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February 2015

Hatfield Heath Village Magazine February 2015

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Hatfield Heath’s young
athlete Will Marklew
represented England in his
first International Athletics
Competition in December at
the Glasgow Emirates
Will was chosen following
his success at the National
Combined Events Finals in
September to be part of the
4 man Under 17 England

See page 2 for full story.........

Hatfield Heath Village Hall
Sunday 8th February

10:30 – 5:00

First Family Bell Ringing Thames Area
Accordion Festival
Hatfield Heath
Holy Trinity See page 8 for full details.........

Friday, 26 December 2014 in 38m (4-1-21) The Essex County Council
1260 Plain Bob Doubles (Broomfields & Cox Ley, Hatfleld Heath)

1 Gerald V Pearson 2 David G Pearson See page 27 for full details.............
3 Kathy H Pearson 4 Matthew S Pearson (C) Email: [email protected]
5 Claire L Pearson 6 Oliver S Spain
First quarter: 6.
Our first complete family quarter peal! Daisy the
dog wishes to be associated with this performance

Web :


BEAN FEAST Hatfield Heath’s young athlete Will Marklew
represented England in his first International
A man went into a restaurant which was offering a fixed-menu, three- Athletics Competition in December at the Glasgow
course meal. When the waiter brought the first course, the man tasted it Emirates Stadium.
and said: "What is this?'' Will was chosen following his success at the
The waiter replied: "It's bean soup.'' National Combined Events Finals in September to be
The man then said: "I don't care what it's been. What is it supposed to be now? part of the 4 man Under 17 England Team.
Despite being new to combined events, Will
HARD SEASONED excelled in all 5 disciplines during the one day event
FIREWOOD achieving personal bests in : Hurdles, Long Jump,
Shot Putt, 200m and 800m helping the team win the
PRODUCED SUSTAINABLY FROM Gold Medal ahead of Scotland.
CAMMAS HALL FARM Will, just 16 and a pupil at The Bishops Stortford
High School has now moved up to the Under 20 age
SUPPLIED IN M³ BAGS group and had his first competition last weekend in
OR 20KG BAGS Sheffield.
This time his competition was against young men up
DELIVERED TO YOUR to 3 year older with far greater experience covering 7
DRIVE LOCALLY events over 2 days, including pole vault in which he
has had a handful of lesson. However, he achieved a
01279-718 570 excellent 12th place out of the field of 26 athletes and

OR EMAIL is now ranked 4th in the UK for Shot Putt for Under

[email protected] 20 and 11th for High Jump.
Will has several more indoor competitions before the
FOR A QUOTE outdoor season starts in April, which will see Will
competing in Decathlon, hoping for a chance at
14107 Mar 15 selection for The World Youth Games in Columbia
in July.

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•Regular lawn feeds
•Weed and moss treatment


07791 128 399

We look forward to welcoming you to
our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Easter
Bonnet competition which takes place 15013 - Dec 2015
on Easter Sunday morning at 11 o’clock.
Children hunt for replica eggs in the Chelmsford Road, Hatfield Heath, CM22 7BQ
church and churchyard and then
exchange their collection for a real egg. [email protected]
All are very welcome, but please fill in
the entry form so that we know your
children are coming and can buy in
enough eggs and ensure that no one goes Fancy A Nice Afternoon
home disappointed. With Live Music for 2015?
Lesley Noel
Don't Miss out on our Afternoon Cabarets!
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH Live Music, two course meal and coffee
Come and hunt for Easter Eggs!
Easter Sunday, April 5th at 11 o‛clock for just £20 Per Person.
Between 12 and 4pm
in the churchyard.
There will also be an Easter Bonnet Competition Afternoon cabarets for 2015

to be judged before the hunt takes place. Wed 28th Jan - Wed 25th Feb - Wed 25th Mar
Please return this entry form and payment to Wed 29th Apr - Wed 27th May

The Vicarage [next door to the surgery] Thur 4th & Fri 5th June -D-day Cabaret
by Tuesday 31st March.
To book or for any more information
Name of child Age Entering please call us on 01279 730 549
an Easter

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15014 Dec 2015


Brian Bland December 2014

30 Hatfield Heath Rainfall December 2014

14103 Aug 15 25 Total for month
Rainfall 59.75mm
15 mm (2.35 inches)
For All Building Works -
Extensions/Renovations - 5
Decorating - Plumbing - Electrics
Carried Out with Great Attention to Detail
Tel: 01279 757 323 07836 205 103

15015 Dec 15

Renewable Energy Solutions 0

Seventeen raindays in December produced a total of

of Sawbridgeworth 59.75mm (2.35) which is close to our December

Design and Installation of Solar PV Systems average, which stands at 2.23ins

Tel: 01279 912 626 [email protected] December Extremes

Certificate Number High Low
NAP 16782
Solar PV 3.75 inches in 2013 0.75 inches in 1991

C 15016 Feb 16 3.48 inches in 2000 0.77 inches in 1996
There may be a few vacancies for allotments on
CCTV CAMERAS the new Moat Field site at Broomfields. Register
your interest by telephoning 01279 730512.



