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August 2005

Hatfield,heath,Village Magazine August 2005

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Aug 2005 THE MAGAZINE THAT KEEPS YOU IN TOUCH Est. 1893

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

The amount collected for Christian Aid by the Children’s

Friday Club stands at £327. Many thanks to everyone who

took part or contributed. Anybody who was sponsored but

still have not handed in their money please do so as soon

as possible. Sue & Martin

“GYPSIES” El Camino De Santiago Charity Walk
Hi everyone,I’ve been walking 15 days now since leaving St.
OF ANOTHER Jean-Pied-de-Port on
Sunday 26th June in the French Pyrenees. I’ve walked a total
ERA ON THE HEATH of 506 Km´s now so am still making good time. I´m nearly 2/3
of the way on my journey now. I arrived in to the town of
The gentleman in the Hospital de Orbigo, which is 34 Km´s west of the city of Leon.
caravan told me he Look middle north of Spain map and you should find Leon
built and used the and Hospital de Orbigo to give you an idea of my location.
caravans just as a Still meeting many pilgrims from the world over and sharing
hobby. experiences... The last few days have been pretty flat going
He told me that police although that should change within a day or two when I should
had been over to check be getting close to the region of Galacia. Mountains, hills,
him out. Further to this green and rainy! Being closer to the Atlantic brings new and
he commented he had been there a couple of nights and strange weather so I’ve been told to expect the possibility of
had witnessed cars being driven around the green in a some rain... it’ll be first on this trip! My feet have been very
wild manner, he was sure the youths inside were drug painful recently. Many blisters, aches and sores but I’m still
taking and they had made some derisive remarks to him. very determined to reach Santiago. Every step I take is a step
He said they were the same cars that turned up there closer to Santiago.I was very sad to hear of the terrorist attacks
every night and that the police should park there in in London recently and my thoughts are with the families of
unmarked cars for a few nights, if they really wanted to those sadly caught up in this vile attack.
stop this vandalism. Bruno ( editor) Best wishes to everyone. Love James.
www.justgiving.com/jamesjennings

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

60th Commemoration Victory Party

Saturday 13th August 2005

Dancing to Big Band FOR DETAILS SEE PAGES 14 &15

For tickets Phone S. Saban 718 102 & M. Perry 730 652

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LIST OF CLUBS, GROUPS & CLASSES
WITH TELEPHONE NUMBERS

August VILLAGE HALL 730 544 CONVERSATIONAL

INSTITUTE 730 544 FRENCH 730 741

7 TRINITY 11 PRE-SCHOOL 730 354 ITALIAN LANGUAGE &

08.00 Holy Communion HT (2 ½ -5) SPANISH LANGUAGE

09.30 Family Service HT RISING FIVES 414 238 CLUBS 07786 341754

10.30 Family Service with Communion URC (4 –5 years) SPANISH LANGUAGE

HH UNDER FIVES 739 302 01279 731 288

NO EVENSONG (Mother & Toddler) AEROBICS 723 125

14 TRINITY 12 FRIDAY CLUB (7-12 years) FOOTBALL CLUB

09.30 Holy Communion HT 730 440 & 730 465 734 056

10.30 Family Service URC JO JINGLES CRICKET CLUB 730 674

(6 mths - 7years) 868 410 www.freewebs.com/hatfieldheat

18.30 Family Service URC SCHOOL FOOTBALL hcc

21 TRINITY 13 CLUB 730 975 HEATH PLAYERS

08.00 Holy Communion SCOUTS 812 586 and play reading for pleasure

09.30 Matins HT CUBS 730 825 or

Chris Hancock 731 646 730 517

10.30 Family Service URC BROWNIES 734 391 HISTORY SOCIETY

28 TRINITY 14 SUNDAY CLUB 730 530

09.30 Holy Communion HT 9.30am Holy Trinity 730 288 ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

10.30 Family Service URC H.T. YOUTH GROUP 718 102

731 318 URC JUNIOR CHURCH

SEPT TRINITY 15 KARATE 445 539 Sunday 10.30am 730 690

08.00 Holy Communion HT JUNIOR KARATE BELL RINGERS 730 526

09.30 Family Service HT 01992 575 679 CHOIR Canon Tim Potter

SOSEN GORE 730 288

10.30 Family Service with Communion URC JU JITSU 07947 599 801 WOMANS LEISURE HOUR

18.30 Evensong HT WU CHI 07947 599 801 730 465

SENIOR BOWLS 724 833 HEATH LADIES 730 421

H-Village Hall / CR-Committee Room H / HT-Holy OPEN BOWLS 730 539 CONSERVATIVE ASSOC.
Trinity Church / URC-United Reform Church / I-
Institute / S-School BRIDGE CLUB 723 948 Chairman P Fuller-Lewis

