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Published by markratcliff, 2017-09-13 11:11:48

February 2017

Hatfield Heath Village Magazine February 2017

Keywords: hatfield,heath,village,magazine,February,2017

FEBRUARY 2017 THE VILLAGE MAGAZINE THAT KEEPS YOU IN TOUCH Est. 1893

NEW YEAR’S DAY STROLL

On the first day of 2017, and despite a rather rainy weather forecast, 25 walkers set off to enjoy a three and
a half mile walk around the local footpaths. After meeting at the Post Office, we headed off northwards
along the Dunmow Road (enjoying the recently resurfaced pavement) and along Ryes Lane to Skringills
where grass replaced tarmac under foot. We followed a series of footpaths to reach part of the Three Forests
Way near to Ryes Farm. We headed west, then south through Little Hallingbury Park, and finally back to
the village via Mill Lane, passing alongside to the former PoW camp.

Hopefully everyone enjoyed the
fresh air and chance to burn off a
few calories with friends as much as
we did.

Details of other walks around the
village can be found on the Parish
Council website.

Stella and Ian Hughes Email:
[email protected]
Ian Hughes.

Thank you to Ian and Stella for a
great guided walk on New Year’s
Day. It was lovely to chat to friends and meet new people. Two chaps discovered, when chatting, that they
were born and raised in the same district and had attended the same Primary and Secondary schools!
Michael H kindly supplied us with chocolate and Steve F was on hand to share his satsuma if the need
arose! Editor.

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Stansted Night Flights Consultation - your opportunity to complain.

Following the publication last week of Government proposals for the regulation of night flights
at Stansted Airport over the next five years, Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) is urging local district, parish and town
councils and individual local residents to make their voice heard and help reduce the noise impacts of night-time
flights in and out of Stansted.
Stansted currently has permission for 12,000 night flights a year, more than twice as many as are permitted at
Heathrow. SSE has long argued to the Government that night flights have a far greater impact on local residents
around Stansted because of its rural location where background noise levels at night are generally very low.
Furthermore, the 12,000 annual limit applies only to the 6½ hours from 11.30pm to 6.00am whereas the normal
definition of 'night' is the 8 hours from 11.00pm to 7.00am.
Moreover, a large number of Stansted’s night flights are large, noisy cargo aircraft, many of which are very old.
Unsurprisingly, these give rise to a disproportionately high level of noise complaints.
SSE’s main criticism of the Government’s latest night flights proposals is that they do not go nearly far enough to
tackle the very serious impacts of night flights in terms of sleep disturbance for local residents around Stansted and
under flight paths. SSE is calling for:
• An unequivocal Government commitment to phase out all night flights at Stansted by 2030, except in the case of
genuine emergencies;
• In the meantime, for the annual limit on Stansted night flights to apply, not just from 11.30pm to 6.00am, but from
11.00pm to 7.00am, so that ‘night’ truly means ‘night’, as defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s
Guidelines on Community Noise;
• A radical overhaul of the current ‘averaging’ method for measuring aircraft noise so that the official Government
noise statistics start to represent what people actually have to endure;
• An immediate ban on all night time aircraft landings at Stansted from using reverse thrust, except in the case of
genuine emergencies.
NOTES
• The Government consultation document can be downloaded
at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/night-flight-restrictions-at-gatwick-heathrow-and-
stansted Responses need to be submitted by 28 February. FURTHER INFORMATION AND COMMENT
• Martin Peachey, SSE, 01279 870374; (M) 07803 603999 [email protected]
• SSE Campaign Office, T 01279 870558; [email protected]

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Village Diary HEALTH WALK

FEBRUARY 2017 Fridays 10:00am outside the surgery
in Broomfields.
4th 19:30 Bridge Club Quiz H
Mondays 10:30am Little Hallingbury
5th 08:00 Holy Communion 1662 HT Village Car Park
09:30 Family Service HT
10:30 Family Service URC A NOTE FOR YOUR DIARY
18:00 Service at The Close This year’s HATFIELD HEATH FESTIVAL

6th 11:30 for 12 noon Luncheon Club URC will be on
Sunday 25th June 2017.
8th 10:30 Holy Communion at The Close
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15th 20:00:00 Leisure Hour URC

19th 8:00 Holy Communion 1662 HT
09:30 Matins
10:30 Family Service URC
18:00 Service at The Close

