M A Y 2016 THE MAGAZINE THAT KEEPS YOU IN TOUCH Est. 1893
Bruno and Barbara at the presentation evening on BARBARA AND BRUNO WOULD LIKE
Friday April 1st.
TO SAY A BIG ‘THANK YOU’
Many people gathered at the URC hall to thank them To Mark Lemon,
both for all their hard work with the magazine and Ernie Fenwick and
the festival over many years. For those of us now all their helpers for
taking on where they have left off, it is apparent how organising such a
much hard work and dedication they put into both lovely evening for us
aspects of village life without seeming to make it look on Friday 1st April
difficult! We wish them both the very best for their 2016.
new life in Sussex. We were surprised to
see so many lovely
Hatfield Heath Festival 19th June friends from Hatfield
Heath and also from outside the village who came
See page 15 for information and to wish us well for our move to West Sussex.
contact details for events that you We greatly appreciate the gifts of garden vouchers
from Hatfield Heath Parish Council, restaurant
can take part in. vouchers from the Village Magazine committee,
an Amazon gift voucher from the Festival
Committee and also gifts, cards and meals out we
have enjoyed, from our many friends.
A special thank you to Judy Lemon who put
together an album of photos of our lives in Hatfield
It must have taken a lot of time and effort! It’s
Please don’t wait until the 16th to send in your news
The 16th might seem very early but in fact it only gives We have loved our sixteen years living in the
about 5 days in which to prepare everything for lovely village of Hatfield Heath!
Our Best Wishes from
publication. It goes to the printer around the 22nd, he Barbara & Bruno Scheggia (Skedja)
needs 5 working days to publish it which brings the date
to about the 28th when the magazines are collected and Email: [email protected]
distributed around the village. I am working on the new
issue as soon as the current one is printed….
so the earlier items arrive the better!
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Would you like to attract more members?
We would like to hear from you about your club
Tell us about what goes on, who runs it and
when and where it happens.
New people to the village would find this of
interest and it would be good to see our village
groups well supported.
April’s talk was about the Essex Air Ambulance which March’s meeting was entitled “My Marshland Year”
works alongside the Herts branch. There are 24 Air and was presented by retired teacher Bob Reed. He
ambulance trusts in the UK. The Essex/Herts branch has showed a film that he had created himself which was
been in operation since 1998 and by 1999 the service was both informative and photographically excellent.
operating 7 days a week. Originally the crew consisted of We learnt about the 22 acre nature reserve near
a pilot and 2 paramedics but in 2008 this was changed to Sawbridgeworth station which is managed by a
2 critical care paramedics and a pre-hospital doctor. dedicated team of volunteers under supervision from
the Herts, Middlesex, Essex wildlife trust. Bob’s
All crew are on standby from dawn to dusk, 365 days a photography showed some exceptional examples of
year and it is estimated that a patient can be reached in 15 plants, birds, mammals, insects and even underwater
minutes. creatures. He took us through the four seasons and
the range of activities that take place in order to
The Trust is totally funded by charitable donations; there manage the reserve successfully. His passion for the
is no government funding or money from the National site was evident and his scientific knowledge about
Lottery. the plants and creatures was of additional interest for
The costs are huge:- the audience.
. £2700 for each mission +£125 per hour for fuel
. £4,000 is the cost of the radio Next meeting:-
. £500,000 per month to keep 2 helicopters in service Wednesday April 27th “Cornish Treasures
(Eden & Helligan Gardens)” by Robin Carsberg
There are 3 hospitals in Essex which receive the Air
Ambulance and depending on the patients’ needs it will be At the Village Hall 7:45pm
Broomfield for burn injuries, Addenbrookes for To join, contact the membership secretary Diane Barnett
neurological needs and Billericay for cardiac patients.
730425 or pay £2 as a visitor.
The Trust’s centre for Essex is at Earl’s Colne where
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and thank the members of staff and regular
volunteers following our outstanding Ofsted report.
Thanks also to the parents for their support and
encouragement during the year and the many kind
words they wrote in their letters to Ofsted. I would
like to thank the outgoing Management Committee
for their full support and commitment over the years
and also welcome our new Committee on board. We
will endeavour to continue our high standards into
Many thanks also to Mr Clements at Hatfield Heath
primary school who has always helped and guided me
in my quest for the pre-school to be recognised as
outstanding. Thanks to the staff at school for their
support and use of facilities which make the
children's transition into full-time education as
smooth as possible.