15017 Dec 15

Pond Lane, Hatfield Heath Balloons for parties and occasions

Sandy bay candles

Gifts, cards and party accessories

Opening hours Tues-Sat 9.30-4.30

4 15024 Feb 2015

Garden Watch PHIL SNELL

Lawns remained soft for most of December, which General Building & Maintenance

enabled, the Green Conversions, Bathrooms, Kitchens
Plastering, Brickwork, Decorating
Woodpeckers to do their Call for Free Advice & Estimates
01279 739 136 or 07900 694 664
digging. Black beaked
male Blackbirds were
15018 December 2015
prominent during the
• Interior & Exterior decoration
month, with several appearing together • carried out to a high specification.
• Full public liability.
. • 30 yrs Experience
• Ceilings papered.
They are considered to be of German • Wall coverings and wall paper hung

origin, but perhaps they are now No job too large or too small

breeding here. Contact Steve.
Phone : 01279 724 805 Mobile : 07836 588 886
The weather was not severe enough for the
E-mail: [email protected]
Fieldfares to appear. The occasional Jays Address: Field View, Sheering, Herts.

were seen on the village fringe, but

being wary they don't often come in 15019 Dec 15

to gardens. MHS Builders
Local Builder
On Dec 19th there was a Carpentry & Roofing
Loft and Garage conversions
shimmering Corona - Hope you Kitchens & Bathrooms
all managed to see it at 15.45 Extensions
references available on request
Brian Bland
Call Mark Savage
A few Dates From the
15020 Dec 2015
14066 April 15
Meetings are every 4th Wednesday
At the Hatfield Heath Village Hall at 7.45pm

Jan. 28 . Memories - Richard Barnett

Feb. 25 Lovely and Smelly - Aubrey Barker
Mar. 25th. A Year in the Life of a Gamekeeper -

Graham Bendall

Apr. 22nd. Harlow Nature Reserves - Colin Lincoln


May 27th. Pelargoniums - Brian Carline

June 24th. Outing
July 22nd. Cambridge Colleges and Gardens

Rodney Tibbs

August No Meeting
Sept. 23rd. Butterflies and Moths in the Garden

Stephen Waters

Oct. 28th. A.G.M. And Members' Evening
Nov. 25th. The Chelsea Flower Show and .Beyond

Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith

Dec. 11th. Social (Friday)


Single membership for year £7 or Family £12
Non Member’s £2 per visit

Hatfield Heath Gardening Club
Call 01279 726 357 or 01279 730 425


For over 30 years we have been
carrying out local, national and WOULD HAVE BEEN ABOUT £3000!
overseas relocations for personal
and business clients. We Mark Graves
understand that everyone's move is To
different and that is why we tailor [email protected]
our service to each individual
customers needs. Dear Ernie,
Kings Removals was set up as and still A bit of a complaint I'm afraid. There's a few
runs as a family business today. Great emphasis is put on customer things that have really bugged me in the last
satisfaction and this is why a high percentage of our work comes from couple of magazines.
recommendations and repeat business. In the December issue, it was noted in the
minutes (1277) that a request to close the road during cricket matches was refused. This has
never happened. What has happened is that we've
15003 Dec 2015 never had support from the Parish Council
(which we need) before. I emailed you what I'd
High quality gifts for all occasions. got from Essex highways on October 8th, to
which I received no reply.
Soft furnishings by Waltons. Also in that issue (1280), it stated that 'all
Contemporary home products. interested parties' could go to a meeting about the
Melt candles. Millefiori room fragrances. travellers on 13th November. I was told by Mark
Toiletries by Floris and Geo.F.Trumper . Lemon that I was not allowed to go to that
meeting. Why, I don't know - particularly as this
Baby gifts. is obviously a cricket club matter.
Fashion accessories One last thing - on the back of the new January
Large range of greeting cards and wraps issue, it states that the 'council cleared up the
Pleasant atmosphere with the personal touch. visual rubbish just after they left'. This is
nonsense. How the council can take any credit I
do not know. Hatfield Heath Cricket Club have
saved the council a huge amount of money by
cutting back the hedges and clearing up the
disgusting mess. Actually, over that weekend, 20
people worked all day on the Saturday and 10
people worked all day on the Sunday. If we were
on a contracted job, I'd say the total cost of
labour would be about £3000! We just did it for
our love of the village.
Seasons greetings,


614076 May 2015

Your New Year Resolution!!! Why not visit us for all your fresh
Shellfish/Seafood Hot or Cold
As an ethnic Romany(Gypsy) it can be a challenge
dealing with the endemic racism piled upon on my Our opening times are :-
ethnic group & teaching one,s child's a sense of self Thurs 11am-5pm —– Fri 11- 7pm
confidence in order to rise above such ignorance. Sat 10am - 5pm — Sun 11 - 5pm
Imagine my feelings ( & my young daughter,s)
when sitting down to breakfast & musing through We have a wide selection of succulent
the Village Freesheet to find your New Year Reso- Prawns, English Mussels, Fresh Dressed Crab, best
lution. Can I ask how you identified these particular
travellers as Gypsies? Was it by interview or DNA Smoked Salmon, Cockles, Whelks, Winkles,
testing? finest Jellied Eels &
Travellers can be of any ethnicity, Caucasian
,Semite, Slav & ALL others. While Romany Gyp- most shellfish fresh on the market today.
sies have a tradition of migration & a sense of We also have Hot Panko Prawns, crispy Calamari,
fugue, I fail to see why you enlarged your described
group(travellers) to include just one ethnic group & delicious salt n pepper Squid & much more.
then proceed to associate them In the minds of your Beigels fresh from Brick lane fillings include hot salt beef
readers with " Rubbish"?
n pickles, smoked salmon n cream cheese & more.
Paul Boswell. We have wet fresh fish on Saturdays and can get any fish

