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Hatfield Heath Village Magazine June 2009

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Village Magazine


HATFIELD HEATH FESTIVAL As well as winning the Mercury Challenge Cup for
overall winner as well as the “Roy Seammen Hart” for
Sunday 21st June 2009 best Stage Presentation, we were delighted to receive the
“Freston Salver” in recognition of being the audience’s
History Exhibition favourite production of the week.
The high overall marks given by the adjudicator for all
areas of the production reflect the hard work that the cast,
crew and the director, Steve Foster, have put in.
We are now eligible to enter the National “All-Winners
Festival” and if selected may be performing the play one
more time in Woking this July.
This is a wonderful achievement for a small group like
ours and reflects the quality of drama we are currently
Mark Ratcliff 01279 503 174

[email protected]

Clare is going to leap from
a plane see inside for full

Janice has run the
London Marathon
and now is going to

Hertford Theatre Week These girls ran the Race
Everything came lovely... For Life, then went to
The final words of the play appear The White Horse
somewhat prophetic as our production of and ended up with
“Over the River and Through the Woods” Hangovers - now that's
swept the board at the recent Hertford real suffering for a good
Theatre Week. cause.
See inside for all the above
stories in full

Village Website : Email: [email protected]


You may recall the article in
On a Monday evening to help pick up the May edition about the
special need adults. If you live in Housing Needs Survey being
the village you will be picked up carried out by the Rural
at 5.30 pm and be home by 7 to Housing Enabler from the
7.17 pm Rural Community Council of
Essex. You will find the
Also Volunteer Drivers needed questionnaire in this magazine
along with a Freepost envelope
Please ring Derek Millen on 01279 730 539 for completed forms to be returned.

Daniel Robinson Throughout rural Essex, more and more young people
& Sons and those on moderate incomes are being forced to leave
their villages because they cannot afford to buy or rent a
Independent Family home of their own locally. A recent report published in
Funeral Directors & Monumental Masons May this year by the National Housing Federation which
represents England’s housing associations estimates that
A personal caring service 103,000 people aged between 24 and 35 will migrate
from family business day or night. from villages and market towns to urban areas by 2012.
Our trained staff will be pleased to give free This impacts on village schools, pubs, shops and local
confidential advice on any matter businesses, and threatens the social and economic well-
being of rural communities. The survey will find out if
GOLDEN 3 BULLFIELDS this is the case in Hatfield Heath and find out how many
CHARTER SAWBRIDGEWORTH people may need affordable housing.

FUNERAL PLANS (01279) 722476 To accommodate a small number of homes to help meet
that need a site would be looked for that is adjacent to
79/81 SOUTH STREET WYCH ELM the village development boundary with good access to
BISHOP'S STORTFORD HARLOW village services. This type of site, known as an exception
site, would only gain planning permission for affordable
(01279) 655477 (01279) 426990 housing and no other purpose and then be subject to a
Section 106 agreement. (This is a legally binding
HASLERS LANE 146 HIGH STREET document that would stipulate, in perpetuity, that the
GREAT DUNMOW EPPING priority for allocation of these houses be given to people
with a connection to the village)
(01371) 874518 (01992) 560890
If the building of the houses does go ahead it would be a small development with a mix of tenure and size homes.
Some could be for rent with others for shared ownership
24 hour Family Careline where people can buy part and rent the rest of the
Golden Charter Pre-Payments Plans property. A housing association (an independent, not-


for-profit organisation committed to meeting specific NIKKI ROBINSON MCSP MIFPA
housing need) with experience of working in rural areas
will be nominated to develop and manage the homes. PHYSIOTHERAPY

Should you have any questions about affordable housing Do you feel you’re falling apart?
or are a landowner with a potential site please contact I can help put you back together!
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HOLY TRINITY CHURCH To make an appointment
SONGS OF PRAISE or for more information, please contact me:

17TH JUNE 6.30PM Tel: 01279 718 331
[email protected]
To celebrate the 150yr Anniversary
The Bishop will be with us on the 7th June at Cannons Lane, Hatfield Broad Oak
6.30pm .
It’s optional but we are looking for people Hallingbury Hall Equestrian Centre
to join us in the Congregation dressed in
1850’s Style Dress. British Horse Society Approved
After The songs of praise there will food Riding lessons for children and adults
and drink in The Village Hall.
beginners to advanced riders
Do join us at Holy Trinity and make it
an evening to remember FACILITIES
Super indoor school, three outdoor arena's,
show jumping arena, and cross-country course

We have super ponies from quiet schoolmasters to

ones trained to do jumping and dressage
Children's own a pony day courses are held every
Wednesday and Thursday during the holidays, Great Fun!


I am organising an outing on Thursday 25th June to Maximum four riders on a 45 minute lesson gain
Goodnestone Park House and Gardens in Kent, calling in confidence and enjoy on one of our lovely sensible cobs


The gardens cover approx. 14 acres, with a variety of Improve your dressage, learn about tests

features from woodland area and a 1920’s rockery, walled lateral work, engagement and collection

garden and modern planting. There are guided group visits Or join a jumping lesson and

to the house – frequently visited by Jane Austin, practise courses, grids and related distances


We shall be leaving Hatfield Heath – opposite the Co-op Please ring or pop in for a chat

at 8.45 a.m., with other pick ups at Thorley, 01279 730 348
Sawbridgeworth and Old Harlow.
Cost will be £21.00 per person.

