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December 2003

Hatfield Heath Village Magazine December 2003

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HATFIELD HEATH PARISH PLAN
YOUR VILLAGE:
YOUR FUTURE

Every household had a
yellow leaflet delivered to
them at around the second
week in November a total
of 724 households. it
informed us the next
meeting to discuss the
“parish plan” was to be on
Thursday the 20th
November at 7.30pm and
“We would love to see as
many people as possible
there” but very few
villagers turned up. As someone explained many people
commute between work and the village and when they get
home it can be very late and they are pooped (not the word
used but this is a parish magazine). Nil Desperandum, it is
being made as easy as possible to air your views. Starting
January, thanks to a grant from The Countryside Agency, every
household on the Heath will get a free copy of the village
magazine each month. In the Jan, Apr, & Jul issues a pull out
questionnaire will be included asking for your opinions on a
wide range of issues.
It took the most part of the two-hour meeting to formulate the
skeleton of the first questionnaire. The main reason for
adopting the parish plan used by other Villages is that the
Parish Council felt they were making decisions about
immediate works or future planning without really knowing
what the “parishioners” (villagers) views were.
SO NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO SHARE YOUR
OPINIONS DON’T WASTE IT !
When the committee tried to visualise what facilities Villagers
may possibly require in the future it was quite an eye opener to
find that some did not know or had forgotten facilities that
already exist in the village now. With this in mind I have
quickly compiled a LIST OF EXISTING CLUBS AND
FACILITIES – SEE PAGE 13

THE VICAR WRITES
It is amazing how disruptive power cuts can be. Recently we
had one just as everyone was waking up. It was still dark and
it made life awkward and complicated. We could not boil a
kettle or see to wash and the normal morning rituals, which we
all have, were thrown into chaos. I was reminded just how
much we rely on electricity in our modern world.

We need the power of electricity. Many want other sorts of
power. We live in a world where power is what many strive
for or which they feel others misuse. Our politicians can be
accused of using power for their own ends. Many find that
their place of work can be a place where power is abused and
so are they. Even families can play their own power games.

Christmas is a time
when we marvel
that Jesus, who has

all power, gave it all up and became helpless. He was born in a
stable, laid in a manger as a tiny new-born baby with no power
and totally dependent on those around Him to protect Him. He
went against everything that is believed important in doing this.
He laid aside His power and became vulnerable, and all for us.
Because He loves us so much He would pay any price to
demonstrate that love.

May God help us all to receive His love and know His blessing
this Christmas and into the New Year.

Yours sincerely

Tim Potter

End of page 1

Diary for December 2003

2 14.00 Bridge Club I
3 10.30 Holy Communion – 1662 The Close

14:00 Hatfield Heath Under Fives H
20:00 Leisure Hour URC
20:00 Bridge Club H
7 ADVENT 2
08.00 Holy Communion HT
09.30 Family Service HT
10.30 Family Service with Communion URC
8 12.00 Christmas Luncheon Club URC
9 14.00 Bridge Club I
10 14:15 Pram Service HT
19.45 Leisure Hour - Carols
20:00 Bridge Club H
14 ADVENT 3
09.30 Holy Communion HT
10.30 Family Gift Service URC
15.00 MS Carol Service HT
16 14.00 Bridge Club I
17 10:30 MU Holy Communion HT
14:00 Hatfield Heath Under Fives H
20:00 Bridge Club H
21 ADVENT 4
08.00 Holy Communion HT

NO 09.30 Service at HT
10.30 Service of Lessons and Carols URC
18.30 Carol Service HT
22 18.30 Carols at The Haven
19.30 Carols at The Close
23 14.00 Bridge Club I
24 CHRISTMAS EVE
16.00 Candlelight Service HT
23.30 Midnight Communion at St. Mary’s,
Sheering
25 CHRISMAS DAY
08.00 Holy Communion HT
09.30 United Family Communion at HT

28 CHRISTMAS 1
10.30 United Carol Service HT

January 2004
4 CHRISTMAS 2

08:00 Holy Communion HT
09.30 Family Service HT
10.30 Family Service with Communion URC
18.30 Evensong HT

H-Village Hall / CR-Committee Room H / HT-Holy Trinity
Church / URC-United Reform Church / I-Institute / S-School

STRAY/WILD /LOST?
BLACK AND WHITE DOG COLLIE SIZE
SEEN IN BACK GARDEN OF HOUSE IN THE
CHELMSFORD ROAD Sunday 23 rd November

Has anybody lost a dog. Or do you know if there is a stray dog
roaming the Village? Householder didn’t see it properly and
said it was dog shaped and seemed to be black and white with
a black patch over one eye.
Bruno call me if you can shed any light 01279 730 498

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HATFIELD HEATH U R CHURCH

CHRISTMAS SERVICES
SUNDAY 14TH 10.30 am Family Gift Service.

