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March - Mag 2008

March - Mag 2008

March 2008 Village Magazine Est. 1893


15yr old Christopher Ashworth was out last October Meeting of the
fishing with an elderly gentleman named Stan. Uttlesford District Council
Unfortunately Stan toppled off his chair and fell into the
water and went straight to the bottom because of the South West Area Panel
many clothes he had Thursday 28 February 2008 – 7.00 pm
on. Chris jumped in
and rescued him. Hatfield Heath Village Hall
Anyone who has
learnt lifesaving will Presentation from David Forkin,
know this is no Essex County Council’s Highways Department
mean feat, in
October it would Emergency Planning - Jason Dear (Emergency Planning
have been pretty Officer) - Stansted Airport – Update information
Rescuing someone The meeting will start with a question and
who is co-operating answers session at 7.00 pm followed directly
by lying straight out by the main agenda items Doors open at 6.45 pm
is difficult enough.
in lots of soggy wet
clothes and has sunk Meeting with PC and Senior Officer
straight to the URC Wednesday March 26th 7.30pm
bottom must have
been extremely See page 10 for details
difficult. of when Police Station will be manned

Only 16 Scouts in Hertfordshire have ever been awarded POLICE SPEED CAMERA TRAINING IN
the Silver Cross and there have been none in the Bishop’s THE INSTITUTE
Stortford district.
Christopher will be presented with his award at district THURSDAY 10.30AM 13th MARCH
level (The details are still to be arranged with the district
commissioner), and then he will be invited to take part in To introduce it into Hatfield Heath we
the St Georges Day Parade at Windsor Castle need a team of volunteers who will be
trained in the use of the radar gun,
Footnote.:- Christopher is the grandson of Tony Ashworth personal safety and how to log
who was the local policeman for a time and has just incidents of excessive speed. After
recently passed away see inside Page 6 for article being trained, the volunteers will
dedicated to Tony normally operate in a group of 3 at a
site and time of their choosing
AGM of the HH Village Magazine (always in daylight). We have a few on the list already
but if you would like to see what’s involved come along
At the URC Hall Tues 4th March 7.30pm to the institute on Thur 13th March

Village Website : Email: [email protected]



731 076
1 Pre-school Easter Fun Day H INSTITUTE 730 544
PRE-SCHOOL For all Senior Citizens 730 581
08.00 Holy Communion HT (2 ½ -5)
09.30 Family Service with renewal of Baptism 730 354 ITALIAN LANGUAGE
Michelina 07786 341 754
promises HT
18.30 Evensong HT Mother & Toddler 730 212
3 11.30 Luncheon Club URC
20.00 PCC CR Ann Whale 01279 731 288
5 10.30 Holy Communion – 1662 The Close
20.00 Leisure Hour URC FRIDAY CLUB (7-12 years) FOOTBALL CLUB 730 212
6 20.00 Lent Meeting St Mary’s Little Hallingbury 730 465
09.30 Holy Communion HT JO JINGLES
10.30 Family Service URC (6 mths - 7years) 868 410 HEATH PLAYERS
18.00 Service at The Close
13 20.00 Lent Meeting St Mary’s Sheering and play reading for pleasure
8.00 Holy Communion HT 730 825 or 730 517
09.30 Special Holy Communion for Palm Sunday
10.30 Family Service with Communion URC
18 14.30 Welcome Club H CLUB 730 530
19 10.45 MU Holy Communion HT
11.30 Luncheon Club U SCOUTS 812 586 ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
20.00 Leisure Hour URC
20 MAUNDY THURSDAY CUBS Chris Hancock 730 042
20.00 Holy Communion URC
14.00 Last Hour at the Cross at St Mary’s Sheering
23 EASTER DAY BROWNIES 734 391 Sunday 10.30am 730 690
09.30 Family Communion HT
10.30 Family Service URC SUNDAY CLUB BELL RINGERS 730 526
26 19.45 Gardening Club H
30 EASTER 2 9.30am Holy Trinity 730 288 CHOIR
09.30 Joint Service of Holy Communion HT
10.30 Family Service URC Canon Tim Potter 730 288
April 2007
2 10.30 Holy Communion – 1662 The Close H.T. YOUTH GROUP WOMANS LEISURE HOUR
08.00 Holy Communion HT 731 318 730 465
09.30 Family Service and Baptism HT
10.30 Family Service with Communion URC KARATE 445 539 CATHOLIC CHURCH
18.30 Evensong HT
JUNIOR KARATE Hatfield Broad Oak

01992 575 679 01371 872 550


JU JITSU 07947 599 801 01279 651 270

OR 01279 653 925

WU CHI 07947 599 801 SECRETARY U.R.C.

Mark Lemon 730 581

OPEN BOWLS 730 539
Creative Writing Rod Smith

AEROBICS Rachel Eastland

BRIDGE CLUB 723 948 Mon 9.30am & Thu 8pm

731 076

730 425
730 421 730 512



MORNING AT INSTITUTE Alzheimer’s Society
ART CLASSES 730 281 01372 872 519

07749 263 339 Tues 7pm


FITNESS CLUB WED AM 01279 730 274

731 420

H-Village Hall / CR-Committee Room H / HT-Holy OPEN COFFEE MORNING
Trinity Church / URC-United Reform Church / I-Institute

HIRE UR CHURCH HALL FOR FREE but donations welcome
BIRTHDAY PARTIES Drop in for Tea, coffee and light refreshments

You can hire the hall for children's parties MONDAY TO FRIDAY MORNINGS
£9.50 / hour
10.00 AM – 12 NOON
Tel :01279 730 581 A chance to meet others and chat All welcome

Organised by Holy Trinity Church
Sponsored by the Village Hall Trust


Next Parish council Meeting Need a friendly neighbour to help you?
At The URC Hall with task that will take approx 30 mins e.g.
Shopping small repairs collecting prescriptions etc.
12th March Wed 7.30 pm 2008
Please note there is no ageism.
PARISH COUNCIL Anyone young or old can call for help from volunteers.
Parish Clerk - Ernie Fenwick.................730 770
Chairman - Mel Sullivan............................731 434 PHONE 07-944-748-478
Vice Chairman - Robert Jones..................730 741
Mark Lemon (District Councillor).........730 581 Phone manned 10am to 12noon
Bart Sheekey..............................................730 663
Paula O’Sullivan........................................730 281 LIST OF WEBSITES
Sandy Rust.................................................731 229 CLUBS, GROUPS ETC. IN VILLAGE
Paul Simpson.............................................730 026
Chris Tovey...............................................739 333 Village Website
Gary Waller..............................................07974 412 523
HATFIELD HEATH ( You can see past magazines on a link from this site)
Paul Simpson ....................................730 026
David. N. Parish............................... 730 573 Surgery Websites

(Repeat prescriptions can be applied for on these sites)

