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Reserve Essex and Writtle University College who gave
details of his work at Chelmsford. He is
Through the seasons” involved in the BBC Broadcasts on Sunday
mornings from 6.30 to 9.00, as well as
We were treated to a very interesting talk by Outreach, the V Festival in Chelmsford and the
volunteer Derek Girvan along with his own Dale Farm travellers where he enjoyed
magnificent photographic presentation on the fellowship with them.
Reserve through the seasons. It was a very informative afternoon enjoyed by
members and visitors.
Derek told us about the importance of the site
and the awards it has one for providing a WINDOW ON THE PAST
conservation area and natural wetland reserve.
We learnt that it is an internationally important Parish Magazine November 1894
site for over-wintering birds, a haven for
endangered species such as water voles and a Trinity Hall
breeding ground for up to 40 bird species each The iron building next to the Vicarage is now
year. 130 species of birds can be seen in most complete and only requires furnishing, lighting etc.
years which represents 40% of all British and we feel sure it will fulfil the wishes of the liberal
species. donors and prove to to be very useful for the many
purposes in the Parish.
As well as the information that we learnt about There will be a public opening on Tuesday 27th
the Reserve and some of the wildlife, we also November 1894 at 2.00pm followed by a Bazaar, sale
enjoyed some “ahhhh” moments with some of of Work and a Rummage Sale.
Derek.’s special photographs. It is proposed to have a Men's Reading room open
The club gave a donation to the R.S.P.B each evening and also for boys, open on certain
nights of the week!
Rye Meads has a visitors’ centre and adjoining
the RSPB site there is a large area managed by (This corrugated hut was finally dismantled in March
the HMWT (Herts, Middlesex Wildlife Trust). 1970 to build the current Village Hall)
On this land the Trust sometimes keeps water
buffalo and Konik horses. Greenfinches & Goldfinches dying from disease
Rye Meads is open every day from 9am- 5pm An increasing number of finches have been found
(or dusk if sooner), There is a charge for the dead due to the disease Trichomoniasis. Greenfinches
car park but not for the reserve itself. are reported most frequently, but potentially any bird
There are walking trails, hides for observing can be infected, including pigeons and doves and
wildlife and during the year there are special some birds of prey. The trichomonad parasite lives in
events. the upper digestive tract of the bird, and its actions
progressively block the bird’s throat making it unable
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Village Diary HEALTH WALK
4th 08:00 Holy Communion 1662 HT Fridays 10:00am outside the surgery
09:30 Christingle Service HT in Broomfields.
10:30 Gift/Toy Service with Communion
URC Mondays 10.30am Little Hallingbury
17:00 Lighting of Village Christmas Tree Village Car Park
18:00 Service at The Close URC Gift and Toy Service
5th 12:00 for 12:30 Luncheon Club 4th December 10:30am (with communion)
Christmas Lunch URC If you have good quality toys or gifts that you would
7th 19:45 Leisure Hour Service of Lessons & like to donate for families of the Whitechapel
Carols URC Mission, please take them (preferably unwrapped) to
10th Christmas Lunch MS H the service on the 4th or contact Jean on 01279
11th 09:30 Holy Communion HT 730465.
10:30 Family Service URC Also at the URC:-
14th 10:30 Holy Communion The Close Sunday 11th December – Family Service 10.30am
18th 08:00 Holy Communion – 1662 HT
Sunday 18th December – Service of
09:30 Matins HT Lessons & Carols 10.30 am
10:30 Service of Lessons and Carols URC
18:00 Service at The Close We are delighted to present the 2017 calendar
18:30 Service of Nine Lessons and Carols from Stop Stansted Expansion.
HT If you'd like to buy copies,
20th 10:30 Holy Communion at The Haven please visit one of the many
supporting community outlets
18:30 Carols at The Haven listed below.
20:00 Carols at The Close
24th CHRISTMAS EVE Featuring a selection of superb
16:00 Candlelight Service HT photos from across Essex and
Followed by mince pies and mulled wine I Hertfordshire, this is the
23:00 Midnight Communion HT fifteenth calendar in the series.