SUNDAY 21ST 10.30am Service of Lessons & Carols

MONDAY 22ND Carols at The Haven at 6.30pm & Close at
7.30pm

SUNDAY 18TH JANUARY 4.00 - Service for Christian
Unity - St Mary’s H B O
Preacher the Rev. Ray Adams
Deputy General Secretary U R C

EVERYONE WELCOME

HATFIELD HEATH U RC LEISURE HOUR

3RD DECEMBER - 8.00pm U R C Hall - Christmas Quiz &
Games.

10TH DECEMBER – 7.45pm U R C Hall– Christmas Carols
& Festive Refreshments

NEW (AND OLD) MEMBERS AND
VISITORS WILL BE VERY WELCOMED
FOR DETAILS RING JEAN ON 01279 730 465

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
2003 POPPY APPEAL

The collection for Hatfield Heath amounted to £1543 a 28%
increase over last year. The District Total, which is yet to be

finalised, to date stands at £6500 a Branch record. Thanks to all
that helped and those who contributed so generously.
Sandra Saban H H Poppy Organiser.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMEN’S SECTION
2ND DECEMBER 12 NOON
AT
HUNTERS MEET £15

Sandra Tel: 01279 718 102

CONGRATULATIONS TO
MICK AND SANDRA SABAN
On behalf of the Royal British Legion Hatfield Heath section
entered the Standard Bearers competition held on Sunday 16th
November at Writtle. Mick came 2nd and Sandra was very
highly commended by the Judges (the only woman among 7
men)
Well done to you both.
June Plaistow
Member – H.H Women’s Section

(19th Century Broomshawbury (Hatfield Broad Oak) Farmer
and Local Magistrate)
25TH DECEMBER 1843
Two of my Bullocks died from eating Yew in Mr Cock’s

pasture at Hatfield Broad Oak.

POST OFFICE ACCESS

I read your item on obtaining cash from the Post Office
(published in the November issue) with great interest. It is a
pity that I cannot take advantage of all the facilities on offer as
I still cannot get my wheelchair into the local Post Office!

Brenda Gibbens

End of Page 3

THE HEATH LADIES.

I can’t believe another year is nearly past; just our
December meeting left and we will be into 2004. We
were very lucky to have an excellent speaker for our
November afternoon meeting. Mrs Doreen Richardson
gave us a wonderful talk about her life and her fund
raising for East Anglia’s children’s Hospices. She has
visited ten countries this year and has also put in an
enormous amount of work here. The first Hospice was
opened in Milton in 1989. For our December meeting we
have been invited to Hatfield Heath School for a

performance of their pantomime. Going into January, we
will be having our New Year lunch at the Cock at
Sheering on January 13th. I would like to wish everyone
a Happy Christmas and hope to see members old and
new, as well as visitors, in the New Year.

Diana White

AIRPORT RELATED PARKING
FREE PHONE - 08007312385

Stansted Airport working with the local parish, district and
county councils has installed an automated dedicated free
phone system. This system will permit members of the public
to leave information against a series of prompts regarding
suspected airport related vehicles parked in residential streets.
This “hotline” is not an information line and is being used to
gather data only. The information we are asking you to leave
will be used to identify the nature of the problem and assist the
local councils and Stansted Airport to understand the nature
and size of the problem and, hopefully, to try to resolve it. We
look forward to receiving your calls and your co-operationt

PHONE 0800 731 385 IF YOU SUSPECT A CAR HAS
BEEN PARKED IN THE VILLAGE INSTEAD OF
PARKING AT STANSTED

End of page 4

WELCOME CLUB OCTOBER 21ST 2003

We had a jolly good crowd at our
Welcome Club and 3 visitors. Our
chairman Mr Tony Jenkins
opened our meeting with a
welcome. Our speaker was Mr
Robin Gurnet, who with the aide
of slides spoke to us about
pottery. It was really about the
Staffordshire Potteries when and
how they all started a collection of
five towns then amalgamated to
be known now as, the Stoke-on-
Trent Potteries.
The way the workers were treated, their wages and their way of
life, it must have been very hard then to live where you work,
the smoke and grime to put up with I think our members were
very interested in this project.
Jean read out the minutes of the last meeting, then gave out the
posies to Elsie who has reached the age of 90 years, also Ruth
and Tony’s birthdays. Jean also told us of out visit to the local
school children on December 9th at 1.45pm also of the Carol
Service, which our members are invited to in December at
High Wych church. The tea hostesses were May and myself
Keep Smiling