And finally, thank-you to everyone in Hatfield Heath
(and beyond) who support our continuous fundraising
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News from the Gardens of Easton Lodge
May Rocks at the Gardens
A POPULAR local choir will provide the entertainment at May’s open day at the Gardens of Easton Lodge.
The Dunmow Rock Choir, which was really impressive last year, will return to the historic Gardens, at Little Easton
near Great Dunmow. All our visitors thoroughly enjoyed listening to the ensemble – and joining in at a discreet
distance! The choir will perform two half-hour sets at 1.30pm and 3pm on Sunday May 22.
The Italian and Walled gardens will be open to visitors with new picnic benches in the walled garden to allow visitors
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For younger visitors, there will be plenty of craft and nature activities for children – and for only £1 they can do one of
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Bacon baps and cheese rolls will be on sale until 2.15pm; hot and cold drinks, crisps and delicious homemade cakes
will be available until 4.30pm.
Entrance fees are £4 for adults, with 50p per person going directly to our Tree House Appeal; entry for children under
16 is still free. Annual season tickets are on sale at only £12 for 12 months entry to the gardens on open days; again
details are on the website or they can be bought at the gate.
Gates are open from 11.30am until 5pm with last entry at 4pm. There will guided tours (£1.50 per head) at
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We now stock a good selection of Daler-Rowney art materials
including stretched canvas, canvas panels, brushes, paints,
papers & easels as well as Screen Print Kits,
NSPCC's Big Board Game Day on 27 May. Violets Floral Designs have grown onto Hatfield Heath
as well as Sawbridgeworth.
Sign up for your Big Board Game Day fundraising We offer a wide range of gifts, cards, indoor and outdoor
pack and find out what sort of board game player plants as well as beautiful fresh flowers.
Our floristry classes will start in the beginning of October
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favourite games while raising money for the NSPCC
When you are next passing pop in and have a look
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Children’s Parties Quendon Village Hall
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Celebrations Sunday 15 May 2016
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Dates for 2016 are as follows .......Matching Neighbours.......
3 May Dog Walking/Day Care, Cat Feeding Garden
5 July Maintenance, Home Watch Visits Contact
6 September ‘The Neighbours’ Est’d in 2000
1 November Ask us to look after your pets for regular or one-off
13 December (Christmas Social) dog walks and general pet care.Plants watered,
house calls & checks. Local residents since 1999
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11 16021 Dec 16
MAY Chesnut Drive Hatfield Heath
1 08:00 Holy Communion 1662 HT
09:30 Family Service HT
10:30 Family Service URC
18:00 Service at The Close
2 BANK HOLIDAY
3 10:30-12:00 Coffee Morning at
Greenways, Stortford Road
For flowers for HT Flower Festival:
4 20:00 Leisure Hour URC
8 09:30 Holy Communion HT
10:30 Family Service with Communion URC
Rev John Buxton
11 10:30 Holy Communion The Close
15 08:00 Holy Communion 1662 HT
09:30 Pentecost Holy Communion HT
10:30 Family Service URC
18:00 Service at The Close
18 11:30 for 12:00 Luncheon Club URC
19:45 Leisure Hour AGM URC
19 16:00 Elders/PCC Meeting
21 09:00-15:00 Church and Churchyard
Clean Up Day URC
22 9:30 Holy Communion HT
10:30 Family Service URC
Rev John Wesley Green
25 21:45 Gardening Club H
29 09:30 Holy Communion HT
10:30 Church Anniversary Service URC
Rev Paul Whittle
Joint Service with Holy Trinity
NO 9:30AM SERVICE AT HOLY TRINITY
30 BANK HOLIDAY
31 10:30 Holy Communion at The Haven
U R C CHURCH
Church Anniversary Service 29th May 2016
Lead by the Moderator U R C - Rev Paul Whittle
Saturday 21st May - Church and Churchyard Cleaning
Day. Please come and help if you can (Bacon Butties
served at lunch time.)
