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January 2009

Hatfield Heath Village Magazine January 2009

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Village Magazine

HAPPY NJanuary 2009THE MAGAZINE THAT KEEPS YOU IN TOUCH Est. 1893

HEALTH WALKS AT
HATFIELD HEATH CELEBRATE

THEIR FIRST ANNIVERSARY

MARRIAGE EW YEAR TO ALL OUR RE Festival GOLD AWARD
REDEDICATION SERVICE
Xmas Tree Festival GOLD AWARD
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH for 25 years service
150TH YEAR CELEBRATIONS
see page5
In February, Holy Trinity Church is hoping
ADERSCOMMUNITY
to hold a Marriage Rededication Service and AWARD

would like your help to trace some of the

couples from past years who were married here.

If you can help with names and telephone numbers

of any couples that you know were married in our

church, please inform us so that we can invite them

to come.

Thank you, Eileen Ashworth: 01279 730 610

NEW YEARS EVE

PARTY/DANCE

HATFIELD HEATH

VILLAGE HALL

All Villagers, Family & Friends Welcome
Adults £5 Children 16 & under free
Nibbles provided.
Bring own drink & food if wanted
Dancing to ‘Mo’
from 9pm doors open 8pm - 12.30am
01279 730 042

All profits will be donated to the Herts & Essex
Air Ambulance

Village Website : www.hatfield-heath.co.uk Email: [email protected]

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Red BarnInteriors Limited PARISH COUNCIL

Beautiful Hand-MadeKitchen MINUTES OF MEETING

Bedroom & Bathroom Furniture HELD AT 7.30 PM ON WED 12TH NOV 2008
OPEN FORUM 1 member of public present.
Designed to meet your requirements, style PRESENT:Cllr Bob Jones (Chairman) Cllrs David
and hand made to measure Parish, Bart Sheekey. Mel Sullivan, Paula O'Sullivan,
Sandi Rust and Gary Waller
Red Barn Interiors Ltd, In attendance: Clerk to the Council Ernie Fenwick
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE: Cllr Mark Lemon.
Greenleys, Slough Road, Allen Green, Sawbridgeworth, Herts, CM21 0LR DECLARATION OF MEMBERS INTERESTS:
Cllrs Jones, O’Sullivan, Sullivan and Sheekey are
Telephone: 01279 722 811 members of SSE. Cllrs Jones, Sullivan, Sheekey and
Email: [email protected] Waller are members of National Trust, Cllr Sheekey is a
member of the Woodland Trust. Cllr Sullivan is treasurer
Website:www.redbarninteriors.co.uk of the Village Magazine
MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING OF 6th
october:
The minutes were signed as a true record of the meeting.
REPORTS TO / FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT
COUNCILLORS Scout Hut site Broomfields
construction has commenced
CLERKS REPORT:
Casual Vacancy
Clerk reported that no request for an election has been
received at UDC but that the time limit expires on 13th
November. Clerk has spoken to Greg de Bohun who has
expressed interest in joining the Parish Council. Cllr
Sullivan has spoken to Janet Briscoe who is also
interested. Clerk to invite candidates to meet the council
on Tuesday 2nd December at 7.30 prior to the budget
meeting
Action Register Clerk reported on Actions undertaken on
Actions Register (attached)

PaintingandDecorating FINANCIAL MATTERS: NALC have issued the

If you are Looking for an 2008/09 National interim salary award for Local Council
Excellent Standard of Decorating
Clerks. Salary and Use of Office increases from 413.11
by a
Professional Tradesman to 423.21 per calendar month. Standing Order to be

Exterior/Interior amended

Then look no further The following payments were approved:
Please call John for a free estimate
E Fenwick Backdated salary award 132.68

E Fenwick Expenses 129.12

Clerk has circulated draft budget for 2009/10 to be

discussed at Budget meeting at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 2nd

December at URC

VILLAGE GREEN AND THE HEATH

Misuse of Village Green Clerk has continued to press

Henry Turtill of Bidwells and gthoeodLsofrrdomSotfetvthheeeFVMoislatleanrgoer
regarding the issues of selling

Green and the enclosure of the green along Dunmow

Road. Clerk to write to Bidwells and LoM in strongest

terms and offering to take over the ownership of the

village green

Trees Clerk has spoken to Henry Turtill regarding

planting of trees on Village Green. Clerk is awaiting

written confirmation that in principle the trustees of the

Village Green are not opposed to planting of trees on the

green but would need to see a proposal showing what

types and the locations of the trees, to ensure that

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problems were not being created for the future. Cllr DP has been invited to attend Passenger Transport
Sullivan will approach gardening club to see if they can Meeting on 13th November. Will report back
be of assistance in preparing a planting scheme. STANSTED AIRPORT Pre Inquiry:Cllrs Jones,
HIGHWAYS AND FOOTPATHS Sullivan, O’Sullivan attended.
Engineering measures Cllr Sullivan has received a
response to our application for CIF funding. The CIF Dates Of next meetings
funding is only for projects which must be approved by
end of this calendar year and completed by end of this 14th January 11th February
financial year. As this project entails land purchase, this
would not fall within the boundaries of this funding HUNTERS MEET
scheme. Councillors again expressed frustration at the
continued dragging of heels by ECC as we are aware LEISURECENTRE & BEAUTY LODGE
that no formal approach to purchase land has been made
to the Lom or Bidwells. Clerk to liaise with Cllr Sullivan Manicure or Pedicure, Luxury Clarins Facial,
to respond to ECC Highways and ECC cabinet member Swedish Back Massage.

PARKING AND POLICING Clerk presented ECC Why not treat yourself to one of our pamper days
proposal to place yellow lines in end of West Hayes to
prevent indiscriminate parking preventing residents from they range from £45-£100, We know how to spoil
accessing their drives and garages. Unanimous approval
of scheme. Clerk to advise ECC Highways you, feel truly relaxed, have lunch around the pool.

PLAY AREA Open Space Clerk to continue to press Use the Solarium Feel good about
for lease to be completed
Gift Vouchers Available yourself make
the first step!!!

Footpath Discussion on surface of footpath. Agreed Website: www.huntersmeet.co.uk
that a tarmac or concrete surface was best. Clerk to seek
further quotations.
PLANNING Applications
Stonebridge Chelmsford Road. UTT/1631/08/FUL:
Alternative scheme to approval of UTT/1428/03/FUL
for detached fitness room and garage
No objections
Appletrees Friars Lane. UTT/1725/08/FUL: Single
storey rear extension
No objections

Letter received from UDC Planning regarding Pippins
and Avonmore stating that there are no current
applications relating to these properties. If an application
is submitted it will be subject to normal arrangements
for publicity and determined on its merits. Report is that
Mr Williams is laying foundations. Clerk to speak to
UDC planning enforcement.
OTHER REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS
UALC invited to send representatives to strategic
housing land availability Assessment Panel
Assessing land submitted as to suitability and whether it
can be used immediately, developed and blockages
overcome. Brown field and green field sites are
included. Forum consists of UDC, large and small
developers, Land Agents, Social landlords, planning
consultants, UALC and National and Regional agencies.
Cllr Sullivan is one of the representatives. Will continue
to report to PC
BS asked whether we need to attend West Essex Area
Forum and Environmental Committee meeting
circulated by Clerk. MS said he has attended West Essex
Area Forum previously which has been informative on
some occasions. Highways budget is discussed at
Environmental Committee.

