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September 2003

Hatfield Heath Village Magazine September 2003

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HATFIELD HEATH KIDS CLUB
We would like to thank everyone who has helped, supported
and attended the Kids Club, it was the first term of opening for
Breakfast. The club opens at 8.00am and children arrive shortly
after. Cereals and toast are prepared whilst everyone gets in
and exchanges stories about the previous day! After breakfast
the children are encouraged in quieter play, reading, homework
or an activity of their choice – the marble run seems to be a
firm favourite, although some of our year 1 children are
beginning to beat us regularly when we play ‘What’s Missing’
or ‘Secret Forest’! Then follows 10 – 15 minutes of soft ball
play or games in the Hall, which might be short soft cricket,
skittles, hoola-hoops, catch or all of these in turn! After we’ve
run around and let off steam, it is line-up time and off to
school. We have a strict Code of Practice for leaving the
Institute, crossing the road and going into school, and many of
you may well have seen one of us in our ‘lollipop’ yellow
jacket holding up the traffic!
We are pleased to say that our numbers of children are growing
which makes it more fun for all of us, adults and children alike.
HOWEVER, AS WE INCREASE IN NUMBERS, WE
MUST INCREASE THE CORE OF HELPERS (PAID
AND VOLUNTEER).
Currently there are 4 of us in the team. We need to increase
this number, so that there is variety, diversity and back-up.
Could you join us even for one day a week? We all take our
own children to the club, regardless of age, on the day(s) we
are there - the more the merrier! WE HOPE TO GET THE
AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB UP AND RUNNING DURING
SEPTEMBER, SO IF THE HOURS 3.20 – 5.30pm SUIT YOU
BETTER, WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU TOO!
If you think you could give even one day a week – please
contact Alison Atkins, 07778 323254, or Karen Sudani-Hall
01279 730866. (all staff, paid or voluntary, are CRB checked)

FROM THE MINISTER.
I am writing this as A’level results are dropping through
letterboxes, though by the time you read it children will be
preparing for the new school term, some of them for the first
time.
Although parents always want the very best for their children, I
don't suppose that many of them, let alone their children, will
be thinking forward to either GCSEs, or A'levels when they
enter their reception classes. However, what they learn there
will form the foundation for what they achieve in later years,
and parents sending their children to school here in Hatfield
Heath, with all its successes, can be sure that every child will
be encouraged, and provided with the means, to achieve its full
potential.
So at the start of this new academic year we remember all those
involved in education, at all levels, and offer them our support
and prayers.
Nigel Rogers.

INDEX OF ARTICLES IN MAGAZINE
BROADBAND IS NOW A REALITY IN HATFIELD
HEATH - - - REGISTER NOW

SEE PAGE 7

SPEED LIMITS IN VILLAGE – POSITIVE ACTION –
SEE PAGE 13

DISTRICT AND PUBLIC MEETINGS TIMES
SEE PAGE 14

COMMUNITIES AWARDS do you know someone who
voluntarily gives their time and skills to benefit the local
community? Would you then like to see them formally
recognised by the council for their work?

SEE PAGE 15
END OF PAGE 1

DIARY FOR SEPTEMBER 2003

1 11.30 Luncheon Club URC
20.00 PCC I

2 14:00 Bridge Club I
3 10.30 Holy Communion – 1662 The Close

20:00 Leisure Hour URC
20:00 Bridge Club H
4 Start of term for school
7 TRINITY 12
08.00 Holy Communion HT
09.30 Family Service HT
10.30 Family Service with Communion URC
18.30 Evensong HT
8 Start of term for Pre-school
9 14.00 Bridge Club I
10 14:15 Pram Service HT
14:30 Womens Afternoon Meeting URC
20:00 Bridge Club H
14 TRINITY 13
09.30 Holy Communion HT
10.30 Joint Service at High Easter
16 14.00 Bridge Club I
17 11.30 Luncheon Club URC
14:00 Hatfield Heath Under Fives H
20:00 Leisure Hour URC
20:00 Bridge Club H
21 ST. MATTHEW
08.00 Holy Communion HT
09.30 Matins HT
10.30 Family Service URC
18.00 URC Service at The Close
23 14.00 Bridge Club I
24 10:30 MU Holy Communion HT
14:00 Hatfield Heath Under Fives H
19:45 Gardening Club H
20:00 Bridge Club I
28 TRINITY 15
09.30 Holy Communion HT
10.30 Family Service URC

followed by shared lunch with Holy Trinity.
30 14.00 Bridge Club I
OCT 1 10.30 Holy Communion – 1662 The Close

14:00 Hatfield Heath Under Fives H
20:00 Bridge Club H
20:00 Leisure Hour URC
5 HARVEST FESTIVAL - HOLY TRINITY
08:00 Holy Communion HT
09.30 Family Service and Baptism HT
10.30 Family Service with Communion URC
18.30 Harvest Evensong HT
19:45 Harvest Supper H

H-Village Hall / CR-Committee Room H / HT-Holy Trinity
Church / URC-United Reform Church / I-Institute / S-School

POLICE CONTACT DETAILS
OFFICE OPEN FRIDAY 3PM – 5PM

PC BRAD HEALEY
HATFIELD HEATH POLICE STATION

CHELMSFORD ROAD, HATFIELD HEATH, CM22 7BH
01279 730388 – Redirected to Braintree

01279 730280 – Answer phone – non urgent issues/nature
999 – EMERGENCY

E-mail address – [email protected]

END OF PAGE 2

HATFIELD HEATH U. R.CHURCH
LEISURE HOUR

We start our new season on 3rd September with the local
historian Mr Walley Wright of Sawbridgeworth. Our speaker
on 17th September is yet to be confirmed. Meetings start at
8.00pm and are held at the U R C Hall on the Chelmsford
Road.
New (and Old) members and visitors will be very welcomed
Ring Jean on 730465. for details

HARVEST SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON 28TH
SEPTEMBER.

Holy Trinity will be joining us. Gifts of Breakfast Items and
Toiletries for the Whitechapel Mission are being collected.
Lunch will be a ‘bring and share’ arrangement. Also a stall of
'Bring & Buy' will be held for Charity. Visitors will be most
welcome.

