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March 2005

Hatfield Heath Village Magazine March 2005

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Week ending Friday 21st Jan, in the village car park

four 20 litre drums and collecting tin

containing waste oil

(looked and smelt

like engine oil). One

The Parish Council is concerned about the on it's side and
increasing amount of discarded rubbish being
dumped in public areas in the village. Much of this contents
presents a hazard to children. Two recent examples
are a wrecked settee in the children’s play area running
which had large protruding nails in the exposed
parts of a wooden frame and several drums of used DUMPED? SOFA
motor oil, one tipped over, in the village car park.
The council will in future not hesitate to prosecute Night of Tues 25th / Wed 26th Jan,
the people responsible for these activities. The help by the swings inside the village playground - green two
of residents would be greatly appreciated. If you see seater sofa bed, seen better days. (Put out for council
this happening please report it immediately to the collection and then moved to playground after dark as a
clerk and make a note of the people involved and prank or is that being naive?)
any car numbers or other relevant information.

Peter Fuller Lewis
Chairman of the Parish Council

Diary and list of Clubs Page 2

Talking newspapers Page 3

Tsunami relief effort - Kevin Adams Page 6

Jacqueline Jackson Marathon for charity Page 7

Heath Sport Page 8

New Ju Jitsu & Wu Chi Page 9

Letters on Local Businesses Page 10

Affordable housing what is on offer Page 11

Good Wife Guide approved!! I think? Page 12

Parking Page 15

Parish Council Minutes Page 14

Dangerous drives on 40 mph roads Page 18




March 730 544 730 281
INSTITUTE 730 544 AEROBICS 07956 827 798
2 10.30 Holy Communion – 1662 The Close PRE-SCHOOL 730 354 FIT & FIFTY 724 373
20.00 Leisure Hour URC (2 ½ -5) LUNCHEON CLUB

4 14.00 Women’s World Day of Prayer HT RISING FIVES 414 238 For all Senior Citizens
6 Mothering Sunday
(4 –5 years) 730 581
08.00 Holy Communion HT
09.30 Family Service and Baptism HT HH UNDER FIVES 739 CONVERSATIONAL
10.30 Family Service with Communion URC
18.30 Evensong HT 302 FRENCH 730 741
7 11.30 Luncheon Club URC
8 14.30 Heath Ladies H (Mother & Toddler) ITALIAN LANGUAGE &
9 14.15 Pram Service HT
12 Pre-school Fathers’ Morning H BREAKFAST CLUB SPANISH LANGUAGE
09.30 Holy Communion HT 07778 323 254 CLUBS 07786 341754
10.30 Family Service URC
15 14.30 Welcome Club H
16 20.00 Leisure Hour URC 07778 323 254 01279 731 288
17 14.30 Village Celebration Meeting I
19 19.30 Holy Trinity Quiz I FRIDAY CLUB (7-12 AEROBICS 723 125
08.00 Holy Communion HT years) FOOTBALL CLUB 734
09.30 Matins
10.30 Family Service URC 730 440 & 730 465 056
18.00 Service at the Close
23 10.45 MU Holy Communion HT JO JINGLES CRICKET CLUB 730 674
11.30 Luncheon Club URC
24 MAUNDY THURSDAY (6 mths - 7years) 868 410
20.00 Service with Communion URC
14.00 Last Hour at the Cross HT
09.30 Family Communion HT
10.30 Family Service with Communion URC 01279 730 975 and play reading for
April 2005
3 EASTER 1 SCOUTS 812 586 pleasure 730 825 or
08.00 Holy Communion HT
09.30 Family Service and Baptism HT CUBS Chris Hancock 730 517
10.30 Family Service with Communion URC
18.30 Evensong HT 731 646 HISTORY SOCIETY
H-Village Hall / CR-Committee Room H / HT-Holy
Trinity Church / URC-United Reform Church / BROWNIES 734 391 730 530
I-Institute / S-School
9.30am Holy Trinity 730 LEGION 657 470
288 Womens section 718 102
You can hire the hall for childrens parties
£8.50 / hour
731 318 Sunday 10.30am 730 690
Tel :01279 730 581
KARATE 445 539 BELL RINGERS 730 526


01992 575 679 WOMANS LEISURE


07947 599 801 730 465

WU CHI - 07947 599 801 HEATH LADIES 730 421



BRIDGE CLUB 723 948 For Senior Citizens 730 450


730 425 Chairman P Fuller-Lewis

OPEN COFFEE Hatfield Broad Oak
01371 872 550


730 288 01279 651 270 OR

BRIDGE CLUB 723 948 01279 653 925



POLICE 01279 730 388 TheTalking Newspaper Association
of Bishops Stortford
Calls are automatically redirected when necessary
DOCTORS Broomfields 01279 730 616
The Talking Newspaper is a tape for people who are blind
DOCTOR Sawbridgeworth 01279 723 172 or partially sighted or who have some temporary or
permanent disability that makes it difficult for them to read.
THE SAMARITANS 01279 421 110



MAGAZINE DETAILS The tapes are produced each week. They contain a digest
of main news from the Herts & Essex Observer as well as
DEADLINE 16TH OF THE MONTH music and a feature on a matter of local or practical interest.