Ivy Scott

WELCOME CLUB 18TH NOVEMBER

The Welcome Club had Twenty-two members on the afternoon
of the 18th November. Our chairman Mr Tony Jenkins opened
the meeting with a welcome to all. Jean, our secretary, read out
the minutes of the last meeting and gave a Birthday Posy to
Eve. We have an agenda for December, Tuesday the 19th
December to a visit to our local school to see a pantomime we
will all be looking forward to this. Then on Sunday 14th
December we will be taken to High Wych church for a carol
service with tea kindly arranged by the rotary club. During our
meeting we had a bingo session and a quiz. Afterwards we had
sandwiches and cakes with a cup of tea, our tea hostesses were
Sylvia and Jenny and our chairman helped with the washing
up. There was a bring and buy stall a raffle the time just flew
by, we had a very nice afternoon
Keep Smiling

Ivy Scott

End of page 5

MAGICAL MOMENTS

My travels as a supply teacher take me to the most magical
places. As I have supported Year 5 and 6 children this week I
have been privileged to participate in the sharing of their
stories. The learning outcome for this week has been to write a
biographical or autobiographical piece about a friend, text
character or themselves.
The usual format for such writing involves studying an existing
text such as Roald Dahls 'Boy', followed by a mind mapping
exercise where each child maps out ideas and vocabulary they
would like to use to tell their story and then down to the
business of writing. I am still amazed at how keen they are at
this point to be getting on with the doing. Invariably several
children need a little more coaxing and organising to get their
ideas collected and collated. Enter the very important
conference time. Some children like an individual feedback
session while others like the round table approach of a circle
where sharing and pupil feedback is sort and respected. The
student who says I haven't got anything to say is my favourite
challenge. I ask them if they would like to tell me about a
happy memory or a sad event in their life or perhaps about their
family or pets. Remembering that some children prefer to draw
or act out their thoughts, the mind map canvas is enriched with
action and colourful images. This precious mixture of the
senses is tool children naturally use well and can tap into at any
time. This week I have enjoyed and treasured many
biographical and autobiographical snippets, from Roald Dahls
Matilda, who in spite of her parents taught herself to read, to
the student who had the audience spellbound when he said, “as
a premature baby he was so small that he fitted into the palm of
his mums hand”. Interestingly my plenary question to the
audience.. have you learnt anything about this person today
that you didn't know before...all hands went up to confirm that
yes, they had learnt something and an all round sense of caring
enveloped us all. The most rewarding work I do with children
is when the study is relevant to them. In a class of 30 the range
of experiences to call upon is exciting and infinite. Each child
has a pearl of wisdom and experience to share and this week
has been a magical time, once again discovering very able and
special children.

Very Able Kiwi
Prue Nixon

End of page 6

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End of page 7

WERE THESE HATFIELD HEATH’S
FIRST RESIDENTS?

On Sunday 9th November the History Society’s speaker was
Derek Cater who had led the archaeologically investigations on
the TRANSCO pipeline last summer. He had a fascinating
story to tell and was enthusiastic about a site that he had found
“stuffed full of archaeology” and the story that he had
unearthed.
His findings covered a period starting from about 400 B.C in
the early Iron Age going through to about the 12th century.
Evidence of almost continuous habitation was uncovered with
a series of Iron Age round houses, the principle one being of
considerable size and probably housing an extended family of
around 15 people in some style. The site showed signs of
evolution and change over the centuries but each change seems
to have built on what was there before rather than being
something new. This could well indicate that the site had been
inhabited by descendants of the original family.
The Roman finds proved remarkably interesting. Although
there was no evidence of a Roman dwelling there were signs of
“high status” occupation. (The fact that a dwelling was not
found is not surprising as the excavation was only concerned

with the width of the pipeline and did not investigate the
surrounding area.) What was found were a series of very large
ditches enclosing an area in which were three kilns. These
seem to have been used for either drying or malting grain.
Millstone grit was also found within the area, one piece too
large for a hand mill so probably used in a mechanically driven
mill of some kind. At around 350-400 A.D. the kilns were
burnt down and never rebuilt.
One of the most exciting discoveries was made in this part of
the site. This was a silver- coated bronze manicure set of