25th CHRISTMAS DAY The photograph on the cover is
09:30 Joint Family Communion at HT of Felsted Mill overlooking the
NO URC SERVICE River Chelmer.
1 JAN 11.00 JOINT NEW YEAR FAMILY The pictures reflect the variety and depth of the
COMMUNION AT ST MARY’S historical heritage of the area which lies in the
SHEERING shadow of Stansted Airport. They show why we
continue to campaign actively to mitigate the
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. Luncheon Club for senior citizens 730581
. Pre-school - 2-5years 730354 . Open Coffee Morning at the Institute 730288
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Thurs 9.45 Term time in Village Hall . History Society- Ivan Cooper 730275
Michelle :-07762 083 355 . Royal British Legion 730042
Elle:- 07976 592 364 . Bell Ringers 730526
. Jo Jingles – 6mths- 7yrs Tel: 868410 . Choir 730390
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. Cubs – Chris Hancock :-731646 . Heath Players – Mark Ratcliff 503174
. Brownies – 734391
. Sunday Club – 9:30 Holy Trinity Chrissie Richards 864536
. Italian Language – Michelina 07786 341 754
Tel 730288 . Spanish Language – Ann Whale 731288
. Junior Karate – 01992 575679 V. Hall . Mobile Library – Fortnightly on Wednesdays
. Friday Club at URC (7-12yrs)
Sport & Fitness Groups . Farmers’Market 07956 563 710
. Visiting Optician 443181
. Karate – 445539 - Village Hall . Neighbourhood Watch
. Cricket Club – 730674 [email protected] Tel 730281
. Football Club – 730212
. Keep Fit for over 50s – Village Hall . Uttlesford Badger Group- Derek Barry
on Weds – 9.30am 07776 221 975 On call 24/7 503332 or 07941 185 171
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Vicarage Office....................................... 01279 730 288 Email :- [email protected]
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URC Rev Sam - Phone........................... 01279 453 781 Treasurer: - Mel Sullivan 01279 731 434
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Village Volunteers when you need help..07944 748 478 Distributor- Michael Hockley 07976 801 062
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President: William Gosling, Lord of the Manor President: William Gosling, Lord of the Manor
Prosperity was no shield from the effects of war, A talk on the prisoner of War Camp and the
the little town of Great Dunmow was to discover current site of planned development in Mill
when a total of 84 names were added to its World
War 1 War Memorial. Steve Schorah, of Dunmow Lane
Museum, was the speaker at October's meeting of
Hatfield Regis Local History Society, at the URC A considerable amount of interest is still being
Hall, Hatfield Heath. shown in the Prisoner of War Camp 116 at Mill
Lane. It is significant that it follows the WW I 4
Welcomed by the Society's chairman, David day Exhibition which the Society presented in July
Parish, Mr Schorah took members through a this year. Noticeably several visitors from Harlow
selection from hundreds of post cards revealing the attended the Exhibition and it is conceivable this
life of the town from the harsh days of the late created the interest in the POW Camp. This led to a
1800s and its changes. request for a presentation from the Harlow
Pre- World War 1 the town was a prosperous place
with many and various trades and industries. The A historical introduction to the entrance to Mill
ominous herald of what was to come was the Lane set a scene for the changes and development
appearance of a telegram in the window of the that has taken place. Description of the Prisoners
High Street Post Office in 1914 announcing the and Guards sections gave a background to each
declaration of war with Germany. In the following area. The Prisoners section, still occupied by
months, as its young men left for war, many Army Greenways, but provided a clear example of how
units were stationed in and around or passed the Prisoners were housed. Guards quarters pictured
through the town. Several took over familiar in detail provided an insight into showers, toilet
buildings, like The Close, to use as barracks. Later blocks, kitchens and canteen. This contains a mural
prisoners of war were held there also. painted by one of the Italian Prisoners.