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UNAPPROVED MINUTES OF PARISH O'Sullivan and Sandi Rust. Chairman welcomed Cllr
COUNCIL MEETING
Briscoe who was co-opted on Tuesday 2nd December to
HELD AT 7.30 PM ON WED 4th DECEMBER 2008
serve on the council.
OPEN FORUM No member of public present.
PRESENT: Cllr Bart Sheekey (Chairman) Cllrs Janet In attendance: Clerk to the Council Ernie Fenwick
Briscoe, Mark Lemon, David Parish, Mel Sullivan, Paula
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Apologies from Cllrs
LOCAL ELECTRICIAN
Bob Jones, Gary Waller
RE-WIRES, EXTRA SOCKETS,
INDOOR & OUTDOOR LIGHTING, FAULT FINDING DECLARATION OF MEMBERS INTERESTS:

All work guaranteed by JIB approved electrician Cllr Lemon is a District Councillor, Cllrs O’Sullivan,
Competitive Rates
Sullivan and Sheekey are members of SSE. Cllrs Lemon,
07832 405 430 / 01279 730 496
Parish, Sullivan, and Sheekey are members of National
McTimoney Chiropractic
Trust; Cllr Sheekey is a member of the Woodland Trust.
The gentle treatment suitable
for people of all ages CLERKS REPORT:

Deborah Flack BSc (hons) Chiro MCA Action Register

01279 870 077 / 07908 918 934 Clerk reported on Actions undertaken on Actions

www.mctimoney-chiropractic.org Register (attached)

Lavender Barn, Brewers End, Freedom of Information
Takeley, Essex CM22 6QJ
Publication document is due for review from 1st January
Your Local Photographic Services Provider
and must be adopted. Some information should be
Special Occasion Photography
why pay High Street photographer prices? published on website. Item to be put on next Agenda
We will capture your special event and
supply all photographs to you on disc. Cllr Lemon proposed we set up a parish council website

Photograph Restoration and Clerk to investigate provision and cost.
we repair and bring new life to faded and
damaged photographs. Mobile Library Timetable 2009

VHS to DVD Conversion To be passed to Parish Magazine and posted on Village
Preserve your treasured memories before
your VHS tapes break or your player gives Notice Boards
up for good!
FINANCIAL MATTERS:
Musical DVD Creations
We create fabulous "moving" shows from External Audit
your own photographs. An original way to
remember those special events weddings, Auditors have been very busy and are hoping to
birthdays, coming of age, a celebration of
life. complete audit in next two weeks .
Makes a unique gift for family and friends.
Budget proposal discussed at the Budget meeting on 2nd
Contact us on 07950 689 018
or email December presented to council meeting for approval .

[email protected] Zero increase in precept approved. Clerk to advise UDC

Clerk Salary Standing Order amendment presented for

signature

The following payments were approved:

Uttlesford District CouncilCivic Amenity skip £108.10

E Fenwick Expenses £138.34

J Kenney Services Grass Cutting

£3858.66

VILLAGE GREEN AND THE HEATH

Misuse of Village Green

Clerk has circulated the response from Henry Turtill of

Bidwells regarding the issues of selling goods from the

Village Green and the enclosure of the green along

Dunmow Road.

Hayes Cottage. Owner has received letter requesting the

removal the fence which constitutes an offence under

S194 of the Law of Property Act. It also constitutes an

offence under cl12 of the Inclosure Act 1857. Cllr

Briscoe advised that this has now been repealed. Clerk to

advise HT

Shabby Chic Depositing any materials on the village

green constitutes an offence under cl 12 of the Inclosure

Act 1857. The Parish Council are able to lay a

complaint to the magistrates for offences committed

under the Inclosure Acts. Parish Council to press LoM to

lay charges

White Horse PH Application to vary the licence. Cllr

Lemon understands that this is for a reduction in

licensing hours.

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Fair on the Green Applications from Mannings HAPPY DOGZ

Childrens World and Perrett’s Amusements for two Are you out at work all day?
Are you short of time to walk your dog?
visits each Are you no longer able to walk your dog for any reason?
Do you go away and not want to put your dog in kennels?
Mannings Easter (April 10/11/12) and August BH
We offer the following services:-
(August 29/30/31) • 30 minutes Dog walking (one to one) £8.00
• 1 hour Dog walking (one to one) £12.00
Perrett’s May 23/24/25 & Sept 5/6. Proposal to accept • 1 hour Dog walking with group of dogs £10.00 per dog
• Pet sitting (in your own home) Price upon request
all but September. Agreed. • 20 minutes, Dog visiting, feeding, etc £6.00
• Take Dog to any Vet appointments £6.00 per 30 mins
HIGHWAYS AND FOOTPATHS • Dog day out – weekends only Price on request
• Free Initial assessment home visit to meet yourself and
Engineering measures
your dog so the dog can get to know us. This is when we
Cllr Sullivan has drafted a response to ECC Highways will show you our references.

which was emailed to Highways, Cllr Norman Hume We are friendly, caring and efficient dog lovers (and
owners) who have had years of experience with all types of
ECC Cabinet member for Highways and ECC Cllr dogs whilst volunteering in a Rescue Centre. We have a
full knowledge of dog care and currently training to
Susan Barker. Read receipts from each party have been become dog trainers and behaviourists.

received. Response awaited For more information on the above services, do not hesitate
to contact us by phone or email. Cathy or Martina
PLAY AREA
Tel: 01279 433834/mobile: 07900 082633
Open Space
Email: [email protected]
Clerk has received confirmation that the lease has now
QUALIFIED
been completed and within the next few days the sum of
NANNY
£17589.26 will be paid to HHPC. There will be a
AVAILABLE
solicitors fee of £850 plus VAT and disbursements for
I have 13 years experience looking after babies & children
the final works to complete this scheme. up to the age of ten and have references available upon request
I am seeking busy mums and dads who may require some help
PLANNING maybe just to cover their nanny, if they are sick or on holiday or
to give grandparents a break.
Breach of Planning Control
I can do single days or more, I am flexible and can
The Flower Pot The Heath – Illuminated sign has been
work on short notice - CALL KIRSTEN ON:
removed
07939 048 114
Stonebridge, Chelmsford Road – Extension to garden –

Under investigation

Applications

Foxglove Farm Dunmow Road. UTT/1473/08/FUL:

Retrospective change of use from agriculture to garden

and construction of pond & wildlife meadow. We object

to change of use within the metropolitan green belt.

Amberton Cottage The Heath. UTT/1796/08/FUL: Two

storey rear extension. Demolition of outbuilding. No

objections

Torpoint Chelmsford Road UTT/1689/08/FUL:

Replacement dwelling

Concern expressed regarding inadequate parking

facilities on a strategic traffic route

2 Browns Cottages Stortford Road UTT/1882/08/FUL

Single storey rear extension

No objections

Co-op Food Store The Heath UTT/1794/08/FUL

Retrospective application for air conditioning

condensing unit

No objections

Hatfield Heath Primary School CC/UTT/120/08

continued use of class base for temp period until

31/08/2013. No objections

OTHER REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS

Cllr Parish reports that route 347 from Harlow –

Sawbridgeworth - HH – HBO will probably be

discontinued next year Cllr Parish Ecc reconsidering bus

shelters for country routes. Proposed a bus shelter in

front of Post Office. Cllr O’Sullivan against. Majority in

favour for DP to investigate further

Dates Of next meetings

14th January 11th February

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CARPENTER

John Adamson

Qualified and experienced Above is the Parish Council in action in the URC Hall.
for all domestic carpentry Facing you is Ernie Fenwick the Parish Clerk, his laptop
is connected to a projector which is projecting on to the
Free quotations Fully insured screen behind him the minutes or any other information.
This means that the councillors and any members of the
07779 715888 01371 811 688 public who are there can follow proceedings without the
need for searching through paperwork.
MHS Builders The Parish Council’s main occupation is keeping the
village in good order, for instance grass cutting, giving
Extensions their opinion on planning applications, pushing for
All types of carpentry highway improvements such as renewing pavements
Roofing and tiling implementing new speed limits, affordable housing........
UPVC windows, doors and conservatories the list goes on. The Parish Council make decisions on
Loft/Garage conversions all of the villagers behalf.
Plastering Why not come along to a meeting with a group of
All other work undertaken councillors who you will find quite amicable and they
would love to have more support from you all.
Tel: 01279 739409 Bruno
Mobile: 07718 539 969
Heath Computers
HERTS HEATING
For all your IT needs
Town Grove, Dunmow Road, Hatfield Heath,
Bishops Stortford, Herts CM22 7BN Whether you run a business, or are a home user,
Heath Computers has an IT solution to suit your requirements
For all your Gas Installation and Servicing needs.
Free Quotations for gas heating installations. • IT Solutions for home or office
CORGI registration number 222. • Web Design (CGI / PHP / Java Scripts )
Local company established in 1974. • PC Repairs / Upgrades
• Network Installation - Fixed and wireless
Call us on 01279-730 060 • Internet, E-mail, Broadband
Fax us on 01279-730 065 • Virus Protection and Spyware removal
E-mail us at [email protected] • Data Recovery

