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February 2011

February 2011 Hatfield Heath Village Magazine

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February 2011 THE MAGAZINE THAT KEEPS YOU IN TOUCH Est. 1893

Reference to the Windows on the Bryn at Harlow College
when about 13 in 1954
Past article in January issue,

"Herts and Essex Observer
25th July 1925

A collision on the Takeley Road at
Hatfield Broad Oak between a
pony and trap driven by Mr J
Button of the Beehive Hatfield
Heath and a motor car from
London.
Mr Button was thrown out of the trap and sustained an
injury to his shoulder.

I attach a sort of News letter from Jim Button's son

Bryn. Roger Pyle

See inside for Bryn Button's letter on his activities as
Logistician
Médecins Sans Frontières, Tari Hospital, Southern
Highlands Province, Papua

Village Website : www.hatfield-heath.co.uk Email: [email protected]
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Hatfield Forest Highlights

Hello everyone,

Saffron Walden Constituency I hope the winter hasn’t been stopping you from getting
Conservative Association out to the Forest and as half term approaches we have
plenty for everyone to come and along and join in on.

Annual General Meeting On Sunday 20th February there will be the opportunity
15th February 2011 8pm to take part in our Bird Box Building so come along
with your family to build your very own nest box to
To be held at - Oaklands Hatfield Heath take home, booking is essential so please ring us to
make sure you get your place.

Please come and support your local branch

Bob Langman - 01279 730 240

“Wendycot”,Chelmsford Road, From Monday 21st to Friday 25th there will be a variety
Hatfield Heath, of ‘Whatever the Weather’ activities and there will also
be free guided walks at 2pm to take you into the Forest
Bishop’S Stortford, Herts and show you some of the conservation work we get
up to.
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri 8am - 5.30pm This summer we will be holding our annual book sale
and we are currently asking for any book donations. If
Sat 9am - 1pm you have any books that you are looking to clear out
from your shelves then bring them along to the
Tel: 01279 730 274 Hatfield Forest Estate Office and we will gladly accept
them.
[email protected]
www.jewhitemotors.co.uk Some exciting news is that we received funding to
build our very own venison processing unit. Previously
we have only been able to sell venison by the carcass
but soon we will be able to sell a wide selection of cuts
from the Shop including sausages, burgers and mince.
So keep your eyes open for Hatfield Forest venison.

For more details on pricing and booking any of our
events and for updates on our venison unit please ring
the Estate Office on 01279 870678.

Laura Slater
Community Warden
[email protected]
01279 870678

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LADIES VALENTINES PAMPER EVENING Hallingbury Hall Equestrian Centre
At Hatfield Heath Village Institute
Wednesday 9th February British Horse Society Approved
Treatments on offer this evening are: Riding lessons for children and adults

mini manicure and pedicure, eyebrow /lip wax, beginners to advanced riders
paraffin wax treatment for hands and feet with heated mittens
FACILITIES
and boots. Super indoor school, three outdoor arena's,
All of the above treatments are priced at £5 show jumping arena, and cross-country course

Indian head massage £10 CHILDREN'S LESSONS
( includes the neck and shoulders) We have super ponies from quiet schoolmasters to

Treatments start at 7 pm ones trained to do jumping and dressage
Entry is by ticket only ( tickets are £5 accompanied by a free Children's own a pony day courses are held every
Wednesday and Thursday during the holidays, Great Fun!
glass of wine or soft drink)
For tickets Please contact BEGINNER ADULTS
Millie – 07940 366 008 :: Jackie – 07956 933 536 Maximum four riders on a 45 minute lesson gain
confidence and enjoy on one of our lovely sensible cobs
EARLY BIRD INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED RIDERS

Hi Bruno, Improve your dressage, learn about tests
I notice the rook scarers have lateral work, engagement and collection
started again at the crack of dawn
opposite our cottages, the farmers Or join a jumping lesson and
may have to be up early, but that practise courses, grids and related distances
does not include the village people
7 days a week ! Please ring or pop in for a chat
Steven Amey
Rosemary Cottages, Stortford 01279 730 348

The Luncheon Club www.hallingburyhall.com

Hatfield Heath Little Hallingbury, Bishops
Stortford, Herts CM227RP
If there is anyone who would like to help us cook or serve
MALLON TREE CARE
these meals please give me a ring on 01279 730 581 we
NPTC QUALIFIED STAFF
would very much appreciate your help-We could put your 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE

name on our rota- FULL INSURANCE

I would like to thank all those volunteers who have helped ALL TREE WORK
UNDERTAKEN AT
us continue this Club in 2009 - your help has been COMPETITIVE RATES

invaluable!

Thank you Judy Lemon

01279 730 581

PLAY BUS FOR A FREE ESTIMATE
FOR UNDER FIVES CALL

Buffy Bus is a playbus designed to give the under fives an OFFICE : 01279 877726
opportunity to paint, play and socialise in a playgroup MOBILE : 07946 550777
environment that they would otherwise not have access to
07986 147 914
PARKS ON CENTRE OF VILLAGE GREEN [email protected]
TUESDAYS 9.30am - 11am
Or Find us in YELL

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Hatfield Regis

LocaSlocietyHistory

Herts and Essex Observer 25th October 1931
Instalation of Gas in Holy Trinity by the Bishop's
Stortford & Epping Gas & Electrical Co.
Cost of installing Gas Lamps in the Nave, the
Chancel, the south Aisle the Vestry Pendant and a
wall lantern in each porch £43.10s
Wm Wordswortth Vicar. W Brock and Philip V
Broke (Church Wardens)

Newsletter from Bryn Button
Highlands in Papua New Guinea

Reference to the Windows on the Past article in
January issue,
Herts and Essex Observer 25th July 1925

A collision on the Takeley Road at Hatfield Broad
Oak between a pony and trap
driven by Mr J Button of the Bryn at Harlow College
Beehive Hatfield Heath and a when about 13 in 1954
motor car from London.
Mr Button was thrown out of
the trap and sustained an
injury to his shoulder.

I attach a sort of News letter
from Jim Button's son Bryn.
If you want to include a brief
resume of his activities, I am
sure he would be delighted
Roger Pyle.

Hi Roger,

Apologies for not contacting lately - simply because
it was not possible here, out in the middle of
Highlands in Papua New Guinea.

I got sent sent out here for Medecins sans Frontieres
early July. It is a strange mission compared with the
others I have been on since 1999 ! Most other
missions have been conflict, rebellious etc. as you
can probably imagine/remember Kosovo, South
Sudan during the split with the SPLA and

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Khartoum Gov't., then Darfur when the problems Olivia Barry
started beginning of 2004.After that Uganda -
problems with the LRA, Armenia - problems with Mezzo Soprano/Contralto
Azerbajan (10 year fight) then a huge earthquake
killing 50,000 people.