Please contact me on 01279 730 425 if you wish for Little Hallingbury, Bishops
further details. Stortford, Herts CM227RP
Diane Barnett


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7.15 PM ON WEDNESDAY 13th MAY 2009
for furniture assembly
picture hanging No members of the public present. There being no questions,
the Chairman closed meeting
putting up shelving, decorating MINUTES OF ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
building cupboards & much more

• Affordable hourly & daily rates PRESENT:
• Fast & efficient service Cllr Bob Jones (Chairman) Cllrs, Janet Briscoe, Paula
O'Sullivan, Sandra Saban, Bart Sheekey, Mel Sullivan and Gary
Call Chris Waller
Free quotation 07931 566 372 In attendance Ernie Fenwick, Clerk to the Council and ?
members of the public.
CONSERVATORY Cllr Mark Lemon as he is attending a funeral
PLEATED YEAR 2009/2010:
PINOLEUM POS proposed Cllr Sheekey. Carried unanimously.
ROMAN The appointment of Ernie Fenwick as Clerk to the Council and
COMMERCIAL Responsible Financial Officer was confirmed at salary point
Phone now for a friendly chat SP21 on the national scale.
with Sue to get more information 4 CHAIRMANS REPORT FOR YEAR 2008/09
Cllr Jones gave his report for the year (attached). Cllr Parish
Tel : 07885 510 400 joined the meting
We offer a COUNCIL YEAR 2009/2010:
Complete Service Cllr Sheekey proposed Cllr O'Sullivan. Seconded MS. Carried
The following list of representatives was agreed:
LIGHTING ESALC:........................ Bart Sheekey
WOODWORK ETC. UALC: .......................... Mel Sullivan
Building Plans:.................. The Clerk
All carried out with the minimum Village Hall Committee: .. Mel Sullivan
of fuss and mess by experts! Tree Warden: ................... Bill McCarthy
Also all Plumbing & Footpaths: ......................... Theresa Maskell
Domestic Heating Installations Emergency Planning:........ The Clerk
Police Liaison: ................. Paula O'Sullivan
SO LOOK NO FURTHER THAN Bus Transport: .................. David Parish
Stansted Airport: ............ Bob Jones
C.F OAKES West Essex Area Foru: .....Mel Sullivan
Village Hall Future: ........ Mel Sullivan / Mark Lemon
YEAR 2008/2009
The audited accounts for 2008/2009 were accepted and
approved. The Annual governance statement was approved and

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Thank You So Much
To all my family, friends and neighbours in
the village for supporting me running the
London Marathon.

Call us today on 01279 657 706 I did it! I finished after 4 hours 15 minutes
29 secs. four seconds faster than Ronan Keating!!
It was tough but It was a great day! The sun shone and
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The supporters were amazing, they made me feel like a
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but I will definitely do it again!!

Former Deputy Headteacher Thank you for all your well wishes and donations to
very effective at raising standards Epping Breast Unit they are greatly appreciated.
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Denise Loomes I feel sure that Residents will agree with me when I say ‘Thank
You’ to Bruno & Barbara of course for our monthly magazine -
King’s Thursday, 2 Rowney Gardens, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0AT not only is it free but also distributed to every residence in the
village every month.
[email protected]

It is also quite superb and probably the best in the District -
Informative, interesting - publishing forthcoming events and of
past, Job opportunities Clubs,Organisations - important dates

successes, school events and individual honours as well as C.C.
Planning applications and PC meetings and decisions. In fact
anything and everything appertaining to Hatfield Heath.

Thank you very much Bruno & may you never tire - Do keep it
Irene Delderfield

P.S. I have asked for the above to be printed many times but no
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Lizzie Snell Hatfield Broad Oak Village Hall 9.30am to 10.30am
Hi Bruno, Little Hallingbury village Hall 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Just a quick note to let you know why some ladies/mums
of Hatfield Heath are feeling so pleased with themselves come along and join us !!!
after entering and completing Harlow’s, race for life
event, in aid of cancer research. Hobbs Cross Road
The 5km event took part in and around Harlow town Old Harlow
park on the very sunny Sunday, 10th may at 11am, god CM17 0NJ
the hangovers!!! We joined over 3000 women and girls
from around the area to raise the much needed funds for Tel. 01279 429 910
cancer research.
Between our little group we managed to raise over
£1300 and we rewarded ourselves afterwards with a
small beverage at the local white horse pub, with thanks Saint Nicholas
to the husbands and grandparents that were there to A small independent school,
support us. The ladies involved were, from left to right.. located in
Lizzie Snell, Emma Smith {from Stansted}, Becky Churchgate Street, Old Harlow
Down, Emma Davis, Amber Plowman and Tina Latham.
The rugrats below are Libby Down and Molly Mae We take pupils from Reception
Plowman. through to Year 11
Not seen in picture was also Ray Eastland, our local
keep fit queen who completed the course faster than us, • Small class
obviously!! sizes
Between us we ran, jogged and walked our way to
raising much needed funds and would urge all you ladies • Wide range of
of Hatfield Heath to take part next year like ourselves! curricular and
Tina Latham activities

A who entered the Doctor's Surgery
had a carrot up his nose, a sausage in • Heated pool
his right ear and a potato in his left ear.
“Oh Dear!” said the doctor “You're
just not eating properly are you?”


Special Event? On September 12th I am going to be fund raising for St.
Clare's Hospice. I have managed to nearly loose 2 stone
Want to give a personal message? in weight & now I am going to throw myself from a
A verse for any occasion. plane at 10,000ft!(Strapped to a man, I'm not totally
stupid!). I need to raise £400 to be able to achieve this &
Bev Rogers 07796 493 453 wondered if anybody would like to sponsor me? This is a
girl who hates flying & also is no good at heights!

