Council Aims

Mission Statement

To work towards enhancing the quality of life for the community of South Woodham Ferrers


Aims of the Town Council

Planning and Development of South Woodham Ferrers

  • To consider all aspects of development and regeneration throughout the Town having regard to the Plan for South Woodham Ferrers within Chelmsford City Council's Local Development Framework.

Clubs and Organisations

  • To encourage and support the various groups based in the town by using the grants and loans scheme.

Leisure and Community Facilities

  • To promote and maintain leisure and community facilities within the town, including the provision of allotments.
  • To promote the development, protection and enhancement of green spaces including the common land at Woodham Fenn, within the town for the benefit of the community and wildlife.

Garden of Remembrance

  • To maintain, improve and enhance the Garden’s facilities to provide a peaceful haven within the Town through a planned programme of works and projects.

Facilities For All

  • To strive to improve the services and facilities for residents of the town.

Healthy, Safe and Secure Environment

  • To promote Chelmsford City Council's provision of CCTV within the town.
  • To support the provision of improved street lighting in the town. 
  • To encourage effective community policing in the town.
  • To support all necessary Agencies in the provision of foot and cycle ways and finger posts. 
  • To work with the necessary Agencies encouraging them to provide high quality public transport within and outside the Town and to receive regular reports. 
  • To maintain pressure on the appropriate authorities for the provision of local health facilities through discussion with the Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and other agencies.
  • To maintain pressure on the appropriate Agencies for the provision of a high quality streetscene by litter and graffiti control and resisting inappropriate development.

Town Council Accessibility

  • To continue to improve access to Town Council properties and facilities by use of audit and review.

Town Council Communications

  • To continue to improve communications on the Town Council’s works, plans, objectives and achievements through the use of press releases, social media and the Annual Report.