Mr Schorah also pointed out that the postcards Details of people who provided information for
revealed that some skylines had hardly changed, research of a book on the Camp produced several
with many buildings still recognisable today. In questions, including one on the letter from New
1919 the town's council gave a welcome home to Zealand where the writers Mother worked in the
returning servicemen at Church School, North Camp. Mention of this research led to a request
Street, where each man was given a packet of from one of the 30 strong audience.
cigarettes and a cigar. Mrs Hyde asked if the Society could provide
information on a relative who was a POW in 1918
The town's War Memorial was dedicated in 1921. at Vampause. 16268 Pte Edward Charles Hyde of
the 2nd Essex Regiment.
audience asked a The implication for the Camp with a pending
series of questions proposal to build 40 houses on the site was
before Mr Schorah explained. Superimposing the site plan over an
was thanked by ordinance survey map of the Prisoners and
Chairman David Guards areas demonstrated how change would
Parish. take place. A situation which the Society are
intending to approach Pelham Structures to
Frank Walsh investigate whether a building could be available
to save part of what is a historical heritage.
Comments from Villagers who have views on this
would be welcomed by the History Society.
Uttlesford Citizens Advice Bureau Friday Club.
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run on a Friday evening for the young
has a library of over 100 health and well-being people (7-12 years old) of Hatfield Heath
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information sheets about services, self-refer (request the URC Church Hall, Chelmsford Road,
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The system also has a number of information sheets Club Leader
Telephone: 07803 273083
on subjects including advocacy, help for the Email: [email protected]
housebound, victim support, care options and
transport. Please find attached an abridged version of Leisure Hour at the URC Hall
the transport fact sheet, which we hope you may be
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on other topics will follow.
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• Garden tools securely locked away in the shed – Burglars will be happy to use your tools to
break into your house.
• Create the illusion your home is occupied - Radio and lights on a timer in rooms you would
normally occupy, there is even a device called “Fake TV” that flashes a series of lights
when it gets dark that looks like the TV is on.
• Lock up properly not just your windows and doors in the house, but also any gates and
• Choose a “Park Mark” car park where you can http://www.parkmark.co.uk/ . By choosing a
Park Mark® Safer Parking facility you are visiting a car park that has been vetted by the
Police and has measures in place to create a safer environment for both you and your
• Leave nothing in sight within your car, remove the “Sat Nav” cradle and clean the mark on
• When you lock your car with the remote look for the light flash confirmation or better still try
the door handle before leaving the car.
• Now you’re starting your shop, so watch your purse, wallet, mobile phone and handbag
especially in busy places, don’t leave them on display in bags or on counters while you pay,
and while you’re paying watch that no one is watching you entering your PIN when making
purchases or withdrawing cash.
• Time to stop for lunch or a cuppa, don’t drop your guard. Mobile phone on the table,
shopping by the chair, wallet or purse visible coat, jacket or handbag over the chair, if a
thief sees it a thief will steal it.
• Need to off load some of those purchases in the car, look around are you being watched?
• Time go home, don’t fall for any distractions while you load the car i.e. “you dropped some
money” pointing to cash on the ground, holding a map “can you tell me the way to….”.
While you are engaged the second person steals from your car on the other side. Close
and lock your car before speaking to anyone.
If you would like to receive weekly Neighbourhood Watch messages please send your details
to [email protected]
Essex Girl Beauty Retail
Opens Friday 2nd December.
Unit 15 The Barn, Pond Lane, Heath View, CM22 7AB
Essex Girl beauty started out as online business back in 2013,due to popular
demand customers can now come and collect as well as browse our new products.