Apologies from UDC for the previously wrong
weekend garden waste skip service
New correct information below
Week 1 - the weekend following a black lidded bin
Hatfield Heath Broomfields
Sunday 13:15 - 14:15
Week 2 - the weekend following a green lidded bin
Hatfield Heath Ardley Crescent
Children’s Clubs . Bridge Club 723948
. Luncheon Club for senior citizens 730581
. Pre-school - 2-5years Tel.730354 . Open Coffee Morning at the Institute 730288
. Little Friends – Mother,baby & toddler . Gardening Club 730425
Thurs 9.45 Term time in Village Hall . History Society- Ivan Cooper 730275
Michelle :-07762 083 355 . Royal British Legion 730042
Elle:- 07976 592 364 . Bell Ringers 730526
. Jo Jingles – 6mths- 7yrs Tel: 868410 . Choir 730390
. School Football Club :- 812586 . Leisure Hour 730465
. Scouts:- 812586 . Talking Newspapers 651270 or 653925
. Cubs – Chris Hancock :-731646 . Heath Players – Mark Ratcliff 503174
. Brownies – 734391
. Sunday Club – 9:30 Holy Trinity Chrissie Richards 864536
. Italian Language – Michelina 07786 341 754
Tel 730288 . Spanish Language – Ann Whale 731288
. Junior Karate – 01992 575 679 . Mobile Library – Fortnightly on Wednesdays
. Friday Club at URC (7-12yrs)
. Farmers’Market 07956 563 710
Sport & Fitness Groups . Visiting Optician 443181
. Neighbourhood Watch
. Karate – 445539 [email protected] Tel 730281
. Cricket Club – 730674
. Football Club – 730212 . Uttlesford Badger Group- Derek Barry
. Keep Fit for over 50s – Village Hall On call 24/7 503332 or 07941 185 171
on Weds – 9.30am 07776 221 975
. Zumba – Village Hall, Fridays 10:30-11:30 Websites of Groups, Clubs & Institutions
Tamara 07738 421 311 . Eden Surgery – repeat prescriptions etc
. Bootcamp – Village Hall, Mon & Fri Men Broomfields www.hatfieldheathsurgery.co.uk
& Women Broad Oak www.hatfieldbroadoaksurgery.co.uk
all ages, shapes & sizes, 07775 663 742 . School www.hatfieldheath.essex.sch.uk
. Bowls – Village Hall . H.H Cricket Club –
Afternoon sessions:- 724833 www.freewebs.com/hatfieldheathcc
Evening sessions:- 730539 . H.H Football Club - www.facebook.com/hatfieldfc
. Health Walk in Hatfield Heath Fri 10.00am . Heath Players www.heathplayers.org and
Meet outside H.H surgery 731434 https://www.facebook.com/groups/246923642002
.Health Walk in L.Hallingbury Mon 10:30 583/
Meet at L.H Village car park 899451 .BridgeClub...www.hatfieldheathbridgeclub.or
. Parish Council www.hatfieldheath.com
Email: [email protected]
Air Training Corps – 309
ATC HQ Cutforth Road, Sawbridgeworth;
(Email) [email protected];
NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING MOBILE LIBRARY
Parish Council - www.hatfieldheath.com
Visits Fortnightly on Wednesdays
URC Hall Wed 7.30pm
Broomfields Arrives Leaves
4th May (AGM) The Close 14.45 15.35
The Heath 15.40 16.00
PARISH COUNCIL 16.05 16.35
Parish Clerk - Ernie Fenwick.................. 730 770
Email : ............. [email protected]
Mark Lemon Chairman ........................... 730 581 LUNCHEON CLUB
Vice Chairman -David Parish ................... 730 573 At the U R C Hall 11.30 am
Robert Jones................................................ 730 741
Nigel Robley............................................... 730 568 Wednesday 18th M a y
Chris Overton........................................... 731 036
Colin Skyrme............................................. 730 480 All over 55s welcome
Ian Fitzgerald .............................................. 730 036 Transport available.
Mark Bissell ................................................ 730 376 Ring Judy 01279 730 581
Geoff Owen…………………………………444 988
H.H. TENANTS FORUM MEMBER
David. N. Parish 730 573
PHONE NUMBERS OF
POLICE, DOCTORS, SAMARITANS
SCHOOL & CHURCHES
PCSO Simon Horne
Essex Police Non Emergency.................101
Emergency ............................................. 999
DOCTORS Broomfields........................ 01279 730 616 Registered Charity Number 1051491
DOCTOR Broad Oak............................ 01279 718 245
DOCTOR Sawbridgeworth.................. 01279 603 180 www.buffybus.co.uk
THE SAMARITANS.......................... 01920 464 099
Buffy Playbus visits
HATFIELD HEATH C.P. SCHOOL.....01279 730 382
PRE-SCHOOL....................................... 01279 730 354 The Heath, HATFIELD HEATH. CM22 7EB
HOLY TRINITY PARKS ON CENTRE OF VILLAGE GREEN
Vicarage Office....................................... 01279 730 288 TUESDAYS 9.30am - 11am
Eileen Ashworth ..................................... 01279 730 610 Email :- [email protected]
Diane Barnett .- PCC Secretary............... 01279 730 425
To send your letters /articles/ reports /photographs,
URC Rev Sam - Phone........................... 01279 453 781 email - [email protected].