Hatfield Heath Football Club

PHONE NUMBERS OF Hatfield Heath Cricket Club

SCHOOL & CHURCHES Hatfield Heath Business Association Link
P.C. Bradley Healey and PCSO Emma Webb
Police Great Dunmow...............................01376 551 312
Police Mobile............................................. 07779 316 979 Bridge club
Police Hatfield Heath.......... ..............01279 730 388 Terry’s Photos Website - Hatfield Heath etc.
Police E-Mail :- [email protected]
Ex Police.@Station Tues & Thur 5pm - 6.30pm
DOCTORS Broomfields.............................01279 730 616
DOCTOR Sawbridgeworth.......................08444 773 360 Sunday
THE SAMARITANS..................................01279 421 110
HATFIELD HEATH C.P. SCHOOL........01279 730 382
PRE-SCHOOL ...........................................01279 730 354
HOLY TRINITY Canon Tim Potter...........01279 730 288
MINISTER of URC Rev Michael J Rigney...01787 472 915

The Mobile Library Hatfield Heath 16th

Visits on Tuesday March 11th and 25th at

Broomfields 14.45 15.35 March

The Close 15.40 16.00

The White Horse 16.05 16.35 Email :- [email protected]

GREEN SKIP Will Start on 1st April at Broomfields Send your letters /articles/ reports /photographs, by hand, floppy

RUBBISH SKIP UCC will give times by mid March disc, CD, or email - [email protected].

If posting or delivering by hand you can send direct to me :-

Bruno(Editor) “Manor Lodge”, Chelmsford Rd, Hatfield

Heath CM22 7BD.

Editor: - Bruno Scheggia (Skedja) 01279 730 498

Bruno’s Mobile Phone number 07768 606309

Treasurer: - Mel Sullivan 01279 731 434

Distribution:-Barbara Scheggia 01279 730 498

PLAY BUS FOR UNDER FIVES Secretary: - Jean Clarke

Buffy Bus is a playbus designed to give the under fives an Printed by Cornerstone 01279 437 851
opportunity to paint, play and socialise in a playgroup
DISCLAIMER: The Editor and Printers do not take
environment that they would otherwise not have access to responsibility for the information given or views expressed in
£2.50 per child the Hatfield Heath Village Magazine. Nor is any culpability
accepted in work done by advertisers.
TUESDAYS 10.15am -12noon




January 2008 rainfall in our village was
25% above average, whilst in Britain
overall it was the wettest since 1995
and 47% more rainfall was recorded.
Data for Royston and Sawbridgeworth
kindly supplied by Dr Martin Johnson
and Mr John Clitherow respectively. It
is normal for Hatfield Heath to receive
two inches more rainfall compared with the other two
locations - i.e. 2007 was a normal year, in this respect.

Total for H.H.January 2008 = 79.75mm / 3.14 inches

www.haileybur Rainfall mm. 16 Hatfield Heath Rainfall January 2008
14 Day
TEL: 01992 463 353 FAX: 01992 470 663 0

EMAIL: REGISTRA[email protected] 3rd

Rainfall Comparisons as % of Average for Year

% of the average for the year
Hatfield Heath

PaintingandDecorating 110
If you are Looking for an 100

Excellent Standard of Decorating Locations
by a 100 = Average Rainfall (Hatfield Heath only 2% over average)

Professional Tradesman

Exterior/Interior 2007 Rainfall (inches) Rainfall Comparisons for 2007

Then look no further 27
Please call John for a free estimate 26.5




Hatfield Heath Royston



Hair by BEE BEE


:Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s for Senior Citizens

OPEN: Tues & Wed 9am - 5pm• Thur 9am -1pm

Fri 9am-6pm • Sat 9am-1pm FULLY TRAINED

Heath View, Pond Lane, Hatfield Heath
Tel: 01279 730 870 LONDON HAIR STYLISTS

Royal British Legion

Hatfield Heath & District Branch

Forthcoming events

As the Standard Bearers area Competition is

being held on the 1st of March The quiz will now take

place on the 8th March in the URC Hall 7.30pm for 8pm

Cost £6 including supper. The Branch sent 10 boxes to the

troops well done to all who contributed. The Annual Hatfield Heath

Dinner is on 8th of May this year at Hunters Meet Restau- Are Available for

rant. The Branch Poppy Appeal raised £8,371.53 thank Children’s Parties

you to everyone. The Branch will be 80 years old this year, Celebrations

we are hoping to hold a Parade and Service in June more including

news later. Wedding Receptions
Classes etc., etc.,
March 25th 26th 27th the branch will be going to the
Somme, staying in Arras and visiting Battlefield War FOR

Graves, if you have any relatives who were lost in the LOCAL ORGANISATIONS
Great War let us know we may be able to lay a cross for
For Details Telephone
It is planned to hold monthly meetings second Tuesday of
01279 730 544
each Month at the URC Hall starting the 12th February

20.00hrs. All members Welcome, also if you are interested

please join us. Sandra Saban Secretary

TEl: 01279 730 042


Royal British Legion


7.30PM FOR 8PM
In the URC Hall Hatfield Heath
Tickets £6 Each including Supper Tables of Six
To book your ticket phone Sandra

01279 730 042


Dear Bruno
Please could you put a piece in the village
magazine about a certain dog, and its
owner, who allows it to foul the footpath
between the Post Office and Broomfields
and doesn’t clear it up. I walk along there
most days and there is fresh fouling most of the days . All
I can say is that it is a smallish dog. I hope you can bring
this to the attention of whoever is causing this nuisance
by a little insertion in the village magazine



ForPWpSaaitnorrteiynntgeitms eanhSdticcDakaArirnepgirvnsrkwoesinthsacPfShlnaipinuylddgdrrioneounBgngvhaiisgdedcdeu1do5itSmsW! Tony Ashworth, who was
stationed at Hatfield Heath as
Hatfield Broad Oak Village Hall 9.30am to 10.30am Police Sergeant in the 1970s, died
Little Hallingbury village Hall 1.30pm to 2.30pm recently, at 64 after a spell in
come along and join us !!! Tony was born at High Beach in
1943 and joined the Essex
Constabulary in 1965 at Grays.
After completing his Sergeant &
Inspectors examinations he moved
to Harlow on promotion to
He was Police sergeant here from
1973 to 1976 before moving back to Harlow. Later he
was seconded to Chelmsford as a Police lecturer.
While serving at Hatfield Heath Tony was very much
involved in village life, playing Cricket for the Heath and
helping Rev. Smyth with youth work at Holy Trinity. He
played an important part in the success of the
Midsummer Festival organising the arena events and
stalls. He wrote the script for one of the annual Children's
Pageant and produced it along with David Gambol.
Sgt. Ashworth was also instrumental in the recovery of
the historically important death mask relating to Robert
de Vere stolen from Gt. Hallingbury Church.
Later in his career Tony was seconded to the DPP in
Essex. He retired as a result of an injury sustained at
Saffron Walden in 1991 after completing 26 years
service. He was awarded the Essex Police Long Service

KKicickkeerrss Leading pre-school music and
movement group, Jo Jingles has
launched a call to action to get families
with pre-school children singing in the
home and for both parental and child
participation in music groups to be seen as of equal
importance to swimming classes and gym tot activities.
This move is in direct response to groundbreaking
research into the music and singing habits of 1000 UK
families with pre-school age children,


Former Deputy Headteacher A Daily Massage with ‘Nurturing Touch’ can help
very effective at raising standards to give an infant a positive start to life.