DATES OF NEXT PARISH COUNCIL GARDENING CLUB 730 587
MEETING 10TH AUGUST
730 425 CATHOLIC CHURCH

WELCOME CLUB Hatfield Broad Oak

730 421 01371 872 550

OPEN COFFEE MORNINGTALKING NEWSPAPERS

AT INSTITUTE 730 288 01279 651 270 OR

BRIDGE CLUB 723 948 01279 653 925

PARISH COUNCIL ART CLASSES 730 281 SECRETARY U.R.C.

Chairman : Peter Fuller-Lewis 730 587 AEROBICS 07956 827 798 Mark Lemon 730 581
Vice Chairman: Mark Lemon 730 581
FIT & FIFTY 724 373

LUNCHEON CLUB 730581

For all Senior Citizens

Michael Hockley 730 244 Drop in for Tea, Coffee and light refreshments
Mel Sullivan 731 434
Bart Sheekey 730 663 THE INSTITUTE
Robert Jones 730741
Paula Brakspear 730 281 Next to Holy Trinity Church
Clerk: Ernie Fenwick 739 016
Monday to Friday mornings
10.00 am – 12 noon

A chance to meet others and chat all welcome

HIRE UR CHURCH HALL FOR
BIRTHDAY PARTIES

You can hire the hall for children's parties

DISTRICT COUNCILLOR £8.50 / hour
Mark Lemon 730 581 Tel :01279 730 581

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HELP LINES

POLICE 01279 730 388

POLICE LOCAL NUMBER WITH ANSWER Every Monday starting 12th September
at The UR Church Hall, Hatfield Heath
MACHINE CHECKED DAILY 01279 730 280
from 5.00pm-6.00PM
Calls are automatically redirected when necessary
Children age 5 +
DOCTORS Broomfields 01279 730 616 £5 a class.

DOCTOR Sawbridgeworth 01279 723 172 Tel: Mandy 730 053
to book your place.
THE SAMARITANS 01279 421 110

HATFIELD HEATH C.P. SCHOOL 01279 730 382

H/HEATH HALF HOUR HELPERS 07944 748 478

VICAR of HOLY TRINITY Tim Potter 01279 730 288

MINISTER of URC Rev Nigel Rogers 01245 231 580

DEADLINE 16TH OF THE MONTH 6 week Adult course also starting in Harlow!

Email :- [email protected] The first of our garden meetings was held on 12th July at
the home of our Chair Lady. Unfortunately the response
Send your letters /articles/ reports /Photographs, by hand, of our members was very disappointing, especially as the
floppy disc, CD, or email. If delivering by hand you can committee had arranged refreshments. We certainly could
either drop it off at PBM printers in the magazine tray or not blame the weather which is normally the excuse for
direct to me :- Bruno(Editor) “Manor Lodge”, poor attendance at outside events. On a positive note,
Chelmsford Rd, Hatfield Heath CM22 7BD. those that did attend had a very pleasant afternoon. We are
hoping for a better response in August when our Treasurer
Editor: - Bruno Scheggia 01279 730 498 will be host. We resume our normal meetings at the village
Bruno’s Mobile Phone number 07932 640 275 hall in September when as usual, visitors will be welcome.
Treasurer: - Mel Sullivan 01279 731 434
Distribution:-Barbara Scheggia 01279 730 498 Diana White

DISCLAIMER: The Editor and Printers do not take Ample Open 7 days
responsibility for the information given or views expressed in Parking a Week
the Hatfield Heath Village Magazine. Nor is any culpability
accepted in work done by advertisers.