URC Secretary - Betty Bennett.............. 01279 508 455
Village Volunteers when you need help..07944 748 478 Editor : -Mary Stewart 01279 731 319
Treasurer: - Mel Sullivan 01279 731 434
If you would like to advertise in the Secretary: - Jean Clarke 01279 730 667
magazine, choose the size that best suits Distributor- Michael Hockley 07976 801062
Chairman - Brendan Carrig 01279 730 549
your needs and contact us. Printed by Cornerstone 01279 437 851
Please note that the Hatfield Heath Magazine is a non profit
organisation and everyone involved in its production works
on a voluntary basis.
To find out about our rates, please see DISCLAIMER: The Editor and Printers do not
page 5 for details. take responsibility for the information given or
views expressed in the Hatfield Heath Village
Magazine. Nor is any culpability accepted in work
done by advertisers.
HA T FIELD H EA T H MUSIC ON THE HEATH
Su n d a y 19 th J u n e If you would like to play or
Live China Smashing Stall
tug-o-war Fun Dog If you have any broken or old unwanted
crockery we would love to have it for our
A gilit y T est
stall at the Festival.
Volunteers to help put up tents put Wayne Fogg
out straw bales, tables etc
contact:- Heath Computers
Mob: 07958 482889
If you have a business or know of one FUN RUN
that would be willing to sponsor events
at the festival or would like to advertise 01279 730 101
in the Festival Programme
please let us know.
Phone 01279 730 376
Email :[email protected]
Soft Toys FUN DOG SHOW
We are running a Sandi 01279 731 229
teddy-tombola at the Hatfield
Heath Festival in June to raise Fun Dog Agility Test
funds for Fibromyalgia research and
If you have any clean, good-quality soft toys If your dog can walk it can do
that you are happy to donate, please contact this. It really is just for fun,
just walk up and have a go.
Jo Birse on 07786077228 or
[email protected] 01279 730 101
Hatfield Heath Cricket Club Fridays 10am outside the surgery in
Junior cricket is back! Broomfields.
Every Tuesday evening 6 - 7:30pm. Ages 7 and up. Monday 10.30 Little Hallingbury Village
We will have 3 different age groups again, hopefully Car Park
with a game or two against other clubs for the older
❖ Furniture need assembling?
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July) on this day. Reductions for siblings. ❖ Radiator covers need installing?
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16003 Dec 2016
WINDOW ON THE PAST
From the Parish Magazine - November 1894
The New Trinity Hall
The Iron Building next to the Vicarage is now
complete and feel sure it will fulfil the wishes of the
liberal donors and prove very useful for many
purposes in the Parish.
There will be a public opening on Tuesday 27th
November at 2.0pm
It is proposed to have a Men's Reading Room open
every evening, and also one for boys open on
certain nights in the week, further notice of which
will be given.
1716004 Dec 2016
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Towards our aim of making the Parish footpaths more Fault finding & maintenance
accessible, the P3 (Parish Paths Partnership) volunteer Fully qualified
group have now installed a total of three new footbridges
and twelve waymarker posts, as well as clearing Call Mark on
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In addition, ECC have installed two further footbridges.
We are in the process of finalising our plans for the next 15097 July 16
twelve months, so would welcome any suggestions for
making the footpath network even better. State Registered
Now that the weather is starting to feel a bit more like Chiropodist
spring, perhaps you will be tempted out onto the
footpaths. Don’t forget that all of the village walks that Home Visiting Practice
have been printed in the Village Magazine are also
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Flower Festival 2016 – ‘Myths and Legends’
Saturday 28, Sunday 29 and Monday 30 May,
2016, 10am-5pm FOR SALE
An old favourite returns to this year’s village
flower festival, whose theme for the wonderful
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will be ‘Myths and Legends’. After a gap of a few
years, our popular dog show is back – a fun event INCLUDING 2 CARVERS. £25.
where the judges will be presenting prizes to dogs
ranging from the cutest to the most mastiff-ful. To
kick it all off, a local town crier will perform the Tel 07773 716 944.
opening ceremony at the doors of the church on
Saturday May 28 at 10am. Over the course of the
weekend there will also be a multitude of stalls Fed up with
and activities in the churchyard to entertain all the
family, and on the Monday runners from far and moss and weed?
wide will descend on the village for the annual
10k road race and children’s one-mile fun run. I offer:-
Free entry, free parking. For details, visit •Regular lawn feeds
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A special preview evening will be held on Friday •Scarifying Lawn Treatment Service
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be served with a glass of wine, and specific FREE LAWN SURVEY
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18 16010 - Dec 2016
15094Aug 16 Heath Players presented “The Lady in the van”
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and have been for many years.** stage in a deliberately unfeminine style.