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Hatfield Heath - Stortford Road


Friday 22nd May

Friday 19th Jun


OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY with the taxis
during my time
How did it all start? My father ran at Epping, and
a taxi/car hire business from 1946, of course
so I always had an interest in cars. I maintaining
went to Epping Secondary Modern them, I had
School in 1948; in those days it was started
a two year course and one day a servicing some
week you went out on work of our
experience. I chose to go to Epping customers own
Service Station. When I left school cars, so when I left Epping in 1959 to start JE White
I went to work for them as an apprentice, which meant I Motors I already had a customer base. It worked well in
would go to college one day and one evening a week to the early day’s taxi driving and working in the garage.
study for my City and Guilds in motor vehicle engineering What I really enjoyed was working on our Humber Snipes
at Chelmsford. After this three year course, I moved on to and Super Snipes. I got to know a local funeral director
study the motor vehicle technicians course at Colchester who ran Rolls Royce Limousines and this led to me
and then did another two years on a specialised technical looking after them for him. I remember rebuilding the
course, after which I felt that seven years was enough at engines on two of his Phantom 1s and a 20/25, they were
college! engineering at its best; the old saying, in those days, that
all you can hear is the clock ticking was right.
During this time I stayed at Epping Service Station up until
1959. The company was sold to FG Smith (Motors) of In 1960 I got married to Diana, who I’d met at college.
Seven Kings, Ilford during this period and for my last two She was studying a child care course and I believe the
years there, I was foreman/workshop manager. When the attraction was that I was the only student with a car! We
overall manager was on holiday, a customer came in with went to live in Coggeshall and I commuted to Hatfield
a Standard Vanguard with an engine problem. I instructed Heath every day to run the business. We moved back to
one of the mechanics to rebuild it. the Heath to live, with the family, in 1995.
The customer went away happy
with a car that was running well It was during the early sixties that I got involved with
and with a bill for less than half Witham and District Motor Club and started to compete
the price of a new engine. When in Rallies, Autocrosses etc which brought another side to
the manager returned from the business, preparing competition cars in one shape or
holiday, I was called into his form, which we still do to this day.
office and given a right roasting
and told that in future we must When Dad retired, I closed down the taxi side and put all
always fit new or reconditioned my efforts into the car repairs. Things were so different in
units and no more rebuilds. This those days; you could and did repair parts, rebuild
is an early example of big brother engines, gearboxes and back axles and you could get the
for you. parts to repair them. Nowadays, with labour charges so
high, you cannot afford to rebuild a lot of units, or get the
I had been trained as an engineer, not a parts fitter, and so parts for them, you have to fit new or reconditioned units.
a few weeks later I handed in my notice. A few days before Going back over the years I can remember building a
I left Mr Smith, who was the owner of the company, came 1600 Ford
to Epping. I was called into the office and asked if I would engine for a
reconsider leaving the company and was also offered the club member to
job of manager at the Goodmayes depot. I declined his do the Circuit
offer, stating that I was going to start my own business. He of Ireland Rally
wished me luck and said that he was sorry to lose me. I was and rebuilding
in a way sorry to go as most of the guys in the garage were the 1600 engine
there when I started and we worked well together. in Peter
Although it could be a bit embarrassing having to tell men Arundells Ford
twice my age what to do, especially as they had known me Anglia Estate;
since I was a lad at school! Peter drove in

Whilst I had been helping Dad evenings and weekends


F1 and F2 and was Jim Clarks team mate. Peter ran a The latest recruit to motorsport is my grand daughter
motor factors in Stansted. I built a works specification Melanie, making it three generations. Finally, I mustn’t
Dolomite Sprint rally car for a customer; that really was forget my youngest daughter Sarah who works in the
some car. Eventually I bought it back from the owner and office. She started working for me on Saturdays and
used it myself. We did a ‘nut and bolt’ restoration on an during school holidays from about the age of 11. After
Aston Martin DB4 which was a really interesting project studying a two year motor vehicle engineering course at
and more recently, we got a Rolls Royce Phantom 1 Colchester, a brief spell working at Mann Egertons and
Tourer back on the road after 40 years. having her daughter Melanie, Sarah came to work
permanently here in 1988.
All the cars I used for competition were sponsored by JE
White Motors. I started with various Triumphs, mainly Reading the above you would think that we only do
TRs, until 1965 when my association with Minis started competition cars, but in fact most of our business is the
and still carries on to this day. I still have the Cooper ‘S’ average road going car. We service and repair all makes of
that I rallied, autocrossed and sprinted from 1969 for cars, check them for MOT, and in many cases take them
some 18 years. We were known as the Mini Preparation for MOT. You could come in the workshop and there may
Specialists, anything from a total engine or gearbox be a 4 wheel alignment being set up, tyres being fitted and
rebuild to a normal service. We built one of the most balanced, an exhaust system being replaced, a cam belt kit
powerful true Mini engines ever, putting out 160BHP, being fitted or a car connected to the diagnostics having
fitted in a Mini and then in a Metro; it won many fault codes read to help diagnose problems.
championships in Rallycross. I then moved to a TR7 in
Rallycross with a 16V engine, eventually exchanging that We constantly have to upgrade tools and equipment to be
for a V8 I’d built. able to cope with modern cars. We have service routines
on computer which covers 99% of cars, not like the old
days when you had 1000, 3000, 6000 and 12000 mile
services, which shows how much things have changed
over the last 50 years.

One of our customers, Mark Poole, had a 970 Mini which When I started the business 50 years ago, we didn’t even
have a ramp, just a trolley jack, 6 axle stands, socket set,
he decided to change for a TR7 and we carried out the spanners, pliers, hammers, screw drivers, grease gun, 6
universal pullers, a compressor, tyre levers and valve
work on that car. Mark actually worked for us for a few lifters; that was your basic kit. Cars were so much simpler
then. Nowadays you have special kits to set the valve
years doing body repairs. Even now if you go in the timing on 90% of cars and each model has a different kit,
special tools to overhaul brakes, special pullers; the list
workshop you will goes on. Years ago a mechanic would have a tool box he
could take from job to job; nowadays he probably has 2 or
see a Legend race 3 tool cabinets to keep his tools in and has to bring the car
to the tools. You also must have a ramp, tyre changer,
car being rebuilt, a wheel balancer and tracking tools to name but a few.