Gaulish or Roman make(see photo above). This would have
been the property of a “seriously affluent Roman”, either the
owner of a large estate or the overseer of a tax collection centre
for the area, taxes at this time often being made in kind rather
than in money.
As well as slides to look at Mr. Cater brought some of the
finds, now cleaned up and conserved, for us to see including
the manicure set, brooch pins, and a bone pin for beating down
weaving and pieces of pottery. Very few bodies were found on
the site; one adult, a teenager and several children spread over
the whole period of occupation.
This was a fascinating evening extending what we know of the
history of the Heath by almost eleven centuries. I know that I
now see that area of the village in a totally different light!

Liz Wright

LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
URC HALL AT 8 P.M. ON MONDAY 8TH DECEMBER.
The next meeting of the History Society will be a “serendipity
social” at the URC hall at 8 p.m. on Monday 8th December.
Members and visitors are invited to bring along any pictures,
maps, “ephemera”, stories or memories that they have about
the village and share them while enjoying some festive fare!

ALL WELCOME

PROGRAMME 2004
MARCH Monday 15th March. hh. Bede's World:
Paulene Brakspear.
APRIL: Guided visit to Down Hall
led by Mrs. Bobbie Taylor [date to be confirmed]

MAY: Sunday 16th: Hatfield Heath History Walk.

JUNE: Sunday 13th : HBO: Dunmow Flitch; Pat Schorah.

OCTOBER Sunday 17th October HBO Rivers Nursery;
Diana Richards

NOVEMBER Monday 15th Nov HH William Wadd
Lieutenant of the Tower of London c 1600
Fiona Bengsten

DECEMBER Monday 13th December HH
Member's evening and social.

All meetings 8p.m.

HH = URC Hall, Hatfield Heath - HBO = St. Mary's Church.

Chairman Secretary Liz Wright:- 01279 730 530

End of page 8

HATFIELD HEATH GARDENING CLUB
SEEDS SOWN IN 1973

The October meeting of the Hatfield Heath Gardening
Club was not only their AGM but also marked the
thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the club. The
present chairman, Ian Murray, dispatched the formal
business speedily and then handed the floor over to Frank
Walsh who was the founding Chairman in 1973.
Frank told the members present that in 1966 he was
working on the back-breaking task of establishing a
garden at No. 6 on the new estate of Cox Ley and he had
brought along his garden album to prove it. It wasn’t very
long before new neighbours were doing the same and,
with a young family, it was not very long before he came
face to face with the need to make not only an attractive
garden but a productive garden as well and it was then
that he realised how little he knew about doing it.
He was fortunate that up the road lived his wife Mary’s
parents and her father, the late Charles Tinworth, was a
fine old fashioned gardener. He became Frank’s tutor,
answering questions, lending the odd tool and telling how
this or that should be done. Frank’s own pretty hard
introduction to gardening played a part.

He came to realise that this was not enough and that
others in his position might not be as lucky. What was
needed was a gardening club where they could listen to
speakers telling them about gardening, “and perhaps have
cheaper seeds” was Charlie’s contribution. He lived long
enough to see that become a reality and to receive an
award in the clubs annual gardens competition.
Frank spoke to one couple down the road and met an
immediate and enthusiastic response. He put a notice in
the village magazine and the first meeting was held in the
little room in the village hall and later the inaugural
meeting was held in the main hall. That was thirty years
ago.
From that day the club has never looked back. Over the
years there has on occasion been a rough patch but we
survived. We have been blessed with some fine officers
who have given their time and enthusiasm and never let
us down – and that standard is still with us today.
We have listened over the years to some outstanding
speakers, admired colourful photographic work, all of
which has taken us to the four corners of the world and
all of which has upheld the same high standard set by our
inaugural lecturer, the agronomist Dr. Brian Bland of
Matching Road, who by a happy coincidence makes a
very welcome return as our speaker this evening.
Frank continued by saying that everyone has played their
part over the years but two people were outstanding.
They are the couple he first approached about the idea of
a gardening club and met with immediate enthusiasm.
Today that enthusiasm is undiminished. They are Diane
and Richard Barnett. From that first meeting they have
grown to become not only the longest serving but
outstanding officers of the club. Richard introduced the
commercial side amongst other things and Diane the
social and outings and more. They even let the committee
meet in their home and store gardening essentials there
too! In fact in can be said without fear of contradiction
that today these two are the backbone of our club. Now is
the time that we recognised this long and devoted service.
Frank then handed back to Ian Murray who presented
Diane and Richard with some crystal wine glasses and
Frank with a bottle of wine. Members were then invited
to partake in a glass of wine to toast the continued health
of the club and were treated to a slice of appropriately
decorated celebratory cake.
To round off the evening Dr. Brian Bland gave a
fascinating talk on the way plants are being developed
today to maximise their use to us and on the myriad of
new uses to which they are being put.