Email :- [email protected] The tape is for listeners in the area centered on
Bishop's Stortford and extending to The Hadhams,
Send your letters /articles/ reports /Photographs, by hand, Sawbridgeworth, Dunmow, Thaxted and Saffron Walden
floppy disc, CD, or email. If delivering by hand you can If you or someone you know might like to receive the
tape, please contact
either drop it off at PBM printers in the magazine tray or
Richard Barnett on 01279 651 270
direct to me :- Bruno(Editor) “Manor Lodge”, or

Chelmsford Rd, Hatfield Heath CM22 7BD. Christine Heyhoe on 01279 653 925

Editor: - Bruno Scheggia 01279 730 498 Registered Charity No.278725
A Member of The Talking Newspaper Association of The United Kingdom
Treasurer: - Mel Sullivan 01279 731 434

Distribution:-Barbara Scheggia 01279 730 498

Produced by- PBM 01279 730 444

DISCLAIMER: The Editor and Printers do not take MARCH 19TH 8PM
responsibility for the information given or views expressed in AT THE INSTITUTE
the Hatfield Heath Village Magazine. Nor is any culpability
accepted in work done by advertisers. Teams of 6
Bring your own refreshments
Mark Lemon 730 581 To book teams
Tel: 730 530 or
730 853
CHAIRMAN Peter Fuller-Lewis - 01279 730 587 Tickets £5
PARISH CLERK Ernie Fenwick - 01279 739 016


Leisure Hour
Garden design
2nd March 8.00pm
Local company Specialising in How the other half live! - Pat Kearn
domestic gardens with innovative &
flexible approach. Comprehensive 16th March 8.00pm
service offered including: Working with Braille -Mr J Middleton

• Surveying & drafting of site plan We meet in the U R C Hall
• Design concepts & visualisation All are welcome to come along.
• Sourcing of all landscape materials Jean - Tel. 730 465
• Hard landscaping implementation
• Full planting plans & implementation HISTORY SOCIETY

Treat yourself “How to Find Out When Your House Was Built”.
To a new garden
Liz Wright will talk about some ways in which this
Tel: 01279 730 040 can be done with local examples, and have some
Mobile: 07970 906 233 documents available for consultation!

Studio, aralia garden design, The March meeting will be held on
Clipped hedge cottage
Dunmow road, hatfield heath, TUESDAY 15TH March in the URC Hall at 8 p.m.
Herts CM22 7EE
The Diary of Stephen Green

19th Century Broomshawbury (Hatfield Broad Oak)

Farmer and Local Magistrate

12th March 1862

Confirmation, conducted by the Bishop of
Rochester, held at the new Hatfield Church (Holy


1867 on 13th April at Harlow Petty Sessions
Alfred Hockley, farmer, of Hatfield Broad Oak,
and late overseer for that parish, was summonsed
for neglecting to make out a return of fit and
proper persons to serve as constables for
Hatfield Broad Oak on or before the 3rd of April.
Mr Hockley appeared and craved the leniency of
the bench stating that he had actually ordered his
horse to attend his parochial business when the
Fox Hounds happening to pass his door at the
time so diverted his attention that he
inadvertently left his duty to join the field
The justices on this explanation remitted the fine

Drop in for Tea, coffee and light refreshments

Monday to Friday mornings

10.00 am – 12 noon

A chance to meet others and chat All welcome


The Rev Sidney Wheale If your Drive or Patio is looking tired
And overgrown, we offer.
The death has been announced of the Rev Sidney Wheale Professional Cleaning & Maintenance
High Pressure Cleaning for Block Paving, Patios
on 26th January at the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary. Tennis Courts, Decking, Building Sites,
Those who attended the Congregational Forecourts, Drains, Commercial Vehicles
Church on the Chelmsford Road in the
1960s will remember Sidney as a FULL MOBILE SERVICE
very popular Minister of the Church PHONE FOR A FREE QUOTATION
there. He came to the Ministry later
in his life having been a gifted Cambridge Road, Stansted, Essex. CM24 8DB.
illustrator for an Advertising Agency.
He served the Church at Hatfield Has full time vacancies
Heath from 1962 to 1971 and 20 years Experience
during his time here formed a Hatfield Broad Oak
Choir, a Children’s Club as Call Diane East
well as a Men’s Fellowship. He
then moved to a new ministry

in Derbyshire. His wife, Grace also served the Church
well and was responsible in starting the evening Leisure
Hour for young mothers in the area, so they could
experience a relaxing social meeting in the Village.
The Rev. Wheale leaves his wife Grace, who is
unfortunately not in very good health, a daughter Jane and
two grandchildren. Funeral Service was at Ashbourne

Road Church Derby on 11th February at 1.00pm.
Donations to Parkinson’s disease Society c/o G Wathal
101-111 Macklin St. Derby DE1 1LG.