Web: http://www.heathcomputers.co.uk Mob: 07958 482 889
Email: [email protected] Fax: 08715 227 252

• Interior & Exterior decoration LOST DIGGER HIRE
• carried out to a high specification.
• Full public liability. * Ground Works
• 30 yrs Experience * Driveways
* Extensions
• Ceilings papered. * Fencing
* General Construction
• Wall coverings and wall paper hung
Local Friendly Service
No job too large or too small Chris White

Contact Steve. Moblile 07704 948 803
email: [email protected]
Phone : 01279 724 805 Mobile : 07836 588 886

E-mail :[email protected]

Address: Field View, Sheering, Herts.

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GOLD AWARD GM Property Maintenance

FOR 25 YEARS SERVICE Decorating Specialists

On the 25th November 2008 Sandra Est. 1987
Saban became Essex County
Chairman of the RBL Womens Specialising in:
Section and was awarded the Home interior and exterior decoration
National Gold Badge presented Building maintenance and restoration
by Essex County President Professional and reliable service Fully insured
Mrs Coode Adams M.B.E.
This was for service over the last Tel: 01279 730733
twenty five years. 07867 805382

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION E-mail: [email protected]
POPPY APPEAL RAISES
Ltd
£7,566-65p
floor coverings
Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal our Local CARPETS • VINYL •LAMINATE • SUPPLIED & FITTED
Collection stands at
precisely £7,566-65p Still some Old Carpets Uplifted &Disposed of
more donations to come in. Free grippers and Door Bars
Thank you all who gave to this
worthy course. Steve & Donna

Uttlesford CivicCarol Service Office: 01279 730 172 Mob:07939 739 845

Raised £402-17 for St Clare Hospice Unit 11 Heathview Pond Lane Hatfield Heath CM22 7AB

May I thank all the folk of Hatfield Heath that came
along and supported the Uttlesford Civic Carol Service-
The congregation numbered in excess of 160! It was a
very enjoyable evening and I am sure you will all be
glad to know that we raised £402-17p for St Clare
Hospice. May I wish you all a very happy New Year.
Mark Lemon

HAVE YOU TRIED General DIY, Curtain Rails and Shelves Erected, Flat Packs
assembled. Patio, Drive and Brickwork Pressure Washed, Fencing
OUR DELICIOUS LUNCHES?
and Sheds Preserved and Repaired, Hedge Cutting, including
Snack and full menu Shrubs and Tree Pruning,
available Tuesday - Friday 12 -2pm
House Painting, Exterior & Interior, Windows Pipe Work and
01279 730 549 Weather Boards Stained and Painted. Fencing Erected, Gardens

Website: www.huntersmeet.co.uk and Driveways Shingled and Pebbled. Guttering Unblocked,
Roofs Moss and Mildew Power-washed Off.

Please do not hesitate to ask. Contact lan and Jan at
San Michelle, Jacks Lane, Takeley

01279 870 946

A COMPLETE SERVICE FOR YOUR HOME

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do you want a We all, as drivers, find ourselves in the same dilemma
every summer. Do we get on to the council to come and
beautiful garden to mow down all the growth on the roadside verges at a
relax & entertain in ? time when this will prevent them setting seed and, as we
say in gardening terms, “naturalising” or do we live with
‘Let me help you to create a the slight inconvenience and benefit from a unique show
beautiful innovative of wild flowers and fruit of all kinds?
garden…we offer a full garden
design & build service…we There are approximately half a million acres of roadside
manage the whole process so verge in the UK running alongside around ten thousand
it’s 100% stress free …we miles of road. This
work to your agreed budgets represents an area of
with no hidden extras…we can various grassland
even provide you with an types, scrub and
almost no maintenance garden trees equivalent to
should you wish…’ the size of Berkshire
stretched along a
Patricia Fox distance sufficient to
circumnavigate the earth four times. If this vast area
ndoremaomre could be sensitively managed with nature conservation in
mind not only is there a huge potential for the wildlife
tel.01279 730 040 associated with the
verges themselves,
ARALIA but also for the
wildlife in the
G A RD E N D E S I G N surrounding
countryside as
LTD. verges may act as
corridors
• Specialising in all types of interlinking
ponds & features. fragmented or
• Professionally designed, isolated habitats.
installed, restored or maintained.
• Local company established In terms of wildlife value verges can be split into three
since 1987 with excellent after broad types:
care service a) Landscaped and
intensively
Tel: 01279 461 052 managed verges
sown with fast
(Answer phone) growing grass
mixes, these
Mobile: 07711 087 004 represent our
poorest quality
wildlife resource.
b) Recently created verges left to colonise naturally,
these vary in ecological value depending on their
management and the substrate. Species rich grassland
will develop where the substrate is low in nutrients but
will be lost through
scrub invasion if
not managed.
Where there is thick
topsoil verges can
still support a wide
range of plants and
animals if managed
appropriately.

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c) Ancient verges, the verges of some roads may date MALLON TREE CARE
back hundreds of years before agricultural intensification
so giving us a glimpse of where common plants still exist. NPTC QUALIFIED STAFF
They are of high ecological value and, where properly 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
managed, support a wide variety of threatened or
declining species such as sulphur clover, crested cow- FULL INSURANCE
wheat, lesser calamint and cowslips.
ALL TREE WORK
Sarah Kenyon, Natural Sciences Curatorial Officer and UNDERTAKEN AT
Verge Representative at the Saffron Walden Museum has COMPETITIVE RATES
said that “a favourite verge is at Wicken Bonhunt, found
on the north side of the B1038 road that sweeps down FOR A FREE ESTIMATE
the hill to the east end of the village. During June and CALL
July the pale yellow sulphur clover is in flower. A local
resident keeps an eye on the verge and has recorded the OFFICE : 01279 877726
plants growing there for a number of years. The flora MOBILE : 07946 550777
includes orchids, vetches, knapweeds and scabious.”
07986 147 914
In the 1970s the Essex County Council Highways [email protected]
Agency, Nature Conservancy Council and the Essex
Wildlife Trust identified a number of important verges Find us in YELL
within the county. These were designated as Special
Roadside Nature Reserves with the aim to safeguard the
future of the many rare and uncommon flowers that grow
on them. Since then the number has grown and there are
now 103 sites covering twenty-six miles. If you are
interested in looking after roadside verges the Essex
Wildlife Trust would love to hear from you.

On Wednesday 28th. January the Hatfield Heath
Gardening Club starts its 2009 programme with a talk by
Sarah Kenyon on Special Roadside Verges in Uttlesford.

Meetings take place in the Hatfield Heath Village Hall
and start at 7.45 p.m. Just come along, everyone is
welcome, or if you would like to know more about the
Hatfield Heath Gardening Club call 01279 726 357 or
7304 98.