MEETINGS OF THE GARDENING CLUB
TAKE PLACE IN THE

HATFIELD HEATH VILLAGE HALL AT 7.45 P.M.
THE NEW PROGRAMME STARTS
JANUARY 28TH. 2004

New members are always welcome. The December
meeting will be the club’s Christmas Social and on
January 28th. 2004 the new programme starts with a talk
by Mr. W. G. Staines on the “Gardener’s Year at Glen
Chantry”, the gem of a garden not far away from us at
Wickham Bishops. Just come along or if you would like
to know more contact the Chairman, Ian Murray, on
01279 724836.

Brian Prosser

End of page 9

NIMBYISM? NO NIABYISM!

I have heard the argument that we are only interested in
making sure that any expansion does not happen in our
back yard. Anyone who went to the Trafalgar Square
demonstration will be in no doubt that all the
campaigners from Luton, Heathrow, Stansted etc., did not
want expansion in anybody’s back yard as the article
below shows.

Bruno

CAMPAIGNERS UNITE
AGAINST BAA EXPANSION AMBITIONS

Heathrow and Stansted campaigners have joined together
to reaffirm their combined opposition to an extra runway
at either airport following reports that BAA wants to see
a second runway at Stansted within 10 years and a third
runway at Heathrow within 15 years, by which time it
believes the latter’s air pollution problems can be
overcome.
In a joint statement issued by HACAN ClearSkies and
Stop Stansted Expansion the two campaign groups said:
“BAA is struggling desperately to keep its own airports
in the frame for new runways in the face of
overwhelming opposition and the prospect of legal and
regulatory challenges to its expansion ambitions. The
reality is that the
environmental impacts of expanding Heathrow or
Stansted are wholly unacceptable and would be contrary
to a raft of national and European regulations. Neither
option would be deliverable. The White Paper is about
planning for the future and full consideration will have to
be given to a series of measures before new runways are
built. These include:
·Removal of aviation’s wholesale tax exemptions which
result in the underpricing of air travel and artificially high
demand
·Better utilisation of existing airport capacity throughout
the UK
·The possible option of an offshore airport in the Thames
Estuary

·A commitment to rail/air substitution for short haul
travel

Assessment of locations for any new runways needs to be
made on a case by case basis, not an ‘either/or’ scenario.
When considered on such a basis it is evident that neither
Stansted nor Heathrow would be suitable for an
additional runway.
BAA may have a monopoly on London’s main airports
but it doesn’t have a monopoly on expansion options or
on advice offered to the Department for Transport.
Ultimately, it is the government, not BAA, that will
decide the strategy for the future development of air
transport and the company would
do well to remember this.
HACAN ClearSkies and Stop Stansted Expansion are
committed to pursuing action through the courts if
necessary to protect their communities from the
overwhelming negative impacts which additional
runways would have