4th June 1918 - 27th Jan 05 . NATURAL STONE FIREPLACES
The Magazine is saddened to report the death of long time . WOOD & STONE MANTELS
resident of the Village, Gordon Barrow. . ELECTRIC, GAS & SOLID FUEL FIRES
Gordon was born in London but the family soon moved to . MARBLE, GRANITE, SLATE & TILES
Warwickshire. In the late 1920s Gordon’s father bought a
plot of land on the Chelmsford Road in Hatfield Heath, . FENDERS, FIREGUARDS, FRETS,
having seen it for sale in the press. While their house was . COAL BUCKETS
being built the family lived in a cottage at Blocks and then . OIL PAINTINGS, MIRRORS,
moved in to ‘Grandview’. . STATUES & LAMPS
He went to the Village school, leaving at 14 to work at the . COMPANION SETS, DOG GRATES
bakers Browns Bros on the Stortford Road, delivering . BERRY, DIMPLEX, VALOR,
bread by horse and cart. . MAGIGLO
In 1938 he joined the regular RAF, serving during WW11
and met his future wife Margaret at RAF Henlow where . Plus a range of catalytic
she was in the WRAF. They married in 1945, and flueless fires and powerflues
continued to live at Grandview for many years and where “for that no chimney situation”
their sons Michael and Paul were born.
After the war Gordon worked at Holbrooks and, later at
Pitney Bowes. He served on the Heath Football Club
Committee and enjoyed gardening where he won many
prizes for his vegetables and for his garden when they
moved to Lt Hallingbury.
Gordon never lost his interest in the Heath and they
eventually moved back to the Heath living in Broomfields.
His knowledge was very helpful in the writing of ‘A
History of Hatfield Heath’. Many villagers who have seen
him walking his little dog ‘Penny’ will remember Gordon.
He leaves a Widow, Margaret, two sons and eight


For all your domestic needs FROM THE MINISTER

Established for 6 years - References available. Sorry is apparently the hardest word in to English
Please telephone Maxine on language, hardest to say that is. Yet when it is uttered it is
often with a total lack of sincerity, especially by children
who are only saying sorry in the hope of avoiding further
trouble. When we really are truly sorry for something we
have said or done then no apology seems adequate, we
wish that there was some way of undoing our words or our
actions and wiping the slate clean. The good new is that
on the Cross on Good Friday Jesus did exactly that, he
took upon himself all the sins of the world and they were
buried in the tomb with him. And when he rose again on
Easter morning he provided us with a clean sheet. Good
news indeed.

Nigel Rogers.

Kevin Adams

“Madman of Hatfield Heath”
Neighbour Kevin Adams endured three days of

fasting in a cold box raised up
on a crane in a field belonging
to Howe Green House school.

The three days were probably,
even to this day the coldest
days of the winter. He hoped
to raise £5,000 for the
Tsunami Relief. At the last
count he had raised so far
£7,000 and there is still an
auction, sometime in March,
of items donated by
companies worth hundreds of pounds each.
Contact the school on 01279 501 300 to donate or
[email protected]

Well done Kevin !

Alzheimer’s Society

Dementia care and research

Uttlesford Branch
Help, support and advice for people with dementia

and those who care for them
12 Stortford Road, Gt. Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1DA

Telephone: 01372 872 519
E-mail:- [email protected]

Registered Charity No 296645


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On the windy afternoon of Monday 7 February, the
The Complete Home Repair and Maintenance Service Hatfield Heath school football team, clad in blue and
From the garden to the roof, no job too big or small!! yellow, travelled to the territory of local rivals Little
Hallingbury, hoping to re-focus on their league campaign
FREE ESTIMATES & ADVICE after a recent poor spell.


The ‘Handy Man to know’ The team finished the first half of the season in a 2-1 loss
to Howe Green, and matters weren’t made any better when
Phone: 01279 718 329 or they went down 1-0 to last season’s winners Takeley in
07881 601 365 late January.

JASPER TAXATION SERVICES LTD The match against Little Hallingbury got off to a great
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Fees agreed in advance - Free Initial Consultation Team captain Tom Bennett netted soon after, before
Stonehall Business Centre, Matching Green Joseph Slade scored his second goal of the game to wrap
Tel: 01279 739315 & 739324 things up.
Email: [email protected]

The Inheritance Tax Trap The full team line-up was as follows:
Alex Cleaves (Goalkeeper), Chris Clark (Right Defence),
Don’t get caught out Jed Scanlon (Central Defence), Eren Akademir (Left
Many people pay large amounts of Inheritance Tax Defence), Luke Milbourne (Right Midfield), Tom Bennett
unnecessarily. If only they had received expert advice, – CAPT. (Central Midfield), Joseph Slade (Left Midfield),
their tax bills could have been reduced or completely Luke Marioni (Forward).
The death tax rate on a person’s estate above the Nil A POTENTIAL NEW THREAT
Rate Band is at present 40%. There are many
exemptions and reliefs available, some of which may Without putting it too bluntly, St. Mary’s Stansted haven’t
apply to you. With careful planning it is possible to exactly put up much of a fight to win the league title in the
reduce your tax liability significantly and ensure that West Essex Primary School League in the last couple of
your beneficiaries inherit the result of your lifetime’s years, a competition which local side Hatfield Heath CP
work and not the Inland Revenue. School regularly takes part in.

Take independent financial advice and secure your future. However, with the recent signing by the Stansted-based
school of a regional football coach and his assistant, the
Barrie R Ekins M L I A( dip ) likes of Bentfield and Howe Green at the top of the league
Partner may have a new contender to worry about.