COFFEE MORNING AT 28 COX LEY
SATURDAY 13 TH SEPTMBER 10.00 –12.00

BRING & BUY RAFFLE
IN AID OF THE URC CHARITY 2003
THE ESSEX AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE

(19th Century Broomshawbury (Hatfield Broad Oak) Farmer
and Local Magistrate)
September 8th 1864
Rev Cornelius Berry of Hatfield Heath died aged 76 years.
Minister of the Dissenting Chapel there for 54 years.
FOOTNOTE:
EXTRACT FROM THE ESSEX HERALD &
CHELMSFORD CHRONICLE ON 23RD JULY 1861
UPON THE OCCASION OF CORNELIUS BERRY’S
GOLDEN JUBILEE.
A most interesting meeting took place at Hatfield Heath on
Tuesday, when services were held at the Independent Chapel to
commemorate the Pastoral Jubilee of the Rev. Cornelius Berry.
And although it was considered that there would be a large
gathering of persons besides the regular congregation and
consequently preparations were made with that idea, still the
attendance of parties not only from neighbouring parishes, but
from a considerable distance in other parts of the county was
beyond expectation and the desire to be present being extreme
and the weather fortunately fine, the utmost interest was
evinced throughout the proceedings of a long day. (and a long
sentence! -ED.) The whole surrounding Heath and Hamlet (!)
was early a busy scene, and long before the hour appointed for
the morning service, carriages and other vehicles arrived in
rapid succession, so that the Chapel was soon crowded to
excess, both in the area and in the ample gallery, and all round
the building. (This would be the old Chapel built in 1726 - ED)
By excellent management the best use was made of all
available room; the lower windows were taken out on one side,

and many most respected persons, unable to get in, anxiously
listened in the open air.

WEA THE AUTUMN COURSE WILL BE
THE SILK INDUSTRY IN

19™ CENTURY ESSEX AND SUFFOLK
Tutor David Possee The course looks at the development of the
Silk industry in the area; the places where it was established
and its effect on the region.
Meeting at the URC Hall on Tuesday evenings at 7.45 p.m.
starting on the 23rd September.
FURTHER DETAILS FROM LIZ WRIGHT 730530.

HISTORY SOCIETY:
ADVANCED WARNING!
We have three meetings arranged for the Autumn:

Sunday 12th October: St Mary's Church, HBO
Diana Richards on the Rivers Nursery.

Sunday 9th November: URC Hall, Hatfield Heath
Derek Cater the TRANSCO Archaeologist will talk on the

findings from the work done last year,
[this is the talk postponed from last year.]

Monday 8th December HH
Social Evening and members contributions.

All meetings will begin at 8.00p.m.

END OF PAGE 3

WELCOME CLUB

We had a garden meeting at our secretary’s garden for our July
meeting. It was a really lovely sunny afternoon in a very nice
garden. We met our friends, with who we sat and had a good
old natter. We were served a very nice tea with cakes and ice
cream. There was a “guess the weight” of a homemade cake,
and a raffle. It was a very nice afternoon which our members
really enjoyed. We look forward to the garden meeting, as
some of members do not have a garden. They tell me that they
like this occasion once a year and look forward to it. I would
like to say thank you very much to Jean Piercey and her
helpers.
Our next meeting will be on the 16 th September. The meeting
will be our Harvest meeting, this is always an occasion when
we tend to reminisce on the year. Then it’s on to our autumn
and we just wonder where has the year gone?
So, our members can reflect on the sunny day that we had and
hopefully in September, meet up with our friends again. I wish
all a next sunny couple of months and maybe a holiday. Hope
to see you all in September, keep well.
Keep smiling

Ivy Scott

HATFIELD HEATH HALF HOUR HELPERS
The H.H.H.H.H had an AGM on July 10th it was emphasised
that the main aim of the helpers is to help a fellow villager e.g.
could be a single mum, or someone who has just broken a leg.
The emphasis was that they are there to help but not to do
anyone out of a job, such as a painter, decorator, taxi drivers
etc. In other words anything you expect a friend or neighbour
to help with, but not on a regular basis. Neighbourliness is not
a thing of the past in Hatfield Heath. To welcome the year
2000 and to strengthen our community spirit, a group of
volunteers got together to help anyone who could do with
"Half-an-Hour" of our time. This could be to mow your lawn,

write a letter, change a light bulb, read to you or just have a
chat- you tell us!
JUST CALL 07944-748478 TO SEE IF ONE OF OUR
VOLUNTEERS CAN HELP YOU.

END OF PAGE 4

A CURIOUS INTRODUCTION.
How curious that I find myself writing an article for the local
village newsletter. I put my hand up for this!
Here I am at the computer tapping out a short piece to
introduce myself to the readers. I am a New Zealand teacher
who has resided and worked as a supply teacher in East
London for the past ten years before taking the sensible step
and moving to the country. My first few weeks in Hatfield
Heath were reminiscent of my teenage years living on the East
Coast of the North Island of New Zealand in a remote hydro
village called Tuai. Fifty houses, a butchers shop, a grocers
store, a post office, two local schools, a village hall, a working
mans club and fabulous scenery. Truly an idyllic place to enjoy
the outdoors, soak up the summer weather and spend time with
friends. Adjacent thoughts of boarding school bring me back to
the present and the important concept of life education.
Many students are arranging a new life around their exam
results, maybe starting at a new school or returning to old
friends at a local school. Whilst the relaxing days of the
holiday are dwindling, it is important to remember how the
holiday has given us a toolkit of experiences to reflect on and
use on our new journey. How we see things, what we hear and
say and how we participate in life, shapes what we achieve at
school. Knowing how we best learn and developing new skills
to make our learning more enjoyable we can easily achieve our
outcomes and more. Curiously enough I have achieved my goal
and written my article for the local village newsletter.
I best learn by involving myself in the task. How do you or
your child/children best learn? Curious! Then read this space
each month or contact me, (see advertisement for Tutoring with
a Difference.)