22nd 11:30 for 12 noon Luncheon Club URC
19:45 Gardening Club H

26th 09:30 Holy Communion HT
10:30 Family Service URC

28th 10:30 Holy Communion at The Haven

H-Village Hall / CR-Committee Room H /
HT-Holy Trinity Church /

URC-United Reform Church /
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Weekend garden waste skip service A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE HAVE
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Week 1 - the weekend following a WILL BE MORE ABOUT THIS LIFE SAVING
black- lidded bin collection EQUIPMENT IN FUTURE EDITIONS OF THE
Hatfield Heath Broomfields
Sunday 13:30 - 14:30 MAGAZINE

Week 2 - the weekend following a green-
lidded bin collection

Hatfield Heath Ardley Crescent
Sunday 13:30-14:30

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Hatfield Regis Local
History Society
has published several
books and leaflets
The War Memorials of

Hatfield Regis £5
Addendum: The Mis-
remembered Men £1
P.O.W Camp 116 £5

The Stag £5
Eden Cottage Hospital £1

Pumps and Wells of
Hatfield Heath £5

Contact John Sly
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MEMORIALS IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING

J. Day & Son SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
The consultation in relation to the proposed
Station Road, Bishop’s Stortford admissions arrangements for entry to Hatfield
Heath, Takeley and Roseacres Primary Schools
Bishop’s Stortford 01279 654 555 from September 2018 has taken place.
Edmonton 0208 807 3712 The statutory six week consultation period ran
from Sunday 18th December 2016 to Sunday 29th
www.jdayandson.co.uk January 2017.
All responses have been collated and passed to
816016 Dec 2016 the Board of Directors for formal discussion and
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process. The final determined policy will be
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February 2017.
The Admissions Consultation documents for your
reference will be available for the public to view
from each school's website throughout the
consultation period.

Yours sincerely
Victoria Marrow

Business Director
The Learning Partnership Trust
c/o Hatfield Heath Primary School

Tel: 01279 730382

Uttlesford Citizens Advice Bureau

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The CAB has a library of over 100 health and
well-being services operating in Uttlesford. The
service is available to everyone; users can print
off pdf information sheets about services, self-
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The system also has a number of information sheets
on subjects including advocacy, help for the
housebound, victim support, care options and

transport. Please find attached an abridged version of
the transport fact sheet, which we hope you may be
able to use in your publication. Further information

on other topics will follow.

Please do let us know if you think there is a
particular topic area that you would like us to cover
in the future.

With best wishes,
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Children’s Clubs . Bridge Club 723948
. Luncheon Club for senior citizens 730581
. Pre-school - 2-5years 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 575679 V. Hall . Mobile Library – Fortnightly on Wednesdays
. Friday Club at URC (7-12yrs)
Other contacts
Tel 739218

Sport & Fitness Groups . Farmers’Market 07956 563 710
. Visiting Optician 443181
. Karate – 445539 - Village Hall . Neighbourhood Watch
. Cricket Club – 730674 [email protected] Tel 730281
. Football Club – 730212
. Keep Fit for over 50s – Village Hall . Uttlesford Badger Group- Derek Barry
on Weds – 9.30am 07776 221 975 On call 24/7 503332 or 07941 185 171
. Bootcamp – Village Hall, Mon & Fri Men
& Women all ages, shapes & sizes Websites of Groups, Clubs & Institutions
07775 663 742
. Bowls – Village Hall -Richard Way 730066 . Eden Surgery – repeat prescriptions etc
Afternoon sessions:- 724833 Broomfields www.hatfieldheathsurgery.co.uk
Evening sessions:- Richard Way 730066 Broad Oak www.hatfieldbroadoaksurgery.co.uk
. Health Walk in Hatfield Heath Fri 10.00am . School www.hatfieldheath.essex.sch.uk
Meet outside H.H surgery 731434 . H.H Cricket Club –
.Health Walk in L.Hallingbury Mon 10:30 www.freewebs.com/hatfieldheathcc
Meet at L.H Village car park 899451 . H.H Football Club - www.facebook.com/hatfieldfc
. Heath Players www.heathplayers.org and
Air Training Corps – 309 https://www.facebook.com/groups/246923642002
(Sawbridgeworth)Squadron; 583/ [email protected]
ATC HQ Cutforth Road, Sawbridgeworth;
(Email) [email protected]; .BridgeClub...www.hatfieldheathbridgeclub.or
g.uk
www.aircadets.org . Parish Council www.hatfieldheath.com
. Footpaths
Email: [email protected]
. Hatfield Regis History Society -
hatfieldregislocalhistorysociety.weebly.com