Swinnerton Ekins Independent Financial Advisers However, the two new bosses have a huge task on their
hands, as St. Mary’s have only one point from their last
nine games. The current league standings, as of
Wednesday 16 February, look a little bit like this:

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authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
Inter-Alliance (Group Practices) Limited is a wholly owned
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Rodings 9 18 destroyed. Workers managed to clear up the carnage left
Hatfield Heath 8 12 in the aftermath of the attack and the now all-too-familiar
Takeley 7 10 wooden boards were brought back out.
Little Hallingbury 8 1
St. Mary’s Stansted 9 1 Again we thank the staff from the Co-Op, for providing
such an efficient service, despite the obstacles which so
SCHOOL ‘B TEAM’ FRIENDLY ANNOUNCED often fall into their path.

Hatfield Heath School recently announced that they will Billy Shaw
field an eight-strong ‘B Team’ for a friendly football
match against former Takeley boss Colin Williams’ new Sosen Gore Ju Jitsu
Sawbridgeworth side, Reedings School. The encounter
will go ahead on Wednesday 23 March at Hatfield Heath. Sosen Gore Ju Jitsu is combination of Five Ancestors
Kung Fu and Judo it offers wide
FIXTURE GUIDE range of aspects within the
martial arts, from kicks punches
For reference purposes, here’s a list of the school’s blocks locks throws grappling as
football matches taking place in March: well as being a great form of
self-defence and discipline it
Thursday 3 March - League offers a great way to keep fit and
Hatfield Heath V Rodings supple.

Thursday 10 March - League FRIDAY EVENING AT
Classes Friday Eve Kids 7 yrs – 16 yrs 6pm – 7pm
Monday 14 March - League For more Information
Howe Green V Hatfield Heath Please Call Danny Young on 07947 599801

Wednesday 23 March – Friendly WU-CHI CLASSES
Hatfield Heath ‘B Team’ V Reedings Friday 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Wu Chi is the Mother of Tai Chi, Its
(See previous article for details.) gentle movements enable the body and
mind to relax. Wu Chi helps you to relieve
By Billy Shaw. the stress of everyday life. At our classes
we also do meditation and some other open
hand forms that originate from the Shaolin
Temple in Southern & Northern China.
Wu Chi is designed for everyone who
wants to keep their body fit and supple.

Classes started 19th Feb. 2005
Please call to enrol

CO-OP REMAINS OPEN AFTER The Complete Landscaping Service
Praise is most certainly due for the management team from
the local Co-Op store, who managed to have their shop TREE WORK
open for business by lunchtime on Thursday 10 February,
after the façade of the building was demolished yet again Also
in a ram-raid on the shop sometime during the previous
night. Landscaping, Fencing, Turfing,
Decking, Ponds and Patios
As was the situation with the previous attack last year, the
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It is sometime since we last exchanged notes so my best
wishes to you. Dear Editor 9th February 2005
There are two things I wish to ask you. First, I am
interested in the invitation "To Businesses on the Heath" In response to the front page article in the February edition I
on the front page of the February issue of the Magazine
and would like to know who in fact the piece was initiated wish to comment on behalf of residents of Hatfield Heath.
by. I thought it was a basic principle of the Magazine that
at least a name, if not an address, should appear on all My family and I moved to the Heath in 1976, a place far
items. At the same time is the invitation open to anyone
to attend the meeting on 1st March or is it restricted to removed from what we see today. We came here to get away
village business people only?
The second matter goes back to the meeting called by the from commercial enterprise, cars, street lighting and advertising
Vicar - in last October I believe -about parking in The
Village Hall Car Park. To my knowledge I have never slogans on every street corner.
seen any thing in print about the outcome of that meeting.
I was hoping to see a follow-up report in the Magazine, There are many vacant factory units available in Harlow and
have I missed it ?
Look forward to your reply. Bishop's Stortford with staff and customer parking available.
With thanks and regards.
Eric Piercey But sadly the cold fact remains that converted premises be it a

Hello Eric shop or small industrial unit are far cheaper to acquire in rural
Great to hear from you again, in answer to the first
question the author was Brendan Carrig of Hunters Meet areas.
I have attended all of the Village Appraisal (Parish Plan)
meetings and was quite upset I had missed this one as Once in use the occupiers expect to be provided with parking for
apparently many businesses were represented there,
Thatchers, White Horse, The Mill, Pine Shop, Courtyard their staff and customers together with advertising rights on
Flowers and so on . I attend the Parish Council meetings
and a few other groups to try and hear everybody’s point common land, as frequently the premises are tucked away in
of view. My aim is not to report the issues but at least to
try and have some knowledge of what is being sent to me relatively inaccessible spots.
and hopefully the best way to set it out and edit especially
the minutes of the Parish Council which a surprising The Parish Council have made available a large car park in the
number of people are interested in. I say surprising
because the number of villagers who attend the meetings village, this sadly is under used due to the fact that today's
is generally zero, although lately it has been quite
encouraging to see a few younger (20- 40 year olds) shopper, will not walk anywhere, even from a local car park to
taking an interest and turning up.
In answer to the second question I have since spoken to the shops, leading to catastrophic parking and mayhem, on the
the the village appraisal team who said they would have
appreciated as many of the village to attend as possible slip roads. Business's expect to get free advertising by placing
to all of the meetings as long as they intended to help in
the formulating of questions and then reading and sorting 'A' boards on common land, not only illegal, but more
I have asked around but it seems there has not been a importantly blighting the vista of our rural community.
follow up report on parking after the meeting run by Tim
Potter. If the group, set up at the meeting have anything I maintain that despite a minority of individuals motivated
to report please contact me, as you can see there are
people interested and maybe could give you help if you entirely by greed, the majority of villagers do not want increased
need it. Thank you for your interest Eric, all input is
welcome. business activity in Hatfield Heath and applaud the Parish