BAD NEWS to order too
You can eat in or take away & there is also local delivery..
Hello Bruno.
Are we being used as a trial run for 4 weekly Very friendly staff who always try to meet your needs...
collections. Bins last emptied on the 15-12-14. You can call for orders and any info on:-
21 days and counting. How long before we see our 07568 526 480
first rat.
From some very unhappy residents. We cater for weddings, and all other celebrations. Please
do not hesitate for quote . Look forward to seeing you all

Thank you for your custom

Unit 2 Pond Lane,Hatfield Heath CM22 7AB

15026 feb 2015

GOOD NEWS Is now delivering in the Hatfield Heath area
every Tuesday Afternoon
Hello Bruno.
As a follow up to my previous e-mail,credit to the With a wide variety of over 20 different types of
council, Fresh Fish, with no minimum orders
Following my complaint they have cleared the Remember to get it fresh
dustbins the very next day.
Many thanks It has to be from Ship to shore to your Door
Resident at the close.
For further details ring Ian on 07885 224 269
or by e-mail at [email protected]

7 14122 Nov 2015

Bathroom & Kitchen Design and Installation
All plumbing repairs & Installations SCOTTISH CEILIDH
Unvented Systems/Drainage
Joe Williams to take place on the main stage at Harlow Playhouse
07957 356506 – 01279 731727 with dancing to a live group and caller on 28
[email protected] February from 7.30pm. There will also be
appropriate entertainment. So whether you enjoy
14098 Aug 2015 Scottish dancing or would just like to watch and be
part of the atmosphere do plan to join us.
Refreshments are included and a bar will be
Tickets are on sale now at £8 each to Harlow
Playhouse Supporters What a bargain for members
as they are £12 for non members and membership of
the HPS is only £10 for the year. The Ceilidh is
advertised in the current brochure for the Playhouse
and can be booked directly with it. Please contact
Margaret Lines 01279 730544 for any further

Hatfield Heath Village Hall

Sunday 8th February
10:30 – 5:00

14083 June 2015

Thames Area

We offer a Accordion Festival
Complete Service
NAO Thames Area Festival Organiser: Stella
DESIGN Hughes.
Address: "Cranleigh", Ardley End, Hatfield Heath,
LIGHTING Bishops Stortford, CM22 7AL
Telephone: 01279 730757 Email:
All carried out with the minimum [email protected]

of fuss and mess by experts! Website:

Also all Plumbing & Registered Charity No.
Domestic Heating Installations
Chairperson Anna Bodell
SO LOOK NO FURTHER THAN Deputy Chairperson Raymond


C.F OAKES Accordionists from all over
the Thames Area will be
Established in Harlow for over 45 years coming to compete at a
music festival on Sunday 8th February in the
Village Hall. The festival will begin at 10:30 and
continue until prize giving at 5:00pm.
Entrance is free, so please bring family and
friends. We hope that the event will encourage
people to come and listen to the musical talent of
this region.

815008 December 2015

Open Tues - Thurs 9 am-5 pm
Fri 9 am-6 pm

Sat 9am-4pm

Sofa for Sale. Was nearly £2,000 when new. 15039 May 15
Feather Cushions. Excellent condition 6'5" Length
3'8" back to front. Could deliver if necessary. A new dedicated pilates and yoga studio
situated in a beautifully converted barn
Only £299. I need the room.
Mrs Lancaster 07751 474 018. Hatfield Heath. At Wickham Hall, Bishop’s Stortford

Introductory Offer
Book your first class for only £5

Go online or call us to book Tel: 01279 757633

Under cabinet TV/Radio, remote control, unused
present still in box only £49 Hatfield Heath area.

07751 474 018

Wickham Hall, Hadham Road, Bishop’s Stortford,
Hertfordshire, CM23 1JG

9 15010 Dec 15

7.30 PM WED 14th JAN 2015 URC HALL.
Saturday Times 2:30 - 3:30pm


Cllr Mark Lemon (ML), (Chairman), Cllrs Susanna
Brewer(SB), Steve Foster(SF), Bob Jones (BJ), David
Parish (DP), Bart Sheekey (BS), Mel Sullivan (MS), Gary
Waller (GW), In attendance: Clerk to the Council Ernie
Fenwick, and 7 members of the public

The Chairman welcomed everyone present

The following items were raised by members of the

Ÿ Concern re clearance of the footpath at Sheering

Ÿ Parking on the Service Road and policing

Ÿ Flooding in Stortford Road. ECC Highways feel they
have solved the situation. The
flooding seems to be still happening and the works
are inadequate. Nigel Robley will
raise this issue with ECC Highways tomorrow.

Ÿ Works to cut back trees on the Heath has been

Cllr Susan Barker (SB) arrived

Cllrs Suzanna Wood (SW),ill

The minutes of the Council Meeting of 10th December
were signed as a true record of the meeting.