Hatfield Heath Business Association • Display Showroom
• Country Pine
NEXT MEETING 26TH JULY • Painted Furniture
• Bespoke Kitchens
Probably happened by time this magazines is distributed • Hand Waxed Furniture
• Oak Furniture
Business Association information can be available 24/7.
The link is http://www.kevinsullivan.co.uk/hhba/ Heathview, Pond Lane, Hatfield Heath, Herts CM22 7AB
Kevin (Kevin Sullivan Design) www.kevinsullivan.co.uk

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Dates for the Autumn November: Tuesday 8th at Hatfield Heath: Robin Gurnett
October: Sunday 16th at Hatfield Broad Oak. about “working conditions in the potteries.” [There will
Eric Allen talking on the “lost town of Hatfield Broad also be a chance to find out a bit more about any items of
Oak” This covers quite a bit about Barrington Hall. pottery that you may have]

aralia December: Tuesday 13th at Hatfield Heath: Social with
pictures and memories.
Garden design
WINDOWS ON THE PAST
Local company Specialising in Simon de Rohinges in early times, and probably not later
domestic gardens with innovative & than the mastership of Brother Stephen (1198 – 1212),
flexible approach. Comprehensive granted to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in pure and per-
service offered including: petual alms all the croft in which Haldene dwelt, the
messuage which was that of William Malras, and the
land between it and the land of Ralph the cowkeeper as it
is divided by fences as far as the wood round “Gose-
ford”. [Cartulary of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital f 452a.]
If this refers to Friars Farm, which is the land in the area
belonging to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, it may be the
earliest reference to the farm and would date the hospital’s

ownership to the late 12th century.

• Surveying & drafting of site plan The Diary of Stephen Green
• Design concepts & visualisation
• Sourcing of all landscape materials Farmer and Local Magistrate
• Hard landscaping implementation 19th Century Broomshawbury
• Full planting plans & implementation
(Hatfield Broad Oak)
Treat yourself 11th August 1854
To a new garden
Lord Jocelyn was taken ill with cholera at 12
Tel: 01279 730 040 o’clock in the day and died at half past one . In
Mobile: 07970 906 233 his 39th Year, having two sons and two daughters.
Was buried at Sawbridgeworth on the 17th in the
Studio, aralia garden design,
Clipped hedge cottage
Dunmow road, hatfield heath,
Herts CM22 7EE

OPEN DAY at LAVENDER BARN

SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2005 - 10 am to 4pm

*Complementary Therapies available*
(bookings taken for reflexology, massage, holistic facial, healing etc)

*Hand made jewellery* *Children’s entertainment*
*Aromatherapy gift products* *Crystals & minerals*

*Organic food and lots more*

Come and talk to our holistic dental team for the smile of your dreams!

Call in and see how we can help you

Lavender Barn Holistic Centre
Brewers End, Takeley
Essex CM22 6QJ

Tel: 01279 870077

Located near the Silver Jubilee Hall on the B1256 in Takeley. Free parking

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Extract from press release of SSE If your Drive or Patio is looking tired
And overgrown, we offer.
SSE Chairman Peter Sanders said: "Relying upon BAA
to provide objective data on noise and emissions for Professional Cleaning & Maintenance
Stansted is like putting the fox in charge of the chickens. High Pressure Cleaning for Block Paving, Patios
An independent watchdog is long overdue." Tennis Courts, Decking, Building Sites,
Peter Sanders also strongly endorsed Mr Prisk's Forecourts, Drains, Commercial Vehicles
comments about the risk of the Government relaxing
controls on the number of night flights. "This is a very FULL MOBILE SERVICE
serious issue for local people and it is a constant battle. PHONE FOR A FREE QUOTATION
The industry is constantly lobbying Government to relax
controls on the number of night flights and it is vital that Cambridge Road, Stansted, Essex. CM24 8DB.
the Government also hears from
ordinary people who are directly affected by night time Do you ever wish
noise from airports.” you didn’t have
to do your own
Editors comment: I haven’t had time this month but will pursue in cleaning/ironing
the future the possibilities of flights being pushed to the further most anymore?
edge of the swathe, away from the centre of the village. I believe
besides being safer it would be a lot quieter. I have already asked Well now you don’t. Let me do it for you.
about moving the flight path, apparently flight path revisions will be Available 9-3 weekdays.
on the governments agenda in a few years, so it will not be possible to Call - 01279 739 285 (home)
pursue that line until then.
- 07977 494 408 (mobile)
WHIMSICAL Reliable Service. References available

NEW VICAR: (who had brightened up the village life with
socials, concerts, outings)
“You must have noticed a difference since I arrived, Mrs
Smith?”
MRS SMITH: “That we have vicar. Why bless you we
didn’t even know what sin was till you came.”