After that I went to Malawi again August 2006 to Classical/Opera/Musical Theatre
June last year. (That was a different mission, it
started in 1997 for research into HIV/AIDS). It's
been a wonderful set up - in 2002 when I first went
there we had 8 people in our, Thyolo, district on the
original ARV treatment drugs, it worked but was
about US$ 1,700 per patient per year and the drugs
gave them a life expectancy of 5-6 years after being
put on ARV. When I left last year, the drugs had
been made a lot less tablets per day, (2 instead of
11) and costs about 170 Euro per year for drugs and
consultations, plus a life expectancy of 30 years
after being put on ARV now. June last year we had
16,642 people on the ARV and it is working well.
MUCH BETTER!!

Now Papua is totally different to all the other places Available to sing for weddings, funerals and other events
I have been to! Tribal warfare back in 2008 caused For further details please contact
so many attacks on people that the medics
Olivia: 07730 684 427

all left the hospital here in Tari, way out in the hills. www.oliviabarry.co.uk
Only way to get here from the Port of Moresby

where we fly into from UK via Tokyo, is again

by air to the dirt strip here in Tari. Incredibly there Hatfield Haven Care Home
are approx. 800 tribes, 800 languages and about 100
people per tribe. The major number of Stortford Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishops Stortford, Herts. CM22 7DL
serious patients seem to be involved in ridiculous
arguments with someone else which nearly all finish Tel: 01279 730 043
up with them attacking each other with 'Machetes'
similar to the old fashioned 3'-0"swords we used to www.hatfieldhaven.co.uk
have in the UK. The number of men attacking their
Features:
Serene and homely environment;
24 hours care in compliance with CSCI Care Standards
Medical care provided by local group practice;

wives and children is incredible. As an example, one district nurse, physiotherapist and a chiropodist;

of my Log Assistants tried to murder his wife a Highly qualified and motivated staff - RMA and

couple of weeks ago, knifed her in bed, all over, NVQ qualifications;
arms, head and back. She got brought into the newly refurnished and redecorated
hospital and saved, luckily. But we terminated her
husband's contract and kicked him out. However, rooms (newly built extension included)
shows how strange and common this behavior is Each bedroom fitted with washbasin, TV and
call system to summon help;

here - the Police have not arrested him, or attempted Screen TV and radio.

to prosecute him because it is a common thing !! Large dining room with excellent meals on offer
by the in-house chef;

Anyway I expect to be back in Wales for a few days A Stair lift and a passenger lift to all floors;
in April next year when I finish here. After that back Activities includes talks, parties, summer barbecues,
to Malawi and hopefully finish getting the bungalow flower arranging e.t.c

finished that Zione and I are having built in Zomba - Kindly drop by for viewing and to pick up our User Guide

Maybe then I will retire. and Statement of purpose. For placement and other

Cheers, enquiries, please contact
Bryn Button Amanda Austin (Manager)
Logistician
Médecins Sans Frontières, Tari Hospital, Southern email : [email protected]
Highlands Province, Papua Jane Chapman-Kane

email: [email protected]

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For All Building Works - Precipitation was recorded on twelve days in
Extensions/Renovations - December 2010, half as rain and half as snow.
Decorating - Plumbing - Electrics
Carried Out with Great Attention to Detail 10 Hatfield Heath Rainfall December 2010
Tel: 01279 757 323 07836 205 103
Snow
LTD 9

8

7 Total = 33mm
(1.3 inches)
6
Rainfall

mm 5

4 Snow
Snow
Snow
3

2

1 Snow Snow
0

Day

• Specialising in all types of ponds Our average for December, over the last 20 years, in
& features. Hatfield Heath, works out at 2.14 inches, which
means we were 60% of average - i.e. very dry in
• Professionally designed, 2010
installed, restored or maintained.
DECEMBER EXTREMES
• Local company established since
1987 with excellent after care Highs Lows
service 3.48 inches in 2000 0.75 inches in 1991
3.38 inches in 1993 0.77 inches in 1996
Tel: 01279 461 052
Looking back over the year as a whole, it was the
(Answer phone) coldest year since 1986 and only nine years in the
last 100 were colder (Philip Eden).
Mobile: 07711 087 004 Without the westerly winds, we were drier and
sunnier than average and here in E Anglia we had a
drougbt in the middle of the year.

Lady’s Bedstraw

PACE ELECTRIC GATES

1 The Fairway, Bush Fair, Harlow, Essex

Specialists in design, manufacture and installation of manual and automated gates; including video/

intercom entry systems.

Staircases, balustrades and railings. Builder’s steelwork. Expert advice and service

Free quotations with no obligation.

Tel: 01279 635 525

E-Mail :[email protected]

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Garden Watch B NEWMAN LANDSCAPES

Last month, I said our birds were not interested in fallen TREE WORK & LANDSCAPING
red and orange berries. With the very low temperatures
and snow they quickly changed their minds - " beggars TEL: (01279) 723 113
can't be choosers". 07970 144 452
Brian Bland
All types of tree work undertaken
Free Estimates - 24 hr Callout
Seasoned logs available

CALL US NOW TO DISCUSS YOUR REQUIREMENTS
All work guaranteed and

covered by Public Liability Insurance

Fed up with

moss and weed?

We offer:-
•Regular lawn feeds
•Weed and moss treatment
•Aeration
•Scarification

Friendly professional service Lawn Treatment Service

2011 PROGRAMME CALL NOW FOR A BROCHURE
OR FREE LAWN SURVEY
Meetings are every 4th Wednesday
At the Hatfield Heath Village Hall at 7.45pm 01279 466 100

www.simplylawns.co.uk

Jan 26th Seed Saving at Home Patrick Hughes

Feb 23rd Essex Gardens Dennis Hance RELIABLE & EXPERIENCED

Mar 23rd Colour and Seasonal Excitement 19 YEARS IN TRADE
Hilary Thomas Grass cutting, Hedge Trimming, Planting,
Weed Treatment, One off Tidy Ups and
Apr 27th Light Hearted Lookat Daffodils
Mike Jarvis maintenance
Call for a friendly chat on
May 25th Gardens Flowers Shows/Festivals Mobile 07956 524 586
Ian Torrence Home Tel 01279 830 960

June 22nd Outing

July 27th My Own Garden Richard Ayres M.B.E.

August No Meeting

Sept 28th Last Refuge June Crew

Oct 26th A.G.M. - Members Evening

Nov 23rd Vegatables for Value Rodney Tibbs

Dec 9th (Friday) Social

JOIN THE CLUB OR JUST VISIT

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

Hatfield Heath Gardening Club
Call 01279 726 357 or 01279 730 498

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MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
HELD AT 7.30 PM ON WED 12th JANUARY 2011

IN THE URC HALL, HATFIELD HEATH

OPEN FORUM

1 member of public present. No issues were raised.

COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTE

FULLY INSURED PRESENT:
Cllr Paula O’Sullivan (POS) Chairman, Cllrs Janet
GM Property Maintenance Briscoe (JB), Bob Jones (BJ), Mark Lemon (ML),
David Parish (DP), Sandra Saban (SS), Bart
Decorating Specialists Sheekey (BS), Mel Sullivan (MS) and Gary Waller
(GW)
Est. 1987
In attendance: ECC Cllr Susan Barker (SB)..
Specialising in:
Home interior and exterior decoration CHAIRMANS WELCOME:
Building maintenance and restoration The Chairman welcomed everyone present and opened
Professional and reliable service Fully insured the meeting with the Open Forum. No issues were raised.

Tel: 01279 730733 359. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
07867 805382
Clerk to the Council Ernie Fenwick ill. The Council
E-mail: [email protected] sends their best wishes for a speedy recovery. MS
volunteered to take the notes of the meeting
CARPENTER 360. MINUTES OF MEETINGS
The minutes of the council meeting of 9th December were
John Adamson signed as a true record of the meeting.

Bespoke fitted furniture 361. DECLARATION OF MEMBERS
Free quotations Fully insured INTERESTS:

07779 715 888 01371 811 688 ML declared he is a member of Uttlesford District
Council.

HERTS HEATING 362. REPORTS TO / FROM COUNTY AND

Town Grove, Dunmow Road, Hatfield Heath, DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
Bishops Stortford, Herts CM22 7BN
SB reported on the Minerals Extraction Consultation and
For all your Gas Installation and Servicing needs emphasised the need for the Parish Council to review the
High Efficiency Condensing Boiler Installations document and comment. The proposed new quarry at
Gas Boiler Servicing and Breakdowns Roxwell could mean an extra 46 lorries per day passing
Landlord’s Gas Safety Records through Hatfield Heath for 14 years. BJ to obtain copies
Free Quotations for gas heating installations of the documents from Clerk and review with JB.
Plumbing and Pipework Request Clerk to contact the clerk at Roxwell PC to get a
Replacement Bathrooms, including Tiling & summary of the issue and their response. Information to
Decoration be circulated to councillors.
Local company established in 1974. ML reported that UDC finances are in better shape than
Gas Safe register number 222 many other District Councils. The Cabinet style council
is to be introduced. UDC will be sharing many functions
Call us on 01279-730 060 and resources with other councils.
Fax us on 01279-730 065 MS asked ML to convey the Council’s appreciation of
E-mail us at [email protected] UDC staff maintaining refuse collections during the
recent inclement weather. POS commented on the good
job done by ECC Highways in gritting the roads during
the same period

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363. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON AGENDA MHS Builders
ITEMS Local Builder
Carpentry & Roofing
364. CLERKS REPORT: Loft and Garage conversions
Kitchens & Bathrooms
Matters from last meeting and Action Register Plastering
Extensions
i. Clerk has requested instructions from Bidwells references available on request

regarding the issue of a new lease for the Village Call Mark Savage
Tel: 01279 739 409
Green to formalise the Parish Council position Mobile: 07718 539 969

ii. Clerk has advised ECC Highways about the CORNELL DECORATORS LTD

serious accident at Dunmow Road/A1060 • Interior & Exterior decoration
• carried out to a high specification.
junction on 4th January and to request action on • Full public liability.
• 30 yrs Experience
the junction improvements • Ceilings papered.
• Wall coverings and wall paper hung
iii. Clerk has advised Mannings Children’s World of
Contact Steve.
permission to hold fair on May BH weekend. Phone : 01279 724 805 Mobile : 07836 588 886

Setup on Wednesday 27th and open on new BH E-mail: [email protected]
Address: Field View, Sheering, Herts.
on Friday 29th to Monday 2nd.
HELYAR
iv. Clerk has spoken about the war memorial to a
PROPERTY SERVICES
stonemason who is happy to inspect and provide
The Complete Home Repair and
advice. He suggests that it may have been carved Maintenance Service

on the wrong face and, if so, the best way to From the garden to the roof
no job too big or small!!
correct that is to insert a granite slab with laser
FREE ESTIMATES & ADVICE
cut lettering. Phone 07521 088 438
Or 07599 796 149
v. Clerk has been invited to become the Clerk to

Abbess, Beauchamp and Berners Roding and

asks permission to accept. The Council has no

objections.

Correspondence

i. Mr G Reynolds re village green issues. Letter

forwarded to Bidwells for comments from the

Lord of the Manor. Clerk requested to

acknowledge receipt of the letter and request

clarification to which specific issues Mr

Reynolds is referring. Clerk also requested

to search the archives for the Court

Judgement (circa 1985/86)

365. FINANCIAL MATTERS:

The Clerk reports that payment for the cutting of the

Rural Verges in year 2009/10 has now been received.

Invoice for 2010/11 has been issued.

The current bank balances after the payment of the

following cheques are

Deposit Account £38771.38

Current Account £2722.22

Clerk is requested to expedite the cheque for the British

Legion (Poppy wreath)

The following payments were approved:

E Fenwick Expenses incl 266.06
Malcolm Lane & Son litter pickers 1909.38

Notice Board

366. PLANNING
Decisions by UDC Planning Dept
Pompadours Chelmsford Road HH: UTT/1756/10/FUL:
Erection of double garage: CONDITIONAL
APPROVAL
Holly House, Sawbridgeworth Road HH:
UTT/1964/10/FUL: Erection of conservatory:
CONDITIONAL APPROVAL

Continued overleaf......................
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jewel genie ........................Continued from previous page

Handcrafted sterling silver & gemstone jewellery Little Heath, Hatfield Heath: UTT/1906/10/FUL: New
pedestrian and vehicular access: CONDITIONAL
APPROVAL

8 Clipped Hedge HH: UTT/1946/10/FUL: Retention of
pitched roof over domestic annexe: CONDITIONAL
APPROVAL

Individual contemporary designs created in my Maycroft Chelmsford Road HH: UTT/1914/10/FUL:
Sawbridgeworth studio. Commissions welcome. Replacement of dwelling: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL

Visit www.jewelgenie.co.uk or call Teresa 07711 421444 Applications

Marketing House, The Heath HH: UTT/0008/11/FUL:
Change of use from B1 (Offices) to D1 (Day Nursery).
No objections.

Desford House, Chelmsford Road HH:
UTT/2306/10/FUL: Erection of car port to side with
pitched roof over existing garage. New front porch and
single storey rear extension. No objections to the
alterations to the house but the council does object to the
large entrance gates which are not compatible to the
street scene for a rural village.