Lotus Elise This just goes to show how the trade has changed over the
last fifty years from when I first started in business.
awaiting a rebuild
Over the years we have also done our best to ‘help out’ in
to a Sprint car and the village where we could, mainly by supporting the local
school and pre-school in various ways. Also, with the
a Citroen AX re-invention of the village festival, we were able to ‘bring
back to life’ the Classic Car Show, which we organise and
Rallycross, sponsor. Hopefully this adds extra interest to the festival
and encourages more people to attend.
Autocross and
I hope you have enjoyed reading this article and it’s given
Sprint car. you some insight into how things have changed over the
years; it certainly brought back some memories for me as
Over the years we have had several local people working I was writing it, and I can’t think of a nicer place to have
here; Michael Garraway, who we always called the grease spent the last fifty years.
monkey, give him a clean job and he would always get
dirty! Steve French came to work here straight from John White
school; he always blames me for getting him involved in
motorsport. Tim Whybrow was here for several years,
Bill Skinner and Don Apps who was an absolute
perfectionist with bodywork. Dave Ward, who works for
me now, also blames me for getting him involved in
motorsport! Dave my son in law is married to my eldest
daughter Nicola who has also competed in motorsport.
Dave came from Dons Coaches in Dunmow and has now
been with us 25 years. He builds his own race cars and has
been Autocross and Rallycross Champion over the years.


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It! Also makes an ideal Christmas gift! Joint with
Leisure Hour Cost £3

treadmills £21 per week The History Society are planning to put on a small
cross trainers £17.50 per week display featuring the anniversary of the start of WW11.
exercise bikes From £12 per week If you have any appropriate material, particularly of local
rowing machines £16.60 per week interest, the Society would be very pleased to borrow
NEW! them – they will be well looked after.
vibration plates £45 per week
Ring Robin 01279 730 672 or Ivan 01279 730 465

All of the above rates are based on
minimum hire period of 4 weeks.
These rates are reduced for longer durations.

*Book for 8 weeks and we’ll add a further 2 weeks over the centuries both local roads & bridges
free of charge. *Not applicable to vibration plates had fallen into disrepair. At the Essex Lent assizes
in 1876 Henry Sullins (The Cock) and Aaron
Please telephone for delivery charge quote and Hawkins (The Stag) petitioned the Authorities
further info: for non-repair of local roads,

01279 739 416 / 01279 739 413 A History of Hatfield Heath

e-mail: [email protected] 12

I have amongst my family photographs a glass plate NATHAN BURKE
photo which I have had reproduced. It shows a family NSW AUSTRALIA
picnicking on what I believe may be Hatfield Heath
accompanied by donkey carts. It was probably taken HAS EMAILED ASKING
in the 1920s (or earlier) and possibly photographed IS THERE ANYONE
by the Revd Robert Jude, the Congregational
Minister for the first 24 years of the 20th century. (He WHO KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT A
was my uncle by marriage, and known to be a keen
photographer.) MR EDWIN MADDEN?
Is there any "old-uns" who can identify the family
portrayed. (The picknickers do not appear to be Hello,
anyone in my family.) My name is Nathan Burke. I am 21 years old from the
Dr W. H. Brock township of Albion Park, NSW, Australia. I am writing to
Pattingham you today as I would like to ask for some assistance. I
Soth Staffs. have been researching my late Great Grandfather's time in
If you can name anybody or have some input let me World War One, fighting in Europe, when I came across
know. a series of letters between a man, known only to me until
Bruno recently as Mr. E Madden, and the Australian War Office
01279 730 498 dating 1958. Mr Madden had arrived in Australia in 1958
Email: [email protected] in search of a man - his father - my Great Grandfather. I
have since identified the man as Mr Edwin Madden and I
McTimoney Chiropractic have identified his place of residence in England prior to
his arrival to Australia as Hornbeam Ryse Chaise,
The gentle treatment suitable Hatfield Heath.
for people of all ages
I was wondering, if you are able to, if you could confirm
Deborah Flack BSc (hons) Chiro MCA that this address may be or may have been a residence or
property in your village at some point, and if possible, if
01279 870 077 / 07908 918 934 anyone still lives in the area who may know of him. Mr Edwin Madden, as far as I know, did not find my great
Grandfather, and I am trying to answer a question he
Lavender Barn, Brewers End, asked over 50 years ago. I do not know if Mr Madden is
still alive, but if he is, I should very much like to let him
know that he has a family some where and that someone
cared enough to try and unite him with his family.
If you are able to find anything for me, I would greatly
appreciate it.

Takeley, Essex CM22 6QJ All the Best, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Nathan Burke





Michelina 07786 341 754


(2 ½ -5) Ann Whale 01279 731 288

730 354



FRIDAY CLUB (7-12 years)


JO JINGLES and play reading for pleasure

(6 mths - 7years) 868 410 730 825 or 730 517


SCHOOL FOOTBALL Robin Gurnett 730 672


SCOUTS 812 586 730 042

CUBS Chris Hancock BELL RINGERS 730 526

731 646 CHOIR 730 390



9.30am Holy Trinity 730 288 CATHOLIC CHURCH

Hatfield Broad Oak

H.T. YOUTH GROUP 01371 872 550


KARATE 445 539 01279 651 270

JUNIOR KARATE OR 01279 653 925

01992 575 679 SECRETARY U.R.C.