DP is a member of the Tenants Forum. BJ, BS & MS are
members of SSE. ML declared an interest in Planning
Item 1316 b(i). SF declared a non-pecuniary interest

15003 Dec 2015



Village volunteers are local residents who will 1312. REPORTS TO / FROM COUNTY AND
help with any task that will not take longer than DISTRICT COUNCILLOR
half hour. Such as shopping , changing a light
bulb, picking up prescriptions etc SB reported as follows
Local Highways Panel decisions
Tel:- 07944 748 478 Chelmsford Rd VAS sign May 2015
Monday to Friday Mini roundabout Dunmow Road/Chelmsford Road to be
10am to 12noon completed by 11 Sept 2015
Drainage Improvement scheme Stortford Road to be
(any other time it will be an answer phone) designed
MS reported flooding at Sawbridgeworth Road/Tudor
This is not an emergency helpline Lodge slip road
ML reported that the Planning Inspector has thrown out
the Local Plan as not being adequate
for purpose.


Matters from last meeting and Action Register
1404/03 Request Highway Rangers clear footpath from Did you hear about the cross-eyed headmaster?
He couldn't control his pupils.
The Shaw to Hunters Meet. Clerk to request
ECC Cllr Susan Barker to follow up

1407/04 Fly tipping at Tudor Lodge slip road. Resident

is keeping watch and will keep Clerk informed


1409/01 Clearance of Sawbridgeworth Road and

1410/03 Sheering Road footpaths. Essex Highways
1411/06 emailed 5/08. Further messages left 6,7 &
8/10. Clerk to email Cllr Barker and request
1412/03 immediate action. Sheering Road has been

1412/04 clearedHighways emailed re date for 15038 May 2015
1412/06 Sawbridgeworth Road EF Heath Computers

Contact Cllr Barker re bollards in front of The For all your IT needs

Stag. (See Item 1317) EF Whether you run a business, or are a home user,
Heath Computers has an IT solution to suit your requirements.
Allotment Agreement (See Item 1320) GW
Ÿ IT Solutions for home/office
Financial Regulations will be updated before Ÿ Domain Registration and Web Design
Ÿ Mac/PC Support, Repairs and Upgrades
the AGM EF Ÿ Smart Phone/Tablet configuration and setup
Ÿ Network Installation - Fixed and Wireless
Reserves to be shown differently. Clerk has Ÿ Internet - Email - Broadband
Virus Protection and Spyware removal
discussed with Internal auditor who agrees

that there should be no negative figures in

reserves. Reserves need to be reassessed (See

Item 1315)

Items for Local Highways Panel. MS has

submitted list to ECC Highways for

Discussion at meeting on 5th January MS

Advise ECC Highways regarding railings Web: Office: 01279 912345
Email: [email protected] Mobile: 07958 482889
outside The Stag. Clerk has emailed
15006 Dec 15
ECC Highways and requested priority response


Purchase VAS batteries & charger. Batteries

delivered, charged and sign now working EF

NEPP to proceed with double yellow lines

proposal EF

Investigate costs for conversion of island to

parking area EF

i. Residents parking permits online
ii. Parking on Service Road
iii. Planning Inspector response to UDC Local

iv. Cricket club re road closure and heath

v. Affordable Housing site visit 10th February
vi. Drainage problem Sawbridgeworth

Road/Tudor Lodge slip road
vii. Allotments
viii. Plain English guide to planning system
ix. Getting involved with Housing Services
x. Circus permission request
xi. EALC legal Newsletter
xii. Notice of Meetings
xiii. Online petition for RCCE support
xiv. Village Walk leaflets. PC thanked Stella and

Ian Hughes for their efforts and have
produced an excellent walk. MS will discuss
further with

Meetings & Training

Continued on next page ........... 11 15007 January 2016

Superior Tuition .....................Continued From Previous page

Former Deputy Headteacher i. Combined Parliamentary/Local Elections briefing

ü I bring about progress and get results 7pm Tues 10 Mar UDC Offices
ü improve confidence
ü teach reading comprehension answers 1314. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT
ü techniques for excellent quality writing
ü clear, simple maths Nothing further to report
ü relaxed, enjoyable sessions
Denise Ings; [email protected]:
The auditors recommend the reserves should be between
01279 600 102
one and two times the precept and
14028 January to Dec 2015 missed in 14
the Clerk confirms that the reserves were reducing due
Luxury Toilet Hire (UK) Ltd
Toilet trailers (both luxury and to additional expenditure over the last
party range), single event
portable and disabled units two years. After discussion it was agreed to increase the
available for hire.
Band D precept amount by £1 per
Your local service provider for all liquid waste
removal, including cesspits and septic tanks household per year. This has the effect of making the

Visit annual charge for a Band D property
or call 01279 504 638
£27.57. The budget was approved and precept set at
15013 Dec 15
£23120.00. The Parish Support Grant will

be £1479.00

Reserves re-assessed to remove negative figures.

The bank balance after authorisation of the following

payments is £18260.04

Richard Lawrance Works to The Heath 1104.00

Westcotec VAS charger & batteries 252.00

Glasdon UK Ltd Bench 525.72

P Bretherton Works to The Heath 79.95

E Fenwick Website Maintenance 20.00

Clerk Expenses 46.31

Staff Salaries


a. Decisions by UDC Planning Dept.
CHARTERED CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANTS ii. Claremont Sheering Road, HH; UTT/14/2983/ HHF;

Tax returns from £200 Proposed demolition of existing single storey rear
for local, friendly advice contact Paul Dixon extension and replacement with a new single storey
Wallburys, Stortford Road, iii. Stonebridge Farm, Chelmsford Road
Hatfield Heath, CM22 7DL HH; UTT/14/3143/FUL; Change of use of land for
the keeping of horses and erection of stables.
iv. Land North of Clipped Hedge HH; UTT/14/3276/FUL;
Email: [email protected] Retrospective erection of security fencing: REFUSED v. Lyndune, Dunmow Road HH; UTT/14/3299/HHF;
Erection of single storey rear extension. APPROVE
15029 December 2015 WITH CONDITIONS
vi. The Mill, Stortford Road, HH; UTT/14/3419/FUL;
MAGNUM FLOORING & Proposed addition of 1 wall mounted condenser to