Our online/Retail stores sell: Hair and Beauty products - We like to keep on top of new trends so we
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Your welcome to pop in and check us out. Here's our telephone number 01279 494193
Mon- Fri 10-3pm / Sat 10-1:00 www.essexgirlbeauty.co.uk
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St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, “Light up a Life “
Hastingwood, Essex CM17 9JX
services this Christmas
Unleash the Santa in you at St Clare’s
Santa Dash! St Clare Hospice is preparing to come together to cel-
ebrate the lives of friends and loved ones – along with
It’s already beginning to look a lot like hundreds of local people – at a series of nine Light up
Christmas at St Clare Hospice as the a Life services being held over the festive season.
fundraising team prepare for the charity’s
annual festive 5k fun run and walk in Light up a Life services give everyone, whether they
Harlow. have a personal connection with St Clare or not, a
very special way to remember those who will be
The St Clare ‘Santa Dash’ is taking place missed over the festive period and to honour their
on Sunday 4 December at The Water memory in a very personal way.
Gardens in Harlow and features both a
family-friendly 5k route around the town, as Local services are on:
well as a shorter ‘mini mile’ suitable for
young families. Sunday 20 November, 3pm – St Michael’s Church,
Entry to the event includes a free Santa
suit for adults and an elf hat for children – Sunday 11 December 3:30pm URC Dunmow
so you don’t even need to worry about
where to buy your fancy dress.” Wednesday 14 December, 7pm – St Clare Hospice,
Both the 5k and the 1 mile courses will start
and finish at The Water Gardens. The 5k Saturday 17 December, 4pm – St Clare Hospice,
route will take our festive runners through
Harlow Town Park and our special short Hastingwood
‘mini mile’ for kids, which is new for this
year, will loop round the town. Both The highlight of the services held at the Hospice in
courses are suitable for wheelchairs and Hastingwood is the lighting of the tree, with each light
push chairs, and dogs are welcome, so it’s representing the life and memory of a loved one. If
guaranteed festive fun for all the family! you would like to dedicate a light on the St Clare tree
to a loved one, and to have their name placed in the
Advanced entry costs £12 for adults and Book of Remembrance, you can do so on their dedi-
£2.50 for children (£15 and £5 on the day). cated webpage at: www.stclarehospice.org/light-up-a-
You can let the Hospice know which service you are
planning to attend through the webpage or by phoning
the event organisers on 01279 773750.
Just like St Clare Hospice’s care, participation in
Light up a Life is completely free of charge. However,
if you would like to make a donation alongside your
loved one’s dedication, it would be so appreciated by
the patients and their families. With very limited fund-
ing from the NHS, St Clare relies heavily on the sup-
port of local people.
MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
HELD AT 7.30 PM ON WEDNESDAY 9th November 2016 IN THE URC HALL,
Cllr Mark Lemon (ML), (Chairman), Cllrs Mark Bissell (MB), Ian Fitzgerald (IF), Bob Jones (BJ), Chris
Overton (CO), Geoff Owen (GO), David Parish (DP), Nigel Robley (NR), Colin Skyrme (CS)
in attendance Clerk to the Council Ernie Fenwick and 1 member of the public.
CHAIRMANS WELCOME AND OPEN FORUM
The Chairman welcomed everyone present and opened the meeting.
The following items were raised by members of the public
• History Society will have a website up and running very shortly and will forward a link to the Clerk
for inclusion onto the Parish Council website
1751. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE NONE
1752. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
The minutes of the Parish Council of 12th October were signed as a true record of the meeting.
1753. DECLARATION OF MEMBERS INTERESTS:
•ML is a district councillor
•BJ is a member of SSE
• CO is a member of the Tenants Forum.
1754. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON AGENDA ITEMS NONE
1755. REPORTS TO / FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLOR
ML reported that the UDC has suspended the timetable for the Local Plan.
Last nights council meeting has been replaced by an extraordinary meeting next week.
SB has been complaining about the housing at the Scout Hut site and also about discoloured metal at
Moat Field. This has been inspected by UDC Housing and DP and there is nothing wrong with the
metalwork. Clerk to write to SB
1756. CLERKS REPORT:
Matters from last meeting and Action Register
1602/10 Christmas Tree and Decorations. Sponsor has been identified. Location to be considered near to
the Institute so that mains electricity can be used. Village Hall Management committee to be asked if we
can connect to their power. Permission to link into the power has been received. Tree has been ordered
and will be erected on the weekend of 3rd/4th December. Co-ordinating with the pre-school for carol
singing at 5pm on Sunday 4th December. EF
1609/01 Fence repairs required alongside Open Space/West Hayes and The Shaw.