Council for their efforts in trying to retain the rural integrity of

this village.

A number of business's in the village do provide parking for

themselves and visitors and do not advertise in any way. Well

Done !

David Tyler [Businessman] [Ex Parish Councillor (20 years)]

Dear Editor,
As a resident and one who is lucky enough to work in the village
and so able to walk to work 1 consider myself very fortunate.
Most of the businesses located in the village are used and
recommended for use because of the service they give. New
businesses are usually used if only at first to try them out and
then repeatedly because the service is good and worth using. I
am sure A boards are one route businesses can advertise,
however as somebody who fell over a broken A board (left on a
footpath for numerous months - despite being moved aside on
several occasions by me following my accident) I feel the parish
council are correct to ask businesses not to use A boards.

Indeed our village magazine would benefit from
advertisement revenue and thereby eliminate the need for the
parish council to cover printing costs. Perhaps I am looking too
much from a residents point of view but surely appreciation from
both parties needs to be there and that way we will work together
to make the village a good place to live and work.

Regards Yours sincerely,
Bruno Jude Foster


POTENTIAL BUYERS property values increase the percentage would be less and
visa versa.
UNSURE OF WHAT WAS When we invited formal applications, individuals received
a form stating “I would like to buy a flat; - one bed,
BEING OFFERED £88,000 or two bed, £95,000” & indicated accordingly.
I can confirm that these figures were extremely good
I was asked if I knew or could find out how much guidelines for the final prices. These figures, which
exactly the “affordable housing” 8 flats being built in represent approximately 70% of market valuation, were
Ardley Crescent would cost the potential buyers. The only possible owing to the very generous co-operation of
query was because buyers were told that the flats would Uttlesford DC. If the land had been sold at market
cost £88,000 for a one bed flat and £95,000 for a 2 bed valuation it would be very unlikely that any dwellings
flat but were not sure if these were the amounts they could have been produced.
would have to mortgage for or did they have to I hope that this helps – if you have any thoughts on the
mortgage part and rent the rest. I also asked if the issue, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Council had given a discount on the land or had they
sold the land at market value because of new Barry Lampard
regulations . Below is emailed answer from Barry
Lampard - housing manager I replied that this did not really answer the query I asked again
(Bruno) Ed if the flat was to cost £88,000 would a buyer have the option of
mortgaging part of this and renting the rest and below is the
Attn Bruno Scheggia final answer Ed.
Anne Bishop forwarded your query – I am the Housing
Manager who will be responsible for this scheme. In response - the buyer has to pay us (using your example)
You will understand that I am limited by Data Protection £88,000. – that is, THE percentage of the market value.
legislation with regard specific information relating to Note 1) that in our schemes people do not have to pay a
these dwellings. We have entered into agreements with rent on the remainder – that is usually the case in schemes
specific individuals and it would be wrong to disclose developed by other organisations
matters of a personal nature to a third party. I can, Note 2) “affordable housing” has no government definition
however, respond generally and I hope that provides you – it has become “property available at an amount less than
with information that you require. the private sector” so making it affordable to more people
Firstly, I regret anyone misunderstanding the situation
and, if we can learn from this it will be to the advantage of Barry Lampard
others in the future.
In the early stages of the development precise figures are
not available. At the Marketing day at Hatfield Heath,
however, we were able to advise people that the price they
would pay would be between £88,000 for a 1 bed flat and
£95,000 for a 2 bed flat. We explained that that would be
a % of the real market value estimated at between 65-75%.
It is impossible to give an accurate % figure as we do not
know where the market will be at the time of the sale, and
therefore do not have a figure upon which to base
percentage calculations. If the market strengthens and


Good Comments?!!
I am writing on behalf of my wife (a shy, retiring sort
GATES  FENCING  RAILINGS  SECURITY GRILLS of person, who was reluctant to contact you directly).
C AT  BIRD AVIARY  PLANTERS HANGING BASKETS She wanted me to thank you for the wonderful article
in last months magazine from House Keeping monthly,
07831 317 535 or 01279 734 507 May 1955.
e-mail : [email protected] As she said to me, it so summed up her whole ethos on
life, her raison d’être. It gave her, in a single page, the answer to so many questions she had been asking
herself for ages; Why she got up in the morning, what
8 PRIMLEY LANE SHEERING BISHOPS STORTFORD HERTS CM22 7NJ keeps the world spinning round, the origins of the
universe and everything!
NO TIME FOR What she would really like, if you could manage it,
GARDENING would be a full centre page pull-out of the same article,
but in a much larger font. Perhaps, if it wasn't too much
Get Ahead this year trouble, you could highlight in red for her what she sees
Try our garden as the most important paragraph headings: Things like
" prepare and light a fire for him" and " never complain
if he's late" and "plan to have a delicious meal for him"
and "have a drink ready for him" are the sort of things
I think she has in mind.
Do you possibly think you might be able to do that in
the next magazine? If so, I will order a frame for it and
get it glazed and give it to her in time for our wedding
anniversary. (She can hang it on the wall and see it
everyday - honestly, she will be so grateful!)
Many thanks, H/H resident not brave enough to give
his name.