OVER 50 DISPLAYS 100S OF COMBINATIONS

. NATURAL STONE FIREPLACES
. WOOD & STONE MANTELS
. ELECTRIC, GAS & SOLID FUEL FIRES
. MARBLE, GRANITE, SLATE & TILES

. FENDERS, FIREGUARDS, FRETS,
. COAL BUCKETS
. OIL PAINTINGS, MIRRORS,
. STATUES & LAMPS
. COMPANION SETS, DOG GRATES
. BERRY, DIMPLEX, VALOR,
. MAGIGLO

. Plus a range of catalytic
flueless fires and powerflues
“for that no chimney situation”

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THE VICAR WRITES

It is hard to cope with the reality of how the world is
today. Two raids on the COOP in two weeks, one of
them an armed robbery, shake our complacency about
living in a rural idyll.

For all your domestic needs

Established for 6 years - References available. The terrorist bombs in London have not only shaken us
Please telephone Maxine on all but reminded us just how close to home these outrages

can come. We are not immune to the evils of the 21st
century.

First, I want to praise the
wonderful efforts of the
emergency services in caring
for and dealing with so many
casualties in London and the
police in their speedy response and fine
work following the raid on the shop here.
We are greatly blessed with many dedicated
and skilled members of these services and we owe them
a great debt of gratitude. It was heartening, too, to see
how many ordinary workers and bystanders were willing
to get involved in helping and caring. It was also great
that we did not allow the bombs to change the weekend’s
planned Remembrance for the end of the Second World
War held in the centre of London.

Second, I want to remind us all that
we are all responsible for the society
in which we live. It is up to all of us
to care enough for others to be
willing to help whenever we can and
to influence our children and each
other for good. We all need to be
vigilant to look out for each other
wherever we are. It is actually up to us to decide what
sort of place we want to live and work in by working to
make them better. Every little act of good does make a
difference.

Alzheimer’s Society Third, I ask us all to consider prayer as a way of being
involved and in bringing the love and goodness of God
Dementia care and research into the situations of which we are part or of which we are

Uttlesford Branch

Our Outreach Workers are happy to offer help, advice aware. We must never underestimate the effect that
and support to people with dementia and their carers people praying can have.

Home visits possible. In these ways we can begin to cope in the real world of
today.
Please contact us on - 01372 872 519
Yours sincerely
or
e-mail:- [email protected]

Registered Charity No 296645. Company Reg No 2115499

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NO RESPECT HOWE GREEN HOUSE SCHOOL
I, recently put up a flagpole in my front garden. This AND ACORNS NURSERY
gave me the opportunity to fly many different flags,
which I bought off the Internet. And gave a lot of An Independent Day School and
Nursery for boys and girls
pleasure to people passing by. from 2 – 11 years

On Thursday the 7th July 2005 Bombs went Headmaster: Mr. Graham R. Gorton
off in London. Where many people were B.A. (Hons) P.G.C.E.
killed and injured, so when 1 come
Do you wish for - A school that offers children the
home from work, I set the Union Jack at half opportunity to enjoy that sense of childhood so often
missing in today’s target driven world of education?
mast, as a matter of respect. The next morning the
We offer- 
flag had gone. academic achievement balanced with emotional
development - small class sizes
I could not believe that someone would do this. They
friendly, family atmosphere - broad based curriculum
have no respect. Supposing It was their mother, father, Creative emphasis:- music, drama, ballet, art
skills for life love of learning
brother, sister, or friend been killed or injured, how
Set in 7 acres of beautiful countryside only five minutes
would they have felt? So as a result to this I have now drive from Bishop’s Stortford, ten minutes from Great
Dunmow and twenty minutes from Saffron Walden.
had to move the flagpole to the back garden where it will

not be seen by so many people. What is the world

coming to?