Clerk has sent out enquiries to fencing contractors. To be put one next Agenda for discussion if fence is
1609/02 Trees in Open Space area adjacent to West Hayes and The Shaw need cutting back. Clerk has
instructed John Kenney and this will be done at end October or beginning of November. Clerk has
checked with John Kenney and it is in his schedule of work. EF
Continued: on next page
1610/01 Clerk to contact SB regarding alternative methods of traffic calming along the A1060 as an
alternative to the roundabout. Awaiting a response EF
1610/02 Clerk to contact Mallyons Fairground regarding reinstatement of Village Green. EF
1610/03 Clerk to request permission for power to the Defibrillator cabinet. EF
1610/04 DP will speak to the Deputy Head Teacher of the primary school to involve the children in the
wildlife project. DP
1610/05 ML will take a copy of the flooding letter sent several weeks to UDC to ascertain the reason
for delay in response. UDC now have a copy of the letter and will deal with it. The ditch in front of
Forbetts has been filled in without a drain pipe being installed. Clerk to write to ECC Highways, SB and
i. Police Partnership Document
ii. SSE, Parish & Town Council Liaison Meeting - change of date
iii.Broadband Champion Sessions
iv.Hatfield Regis Local History Society
v.Joint Parish Council Request
vi.Emergency closure of Church Road, Bedlar’s Green
vii.Harlow A414 Edinburgh Way/Cambridge Road junction improvement scheme – Update
Meetings & Training
EALC Calendar of Training Events
1757. CHAIRMANS REPORT
• ML attended a Peer Challenge Group meeting investigating consultations between UDC and Parish
Councils. Insufficient consultation periods for responses. Local Highways panel has inadequate funding
for local schemes. Parish Council Forums are very badly attended.
1758. FINANCIAL REPORT:
Bank Balance after the authorisation of the following payments £37790.97
J Kenney Services Rural Verges & Hedge trimming 2472.53
E Fenwick Website Maintenance 20.00
Clerk Expenses 10.96
DP and CS to authorise
1759. PLANNING MATTERS
A. Decisions by UDC Planning Dept.
I. LAND REAR OF GLADWYNS COTTAGE AT SHRUBBS FARM SHEERING ROAD HATFIELD HEATH;
UTT/16/2542/FUL; PROPOSED CHANGE OF USE OF LAND FROM AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDENTIAL.
II. MANOR LODGE CHELMSFORD ROAD HATFIELD HEATH; UTT/16/2391/HHF; PROPOSED
REPLACEMENT OF FLAT ROOF WITH PITCHED ROOF TO DINING ROOM AND CONSERVATORY.
ERECTION OF FIRST FLOOR EXTENSION: APPROVED
III. 13 CLIPPED HEDGE HATFIELD HEATH; UTT/16/2222/HHF; TWO STOREY SIDE EXTENSION:
REFUSED Continued: on page 25
IF YOU WANT TO VIEW
Go to the web address above and you will see a list of
over two and half years of past magazines .
On the right hand side is the page with a list of past
Magazines. Just click on the issue you wish to read.
Conversions, Bathrooms, Kitchens
Plastering, Brickwork, Decorating
15018 December 2015
I. 13 CLIPPED HEDGE HATFIELD HEATH; UTT/16/3096/HHF; TWO STOREY SIDE EXTENSION. OBJECT ON
GROUNDS OF SUBSTANTIAL OVERDEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE
1760. AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Defer to next meeting
Reported that the verge in Chelmsford Road is being used for selling cars. Clerk to investigate land
ownership and report encroachment.
Cars for Cash vehicle parked outside The Co-op. Clerk to contact Co-op.