Dear Bruno,

Re the article good wife guide Feb. magazine, I

enjoyed reading it and it took me back to my

childhood. However, for today, I have only one


‘yeah right’!

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HEATH LADIES. Tel / Fax : 01279 739 357
The meeting on February 8th saw our AGM. With another
successful year behind us we are now looking forward to Please call or fax us on the number above
2005.Unfortunately our membership has fallen slightly for further details on your requirements of
but there is still a good attendance at most meetings. Our
Chairperson, Barbara Jenkins, thanked all the committee NEWSPAPERS,
who have helped with everything during the year. She JOURNALS AND MAGAZINE
also thanked all the members for their continued support.
With the business side over we spent an enjoyable after- 2 Manse Cottages, Chelmsford Road,
noon making silk roses, supervised by Sandra Sabin. Our Hatfield Heath Bishop's Stortford CM22 7AE
next meeting on Tuesday 8th March will be a talk and
slides about Peru by Richard Barnett at 2.30pm in the WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU
village hall; as usual visitors are very welcome.

Diana White

This was our first meeting for the new year
and twenty three members attended the
meeting was opened with our chairman
wishing us all a very happy new year.
He then told us that he had thanked the
local school for giving our members a
really good afternoon in December
watching their show and that there was a
donation made on our behalf towards the

children’s Holiday fund. Jean our secretary told us that Robin
was not able to attend we hope that she is now well.
Jean told us that a former member Doris Fox has sadly died.
We send our condolences to her family. Also Eileen’s
daughter has died we offer our condolences to her also.
Birthday posies were given to Mrs Griffiths and Joan Bird.

This year we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary and we
will be having a bit of a do. We will hear about this later on it
was nice to see old friends after our recess.

Keep Smiling


UNAPPROVED MINUTES OF A COUNCIL MEETING Item 010 Civic Amenity Service: Clerk confirmed we were
HELD AT 7.30 PM ON already paying for this service and a reply had been received
regarding charging for removal of large items of household
WEDNESDAY 12TH JANUARY 2005, waste. The reply was that no decision had been taken. Cllr
IN THE URC HALL, HATFIELD HEATH Flack stated that this was untrue, that a £20 charge for up to

PRESENT: 4 items would be levied after 1st May and recommended that
Cllr Peter Fuller Lewis (Chairman), Cllrs Michael Hockley, groups of neighbours got together to spread the cost.
Bob Jones, Mark Lemon, Mel Sullivan 30 MPH SPEED LIMIT
IN ATTENDANCE: Present at the meeting was Councillor Susan Flack and the
Ernie Fenwick Clerk to the Council, County Councillor Susan Chairman asked permission of the meeting to amend the
Flack and 6 members of the public Agenda and bring forward this item in order that Councillor
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE: Flack could continue to other meetings. This was agreed
Cllr Chris Lidgey Cllr Flack addressed the meeting and stated that after
MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING OF discussions with ECC the following points had been
1ST DECEMBER 2004: The 30 mph speed limit is included in the 3 year rolling
It was noticed that there was a paragraph missing due to programme of works, on the list for the fiscal year 2006/7,
confusion of two items being similar. It was agreed that the and was almost certain to be done. The extent of the speed
minutes with the following addendum would be signed as a limit was not that proposed by the Parish Council, but a
true record shorter length of road immediately outside the school
Highways, Paths, Parking and Police entrance. If the Parish Council were to contribute to the
Double yellow lines on A1060 at junction with Broomfields. scheme it would not advance the project.
The Chairman clarified the position with the following General discussion on the topic followed and there was
statement “Yellow lines are the responsibility of Essex County general agreement that the PC needs to lobby the cabinet
Council Highways department and the Police. Those member for Highways Cllr Bass, and that a meeting should
extending from Broomfields along the A1060 were instigated be arranged as soon as possible before the project is ‘set in
by ECC Highways as the result of accidents in that area. The stone’. Cllr Flack said she would contact Cllr Bass with a
Parish Council has no jurisdiction on yellow lines but was view to arranging such meeting.
responsible for requesting traffic calming measures at the Cllr Flack said she noticed the lack of cats eyes on the A1060
junction of the A1060 and Sawbridgeworth Road which from the Parish boundary. Clerk to write to ECC Highways
involved a slight re-alignment of Stortford Road.” pointing this out and asking for this to be put in hand as a

6TH JANUARY 2005: Cllr Flack advised the meeting that on Education from 1st
These were signed as a true record. May 2005,Essex CC has a co-ordinated admissions policy
MATTERS ARISING: and Essex LEA was advising placements direct to children
Item 010 Highways : winter service Clerk had written to ECC rather than individual schools and to be prepared for hiccups
and had received a reply saying they were not aware of the salt in this new procedure. Several councillors mentioned that
bin location and that the matter was being referred to Area many of our parish children attend Hertfordshire schools that
Highway Manager. Further it was normal practice not to are grant maintained and it should not affect them. Cllr Flack
provide salt bins on precautionary salted network such as will check on status of Hertfordshire schools.
A1060 and they have a duty of care to ensure that bins are not Councillor Flack then left the meeting after being thanked for
located where users may be endangered by vehicles. her attendance by the Chairman.
Clerk to chase this up.