Reading techniques coached; books loaned Midwives and Health Visitors now actively promote
Clearly taught NC maths baby massage as a tool to help with colic relief, and
sleep (and brain function), and to help with attachment
Quality of writing and handwriting improved and bonding between parent and infant..
SATs, 11+ and Common Entrance ‘More love can be expressed in 5 seconds of touch
Dyslexia than 5 minutes of conversation’
Weekly follow-up activities If you would like to know more about baby massage

01279 600 102

Denise Loomes please call Val Foster 01279 731750 , Kate Concannon
01279-319 896, who are qualified IAIM infant massage
King’s Thursday, 2 Rowney Gardens, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0AT instructors.

[email protected]


7.30 PM ON WED 12th DEC 2007 URC HALL
Insect & Vermin Control
Clerk presented the proposed budget for 2008/09 which Jeff Clarke
shows an increase in Precept of 2.5% to £21260
Cllr Jones has heard from the owner of Hayes Cottage
who understands that the boundary of his property is the Tel: 01279 830 003
ditch alongside Dunmow Road and that the fence he has
erected is lawful. The clerk has still not received a Email: contact
response from his request to Henry Turtill of Bidwells
regarding this issue, but the definitive map of the Village
Green shows that the boundary line of the Village green
appears to be on the line of the original fence and not the Domestic &
ditch. Clerk to write to Bidwells again and copy the Lord
of the Manor requesting a response Commercial Specialised Security
PLANNING Manufacturing Ltd
Maycroft Chelmsford Road Hatfield Heath A few Examples:
UTT/2098/07/FUL Ornate Gates
The Council does not object to this application in
principle but is concerned that the height of the ridge may Railings/Fencing
have a detrimental effect on neighbouring properties.
Pippins Chelmsford Road Hatfield Heath
UTT/2060/07/FUL Radio Controlled
The Council objects to this application on the grounds
that it is outside the development envelope and within Systems
Metropolitan Green Belt. We are also concerned that
there is no direct access to the garage from within the 01371 874 600
Pippins site.
Unit 3 Station Yard Industrial Estate, Great Dunmow, Essex
Proposed response to Uttlesford Core Strategy
Consultation document November 2007. HHPC
comments are substantially unchanged from those made
against the January 2007 Consultation document. HHPC
again request UDC to unambiguously define affordable
price of housing as a ratio of the average wage in
Uttlesford and to ensure that houses built under this
scheme should remain affordable in perpetuity. HHPC
supports maintaining the Metropolitan Green Belt and the
Countryside Protection Zone as they are now. HHPC
favours housing growth to be in a single settlement but
questions the suitability of the site selected by UDC, we
believe it should not be built alongside an existing rural
village and it would be better placed to the east of the
district with suitable connections to the A120. The
opportunity should be taken to explore a joint
development with Braintree District Council to achieve
economies of scale and to ensure sustainability and
satisfactory infrastructure.

Gary Waller has been co-opted onto the Parish Council to
fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Michael
Financial Matters:
Village Green and The Heath
TREE Clerk has received a letter from Mr Tyler of
Medehamstead regarding the willow tree on the green at

continued on next page........... 7

HUNTERS MEET minutes continued from previous page.......
the front of his property.
LEISURECENTRE & BEAUTY LODGE this is the same willow tree that Mr Piercey of Willoways
reported over the last two years. clerk has forwarded latest
Manicure or Pedicure, Luxury Clarins Facial, letter to the Lord of the Manor and to Henry Turtill of
Swedish Back Massage. Bidwells.
Why not treat yourself to one of our pamper days Appeal - The Mill, Stortford Road - refused
Appletrees Friars Lane – conditional approval
they range from £45-£100, We know how to spoil
Cllr O’Sullivan reports that very high gates have been
you, feel truly relaxed, have lunch around the pool. erected at a site in Matching Road, perhaps St Cloud, with
a huge builders sign. does this need planning permission,
Use the Solarium Feel good about and has it been granted. clerk to check with UDC.
Other Reports From Councillors
Gift Vouchers Available yourself make ARDLEY CRESCENT / MATCHING ROAD
the first step!!! Cllr Rust reports that the land bordering Ardley Crescent
and Matching Road has been cleared and workmen on site
have said it is being cleared for houses. clerk advised that
no planning application has been received for this land.


HELD AT 7.30 PM ON WED 13th FEB 2008


MHS Builders ECC Cllr S Barker, CPSO Emma Webb and 2 members
of Public present.

CPSO Emma Webb introduced herself to the council. She

Extensions is based in Dunmow and covers Hatfield Heath, HBO,
All types of carpentry The Hallingburys and Canfield. The Village Police Office
Roofing and tiling is going to be manned each Tuesday and Thursday
UPVC windows, doors and conservatories evenings from 5.30 pm to 8 pm. There were no major
Loft/Garage conversions issues affecting the area at present. Cllr Sullivan
Plastering requested that the Clerk be informed of future liaison
All other work undertaken meetings in order that a representative may attend. There
were no issues to report.

Tel: 01279 739409 David Parish, Housing Forum member reported that he

Mobile: 07718 539 969 had raised parking issues at the last Forum meeting and
that concerns were still being voiced regarding speeding

in the village. Cllr Sullivan will cover speed issues later

in the meeting.

Cllr Mel Sullivan (Chairman) Cllrs Bob Jones, Mark
Lemon, Paula O’Sullivan, Bart Sheekey and Gary Waller.

In attendance:

John Adamson Clerk to the Council Ernie Fenwick

Qualified and experienced OF MEMBERS INTERESTS:
for all domestic carpentry Apologies from Cllr Sandra Rust
Cllr Paul Simpson, is ill having suffered a heart attack

Free quotations Fully insured two weeks ago. The Parish Council were unaware of this

and send their best wishes for a speedy recovery.

07779 715888 01371 811 688 Cllrs Sullivan, Jones, O’Sullivan and Sheekey are

PRE-SCHOOL VACANCY members of SSE. Cllrs Sullivan, Jones, Sheekey and
Waller are members of National Trust and Cllr Sullivan is

Hatfield Heath Pre-School needs an NVQ 2-3 qualified (or in treasurer of the Village Magazine


for a minimum of 1 session a week COUNCILLORS ECC Cllr Barker reported that an
Hours: Friday 8.15-12.15. additional £2m has been allocated to the Community
Initiatives fund specifically for youth projects.
Apply Janice Prior, Supervisor, Hatfield Heath Pre-School, The County budget has been set at a 4.3% increase
The Village Hall, Hatfield Heath, CM22 7EA Bus congestion schemes are being implemented

throughout the county.