SOSEN GORE Mark Lemon 730 581

JU JITSU 07947 599 801

WU CHI 07947 599 801 AEROBICS Rachel Eastland

Mon 9.30am & Thu 8pm

SENIOR BOWLS 724 833 731 076



BRIDGE CLUB 723 948 Friday 10am outside

GARDENING CLUB Broomfield Surgery

730 425 730 512




FITNESS CLUB WED AM Monday 10.30am Village Car

Park 722 156


POST OFFICE OPENING HOURS For all Senior Citizens 730 Alzheimer’s Society
581 01372 872 519

Monday -Tues 9am - 1pm 2pm - 5pm

Wednesday 9am - 1pm Closed

Thursday -Fri 9pm - 1pm 2pm - 5pm The Mobile Library Hatfield Heath

Saturday 9pm - 12.30pm Closed Tuesday visits Fortnightly

Sunday Closed Closed Broomfields 2.45pm - 3.35pm

PLAY BUS FOR UNDER FIVES The Close 3.40pm - 4pm

The Heath 4.05pm - 4.35pm

Jun 2, 16, 30

Buffy Bus is a playbus designed to give the under fives an Need a friendly neighbour to help you?
opportunity to paint, play and socialise in a playgroup with task that will take approx 30 mins e.g.
Shopping small repairs collecting prescriptions etc.
environment that they would otherwise not have access to
Please note there is no ageism.
Anyone young or old can call for help from volunteers.

TUESDAYS 9.30am - 11am
Phone manned 10am to 12noon


URC Hall
Wednesday 2009

PARISH COUNCIL Village Website
Parish Clerk - Ernie Fenwick............... 730 770
Chairman - Robert Jones........................ 730 741 Village Magazine
Vice Chairman Bart Sheekey.................... 730 663
Mark Lemon (District Councillor)....... 730 581
Mel Sullivan............................................ 731 434
Paula O’Sullivan....................................... 730 281 Surgery Websites
David Parish (H.H.Tenants Forum Mem.).730 573
(Repeat prescriptions can be applied for on these sites)
Gary Waller.......................................... 739 345

Janet Briscoe............................................. 730 674
Sandra Saban..............................................730 042
H. H.Football Club
H.H. Cricket Club
Paul Simpson ....................................730 026
David. N. Parish............................... 730 573 Bridge club

There will be a retired policeman Rick Jones at the FRIDAY 10am Broomfields Surgery
police station who you can talk to on
MON 10.30 am Little Hallingbury car park
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm - 6.30pm
Held at the Police Station 6-7pm
May 4th, June 8th, July, 6th, Aug 3rd, Sept Ardley Cresc Sat 4 July 2009 8am to 11.30 am

Sundays 3pm - 4pm Broomfields/Ardley Crescent


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Mobile for above police officers........ 07779 316 979 If posting or delivering by hand you can send direct to me :-
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Police Great Dunmow............................ 01376 551 312 Bruno(Editor) “Manor Lodge”, Chelmsford Rd, Hatfield

Police Hatfield Heath.......... ................. 01279 730 388 Heath CM22 7BD.
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DOCTORS Broomfields......................... 01279 730 616 Editor: - Bruno Scheggia (Skedja) 01279 730 498
DOCTOR Sawbridgeworth.................... 08444 773 360
THE SAMARITANS............................... 01279 421 110 Bruno’s Mobile Phone number 07768 606309
HATFIELD HEATH C.P. SCHOOL...... 01279 730 382
PRE-SCHOOL........................................ 01279 730 354 Treasurer: - Mel Sullivan 01279 731 434

HOLY TRINITY Distribution:-Barbara Scheggia 01279 730 498
Rev Brian Surtees.. .................................... 01277 363 607
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Call now for your consultation It is now nearly seventy years
email since the slogan was dreamed up
to encourage us to turn our
Specialising in dealing with career change issues gardens over to vegetable plots so
and work related stress. that we could grow our own food
to stave off the shortages expected
15 YEARS IN TRADE to follow the declaration of the
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from the supermarkets anything you fancy at any time of
year the experience of, say, looking forward to English
strawberries in their due season is sometimes lost.

This year several national campaigns are being organised
to persuade us to grow our own produce. The BBC is
running “Dig In”, a new learning campaign to urge
people to grow “veg” in their garden, allotment, window
box or even yoghurt pot! They are offering starter packs
with easy-to-grow seeds and giving updates in their
television programmes.

• Specialising in all types of Throughout 2009 the National Trust
ponds & features. is celebrating local seasonal and
home produced food in its
• Professionally designed, restaurants and making large areas
installed, restored or maintained. of its land into allotment sites.

• Local company established The Royal Horticultural Society
since 1987 with excellent after (RHS) is
care service supporting these
schemes with its
Tel: 01279 461 052 expertise and it plans a “Dig
Together Day” in September when
(Answer phone) members will invite the local
community into their gardens or onto
Mobile: 07711 087 004 their allotments to find out more of
what is involved in growing for the

A couple of years ago the RHS Garden Harlow Carr, near
Harrogate, developed a new concept for growing in a
small space. It involves a bed of ten feet square which may


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So now we have twenty squares arranged as one block of UNDERTAKEN AT
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A ten foot square vegetable garden is much less daunting
a prospect than an open area. The soil will warm up more moss and weed?
quickly but there is the disadvantage that it will also dry
out more quickly and you need to make sure that it is kept We offer:-
well watered. •Regular lawn feeds
•Weed and moss treatment
On Wednesday 24th. June the Hatfield Heath Gardening •Aeration
Club continue their journey onto the wild side with the •Scarification
second part of Peter Beale’s presentation “Light Amongst
the Trees”. Friendly professional service Lawn Treatment Service

Meetings take place in the Hatfield Heath Village Hall CALL NOW FOR A BROCHURE
and start at 7.45 p.m. Just come along, everyone is OR FREE LAWN SURVEY
welcome, or if you would like to know more about the
Hatfield Heath Gardening Club call 01279 726357 or 01279 466 100
Brian Prosser

PROGRAMME FOR 2009 Paula's Petsitting Service

Meetings are every 4th Wednesday Going on holiday? What is the best thing you can do for
At the Hatfield Heath Village Hall at 7.45pm your pets while you are away? Paula offers personal pet care
in their own home! While you're away for any length of time,
May 27th. Outing to Leonardslee consider in-home pet care with Paula as a pet care option.