PROGRAMME FOR 2009 15 YEARS IN TRADE
Grass cutting, Hedge Trimming, Planting,
Meetings are every 4th Wednesday Weed Treatment, One off Tidy Ups and

At the Hatfield Heath Village Hall at 7.45pm maintenance
Call for a friendly chat on
2009 Mobile 07956 524 586
Home Tel 01279 830 960
Jan. 28th Special Roadside Verges

in Uttlesford Sarah Kenyon

Feb. 25th. Hellebores Bill Hardy Fed up with
moss and weed?
Mar.25th. Harlow Nature Reserves Colin Lincoln
We offer:-
Apr. 22nd. Japanese Gardens Margaret Willis •Regular lawn feeds
•Weed and moss treatment
May 27th. Outing (to Leonardslee?) •Aeration
•Scarification
June 24th. Light Amongst the Trees Part II
Peter Beale Friendly professional service

July 22nd. Alpines and Other Plants at Chelsea
Doug Joyce
Lawn Treatment Service

JOIN THE CLUB OR JUST VISIT CALL NOW FOR A BROCHURE
OR FREE LAWN SURVEY
Visitors: £2 per meeting
01279 466 100
Hatfield Heath Gardening Club
www.simplylawns.co.uk
Call 01279 726 357 or 01279 730 498

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Former Deputy Headteacher Last year I saw HHP School present
very effective at raising standards 'Oliver' - which was equal, in my
opinion, to any London West End
Reading techniques coached; books loaned production. This year I was privileged
Clearly taught NC maths to go again, and I was once more
amazed at the skill of every child - of course it was
Quality of writing and handwriting improved due to the teachers superb rapport, not forgetting the
SATs, 11+ and Common Entrance brilliant and clever costumes and sets and I wish to
Dyslexia congratulate everyone involved. So much pleasure
Weekly follow-up activities given to parents and friends.
Our Village School must surely be one of the best.
01279 600 102 Thanks from all of us
Irene Delderfield
Denise Loomes

King’s Thursday, 2 Rowney Gardens, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0AT

[email protected]

STICKY FINGERS

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Hatfield Broad Oak Village Hall 9.30am to 10.30am
Little Hallingbury village Hall 1.30pm to 2.30pm

come along and join us !!!

Hobbs Cross Road
Old Harlow

CM17 0NJ

Tel. 01279 429 910

www.saintnicholasschool.net

Saint Nicholas
A small independent school,
located in
Churchgate Street, Old Harlow

We take pupils from Reception
through to Year 11

• Small class
sizes

• Wide range of
curricular and
extra-curricular
activities

• Extensive
grounds

• Heated pool

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HAILEYBURY

CO-EDUCATIONAL INDEPENDENT BOARDING SCHOOL FOR 11- 13 AND
13-18 YEARS OFFERING INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE AND A LEVELS

www.haileybur y.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ALL HAILEYBURY
HAS TO OFFER, INCLUDING SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES

AND OPEN EVENINGS - PLEASE CONTACT:
THE REGISTRAR, HAILEYBURY, HERTFORD SG13 7NU

TEL: 01992 463 353 FAX: 01992 470 663
EMAIL: [email protected]

Independent co-educational
day school and nursery
for 2 - 11 year olds

Call us today on 01279 657 706

www.howegreenhouseschool.co.uk

HOWE GREEN HOUSE SCHOOL, GREAT HALLINGBURY,
BISHOP’S STORTFORD, HERTS CM22 7UF

pictures continued overleaf................... HIRE UR CHURCH HALL FOR
BIRTHDAY PARTIES
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You can hire the hall for children's parties
£9.50 / hour

Tel :01279 730 581

pictures continued from previous page.................

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Tickets are now on sale

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NEW YEARS EVE
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Woollcott House Restaurant

Great Hallingbury

01279 504 397

www.woollcotthouse.co.uk
Superb Family owned and run Restaurant
Set in 7 acres specialising in Weddings,

Private Parties, Funeral Refreshments

A La Carte menu and Table D'Hote Menu's
all fresh produce from local Source

Regular Dinner Dance and Theme Nights.
Sunday Lunch a Speciality.
Open Wednesday - Sunday.

( Other times by arrangement)

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with Sue to get more information

Tel : 07885 510 400

Hatfield Haven Care Home

Stortford Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishops Stortford, Herts. CM22 7DL

Tel: 01279 730 043

Features:
Serene and homely environment;
24 hours care in compliance with CSCI Care
Standards;
Medical care provided by local group practice;
district nurse, physiotherapist and a chiropodist;
Highly qualified and motivated staff - RMA and
NVQ qualifications;
17 newly refurnished and redecorated rooms;
Each bedroom fitted with washbasin, TV and
call system to summon help;
A large day lounge with TV and radio;
Large dining room with excellent meals on offer
by the in-house chef;
A Stair lift and a passenger lift to all floors;
Activities includes talks, parties, summer
barbecues, flower arranging e.t.c

Kindly drop by for viewing and to pick up our User
Guide and Statement of purpose. For placement and
other enquiries, please call the

Home Manager Donna Turner on 01279 730 043
or email: [email protected]

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LIST OF CLUBS, GROUPS & CLASSES
WITH TELEPHONE NUMBERS

VILLAGE HALL 730 544 MORNING AT INSTITUTE
FITNESS CLUB WED AM
4 CHRISTMAS 2 INSTITUTE 730 544
08.00Holy Communion HT 731 420
09.30 Family Service..HT PRE-SCHOOL FITNESS CLUB MON AM
10.30Family Service with Communion URC (2 ½ -5)
18.30Evensong HT 730 354 731 076
LUNCHEON CLUB
6 20.00Joint PCC/Elders meeting to include Epiphany For all Senior Citizens 730 581
Worship
7 10.30Holy Communion – 1662 The Close HH UNDER FIVES ITALIAN LANGUAGE
11 EPIPHANY 1 Mother & Toddler 730 212 Michelina 07786 341 754

09.30Holy Communion HT URC SPANISH LANGUAGE
10.30 Family Service URC FRIDAY CLUB (7-12 years) Ann Whale 01279 731 288
18 EPIPHANY 2
08.00Holy Communion 730 465 FOOTBALL CLUB 730 212
JO JINGLES CRICKET CLUB 730 674
NO 9.30 or 10.30 Service in (6 mths - 7years) 868 410 HEATH PLAYERS
Hatfield Heath – but join the and play reading for pleasure
United Service for the Week of SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Prayer for Christian Unity at 730 825 or 730 517
10.30am at Hatfield Broad Oak. CLUB HISTORY SOCIETY
1.30for1pm Holy Trinity 150th Celebratory Lunch
21 10.45MU Holy Communion HT SCOUTS 812 586 Robin Gurnett 730 672
20.00 Leisure Hour URC ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
24 20.00Village Hall Committee CR CUBS Chris Hancock
25 CONVERSION OF ST PAUL 730 042
09.30Holy Communion HT 731 646
10.30Family Service URC
26 20.00PCC CR BROWNIES 734 391
28 19.45Gardening Club VH
SUNDAY CLUB
FEB
1 EPIPHANY 4 9.30am Holy Trinity 730 288 BELL RINGERS 730 526

08.00Holy Communion HT CHOIR
09.30Family Service HT
10.30Family Service with Communion URC H.T. YOUTH GROUP Canon Tim Potter 730 288
18.30Evensong HT
731 318 WOMANS LEISURE HOUR
H-Village Hall / CR-Committee Room H / HT-Holy
Trinity Church / URC-United Reform Church / I-Institute KARATE 445 539 730 465
/ S-School
JUNIOR KARATE CATHOLIC CHURCH

01992 575 679 Hatfield Broad Oak

SOSEN GORE 01371 872 550

JU JITSU 07947 599 801 TALKING NEWSPAPERS

01279 651 270

WU CHI 07947 599 801 OR 01279 653 925

SECRETARY U.R.C.