Councillor Sheekey arrived at the meeting. ABOVE VILLAGE CAR PARK
Items tabled for Members information: The following
documents were tabled for members information BELOW SLIP ROAD IN
Uttlesford Area Access Group Newsletter FRONT OF WHITE HORSE &
Friends of the Earth Draft East of England Plan meeting.
Councillors invited to meetings on either 14th January at Great STAG AT SAME TIME

Dunmow or 16th February at Saffron Walden
Uttlesford District Council Statement of Accounts 2003/04
Uttlesford District Council Building Surveyors Viewpoint

Signs re dog fouling for Churchyard. Details of signage to be
erected at Holy Trinity Churchyard regarding dog fouling
were shown. It was felt that the wording was inappropriate.
Cllr Lemon is to discuss with the vicar and revert to the Clerk
with more appropriate wording.

Tree Warden: Further to our letter to Frank Walsh, retiring
Tree Warden, we had received a reply which was read to the
meeting by the Chairman.

Community Hub Small Grants: Grants of up to £1000 are
available for a project which will have community benefit in
a rural area. Applications to be submitted by 31 January,
monies granted must be spent by 31 March 2005. Clerk to
ascertain whether play equipment would be accepted and if so
to contact play equipment suppliers, arrange a meeting with


Cllrs Fuller Lewis, Hockley and Lidgey. Due to the time VILLAGE GREEN AND THE HEATH
constraint, these councillors were empowered to make a The Clerk reported he had arranged for the removal of Rose
decision on site to commit expenditure within the framework Contractors signs to be removed from the Heath and had now
of the grant rules. received a letter from them asking for permission to erect
signs to assist deliveries to Ardley Crescent. After discussion
Uttlesford Buffy Bus Association: Annual Report and it was agreed that two double sided signs be allowed for a
Accounts received for year ended June 2004 with a request for period of six months.
a donation towards the service. Councillors praised the
service and recommended a repeat of last years donation of The Clerk reported that Mr Kenney had been asked to
£50 reinstate the log and stumps opposite ‘The Thatchers’ and that
Mr Kenney had advised that Balfour Beatty had not reinstated
Holy Trinity Church: Annual Report and Financial Statement the top soil on the islands opposite the Hunters Meet which
for year ended 31st December 2003 was received with a could cause damage to mowing equipment, and that there was
request for a grant. Agreed to repeat last years grant of £220. a traffic direction sign lying on the ground opposite
Broomfields. Clerk to write to Balfour Beatty giving them 14
Uttlesford Local Plan: The Uttlesford District Council has days to reinstate or we will carry out the work and contra
approved the local plan and a copy has been received. charge them. Clerk to write to ECC Highways regarding
FINANCIAL MATTERS: traffic sign.
The following payments were approved

Cllr Fuller Lewis – Expenses £113.04 Letter received from Mrs Susan Leech requesting permission
Ernie Fenwick Clerk Salary £395.76 to plant a tree in memory of her late husband. Clerk to write
Ernie Fenwick Clerk Expenses £125.38J agreeing subject to the Lord of the Manors’ agreement and
Kenney Services – Grass cutting to Heath and Play Area suggesting a site adjacent to the pond with a willow tree being
£323.54 the most suitable. Arrange a meeting with Clerk and
Cllr M Sullivan – Expenses £43.25 Chairman with Mrs Leech and perhaps Bidwells.
Holy Trinity Church £220.00
Uttlesford Buffy Bus Association £50.00 Cleanaway Ltd – Landscape division are interested in
providing a quotation for grass cutting and maintenance of the
OTHER FINANCIAL MATTERS Green and Heath. Clerk to arrange specification and quotation.
The Clerk reported that the Auditors had requested further
clarification on the accounts for year ended April 2004 and Cllr Lemon reported that the entrance to the Heath opposite
that had been supplied and was accepted. He further reported Oak Lodge needs filling. It was agreed that Cllr Hockley
that the auditors had queried the nil value of assets. would see to this and fill with topsoil but not until the end of
Councillors said that it was in line with previous requests March early April.
from the auditors to show value as net book value, which in HIGHWAYS, FOOTPATHS, PARKING AND POLICE
their opinion was nil. Clerk to clarify with auditors. Parking : Cllr Jones reported that large 4x4 vehicle which was
causing obstruction to the Refuse collections on a Tuesday
Cllr Sullivan said he had purchased items to fit a power socket morning. Clerk to draft a letter requesting no parking in that
to the Institute in order to complete the installation for the area on Tuesday mornings.
Broadband computer and asked if that could be reimbursed.
Agreed (included in figures above)