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NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING MOBILE LIBRARY

URC Hall Wed 8th February 7:30pm Visits Fortnightly on Wednesdays
www.hatfieldheath.com
Broomfields Arrives Leaves
PARISH COUNCIL The Close 14.45 15.35
Parish Clerk - Ernie Fenwick.................. 730 770 The Heath 15.40 16.00
Email : ............. [email protected] 16.05 16.35
Mark Lemon Chairman ........................... 730 581
(District Councillor) LUNCHEON CLUB
Vice Chairman -David Parish ................... 730 573
Robert Jones................................................ 730 741 Monday 6th FEBRUARY 11.30 FOR 12.00
Nigel Robley............................................... 730 568
Chris Overton........................................... 731 036 Wednesday 22nd FEBRUARY
Colin Skyrme............................................. 730 480 11.30 FOR 12.00
Ian Fitzgerald ..............................................730 036
Mark Bissell ................................................ 730 376 All over 55s welcome
Geoff Owen……………………………… 444 988 Transport available.
Ring Judy 01279 730 581

PHONE NUMBERS OF Registered Charity Number 1051491
POLICE, DOCTORS, SAMARITANS
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SCHOOL & CHURCHES
PCSO Simon Horne Buffy Playbus visits
Email:[email protected]
Essex Police Non Emergency.................101 The Heath, HATFIELD HEATH. CM22 7EB
Emergency ............................................. 999
PARKS ON CENTRE OF VILLAGE GREEN
DOCTORS Broomfields........................ 01279 730 616 TUESDAYS 9.30am - 11am
DOCTOR Broad Oak............................ 01279 718 245
DOCTOR Sawbridgeworth.................. 01279 603 180 To send your letters /articles/ reports /photographs
THE SAMARITANS.......................... 01920 464 099 Email :- [email protected]

HATFIELD HEATH C.P. SCHOOL.....01279 730 382 Or contact the Editor
PRE-SCHOOL....................................... 01279 730 354 For advertising :email - [email protected]

HOLY TRINITY Editor : -Mary Stewart 01279 731 319
Vicarage Office....................................... 01279 730 288 Treasurer: - Mel Sullivan 01279 731 434
CHURCH WARDENS Secretary: - Jean Clarke 01279 730 667
Eileen Ashworth ..................................... 01279 730 610 Distributor- Michael Hockley 07976 801 062
Diane Barnett .- PCC Secretary............... 01279 730 425 Chairman - Brendan Carrig 01279 730 549
Printed by Cornerstone 01279 437 851
URC Rev Sam - Phone........................... 01279 453 781
URC Secretary - Betty Bennett.............. 01279 508 455 Please note that the Hatfield Heath Magazine is a
Village Volunteers when you need help..07944 748 478
non profit organisation and everyone involved in
If you would like to advertise in the
magazine, choose the size that best suits its production works on a voluntary basis.

your needs and contact us.

To find out about our rates, please see DISCLAIMER: The Editor and Printers do not
take responsibility for the information given or
page 6 for details. Contact views expressed in the Hatfield Heath Village
details opposite. Magazine. Nor is any culpability accepted in
work carried out by any of the advertisers.

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WINDOW ON THE PAST Friday Club.
Friday Club is as the name suggests, a club run
Hatfield Heath Parish Magazine November 1894 on a Friday evening for the young people (7-12
years old) of Hatfield Heath and surrounding
The Trinity Night School villages.
It is held Friday evenings 7pm – 9pm in the URC
This is to be held on Tuesday, Thursday, and Church Hall, Chelmsford Road,Hatfield Heath.
Friday. Fees are 2d per week, to be returned Its nightly membership is £5.00.
to regular attendants.
Tracy Sykes Club Leader
Tuesday 7 to 8pm - Citizenship Telephone: 07803 273083
Thursday 8 to 9.5 - Book- keeping Email: [email protected]
7 to 8pm - Science of Common
Friday January is almost over, Spring is just round the corner
Things and when you get those bright sunny days, you just
8 to 9.5 - Book-keeping feel the need to get into the garden to tidy up all those
7 to 8.20 pm - Vocal Music leaves that have been lying wet on the ground and into
the greenhouse to plant a few early seeds, like sweet
Sent in by Ivan Wybrew peas.