SENIOR BOWLS 724 833 Mark Lemon 730 581
OPEN BOWLS 730 539

BRIDGE CLUB 723 948 AEROBICS Rachel Eastland
Mon 9.30am & Thu 8pm
GARDENING CLUB
730 425 731 076
HEALTH WALK
WELCOME CLUB HATFIELD HEATH
730 421 730 512
HEALTH WALK LITTLE
OPEN COFFEE 730 288 HALLINGBURY 722 156

The Mobile Library Hatfield Heath Alzheimer’s Society HATFIELD HEATH

Tuesday visits Fortnightly 01372 872 519 BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Broomfields 2.45pm - 3.35pm 01279 730 274

The Close 3.40pm - 4pm

The Heath 4.05pm - 4.35pm

Jan 13, 27 Feb 10, 24 Mar 10, 24 PLAY BUS FOR UNDER FIVES

Apr 7, 21 May 5, 19 Jun 2, 16, 30

Need a friendly neighbour to help you? Buffy Bus is a playbus designed to give the under fives an
with task that will take approx 30 mins e.g. opportunity to paint, play and socialise in a playgroup
Shopping small repairs collecting prescriptions etc.
environment that they would otherwise not have access to
Please note there is no ageism.
Anyone young or old can call for help from volunteers. PARKS ON CENTRE OF VILLAGE GREEN
TUESDAYS 9.30am - 11am
PHONE 07-944-748-478

Phone manned 10am to 12noon

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Next Parish Council Meeting LIST OF WEBSITES

At The URC Hall CLUBS, GROUPS ETC. IN VILLAGE

14th Jan & 11th Feb 7.30pm 2009

PARISH COUNCIL www.hatfieldheath.essex.sch.uk
Parish Clerk - Ernie Fenwick............... 730 770
Chairman - Robert Jones........................ 730 741 Village Website
Vice Chairman Bart Sheekey.................... 730 663
Mark Lemon (District Councillor)....... 730 581 www.hatfield-heath.co.uk
Mel Sullivan............................................ 731 434
Paula O’Sullivan....................................... 730 281 Village Magazine
Sandy Rust................................................ 731 229
David Parish............................................. 730 573 www.hatfield-heath.co.uk/magazine

Gary Waller.......................................... 739 345 Surgery Websites

Janet Briscoe............................................. (Repeat prescriptions can be applied for on these sites)
www.hatfieldheathsurgery.co.uk

www.hatfieldbroadoaksurgery.co.uk

Hatfield Heath Football Club
www.hatfieldheathfc.co.uk

HATFIELD HEATH Hatfield Heath Cricket Club
POLICE www.freewebs.com/hatfieldheathcc
Hatfield Heath Business Association Link
There will be a retired policeman Rick Jones at the
police station who you can talk to on www.hatfield-heath.co.uk/hhba

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm - 6.30pm Bridge club
www.hatfieldheathbridgeclub.org.uk
HATFIELD HEATH BEAT SURGERY 2009 Terry’s Photos Website - Hatfield Heath etc.
Held at the Hatfield Heath Police Station 6-7pm
www.terrysphotos.org.uk
Jan 5th , Feb 2nd Mar 2nd, Aril 6th , May 4th,
June 8th, July, 6th, Aug 3rd, Sept 7th, Oct 5th, H.H. TENANTS FORUM MEMBERS

Nov 2nd, Dec 7th Paul Simpson ....................................730 026
David. N. Parish............................... 730 573

PHONE NUMBERS OF MAGAZINE DETAILS
POLICE, DOCTORS, SAMARITANS
Friday
SCHOOL & CHURCHES
Neighbourhood Officers 16th

0300 333 4444/ 07779 316 979 Jan

PCSO Trevail-Philips Email: [email protected]uk Email :- [email protected]
Pc Brad Healey Email: [email protected]
Send your letters /articles/ reports /photographs, by hand, floppy
PCSO Emma Webb Email: [email protected]
www.essex.police.uk disc, CD, or email - [email protected]

PCSO Emma Webb..............01279 730 280 EXT 63554 If posting or delivering by hand you can send direct to me :-
Police Great Dunmow............................ 01376 551 312
Police Mobile........................................... 07779 316 979 Bruno(Editor) “Manor Lodge”, Chelmsford Rd, Hatfield
Police Hatfield Heath.......... ................. 01279 730 388
Police E-Mail :- [email protected] Heath CM22 7BD.
Non-Emergency No.................................. 0300 333 4444
Emergency ............................................... 999 Editor: - Bruno Scheggia (Skedja) 01279 730 498
DOCTORS Broomfields......................... 01279 730 616
DOCTOR Sawbridgeworth.................... 08444 773 360 Bruno’s Mobile Phone number 07768 606309
THE SAMARITANS............................... 01279 421 110
HATFIELD HEATH C.P. SCHOOL......01279 730 382 Treasurer: - Mel Sullivan 01279 731 434
PRE-SCHOOL........................................ 01279 730 354
HOLY TRINITY Canon Tim Potter......... 01279 730 288 Distribution:-Barbara Scheggia 01279 730 498
MINISTER of URC Rev Jim Gill ...
HALF HOUR HELPERS........................ 07944 748 478 Secretary: - Jean Clarke

Printed by Cornerstone 01279 437 851

DISCLAIMER: The Editor and Printers do not take
responsibility for the information given or views expressed in
the Hatfield Heath Village Magazine. Nor is any culpability
The next Festival on the Heath will be Sunday 21str June 2009 accepted in work done by advertisers.

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Automotive Mechanical Services The Society was fortunate to have as it's speaker on
We Cater For: Tuesday 18th Nov 08, Mr John Sly, an established expert
in matters historical and ancestral, on this occasion
Servicing, Clutches, General Repairs pertaining to the First World War.
Tyres and Exhausts John's detailed researches revealed that there were three
Batteries names missing from our War Memorial for WW1 on the
Heath, and he went into some detail about these men, and
Other services provided the possible reasons for their omission from the
memorial. The names were;
For a friendly and reliable service call: JOHN EDWARD BARBELL d. 1/7/1916. ALFRED
01279 731693 BROWN d 27/10/1916 and JOSEPH LOVEDAY d.
20/11/1915.
Or email us at [email protected] He also surprised us with the revelation that six names
that DO appear seem not to have connections to the
Unit 2, High Pastures, Stortford Road, Hatfield Heath village.
These were OSCAR ANDERSON d. 1st Oct. 1916,
We offer a WILLIE BROWN d. Mar. 1917 HORACE COOPER d.
Complete Service Mar 1917 GEOFFREY NUGENT 9 Jul. 1916
ERNEST JAMES STOREY d. Oct 1917 SYDNEY
DESIGN JAMES TROTT Oct 1917.
CERAMIC TILING Some of these names will be familiar to our older
residents, but his research found no direct connection
LIGHTING with Hatfield Heath.
WOODWORK ETC. This well researched and clearly delivered talk gave rise
to several questions, proving
All carried out with the minimum the interest that this talk had created.
of fuss and mess by experts! (A fuller account has been donated by John Sly to be held
Also all Plumbing & in our History Archive)
Domestic Heating Installations Robin Gurnett Chairman.

SO LOOK NO FURTHER THAN

C.F OAKES

Established in Harlow for over 45 years 19th Century Broomshawbury (Hatfield
19 SERVICE BAY, WYCH ELM , HARLOW Broad Oak)Farmer and Local Magistrate

Stephen Green, Farmer of Broomshawbury was
intered at St. Mary's Hatfield Broad Oak on

19th January 1876

HEATH SPORT

Sport in Hatfield Heath

‘THAX’ THE WAY WE LIKE IT!
Hatfield Heath School FC is once again leading the way in
the West Essex League as the campaign reaches the half-
way stage. The Christmas standings were recently
published, with Hatfield Heath sitting proudly at the top of
the table, three points clear of Thaxted.