NEW ECONOMIC REPORT DELIVERS
POTENTIALLY KNOCKOUT BLOW TO STANSTED

AIRPORT EXPANSION PLANS
A major new report published today (Friday 24 October) on
“The Economics of Stansted Airport” by leading regulatory
economist Professor David Starkie casts serious doubts on the
feasibility of adding extra runways at Stansted airport. Major
expansion of Stansted is one of the options currently being
considered by the government for increasing airport capacity in
the South East. The government is expected to announce its
policy in a new Aviation White Paper in December. “If the
government were to sanction a second Stansted runway in the
White Paper,” argues Professor Starkie, “this is unlikely to be
deliverable. In the absence of a commercial case, it is probable
that there would be regulatory difficulties leading to possible
legal challenges. It hardly seems likely that BAA shareholders
and financiers would want to invest in a project which even
BAA admits is not commercially viable.” Professor Starkie
traces the financial performance of Stansted since the last
major expansion in the early 1990s and concludes that this has
been ‘astonishingly bad’. Stansted has only been able to
survive as a commercial entity as a result of cross-
subsidisation, which puts up the cost to users of other BAA
airports in the South East. When the last major expansion of
Stansted took place in the early 1990s (a result of decisions in
the last Aviation White Paper) the government and BAA
insisted that Stansted would be financially viable and that there
would be no need for cross subsidisation. But it proved
otherwise and the regulator - the Civil Aviation Authority
(CAA) – had no other option but to accept cross-subsidisation
on the grounds that the investment had already been made at
Stansted and however mistaken, this could not be undone.
Although Stansted has grown considerably in size in recent
years, this is because it has been able to attract the low-cost
airlines by offering very low airport charges. Stansted is still
unable to make a profit sufficient to cover its financing costs.
It is widely known that continued cross-subsidisation is a

serious concern to Heathrow based carriers BA, bmi and Virgin
who resent the idea of subsidising competitors – particularly in
the low-cost sector – based at Stansted. The CAA has made
clear that any future investment will need to be justified on a
stand-alone basis, also reflected in the government’s
consultation for the White Paper which stresses the need for
financial viability. This is because of concerns that to allow
cross-subsidisation could result in a distortion of competition
and an abuse of BAA’s dominant market position. In addition,
independent airports such as Luton would be faced with unfair
competition from Stansted. BAA has admitted in advance that
an additional runway at Stansted would not be commercially
viable without cross-subsidy from its other London airports
(Heathrow and Gatwick). The report is being issued by Stop
Stansted Expansion to the top 250 shareholders and
institutional investors in BAA as well as to MPs, civil servants
and to those within the aviation industry with an interest in the
development of the Air Transport White Paper.Commenting on
the significance of Professor Starkie’s findings, Carol Barbone,
campaign director, Stop Stansted

End of Page 10

Stansted Expansion, said: “This report marks a watershed in
our campaign, which until now has largely focused on the
devastating environmental consequences of major expansion at
Stansted. The government has stated that any new or existing
airport developments must be commercially viable. By BAA’s
own admission a second runway at Stansted is a non-starter
when judged on this fundamental test.” Airlines operating out
of other BAA airports as well as independent UK airport
operators are likely to welcome Professor Starkie’s findings
and to be watching very carefully to see how the government
responds to this.

CONCERT AT THE BARBICAN -
SATURDAY, 28TH FEBRUARY 2004

Maxim Vengerov (Violin), with pianist to be announced, will
play:
Bach: Toccata & Fugue in D minor (solo)
Handel: Sonata No. 4
Bach: Sonata No. 1
Beethoven: Sonata in A minor - "Kreutzer"

Cost: £24 per person

Coach departs Hatfield Heath at 5.15 p.m.
For more details please contact :-

Diane Barnett, 2 Cox Ley –
Tel: 730425 before 12th December.

HOLY TRINITY YOUTH GROUP

The Group will be leading a service in the Village
Institute on Sunday, 7th December at 7.30 p.m.

This promises to be a different and exiting Christian get
together. Services that they have done previously have
been modern but not way out.

Why not come along and see Youth doing something
positive in the community, I don't think you'll be
disappointed.

Richard Barnett

THANKS TO ALL HELPERS AT
CHURCH BAZAAR

HOLY TRINITY, HATFIELD HEATH

The P.C.C. and I would very much like to thank you for all
your hard work and support at our Church Bazaar last
weekend, which was a great success. It felt as though crowds
of people came and the atmosphere was buzzing with
conversation and gave a warm and welcoming ethos. It was
particularly encouraging to see so many from the village
community supporting us again this year.

Thank you again for your help

Tim Potter

Rector
(Total raised £1279.29 )

End of page 11

SUNDAY SUCCESS
HATFIELD HEATH TOP OF DIVISION 2

Anyone who read
the Dunmow
Broadcast paper
dated Thursday 6
November may or
may not have
noticed the article on
the inside back cover
(shown here)
containing the
current league
standings for the
Sunday Football
League.

As previously
reported in this
magazine, the

Sunday team for Hatfield Heath has recently been
reinstated into the competition. Just three months ago, the
team hadn’t been a part of the North West Essex Sunday
League but, with a few wins in the bag, ended up top of
the division 2 table after only a short time back.