For over 30 years we have been The Clerk is to request clarification from the Planning
carrying out local, national and Department on the apparent inconsistency in applying
overseas relocations for personal planning requirements on walls, fences and gates over 1
and business clients. We metre high and next to the highway.
understand that everyone's move

is different and that is why we Monthly Enforcement Reports
tailor our service to each No comments
individual customers needs.
Kings Removals was set up as and still runs as a family business 367. WILDLIFE PROJECT
today. Great emphasis is put on customer satisfaction and this is why a DP reported that the tree work is due to start on Monday
high percentage of our work comes from recommendations and repeat 17th January and removing the silt from the pond the fol-
business. lowing week Monday 24th. Volunteers would be most
appreciated during the first week. Safety equipment and
www.kingsremovals.co.uk guidance is to be provided to the volunteers

DOMESTIC SOLDIERS 368. PARISH COUNCIL ELECTION
Clerk has issued second poster to encourage candidates
General DIY, Curtain Rails and Shelves Erected, Flat Packs to stand in May elections. Posters to be placed on village
assembled. Patio, Drive and Brickwork Pressure Washed, and church notice boards and submitted to the Village
Fencing and Sheds Preserved and Repaired, Hedge Cutting, Magazine for inclusion. The Clerk is requested to advise
on the rules of Purdah and the impact on the Parish
including Shrubs and Tree Pruning, Council.
House Painting, Exterior & Interior, Windows Pipe Work and
369. BROOMFIELDS PARKING
Weather Boards Stained and Painted. Fencing Erected, The issue relates to parking in Broomfields generally
Gardens and Driveways Shingf. which is exacerbated by the school run and attendance at
the GPs’ surgery. Clerk to write to the Surgery asking
Please do not hesitate to ask. Contact lan and Jan at them to discuss parking options with the Village Hall
San Michelle, Jacks Lane, Takeley committee. Clerk to arrange meeting with UDC and ECC
Highways to discuss other options.
MANY OTHER SERVICES UNDERTAKEN
370. ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
01279 873 933 Clerk to advise on suitable dates for Annual Meeting
01279 870 968 (Clerk did recommend 9 March, but this was missed by

COMPLETE SERVICE FOR YOUR HOME
[email protected]

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the temporary clerk so decision held over until February HUNTERS MEET
meeting)
LEISURE CENTRE & BEAUTY LODGE
371. POLICIES
i. Speeding SPA DAYS ON YOUR DOORSTEP!

No further progress Manicure or Pedicure, Luxury Clarins Facial, Swedish
Back Massage. We know how to spoil you, feel truly
ii. Signboards. Implemented 1st December relaxed, have lunch around the pool. Use the solarium

iii. Housing for local people ½ Day pamper - morning , afternoon,
or between school hours
372. BT BROADBAND
Clerk reported that the Roothing Exchange finished in Gift Vouchers Available
22nd place out of 2495 exchanges with over 30% votes.
Six exchanges achieved 100% and they will be fast- FOR MORE INFORMATION OR MORE PAMPER
tracked to fibre infrastructure. The Council thanked EF, PACKAGES PLEASE CALL LELSEY
GW and MS for the production and circulation of the
leaflets and to Bruno Scheggia for maximising publicity 01279 730 549
in the Village Magazine. MS proposed that negotiations
be opened with major broadband suppliers. www.huntersmeet.co.uk

373. VILLAGE PROJECTS Visit our Showroom at
1. Enlarge playground and bring in new equipment
including shelter. Not yet started Carpet, Vinyl & Wood
2. Festival in 2012 (Olympics and Diamond
Jubilee). Request for proposals made to Festival Visit our Showroom at
Committee.
3. War memorial lettering is difficult to read. Unit 11, Heathview, Pond Lane, Hatfield Heath CM22 7AB
Hatfield R egis History society contacted for input. Some examples of work Installed by us
BJ clarified his original suggestion which was for
interpretation board(s) alongside the memorial to give Opening Hours: 9-5 Mon - Fri,
more context and detail. SS suggested this
information is already available in Holy Trinity VcisaliltfooruSratSurhdaoyw&rSouonmdayaotr
church.
out of hours appointments.
374. LOCALISM BILL We will work to your convenienc
Clerk has circulated NALC briefing on The Localism
Bill which aims to promote more power to local No hyped sales.
councils. The Council note the Bill and will give it more
consideration when it is enacted I have been in the trade for 16 yrs
from the age of 16 and have
375. REPORTS FROM MEMBERS ON Worked with some of the
MEETING ATTENDED best carpet company's in the
country I guarantee my quality
DP attended Transport Policy meeting. Cuts in public of work and service
transport should be known by the end of February for
implementation in April. 15 – 25% cuts are anticipated. We can get next day delivery
on nearly all we order.
376. MATTERS RAISED BY MEMBERS FOR
INCLUSION ON NEXT AGENDA We are family run with small
overheads so really competitive
Public footpaths
Affordable Housing £8.50gets you 10MM UNDERLAY, GRIPPERS, DOOR £165 Heavy domestic loop structure, bleach
Wildlife Project BARS, FITTING, UPLIFT AND DISPOSAL. 12 sqm cleanable, average hall, stairs, landing
2011 election all this for £8.50sqm
you cant get a decent underlay for that 4 colours, more to choose
377. DATES OF NEXT MEETINGS 70 sqm from at our showroom prices vary
9th February 9th March 13th April much at the major retailers

£165 Budget twist pile, bleach cleanable £200 80 20,30oz wool 9 colours heavy domestic
average hall,stairs, landing 12sqm average hall, stairs, landing, average lounge.
9 colours; more to choose from 9 colours; more to choose from
12 sqm at our showroom prices vary
12 sqm at our showroom prices vary

£270 80 20,50oz 6 colours; average hall, stairs, £250 Heavy domestic twist Saxony shag pile
landing, average lounge 14 colours; average hall, stairs, landing,
6 colours; more to choose from average lounge
12 sqm 14 colours; more to choose from
at our showroom prices vary 12 sqm at our showroom prices vary

£950 Heavy domestic loop structure, 6 sqm Budget twist pile,
bleach cleanable, bleach cleanable,
average whole house £950 average whole house
70 sqm
70 sqm

£1160 80 20 30oz heavy domestic, £1575 80 20 50oz heavy domestic,
70 sqm average whole house, average whole house,
9 colours 70 sqm 6 colours

£1450 Heavy domestic twist Saxony £90 We offer a massive selection of
shag pile, average whole house vinyl, average kitchen,
70 sqm 11 designs
14 Colours
6 sqm More to choose from at our showroom

12 sqm

We lay wood in many ranges, Balterio based laminate with

15 year guarantee average lounge 12 sqm £260 fitted

Office: 01279 730 172 mob: 07939 739 845

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INDEPENDENT FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Here to help you through difficult times
01277 366677

(24 hour service)
Home arrangements by appointment
26 Fyfield Road, Ongar, Essex, CM5 OAJ

Email: [email protected]