The Fire Authority are moving their headquarters from to write explaining that there is no responsibility from

Brentwood to Kelvedon and there is to be a review of the the Parish Council, but that the complaint would be

provision of Fire services in the Dunmow / Stansted area. forwarded to the Lord of the Manor and his agents,

The Vehicle Activated Sign for speed control is due to Bidwells.

come to HH later this month. DUNMOW ROAD – MEDEHAMSTEAD WILLOW

Cllr Barker and CPSO Webb left the meeting. TREE

UDC Cllr Lemon reported that the new regime at UDC Clerk has suggested a site meeting with Henry Turtill as

seems to be getting to grips with finances. Chief he seems to be unable to locate the source of the

Executive is leaving at the end of this month. Council tax problem.

increase will be around 4.7%. Council rents are rising at DUNMOW ROAD – HAYES COTTAGE

an average of 6.6% Response from Henry Turtill. Clerk to meet with Henry



Meeting to be held at Hatfield Heath Village Hall 7 pm Shabby Chic are displaying wares on gravel forecourt

28 February which is on village green. Clerk to advise Bidwells and


Strategy for Healthcare 2008-2012 circulated HIGHWAYS AND FOOTPATHS

DOG CONTROL ORDERS Tudor Lodge slip road

Dog Control Orders will come into effect on 1st April Clerk to request John Kenney to install 3 no posts at

and will include Ardley Crescent, Broomfields , Village junction with Sawbridgeworth Road.

Green and Open space. BROOMFIELDS

CONSULTATION DOCUMENT Kerbstones have been replaced at Broomfields and have

Orders and Regulations relating to conduct of Local been set back and set deeper.


HOUSING APPLICATIONS Vehicle Activated sign is due to be positioned at the end

Housing Applications received from RHT for 4a Ardley of the month. Agreed location is outside school, but we

Crescent. Whilst applicants are known, councillors are suggest for eastbound traffic rather than westbound.

unable to confirm local connections. CAR PARK SIGN

ELSENHAM STRATEGIC MASTER PLAN ECC Highways have ordered a new sign which will be

Master Plan document received for Elsenham proposal. cantilevered from the existing post and will be further

Passed to Cllr Sullivan away from the edge of the road.


Invitation for one member to attend meeting at Saffron ECC Highways are chasing up a new sign. ECC Cllr

Walden on 13th March at 8 pm. Cllr Sullivan to attend. Barker is also chasing up Public transport department.


Chelmsford Cathedral 17 April at 7.30 pm. Cllr Lemon Training will take place at 10 am on 13th March. Notice

will represent PC to be placed in Village Magazine. We are to initially

FINANCIAL MATTERS: share the speed gun with Takeley and Hatfield Broad

Clerk presented financial reports. Invoice received from Oak for 1 week per month.

Stanley Tee for works regarding Open Space since PARKING AND POLICING

February 2001. Clerk to request a detailed bill. Nothing to report

Audit Commission has appointed external auditor Alun PLAY AREA

Williams. OPEN SPACE

The following payments were approved: Clerk presented a draft letter by Michael Kirby of

E Fenwick Stanley Tee (previously circulated) for consideration.

Replacement cheque Expenses (Dec) 140.99 Cllr O’Sullivan proposed sending the letter as drafted.

E Fenwick Expenses (Feb) 175.30 Carried.

Stanley Tee Legal Fees – Open Space 2350.00 Clerk reported that the indices for the payment from the

UDC Civic Amenity scheme 102.23 Tayler Trustees was a base of 149 and a current index of

British Legion Poppy wreaths 06 & 07 35.00 211, This would raise the amount of £12000 to just

HH URC Churchyard Grant 250.00 under £17000. We have to offset the legal charges from

Holy Trinity Churchyard Grant 250.00 Stanley Tee against that increase.



Calor Village of the Year competition. Entrance forms to The Planning Workshops to be held on 20th March at

be submitted. 7.30 pm at Council Offices SW. Attendees are Cllrs

WILLOW TREE OUTSIDE ELMWOOD, DUNMOW Jones, O’Sullivan, Sheekey and Waller.

ROAD Clerk has not received a reply regarding the garage

Clerk has received a letter from Mr Martinelli being built at Hatfield Grange, Sparrow Lane. Clerk to

complaining about potential damage to drainage system check with UDC

outside his property by a tree on the Village Green. Clerk

9 minutes continued on next page.......

minutes continued from previous page............... visitors and would place more pressure on the
Cllr O’Sullivan asked if there was any information insufficient parking.
regarding works at St Cloud, Matching Road. Clerk to
verify with UDC Cllr Lemon left the meeting
Lilac Cottage, Stortford Road UTT/0176/08/FUL Peggerells Sheering Road UTT/0091/08/FUL
Replacement of existing dwelling. The Parish Council Two storey and single storey extensions. The Parish
has no objections Council has no objection
Hatfield Haven, Stortford Road UTT/0075/08/FUL VILLAGE HALL:FUTURE OPTIONS
Two storey and single storey extensions. The Parish The Village Hall has approximately 15 years left on its
objects to the application on the grounds of current lease, and many bodies providing grants for
overdevelopment of the site, movement of the building maintenance and improvements are unwilling to provide
line and the appearance being detrimental to the village grants on buildings with short leases. The Village Hall
scene. The increased capacity of the building would committee have requested that the Parish Council join in
generate more forming a working group to undertake a review of the
future of the village hall and to come forward with
We offer a proposals. Plan was approved with a suggestion that no
Complete Service more than six members of the working group, two from
the Parish Council, two from the Village Hall committee
DESIGN and two from other bodies within the village. Cllr
CERAMIC TILING Sullivan to reply
LIGHTING CHAIRMAN Clerk reminded meeting that Cllr Sullivan
WOODWORK ETC. has expressed his intention of standing down as chairman
at the Annual Meeting. Members are requested to
All carried out with the minimum consider candidates for the Annual Meeting in May.
of fuss and mess by experts!
Also all Plumbing & Next meetings 12TH MARCH & 9TH APRIL
Domestic Heating Installations

C.F OAKES There will be a retired policeman Rick Jones at the
police station who you can talk to on

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm - 6.30pm

There will be a a policeman (Bradley) in the station
on March 17th at 6pm to 7pm.