[I like the idea that if you turned up regularly you Have you ordered your seeds? Though few people
got your money back! Editor] seem to grow from seed nowadays, preferring to buy
plugs or pot plants, especially with vegetables you do
You could be doing something for Hatfield Heath that get more variety. Again if you grow from seed you
you would find really satisfying............ learn over the years what grows best in your ground.
I always grow ‘Tender and True’ Parsnips and ‘Lyon-
Becoming a Victim Support Volunteer might be Prize taker’ Leeks, I have tried other varieties but never
just right for you found them as successful.

Learn how to give emotional support and practical help The garden at the moment does not have much colour
to fellow villagers who have suffered from crime but the Cornus, Winter Jasmine, Hebes and Phormium
give splashes of colour. What is surprising is how a
Spare just four to six hours each week in return for full Penstemon in the garden is still in flower giving a dash
training and out of pocket expenses - it won't cost you a of red in the border. Two Camellias, which have been
penny sheltering under a shrub, are budding up well and,
fingers crossed, don’t seem to have been damaged by
You should be at least eighteen years old (no upper age the frost. The Sarcocca (Christmas Box) is just coming
limit) with good IT skills and an enthusiasm to help into flower with its wonderful scent which greets you
others when you to arrive at our front door.

For a friendly chat, please contact either : Having moved pots of snowdrops, crocuses and
Julie Binsted, Victim Services Delivery Manager narcissi into the greenhouse a few weeks ago, they are
shooting well and should bloom early to give a display
at [email protected] before those in the garden
OR
Our speaker in November was Barry Kaufmann-
Parish Councillor Colin Skyrme Wright, the sad news is that over Christmas he passed
at [email protected] away in his sleep.

and we can take it from there. As we look forward to Spring our February
Come and help make your Village even better! speaker on 22nd February is Bob Reed talking
about hedgehogs at the Village Hall 7:45pm

Richard Barnett

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Hatfield Regis Leisure Hour- January
Local History Society “My experience as a magistrate”

President: William Gosling, Lord of the Manor By Jenny Spalding
Jenny has been a magistrate in Essex for 34 years. It
‘The Devil’s Paintbrush’ – The Somme – Graeme Cooper is a voluntary position and unpaid apart from basic
expenses. No legal background is required and
The final meeting for 2016 was jointly held by the Royal people are appointed from all walks of life. Every 3
British Legion and the History Society. A talk by Graeme years she went through a lengthy appraisal and she
Cooper on the Somme was received with great interest by told us that the Essex system was highly regarded.
the audience.
We learnt that the hearings for specific offences
A map detailing the topography of the Somme were held on specific days of the week and fell into
battlefield provided the background for an extremely the categories of Youth, Family, Fines and Drug
visual and audio presentation by Graeme describing in related crimes. Apart from in the Youth hearings,
graphic detail the horrors which took place. The the magistrate speaks through the chairman, while
politics and strategy which were involved during the in the Youth hearings the magistrate may talk
campaign was described. It became apparent that directly to the offender. After her first 3 years as a
decisions made by high ranking English and French magistrate, Jenny chose to focus on Youth
generals were responsible for many casualties. By the offenders who would be aged 11-17.
first day more than 19,240 British soldiers had been
killed and nearly twice that number injured. Reference Once an offender had been found guilty they would
was made to the London Post Office Battalion and the either be sentenced to a custodial sentence, put on
contribution made by women during the conflict. probation or given community service. Cases
Verdun the largest battle on the Somme lasted for 30 involving murder or robbery were moved onto the
days and became the longest and one of the most Crown Court.
costly battles in human history. Reference to the
Hawthorn Mine explosion was presented with sound Jenny told us that in her 34 years she had heard a
range of cases from theft to murder and even
effects that resounded terrorist attempts.
throughout the meeting to a Anyone from age 21 can apply to be a magistrate
startled audience. but the retirement age is 70. Jenny told us of the
The talk also made many changes since she started, especially with the
reference to the change of fact that many Essex courts such as Harlow and
weapons which were used, Saffron Walden have closed.
gas, introduction of the
battlefield debut of tanks Jenny had clearly been a dedicated magistrate and
and air warfare. as such gave us a clear insight into the role. It is
admirable that someone should give so many years
Sections of text taken from ‘letters from the trenches’ of her life to undertake this vital voluntary work.
of action interspersed the presented imagery and were
read by members of the Society. Recognition also was NEXT MEETING
made of the soldiers from Hatfield Heath and Hatfield
Broad Oak dedicated on local memorials who are 15th February 2.00pm -
remembered in the publication 'the War Memorials of “ My Experiences as a Prison Chaplain” -
Hatfield Regis'. The audience showed their
appreciation for the presentation and Graeme Rev. Clive Duxbury
answered a range of questions from an attentive
audience. The Chairman, David Parish proposed a New Members Welcome
vote of thanks. Details from Jean on 730465