Very Able Kiwi. – Prue Nixon

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NLP PRACTITIONER OFFERS TUTORING
TO HELP CHILDREN MAKE SENSE OF THEIR WORLD

OF LEARNING.
How do they best learn? What skills can they develop to make

the most of their schooling?
INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT
PRUE NIXON, VERY ABLE KIDS

TEL : 01279 731 740

END OF PAGE 5

2003 ESSEX VILLAGE OF THE YEAR
BEST KEPT VILLAGE COMPETITION

Judges Marking Form
Notice boards - The notices are up to date, clean & tidy and full
of useful information 8/10
Playing fields - Cricket ground & pavilion – flourishing 8/10
Children’s playground - Well situated near estate of houses.
Fenced in. Equipment in good order. Extra grass area 9/10
Village Hall - Extremely tidy grounds. Building well
maintained 8/10
Churchyards & Chapels - Well kept, mown grass. Lovely
mature trees. Chapel orderly as well 7.5/10
Parish Council Cemeteries N/A

War Memorial - Neglected. I liked the “Peace” tree planted
nearby in memory of War & United Nations 3/10
Village Greens & Commons - Well mown or attractively
natural 8/10
Village shops - The shops have no litter outside. All looked
well kept 8/10
Public Houses – Fine 8/10
Village School - Beautifully kept grounds. All attractive.
Mature shrubs & cut grass 10/10
Telephone kiosks - Working. A few cigarette ends on floor. 2nd
one full of litter 5/10
Bus shelters - Clean, with a timetable 6/10
Seats & Benches - In the sun, good order 8/10
Public Conveniences - N/A
Garage/Petrol Station – N/A
GENERAL APPEARANCE
Litter control & provision of litter bins - Neat grey bins.
Unobtrusive & not full 8/10
Stream & Ponds - Natural looking
Footpaths & Verges - All well mown 7/10
Commercial/Business Premises (Workshops, offices etc). -
Blend in with landscape 8/10
COMMENTS
This village is very spick & span. I judged it some years ago
and it is much tidier now. No litter. It is EXCELLENT.
Marking scale: - Poor 1-2 Fair 3-4 Average 5-6 Good 7-8
Very Good 9-10

END OF PAGE 6

ESSEX VILLAGE OF THE YEAR 2003

Sponsored by Calor

WINNER Coggeshall

Runner up Kelvedon

Highly commended Belchamp St. Paul

BEST KEPT VILAGE 2003 Sponsored by

Calor

Class 1 Winner Coggeshall

Runner up Writtle

Class 2 Winner Blackmore

Runner up Kelvedon

Class 3 Winner Great Bentley

Runner up Stock

Class 4 Winner Belchamp St. Paul

Runner up Manningtree

Class 5 Winner Wickham St. Paul

Runner up Little Braxted

Best New Entry Fairstead

Merit Awards Galleywood, Hullbridge, Ingatestone,

Doddinghurst, West Bergholt, Colne Engaine, Cold Norton,

Hempstead, Radwinter, Widdington, Pleshey and Rivenhall

HATFIELD HEATH BROADBAND
&

THE RODINGS & HIGH EASTER
COMMUNITY
BROADBAND

have both been successful in
receiving full funding for their
bids to provide Broadband to the
two areas comprising a) Hatfield
Heath and Sheering and b) High,
Leaden, Aythorpe, Margaret &
White Roding and High Easter.
They were two of only 21 bids

across six counties in Eastern Region to have their bids funded.
In Essex the other two bids agreed were a) Essex County
Council and b) The Chesterfords. The East of England
Development Agency (EEDA) has requested that The Rodings
and Hatfield Heath join forces to form a single, not for profit,
Community Group and that we extend the extent of our
original bid to encompass Hatfield Broad Oak who have not
received direct funding under this initiative, although they did
submit a bid. The scheme, after the initial funded core of The
Heath & The Rodings and then Hatfield Broad Oak could
subsequently be rolled out to include adjoining areas where
sufficient interest is shown. Areas may include: the other
Rodings, Good Easter, The Matchings, The Canfields and
Pleshey. Priority will be given, as far as possible, to those
persons and areas, who, when the concept was still speculative,
registered their interest. We will be forming a limited Company
(Hatfield and The Rodings Community Broadband) and there
will initially be representatives on the board from Hatfield
Heath, the Rodings and Hatfield Broad Oak. We will be
inviting interested companies to tender for the installation of
the infrastructure with a closing date in mid September as we
are keen for this project to proceed with as little delay as
possible. We are hoping to have a service up and running to
80% of those who showed interest initially by February 2004.
It is the intention of the board to arrange a number of public
meetings in the autumn in order that any questions/ concerns
can be raised at an early stage and look forward to meeting as
many of you at these events as possible. Keith Young of High
Roding has kindly agreed to do an amount of the 'leg work'
relating to this enterprise and will be in contact with you to ask
for details that we need to complete our records. Please ensure
that you let friends/neighbours know that Broadband here is
now a reality and ask them to contact [email protected]
to register their interest or for more specific information you
can contact Susan Flack on [email protected],
Mel Sullivan on [email protected] or visit the website at
www.eastspace.net/hfbb for details.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN

HATFIELD HEATH BROADBAND

NOW IT’S A REALITY -
Hello everyone
I have been asked by Mel and Susan to compile a database of
all parties involved in the Demand Broadband campaign. As
you may be aware, we have been awarded funding for the
scheme and the next stage is to find out more about you, and
especially, your exact location. I would be grateful therefore, if
you would supply the following information:
Full name and address POSTCODE (very important)
Telephone number(s)
Indicate whether Broadband facility is primarily for private or
business use
One last point - we will need a number of 'relay' points in order
to get the maximum coverage. Would you please indicate if
you would be willing to have a small aerial-like monopole
attached to your premises? These are thin poles about three
feet long, and are used to bounce the signal from one pole to
another. Please reply to this e-mail [email protected] or
contact me on 01371-873521 (before 6pm please).
Regards

Keith Young

THE HEATH LADIES.
What a wonderful summer we have had and are still having.
Unfortunately some days the very high temperatures have been

too much; especially at night when the house retains so much
heat. However, the sunshine has been wonderful for both our
garden meetings. A ploughman’s lunch in July was very well
attended; many thanks to Barbara for allowing us to use her
home and garden (unfortunately I missed that one). Our August
meeting was also well supported when a wonderful tea was
served; this time we would like to thank Jean for being hostess,
it was very pleasant sitting in the shade in the garden. For
September we are back to our regular meetings in the village
hall. Tony Jenkins has kindly agreed to give us a talk on prison
visiting which I am sure will be very interesting. We also have
speakers booked for October and November. The next meeting
will be held on Tuesday 9th September 2003 in the village hall
at 2.30pm. Visitors are always welcome.