Terry Jameson

Broomfields, Hatfield Heath

Louis Briault For further information please telephone the
Headmaster’s Secretary, Mrs. Lesley Hubbard on 01279
For those of us who enjoyed Lou`s company at the
657706.
morning coffee in the Institute he will be greatly missed.
His quiet well mannered way was esteemed by all and we E-mail: [email protected]
wish him every happiness in his new home at Elmhurst.
Michael Ronan

IDEA FOR THE LOCAL SCHOOL QUALITY PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
FROM 21/2 YEARS* TO SCHOOL AGE
Dear editor,
I am writing in to suggest an idea for the local (*where places available)
school. I think that we should have a fort-night
paper (but until this happens I am fine to write in ALL ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL
about what’s going on) so the pupils can not only
find out what is going on locally but also can hear 01279 730 354
about news from all round the world. There could
be a problem page and maybe even a games selec- Registered with Ofsted and
tion page. I think that this would help the students member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance
to understand about disasters, global warming and
general debates about other political problems. THE VILLAGE HALL, HATFIELD HEATH
We do have a wide selection of books and copies BISHOP'S STORTFORD, HERTS CM22 7EA
of The newspaper and are now getting some more
from a portable library; but I think that a newspa- Tel: 07748 970 657
per by some of the older pupils from our school
would be a great experience not only for the read- (Registered charity number 1070995)
ers but also for the editors! www.hatfieldheath.org.uk
By Francesca Fox age 10 [email protected]
Hatfield Heath C.P.school

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More Whimsicals HEATH SPORT

“WHERE YOW A-GOIN JARGE?” Sport in Hatfield Heath
“I int a-goin nowhere. I’m a-comin back”
‘THAX’ VERY MUCH
Farmers boy had been ‘walking out’ with his girl for a long For the past few years, seven local schools have built a
time and she felt he was not making enough progress. So one team of eight players each and sent them into combat
night when they are sitting watching the sunset she says “Oh against each other on the West Essex Primary School
Bill do you say something sorft” Bill fiddled with his fingers, League football field.
the girl came closer and he said slowly “roice puddin’”

HELYAR As the proper football season gets underway later this
PROPERTY SERVICES month, the schools are preparing themselves for another
season also, which begins in September. But there’s a
The Complete Home Repair and Maintenance Service small surprise for them this year….
From the garden to the roof, no job too big or small!!
The organisers of the league have managed to secure an
FREE ESTIMATES & ADVICE eighth team to compete; we are delighted to welcome
LOCAL FRIENDLY, RELIABLE Thaxted School into the fray, to compete against the likes
of Takeley, and last season’s victors, Bentfield. More
The ‘Handy Man to know’ details of the new season to follow, but see the website for
all the up-to-date information;
Phone: 01279 718 329 or www.westessexprimaryschoolleague.tk.
07881 601 365
STALEMATE AS YEAR SIX PLAYERS MOVE ON

Monday 20th June saw the football season-finale at
Hatfield Heath CP School, as two teams ran out of the
changing rooms to face each other in the annual challenge
match.

The Inheritance Tax Trap “The Year 6 Team”, selected by Michael Eaton and team
captain Tom Bennett, making their final appearance
Don’t get caught out wearing the school’s orange-and-dark-blue strip, started
Many people pay large amounts of Inheritance Tax with the following line-up of personnel:
unnecessarily. If only they had received expert
advice, their tax bills could have been reduced or GOALKEEPER Jimmy Johnson, RIGHT DEFENCE
completely avoided. Aran Virdee, CENTRAL DEFENCE Tom Bennett
The death tax rate on a person’s estate above the (Capt.), LEFT DEFENCE Jake Stace, RIGHT
Nil Rate Band is at present 40%. There are many MIDFIELD Georgie Hudson, CENTRAL MIDFIELD
exemptions and relief's available, some of which George Beeching, LEFT MIDFIELD Joseph Slade,
may apply to you. FORWARD Michael Eaton, SUBSTITUTE Charlie Pitts.
With careful planning it is possible to reduce your
tax liability significantly and ensure that your A special guest team, selected by team coach Mr. Shaw,
beneficiaries inherit the result of your lifetimes formed the opposition, playing in the green-and-white-
work and not the Inland Revenue. hoops kit. The following players started:

Take independent financial advice and secure your future. GOALKEEPER Matthew Cleaves, RIGHT DEFENCE
George Wadhams, CENTRAL DEFENCE Reece Colella,
Barrie R Ekins Cert (PFS) LEFT DEFENCE Eren Akademir, RIGHT MIDFIELD
Luke Milbourne (Capt.), CENTRAL MIDFIELD Jed
Independent Financial Adviser Scanlon, LEFT MIDFIELD Luke Marioni, FORWARD
Alex Cleaves, SUBSTITUTE Brennan Backs.
Tel: 01279 739 356
Mobile: 07960 418 573 In brief, the match finished with a share of the glory, and
plenty of goals to boot. Mr. Shaw’s guest team led by
Positive Solutions is not responsible for advice on taxation matters. The Financial