Ÿ Specialists in floor sanding and sealing,95% dust free b. Applications
Ÿ Supply/fit solid wood and engineered. i. Land Adjacent To Stonebridge Farm Chelmsford
Ÿ Herringbone/parquet laying.
Ÿ Registered Karndean fitters Road HH ; UTT/15/0016/OP; Outline application for
Ÿ Electric under floor heating. the erection of 1 no. dwelling with all matters
Ÿ General carpentry jobs. reserved except access. ML declared an interest and
All work is guaranteed/public liability ins. left the meeting. DP took the chair. OBJECT on
Ref available on request from local clients. grounds that the property is in Metropolitan Green
Belt and outside the Village development envelope
contact mark on- 07860 875 322
01279 731 314 1317. HIGHWAYS
Railings outside The Stag. BS proposed the island is ramped and a white line painted on the island to allow
[email protected] parking on the island

10 Little Heath, Hatfield Heath

1215041 Feb 16

Public Notice re road closure Broomfields & Cox Ley - 15027 Dec 2015
Water main replacement works from 9th February for 15035 Dec2015
four weeks. Need a traffic management scheme for the
closure. Clerk to write to ECC Highways.

Heath Road closure. SF declared a non-pecuniary
interest. MS proposed that we do not comment until we
are provided with a complete scheme which must
include a traffic survey

Request to have posts outside Doctors Surgery painted
white. Resolved to fix reflective strips to
the posts as this was considered to be more suitable..
Kerbing to Broomfields is loose again. ML proposed that
the road be widened to prevent the refuse vehicles from
mounting the green and dislodging the kerbstones. Clerk
to ascertain ownership of the green.

The repair works to The Heath have been costed and
are being considered by the Trustees. To receive update
on the Big Tree Plant Scheme. Nothing from the Tree
Warden. Remove from Agenda until notified.
Request for visits by the fairground over Easter and the
Circus who have not provided a date. It was agreed that
the condition of the Heath is not satisfactory for the
fairground to be using it in March/early April. Clerk to
negotiate a date later in the year when conditions are
more suitable. The Circus is approved subject to a
suitable date being provided.
The location of new bench in memory of Zac Atwell was
proposed as on the South side of the Cricket field
adjacent to the hedge and the date for unveiling will be
Sunday 24th February.

ML proposed that the council publish the parking
proposals in the March magazine with a public meeting
starting earlier than the Parish Council meeting,
probably in March. We also need to consider the island
to the west of Beehive Court

GW has circulated a model agreement from the National
Allotments Association to be considered for approval at
the next council meeting
There is to be a site visit to the development at Moat
Fields on 10* February. Several councillors are
attending. ML gave his apologies as he will be on

Remove from Agenda

1322. STANSTED AIRPORT Nothing to Report

None attended


Allotments. Fairground. Flooding in Stortford Rd.

11th February 11th March 8th April



1 08.00 Holy Communion 1662 HT VILLAGE HALL 730 544 LEISURE HOUR
INSTITUTE 730 544 730 465
09.30 Family Service HT
10.30 Family Service URC (2 -5 years) Hatfield Broad Oak
730 354
18.30 Evensong HT 01371 872 550

2 11.30 for 12 noon Luncheon Club URC TALKING NEWSPAPERS
01279 651 270
4 20.00 Leisure Hour URC LITTLE FRIENDS
Mother,Baby and Toddler OR 01279 653 925
My visit to China – Mary Stewart Group

7 19.30 Bridge Club Quiz H Thur 9.45am term time SECRETARY U.R.C.

8 09.30 Holy Communion HT Village Hall - Betty Bennett.. 01279 508 455

Rev Janice Green Michelle: 07762 083 355 HEALTH WALK
10.30 Family Service URC Elle: 07976 592 364

11.00 Accordion Event H all welcome Friday 10am outside

11 10.30 Holy Communion The Close URC Broomfield Surgery 731 434

15 08.00 Holy Communion 1662 HT FRIDAY CLUB (7-12 yrs)
10.30 Family Service URC (6 mths - 7years) 868 410 Monday 10.30am Village Car

18.30 Confirmation Service St Mary’s Sheering Park

Bishop of Barking SCHOOL FOOTBALL The new leader Is Mr. G.

16-20 inclusive Half Term for Pre-school CLUB Barron. 01279 899 451

and School SCOUTS 812 586


10.00 Holy Communion and Imposition of Ash- 731 646 07956 563 710

BROWNIES 734 391

9.30am Holy Trinity Village Hall
11.30 for 12 noon Luncheon Club URC 730 288 Weds 9.30am 07776 221 975

22 09.30 Holy Communion HT KARATE 445 539


23 10.30 Holy Communion at The Haven 01992 575 679 Village Hall

25 10.30 Holy Communion HT Monday 10.30- 11.30 am

21.45 Gardening Club H BRIDGE CLUB 723 948 07776 221 975


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Year 6 children invited their parents into the
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14105 sep 15 Year 5 parents came into the classroom this week
and were encouraged by their children to make
holly wreaths! They used a „factor bug  to find
factors of numbers and the children explained our
new marking policy to them.