Diana White

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Knight Developments, the present owners of "Bentleys" made
it a condition of their purchase that the land opposite was not to
be sold for development for a specific period of time thereafter.
The original purchasers, Berkley Homes, made no such
condition but pulled out at the last minute due to protracted
planning negotiations.

Diana Pyle

END OF PAGE 7

FOR ANYONE FINDING
CATS/DOGS INJURED OR STRAYING
More and more injured or even fatally injured cats are being
found on or around the Heath. If you find a cat in either state
and even if you are not a cat lover please think about the
family who have lost their pet and take some action to notify
them using the following process:
Obviously if you know who the owners are, or the cat has a
collar and tag get in touch with them immediately. Otherwise
take the injured animal to a vet, and in the case of fatally
injured animals, one who has a cold store (ie. McKeating and
Lehner in Rye St Bishop's Stortford or Kew and partners at
Wych Elm in Harlow). Once there the vet can scan the animal
to see if it has a microchip with the registered details of the
owners. If not they will keep and care for the animal until the
owners contact them (fatalities are kept for 7 days). At the
same time it is worth putting a note in a prominent place on the
Heath noticeboards, describing the cat and where it was found
plus details of its present whereabouts with contact phone
numbers.
Putting individual notes through doors makes it difficult to
follow up after the owners are traced and in the case of lost
animals (I speak from personal experience here!) when the cat
returns there is no mechanism to recall the notes other than
issue new ones to all the same houses or hope word gets round.
ALL OF THE ABOVE APPLIES TO DOGS TOO OF
COURSE

Gwyneth Scolari

HEALTH AT YOUR FINGERTIPS - A DAY'S
WORKSHOP WITH HANNAH SHINE

Don't miss the workshop at Hatfield Heath Village Hall on
Saturday, 25th October from 10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. The aim
of the day is to share with you easy techniques to improve your
health and maintain it; how to boost your immune system by
simple and quick daily routines. Everyone is welcome to
attend. You don't have to be a therapist or practitioner.

Hannah is a multi therapist - her skills include homoeopathy,
reflexology, Bowen technique, Indian Head Massage,
Kinesiology, cranio sacral therapy
The cost of the day will be £50 which will include an excellent
vegetarian lunch. Anyone who has experienced Michael's
cooking will know that they will not be disappointed!!
To reserve a place, phone Hannah on 01279 731784 for a
booking form. - Early booking is advisable.

HOLISTIC FAIR

Little Hallingbury Village Hall
Saturday, 27th September 2003 1pm to 5pm

There is a growing awareness that looking after ourselves

in an holistic way helps us to achieve a longer, happier

and more fulfilling life. Modern life can be unnaturally

fast and stressful, and this can lead to disease. An

increasing number of people are turning to

complementary therapies to bring balance, peace,

relaxation and healing into their lives.

The organisers of the Holistic Fair want to give local people an
opportunity to experience complementary therapies and
practices, and to increase awareness of various approaches to
restoring and maintaining well being. The objective is to raise
sufficient funds from the event to hire premises (initially once a
month) to make complementary therapies available to all.

ADMISSION TO THE FAIR IS FREE.

You will be able to sample a twenty-minute “taster session” for

a small fee, or simply find out more about any of the following:

Allergy Testing (food) Indian Head Massage

Bowen Iridology

Chakra Readings Kinesiology

Colour Therapy Metamorphic Technique

Crystal Healing Osteopathy

Feng Shui Reflexology

Flower Remedies Reiki

Homeopathy Spiritual Healing

Zero Balancing

There will also be Workshops taking place throughout the

afternoon on the following topics:

Metamorphic Technique Yoga

Reiki & Energy Awareness Pilates

Art Therapy Shamanics

Crystal Healing Tai Chi

Workshop tickets can be purchased on the day (subject to

availability) for £5 or at a discount rate of £3 for advance

purchases from these local shops: Full of Beans, Church

Street, Sawbridgeworth, The Natural Way, Florence Walk,

Bishop’s Stortford and The Old Curiosity Shop, Market Place,

Great Dunmow.

An Organic Café will be open to cater for refreshment needs.

HATFIELD HEATH PARISH COUNCIL

EDITED Minutes of meeting held 11/6/03 at 7.30pm
Councillors present: Mr. P. Fuller Lewis (Chairman)
Mr. M. Hockley, Mr. C. Lidgey & Mr. B. Jones. Cllr. M.
Lemon joined at item 7
Clerk: Mrs. L. E. Ayers
b. Village Green - Bidwells are preparing a new village green
map which will be sent to the clerk once completed. A new
telegraph pole has been installed on one of the islands in front
of Heath View. The Clerk will contact Mr Turtill at Bidwells to
confirm that the appropriate permissions were obtained &
inform Cllr Fuller Lewis. The corner of the heath
by the war memorial which was subject to erosion has been
repaired by the Cricket Club. The sleepers need to, and will be,

lowered. The Hunters Meet/V Barr (Bride) has requested use of
the village green adjacent to the restaurant for a 10 minute
firework display for wedding celebrations on 26 July.
Unfortunately, this is to be declined as approval will set a
precedent. Cllr Fuller Lewis will advise Mr Carrig. Mr W Lee
of Bidwells has told Mr Baston of Chestnut Drive to remove
the daffodils planted along the Storford Road. Bidwells will be
visiting the village to view the village green shortlv. Cllr
Hockley has discussed the water leak in front of Footprint with
the owner who is to arrange the repair as it is his responsibility.
c. A Boards - The Police cannot take any action with regard
to A Boards unless they are affecting a site line. The Cllrs
believe the boards are a problem when they obstruct access to a
footpath or crossing. The boards are also not allowed to be
displayed on village green. Placing advertisements on the litter
bins may overcome the problem & Cllr Fuller Lewis will speak
to the individuals concerned.
e. Rubbish - Another black bin is to be mounted on the
reverse of the post by the cricket field, funded by UDC. The
Clerk & Cllr Fuller Lewis will choose a suitable site for a
further bin by the Fish Inn and place an order at a cost of
£173.05. Stuart Jackson has agreed to undertake a quarterly
litter pick on the exit roads from the village. The Clerk will
request a litter pick with immediate effect. Mr Jackson charges
up to £8 an hour, which was approved.