FLATTEN GREEN
After an average start to their league campaign, the
Hatfield Heath school football team played their first
round match of the Spalding Trophy against Harlow side
Latton Green on Thursday 23 October 2003.

The word flatten in the title of this article may not be the
appropriate word to use (it was the best pun this writer
could think of), but the team of 8 did very well in
securing their spot in the second round.

A mistake by the opposing goalkeeper just a few minutes
in was capitalised on by Freddie Shaw who neatly passed
the ball to Tom Bennett who slotted the ball home. Latton
Green put up hardly any resistance and the Heath should
have scored more by half time.

Miraculously, the score remained only 1-0 until the
break. The second half was much the same as the first;
the Heath dominating play with no fight from Latton
Green. Midway through the second period, Tom Bennett
struck again with a well-taken goal to seal the win for the
Heath.

All Text By Billy Shaw.

End of page 12
LIST OF EXISTING CLUBS, GROUPS, FACILITIES
YOU MAY HAVE LOST INFORMATION ON,
FORGOTTEN ABOUT ,OR DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED

Most of this information comes from Tony Jenkins’s Who’s
Who, which has more detailed coverage of people involved in
producing activities and phone numbers
INDOOR BOWLS AT HATFIELD HEATH
Jeff Webster 01279 655 604 for evening sessions Edith Maley
01279 724 833 for afternoon sessions
HATFIELD HEATH FOOTBALL CLUB
Chairman R Lines 01279 734 056
SCHOOL FOOTBALL CLUB See page 12
SCOUTS Wednesday 7.30 to 9.00pm scout hut
George Russell 01279 812 586
CUBS Mon 6.30pm - 8pm Scout Hut
BROWNIES Ann Croft 01279 734 391 Sheering Ch room
HATFIELD HEATH UNDER FIVES
Debbie Claridge 01279 731 668
PLAYGROUP pre-school 01279 730 354
H.H.RISING FIVES Chris Springham 01279 414 23H.H.
UNDER FIVES mother and toddlers group wed 2.00 to 4pm
Village hall Debbie Claridge 01279 731 668
BUFFY BUS WITH TOYS
CHILDRENS CLUB FRIDAY 7.15 TO 8.45pm URC hall
Martin Wybrew 01279 730 465

Mrs Sue Saban 01279 718 102
SUNDAY CLUB Sunday 9.30am Holy Trinity Tim Potter
01279 730 288
URC JUNIOR CHURCH Sunday 10.30am
Judy Foster 01279 730 690
CRICKET CLUB Chairman M Briscoe 01279 730 674
H.T. YOUTH GROUP Every other Firday Mike Clargo 01279
731 318
KEEP FIT OVER 50’s Diana White 01279 730 274
HEATH PLAYERS and play reading for pleasure
Kathy 01279 730 825 or Jean 01279 730 517
KARATE?
W.E.A. Workers Education Association
Liz Wright 01279 730 Richard Barnett 01279 730 425
HISTORY SOCIETY Liz Wright 01279 730 530
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION E. Field 01279 657 470 womens
section Sandra Saban 0129 718 102
BRIDGE CLUB Chairman Alan Hooker 01279 722 932
HERT & ESSEX BRIDGE CLUB TUES 2pm V.H.
Mrs A. Tinn 0127 723 948
BELL RINGERS Wednesdays 7.30pm H.T.
CHOIR Friday 6.30pm Canon Tim Potter 01279 730 288
GARDENING CLUB 4th Wednesday
Richard Barnett 01279 730 425
MOBILE LIBRARY
ART CLASSES Paulene Brakspear 01279 730 281
WOMANS LEISURE HOUR
Chairperson. Jean Wybrew 01279 730 465
WELCOME CLUB Chairman Tony Jenkins 01279 730 421
LUNCHEON CLUB For all Senior Citizens URC 1st Mon. &
3rd Wed 11.30am
HEATH LADIES Chairperson Barbara Jenkins
01279 730 421
TEA & COFFEE AT INSTITUTE every morning for everyone
Mon. – Fri. 10 am –12pm Free or donation
Margaret and Peter Lines 01279 730 544
COFFEE MORNING AT THE CLOSE For Senior Citizens
O.A.P. Warden Mrs Rita Caton 01279 730 450
CONSERVATIVE
VILLAGE HALL AND INSTITUTE
Wedding Receptions Dances Family Parties Margaret and
Peter Lines 01279 730 544