LETTER FROM

Daniel Robinson THE VICAR
& Sons
A lot of people say that February is the gloomiest
Independent Family month. And indeed there is a lot in favour of this
Funeral Directors & Monumental Masons statement. The excitement and resolution of the New
Year has worn off, but it is still winter. A few bulbs
A personal caring service are poking through, but there are no fresh green
from family business day or night. leaves on the trees. It might (!) be a little warmer, but
Our trained staff will be pleased to give free it is still dark in the evenings.
confidential advice on any matter As it is still my first year in the village, I am eagerly
looking forward to the spring. I am looking forward
GOLDEN 3 BULLFIELDS to seeing the village change its appearance and ‘come
CHARTER SAWBRIDGEWORTH alive’ as the seasons change. Sometimes I don’t want
to wait.
FUNERAL PLANS (01279) 722476 However, waiting for things to happen is an essential
part of life. Of course we have to wait for spring.
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You don’t have to live with pain!
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
Sunday 30th January 3.00pm Relief from back, neck and joint problems
Relaxation of tight, painful muscles
Healing Service Effective treatment for migraines, tennis
elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome,
here at the U R C plantarfasciitis, achilles tendonitis,
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Everyone Welcome IBS
Help for breathing difficulties and stress
Funeral Announcement of related problems
Gentle treatment for new mothers and
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Funeral of Sylvia Rowley - Bailey To make an appointment or for more information,
will be at The Holy Trinity Church please contact me:

Friday 28th January 2011 Tel: 01279 718331
[email protected]
Time to be announced nearer the date www.holisticare.co.uk
phone the Rev. Stewart Gibbs on 01279 730 288 Cannons Lane, Hatfield Broad Oak
.
Please contact her daughter on
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If you have something that could be added
to the euology info, pictures, stories etc

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LIST OF CLUBS, GROUPS & CLASSES
WITH TELEPHONE NUMBERS

2 20.00 Leisure Hour URC DANCE CLASSES 212
5 19.30 Bridge Club Quiz H CRICKET CLUB 730 674
6 FIFTH SUNDAY BEFORE LENT Thurs & Sat

08.00 Holy Communion HT Call/Text HEATH PLAYERS
09.30 Family Service HT
Gemma 07508 515 264 and play reading for pleasure

[email protected] 730 825 or 730 517

10.30 Family Service with Communion URC VILLAGE HALL 730 544 HISTORY SOCIETY
(Rev John Buxton) INSTITUTE 730 544 Robin Gurnett 730 672

16.00 Candlemas HT ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
18.00 Service at The Close
7 11.30 for noon Luncheon Club URC PRE-SCHOOL 730 042
9 10.30 Holy Communion The Close
19.00 Pamper Evening I (2 ½ -5) BELL RINGERS 730 526
13 FOURTH SUNDAY BEFORE LENT
09.30 Holy Communion HT 730 354 CHOIR 730 390
10.30 Family Service URC
LITTLE FRIENDS WOMANS LEISURE HOUR
(Rev T Keen) followed by Church Meeting
18.00 Service at The Close Mother,Baby and Toddler 730 465
16 20.00 Leisure Hour URC
20 THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE LENT Group CATHOLIC CHURCH
08.00 Holy Communion HT
09.30 Matins Thur 9.45am term time Hatfield Broad Oak

Village Hall - 07956 563 710 01371 872 550

01279 730 375 TALKING NEWSPAPERS

URC 01279 651 270

FRIDAY CLUB (7-12 yrs) OR 01279 653 925

739 218 SECRETARY U.R.C.
Mark Lemon 730 581
JO JINGLES

(6 mths - 7years) 868 410 HEALTH WALK

10.30 Family Service (John Bisschuff) URC HATFIELD HEATH
Friday 10am outside
SCHOOL FOOTBALL

21-25 inclusive Half Term for Pre-school and School CLUB Broomfield Surgery 730 512
23 10.30 Midweek Holy Communion HT
SCOUTS 812 586 HEALTH WALK
11.30 for noon Luncheon Club URC LITTLE HALLINGBURY
21.45 Gardening Club H CUBS Chris Hancock Monday 10.30am Village Car
27 SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE LENT Park 722 156
09.30 Holy Communion HT 731 646
10.30 Family Service (Gillian Amphlett)URC
BROWNIES 734 391

SUNDAY CLUB

9.30am Holy Trinity FARMERS MARKET
730 288 07956 563 710

18.00 Service at The Close H.T. YOUTH GROUP

H-Village Hall / CR-Committee Room H / HT-Holy 731 318 KEEP FIT FOR OVER 50S

Trinity Church / URC-United Reform Church / I-Institute KARATE 445 539 Village Hall

JUNIOR KARATE Weds 9.30am 07776 221 975

/ S-School 01992 575 679

KEEP FIT

Half Hour Helpers WU CHI 07947 599 801 Village Hall Fridays 9.30am

07776 221 975

Hatfield Heath HH SENIOR BOWLS 724 833 BOOTCAMP

HHH Village Hall
Mon 9.15am-10am &
Neighbourliness is not a thing of the past in OPEN BOWLS 730 539

Hatfield Heath. BRIDGE CLUB 723 948 Thurs 7pm-7.45pm
GARDENING CLUB
We want to help anyone who could do with a minute to Men and women of all ages &
“Half an Hour” of our time 730 425
shapes 07775 663 742
e.g. Help with shopping - change a light bulb pick up
prescriptions etc, OPEN COFFEE VISITING OPTICIAN

MORNING AT 01279 443 181

No job is too small - some may be too big INSTITUTE 730288 NEIGHBOURHOOD

ring us and we will tell you LUNCHEON CLUB WATCH
For all Senior Citizens Paula O'Sullivan 730 281
Tel:- 07944 748 478 730 581 [email protected]
ITALIAN LANGUAGE
Monday to Friday 10am to 12noon Michelina 07786 341 754 Uttlesford Badger Group
(any other time it will be on answer phone)
SPANISH LANGUAGE Derek Barry (on call 24/7 )
Please remember Ann Whale 01279 731
we are not an emergency helpline 01279 503332 Home
We are looking for more volunteers you only need 288 07941185171 Mbl
to have the mobile phone every six week or less.