END OF PAGE 8

g. Trees/Pond Grant- The stage 1 eligibility form was
submitted to Peoples Places on the 2 June. Cllr Hockley has
also written to the Lord of the Manor for permission to proceed
with the restoration project. Cllr Hockley has removed the
dangerous lower limbs on the tree in the middle of the church
pond. Two out of three quotes have been received with regard
to the various tree surgery required on the heath and at Lea
Hall Bungalows. Clerk will chase the outstanding quote and
instruct the most competitive to commence work.
6. Road Matters
a. Traffic Calming Measures - We have received responses
to our proposals to extend the 40mph speed limit along the
Sawbridgeworth Road and the 30 mph limit in front of the
school. Data shows that the average speed along the proposed
area is 54.9mph. The Police may object as it does not comply
with ECC's speed reduction policy. Cllr Lewis stated that ECC
Highways draft document for revisions to traffic control
measures should be agreed in August and that this would be a
good time to press forward with our request. Cllr Sullivan has
prepared responses and will discuss these with Cllr Fuller
Lewis. The re-aligning of the Stortford Road/Sawbridgeworth
Road junction should commence soon. Phase 2 of ECC's road
safety campaign has begun and a poster is displayed on the
notice board. The rubber kerbstone's suggested as an
alternative in Broomfields are not cost effective. Highways will
repair and replace existing kerbs as necessary. The damaged
manhole on the footpath between the church and Footprint is in
the process of being repaired by BT.
7. Planninga. Applications
UTT/0558/03/FUL - Hayes Cottage, Dunmow Road.
Hatfield Heath -Two Storey Rear Extensions - The Parish
Council raised no objections to this application but strongly
recommend a condition be imposed to restrict the use of the
extension to the garage for storage purposes only.
UTT/0624/03/FUL - 5 West Hayes, Hatfield Heath -
Erection of Conservatory - The Parish Council have no
objections to the principal of a conservatory, but are concerned
that the existing garage and proposed conservatory would
result in a major decrease in amount of amenity (garden) left.

Unfortunately the plan does not allow us to judge the amount
of garden to be occupied by the proposed conservatory. We
would appreciate immediate clarification of this point.
UTT/0795/03/FUL - Old Dovecote, Dunmow Road, Hatfield
Heath - Two Storey Side Extension - This property is in an
extremely prominent position in the village. The Parish
Council considers that the proposed house extension represents
an over development, particularly in view of the relatively
compact site. We therefore recommend that the Planning
Officers either reject the application or go back to the applicant
for a much smaller extension.
UTT/0771/03/FUL- Hatfield Grange Cottage, Hatfield
Heath - Erection of Detached Garage and First Floor and
Single Storey Side Extension – The Parish Council considers
this is an important application because unfortunately the
single sheet plan is not adequate the property is in green belt
and surrounded by open countryside for an application of this
magnitude. It does not enable the Council to clearly
differentiate between the existing and proposed new build. We
strongly recommend that an improved plan clearly showing the
existing property and the proposed extension is obtained from
the applicant before a decision is taken. We would appreciate
receiving a copy of this to enable us to make a proper
comment.
UTT/1692/02/OP - Lingfield, Chelmsford Road, Hatfield
Heath - Outline application for one and a half storey
dwelling - Further comments forwarded re appeal lodged -
The access to proposed development would run alongside
existing property and would cause a considerable nuisance and
disturbance to present and future occupiers of existing
dwelling.
b. Decisions
UTT/0359/03/FUL - The Post Office Hatfield Heath -
Conversion of 4 bed flat into 2x1 bed flats - Approved with
conditions.
UTT/0266/03/FUL - Stonebridge, Chelmsford Road,
Hatfield Heath -Erection of replacement dwelling, detached
garage/stable block and change of use of land to paddock
(amendment to planning permission UTT/0584/98/FUL) -
Approved with conditions.
UTT/0383/03/FUL - Shalom, Chelmsford Road, Hatfield
Heath - Application withdrawn
UTT/1223/02/CL - Unit 13, Heath View, Hatfield Heath -
Certificate of lawfulness for use as a slaughter house -
Refused.
UTT/0643/02/OP - Land R/O Camberly, Chelmsford Road,
Hatfield Heath -Outline application for erection of single
storey dwelling - Appeal Dismissed.
8. Car Park Footprint has been chased to amend the car park
sign to reflect the revised maximum 6 hour stay in the village
car park. The replacement small car park signs have now been
ordered with the Parish Council contributing £75. The Clerk
will arrange for quotes to rectify the large pothole at the
entrance to the car park.
9. Open Space/Play Area A replacement head has been made
to repair the vandalised Spring Chicken in the Play Area. This
will be fitted shortly. A letter has been received from UDC
again seeking clarification of the construction of the footpath
leading from Cox Ley to the Play Area. The Cllr's are happy
with the footpath and the Clerk/Cllr Fuller Lewis will respond
as such.
10. Village Design Plan No progress since last month.
Confirmation is awaited that the grants are flowing again and
Cllr Sullivan will seek clarification from the Countryside
Agency. The Clerk will circulate the village inputs to all Cllrs
and those who wanted to be on the steering committee and,
after reference to Cllr Sullivan, arrange the inaugural meeting

to elect a chairperson (not a Parish Councillor), form a
committee etc.
11. Bentleys The clerk has been contacted by Donald Hall
Associates with regard to street lighting on the road servicing
the 7 houses to be built. We have stated street lighting is not
required in keeping with the rest fo the village.
12. Stansted Airport Cllr Fuller Lewis commented in the local
press/minutes that there was a perception of less plane
interference in the village following experimental flight heights
over Hatfield Heath to 4000ft. These flights have now reverted
back to 3000ft and possibly the original Turn point on the
Clacton route and are causing significant interference again.
Cllr Lidgey will clarify the position with Norman Mead at the
UALC meeting and advertise the response in the village
magazine. It was suggested that we place a banner/notice on
the Heath to support the Stop Stansted Campaign. Cllr Lidgey
& Sullivan will discuss.
13. Police Cllr's Fuller Lewis, Lemon & Sullivan attended the
Community Police meeting on the 27/5/03. ECC and the Police
are looking more favourably at villagers manning speed watch
cameras. Hatfield Heath is one of two sites identified for a
mobile speed camera; we should have a decision on this by the
next meeting of The Dunmow Local