June 24th. Light Amongst the Trees Part II Choosing Paula's Petsitting Service you can leave home
Peter Beale knowing you will return to happy pets. For more

July 22nd. Alpines and Other Plants at Chelsea information,call 01279 876 277 or 07986 270 336
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Single membership for year £7 or Family £12
Non Member’s £2 per visit FREE but donations welcome

Hatfield Heath Gardening Club Drop in for Tea, coffee and light refreshments
Call 01279 726 357 or 01279 730 498

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ndoremaomre April 2009 was a very dry month, with eleven raindays but
only 0.87 inches.
tel.01279 730 040 April showers to bring forth May flowers was the old
fashioned saying.
ARALIA Hatfield Heath average for April, at the moment is 1.96
G A RD E N D E S I G N So this year we were only 44% of normal.
April has been very variable over the last nineteen years as
you can see from the following:-

1998 5.57 inches
2000 3.76 inches

2007 0.12 inches
1995 0.47 inches

At the beginning of May our gardens and allotments were
in need of some very heavy rainfall to produce some
significant plant growth.
Long term forecast is for dry and exceptionally hot weather
- so catch every bit of rain you can.


Flowers for all occasions - gift work, funerals, The fairly warm weather in
weddings, plants, balloons, chocolates etc April saw a considerable

Local deliveries available number of butterflies, starting
Mon-Fri 9-5pm Weds 9-2pm Sat 9-3pm out with the yellow Brinstone

Telephone: 01279 731 150 ( Gonepteryx rhamni )
a genus of butterfly in the
The Heath, Hatfield Heath, CM22 7EB Pieridae family.

They live in Europe, Asia, and
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The Orange Tips (Euchloë
Cardamines ) in our garden
took exception to the arrival
of the Cabbage Whites and
proceeded to see them off!!
This butterfly has white
uppersides to its wings and
it's only the males that have
orange-tipped forewings; females have small black
tips. The orange tips warn predators that this butterfly
is highly distasteful.

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BAA’s hopes for a second runway at Stansted Airport are

slipping further away as the airport operator admits to

worsening debts and plunging passenger numbers. Stansted

has seen a 20 per cent drop in passengers in the last two

years. Confirmation that a Conservative government would

scrap plans for expansion, the sharp reduction in the

Department for Transport (DfT) long term passenger

forecasts for Stansted and the Competition Commission’s

ruling that BAA must sell the airport all add to the bleak

outlook for BAA. Nevertheless, BAA continues to express

enthusiasm for proceeding with the second runway Public

Inquiry. We can but wonder.

In the first three months of this year, BAA made a pre-tax

loss of £316m compared to a £55m loss in the same period

last year. This amounts to a staggering loss of £3.5m per

day in the period largely because BAA is spending £4m per

day just to service its debts. Apart from the impact on its

profitability, BAA’s debt mountain is likely to prevent it

obtaining the compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) it would

need to allow a second runway. In the light of the CPO

revelation, SSE has written to the Government and BAA

calling for the proposed Public Inquiry to be scrapped.

Without CPO powers, BAA’s plans are ‘dead in the water’,

says SSE.

‘We would scrap runway plans,’ say Conservatives

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Theresa Villiers

LEISURE CENTRE & BEAUTY LODGE renewed her pledge that a Conservative Government would
scrap plans for a second runway at Stansted. In a meeting
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SSE fights on in the courts
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decision to allow BAA to increase passenger numbers on

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Hazel Blears urging her to abandon the inquiry. She is due

to make an announcement at the end of this month. Peter ESCAPE
Sanders, chairman of SSE, said: “Technically, it is only
BAA which can withdraw the planning application and halt

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The commercial case for a third Heathrow runway took a 01279 731 769
knock when 13 top business leaders came out in opposition

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Sainsburys, Carphone Warehouse, Kingfisher Group and

BSkyB, said in a letter to The Times that the case ‘did not Situated in The Shaw, Hatfield Heath
stack up’. The attack was an embarrassment for the

Government and BAA as both have consistently claimed Look forward to hearing from you

the support of the business community. The attack forced

the CBI to respond by claiming there was a ‘strong

consensus’ among its members for a third runway.

Emissions drop is down to fewer fliers

British Airways boss Willie Walsh has said the aviation

industry made a ‘massive mistake’ by attempting to play

down the impact of aviation on greenhouse gas emissions

by claiming it accounted for only 2 per cent. The

International Air Transport Association says that most of

the reduction of nearly 8 per cent in aviation’s carbon

emissions this year will be as a result of flying fewer

aircraft because of less passenger and cargo flights.

BAA’s Olympic bid excludes Stansted

BAA is reported to be in talks to have Heathrow designated

as the gateway to the 2012 Olympics. It is preparing a

£10m bid, according to the London Evening Standard.

However, Heathrow is expected to be at full capacity by the

time of the Games. Any deal is unlikely to apply to

Stansted or Gatwick, both of which will have to be sold

under a Competition Commission ruling, says the


Gatwick bidders want second runway

All three bidders for Gatwick Airport have included plans

for a second runway, according to the Evening Standard.

Media reports suggest the bids for Gatwick are

considerably lower than the £1.3bn to £1.4bn price placed

on the airport by the Civil Aviation Authority. The value

has been hit by falling passenger numbers and the difficulty

of raising finance in current market conditions.