And it is Thaxted who are proving to be the Heath’s closest
rivals. The holders have a 100 percent record in the league
so far, with the second-placed side winning all their games

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except their visit to Hatfield Heath, where they lost 5-2. DIXON & CO

Howe Green are six points behind in third place, while the CHARTERED CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANTS
two newcomers, Hatfield Broad Oak and Great Easton,
are finding things tough, and are languishing near the foot For local, friendly advice contact Paul Dixon
of the table.
Wallburys, Stortford Road, Hatfield Heath, CM22 7DL
Thaxted will have a chance to peg back Hatfield Heath’s
lead when the two sides meet again at Thaxted at the start Tel: 01279 739 076
of February. But before that, Hatfield Heath face a
potential banana skin when they visit Takeley on January Email: [email protected]
28. www.dixonandco.com
The latest standings and fixtures appear below:
BODYWORKS
West Essex Primary School League
We cater for:
New Year Standings Scratches, Chips, Dents

TEAM PLD PTS Panel replacement
Motorbike paintwork
Hatfield Heath 7 21 Insurance approved
Alloy wheel refurbishment
Thaxted 7 18 You name it and we can do it

Howe Green 7 12 No job too small!
For a friendly and reliable service call:
Takeley 79
01279 731 693
Rodings 77 Unit 2, High Pastures, Stortford Road, Hatfield Heath

Little Hallingbury 7 5 e-volvebodyworks.co.uk

Great Easton 75 OPEN COFFEE MORNING
HATFIELD HEATH INSTITUTE
Hatfield Broad Oak 7 3
FREE but donations welcome
Hatfield Heath Forthcoming Fixtures: Drop in for Tea, coffee and light refreshments
(a) Takeley – Wed 28 Jan
(a) Thaxted – Wed 4 Feb MONDAY TO FRIDAY MORNINGS
(h) Little Hallingbury – Thur 12 Feb 10.00 AM – 12 NOON

‘B’ TEAM ARE HOLDING ON A chance to meet others and chat All welcome
Oliver Holding found the net as Hatfield Heath CP Organised by Holy Trinity Church
School’s ‘B’ Team enjoyed a run-out at Howe Green. Sponsored by the Village Hall Trust

The striker scored in the first half after the home side had
taken the lead. The two sides went in at 1-1 at half-time,
but a flurry of goals from the hosts meant a final scoreline
of 5-1.

Hatfield Heath ‘B’: William Anang, Elliott Brooks,
Anirudh Suresh, Hamish Scott, Sam Hopkins, Sasha
Borg, Henry Walton, Sam Clucas, Oliver Holding.

By Billy Shaw.

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Flooring & Fabric fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too
Cleaning Cna yuo raed tihs?
Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. i cdnuolt blveiee
www.mcs-clean.co.uk taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.
[email protected] The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid,
aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,
• Engine powered powerful it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod
self-sufficient steam cleaning, are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat
no water or elecricity needed ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl
mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm.
• Healthy Green friendly Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey
products which are non lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig
resoiling toxic & detergent free huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was
ipmorantt!
• Deep cleaning and
fast drying times guaranteed THESE SENTENCES ACTUALLY APPEARED
IN CHURCH BULLETINS OR WERE
• We are qualified and insured ANNOUNCED IN CHURCH SERVICES :
for all sevices provided
The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
• Survey and quotation absolutely
free with no obligation Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance
to get rid of those things not worth keeping around
• Fire and flood restoration the house. Don't forget your husbands.
For healthy deep cleaning -
not cosmetic cleaning call MCS The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has
been cancelled due to a conflict.
01279 866 838 / 07802 448 871
Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our
Superb organic cleaning community.
of carpets, curtains,
upholstery & leather Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.

• Organic carpet, Our treatments Miss Charlene Mason sang "I will not pass this way
upholstery and again," giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
leather cleaning Remove
Odour For those of you who have children and don't know
• Curtains & mattresses it, we have a nursery downstairs.
deep cleaned Remove
Dust Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir.
• Guardsman stain Mites
protection plans
Remove
• Oriental rug cleaning Bacteria

• Allergy treatments
available

• Expert spot and stain removal

• All work fully insured and guaranteed

For a FREE non-obligational quote call Matt: The Flower Pot, The Heath, Hatfield Heath,
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0800 7836647
Telephone: 01279 731 150
www.safeclean.co.uk
Website: www.the-flower-pot.net

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They need all the help they can get.

The Rector will preach his farewell message after
which the choir will sing "Break Forth Into Joy."

Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on
October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that
began in their school days.

A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in
the church hall. Music will follow.

Please place your donation in the envelope along
with the deceased person you want remembered.

Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and
medication to follow.

This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing
in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket
and come prepared to sin.

The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the
congregation would lend him their electric girdles
for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.

Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First
Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at
the side entrance.

The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new
tithing campaign slogan last Sunday: "I Upped My
Pledge - Up Yours too!

Paula's Petsitting Service Quality at the right price

Going on holiday? What is the best thing you can do for Unique floral designs for
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Mob ile BeauticianBella Mariposa "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit Hatfield Heath, Hatfield Broad Oak...
the changes it had gone through to achieve that beauty"
WAX TREATMENTS HANDS & FEET Local, National and
Half Leg £14.50 £9.00 add International Deliveries
Full Leg £20.00 Quick File & Polish £2 for
(includes hand massage) French Website www.artsandroses.co.uk

Bikini £7.50 Standard Manicure £15.00 01279 730 400 / 07931 275 875
Underarm £7.50 (includes file, cuticle treatment, hand
& lower arm massage and polish) Heathview, Pond Lane,
Hatfield Heath, CM22 7AB
Chin £5.00 French Manicure £17.00
Lip £5.00 ( includes file, cuticle treatment, hand £18.00 Opening Hours:
Eye Brow Wax £8.00 & lower arm massage and polish) Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-2pm
EyeBrow tidy (non wax) £6.00 (Closed Wednesdays) Ample parking available
Back (Male) £10.50 Pedicure (includes file, cuticle
treatment, hard skin exfoliate, foot &
lower leg massage and polish)

Individual Appointment’s Cuppa and a pamper Wax Pack Parties

(My home or your home) (children welcome) Pamper Parties

Be a party host and receive a complimentary bottle of wine, 10% off your treaments if

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E-mail:[email protected]

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www.jewelgenie.co.uk SERVICE FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
To be held at St. Mary's Hatfield Broad Oak on
Handmade contemporary jewellery in
sterling silver, pearls and gemstones Sunday 18th January at 10.30am
Note: There will be no other services in the Villages
Beautiful, affordable designs perfect that morning.
for all occasions
21st January Wednesday at 8.00pm
Shop on line, visit us at one of our Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.
events or have a fun night in with Barbara Fuller

friends and your very own
jewellery party!

CALL US ON 07711 421 444

COUNSELLOR We meet at the U R C Hall on the Chelmsford Road

Caroline Powell-Allen M.A., Everyone Welcome
Especially new Members
UKRC (Reg. Ind.), MBACP (Accred.), CPC (Reg.) Details Jean on 730 465

Offering brief & longer-term counselling THE FRIDAY CLUB
Twelve years experience working with children, young people, adults
& couples at Bell St. Surgery, Sawbridgeworth & for Uttlesford Mind 9th January

NOW PRACTISING IN HATFIELD HEATH The Friday Club will start again on 9th January.
Also offering counselling supervision for individuals & groups. Martin & Jack are still looking for help to run the
Club
Please telephone for an appointment
01279 730 465
01371 873 270

Beautiful Holidays in Cornwall CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING SKIPS

For more details please visit Please note that the green waste and Christmas tree
www.beautifulcornwallholidays.co.uk recycling skips, scheduled for Saturday 27 December
(page 14 of A Greener Guide), has been cancelled. The
or Thaxted skip will now appear in Margaret Street car park
on Saturday 3 January, 9am to 3pm.
Phone Wayne on 07958 482 889 Russell Clark (Waste & Recycling Officer)