Established in Harlow for over 45 years Bradley and a senior officer will have a public

URC Wednesday March 26th 7.30pm

March Issue

15 YEARS IN TRADE Happy in Hatfield Heath
Grass cutting, Hedge Trimming, Planting,
Weed Treatment, One off Tidy Ups and The top 13 Editors in the Essex Village Magazine Competition

maintenance were asked to submit an article on our own village. You could
Call for a friendly chat on
Mobile 07956 524 586 pick your own theme but it also had to answer the question
Home Tel 01279 830 960
"what is happening in the village?" Bruno


It was pitch black, unusually dark and only early May I invite you to join us in either of the churches on
afternoon. On the hill outside the city wall three men Easter Day and discover for yourself the truth of what
writhed on the wooden crosses as, in agony, they died. I have just written.
The middle one was unusual in that it had a sign above,
“The King of the Jews”. A few relatives and friends Yours sincerely
watched grievingly. Just after 3pm it was all over for
this one. In the gloom of the late afternoon the body Tim Potter
was taken down and sealed in a rock tomb.
It seemed like the end of the Jesus experience.
We cater for:
On the third day after the tomb was found empty and Scratches, Chips, Dents
Jesus was seen again! There was no doubt he had
really been resurrected. His friends could touch him, Panel replacement
talk with him and eat with him. Amazingly what had Motorbike paintwork
seemed like the end was really just the beginning! Insurance approved
Alloy wheel refurbishment
Towards the end of March Christians will be You name it and we can do it
remembering these events from history and
celebrating the truth that this Jesus is the living saviour No job too small!
who makes all the difference to our lives. For a friendly and reliable service call:

01279 731 693
Unit 2, High Pastures, Stortford Road, Hatfield Heath


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Hobbs Cross Road
Old Harlow

CM17 0NJ

Tel. 01279 429 910

A small independent school,
located in Dispensary – From the 1st March we will require 72
Churchgate Street, Old Harlow hours Notice - 3 working days - to manage repeat
prescription requests. Patients wanting an FP10 only
We take pupils from Reception (e.g. a prescription to take to the chemist) will only need
through to Year 11 to give the Practice 48 hours – 2 working days; but those
patients requiring repeat medication will need to give the
• Small class Practice the extra day’s notice. This meets with the PCT’s
sizes criteria and required standard of service. With our
increasing list size it has become difficult to manage the
• Wide range of number of requests we receive and to maintain our
curricular and standards of safety. Thank you for your co-operation.
activities Lt. Hallingbury and Hatfield Heath Walks - continue to
be well supported. If you have not yet joined the walkers,
• Extensive but are keen to do so and would like more information
grounds please contact either
Mary on 01279 730512 or Ingrid on 01279 722156.
• Heated pool
Staff Changes - Dr. Claire Bissett will be going on
Maternity leave from the 18th February until March 2009
and Nurse Lisa Dyer will be starting her Maternity leave
in April. We will keep you posted as to Baby News!

Swimming Lessons Although we are losing two staff for a long period we are
pleased to announce that Dr. Lisa Harrod-Rothwell will be
returning to her post on Monday 3rd March.

For All Ages and Abilities Choose & Book - should you need to be referred to a
hospital for specialist treatment our doctors are now able
Our Mission Is To Provide to offer a Choose & Book appointment. This will be fully
The Highest Standards Of explained to you at the time of your consultation.
Swimming Tuition In The Area
Pilot GP Triage system – from 1st March the partners will
Immediate Start in the be offering a new system during their Acute Surgeries.
Bishops Stortford Area From 8.30 to 9.30 should you telephone for an on-the-day
appointment, the receptionist will take your telephone
Contact us by number and ask the Acute doctor to return your call.
He/she will then either carry out a consultation over the
telephone, book you an appointment with a GP, or make
an appointment for you to see another member of the
clinical team. We must emphasise that this is going to be
for a trial period and will only be part of the Partners’
Acute Surgeries.

0845 094 0119 Baby Clinics – from the 1st April we are hoping to transfer
our baby clinic back to Hatfield Heath on 2nd and 4th
[email protected] Tuesday of each month. At the moment we are waiting for
permission from the PCT to make this change to the
Holiday Vaccinations - Please remember to consult with
our nurses, giving as much notice as possible, regarding
the required vaccinations for your holidays.


24 Hour BP Monitor – We have now purchased a new WANT TO GET IN SHAPE?
monitor so those patients who have been on the waiting
list for some time should soon receive an appointment. Don’t go any further than
Please accept our apologies for the delay. THE INSTITUTE, HATFIELD HEATH
Circuits (Pushchairs welcome!) – Mondays 9.15 – 10.15 a.m
Patient Group – should anyone be interested in joining Aerobics/Step (bring your own step if you have one) - Thursdays 8 – 9 p.m.
the Patient Group please contact Lesley on 732356
£4 per class (payable 1/2 Termly) Personal Training also available
Magazines – patients very kindly share with us their old
magazines, but at times this generosity becomes Ring: Rachel (01279) 731 076 or Mobile 07748 521 884
problematical in terms of disposal and so we would ask
that you bring only in-date or recent editions in order to BA(Hons) Sports Studies; Register of Fitness Professionals;
keep the numbers down. Fully Qualified Fitness Instructor; Personal Trainer


Training Shutdown - scheduled for Wednesday 12th Turn Your Trash
March. Hatfield Heath will be closed between 1pm and into Cash!!!!!
4.30pm. We will re-open at 5pm until 6pm for an
emergency surgery. Dean “The Mad Scientist”

HOLIDAYS eBay Trading Assistant

Easter: Personalized service Phone/text:
Closed for 4 days from: Home or business 07726 851 222
Good Friday 21st March to Bank Holiday Monday 24th Single item or large lots
Proven results!
March inclusive.
The Manuden Singers
May Bank Holiday Weekend
Closed for 3 days from: Directed by Ian Priest
Christopher Bayston ~ Organ
Saturday 3rd May to Monday 5th May inclusive.
Easter Concert
May Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
Closed for 3 days from: Faure Requiem
Chopin's Grande Polonaise Brilliante
Saturday 24th May to Monday 26th May inclusive.
From the film 'The Pianist.'
Summer Bank Holiday Soloist James Priest
Closed for 3 days from:
Saturday 23rd August to Monday 25th August inclusive. Seasonal music by Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn,
St Mary's Church, Manuden
Sunday 30th March 2008 at 7.30pm
Each walk lasts approx. 45 minutes at your own pace. Concert in association with & for the benefit of

All ages and abilities welcome. We meet at The Lewy Body Society
10am EVERY FRIDAY Registered charity No. 1114579 ___-.......
tickets £8/5 from Fiona Bengtsen Tel. 01279 812 157
Join our friendly group you will be very welcome. or from choir members or at the door.