Ivan Cooper Puzzles on page 21
Recipe on Page 5
Music Competition Page 18
Charity dog walk Page 26

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Entries are open for a competition that celebrates Bishop's Stortford's best young musicians.
The Rotary Club of Bishop's Stortford started its Young Musician competition in April 2015.
On Saturday, April 22, the third competition will take place at Bishop's Stortford College.
Last year more than 80 entrants participated in three age groups, performing in strings, woodwind, brass,
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It is hoped that this year one hundred people or more will enter.
During the competition, a winner will be chosen in the instrumentalist and vocalist categories by three adju-
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The deadline for entries is Saturday, March 11. To get entry forms and more details, email
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The competition is open to all instrumentalists and singers who study at any of Bishop's Stortford's primary
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CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Fake Amazon Emails
Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails
claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “[email protected]” claim recipients have made
an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification.
The scam email claims recipients have ordered an expensive vintage chandelier. Other reported examples
include: Bose stereos, iPhone’s and luxury watches.

The emails cleverly state that if recipients haven’t authorised the transaction they can click on the help
centre link to receive a full refund. The link leads to an authentic-looking website, which asks victims to
confirm their name, address, and bank card information.

Amazon says that suspicious e-mails will often contain:
Links to websites that look like Amazon.co.uk, but aren't Amazon.co.uk.
Attachments or prompts to install software on your computer.
Typos or grammatical errors.
Forged (or spoofed) e-mail addresses to make it look like the e-mail is coming
from Amazon.co.uk.

Amazon will never ask for personal information to be supplied by e-mail.
You can read more about identifying suspicious emails claiming to be from Amazon by
visitinghttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201489210

To report a fraud or cyber crime, call us on 0300 123 2040.

The website www.hundredparishes.org.uk is the main channel through which the Society seeks to
achieve its charitable objectives. The first of these aims is “to advance the education of the public in
the character and history” of the Hundred Parishes. We hope that those with an enquiring mind will
dip in from time to time and see what we have to say about a particular parish or a local ‘celebrity’.

We like to challenge your local knowledge with the photo that appears at the top of each web page.
The picture changes every couple of weeks and on the Home page we explain where the last one
was taken. Sometimes the image is seasonal. For example, in November we showed the war graves
in Saffron Walden cemetery. In December there was a view of the Rib valley from Cold Christmas in
the parish of Thundridge. Currently . . . sorry, I’m not allowed to tell you! But if you think you know
please feed back a response.

Many of the photos on the website will appear in a guidebook to the area which the Society plans to
publish later this year. We will be sure to let you know when it is available.

In the meantime, we encourage you to get out locally. You don’t have to travel far to discover another
parish, an untried lane or footpath, a new listed church, or somewhere new for lunch or tea. Please
check out the parish introduction on the website before you set off – it may help with ideas, phone
numbers, etc.

Ken McDonald, Secretary

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GARDENS OF EASTON LODGE

We now have our sights firmly set on the year ahead, building on our successful year last year and with our
fingers firmly crossed for good garden weather.

As usual we will start the year with two Snowdrop Sundays, on February 18th and 26th. The snowdrops
started to show their tips in December, but cold weather in December has stopped them getting as ahead of
themselves as they did last year and hopefully there will be more cold weather to ensure that bugs and slugs
are killed off too, so we don’t have to face quite so many eating up our annuals in the Italian Garden.

The Italian Garden was really colourful in 2016, nonetheless, and our plans are shaping up to involve lots of
new planting to continue filling out the inner beds with their original plants and colours. We have already
planted some historic roses and more are on order. So, over the rest of the winter we will be moving plants to
make space for the new in the spring.

The Walled Garden is also quickly returning to a productive and attractive kitchen garden. Through 2016 we
picked and jammed, jellied and chutneyed the fruit in the garden. So, for 2017 we are looking forward to a
bumper crop and to harvest and make available the produce, in particular at the Apple Day planned for
September 17th. But before that, from the first Open Day of the season on April 23rd, visitors will see the new
fruit trees blossom and the major progress we have made in bringing under control and planting up the far end
of the garden.