Post Office opening hours

Monday 9am - 1pm 2pm - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 1pm 2pm - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 1pm Closed
Thursday 9pm - 1pm 2pm - 5pm
Friday 9pm - 1pm 2pm - 5pm
Saturday 9pm - 12.30pm Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

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This November, we had 18 raindays, producing 2.91 inches. It appeared to be a very wet month, but
our average for this month is 2.61 inches so we were only 11% above the norm.
Extremes in November
Highs:- 5.57 inches in 2000 - 5.04 inches in 2002
Lows :- 0.83 inches in 1995 - 0.99 inches in 1994

20 Rainfall mm. Hatfield Heath Rainfall November 2008
18
16 Total of 18 Raindays
14 Total rainfall for Nov 2.91inches
12
10 1srt
2nd
8 3rd
6 4th
4 5th
2 6th
0 8th
9th
Day 10th
13th
16th
17th
18th
23rd
24th
25th
27th
29th

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With the colder weather arrivng in Eastern & Northern
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Hair by BEE BEE CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL & AUCTION

ALL ASPECTS OF HAIRDRESSING HOLY TRINITY ANNIVERSARY FUND

LADIES and GENTS 150 YEARS OLD IN 2009
:Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s for Senior Citizens
Holy Trinity Church was a blaze of colour having been
OPEN: Tues & Wed 9am - 5pm• Thur 9am -1pm decorated by Christmas trees, donated and decorated by
local people and organisations. The Gardening Club was
Fri 9am-6pm • Sat 9am-1pm FULLY TRAINED judged as the best entry and was duly awarded the prize, a
hamper, which was auctioned later, the proceeds going to
Heath View, Pond Lane, Hatfield Heath the Holy Trinity Church Anniversary Fund.
Tel: 01279 730 870 LONDON HAIR STYLISTS The decorating was very inventive ranging from the
knitted booties filled with sweets (you must let me have
Daniel Robinson that knitting pattern Margaret) to miniature pictures of
Hatfield Heath past, to mini parcels wrapped in Village
& Sons Magazine paper.
Courtyard Flowers and Arts and Roses trees were
Independent Family beautifully and professionally decorated and drew many
Funeral Directors Monumental Masons comments. I do hope the villagers make use of their
expertise among us.
A personal caring service The auction proceeded at a pace and we enjoyed nearly an
from family business day or night. hour of hilarious monologue from Steve as he worked hard
Our trained staff will be pleased to give free to sell the trees, succeeding eventually with all but one.
confidential advice on any matter This has to be a new waiting in the wings for Steve!
Many thanks to all who donated, decorated, judged and
GOLDEN 3 BULLFIELDS bought the trees and all who helped with refreshments and
welcoming. It was a good weekend. Eileen Ashworth

CHARTER SAWBRIDGEWORTH

FUNERAL PLANS 01279 722 476

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BISHOP’S STORTFORD HARLOW

01279 655 477 01279 426 990

HASLERS LANE 146 HIGH STREET
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01371 874 518 01992 560 890

24 hour Family Careline I have shown a few of the trees, apologies to Courtyard
Golden Charter Pre-Payments Plans

Flowers and others that I haven't shown. Bruno

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Queen awarding Norman the MBE

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01279 730 544

Royal British Legion

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THE FARMERS’ MARKET AT MATCHING and for the rest of the year in the grounds of the Fox Inn in the
village. Income from table fees and refreshments is for the
The Farmers’ Market at Matching opened in October 2007. benefit of the Village Hall.
It takes place on the third Saturday of every month from
October to April in Matching Village Hall in Matching Tye The emphasis from the start was to have a Market based on

fresh food and food products, all coming from within a 30 to

40 mile radius. The range of food available is shown in the

accompanying advertisement and a number of our stall

Domestic & holders have won awards for their produce. The Market is a

Commercial Specialised Security typical village one, with 16 or so food stalls, plus a few craft
Manufacturing Ltd
A few Examples: stalls outside (weather permitting) and opening hours are
Ornate Gates
10am until midday.

Railings/Fencing Why not give us a try by coming along to our Christmas

Shutters Market on January 17th Don Cramphorn

Radio Controlled On behalf of Matching Village Hall Management Committee.

Systems Telephone 01279 731312

01371 874 600 E-mail [email protected]

Unit 3 Station Yard Industrial Estate, Great Dunmow, Essex WHY NOT COME TO OUR

www.grillesandgates.com Farmer's Market

FLYING HIRE JANUARY 17TH

CAR & CHAUFFEUR SERVICES and 3rd Saturday in the month
FOR ALL OCCASIONS 10am until 12 noon

To and from Stansted, Luton, Heathrow, MATCHING VILLAGE HALL
Gatwick and City airports
Matching Tye

Stalls include

Corporate & A complete Farm-reared Beef, Freshly made
Sporting events London Service Lamb and Pork Indian food

National meetings Shopping trips Venison and Game Homemade suet
Organic and sponge
Theatre/dinner Hospital visits Vegetables puddings
trips
Urgent courier Smoked Products: Free range eggs
Guided tours services Fish, Ham and Plants
Cheese Goats milk soap
Weddings Honey products
Cornish Pasties, Bottled real ales
Pork Pies, Mini- and small casks
Quiches

Home-made
Chocolates

Our fleet of air conditioned vehicles REFRESHMENTS
ranges from executive cars to luxury
Supported by Howick & Brooker Estate Agents 01279 418 888
people carriers and coaches

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NEW - GROUP TRAVEL

8 passenger vehicles now available for all events

For professionalism with the personal touch * Call Michelle on 0800 298 5280 *
contact Chris New at Independent Herbalife Distributor

Tel: 01279 721 427 Fax: 01279 723 947
Mobile: 07968 026 032

or visit our informative website:
www.stansted-airport-taxis.com

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fitness for hire

Police officers in Essex are asking communities to keep an a treadmill doesn’t have to be for life
eye on elderly and vulnerable people to help prevent them just for Christmas!
becoming victims of bogus callers.
Bogus callers, sometimes called distraction burglars, are You can get fit in the comfort
people who call at your door and trick their way into your & privacy of your own home
home in order to steal cash and valuables. and when you no longer need
There has been a spate of bogus caller incidents recently the equipment, we will simply collect
where callers have claimed to be from the water board. It! Also makes an ideal Christmas gift!
Crime reduction sergeant Nathalie Carr said Essex Police
is committed to tackling bogus callers but said treadmills £21 per week
communities can help out too. cross trainers £17.50 per week
She said: “Bogus callers prey on vulnerable and elderly exercise bikes From £12 per week
members of society. We need the public to look out for rowing machines £16.60 per week
neighbours and relatives who distraction burglars may NEW!
target. vibration plates £45 per week
“There are simple steps you can take to make yourself and
others less likely to become a victim. Keep to the Lock, All of the above rates are based on
Stop, Chain and Check rule (see below). minimum hire period of 4 weeks.
“If you feel unsure about the caller do not let them in. If These rates are reduced for longer durations.
they are genuine they will understand. Bogus callers
aren’t always male, so don’t be fooled by a smartly *Book for 8 weeks and we’ll add a further 2 weeks
dressed woman.” free of charge. *Not applicable to vibration plates
Sgt Carr added: “I would appeal to people not to keep
large quantities of cash in their homes. If you have elderly Please telephone for delivery charge quote and
relatives, remind them to be aware of bogus callers. further info:
Anyone can be a victim of bogus callers, so maintaining
good home security is vital. Keep your doors, windows, 01279 739 416 / 01279 739 413
sheds and gates secure at all times.”
e-mail: [email protected]
Follow the Lock, Stop, Chain and Check rule:
www.fitnessforhire.co.uk
LOCK - make sure your doors and windows are secure.
When you answer your front door, make sure your back has opened in Sawbridgeworth,
door is locked in case the caller has an accomplice. offering a range of Studio and
mat classes to suit all ages and
STOP – See who the caller is before answering by using level of fitness.
your spy-hole or looking through the window.