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Road Safety Committee. Community Officers were also
discussed - they will have the power of arrest although will
not be fully trained policemen.
14. Code of Conduct/Elections Bart Sheekey was put forward
as a name for our vacant Parish Council Seat. Mr. Sheekey has
been a resident in the village for a long time and has shown
interest in becoming a Parish Councillor. All Councillors
present voted in favour of Mr Sheekey' s appointment and Cllr
Fuller Lewis will contact him. The Clerk will arrange for the
paperwork to be completed before the 20/6/03.
15. Affordable Housing The purchaser of Hallingbury Park
is willing to make some land available for affordable housing.
An architect from the Rural Housing Trust is to provide a
preliminary layout plan to determine the amount of land
required. Ten to fifteen units could be provided. The Rural
Housing Trust will keep us informed of any progress.
16. Reports of Councillors attending meetings
Cllr Fuller Lewis attended The Dunmow Local Road Safety
Committee meeting where he was re-elected as Chairman. It
was reported that the County Council are looking favourably at
the signs which flash to warn drivers of the speed limit. We
understand the signs are effective & inexpensive. Cllr Lewis
also attended the West Essex Health Authority Board Meeting.
Epping Forest appears to be more effective than Uttlesford in
training Doctors to do Consultant work which cuts down
referrals to hospital and in turn reduces waiting lists. At a
meeting of the Essex Air Ambulance the new Air ambulance
was launched. It is funded entirely on subscriptions and costs
£65k/85k a month to run and can be at Hatfield Heath within 8
to 12 minutes. Cllr Fuller Lewis attended the launch of
Uttlesford Futures as Responsible Officer for health and has
been nominated to attend the East of England Local
Partnership Network conference in Bury. Cllr Sullivan attended
the Town & Parish Council and saw a series of presentations
by Essex Ambulance Service, BAA Stansted, WRVS & the
British Red Cross. Cllr Sullivan also attended a Finance
Training course with Lynn Ayers, Parish Clerk.

HATFIELD HEATH PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of planning meeting held 17/7/03 at 7.30pm
Councillors present: Mr. P. Fuller Lewis (Chairman)

Mr. M. Sullivan (Vice Chairman), Mr. M. Hockley ,
Mr. M. Lemon, Mr. B. Jones, Mr. B. Sheekey
Clerk: Mrs. L. E. Ayers
Apologies for absence: Mr. C. Lidgey
1. Applications
UTT/0729/03/FUL – Earls Down, Stortford Road –
Erection of two storey rear extension - No objections.
UTT/1000/03/FUL – Hatfield Heath Primary School –
Single storey side extension to main entrance section – No
objections.
CC/UTT/86/03 – Hatfield Heath County Primary School –
Proposed installation of a single relocatable classroom for a
temporary period of five years – Existing tree to be retained,
otherwise no objections.
UTT/0994/03/FUL – Roseacres, Chelmsford Road –
Erection of double garage – The proposed garage is to be
built on open verge and would interfere with exit site lines
from existing properties. The open verge still exists on the
adjoining properties to the east and west and none of the
properties on this part of Chelmsford Road have garages either
on open verge or at the front of their properties. The Parish
Council feel that the proposed garage would be disruptive to
the streetscape and strongly object.
UTT/0875/03/DFO – Lyndhurst, The Heath - Reserved
matters application for erection of dwelling and associated
garaging (UTT/0241/01/REN) – Lyndhurst is in a strategic
position of special landscape value visible from the village
green. The design was unanimously considered to be totally out
of keeping with other buildings in the village. There has been
no new build in the village of this obvious pseudo Tudor
design for well over fifty years. From the plans it is not clear
where the proposed new house is going to be located on the
plot and it is therefore impossible to assess whether the design
would be over development of the site. Furthermore there is no
indication of access to the site which fronts on to village green
over which there is no existing access. It would also
considerably reduce the amenity land for the existing property
Lyndhurst, which is in itself a relatively large property. A final
point is that there is no parking facilities outside Lyndhurst or
the proposed new property and a single garage would be totally
inadequate for either of the two properties. The Parish Council
therefore object.
UTT/0896/03/FUL – 11 Clipped Hedge – Erection of two
storey front extension, creation of extra parking space – No
objections. However the Parish Council think it is essential that
the walls and roof materials do match the existing building as
closely as possible.
UTT/1001/03/OP – Land to rear of Camberley – Outline
application for erection of one dwelling and garaging for
existing and proposed dwellings – The Parish Council have
considered this application at length and have a number of
major concerns:-

1. They regard this application to be clearly back land
development which would create a dangerous
precedent for the entire village.

2. The shared access arrangement also gives cause for
concern. There is the obvious problem of noise and
disturbance to the existing property Camberley and
the turning areas for Camberley and the proposed new
property are only capable of accommodating a
maximum of two vehicles each. The vehicles
belonging to Camberley could easily block the access
to the garage of the proposed new property as well
prevent access for the emergency services.
Furthermore the Chelmsford Road is an extremely
busy road and there are no parking facilities for

visitors to either property other than those outside
their garages.
Although the land of properties in the village does vary the
gardens of properties in this part of the village are consistently
very spacious. The Parish Council therefore object.
UTT/1026/03/FUL – Shalom, Chelmsford Road – Erection
of 2x two storey side extensions and insertion of dormer
windows - The Parish Council do not object to the principal of
reasonable extensions to existing properties in this part of the
village. However they consider that the proposed extension
would result in this property being considerably larger than
other properties along this private road and are particularly
concerned at the size of the proposed first floor. Furthermore
the dormer windows to the first floor both to the front and rear
of the property are a marked departure from the adjoining
properties. We would therefore request that the officers go
back to the applicant and negotiate a reduction to the size of the
proposed development especially the first floor and the design
of any dormer windows.