You are not obligated to do any jobs FOOTBALL CLUB 730

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NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS LIST OF WEBSITES
CLUBS, GROUPS ETC. IN VILLAGE
URC Hall Wed 7.30pm
9th February 2011 School.....www.hatfieldheath.essex.sch.uk

Village Website www.hatfield-heath.co.uk

PARISH COUNCIL Village Magazine

Parish Clerk - Ernie Fenwick............... 730 770 www.hatfield-heath.co.uk/magazine

Chairman - Paula O’Sullivan.....................730 281 Surgery Websites

Vice Chairman - Mel Sullivan.................. 731 434 (Repeat prescriptions can be applied for on these sites)
www.hatfieldheathsurgery.co.uk
Mark Lemon (District Councillor)....... 730 581
www.hatfieldbroadoaksurgery.co.uk
Bart Sheekey.................... 730 663

Robert Jones........................ 730 741

David Parish (H.H.Tenants Forum Mem.).730 573 H. H.Football Club www.hatfieldheathfc.co.uk

Gary Waller.......................................... 739 345 H.H. Cricket Club www.freewebs.com/hatfieldheathcc

Janet Briscoe............................................. 730 674 Bridge club www.hatfieldheathbridgeclub.org.uk

Sandra Saban..............................................730 042

Terry’s Photos www.terrysphotos.org.uk

The Mobile Library Hatfield Heath Farmers Market
www.hatfieldheathfarmersmarket.webs.com
Tuesday visits Fortnightly
Jan: 11, 25 - Feb: 8, 22 - Mar: 8, 22 HATFIELD HEATH
Apr: 5, 19 - May: 3, 17, 31 - Jun: 14, 28
POLICE
Broomfields 2.45pm to 3.35pm
The Close 3.40pm to 4pm Police available for Beat Surgery every other
The Heath 4.05pm to 4.35pm Tuesday between 4pm and 6pm

HIRE UR CHURCH HALL FOR H.H. TENANTS FORUM MEMBERS
BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Paul Simpson ....................................730 026
You can hire the hall for children's parties David. N. Parish............................... 730 573
£9.50 / hour Tel :01279 730 581
MAGAZINE DETAILS
PHONE NUMBERS OF
POLICE, DOCTORS, SAMARITANS Wed

SCHOOL & CHURCHES 16th

PCSO Jo Trevail-Philips Email:[email protected] Feb
Pc Brad Healey Email: [email protected]

Mobile for above police officers........ 07779 316 979
Essex Police Non Emergency.............0300 333 4444

Emergency ............................................... 999

DOCTORS Broomfields......................... 01279 730 616 Email :- [email protected]
DOCTOR Sawbridgeworth.................... 08444 773 360
THE SAMARITANS............................... 01279 421 110 Send your letters /articles/ reports /photographs, by hand, CD, or

HATFIELD HEATH C.P. SCHOOL...... 01279 730 382 email - [email protected]
PRE-SCHOOL........................................ 01279 730 354
If posting or delivering by hand you can send direct to me :-
HOLY TRINITY
Bruno(Editor) “Manor Lodge”, Chelmsford Rd, Hatfield
Rev. Stewart Gibbs.......................................01279 730 288
Heath CM22 7BD.
CHURCH WARDENS
Gerald Pearson .............................................01279 730 526 Editor: - Bruno Scheggia (Skedja) 01279 730 498
Lesley Noel ................................................ 01279 870 390
Irene Harriss..................................................01279 734 334 Bruno’s Mobile Phone number 07768 606 309
Fiona Klimeke............................................. 01279 831 965
Treasurer: - Mel Sullivan 01279 731 434
URC Rev Terry Keen............................. 01279 726 771
Distribution:-Barbara Scheggia 01279 730 498
HALF HOUR HELPERS........................ 07944 748 478
Secretary: - Jean Clarke 01279 730 667

Chairman - Brendan Carrig

Printed by Cornerstone 01279 437 851

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

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HISTORY JOTTINGS
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and 1881 and also at trade directories which list farmers,
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What do we know about the early history of the village?
Family run business In the 1700s it was a village of 38 small farms which
We offer a friendly service provided food for local needs. The great Essex cloth
and take pride in our high industry spilled over from Harlow and some weavers
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As the cloth trade declined this source of income dried up
We can supply to all local areas but this was balanced by a greater emphasis on farming.
including: Sawbridgeworth, The population of London doubled in the eighteenth
Bishop’s Stortford, Harlow, century and the people needed bread, made from Essex
Elsenham, Hatfield Broad Oak, corn. Inventions and new techniques led to progress in
Hatfield Heath farming methods. William Selwyn, a merchant, came
from London to live at Down Hall and was a shrewd
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before; roads with turnpikes were built from the west side
of Essex to London and the river Stort was made
navigable for barges. There was thus lots of
encouragement to expand.
The historian looking at rate books can see that farmers
got hold of all the extra land they could incorporating it
into their own property so that by the end of the century
the number of farms was reduced from 38 to 22. As
farming developed there was need of more workers and
more workers caused an expansion of the crafts that
served the labourers, blacksmith, wheel-wright, saddler
and so on.
The number of farms in Hatfield Heath diminished still
further during the nineteenth century, from 22 to 13, the
largest of these was Matching Barns, 360 acres, which
employed 13 workers, Corringales covered 200 acres and
employed 7 workers. Mr. Brown gave details of the area

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and size of work force of all 13 farms. Then he went on James Gardening Service
to talk about a serious blow that hit this parish 110 years
ago; in 1874 there was a tremendous influx of American All Garden Works
wheat and Essex farms, doing nicely at that time, found & Odd Jobs
that their corn prices could not compete with the
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from 136 to 87 (1881 census). Young people left the WOODWORK ETC.
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THE PAST SO LOOK NO FURTHER THAN
I was interested in reading the following— "The Harrow
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Grindstone"; kept in 1875-1905 by Mr. and Mrs.
Grayling who had a son called John who was a carpenter
and undertaker.
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Heath Computers Don’t drop your guard, warns SSE
Despite BAA’s capitulation over plans for a second
For all your IT needs runway at Stansted Airport , Stop Stansted Expansion has
warned the community not to drop its guard over the threat
Whether you run a business, or are a home user, of future growth. The latest manoeuvre by BAA is to try to
Heath Computers has an IT solution to suit your requirements persuade the Government, as part of its new national
aviation policy to be developed in 2011-12, to allow
• IT Solutions for home or office Stansted Airport to grow outside current boundaries.
• Web Design (CGI / PHP / Java Scripts ) “At the three main political conferences which SSE
• PC Repairs / Upgrades attended this autumn, we were able to observe the
• Network Installation - Fixed and wireless machinations of the aviation industry taking every
• Internet, E-mail, Broadband opportunity to ingratiate itself with those with the power to
• Virus Protection and Spyware removal influence policy,” said Carol Barbone, SSE campaign
• Data Recovery director. “The industry is certainly not gently lying down
Web: http://www.heathcomputers.co.uk Office : 01279 912 345 in the face of the Coalition Government’s policy of not
Email: [email protected] Mobile: 07958 482 889 allowing any new runways in the South East.”
BAA’s focus on ‘more considered and greener expansion
Hatfield Heath to keep pollution and noise impacts to a minimum’ was
another example of the ‘smoke and mirrors approach’ that
VILLAGE HALL BAA has consistently adopted, said Carol Barbone. “No-
one who has lived through the fight of the last eight years
Are Available for will be deceived as to BAA’s real agenda,” she said. “SSE
will remain vigilant and active for as long as it takes to
Children’s Parties safeguard the future of our community through
Government policy – whether in this Parliamentary term or
Small tables and chairs now available beyond.”
Buzzword remains ‘growth’, says airport boss
Celebrations SSE’s comments came in the wake of reports from BAA
about its ambitions. Nick Barton, Stansted Airport ’s
including interim managing director following the sudden departure
of David Johnston after little more than a year in the job
Wedding Receptions says the airport “must respond to the need for growth”.
Speaking at the airport’s annual transport conference, he
Classes etc., etc., pointed out that Stansted was the only airport in the south
east with room to expand. “We recognise that we cannot
PREFERENTIAL RATES grow uncontrollably. There are many issues locally
FOR surrounding airport expansion. But we are committed to
meeting the UK ’s needs in providing extra capacity as air
LOCAL ORGANISATIONS travel continues to grow.”
AND
Meanwhile, in the real world ...
LOCAL RESIDENTS Ironically, Mr Barton’s ‘growth’ comments were made just
before BAA published its November traffic figures which
For Details Telephone showed a 7.6% decline in the number of passengers
handled by Stansted compared to the previous November.
01279 730 544
This was the 37th consecutive monthly decline. The
average number of daily flights in November was the
lowest since 2002 and equalled the figure for April this
year when volcanic ash stopped flights for nearly a week.
SSE supports rejection of airport building change of
use
SSE has welcomed the decision by Uttlesford District
Council’s Development Control Committee to refuse
permission for Stansted Airport ’s Endeavour House office
block to be released from the planning obligation requiring
it only to be rented for airport-related use. An appeal has
however been lodged by the applicant and SSE will be