Several of the cast of 11 took on more than one
role and the 2 Alan Bennetts were on stage for
the whole play. Everyone spoke clearly and
audibly so that the storyline was easy to follow.
Despite the size of the stage area, an
enterprising team of set builders had
constructed Miss Shepherd’s van which was
driven through the Village Hall side door! Not
only was the exterior painted to look like the
wreck that was her home but the interior
(when the doors were opened) showed superb
details such as posters of Mother Theresa and
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Held every year in June for more than two decades, the
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some of the best-kept green spaces in the St Clare catchment
area. The 2016 Open Gardens weekend is being held on 25th and 26th June and
tickets are on sale now!
For more information and to get involved in St Clare’s Open Gardens Weekend, contact St
Clare community fundraiser Dani De’ath on 01279 773738 or email
OPEN GARDEN in aid of OPEN GARDEN 2016
Grove Cottage (MENCAP) THE LAURELS, HASTINGWOOD RD,
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Saturday, 28th May, 10.00 – 4.30pm
Sunday, 29th May, 2.00 – 5.00 p.m. SAT. 2nd July & SUN. 3RD July in aid of Grove
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SARAH M SINGING EVERY DAY
We will have live entertainment throughout the COFFEE/TEA & HOMEMADE CAKES
weekend, coffee and great cakes, a book stall, CRAFT STALLS, PLANTS FOR SALE
loads of plants for sale and hand made
glass and crafts. There will also be COME AND ENJOY A WALK ROUND THIS
a raffle. BEAUTIFUL GARDEN, STAY FOR AS LONG AS
YOU WANT. Some people even bring a bottle of
Concert -Friends of St Mary's Sheering 7.00 pm,
Saturday 14 May 2016 wine to sit and enjoy.
St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Sheering Email: [email protected]
£8.00 (£1 for child aged 6 to 12) for directions
Includes the programme, refreshments and a drink after There will be a coffee morning with a raffle and bring
the Concert Not suitable for under 6s and buy, at 'Greenways' Stortford Road, to raise
money for flowers at the Midsummer Flower
Doors open 6.30 pm. Seating is Festival.
mainly on pews. Bring your own Date 3rd May.
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Bishop’S Stortford, Herts
Mon - Fri 8am - 5.30pm
Sat 9am - 1pm
Tel: 01279 730 274
Stansted Airport RNP1 Trial Apologies to everyone, particularly
those living to the east of the village, who
Unfortunately the feedback report from this Trial comes out were disturbed by our gas guns protecting
badly for the village. The report pushes the positive our crops from pigeons on Good Friday.
feedback and states that there were only 3 objections from I thought I had programmed them to be on silent Fri,Sat,
Hatfield Heath. I know of at least 5 and would be grateful if Sun +Mon; instead I had put in Sat, Sun, Mon +Tue -
anyone who objected in the consultation could let me know
by telephone or email. If there are missing objections then a what a numpty!
serious challenge can be made. There were only 60+ Michael Hockley
responses in total to the consultation from the whole area so
even a small addition to the objections could affect the 01279 898 953
The objections from the Parish Council was not included in
the feedback report although the Clerk is certain it was sent
as a copy was received at the same time by the MP. There
was no summary of comments made at the Consultation
Meeting held by the Airport in the village, though they do
give it taking place in the wrong venue.
The Airport are pushing to make this change permanent
and I feel that at least we need a guaranteed statutory
review before any permanent change. We should also
advocate that the RNP1 is moved further north to take it as
far as possible away from the village.
If we have new evidence, eg. missing objections , then this
can be presented in writing to the Director of Safety and
The feedback report can be found on
Come see us at our beautiful tea room and
look out at the pretty view over the heath
while you enjoy a refreshing drink and a
We offer hot and cold food, including
Paninis, Jacket potatoes, Soup, salads,
sandwiches, a large selection of daily baked
treats and a delicious Afternoon Tea menu.
We also take orders for bespoke cakes for
FREE CUP OF TEA WITH ANY CAKE
WITH THIS VOUCHER
(VALID UNTIL END OF JUNE 2016)
Pond lane, Hatfield Heath, CM22 7AB
2215078 May 2016
MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD AT 7.30 PM ON WEDNESDAY 13TH APRIL 2016 IN
THE URC HALL, HATFIELD HEATH .