Forge cottages lay-by. No progress to date
1762. VILLAGE GREEN
Post missing at rear of bus shelter opposite the Co-op.
Sawbridgeworth Road litter problem needs Highway Rangers
Tender for Grass cutting to be issued as soon as possible.
1763. WILDLIFE AREA
No meeting recently for working group due to illness problems, but there will be a meeting shortly
to consider the works required from next Spring onwards. DP asked all councillors to visit the
Wildlife Area and to give feedback.
1764. STANSTED AIRPORT
BJ reported that the Government decision to expand Heathrow has taken some of the pressure off
Stansted but there is still capacity for an increase in passenger numbers at Stansted.
1765 DOG BINS
Dog waste is being deposited in the hedgerows in Friars Lane. Clerk to approach UDC to collect
1766. REPORTS FROM MEMBERS ON MEETINGS ATTENDED
1767. MATTERS TO BE RAISED BY MEMBERS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA
Hatfest. ML thanked MB for stepping in to chair the Hatfest festival. Locking Mobility scooters.
Business Cards for councillors. Transport.
1768. DATES OF NEXT MEETINGS
14th December 11th January 8th February
Meeting closed at 9.00 pm
***** See back page about the arrival of the Village Christmas Tree *****
Heath Players Raise £300 for Royal British Legion
The Heath Players donated the proceeds from their recent ‘Commemoration of the Great War’ to
the Royal British Legion. Despite lower than anticipated audiences they raised £300 from the two
evenings in the Village Hall.
The show consisted of poems and songs followed by a rehearsed reading of Forgotten Voices by
Malcolm McKay. The play is based on oral testimonies from soldiers and those they left behind
on the Home Front.
The powerful production was supplemented by a slide show of photographs and paintings
depicting the war.
Direction was by Steve Foster with Philip Hays making a welcome return to the Players as
The Players were delighted to welcome two debutants onto the stage alongside seasoned regulars.
Their next production will be The Last Romance by Joe DiPietro, a gentle comedy about the
search for love in one’s later years. Dates are March 15-18 2017.
The pavement leading onto the Heath from Broad Oak where no one walks, and did not need repairing,
has been completely re-laid.
Yet the pavement leading to the school, perhaps the most used pavement in Hatfield Heath, is pitted
and cracked, with huge puddles forming when it rains, is untouched.
Has anyone from our Parish Council noticed? I know our Council is not responsible for relaying foot-
paths but they are there to act on our behalf.
Bluebell Forest School
Pre School (2-5 years) & Holiday Club (3-10 years)
Matching Tye Village Hall & private secure 56 wood.
07878 555 294
Hatfield Heath Players
“Sleeping Beauty” in 1974
Mark Ratcliffe has tried to identify as
many of the cast as he can:-
Back Row: Grace Clarke, ?, Terry Jameson,
?, ?, Dave Perry, ?, John Brooker, Carol
Clarke, Wanda Campbell, ?, Patrick Roberts,
Jane Hackett, Wendy French, John Larke, ?,
David Millen, Les White, ?, John Paine.
Front Row: Frances Bowman, Teresa Perry, Barry Walsh, David Lees, ?, Chris Timothy (on Pantomime Horse)
Others in the cast according to the programme were Roger Newland, Celia Hogan, Jackie Ireland, Peter Lines,
Alison Burnett, Penny Taylor, Barbara Hogan, Linda Larke & Jackie Stanley.
Bedroom Farce performed in 1990
L-R; Simone Perry, Ian Kettridge,
Cathy Warren, Adam Thompson,
Ann Bowen, Steve Foster.
Front: Mark Ratcliff, Ann Luxford.
NEW YEAR’S DAY STROLL
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
If you would like to burn off a few
Christmas calories, why not join us for a
gentle stroll around some of our footpaths.
Weather permitting we will start outside of
the Post Office at 11:00. We will be
walking on grassy paths and around field
edges, so please bring suitable footwear.
Stella and Ian Hughes
Email: [email protected]