END OF PAGE 10

3 UTT/1027/03/FUL – Ongars, Dunmow Road – First floor
side extension – The Parish Council have no objections to this
proposal but would ask that the materials, windows and finish
are closely matched to the rest of the property as this is a very
important and extremely old building. UTT/1032/03/FUL –
Grooms Cottage north west of Gladwyns, Sheering Road –
Erection of 1 replacement dwelling and detached garage –
The Parish Council have
no objections to the proposed development. However as this is
in the curtilage of a important listed building and has
shared access along the drive of this building we would
strongly recommend a condition be imposed that the ownership
of the proposed dwelling should remain in the hands of the
owners of Gladwyns and should be used by members of
family, staff working for the proprietors or for short term rental
to third parties. Decisions UTT/0322/03/FUL – The Post
Office, The Heath – Change of use of Post Office (A1) to
Post Office/Tea Room (A3) – Approved with conditions.
UTT/0589/03/FUL – Lyndhurst, The Heath – Ground and
part first floor extension – Approved with conditions.
UTT/0598/03/FUL – Appletrees, Friars Lane – Erection of
single detached garage – Refused.
UTT/0599/03/FUL – Maytree, Sawbridgeworth Road –
Erection of one and a half storey side extension to link
garage to dwelling – Approved with conditions.
UTT/0558/03/FUL – Hayes Cottage, Dunmow Road – Two
storey rear extension – Approved with conditions.
UTT/0624/03/FUL – 5 West Hayes – Erection of
conservatory – Approved with conditions.

PLAY READING FOR PLEASURE
Mostly people get together to read a play with a performance in
mind, not realising the potential for pleasure - often fun -of
reading aloud a scripted play. Playwrights throughout the
centuries have explored aspects of humanity, birth, marriage,
death, joy, sorrow, love, poverty, riches, rogues, vagabonds the
list is endless. Imagine the delight in reading "A Midsummer
Nights Dream" in a garden or. a fine(?) Summer evening." A
Day By The Sea" in July or August. " The Holly and the Ivy"
or "A Christmas Carol" maybe "Seasons Greetings" in
December. No barriers of age or sex - No experience
necessary. A desire to rekindle the interest in reading aloud
could be an advantage.
PLEASE TELEPHONE KATHY ON 01279 730 825
LEAVING A MESSAGE IF NOT AVAILABLE, OR JEAN

ON 01279 730 517 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN
EXPLORING THIS VENTURE.

END OF PAGE 11

NEW SUNDAY FOOTBALL TEAM
The following information was provided by David Pyle
(Hatfield Heath football first-team captain and goalkeeper):

For the past 20 years, the main football team (crest pictured
below) have been running a Sunday football team on-and-off.
However, a decision has been made to restart the Sunday team
in the new season. The team will play in the North-West Essex
League (as opposed to the Stansted District League which the
first team has played in since 1921). In-depth details to follow.

The Hatfield Heath First-Team Football Crest.

CRICKET FIXTURES

September:
Sun. 7: Great Canfield vs. HH – 2:00pm
Sun. 14: HH vs. Harlequins – 1:30pm
Sat. 20: HH vs. Matching Green – 1:00pm
Sun. 21: HH vs. Hounslow Allstars – 1:00pm
Sun. 28: HH vs. Stebbing – 1:00pm

All text by Billy Shaw (14).

NEW NOISE MAPS
SHOW EXTRA 70,000 WOULD BE AFFECTED BY

EXPANDED STANSTED AIRPORT
New noise impact maps showing the widespread effects of
noise Annoyance over a wide area of Hertfordshire, Essex,
Essex, South Cambs and Suffolk can be accessed and
downloaded from
www.stopstanstedexpansion.com/maps_new_noise.html
A series of new noise maps produced by Stop Stansted
Expansion (SSE) using the government’s own data has shown
that 100,000 people across the region would be badly affected
by the full expansion of Stansted Airport –
rather than the 27,900 predicted by the Department for
Transport (DfT). Based on the World Health Organisation
definition of what is acceptable in terms of noise annoyance,
SSE used software developed by the USA’s Federal Aviation
Authority to define noise contours more accurately for

mapping against demographic data for 2002. This reveals that
70,000 people more than previously thought would be affected
by expansion of Stansted.

END OF PAGE 12

SPEED LIMITS –
POSITIVE ACTION

To the Editor: - Dear Sir, Much has,
and will no doubt continue to be,
written and discussed apropos the
above and how they affect our Village.
I have read with much interest the
letters in recent issues of the Magazine and whilst I appreciate
all the effort that has gone on to date in an attempt to find
practical and acceptable solutions to the problem, one major
point is seldom mentioned and that is the enforcement of
current speed limits.
I have expressed my views on this issue on a number of
occasions in the past and still remain convinced that a much
too passive approach to the overall problem is being taken. The
authorities can put up any amount of signs etc. but, unless the
speed limits agreed, whether they be 20,30 or 40 miles per
hour, are monitored and enforced there will be little or no
impact whatsoever on reducing the number of motorists and
motorcyclists who repeatedly ignore them.
Why does it seem almost impossible to get any positive action
taken on this major issue ? For those living on the main roads
leading to/leaving the village the evidence, either by sight or by
sound, of speeding offenders is plentiful yet, can anyone tell us
if there has ever been just one prosecution of any such
offender. We are frequently told that resources are not
available to monitor the speed limits now in force so what, one
may ask, is the point of seeking even lower limits if that
situation prevails. A much tougher approach to the problem is
undoubtedly required and could be started by replacing those
meaningless signs that state "Reduce Your Speed" with signs
showing the relevant speed limit and the statement "exceeding
the speed limit will result in prosecution". At the same time it
is of course essential that arrangements for monitoring and
enforcing the speed limits are in place and are effective. The
authorities at all levels must tackle this problem now with real
determination, it will not go away, it will only get worse.
YOURS truly