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making further submissions in support of the original UDC State Registered Chiropodist
decision.

Sell homes back to the community, demands SSE

SSE is backing demands from local residents that hundreds

of homes bought by BAA in anticipation of approval of a Home Visiting Practice
second runway should be fast-tracked back to the

community. “BAA must sell back houses more quickly Mrs. Julie Golden S.R.Ch.
now that the second runway has been rejected,” said Peter

Sanders, SSE chairman. “The sale of these homes to BAA Est. 1994
has destroyed local communities. BAA must now do the

decent thing and reintegrate them in order to revitalise 01279 817 810
communities.” His comments were backed by local resident

Maggie Sutton who made the tough decision to move from

Broxted to nearby Lindsell. BAA’s actions had led to A professional service at a competitive rate
‘strangulation of the community’ and it now needed to be

‘sewn back together’, she said. BAA claims that since 2007

it has been selling, where possible, properties acquired

under its blight scheme but not required in the second DIXON & CO
runway project. BAA spokesman Melvyn Nice, quoted in

the Saffron Walden Reporter, said, “Following the CHARTERED CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANTS
withdrawal of the planning permission in late May 2010

[for the second runway], we are reviewing and updating,

where necessary, this managed disposal strategy.” BAA has For local, friendly advice contact Paul Dixon

refused to give precise details of disposals ‘to help protect

the functionality of the local property market and to avoid Wallburys, Stortford Road, Hatfield Heath, CM22 7DL

any possible distortion’. BAA completely fails to

appreciate that a move towards releasing properties back Tel: 01279 739076
onto the market would send a strong signal of hope to

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of the market distortion it fears. www.dixonandco.com
Government reiterates ‘no runways’ commitment

Aviation minister Theresa Villiers has reiterated the Red BarnInteriors Limited
Coalition Government’s commitment not to permit
additional airport runways at Stansted, Heathrow or
Gatwick. When prompted by a question from Brian Ross,
SSE’s economics adviser, at the New Direction for

Aviation Policy conference in London , Ms Villiers said

she was not in the habit of ‘tearing up election manifestos’.

She accused the aviation lobby of being ‘hung up’ on the

need for additional runways and added, “there is so much

we can do to make out airports better without making them

bigger,” according to Air Transport Intelligence.

Government and BAA collide over flight tax

The Government is considering raising air passenger duty

(APD) in the UK on flights from congested airports in the

South East, aviation minister Theresa Villiers announced at

the aviation conference (above). Such a move would help

to create more of a balance between Heathrow and Gatwick

and the UK ’s regional airports, she said.

BAA writes off massive costs over failed runway bid

BAA has admitted that cancellation of plans for new

runways at Stansted and Heathrow has resulted in writing

off costs in excess of £100 million covering surveying,

architectural, planning, consultancy and legal expenses.

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Tel: 01279 730 870 LONDON HAIR STYLISTS vulnerable people living in your area? If so the

Rural Community Council of Essex (RCCE) is

seeking Community Volunteers to assist with a

project that will run between February and July

2011.

PaintingandDecorating The role will be to identify and speak to key and
trusted local people within a specific
If you are Looking for an geographical area to find ways of reaching and
Excellent Standard of Decorating helping those people who need it the
most. You will not be expected to make direct
by a contact with those people needing support.
Professional Tradesman
The project will require approximately 30 hours
Exterior/Interior of your time spread over the six month period.
While no hourly payment will be made all out of
pocket expenses such as travel costs will be
reimbursed.

Then look no further You will receive comprehensive training and
Please call John for a free estimate benefit from ongoing guidance and support.
The role may lead to further opportunities to
undertake community related work with the
RCCE.

You will need to enjoy meeting people, access
to a computer and the ability to use email. You
will also need to be able to travel either using
public transport or your own vehicle.
To find out more information about being a

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Web: www.broadoak.net
Email: [email protected]

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Community Volunteer please send an Curtains
email as soon as possible to: Made to measure by
[email protected] containing your Jennie Childs
contact telephone number and the village/town All types of Curtains & Matching Accessories
that you live in. No other information is required
at this stage. We will then contact you to Telephone:01279 730 608
explain the role in more detail and discuss the
requirements. 32 Broomfields, Hatfield Heath, Herts. CM22 7EH
All email applications must be received before www.curtainsbyjenniechilds.co.uk

Friday 28th January 2011 Professional singer/songwriter
has vacancy for 4 students for:
Rural Community Council of Essex, RCCE House,
Threshelfords Business Park, PERFORMANCE
SINGING LESSONS
Inworth Road, Feering, Essex, CO5 9SE
Hatfield Heath
Registered Charity No 1097009. Mondays & Thursdays
Company registered in England and Wales No.
4609624 Book your audition now
Tel: 01279 730 731
J.W. TREE SURGEONS
Mobile 07812 158 463
All aspects of tree work undertaken Live original recording on
NPTC Qualified http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUt3mSktfwk

Tree Work Pruning HUTLEY ELECTRICAL
Felling
DOMESTIC & INDUSTRIAL
Hedge Cutting ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
Stump Grinding
Hutley Electrical offers a full range of
Log for sale Electrical Services and has been
01279 302 106 established for over 20 years.
From House re-wires to Industrial/
Commercial projects we pride ourselves
on offering a competent, polite, tidy
professional service and endeavour to
work with the minimum of disruption to
you wherever possible.