We are looking forward to bringing current projects through to completion and starting new ones. How about
making a new year’s resolution and joining us, as volunteers and/or as visitors? or contact us to arrange a talk
about the gardens or a private group tour. For more information, email [email protected] or call
01371 876979 and leave a message.

Sudoko Puzzle Farm Word Search

Solution on page 27 See if you can find the farm related words
in the word search?

Acre. Corn. Cow. Hen. Lamb. Milk.

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MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
HELD AT 7.30 PM ON WEDNESDAY 11th January 2017 IN THE URC HALL,

PRESENT:

Cllr Mark Lemon (ML), (Chairman), Cllrs Mark Bissell (MB), Bob Jones (BJ), Chris
Overton (CO), Geoff Owen (GO), David Parish (DP), Nigel Robley (NR), Colin Sky-
rme (CS)

in attendance Clerk to the Council Ernie Fenwick and 6 members of the public.

CHAIRMANS WELCOME AND OPEN FORUM
The Chairman welcomed everyone present and opened the meeting.

The following items were raised by members of the public

• Hares have been killed in the area and draped over peoples fences and cars in Stortford Road
and Broomfields and scaring the residents. This has been reported to the police but there has
been no police presence. Complainants have been told to report this via 101. There have been at
least 10 incidents with at least 40 hares. and there are four male occupants in a 4x4 type vehicle.
The hares have been shot so it is probable that the men are armed. This has occurred in Stort-
ford Road at Old Forge Cottage, Lilac Cottage, Heath Cottage, and 26 and 28 Broomfields Ref No
42/11006/17.

• ML said he spoke for all of the Parish Council saying he was horrified at this has happened and
he will speak to the police tomorrow.

• Resident of The Paddocks, Stortford Road is concerned regarding the ditch at the front of his property
which is seriously flooding and has been reported to ECC Highways but they have not responded. Clerk will
write to the ECC Chief Executive and issue a complaint on behalf of the resident. NR and ML will monitor
the situation.

1788. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr Ian Fitzgerald (IF), work commitment

1789. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
The minutes of the Parish Council of 14th December were signed as a true record of the meeting.

1790. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON AGENDA ITEMS

None

1791. DECLARATION OF MEMBERS INTERESTS:

• ML is a district councillor
• BJ is a member of SSE
• CO is a member of the Tenants Forum.
• DP is a member of the History Society

1792. REPORTS TO / FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLOR

Nothing to report

Continued: on next page
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1793. CLERKS REPORT:

Matters from last meeting and Action Register

Correspondence
i.Village Hall Management Committee acknowledgement
ii.Police Partnership document
iii. Plan future of Essex consultation
iv. Stansted Airport Noise Complaints advice
v.Consultation of admissions to Hatfield Heath Primary School
vi.Defibrillator cabinet. CS reported that the electrician has been ill over the Christmas Period and has
withdrawn from the offer of installation. CS has sourced another electrician who has quoted £150 for materials
and will need to connect after 10pm when the Co-op has closed for the evening. Proposed by DP that the £150
quotation is accepted. Approved.
vii. Response to Gas main question A1060/B183.
viii. Coopers End and lorries using Dunmow Road
ix. Flooding at The Paddocks Stortford Road
x. Replacement Waste Local Plan consultation

Meetings & Training
EALC Calendar of Training Events

1794. CHAIRMANS REPORT
• ML reported read out the following statement from CO regarding a cooker fault at No 4 The Close Tenants
Forum.

On Thursday 5th January Vera from No 4 The Close advised me that she had been without a cooker
over Christmas and New Year and that an engineer from UDC had visited her flat and advised her
that the trip switch to her cooker had burnt out in her consumer unit and that it would need replac-
ing. This work could not be carried out until the New Year. Vera complained to the council and was
advised to eat sandwiches a remark which was worthy of Mari-Antoinette.

I offered to contact the head of repairs on her behalf which I did having first verified that such action
was appropriate. This resulted in a reprimand by email from the Tenants Liaison Officer and verbal
reprimand from Warden Heather Duncan and I was lead to believe that a new cooker was delivered
to no 4 which was not required.