E R Piercey

A FEW CRIME INCIDENTS COVERED BY THE
COMMUNITY POLICE TEAM AT HATFIELD
HEATH.IN JUNE

AT 1530HRS 6TH JUNE, a Subaru index number P635LWA
was taken from outside St Mary's school in Hatfield Broad Oak
(the ignition keys had been left in the vehicle). -
OVERNIGHT OF 9TH JUNE, a telescopic fork lift truck
index number V729PBM was taken from Chelmsford Road,
Hatfield Heath - Between 1000HRS & 2300HRS 13TH
JUNE entry was gained to a house in Dell Lane, Little
Hallingbury and property was taken. - At Ol3Ohrs 19th June
security lights were taken from the driveway of a house in
Latchmore Bank, Little Hallingbury. During the night of 20th
June a vehicle was entered and a CD radio taken whilst parked
in Lower Road, Little Hallingbury. - About I500 hrs on 23rd
June Two males of' Foreign' appearance called on an elderly
woman in Parsonage Road, Takeley requesting gardening
work, no entry was allowed, males left - Between the 25th &
26th June damage was caused to a window of a Vauxhall Astra
whilst parked in Chelmsford Road, Leaden Roding. - ANY

INFORMATION REGARDING THE ABOVE contact
Police Officers. PC 1892 Richard Williams. PC1712
BradHealey. Telephone number 01279 730388.
Answering machine (checked daily) 01279 730280.

END OF PAGE 13

UTTLESFORD DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETINGS

If you would like to find out more about the business of the

Council, why not come along to a meeting. At all meetings

(except licensing) the public has an opportunity to ask

questions or make statements about Council matters before the

normal business is considered. Anybody wishing to ask a

question or make a statement is asked to give an indication of

the subject matter either in writing, or by electronic mail, to the

Chief Executive, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron

Walden, CB11 4ER,

email: [email protected] by midday at least two to

the public. They are normally held at the Council Offices,

London Road, Saffron Walden and start at 7.30pm. The

Development Control and Licensing Committee starts at

2.00pm.

You can find out what is being discussed by asking to see a

copy of the agenda at the Saffron Walden Council Offices,

Great Dunmow/Thaxted Information Centres or by visiting our

website on www.uttlesford.gov.uk. The following meetings

will be held in the near future:

2 September Community and Leisure 7.30pm

4 September Health and Housing 7.30pm

9 September Environment and Transport 7.30pm

10 September Licensing 6.30pm

17 September Scrutiny 1 7.30pm

18 September Resources 7.30pm

22 September Development Control 7.30pm

PUBLIC MEETINGS:
QUALITY OF LIFE IN UTTLESFORD
I am writing to advise you that the Council is arranging public
meetings in four centres during the first two weeks of
September. The details are set out below. Their purpose will be
to enable local people to express their views directly to elected
Councillors about their area and what they would like to see
happen. This will help the Council to decide its plans and
priorities. It is proposed the Leader of the Council or another
leading Councillor will introduce the meeting by referring to
number of major issues facing our district, such as Government
policy on aviation and housing development. He will then
indicate some key issues that have already been identified as
important in our local communities before then opening up the
meeting for public discussion. If you have any points that you
would like to see addressed at these meetings, please forward
them to me as soon as possible. We will be publicising the
meetings in the media and our web site. We hope you may be
able to publicise the meetings locally and that you and local
residents can attend one of the meetings.
The details of the meetings are as follows:-
Monday, 1 September 7.30prn-9.30pm Stansted Day Centre
Wednesday, 3 September 7.30pm-9.30pm, Bolford Street Hall
Thaxted
Monday, 15 September 7.30pm-9.30pm Foakes Hall, Great
Dunmow
Tuesday,16 September 7.30pm-9.30pm Council Offices,
Saffron Walden

END OF PAGE 14

UTTLESFORD DISTRICT COUNCIL COMMUNITY
ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2003/2004

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO VOLUNTARILY
GIVES THEIR TIME AND SKILLS

TO BENEFIT THE LOCAL COMMUNITY?

WOULD YOU THEN LIKE TO SEE THEM FORMALLY
RECOGNISED BY THE COUNCIL FOR THEIR WORK?
if yes, make sure that their name is put forward for a
community achievement award in one of the following
categories:
A: SERVICE TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
B: SERVICE TO THE ELDERLY
C: SERVICE TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
D: SERVICE TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND THE
ENVIRONMENT
E: YOUTH INITIATIVES - NOMINATIONS FOR YOUNG
PEOPLE (AGED 15-18) WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED
SIGNIFICANTLY TO THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY

NOMINEES CAN BE OF ANY AGE, (EXCEPT CATEGORY
E) BUT MUST LIVE AND DO WORK WITHIN THE
UTTLESFORD DISTRICT

NOMINATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM YOUR:
TOWN OR PARISH COUNCIL, DISTRICT
COUNCILLORS, THE COUNCIL FOR VOLUNTARY
SERVICE ULTTLESFORD, UTTLESFORD VOLUNTEER
BUREAU
OR FROM
SUE HAYDEN, COMMUNITY & LEISURE SERVICES,
UTTLESFORD DISTRICT COUNCIL LONDON ROAD,
SAFFRON WALDEN, CBLL 4ER
TEL: 01799 510563
All Forms must be returned to the above address via your
parish/town council, Uttlesford Volunteer Bureau or the
Council For Voluntary Service Uttlesford By 12 Noon
Friday 21 November 2003

END OF PAGE 15

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO
YOU

HAPPY 9TH BIRTHDAY LAURA!
HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY
LOTS OF LOVE FROM

MUM – DAD – GEMMA & BECCA

CONGRATULATIONS LARA

Following was sent from the University of Kent to me.
Dear Editor
Please note Lara Nerine Tzivelekas successfully completed her
course at the University of Kent and was awarded an
undergraduate degree at the recent Congregation ceremony.

AWARD: Bachelor of Arts with Honours
SUBJECT: Drama and English & American
Literature

I have learnt that there are a few in the Village who
have achieved degrees etc., and I am sure there are
more - let me know!
ED


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