You’ll be dripping with sweat and gasping for breath. Each week you’ll get CHATTERBOOKS This group meets in the library
better and do more. Get ready to be in the best shape of your life!! after school on Mondays and is run by Mrs Sarah
Mondays 9.15-10am @Hatfield Heath Village Hall de Souza-Ingle (mum of Joseph, Year 1 and Emily,
Thursdays 7-7.45pm @Hatfield Heath Village Hall Year 3). Here are some of the children  s com-
ments about their sessions this term:
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„My favourite thing has been finding out our
wizarding names. I found out from the sorting
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“On 4th December we went to Mark Hall to
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games and learned how to play tag rugby and
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on offering a competent, polite, tidy the Christmas Bazaar.
professional service and endeavour to CONGRATULATIONS
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you wherever possible. were awarded in our praising assembly today:
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Hatfield Haven Care Home HATFIELD HEATH MILL

Stortford Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishops Stortford, Herts. CM22 7DL Since renovation has taken place at the Mill its
historical relevance and subsequent use is being
Tel: 01279 730 043 researched by the History Society.
A great deal of information has been provided by several Villagers but there are still gaps between its
closure as a Mill in the 1960’s until the then occupiers
Features: moved to Bishop’s Stortford in the early 1990’s.
╚ Serene and homely environment; The Society would be grateful if there is anyone who
╚ 24 hours care in compliance with CQC Care Standards can offer information on the business or employment
╚ Medical care provided by local group practice; which took place during that period.
Please contact [email protected] or 01279 730 275.
district nurse, physiotherapist and a chiropodist; Many thanks.
╚ Highly qualified and motivated staff - RMA and Ivor Cooper

NVQ qualifications; Hatfield Regis
╚ 20 single and 1 double newly refurnished and Local History Society
President: William Gosling Lord of the Manor
redecorated Programme Synopsis 2014
rooms (newly built extension included)
╚ Each bedroom fitted with an en-suite bathroom and May 20
call system to summon help; Nottingham – A Historical Review through the
╚ A newly extended and enlarged day lounge with Flat Years
creen TV and radio. Sandra Saban
╚ Large dining room with excellent meals on offer It was a very successful evening with Sandra providing an
by the in-house chef; interesting picture and background of Nottingham and the
╚ A Stair lift and a passenger lift to all floors; surrounding area from her early years. A detailed account
╚ Activities includes talks, parties, summer barbecues, that included churches, architecture, silk, cigarettes and
flower arranging e.t.c the bike industry.
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A group of 21 members from the Society spent an Paula's Petsitting Service
interesting and enjoyable evening on Tuesday 17 June
2014. The Museum has found a home in the Maltings Going on holiday? Paula offers personal pet care in
when a project to restore the building was started in 1996 their own home! Choosing Paula's Petsitting Service you
with funding raised from a number of sources. Steve and can leave home knowing you will return to happy pets.
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Museum since it was opened in 2001 provided a detailed
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John Fordham clocks, Dumow trade tokens, the railway, Or email:- [email protected]
Fire engines and equipment are included as a regular part
of the Great Dunmow Heritage. 15028 Dec 2015
School Essay Competition
Five Pupils of Year 6 from a total of 28 entries received
certificates for their imaginative and factual writing on

WW2 in Hatfield Heath. All Pupils demonstrated 15044 Feb 2016
confidence, ability and approach to the content and
delivery of their
submissions. Judge Frank Walsh commented on the
quality of sentence construction and spelling that
contributed to a difficult decision in choosing the five
winning entries. This has become an annual event between
Hatfield Regis History Society and the School setting a

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Hatfield Heath .....................Continued from previous page

& project which is totally supported by the Head, John
Clements and Sharon O’Mahony, Year
INSTITUTE 6 Teacher. It offers the Pupils an opportunity to extend
part of their curriculum and move from Primary to
Are Available for Secondary School with
added confidence.
Children’s Parties HRLHS Chair, David
Parish presented the
Small tables and chairs now available Certificates and Fellow
Judge Ivan Cooper
Celebrations showed images and
answered Pupils questions
including on the POW Camp 116
which was one of the
Wedding Receptions topics researched.
22 July
Classes etc., etc., Firefighting in Essex during the Great War
Mick Ford
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Fire Brigade played in the Great War. Following a general
LOCAL ORGANISATIONS introduction which provided details of changes from
AND current practice to earlier Brigades he interspersed his
interesting talk with a series of slides showing a range of
LOCAL RESIDENTS appliances, fire stations and details of attacks made by
Zeppelin and Gotha bombers. Throughout the talk the
For Details Telephone work which the Fire Brigade was engaged upon over
various Counties, Towns and Villages became clear with
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Registered Charity No. 268367 Concluding with comments on how strategies used in
WW1 had relevance to WW2 for planning, organization,
15004 Dec 2015 innovation and radical approaches led to a question and
answer session from an interested audience.

23 September
History and Renovation of Hatfield Mill
Ivan Cooper
History and renovation of Hatfield Mill was the subject of
the latest Society’s presentation.
Reference to the sail mill, ‘Merchants Mill’, built in 1842
and demolished in 1909 provided the prologue to the talk.