Having fun raising funds

Two Bank Holiday fund-raisers by SSE were a big success

in terms of getting our message across, building up our

contimued over ............ 21

Curtains ...............SSE continued from previoous page
Made to measure by fighting fund and enjoying ourselves. Duton Hill’s highly
Jennie Childs successful Fun Day Sunday followed a Quiz Night and
All types of Curtains & Matching Accessories Showtime at the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford , raising a
total of almost £7,000. Volunteers were on hand to give
Made to measure SSE a strong presence at the two-day Bishop’s Stortford
Musical Festival. Looking ahead, the Birchanger Summer
Telephone:01279 730 608 BBQ takes place on July 5 and follows this community’s
highly successful Burns Supper and Lamb Roast.
32 Broomfields, Hatfield Heath, Herts. CM22 7EH The threat to our local heritage posed by airport expansion
is illustrated in a series of postcards from Saffron Walden
IANS AUTOS artist Bruce Hyatt. They show four historic buildings, some
of the 128 listed properties within a one-mile radius of
Little Hallingbury Stansted that would be affected by expansion. Packs of two
each of the four designs are £6, including postage and
The Dairy Farm, Lower Road, CM22 7PX packing, obtainable by completing the tear-off portion of
the flyer, or via the Campaign Office.
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Sport in Hatfield Heath
Monday - Friday 8am- 5pm
Saturday 8am - 1pm AND THE WINNER IS…

Following another barnstorming league title win for Hat-
field Heath’s School football team, West Essex League
officials have published the final standings for 2008/09.

Hatfield Heath went undefeated for the whole campaign,
with a 1-1 draw at Howe Green in March denying them a
100% whitewash. Nevertheless, they amassed a stunning
goal difference of 74, only conceding 13 goals through-
out the season, while hitting the target a total of 87 times
– remarkable considering they only played 14 games!

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School football teams from across the region tried again
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HATFIELD HEATH FESTIVAL Festival Fancy Dress Competition

CLASSIC CAR SHOW Children Aged 5 & under to 11 Year Old’s

SPONSORED BY J.E. WHITE (MOTORS) Sunday 21st June 2009
SUNDAY 21st JUNE 2009
Entry Form
Entrants to meet at 11.30am by the Arena.
Each Category will parade from 11.45am,
followed by judging

Name: .............................................................................. Entrants Name(s):



Postcode ......................................Tel. No........................

Details of Car:

Make.................................Model .............................

Reg. No............................. (Please attach additional contact details for Group
entries & enclose additional £1 per child, thank you)
Original Reg. Date............
Parent / Carer details:
Any Interesting History..................................................... Name:




A - Veteran & Vintage Cars Up To 1930

B - Post Vintage Cars 1931-45 Inc. Home Tel: Mobile:

C - Post War Cars 1946-59 Inc.

D Classic Cars 1960-75 Inc.

E Modern Classic Cars 1976-89 Inc. Tick Category you wish to enter:

F Military Vehicles Any Year

For each Category, a Trophy will be awarded to the Age 5 & Under Age 6 - 11 years
vehicle, which in the opinion of the Judge is the best in Group (mixed ages)
that category. All entrants are reminded that the Judge’s
decision is final. All entrants will receive a plaque. Prizes will be awarded as follows:
1st, 2nd and 3rd for each category

Please enter my vehicle in Category: ............................ Overall Most Original outfit Tape
£1 coin
I understand that the Hatfield Heath Festival Committee Overall Most out of Least outfit
will not accept any responsibility for any damage or (the best home-made outfit here
accident resulting from the participation of my produced at least expense)
passengers, myself, or my vehicle in the event.
Signed To Enter:
............................................Date............................ Please place the entry form in an envelope

Please send this form before 11th June 2009 labelled:
Fancy Dress Competition,
to ensure inclusion in the event to: Pre-School Committee, (Sara)
John White, Wendycot, Chelmsford Road, Hatfield c/o Hatfield Heath Pre-School, Village Hall

Heath, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM22 7BH or place envelope in
Fancy Dress box in Post Office/Tearoom
Tel. No. 01279 730 274
Any questions, please
NOTE:- Late entries will be accepted up until 20th June contact Sara on 01279 731 189
2009 subject to room being available in the show area.
All entrants will receive notice of times to arrive and a
map of Hatfield Heath showing the classic car area

John White (Car Show Organiser)



Saturday 20th June AVAILABLE MORNINGS &
& Sunday 21st June 2009
Due to the relocation of Hatfield Heath Pre-
All local artists who want to exhibit their work at school in September to the school grounds
the Hall will now be available for hire
the additionally each weekday morning and
Monday and Thursday afternoons in term
Hatfield Heath Festival Art Sale on
time starting from September.
Saturday 20th June and Sunday 21st
Hatfield Heath
June 2009 should contact, as soon as

possible, Paulene Brakspear on 01279

730 281 or email at

[email protected] for an

exhibition form, this year all work

exhibited must be for sale. If you are new

to exhibiting this is a chance to show and sell

your work in a friendly and sympathetic


Crafters who would like to demonstrate and/or show and Are Available for
sell their work should also contact Paulene Brakspear on
Children’s Parties
Paulene Brakspear on 01279 730 281 or
email at [email protected] Celebrations
As soon as possible
Wedding Receptions
1) On Friday, 19th June (after 7.30 p.m.)we need muscle
to help put up the screens we hang the paintings on and Classes etc., etc.,
again, on Sunday afternoon at 5.30,to dismantle them
and stow them in the Village Hall storage place. PREFERENTIAL RATES
2) On Saturday and Sunday between 11.30 and 4.30 we FOR
need volunteers to work shifts manning the door, taking
the admission fee and handing out catalogues. Even if you LOCAL ORGANISATIONS
can only do one hour, we would like to hear from you AND
please because we'll organise a rota to fit in with
everyone's availability. LOCAL RESIDENTS
3) On Saturday and Sunday between 12 noon and 4
p.m. we need volunteers to serve tea and coffee For Details Telephone
Paulene Brakspear on 01279 730 281 or
01279 730 544
email at [email protected]

Handmade contemporary jewellery in
sterling silver, pearls and gemstones

Beautiful, affordable designs perfect
for all occasions

Shop on line, visit us at one of our
events or have a fun night in with

friends and your very own
jewellery party!