The six Churches Joint Course Starting at 8.0pm
• Repairs & troubleshooting
The Christ Event (Incarnation):-
• Wireless networks (WIFI) Programme:-
Ash Wednesday 6th February - In own Church
• Viruses and Spyware Wednesday 13th February - Holy Trinity – The Bible
Thursday -21st February-St. Mary’s Lt Hallingbury-
• Internet and e-mail set up
• Upgrades No fix - no fee! Thursday 28th February –St. Mary’s H B O- Music
Thursday 6th March – St. Mary’s Lt Hallingbury - Art
FOR A FRIENDLY PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Thursday 13th March – St. Mary’s Sheering - For us
ASCOT CLOSE, BISHOPS STORTFORD, HERTS. CM23 5BP Maundy Thursday 20th March -

A Service at U R C Hatfield Heath with communion

Family Service every Sunday at 10.30am

Everyone welcome

Wednesday 5th March 8.00pm -
Appleton Ropes - Mr Wickens

Website: Friday 7th March
St Mary’s Hatfield Broad Oak 1.30pm
MON - THURS EVENINGS Women’s World Day of Prayer – Speaker Tracy Morton
Relax in the calming atmosphere Wednesday 19th March 8.00pm
mid-week in Hunters Meet Restaurant ‘Witches’ - Ann Brooks

Enjoy four course meal 7pm -9pm U R C Hall Chelmsford Road
Everyone welcome
Details Jean 01279 730 465
Enjoy fab four course lunch Tues-Fri 12noon - 2pm

for £16.95 Main Course £6.95

2 Crse £9.95 - 3 Crse £12.95


Every Fri & Sat night enjoy all era band/Dancing /Comedy

Plus four course menu Fri approx.£34.95-Sat approx £36.95

BOOK NOW 01279 730 549

Made to measure by Tuesday 18th March 8pm URC Hall
All types of Curtains & Matching Accessories
Liz Wright will be sharing her research on these and
Made to measure related farms.

Telephone:01279 730 608 Tuesday 13th March 8pm URC Hall
32 Broomfields, Hatfield Heath, Herts. CM22 7EH
COUNSELLOR John Sly (one time editor if the family history magazine
Ancestors) will talk about his research on the names of
Caroline Powell-Allen M.A., the Hatfield Heath fallen and show his collection of
UKRC (Reg. Ind.), MBACP (Accred.), CPC (Reg.)
Sunday 18th April 8pm HBO Church
Offering brief & longer-term counselling ARTHUR WILLETT
Twelve years experience working with children, young people, adults
& couples at Bell St. Surgery, Sawbridgeworth & for Uttlesford Mind PHOTOGRAPHER OF GREAT DUNMOW
Steve Schorah talking about an early photographer of
NOW PRACTISING IN HATFIELD HEATH Dunmow and showing some if his photographs.
Also offering counselling supervision for individuals & groups. We are hoping to combine with the Leisure Hour again for
some outings during the Summer months.
Please telephone for an appointment
Details from Liz Wright 01279 730 530
01371 873 270 or Ivan Wybrew 01279 730 465


abushel of wheat = 63lbs a bushel of beans = 70lbs

1cwt = 112lbs Therefore sack of oats = 1 1/2 cwts

In 1378 a long standing disagreement between the sack of barley = 2cwts sack of wheat = 21/4 cwts

villagers and the Priory came to head. A Commission of sack of beans = 2 1/2 cwts These are the weights the

Oyer & Terminer was filed by the prior of HR co Essex. old farm hands and others carried on their shoulders

He complained that John Cok, vicar of HR, John Angre, A quarter therefore varies oats 336 lbs - 3cwts

JohnThurghgood, John Shrubbe, Robert Shrubbe, Barley 448lbs - 4cwts Wheat 504 lbs - 41/2 cwts

William Ford, William Shrubbe, Henry Dounesheved Beans 560 lbs - 5cwts 20 cwts = 1 ton

the elder, Ralph Maskhall, John Speller, and John son of Ivan went wrong with 4 quarters = 1 cwt Ian Lidell

John Angre of Hallingbury, with others, came to the

priory, broke its close and houses,threw down a great SEND A FARM PROJECT

part of its cloister and walls, assaulted him, the prior, At the end of December Holy Trinity church sent a
donation of £2000 raised during the year to the “Send
and his fellow monks and servants, carried away their a Cow” charity.
The money raised was enough to pay for the animals
goods, and so threatened them that they did not dare to and training equivalent to a whole farmyard to help
provide for many extended families throughout the
remain in the priory. ten countries in which the charity works.
We have received a letter of thanks from the charity.
Some among these can be identified as Heath They also sent us a photograph of one or the
recipients with some information about the family.
inhabitants: The Shrubbes were from Shrubs Farm, These are on display in the church.
We would like to thank all those who supported this
Henry Dounesheyed probably from Gibsons, while cause in 2007.

Ongars farm probably owes its name to One of John Liz Wright

Angres family. Thurgoods and Spellers lived in the area

for centuries. Liz Wright

19th Century Broomshawbury (Hatfield
Broad Oak)Farmer and Local Magistrate

5th March 1860
Began to pull the Bury Old House down after
Mrs Green had removed to Brick’s House H B O.

BUSHELS & PECKS Beautiful Holidays in Cornwall

HUGH SCANTLEBURY For more details please visit
With reference to Stephen Green potato purchase in the
February magazine, Hugh Scantlebury points out that I
confused Bushels, which are a measurement of volume, or
as one of weight ! i.e.
A Bushel of Wheat weighs 63lbs Phone Wayne on 07958 482 889
of Barley weighs 56lbs
of Oats weighs 42lbs - 3 Bedroom holiday home,
and of Potatoes weighs 50lbs sleeps up to 8 people
Therefore Farmer Green’s potatoes cost him 25p for
50lb, a bargain on today’s prices. - Situated on a holiday park
The complete table then is :- with full use of the park facilities
4 Pecks = 1 Bushel
4 Bushels = 1 old type sack (ie. 2cwt. of Barley) - Weekly lets and short breaks
2 Sacks = 1 quarter - Near St Ives, Penzance and Truro
5 Bushels = 1 Man load (They were tough in those
40 Bushels = 1 Market load.

I trust this will help the next time you

shop at Tescos!

Ivan Wybrew

IAN LIDDELL OF SHRUBBS FARM - 5 minutes from 3 miles of
I vans note is not quite correct:- 4 pecks to a bushel, golden sandy beach
4 bushels to a sack, 2 sacks = 1 quarter
You must not mix volume and weight - Non Smoking
a bushel of Oats = 42lbs a bushel of Barley = 56lbs

continued in next column...........


FLYING HIRE Sunday15th June


To and from Stansted, Luton, Heathrow,
Gatwick and City airports

Corporate & A complete Two 3 X 8 metres Party Tents
Sporting events London Service

National meetings Shopping trips

Theatre/dinner Hospital visits 1600 watt
trips P.A.
Urgent courier
Guided tours services System


Our fleet of air conditioned vehicles with radio mikes 2800 watt Generator (Electrical)
ranges from executive cars to luxury
We have been awarded grant from "Awards for All"
people carriers and coaches Lottery fund.
With the grant we have acquired the above two Party
NEW - GROUP TRAVEL Tents, PA system and Generator.