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After an introductory reference to the historical Newton Villas
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The Mill still consists of four floors, a basement, ground, web :
first and second floors which are now occupied by SKK
Design and William Morris. There have been certain 14101 July 2015
changes to the ground floor at an earlier date with some of
the central columns presumably to create more space for In a Frame
machinery. The only surviving item of machinery is a
chain hoist in the roof of the second floor opposite the Picture Framing and Art Supplies
lucam. This has been retained as a feature forming part of
the renovation. All offices have been completed to a very F19 Allen House Business Centre, The Maltings, Station Rd
high standard contributing to current technological
requirements but retaining historical aspects because of its SAWBRIDGEWORTH CM21 9JX
significance for local industrial heritage. HRLHS Telephone 01279 260 069
acknowledges with thanks and appreciation the help which
the Mill Owners have provided in researching and
documenting this project, Framing for pictures, photographs, prints, posters,
It is the intention of the Society to produce a booklet on objects and memorabilia.
the Mill and its renovation which will be available in the
New Year. Canvas stretching and needlework lacing
Sports shirt framing
21 October
The War Memorials of Hatfield Regis We now stock a good selection of Daler-Rowney art materials
John Sly including stretched canvas, canvas panels, brushes, paints,
As an introduction to the talk reference to social aspects, papers & easels as well as Screen Print Kits,
differentials and quality of life pre WW1 were examined. Lino Cutting Sets & DAS Modelling Clay
A series of pre 1914 photographs were shown to illustrate
the Village environment and an organisation chart of 15045 Feb 15
regiments highlighting the structure of the British infantry.
In 1908 reforms took place which created a British
Expeditionary Force (BEF). In 1914 the
‘New Army’ comprising Service Battalions was formed.
Mass enlistment took place (Kitchener –
‘Your Country needs You’) with Recruiting Sergeants
capitalising on a joining commission. Following this
general introduction John concentrated on the work carried
out in researching the book. He explained the difficulty in
researching documents and Army records.
Several local names formed the basis for a continued
presentation referring to his book in
some detail. His research also uncovered the fact that
several men who were born in the villages and who died in
the war were not commemorated locally, an issue which he
indicated would be addressed in the second edition of the
book to be produced before the 1914-1918 Memorial
has ended. During the interval books containing
census, birth certificates and other documents
used in the research were available for the group
to examine. A discussion followed the break with
a range of questions and answers which
encapsulated an interesting and enjoyable
18 November
United Reformed Church

23 14097 Aug 2015

The two Churches of Hatfield Heath formed the
J. Day & Son introduction of his talk which was to focus on the history
of the United Reformed Church and should be proud of
Station Road, Bishop’s Stortford its inheritance as it was one of only 400-500 Independent
Churches. The early Reformed Church built in 1726 was
Bishop’s Stortford 01279 654 555 believed to be from the personal resources of Reverend
Edmonton 0208 807 3712 George Wiggett. Ivan’s talk continued covering a series
of Ministers from James Small to Samuel Gaffee leading to the ‘Golden Age of Hatfield
Heath Chapel’ and Cornelius Berry who served the
15021 Dec 2015 Community for 53 years from 1811 to 1864. During his
Ministry in 1856 a school was built and in June 1875 the
foundation stone for the new Chapel was laid with the
Chapel finished in 1876 at a cost of £3,300. The Church
School, built in 1857 known as the British School,
appointed two of its most successful Head Teachers,
Edward Rogers (1895-1921) and Ralph Dix (1921-1932).
In 1932 the British School merged with the Church of
England National School under the authority of the Essex
Education Authority with Ralph Dix becoming Head
Teacher. In 1924 the
Afternoon Women’s Meeting was revived and for
over 60 years was a most important factor in the 20th
Century Church. Margaret Taylor (1987 to 1997)was its
first women Minister. After her retirement the Church
went for a long period without a regular Minister until
the Reverend Terry Keen was appointed in 2009 and still
officiates today. The URC halls are increasingly used by
Village organisations but entering into its 350th year and
looking ahead there appears to be an uncertain future. A
challenge to individuals, also the Village and
surrounding population to engender the enthusiasm and
dedication which is evident from the present
5 December
About Anglia – ‘The Four Seasons’
A talk and presentation by Dudley Chisnall
A joint meeting with the Royal British Legion and
Hatfield Regis History Society concluded the programme
for 2014. Combining a social event with an extremely
interesting talk by Dudley Chisnall was the culmination






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of a very successful 15037 Jan 2016
year for both groups. Mr Chisnall’s walking tour
of East Anglia supplemented with excellent photographs “Wendycot”,Chelmsford Road,
created a backdrop that enabled the Hatfield Heath,
viewer to become totally involved in the countryside. The
pictorial walk and descriptive Bishop’S Stortford, Herts
dialogue offered the opportunity for the audience to Opening Hours
participate in recognising areas, wild life and architecture
which included coast, market towns, villages and Mon - Fri 8am - 5.30pm
churches. An evening which was both entertaining and Sat 9am - 1pm
It was pleasing to note the increase of members joining the Tel: 01279 730 274
History Society this year and a programme for 2015 is
being prepared and will be available for publication early [email protected]
in the New Year.
Ivan Cooper
15023 Dec 2015

From 'A Village Voice' a collection of
Reminiscences recorded by Leslie
Gilchrist (Magazine Editor 1970s)