PRESENT: Cllr Mark Lemon (ML), (Chairman), Cllrs Bob Jones (BJ), Chris Overton (CO), Geoff Owen
(GO), David Parish (DP), Nigel Robley (NR) and Colin Skyrme (CS). In attendance Clerk to the Council Ernie
Fenwick and 3 members of the public.
CHAIRMANS WELCOME AND OPEN FORUM The Chairman welcomed everyone present, opened the
meeting and welcomed DP back after a period of hospitalisation and CS after a period of illness.
Margaret Carter gave a presentation on Community Agents which was set up in Essex 18 months ago. Each
District Council has community agents who work with anyone over 60 or a carer under 60. It is a free service.
The agents are employed by British Red Cross or RCCE and work to allow a family to stay in their own home.
They provide signposts to clubs, community transport, help with form filling, and benefits. Work with carers to
provide support. Message in a bottle scheme and mobility issues. Volunteers are welcome. ML thanked
Margret for her presentation and the council warmly supported the scheme.
There were no items raised by members of the public
1609. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllrs Ian Fitzgerald (IF), holiday, Mark Bissell (MB), work commitment.
1610. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING The minutes of the Parish Council Meeting of 9th March were signed
as a true record of the meeting.
1611. DECLARATION OF MEMBERS INTERESTS: ML is a district councillor. DP has a non-pecuniary
interest as chairman of the Hatfield Regis History Society. CO and DP are members of the Tenants Forum
1612. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON AGENDA ITEMS None
1613. REPORTS TO / FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLOR Nothing to report
1614. CLERKS REPORT: Matters from last meeting and Action Register 1511/08 Victim Support Service.
Posters have been placed on Notice boards. CS 1602/03 ECC Engineers to look again at the mini roundabout
scheme (See 1618a ii) SB 1602/04 Emergency Plan to be reviewed. Ongoing EF 1602/06 Parish Plan response
from Parish Council (See 1621 a) ALL 1602/10 Christmas Tree and Decorations. Councillors to consider
suitable location ALL Correspondence i. Making The Links – April ii. Mini roundabout scheme letter from &
to Cllr Johnson ( See Item 1618 a ii) iii. EALC e Bulletin iv. Police Partnership document
23 Continued on next page ...........
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v. EALC training bulletin vi. Annual Governance Statement vii. Review of Essex Parking Standards (See Item 161 8 a
i) viii. EOY Accounts ix. Support for Hatfield Regis History Society Grant Application. The Council strongly
supported the History Society and instructed the Clerk to write an appropriate letter. x. ECC Replacement Waste
Local Plan Draft Engagement xi. Change of Banking Tariffs – Unity Trust Bank ( See Item 1616c) xii. Parking
proposal on Tea Rooms island xiii. The Stag parking problem (See Item 161 8 a iii) xiv. Play Area inspection notice
xv. UDC Garden Waste Collection service xvi. Funding for community green spaces xvii. Councillor details xviii.
Essex Devolution update xix. Freedom of Information response from ECC xx. ECC Roads surface dressing
information xxi. RCCE Essex Village of the Year Competition.
1615. CHAIRMANS REPORT Nothing to report
1616. FINANCIAL REPORT: a. EOY accounts circulated to councillors for consideration before the AGM on May
4th b. VAT payment of £1487.75 has now been received. c. Clerk explained the Unity Trust Bank change of Tariffs
and the alternative with Lloyds Bank Treasurers Account. Recommended that as the Lloyds Bank account has a limit
of £50,000 per annum turnover which we will be close to with our new precept and may well exceed with the income
from fairs, rural verge cutting, VAT refund and potential grants, that we remain with Unity Trust as the account is
working well. This will result in an annual charge of £72 and no interest entitlement. Approved unanimously d.