8 passenger vehicles now available for all events We need a team of able bodies to have a trial run of
putting up one off the tents in the not to distant future to
For professionalism with the personal touch check we have all the bits necessary and to be sure we
contact Chris New at know how, before the actual day.
We owe a lot of the success of last year’s Festival to the
Tel: 01279 721 427 Fax: 01279 723 947 efforts and enthusiasm of sideshow/stall holders of the
Mobile: 07968 026 032 various groups in the village.
It is hoped you will all again take part in this year’s
or visit our informative website: Festival and would like you to confirm same by e- mailing Bruno or Barbara at
[email protected] or phoning
We have been collecting used postage stamps for 01279 730 498 to reserve your preference
some years for the Children’s Society but they of game, stall/sideshow or with any new
don’t accept them any longer. However we have idea for your group.
recently made contact with someone who collects
them for a mission station in Brazil, so if you General DIY, Curtain Rails and Shelves Erected, Flat Packs
would like to pass on any used stamps to us, there assembled. Patio, Drive and Brickwork Pressure Washed, Fencing
is a box, near the font, in the Holy Trinity Church.
Postcards may also be placed in the boxes, if you so and Sheds Preserved and Repaired, Hedge Cutting, including
wish. Shrubs and Tree Pruning,
If you have so many stamps or postcards that they
will not go into the box, then give them to myself or House Painting, Exterior & Interior, Windows Pipe Work and
Richard, or bring them to 2 Cox Ley. Weather Boards Stained and Painted. Fencing Erected, Gardens

Diane & Richard Barnett and Driveways Shingled and Pebbled. Guttering Unblocked,
Roofs Moss and Mildew Power-washed Off.

Please do not hesitate to ask. Contact lan and Jan at
San Michelle, Jacks Lane, Takeley

01279 870 946




Sport in Hatfield Heath


All-conquering Hatfield Heath School’s football team got
back to winning ways after the Christmas break with three
straight wins to put them further ahead at the top of the
West Essex League.

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Thursday 7th February then saw the team secure another (Answer phone)
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opposite fixture before Christmas, when the Heath were
resounding 13-0 winners.

After latching onto a good through pass from Samuel
Marrow, Joe Scanlon tucked away the only goal of the
game in the first half as Hatfield Heath ran out 1-0 winners.

The squad for the Little Hallingbury match was as Ebay drop-off Shop

Hatfield Heath: Josh Parker, Harry Bovington, Ewan YOU DROP, WE SELL, YOU EARN!
Rockell, Freddy Mussard, Samuel Marrow, Joe
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FORTHCOMING FIXTURES As an Ebay Trading Assistant we offer 3 options:-

Hatfield Heath CPS Football Club have the following 1. You can drop the items into the shop
West Essex League fixtures lined up…. 2. We will collect your items
3. We can photograph the items at your home or
Thursday 28th February 2008
(a) Bentfield premises.

Tuesday 4th March 2008 ….. and then we do the rest!
(h) Rodings
We take a small % commission and send you a cheque
Tuesday 11th March for the balance once the item is sold!
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We also sell New and original artwork, cards,
By Billy Shaw. jewellery and gifts in the shop.
If you are a local artist, craft-maker and would
like to sell your items in the shop, please call
or pop in and see us!

Initial opening hours: Saturday & Sunday
10am – 4pm.

Enquiries at any other time Tel: 01279 433834 or
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Hallingbury just before

Little Heath Farm that and Dick then
attended The National

A personal caring service School opposite the Church on the Heath. Some of his
from family business day or night.
Our trained staff will be pleased to give free fellow pupils of the lime recall this well dressed, red
confidential advice on any matter
headed boy sitting next to "Bun" (Bernard) Saville and

just over from Mary Day.

GOLDEN 3 BULLFIELDS He was a bright boy, 'though there are no records of him
going outside the village to further his education in later
CHARTER SAWBRIDGEWORTH years. He did go to Dunmow for carpentry lessons from
Mr Fretwell, while the girls attended cookery classes in
FUNERAL PLANS 01279 722 476 the Village Hall where they were joined by pupils from
Takeley and Broad Oak schools. He got into the same
79/81 SOUTH STREET WYCH ELM sorts of mischief that boys have always done, and on one
BISHOP’S STORTFORD HARLOW occasion was caught with Bill Matheson sitting in a
barrel in a pond behind the house. splashing and paddling
01279 655 477 01279 426 990 about and getting nowhere.

HASLERS LANE 146 HIGH STREET He attended the local Church where he sang in the choir.
GREAT DUNMOW EPPING In the late 40!s he was posted to the far east in the Air
Force, working on Dakota aircraft as a maintenance man
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he was colour blind. The picture at the top of the page do you want a
was taken when he was in the forces.
beautiful garden to
On the death of Mr Staines in 1946. Dick continued with relax & entertain in ?
the farming at the property, and was never happier than
behind the wheel of one of the tractors and other farm ‘Let me help you to create a
implements that were housed in the now tumbledown beautiful innovative
wooden sheds that sat alongside the lane Dick bought garden…we offer a full garden
old machinery to do up and sell on. Local Boys helped design & build service…we
him out on the farm . manage the whole process so
it’s 100% stress free …we
Dick and his mother had a variety of vehicles between work to your agreed budgets
them. Dick drove anything from a three-wheeler to a with no hidden extras…we can
Morgan and a Riley and Mother drove a pony and trap. even provide you with an
Agnes Denes again always well turned out, was a keen almost no maintenance garden
whist player and went to Stortford every Thursday to should you wish…’
play in the black wooden hall that was perched upon the
bank opposite the Easter National Bus Station. She also Patricia Fox
was a regular at the Annexe, next to the Village hall,
where a Whist Drive was held every Saturday night, dnoremaomre
after the end of the war. Regulars included Nellie &
"Blossom" Searle, The Gurnett family, Harry Mathews, tel.01279 730 040
Daisy Coe and “Mum” Saville. always about 20 people
there with 4 to a table. At One time Dick had aspirations ARALIA
to be a photographer, and couple of examples of his
work still remain! 12 years old Pauline Knight posed in G A RD E N D E S I G N
the orchard opposite the farm house; artistically holding
an apple, ‘tho Dick had to run indoors to get one as the has opened in Sawbridgeworth,
trees were bare of fruit at the time.! offering a range of Studio and
mat classes to suit all ages and
He was fond of female company and had a long standing level of fitness.
girl friend June Walker and Terry Jameson were among Pilates will help to:-
several people who kept in touch with him on a regular Improve Strength & Flexibility
basis, doing shopping and attending to business Improve Posture
requirements, etc. Unfortunately Dick was distrustful of
authority and therefore important forms etc, were
inclined to be left unattended. In later years he lived in
one room, the only one with electricity, there was no
heating and just a Primus stove to cook on. Other long
standing friends called for a chat or discussion on all
manner of subjects and with his wry sense of humour,
one was never sure what he would bring up. Even as
recent as last December he was concerned about the
melting ice shelf, and how low lying cities would be
affected by Global Warming. All this belied the manner
in which he dressed, with his long shaggy hair, and the
various, quaint wooden platforms added to his trusty old
bike. An odd character perhaps, but this did not represent
Dick's true character. Sadly there were always those who
never attempted to understand this interesting and
complex man and his house and property were regularly
targeted by vandals. A serious fire was started in the
1990's .