“The men made redundant (not that they used
that word in those days) went to work in the
gravel pits.
There was one behind the School and one
behind the Chapel. All the road around here
were gravel in those days. I can remember the
gravel, big heaps on Hatfield Heath.
Twelve men with hammers breaking up the
boulders, big flints they were.
Horses and Carts from local Farmers would
take the gravel to the roads under repair. It was
evenly distributed, six – nine inches thick,
pressed down with a steam roller and then it
was slurried in, loads of sand put down, and
water thrown on top. Then men with brooms
would sweep it on to the gravel- miles of it ….
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Around 60 residents gathered on New Year’s SOCIETY
Day for a very informative tour of Hatfield
Heath, kindly led by Liz Wright. We enjoyed The What’s On page is an
learning about the history of our churches, important element of our
farms and other buildings (and even a ghost!), website. Although it looks
as Liz guided us for almost two hours around relatively sparse for the next
the village green and Friars Lane. few months, there is still a
good selection of walks, talks, cultural events
and conservation exercises that may be of
Some excellent educational attractions remain
open through the winter. The following will offer
a warm welcome:
- Saffron Walden Museum (Tuesday to Sunday)
- Imperial War Museum at Duxford (every day)
- Great Dunmow Maltings and Museum

- Linton Zoo (weekends).
Further information about opening times, etc
can be found by using the links to their
websites that appear on our Attractions pages.
Other local visitor attractions close for the
winter, so What’s On shows when these are
due to come out of hibernation.

We hope that anyone who may be tempted by
one of these specific places or events will
consider making a full day of their visit -
perhaps printing our introduction to the
parish and seeking to track down some
more of its heritage.
Ken McDonald
Don’t forget to check out

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ROAD CLOSURE United Reform Church

Public notice Saturday 14th February
Coffee morning in aid of the repair of the
The Essex County Council U R C Organ at Mrs Doreen Millen 28 Cox
(Broomfields & Cox Ley, Hatfleld Heath) Ley from 10.00am
(TemporaryProhibition of Traffic) Order 2015 The Luncheon Club helpers would like to
Notice is hereby given that the Essex County thank all its supporters for their Christmas
Council intends, not less than seven days from the Gifts. - they are much appreciated.
date of this notice, to make the above Order under
section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act FUND RAISING CONCERT
1984. Harlow Brass Band n aid of the U R C
Effect of the order: To temporarily close the Church organ repairs
following lengths of road in Hatfield Heath:
Saturday 21st March
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northwards for 40 metres

The closures are scheduled to commence on the overall look and skin tone in the
9 February 2015 for 4 weeks, or where appropriate areas treated.
signs are showing and weather permitting. Each treatment takes approximately
The closure is required for the safety of the public 30 mins at the cost of £20.
and workforce to facilitate water main replacement I highly recommend to achieve the
best results a course of 6 at the cost of £100 and
works. receive one free. The results are amazing either

No alternative route is available but access for one or two treatments a week will make a
emergency service vehicles and pedestrians will be difference towards smooth & toned thighs and
maintained at all times during the closure. buttocks.
The Order will come into effect on 09 February
I.P.L. Photo Rejuvenation
A remarkable anti-ageing treatment to boost
collagen and improve texture and
2015 and may continue in force for 18 months or elasticity of the skin using
Intense Pulsed Light .
until the works have been completed, whichever is Each Treatment £40 (normally
the earlier £80-£100)
Dated 29 January 2015

County Hall Liz Burr I look forward to hearing from you

Chelmsford Head of Network Sue Burgess 07740 433 417

27 14120 Mar 15

Institute Car Park

The Village Hall Trust has been granted £3990 by
Essex County Council’s Community Initiatives
Fund towards the cost of resurfacing the Institute
car park.
Users of the Institute and Church and those that
walk through the church yard to school will enjoy
the absence of puddles to splash their legs and
potholes to twist their ankles. The Village Hall
Trust has sent a letter of thanks to Essex County
Council for the generous grant.

Oooops! I am very pleased to announce that The Heath
Players will once again be transforming the village
Lorry slipped into ditch on Mill Lane hall into an intimate theatre this spring. We will be
performing Bomber’s Moon by William Ivory
(Common as Muck, Made in Dagenham fame) on

Wednesday 18th- Saturday 21st March at 8pm

This is a fantastic two hander featuring the very
talented Lee Barnes and Martin Bedwell. You might
remember Lee and Martin performing The Sociable
Plover by Tim Whitnall back in 2010. This play went
on to win the Hertford Drama Festival and The All
England Finals.
The play is set in a care home and brings together
former RAF gunner Jimmy (Martin Bedwell) and his
new care assistant David (Lee Barnes). Both have
been through the wars. Jimmy is fighting his final
battle against old age and infirmity, David is trying
to lay his past to rest and build a new future.
Jimmy's memory increasingly takes him back to the
terrifying WWII bombing raids as David's new
found faith is tested to breaking point. What is
clear is that both men are searching for a lasting
peace. This play delivers gritty realism; it is
hilariously funny displaying a wicked dark humour
and a compelling glimpse at the fragility of life.

HATFIELD HEATH FESTIVAL Please note that the play does contain strong
Sunday 21st June 2015
Rehearsals are under way and we are working hard
Hat Fest Music to bring you a fantastic show. So please do come
and support the group and see the play.

Tickets are available online
or will be available from 1st February from the

"The Hatfield Heath Tea Rooms"
or by telephone on 01279 730544.
Tickets are £9 or £7 for concessions
(Concessions Wednesday – Friday only).

Email: [email protected] I look forward to seeing you after the show!
Chrissie Richards (director)


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