Annual Return documents received and annual statement circulated to councillors. e. Bank Balance after the
authorisation of the following payments £10097.04
EALC Subscription & Affiliation Fees 414.62 HH URC Hall Hire (Neighbourhood Watch) 63.00 E Fenwick Website
Maintenance 20.00 Clerk Expenses 45.48 Staff Salaries HMRC PAYE DP and CS to authorise
1617. PLANNING MATTERS a. Decisions by UDC Planning Dept. i. Lassington Stortford Road Hatfield Heath;
UTT/16/0008/HHF; Demolition of conservatory. Erection of front porch, single storey front and rear extensions, two
storey side extension and loft conversion: APPROVE WITH CONDITIONS ii. Clovelly Chelmsford Road Hatfield
Heath; UTT/15/3783/HHF; Erection of single storey front, side and rear extensions, front porch and loft conversion
with dormer windows to side elevations: APPROVE WITH CONDITIONS
b. Applications i. 3 Chestnut Drive Hatfield Heath; UTT/16/0656/HHF; Proposed loft conversion, dormer windows
to rear and rooflights to front elevation. NO OBJECTION ii. 13 Clipped Hedge Hatfield Heath; UTT/16/0392/FUL;
Demolition of existing garage and erection of 1 no. dwelling. NO OBJECTION
1618. HIGHWAYS a. Update on Highways Issues i. To consider response to Essex CC Parking standards
consultation. NO COMMENT ii. The ECC response to mini roundabout scheme A1060/B183 junction was
considered. Council regard the response from Cllr Johnson as unacceptable and Clerks letter to be published in the
Village Magazine and to prepare an article in collaboration with ML to be published in the Herts & Essex Observer.
iii. The Stag Island project has been given funding by the LHP to provide a suitable solution
1619. VILLAGE GREEN ML recommended that the parking proposal alongside Church Road be postponed until
further funds are available. Approved BJ requested a larger litter bin on the Open Space near to the play area. Clerk to
investigate with UDC collection.
1620. PARKING PROPOSALS a. Parking proposals from Parking Partnership. These proposals are to be put to a
public consultation. Clerk is awaiting the relevant documents from Parking Partnership b. Conversion of part of Tea
room island to ‘end on’ parking. The proposal to increase the parking on the Tea Room Island from 10 to 15 cars was
approved subject to public consultation. c. BJ queried the enforcement notice outside Nursery on the Heath as it does
not appear to have been implemented. ML will investigate d. Parking markings in Village Car Park footpath. Clerk to
research quotations for repainting the footpath.
Parish Council Minutes continued:- Little Hallingbury Seniors Club (Happy Circle)
This local, over 50's club, has been running for
1621. PARISH PLAN a. ML recommended that this be many years, meeting once a month on a Tuesday
placed on the agenda regularly to monitor progress. afternoon from 2pm - 4pm.
We arrange entertainment, afternoon teas with
1622. ALLOTMENTS a. DP proposed that the home made cakes and a good social atmosphere.
equipment purchased for the removal of bulrushes in the We have two, sometimes three outings a year with
wildlife area be loaned to the Allotment Association to a Summer and Christmas Dinner. We are hoping
control the weeds around the edge of the allotments. to attract more members to enable us to keep the
Approved unanimously club running. If you would like to join us the next
meeting will be at 2pm on April 19th at Little
1623. WILDLIFE AREA See previous item Hallingbury Village Hall, when we will be
entertained by Tricia Kealy instructing us on
1624. STANSTED AIRPORT BJ reported that allegedly Balance and Move Easily in our golden years.
only 3 people from the village responded to the
consultation and the response from the Parish Council We will also be going on a coach trip to Clacton
was lost. BJ asked for approval to place an article in the on Tuesday May 24th leaving Little Hallingbury
magazine asking for any other responders to the Village Hall at 8.15am. We have some seats
consultation. Approved unanimously available to non members at a cost of £19 each.
1625. MATTERS TO BE RAISED BY MEMBERS FOR We would love you to join our club or just come
THE NEXT AGENDA Village Hall Car Park, Public to Clacton with us.
Insurance, Resuscitation equipment, Eco/flooding
I look forward to hearing from you.
1626. REPORTS FROM MEMBERS ON MEETINGS Linda Howell
ATTENDED None Chair
1627. DATES OF NEXT MEETINGS 4th May Little Hallingbury Seniors (Happy Circle)
(AGM) 8th June 13th July 01279 724502 or 07790229540
Meeting closed at 8.51 pm 15106 Aug 2016
Information from Essex Police
Community Policing Team Uttlesford's new CPT has
been launched by Essex Police as part of a renewed
commitment to local policing that puts partnerships
with councils and other organisations at the heart of
The new teams will work in community safety hubs
with partners like councils, other Emergency Servic-
es, Health providers, charities, Neighbourhood Watch
and community groups. Their main focus will be on
community safety priorities, solving local problems
like high risk anti-social behaviour, local “hot spot”
crimes, repeat victims or keeping the night time econ-
Chief Inspector Craig Carrington, district command-
er of Uttlesford and Braintree, adds: "My Communi-
ty Policing Team will work across both local
authority districts, targeting the crimes that pose the
greatest threat to our communities. The importance
of partnership working cannot be underestimated
and we will continue to work closely with our part-
Reducing the re-offending rate will be one of the key
priorities for my team."