Services Authority does not regulate advice on taxation matters

Positive Solutions are regulated and authorized by the Financial Services Authority
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three goals to one at the half-way stage, thanks to two
goals from Luke Milbourne and one from Alex Cleaves.
Michael Eaton’s first-half goal for Year 6 increased in
value upon two second-half goals; one, a well-taken strike
by George Wadhams, the other an own goal. 3-3 it finished.
We would like to wish all year 6 players the very best for
the future as they move on to join their respective

Tel / Fax : 01279 739 357

Please call or fax us on the number above
for further details on your requirements of

NEWSPAPERS,
JOURNALS AND MAGAZINE

2 Manse Cottages, Chelmsford Road,
Hatfield Heath Bishop's Stortford CM22 7AE

WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU

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M.I. HOLLIS - IRON DESIGN

CUSTOM MADE HAND CRAFTED
WROUGHT IRONWORK

GATES  FENCING  RAILINGS  SECURITY GRILLS YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST
C AT  BIRD AVIARY  PLANTERS HANGING BASKETS
Last year, we recommended to you the series of crime
07831 317 535 or 01279 734 507 fiction novels from the hand of Swedish-born charity
worker Henning Mankell, the majority of which feature
e-mail : [email protected] either the fictitious Inspector Kurt Wallander, or his
daughter, Linda.
www.wroughtironfab.co.uk
It was recently announced that the BBC is planning a
8 PRIMLEY LANE SHEERING BISHOPS STORTFORD HERTS CM22 7NJ three-part drama series based on Mankell’s novel featuring
Inspector Stefan Lindman, entitled “The Return of the
DOMESTIC SOLDIERS Dancing Master”. The script is being edited for television
this autumn, and filming is due to start in 2006.
General DIY, Curtain Rails and Shelves Erected, Flat Packs
assembled. Patio, Drive and Brickwork Pressure Washed, Fencing

and Sheds Preserved and Repaired, Grass and Hedge Cutting,
including Shrubs and Tree Pruning,

HALF DAY £40 FULL DAY £75

MANY OTHER SERVICES UNDERTAKEN

House Painting, Exterior & Interior, Windows Pipe Work and
Weather Boards Stained and Painted. Fencing Erected, Gardens

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

ABOVE: Tobias Moretti (right) as Stefan Lindman
alongside his mentor Guiseppe Larsson, in the Austrian
version of the film The Return of the Dancing Master.

“The Man Who
Smiled” (also
pictured), the fourth
chronologically in
the Wallander
series, is due to be
published in the UK
in hardback format

on September 1st of
this year.
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EAST OF NOWHERE Professional Gardener available
The second novel from Robert Chalmers, entitled “East of (RHS training)
Nowhere” follows racist newspaper editor Edward Miller
as he takes a dramatic fall from grace. • Regular gardening work undertaken
• Planting • Weeding
We are lead on a chase around Europe and America, • Lawn cutting and maintenance
beginning with an encounter with a part-time secretary in • Hedge trimming • Seasonal pruning
a stationery cupboard in Miller’s office, and ending on a • No job too small, will be happy to look
Florida ranch owned and run by the legless, sadistic
Vincent Makin, known around the ranch as “The Half- after your borders and shrubs
Man”. Telephone : Sue - 01279 718246

Chalmers documents racist Miller’s life, as he loses his HIGH HOUSE
job, his wife, his family, his home, his hair and his front Montessori Day Nursery
teeth, all within the space of a few weeks, but in the
process becomes good. And just when you think it’s (opposite Stansted Airport Terminal )
impossible for Miller’s situation to become any worse, you
turn the page. Accepts Children from 3 months to 5 vears

Billy Shaw. We are a long established nursery
Set in the midst of farm land.
Last whimsy
We are registered with Ofsted &
“This would be a sad world” remarked an old Have a good Report.
Suffolk countrywomen, “if it were not for the
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For further information please ring

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EDITORIAL COMMENT

DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE WAS A
CONTAINER FOR GENERAL RUBBISH
(that you normally have to take to the council tip)