End of page 13

BRIEF DETAILS OF CRIME INCIDENTS
COVERED BY THE COMMUNITY

POLICE TEAM AT HATFIELD HEATH.
7th OCTOBER Between 0845hrs & 1555hrs entry was gained
to the rear of a house in Stortford Road, Little Canfield,
property was taken.
7th OCTOBER Between 1900hrs & 2200hrs damage was
caused to a green Mazda whilst parked in Dunmow Road,
Hatfield Broad Oak.
7th OCTOBER Overnight index plates were taken from a
vehicle while parked on a driveway of a house in The Street,
Great Hallingbury.
10th OCTOBER About 1245hrs a white Ford Transit van index
number R940 TLE was taken from Stortford Road, Leaden
Roding.

10th OCTOBER Between 1430hrs & 1525hrs an Isuzu pick-up
vehicle index number K427 RHR was taken from White
Roding (vehicle keys had been in ignition).
12TH – 13TH OCTOBER Between 1900hrs 12/10/03 & 0730hrs
13/10/03 four wheels were stolen from a white BMW motor
vehicle which was parked in Church Road, Great Hallingbury.
12TH – 13TH OCTOBER a BT card telephone was taken from a
telephone kiosk at Takeley Park, Takeley.
14TH OCTOBERAt lunchtime entry was gained to a detached
property at Bush end, Takeley, by forcing a downstairs
window. Cash and credit cards were stolen.
14TH OCTOBER During the evening damage was caused to a
property in MILL LANE, HATFIELD HEATH, by throwing
eggs at the front door. This is not the first time this has been
reported.
16TH OCTOBER About 2300hrs a red Manitou 12 Metre
forklift truck was taken from Dunmow Road, Takeley.
17TH OCTOBER between 1430hrs & 1600hrs garage doors
were forced to a house in THE HEATH, HATFIELD
HEATH, an amount of electrical tools were taken. Seen in the
area at that about time was a large brown `old style` believed
V8 Range Rover vehicle.
18th OCTOBER over the weekend of persons had got into the
building site in Brewers End, Takeley and took minor items of
property.
22nd OCTOBER about 1635hrs a male 5` 6” tall, early 20yrs of
age, wearing dirty light blue jeans and a dark blue hooded
jumper entered the STORES AT HATFIELD HEATH. He
took various items of food, leaving without payment, he was
seen to enter a white Ford Fiesta and drive away towards
Harlow.
26th OCTOBER overnight damage was caused to a telephone
kiosk at Woodside Green, Great Hallingbury.
29th OCTOBER the owners of a vw passatt returned to
Garnetts, Takeley to find that their vehicle had been damaged.
15th - 29th OCTOBER a spare wheel was taken from beneath a
Citroen whilst parked in THE SHAW, HATFIELD HEATH.
31st OCTOBER overnight a yellow coloured forklift truck was
taken from Stortford Road, Leaden Roding.
ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE ABOVE
INCIDENTS PLEASE TO HATFIELD HEATH POLICE

End of page 14

STATION FOR THE INFORMATION AND ATTENTION
OF THE BELOW POLICE OFFICERS.
PC1892 Richard Williams.
PC1712 Brad Healey.
Telephone number 01279 730388.
Answering machine (checked daily) 01279 730280.
Fax number 01376 556265.
E-Mail numbers [email protected] or
[email protected]

WHY WE MUST HAVE A 30MPH LIMIT
THROUGHOUT THE VILLAGE

Figures from Cambridge University web site

TIMES HAVE CHANGED ON

NUMBER 59 BUS ROUTE

CHELMSFORD – HATFIELD HEATH – HARLOW
via Boyston Cross
Times at Hatfield Heath - White Horse
Monday to Friday route to Harlow - 0638- 0708 – 0833 – 0943
1043 - 1143 –1243 – 1343 – 1443 – 1543 – 1648 – 1743 –
1843 – 1939
Monday to Friday route to Chelmsford – 0612 – 0725 – 0750 –
0935 – 1035 – 1135 – 1235 – 1335 – 1435 – 1535 – 1635 –
1735 – 1835 - 1937
Saturdays only route to Harlow: - 0729 – 0943 – 1143 – 1343
– 1643 – 1834
Saturdays only route to Chelmsford: - 0815 – 1035 – 1235 –
1435 – 1730 – 1920

End of page 15

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