More information about our team can be found on
our community policing web pages
www.essex.police.uk/doitonline or contact
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Bike Bengal 2016 - James MacHardy
Dr Graham's Homes was founded in 1900 by a Scottish Minister to house and educate deprived Anglo Indian
children in the Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Assam regions of NE India.
The School and associated Cottages still thrives today and cares for nearly 1500 pupils of which 500 are boarders
including 220 sponsored from the UK.
The sponsored children, all needy and mostly Christian Anglo Indian, are selected from destitute families in the
Kolkata area and are taken to the Homes where they receive support, nurture and education.
The UK Committee carries out many different fund raising activities throughout the year and for the last ten years
has undertaken bike rides raising almost £140,000.
In 2014 and this year the cyclists changed route from Kolkata to Kalimpong to
Kathmandhu to Kalimpong. This is a distance of 568 kilometers and starting on
Saturday 13th. February we had six camps and one hotel stop, this was in Siliguri our
entrance point into India.
There were eight cyclists,six from the UK and two from India, one was the resident
Minister at the Homes, Rev. Henry Simon and the other a former pupil, Bradley
Mawer. The UK cyclists consisted of former BSRC player. Andrew MacHardy,
Littlebury resident Tim Hughes, our only lady, Caron Johnson from Perth, former Homes Chaplin and Farm
Manager, Rev. John Webster, Campbeltown resident Michael Foreman and James MacHardy.
In the 8 days our average speed was 15.8 k.p.h. our total ascent was 4,901 mtrs. and decent 4,464 mtrs. We cycled
for a total of 35hours 58 minutes.
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After the final run through the main street and cheering crowds we reached
Murray Road, the last climb to the gates of the Homes and our destination.
School children lined the route from the gates to the Jarvie Hall, the main
assembly hall of the School.
There we received an official welcome and thanks with the presentation of
flowers and traditional Kada.
Eight days, minimal breakdowns, excellent weather, superb support crew,
great company and companionship, tremendous welcome and over £20,000
raised which will sponsor two deprived children for 12 years each.
Dr. Graham's Homes is a place where every aspiration of the Child is met, every hope and all the values that the Child
goes out with are given by the Homes and all the knowledge to live life fully and appreciate it in all its varied and
splendid hues as well as face obstacles with a grit and determination and a sense of self purpose.
This is what a child should take away from here.
This is Dr Graham's Homes.
The Just Giving website for the Bike Ride is still open or go to www.drgrahamshomes.co.uk and key donate.
Easter Bonnets and Easter egg hunt
Photo:– Some members of the Knit and Natter’ ' On
group in Hatfield Heath. From left, Eva Raven,
Easter Sunday morning, we held our annual Easter
Heather Darton and Catherine Saban bonnet competition and Easter egg hunt in the
On display are the woolly hats and blankets which churchyard. 26 children entered the Easter bonnet
were donated to the neo-natal unit at P.A. Hospital. competition and the entries were extremely good and
very inventive. Well done to everyone. This was then
followed by the Easter egg hunt in which 55 children
took part, watched by many parents and grandparents.
Unfortunately, rain started about half way through and
so some got rather wet but we hope it did not spoil the
enjoyment of the event.'
About half a dozen residents from “The Close “&
“Broomfields “ in Hatfield Heath started a ‘Knit
and Natter’ afternoon as a way of socialising with a
cup of tea and a biscuit.
But their interest in all things woolly has led them
to start donating their knitted bonnets and blankets
to the neo-natal unit at Princess Alexandra
Hospital in Harlow.
The group have knitted over 50 garments so far
and these, together with knitted goods received
from other sheltered accommodation sites, have
been handed over to the unit for premature babies
– and the group is showing no signs of slowing up
with a new batch already underway.
Heather Duncan, Sheltered Housing Officer at The The display at the URC showing themes
Close, said: “It is heart-warming to see our of Easter
sheltered housing residents come together and
making a difference through something they love
doing. It’s vital the premature babies at the unit
are kept warm and we hope the donation of the
knitted hats and blankets can make a real
difference to those who receive them.”
She added: “The ‘Knit and Natter’ afternoons have
been very successful, and the ladies have done a
fantastic job. I would like to thank
everyone who is taking part.”
The residents are currently accepting
donations of wool so that they can
make even more garments.
Please contact Heather at [email protected]