The Clerk reported that the current estimate for resurfacing We offer a
works to the Car Park were approx £8 - £10 / m2 for a tack Complete Service
coat and 25 mm wearing course, plus any base course making
good required. Line painting about £20 per car park bay. The DESIGN
estimate for a total resurfacing of the car park would be CERAMIC TILING
approx £7000 - £8000 dependant on remedial works
required. The life of a car park is expected to be at least 20 LIGHTING
years. The condition of the car park at present is very good WOODWORK ETC.
with no signs of deterioration.
All carried out with the minimum
Cllr Sullivan raised the issue of lighting footpaths in the of fuss and mess by experts!
Broomfields area. Cllr Lemon to raise the issue with Also all Plumbing &
Uttlesford DC Domestic Heating Installations

General discussion on parking problems in the Broomfields SO LOOK NO FURTHER THAN
area near to the Doctors surgery. Various suggestions were
put forward. Using a plastic vehicle mat for cars to use, C.F
creating a parking strip from the central green, creating
parking bays alongside the road. Cllr Lemon is to speak to Established in Harlow for over 45 years

The footpath in Dunmow Road towards Foxglove Farm has
virtually disappeared. This may be due to the Water authority
contractors who have not re-instated properly. Clerk to
ascertain reinstatement costs from alternative contractor and
write to Three Valleys water.
There are reports that the government is hesitating on the

viability of the 2nd runway. Meeting being held at the end of
January and is to be attended by as many members of the
council as possible.

Proposed railway line Cllr Jones stated that it had been noted
that a preliminary survey had been carried out to establish a
railway line through the parish. General discussion followed
and it was agreed that the Parish council should respond to
Sir Alan Hazlehurst noting the Sunday Times Report and
objecting to the secrecy regarding the provision of a railway
line through the parish, copy SSE

The White Horse PH UTT/2220/04/LB Removal of internal
partition walls, altering servery counter, access opening
formed for disabled toilet.
Decision: No Objection

REYNOLDS 1994 LTD UTT/2108/04/FUL Retention of
existing structure and change of use to A3 hot food and
The Clerk reported that despite several requests he had still
not received copies of the drawings. Deferred to obtain
play area
The Clerk had received catalogues from Bigfoot play
equipment. Representative to attend site to advise on what
was available.
Cllr Sullivan presented the amended budget for the precept.
The precept was set at last years figure plus 5%. Acceptance
proposed by Councillor Jones, seconded by Cllr Fuller Lewis
and carried unanimously.


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View of blind bend from drive of first
house at top of Chelmsford Road

The photos above are taken from drives of houses as
the driver would see it.
The vehicles on both these roads travel at quite a
speed. Legally they can travel at 40 mph and there are
probably some which travel at an even greater speed.
If a car stalled coming out of either of the drives, the
distance from the blind bend to the drive is probably 4
car lengths, half the distance needed for a vehicle
travelling at these speeds to stop.

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View of blind bend from drive of first
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Dear Bruno,
I welcomed the item about bogus scams etc
and as a newcomer to the village I would like to
share a few tips on cons that I've had a brush

Firstly on the 09 premium rate telephone
numbers, everyone can block these on their
own phones quite simply and this saves being
conned into using them.
Similarly the same can be done on your internet
dial up system because we had a huge
argument with BT when a virus hi-jacked our
dial up number and replaced it with an 09 one.
We received a huge bill and had to take BT to
the Fair Trading people before resolving it.
This is really unfair because BT get paid by the
person who rents the 09 number and the poor
customer targetted by the scam.
Another scam to watch out for is the one where
you can find yourself paying for insurance you
neither need nor requested whilst setting up a
financial transaction such as the one I had with to service my credit card. Even though
the balance was paid off in full a bill for over £70
is still owing for this scam insurance and one
can be threatened with baliffs. Does anyone
else have details of a similar nature to share
with us all so that we can be on our guard?



Her daughters Barbara

and June, Son-in-law

Bruno and all the family

of Doris Fox would like

to thank everyone who

attended her funeral

service at Holy Trinity

Church and cremation at

Parndon Wood

Crematorium on 1st

Born 21-8-1910 February 2005 and for
Died 18- 1- 2005 the floral tributes,
numerous cards and

letters and many kind words they have received at this

sad time!

Although Doris only lived in Hatfield Heath for 5yrs

after moving from London, she made many friends and

was always quite amazed at how friendly the people

here were to her!


Just a while ago I first met you. (*where places available)
Maybe at the Luncheon Club
its where I first knew
that friends we would become. 01279 730 354
I came to see you in your home
With all your crocheting to see Registered with Ofsted and
Lovely things you had made member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance
Covers Cushions – all bright colours that I like
The Shoulder Bag you made for me THE VILLAGE HALL, HATFIELD HEATH
this I treasure for all to see
I will try and do the crocheting bit Tel: 07748 970 657

But I really only like to knit. (Registered charity number 1070995)
With all those lovely colours bright
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They were such a delight


Margaret (Perry)


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