Vera was without cooking facilities for two weeks. The trip switch had burnt out because the consum-
er unit was incorrectly wired. This could have caused a fire in no 4 spreading to the whole complex
and potentially causing a serious danger to the residents.

• It was agreed by the council that both the Warden and the Tenants Liaison Officer should apologise to Cllr
Overton. Clerk to write to both parties.

1795. FINANCIAL REPORT:
Clerk has circulated the proposed budget and precept to all members. The budget was approved and the pre-
cept set at £41405. Proposed DP
Councillors Business Cards. Pack of 250 cost 20.50 plus £2 printing. Approved.
Bank Balance after the authorisation of the following payments £28849.54

J Kenney Services Grass Cutting 9485.95
E Fenwick Website Maintenance 20.00
Clerk Expenses 29.60
Staff Salaries
HMRC PAYE Continued: on page 25

DP and CS to authorise 23

IF YOU WANT TO VIEW
PAST MAGAZINES

www.hatfield-heath.co.uk/ magazine
Go to the web address above and you will see a list of

over two and half years of past magazines .
On the right hand side is the page with a list of past
Magazines. Just click on the issue you wish to read.

Conversions, Bathrooms, Kitchens
Plastering, Brickwork, Decorating

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1796. PLANNING MATTERS
a. Decisions by UDC Planning Dept. None

b. Applications
I. EFES, THE HEATH, HATFIELD HEATH; UTT/16/3808/CLE; USE OF PROPERTY AS A5
HOT FOOD TAKEAWAY, FOOD FOR CONSUMPTION OFF THE PREMISES. NO
COMMENT

i. Stonebridge, Chelmsford Road, Hatfield Heath; UTT/16/3595/HHF; Two storey side extension, relocate
front door with canopy porch. SUPPORTED

1797. HATFIELD HEATH FESTIVAL

Date has been agreed as 25th June so that it does not clash with Father’s Day. It is not in sync with the
Hatfield Heath Flower Festival and it also clashes with Sheering Flower festival.

1798. HIGHWAYS
To receive update on highways issues

To consider response from Cllr Barker. This was not considered to be relevant. Clerk to write to SB. NR will
try to obtain legal advice on liability of the County Council.

Locking facilities for Mobility Scooters. CO was approached regarding the provision of a locking post near the
Thatcher’s bus stops for users to be able to secure their scooter and use the bus service into Bishops Stortford
where mobility scooters can be hired.

The B183 - draft representation has not yet been received, although we have agreed to support a request for a
speed limit between Takeley and Hatfield Heath

1799. VILLAGE GREEN
Tender for Grass cutting to be issued as soon as possible. Incorporate collection of grass cuttings for the wild-
life area.
CS thanked GO and MB for their sponsorship of the Christmas Tree and suggested that next year there

should be some form of public acknowledgement of sponsorship, perhaps with a plaque fixed to the fence

around the tree.

Bus shelters require cleaning out. Clerk to contact handyman

1800. WILDLIFE AREA

5 major ponds and a work schedule has been prepared. Quotations are being sought. NR is carrying

out tidying up around two ponds. Work is to start in March. Clerk to write re Reynolds storing waste

bins allegedly on the Village Green.

1801. STANSTED AIRPORT

BJ reported that he has received complaints regarding low flying aeroplanes over the village, one was

2200 feet and a second was 2700 feet.

1802. REPORTS FROM MEMBERS ON MEETINGS ATTENDED

None

1803. MATTERS TO BE RAISED BY MEMBERS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA

Flooding. Hares. Council Surgery.

1804. DATES OF NEXT MEETINGS Meeting closed at 9.15 pm

8th February ,8th March, 12th April (Annual Parish Meeting)

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Notice re-issued due to the
small size in January’s issue
which was difficult to read.

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Calling all dog lovers!

Stay ahead of the pack by joining us for our popular annual Winter Walkies event on
Sunday 26 February.

From beagles and boxers, to sausage dogs and spaniels, dozens of dogs of all shapes and sizes are
set to take part in our sponsored 5km countryside walk.
There will be doggy-friendly fun and games for all the family, including competitions for dogs and owners as well as
a children’s quiz, before the pooch parade sets off from the Hospice at 11:00am.
The procession of walkers and pets will then wind its way across the beautiful Essex countryside before returning
back to the Hospice where all walkers will be greeted with a cup of hot soup and a roll.
Dog medals and treats will also be handed our afterwards, along with certificates for children. Other refreshments
will be on sale.
Anyone is welcome to join us for Winter Walkies – whether you are a pet owner or not – but if you are bringing a
canine companion, then please remember to bring bags for their waste.
Please also remember to check the weather on the day, and ensure you wear suitable clothing and footwear as it is
likely there will be plenty of muddy feet and paws.
The event is kindly being sponsored by Forest Vets.
Entry for Winter Walkies is £10 for adults and £5 for children or £27.50 for a family of four.