CHAIN – If you choose to open the door, make sure you
put the chain on the door before opening it.

CHECK – Find out who your caller is. Ask for their ID
and check it carefully. Their identity might be fake so look
up in the phone book the company they claim to be from
and call it to clarify the facts. Don’t ring the number on the
caller's ID.

Pilates will help to:-

07715 566 246 Improve Strength & Flexibility
Improve Posture
01279 876 352 Improve Balance

Bretts, Chelmsford Road, White
Roding, Essex CM6 1RF

We have moved! Telephone Co-ordination & Circulation
Come and see all your favourites and more
at Bretts, five minutes from Hatfield Heath. 07887 808 928 Reduce Stress

www.handmadepineproducts.co.uk Absolute Pilates, Allen House, G27,
The Maltings,Sawbridgeworth, Herts CM21 9JX
Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm and Sun 10am - 4pm Free Parking

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Curtains CRAFTY THINGS
Made to measure by
Jennie Childs Have you ever wondered where all the beautiful tassels
All types of Curtains & Matching Accessories come from that adorn so many rooms in our stately
homes? Well some of them are crafted quite locally as I
Made to measure discovered when Marion Turner came to our Craft
Guild. The silk is spun in nearby White Roding and
Telephone:01279 730 608 then Marion and her team set to work re-creating the
fabulous designs, many of which are extremely historic.
32 Broomfields, Hatfield Heath, Herts. CM22 7EH They all have to be exactly as the original design and
she showed us one such tassel which had been around
ARE PROUD TO since the beginning of last century and was to be re-cre-
ANNOUNCE ated. The centres of the tassels are crafted in wood and
then the silk is laid over this with delicate bows and
In beautiful, air conditioned buildings plaited designs in sumptuous colours.
with brand new equipment and facilities
Marion is also a designer for celebrities houses.
Free Education Grant Places Enjoy crafts – then you may be interested in joining the
Full time or Part Time Available East Herts and West Essex Guild of Spinners, Weavers
School Bus Picks Up & Takes Home and Dyers – you can come along with your current piece
After School Kid's Club & Holiday Schemes of knitting, crochet or other handicraft – and no – you
don’t have to know how to spin, weave or dye as there
For details are members of the Guild who can teach you how – or
call Jan on there are classes at various places. Perhaps a flavour of
01279 718 823 what we do may tempt you…..
www.palchildcare.co.uk Seeing Alpacas, especially the young fluffy ones is love-
ly when you know you can take home some of their
fleece to make a warm and soft to the touch hat, scarf or
jumper, which makes it all the more appealing.

Many other fibres can be used to make garments and
one I have recently tried to grow and prepare for spin-
ning is flax. This is a very prolific crop and has deli-
cate blue flowers in the summer. It is ready for
harvesting around 100 days after planting in April and
has to be pulled out of the ground. The thin stems about
3ft in length then have to be retted so that the hard core
is rotted and the fibre extracted. I tried the method
called dew retting and actually left the flax laying in a
field for about two months and in that time the stems

Sawbridgeworth Funeral Service

Including all towns/villages

Member of
National Association of Funeral Directors

For immediate attention

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had turned grey in colour and made the required crack- Piano Lessons
ing sound when trying to break them. The next process Board exam coaching and accompanying
is to extract the fibre so I now need to obtain a flax Vocal and Language coaching for singers
break, which will snap the inner core, or use a large
wooden mallet and some elbow grease! The fibre will Ana-Maria Dafova, 07770 994 227
then need to be drawn through a set of large nails called
a hackle and then be ready to spin – so I have a little [email protected]
way to go yet.
Quite by chance I was looking through my family histo- Hallingbury Hall Equestrian Centre
ry and I have found some ancestors in the 1800s who
were flax dressers so perhaps there is some help in the British Horse Society Approved
genes there for me! Riding lessons for children and adults
There is something very satisfying when you can spin,
dye and then make up your own garment, wall hanging, beginners to advanced riders
rug or whatever else takes your fancy and bounce ideas
off other enthusiastic craft folk. FACILITIES
Workshops on silk spinning, weaving, natural dyeing, Super indoor school, three outdoor arena's,
sock knitting and much more are among our interesting show jumping arena, and cross-country course
programme – so if any of this catches your imagination
please contact me - I look forward to chatting to you. CHILDREN'S LESSONS
Hazel Mead We have super ponies from quiet schoolmasters to
East Herts and West Essex Guild of Spinners, Weavers
and Dyers ones trained to do jumping and dressage
01279 724503 Children's own a pony day courses are held every
[email protected] Wednesday and Thursday during the holidays, Great Fun!

EAST HERTS AND WEST ESSEX GUILD OF BEGINNER ADULTS
SPINNERS, WEAVERS AND DYERS Maximum four riders on a 45 minute lesson gain
confidence and enjoy on one of our lovely sensible cobs
Saturday 10th January
INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED RIDERS
Spinning Workshop 1.00pm – 4.00pm Improve your dressage, learn about tests
lateral work, engagement and collection
Annual subscription £17.50 Or join a jumping lesson and
Visitors £2.50 unless otherwise stated
Further information Hazel Mead 01279 724503 practise courses, grids and related distances

[email protected] Please ring or pop in for a chat
All meetings held at Harlow Museum, Muskham
01279 730 348
Road, off First Avenue, Harlow
unless otherwise stated www.hallingburyhall.com

Little Hallingbury, Bishops
Stortford, Herts CM227RP

Clinical Hypnotherapist. Anxiety & Stress Consultant

Jacqueline. S. Munt

DISORDERS TREATED INCLUDE: TREATMENTS INCLUDE:
Panic attacks. Hypnotherapy.
Phobias. Relaxation.
Weight Loss. CBT.
Stop Smoking. NLP.
I.B.S. EMT
Confidence Building. EFT.
Pain relief. Stress Counselling.
Life & Retirement Coaching.
Bereavement counselling. CONFIDENTIALITY IS ASSURED AT ALL TIMES
Stress Management.
Practice in Hatfield Broad Oak

Tel Jackie on: 01279 718 739 or 07957 592 340

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DEAMER at a very reasonable price? What are you waiting
for........call
Chris and John would like to thank
everyone who came to their ‘surprise’ Cristina 07515 432 772
Ruby Wedding Party and also made gift
donations to St Clares Hospice.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Hi Bruno,
Just a quick message of congratulations to Ernie
JUNE
and the rest of the cast of
19th January Anything Goes.
We took some family
Love from B & B and all the Family XXX members to see the show
last night ( 18th Nov ) and
Sony component system MINI HIFI unit we had a great time, it was
MP3 VACS ,3 disc changer MHC RG270 very entertaining. All
involved in the production
With 2 standalone speakers should give themselves a
£50 EXCELLENT CONDITION big pat on the back, well
done.
Telephone Tara on 739 212 Jan & Keith ( Broomfields )
Anyone interested in 1 or 2 outdoor BBQ tables
N.B. All non commercial Ads. and Greetings as above are Free
Wooden octagon shaped
Reasonable offers considered Saffron Walden Conservative Association
Telephone Tara on 739 212
YAMAHA PSR170 full MUSIC KEYBOARD Hatfield Heath Branch
With -yamaha education suite A.G.M.
-portable grand piano function, -DJ feature
-Large custom LED, -One touch settings Wednesday 14th Jan 2009 8pm
-MIDI terminals for interfacing
"Oaklands", The Heath, Hatfield Heath
Speaker system built in
£50 EXCELLENT CONDITION Please come - we need you support
Bob Langman 01279 730 240
Telephone Tara on 739 212
Bosch Washing Machine, Classixx 1400 express

Excellent condition, White
H 86CM, W 60CM, D 54CM

£160
Hotpoint Aquarius 6kg, VTD00 Tumble Dryer

Excellent condition, White
H 85CM, W 60CM, D 55CM

£89
Telephone Tara on 739 212

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