AT ARDLEY CRESCENT ON

SATURDAY 2ND JULY?
Not many villagers did because to my knowledge there
was no notification anywhere. The container driver said
that the dates for the container to be placed in either Ardley

Jouet is a character French farmhouse offering PHOTO OF CONTAINER JUST BEFORE IT LEFT
superb self catering or Bed & Breakfast holidays THERE WAS VERY LITTLE RUBBISH IN IT
from 2-8 people.
Crescent or Broomfields was decided in January. He
* Local villages/markets/restaurants showed me the list for the year and the next date is in
* Many historical places of interest. November at Broomfields.
* Evening meals and picnics by arrangement.
* English TV/Undercover parking. DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE WAS A
VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR?
Telephone: 0033243 03 63 32
e.mail: [email protected] Due to pressure of work a Councillor has been unable
to attend meetings for a long time so it was on the
cards that he would probably have to resign. A young
lady who had been attending many of the Council
meetings asked if she could be considered for the post.
She was told she would have to wait until the council
had received the councillor’s letter of resignation.
Each month she continued to ask if the councillor had
resigned yet. A few months ago when he did
eventually resign, the council put up the notice, for
people to apply to become a councillor, on the Village
Notice-board. At that month’s meeting they also put
notices on the chairs of the meeting. Unluckily she
had not attended that particular meeting and did not
see the notice on the Village Notice-board. At that
meeting there had been a lobby of villagers on parking

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and one of them, Paula Brakspear, saw the notice and ARDLEY CRESCENT PLAY GROUND?
applied successfully to become a councillor. The Mark Lemon suggested a playground for Ardley
young lady who had shown interest before, Crescent. Do residents think it’s a good idea. I thought
telephoned the Parish Clerk. He told the councillors it was a good idea, but when chatting about it, it was put
at the last meeting that she had phoned and was upset to me that it might attract vandals and that the children
that she had missed out. The councillors asked if she play quite happily on the green at present riding bikes
had applied, when told no the consensus was that playing football, cricket etc., Tell me what you think!
was that. Bruno (Editor) “Manor Lodge” Chelmsford Road
The Parish Councillors are a conscientious group Email: [email protected]
of people, devoting a lot of spare time to maintaining Tel: 01279 730 498
and improving the village. The minutes do not
always reflect the amount of work they put into it. GATES AUTOMATION PARKING BARRIERS∙• GGAATTEESS∙ A•UATOUMTAOTMIOANTI∙OPNAR•KIPNAGRBKAINRRGIEBRASRRIERS
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VILLAGE MAGAZINE IS UNDER USED AS A Commercial
COMMUNICATION TOOL TO VILLAGERS
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One of the arguments for the Village Magazine to MANUFACTURING LTD
be backed by the Parish Council was that it would be
a communication tool for the Parish Council. The sub A Few Examples:
heading says “The Magazine That Keeps You in Ornate Gates
Touch” which is main aim of magazine. Railings/Fe ncing
That’s not to say it should apply only to serious Shutters
matters about village but fun things, leisure activities Radio controlled
etc., systems
The notice board was okay in the past but nowadays
the number that stop and read it could be probably 01371 874600
counted on your fingers.
I attend all the Parish Council meetings and a few Unit 3 Station Yard Industrial Es tate
other meetings of other groups to try to keep abreast Great Dunmow, Essex
of what is happening in the village.
But! I still need information to be fed to me, www.grillesandgates.com
especially as by the time some of it is announced at
meetings it is too late for deadline of magazine.
Also my role as editor is not to compose and write
articles, but to receive copy and edit into magazine.

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GRACE CLARK refreshments in the Institute following. Carol would like
Carol and Phillip Morse, daughter and to see old faces and catch up on news from all.
son-in-law of the late Grace Clark are On another mission on Carols behalf I am informed by
having Grace's ashes placed in the Carol that when Holy Trinity Church celebrated it's
graveyard at Holy Trinity Church on centenary in 1959 (I believe) a film was made at this time
Friday 26th August at 2pm. Anyone at the fete and also perhaps at the service for the
who remembers Grace is more than dedication of the church bells. Well Carol and Grace
welcome to attend both the interment of featured in this said film and yes - if anyone reading this
the ashes in the graveyard and has or knows of someone who may have a copy is there
any chance that Carol could see it!!!!
PaintingandDecorating Well the date is Friday 26th August at 2pm at Holy
Trinity Church.
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