Many thanks to all the old friends and acquaintances Improve Balance
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* Call Michelle on 0800 298 5280 * At the time of writing, in late January, the
Independent Herbalife Distributor shows of snowdrops, aconites and daffodils
are already being joined by crocuses
Independent co-educational heralding yet another early spring. Whilst
day school and nursery one can have crocuses flowering in the
for 2 - 11 year olds garden from September through to the
following June we usually think of them as the
Call us today on 01279 657 706 blue, white or yellow tubular flowers which
brighten the late February days. The plants with the long narrow deep green leaves can be naturalised around trees
or in lawns. The yellow flowers in particular act as a
HOWE GREEN HOUSE SCHOOL, GREAT HALLINGBURY, magnet to small birds which seem to delight in removing
BISHOP’S STORTFORD, HERTS CM22 7UF the heads for reasons unknown.

Hailing originally from the Mediterranean rim they are still
best seen in their natural state in southern Greece and
Turkey where the land turns blue under the olive trees.
According to legend the Greek gods Zeus and Hera loved
each other so passionately that the land where they lived
burst open with crocuses.

Since arriving in England from France they have been
cultivated until today there are over eighty species, some
expensive collectors items needing special growing
conditions. The plants are valued by gardeners as they will
grow in any moderately well drained soil in a sunny
position and they are not prone to disease. Their main
enemies are squirrels and rabbits who are happy to dig
them up. It is said that quickly dipping the bulbs in paraffin
before planting will deter squirrels and give them a chance
to establish. Planting should be from late September to

Autumn flowering species, notable for their flowers which
appear before the leaves in September are also easy to grow
and their colour, from white to deep blue, can help to
extend the period of interest of the flower border into
winter. The saffron crocus is also an autumn flowering
species but can be tricky to grow. It is this plant from which
the long red stigmas are harvested to be dried and
processed into saffron, the essential ingredient of much
north African cooking and also of Spanish paella.

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Saffron Walden is said to have gained its name from the

saffron crocuses once grown in the locality but, despite

global warming,

don’t be tempted to

try this yourself as

even in Spain and

Italy yields are only

10 to 30 kilos of

saffron per

hectare!In the

ancient world the Back Breaking Harvesting

crocus was also

used as a medicine for the treatment for asthma

and dyspepsia It was also used as a dye and it

still is today to colour the saffron robes of SAFFRON
Buddhist monks.

Crocuses were a lifelong interest of the late E. A. Bowles DIXON & CO
who created the gardens of Myddelton House in Enfield.
The present chairman of the E. A. Bowles Society, Roger CHARTERED CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANTS
Holland, holds one of the national collections of crocuses
at his home in Swavesey in Cambridgeshire (half way For local, friendly advice contact Paul Dixon
between Cambridge and Huntingdon) and this is open for
public viewing occasionally. Wallburys, Stortford Road, Hatfield Heath, CM22 7DL

Brian Prosser (Chairman of the Gardening Club)

Meetings are every 4th Wednesday Tel: 01279 739 076
At the Hatfield Heath Village Hall at 7.45pm
Email: [email protected]

Feb. 27th Wisley through the eyes of
Derek & Heather Porter

Mar. 26th The Good Life Peter Webb

Single £6 per annum

Family Membership: £10 per annum

visitors: £1 per meeting

Just come along, everyone is welcome,
or if you would like to know more about the

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

07715 566 246
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surgeon, Ashraf Patel and Staff in Epping. Also another
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Non Smoking : All Inclusive Weekly lets died last year. Myeloma is an incurable and common form
of bone marrow cancer. Myeloma UK is a small charity
and Short Breaks in peaceful area. which informs and supports people affected by Myeloma.
Within easy reach of All funds go towards the research, education,
campaigning and awareness of this disease.
Coast, Norwich, Sandringham & If you would like to sponsor us please telephone:
Many Bird and Nature Reserves.
01279 730 101
Small Dogs welcome
or you could catch us walking our dog or on our training
Further Details: 01279 654 939 runs! Your
Mobile: 07761 681 230 support will be
very much
appreciated. Will
let you know how
we got on, so for
now better get
those trainers on
and out there!!
Wish us luck!
Janice & Dave Page


THE BLENHEIM PALACE TRIATHLON or your business doesn't have a credit card then you
can send a cheque direct to myself at Down Hall,
7TH JUNE 2008 made payable to Essex Wildlife Trust.

SEAN QUINNEY So please sponsor me now!
Manager at Down Hall Thank you very much for your support, I will keep
you updated on how my training is going and of
Dear Friends and Colleagues, course how I do in June.
As part of a major project to make Down Hall and the Regards
company Carbon Neutral and to become more Sean Quinney (General Manager )
environmentally friendly, I have decided to compete Tel: 01279 732124
in The Blenheim Palace Triathlon on 7th June 2008.
I will complete a course of a 400m open lake swim, a ESSEX WILDLIFE TRUST
10k bike ride and finish with a 2.5k run.
I believe very strongly in protecting and improving Essex Wildlife Trust is the leading
our environment and am delighted to be a corporate conservation body in Essex, with over
member of Essex Wildlife Trust, and am hoping you 35,000 members and 485 corporate
will all support me in trying to raise a minimum of members. Essex Wildlife Trust have
£5000 to support their work. 7 visitor centres, 87 nature reserves, 1
Please visit my fundraising page, and pledge as nature park and manage 7,200 acres
much or as little as you like to help me achieve my of land. Over 25,000 adults and
target. children are educated every year.
Essex Wildlife Trust is committed to Protecting Wildlife for the Future.
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally Charity Registration No 210065
secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor
me: Essex Wildlife Trust will receive your money • Interior & Exterior decoration
faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in • carried out to a high specification.
tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you. If you • Full public liability.
• 30 yrs Experience

• Ceilings papered.

• Wall coverings and wall paper hung

No job too large or too small

Contact Steve.

Phone : 01279 724 805 Mobile : 07836 588 886

E-mail :[email protected]

Address: Field View, Sheering, Herts.

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Enjoy fantastic meat and
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All in a stylish, contemporary

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For Reservations call

01279 731 441

Down Hall,
Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, near

Bishop’s Stortford,
Hertfordshire CM22 7AS



Anniversary on the 29th March 2008


Love from the girls at the Tea Rooms

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Hatfield Heath will be celebrating 50 years of For all your IT needs
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Local family has an Acorn
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You can buy units to enable it to go
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