CALL US ON 07711 421 444




SUNDAY JUNE 21st 2009

We desperately need volunteers to help SET UP and
DISMANTLE Marquees, gazebos and stalls on the
morning and evening of the Festival. If you can help, if
only for a short time, would you please contact Bruno or

Barbara on 01279 730 498 or e-mail
[email protected],


CARPENTER If you have any good quality bric-a-brac, unwanted gifts
or jewellery you could donate to sell on our Stalls or to
John Adamson use as Raffle Prizes, would you please contact Barbara on
01279 730 498 or e-mail
Qualified for all domestic carpentry [email protected] and I will pick them up

Free quotations Fully insured FUN DOG SHOW

07779 715 888 01371 811 688 STARTS 4 pm 21st June 2009
50p per class entered
extensions conversions new buildings interiors
landscape design garden design Dog most like owner

01279 731770 07774 281115 Dog with the waggiest tail
Dog with most appealing expression
email [email protected]
Dog Judge would like to take home

Dog Fancy Dress

Tick the boxes of the classes you would like to
enter your dog in then bring the form with the fee
to the desk next to arena marked “Fun Dog Show”
Name of Dog:....................................................

Your Name:......................................................

Awards for first & second places

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Bishops Stortford, Herts CM22 7BN AMANDA’S HAIRDRESSING

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Gas Boiler Servicing and Breakdowns All in the comfort of your own home
Landlord’s Gas Safety Records
Free Quotations for gas heating installations Call Amanda today
Plumbing and Pipework 01279 730 457
Replacement Bathrooms, including Tiling & 07989 572 279
Local company established in 1974. 20 years experience
CORGI registration number 222. London trained Vidal Sasoon

Call us on 01279-730 060
Fax us on 01279-730 065
E-mail us at [email protected]


21st June 2009 Starts 10 am Ltd

Entry £1 Adults 50p Children floor coverings
I/we wish to run in the race(s) for:
a) Boys and girls ( 1 circuit )
Name(s)................................................................. Old Carpets Uplifted &Disposed of
Free grippers and Door Bars
b) Men ( 2 circuits)
Name(s)............................................................ Steve & Donna

c) Women ( 1 circuit ) Office: 01279 730 172 Mob:07939 739 845
Unit 11 Heathview Pond Lane Hatfield Heath CM22 7AB
d) Team ( 1 circuit )
Name(s)........................................................... MHS Builders

Telephone No: .................................. Extensions
Enter number of persons running in each All types of carpentry
Roofing and tiling
box & bring the form and fee to the UPVC windows, doors and conservatories
registration desks at Start line outside Loft/Garage conversions
“Amberton” see map All other work undertaken

HUNTERS MEET Tel: 01279 739409
Mobile: 07718 539 969


START & FINISH LINE FRIARS LANE FRIARS FARM • Interior & Exterior decoration
• carried out to a high specification.
"Amberton" POOLES COTTAGES • Full public liability.
• 30 yrs Experience
1 Circuit = 1.6 miles Water Table
(2.6 kms) • Ceilings papered.
• Wall coverings and wall paper hung
2 Circuits = 5.2 kms


“GIBSONS” Contact Steve.
Phone : 01279 724 805 Mobile : 07836 588 886

E-mail: [email protected]
Address: Field View, Sheering, Herts.

JLY Bookkeeping Services GM Property Maintenance
Call Jaime Yardley AICB (Comp)
Decorating Specialists
ICB Certificated & Sage Qualified - Self-Employed,
Est. 1987
Sole Traders & Small Businesses - VAT Returns
Year End – Profit & Loss Friendly & Efficient Service Specialising in:
Home interior and exterior decoration
Home - 01279 877 957 Building maintenance and restoration
Mobile – 07512 688 373
Professional and reliable service Fully insured
[email protected]
Professional Indemnity Insurance and a Computerised Tel: 01279 730733
Associate Member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers 4446 07867 805382

E-mail: [email protected]


Birthday Hi Bruno,
I found a necklace when I was walking the dog this
SAM OAKES morning (9:30 ish, Saturday May 16th), on the pavement
near your house.
Love Mum,Dad The necklace is gold with a heart shaped pendant
& all the family attached.
If you could include a lost and found item with our
contact details then we can hopefully return it to the
Thank you
Dave and Janice Page Roseacres Tel: 01279 730 101

N.B. All non commercial Ads. and Greetings as above are Free

General DIY, Curtain Rails and Shelves Erected, Flat Packs Tuesday - Friday 12 -2pm
assembled. Patio, Drive and Brickwork Pressure Washed, Snack and full menu available

Fencing and Sheds Preserved and Repaired, Hedge Monday - Saturday Day times
Cutting, including Shrubs and Tree Pruning,
House Painting, Exterior & Interior, Windows Pipe Work and 1main course £6.92 2 courses £9.95
Weather Boards Stained and Painted. Fencing Erected,
Gardens and Driveways Shingled and Pebbled. Guttering Pensioners Lunch £5.95
Unblocked, Roofs Moss and Mildew Power-washed Off.
01279 730 549
Please do not hesitate to ask. Contact lan and Jan at Website:
San Michelle, Jacks Lane, Takeley

01279 870 946



* Ground Works
* Driveways
* Extensions
* Fencing
* General Construction

Local Friendly Service
Chris White Mobile 07704 948 803

email: [email protected]

Hunters Meet Restaurant
Cabaret Nights

Here at Hunters Meet , on Friday and Saturday
nights, we hold some of the best
Dinner Dance & Cabarets Nights in the country!
Guests generally dine between 7pm to 8.30pm.
Around 9.30pm the band strikes up to get you up
dancing& in the mood for our featured Cabaret
which begins at 10.30pm.

Tribute Nights

Thur 18th June - Elvis

01279 730 549


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