Is your pooch positively perfect? Is your dog dazzling? Is your cuddly companion the cutest?

Then why not enter them into our Cutest Canine Competition! You and your pooch could be in with a chance of
winning a hamper of doggie goodies and the honour of officially opening our 2017 Winter Walkies event on Sunday
26 February. For more information on taking part in this fantastically furry event, get in touch with the St
Clare Community Fundraising Lead Dani De’ath. Call 01279 773738 or 07718257704 or
email [email protected]

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Heath Players present -
“The Last Romance,” by Jo DiPietro
“It’s never too late to fall in love...”

The Heath Players are delighted to bring author Joe DiPetrio back to the Village Hall for their spring production on
15-18 March 2017.

In the autumn of 2008 the Players presented his play "Over The River and Through The Woods" which received
high praise and also won three of the five awards at the Hertford Festival in the spring of 2009 (best play, best set
and audience’s favourite play). It is considered one of the Players’ most successful productions.

"The Last Romance" tells the story of Ralph, in the twilight of his years and a widower, as he reflects on his life
and a time when he was a young opera singer. He remains full of life and feels he needs one last chance at love.
He goes to the local park and meets Carol, however, Ralph's over protective sister has concerns...

This is a very touching and funny story, full of laughs and pathos and is directed by Tony Saxby who played one of
the Grandparents in the previous production,

It is a play that will appeal to all ages and has very much the same feeling as the 2008 show.

The cast includes two members who may be familiar to Heath audiences from some time ago (Bernard
Moule and Renee Joyce) together with two new faces (Jeanne Stacey and Theo Rankine-Fourdraine).

Tickets are £10 (concessions £8 Wednesday 15th to Friday only) and are available from the Village Tea
Rooms, by ringing 01279 730544 or online at
www.ticketsource.co.uk/heathplayers.

Cast and director at the first rehearsal. L-R Bernard Moule
(Ralph), Jeanne Stacey (Carol), Renee Joyce (Rose) and Tony
Saxby (Director)

Small dog wanted for starring role in Heath Players’ latest
production! The Last Romance to be performed in March (see
elsewhere) requires an appearance by a small dog (ideally a
Chihuahua or Chihuahua cross). Although only on stage for a short period it is crucial to the plot. If you
have a dog you feel may be suitable for the role please get in touch
with [email protected], [email protected] or ring Mark on 01279 503174.

FISHING EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Solution to puzzle on page 21
Three 12 feet brand new quality fishing rods
complete with three Reels made up with 12
pound breaking strain suitable for carp or
large fish and ready to use in a 6 feet 6 inches
green quality bag which will hold five made up
rods if needed along with other fish
equipment and a Rover dark blue 9' 7'' long
keep net with bank stake and a gold Landing net
with a 12' expandable locking handle.

All brand new -1 rod been tried.  £95.00 ono.

Further information including makes etc, contact
David on:-

01279 730573 or 07920 866290

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Hatfield Haven

“Hatfield Haven Care Home had a nice surprise to
have as guests the Hatfield Heath church communi-
ty who came to sing Christmas Carols for our resi-
dents.

We would like to thank them for the beautiful carols
they sang for us and for the time spent with us hav-
ing a cup of tea and homemade cakes after the car-
ols.”

Many thanks for making us feel part of Hatfield
Heath church community! “

Activities Coordinator - Mariana Notar

Photograph of Hatfield Heath Cricket Club
taken on August Bank Holiday 1966

Back row from left:-
Michael Barrow, Peter Stooks, Tim Roberts, Peter
Thoday, John Brown and Herbert Maskell

Front row form left:-
Reg Walters, Howard Gunn, John Springham,
David Wilkinson and Bob Bucknall.

Bob Bucknall kindly loaned the photograph for the
magazine. He played for the team for 22 years and
then became an umpire for a similar length of time.
Bob still enjoys watching the game.

If you have photos connected with Hatfield Heath in
the past and would like to share them with our
readers, please get in touch with the editor.


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