**We are a full member of the NICEIC
and have been for many years.**

Toilet trailers Luxury and Call Bob now for a free quotation
Party Range, single event TEL: 01279 722 351 or
portable and disabled MOBILE: 07774 941 668
units available for hire.
Next Festival Date
Sunday 19th June 2011

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MouFtoh-odWatering
L

Staoffvely
LOCALS NIGHT

Every Tuesday 6:30- 8pm

Main Courses just £6.95

Promoting Neighbourhood Get Togethers
01279 730 549

Website: www.huntersmeet.co.uk

Hatfield Heath Village Hall

3…2…1…BUNGEE!!

has opened in Sawbridgeworth, St Clare Hospice are organising a charity bungee
offering a range of Studio and jump on Saturday 12th March at The Old Bell Hotel,
mat classes to suit all ages and Stansted Mountfitchet. We’re looking for daredevils
level of fitness. to bungee from a 170 foot crane, all in the name of
charity!
Pilates will help to:- Events Fundraiser Tracy Stratford took part in last
year’s bungee jump and said “going up in the crane
Improve Strength & Flexibility knowing that you are about to throw yourself off
from the top is a slightly terrifying experience! But
Improve Posture when you reach the top, you stand at the edge and
the crew shout “3…2…1…BUNGEE” and off you
Improve Balance go. The falling is such an amazing feeling and there
wasn’t a sharp jolt when you reach the bottom. I was
Telephone Co-ordination & Circulation screaming, I was laughing, it was a fantastic experi-
ence, made all the better knowing that it was raising
07887 808 928 Reduce Stress money for the Hospice too.”
St Clare provides specialist palliative care to the
Absolute Pilates, Allen House, G27, communities of West Essex and the border of East
The Maltings,Sawbridgeworth, Herts CM21 9JX Hertfordshire for people as they reach the end of
their life and we need the support of our local com-
munity to deliver this care. It costs over £2.6 million
to provide care and we only received 24% funding
from the NHS, so that is £5,414 a day we have to
raise from voluntary sources such as events like
these.
If you’re interested in taking part, you will need to
pay a £20 registration fee then pledge to raise £100

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in sponsorship for St Clare. Visit HUNTERS MEET
www.stclarehospcie.org.uk for more information
and to register online, or call (01279) 773750 for an LEISURE CENTRE
application form.
Thanks, Join Your Local Gym & Leisure Centre
Tracy Stratford 7am - 9pm For Just £20 ( Offer Ends March)
Events Fundraiser
(01279) 773 758 Indoor Heated Swimming Pool & Relaxing Area
St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hasting-
wood, Essex, CM17 9JX Steam Room, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Air Conditioned Gym, Lots More

PerSspAoevncaaiiallalTbRral0aeitn1ees2r 79 Monthly = £45
Joint Monthly = £70
= £90
Family x 3
730
549

www.huntersmeet.co.uk

FITNESS BOOTCAMP!

The quickest way to lose weight, get fit and burn big calories!
Non-military, interval fitness program for men and women of all

ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels.

Mondays 9.15-10am @ Hatfield Heath Village Hall
Thursdays 7-7.45pm @ Hatfield Heath Village Hall

NEW CLASS STARTING MONDAY 28TH FEB 2011

TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING!

A low impact class designed to condition and tone all the muscles
in the body whilst improving fitness levels.

Mondays 10.15-11am @ Hatfield Heath Village Hall

All classes £20 for 4 sessions (£5 per session)

IN-SHAPE FITNESS also offers one to one personal training and small group (

1-3 people) personal training in a private gym in Hatfield Heath.

To book your place or for more info please call Rachel on
07775 663742 or email [email protected]

CURTAINS

& INTERIOR DESIGN

At Pond Lane Hatfield Heath

Lesley Curtain Design Bespoke Handmade Curtains

Roman Blinds Children’s Room’s
Upholstery Bespoke Head boards

Designer Fabric

OPEN NOW

Pond Lane, Hatfield Heath, Herts

Tel: 07904 415 450

Email: [email protected]hoo.co.uk

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4ft Long, 3ft wide, 1ft deep / Electrics / Spare Wheel
Old but very sturdy - has been to the South of France and back

£50 ono - Tel. 730847

Former Deputy Headteacher FOR SALE
very effective at raising standards HP Officejet 6000 Printer

Reading techniques coached; books loaned As new - still in original packaging,
Clearly taught NC maths complete with documentation

Quality of writing and handwriting improved andsoftware CD.
SATs, 11+ and Common Entrance £40
Dyslexia
Weekly follow-up activities Tel. 01279 730 490

01279 600 102 Paula's Petsitting Service

Denise Ings Going on holiday? Paula offers personal pet care in their
own home! Choosing Paula’s Petsitting Service you can
King’s Thursday, 2 Rowney Gardens, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0AT leave home knowing you will return to happy pets.
Dog walking also available. All at competitive rates
[email protected]
For more information, please call

01279 876 277 or 07986 270 336
Or email: [email protected]

LADIES WANTED

Unique Sterling Silver Jewellery FOR FRIENDLY NETBALL
For every Occasion GAMES

Designed & Handcrafted Locally We are a group of local women playing
netball for fun and fitness on Wednesday
Commissions undertaken with guaranteed personal service evenings, 8pm

ring Christine on 07976 966491 For further info call Lisa on
visit www.lampworkbeadsandsilver.com 01279 739169

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Many discounts to shows on offer to all members
Also Friday 28 Jan

Fundraising Wine and Cheese with Cabaret
Tickets £9 from Box Office 01279 431945

*************
Friday 11 Feb – Quiz
Reservations 01279 869806 £6
to include light supper

*************
Weds 2 March – AGM

**************
Monday 14 March
Outing to War Horse by coach
**************
Membership only £10 per annum
for more details please ring 730544

Sing Along with Jo Jingles!

Fun Music Singing & Movement Classses
For children aged 3 months to 5 years

Chidren’s Parties & Nursery Sessions also available!

For details on classes in:
Bishop’s Storford, Epping, Harlow
Sawbridgeworth, Great Dunmow
& Hatfield Heath
Call Lucy on 01279 868 410
[email protected]
www.jojingles.com/bishopsstortford

Independent co-educational
day school and nursery
for 2 - 11 year olds

Creating Opportunities
Realising Potential

Living Life to the Full!

Call us today on 01279 657706

www.howegreenhouseschool.co.uk

HOWE GREEN HOUSE SCHOOL, GREAT HALLINGBURY,
BISHOP’S STORTFORD, HERTS CM22 7UF

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Going Wild on the Heath

TREE WORK STARTED
MON 17 JAN

CLEARING THE POND
STARTS 10AM MON 24 JAN

REALLY
WAS
'WILD''

Work started
on Monday
17th in very
wet weather

TWO "GENTLEMEN" SEEN ON HEATH 'CLINGY' SNOW MADE PRETTY GATES

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