APRIL 2017 THE VILLAGE MAGAZINE THAT KEEPS YOU IN TOUCH Est. 1893
Shrove Tuesday was a hit at the Institute with
over £155 raised in just a few hours through
serving pancakes, teas and coffees along with a
raffle and produce stall. The money raised will go
towards the Flower and Christmas Tree festivals.
Peter Hermitage 1944-2017 R.I.P The Heath Players success with “The Last Romance.”
Read the review on p.3 and more photos on the back
“ It was my privilege to have known Pete all of my
life as my cousin, friend, footballing colleague and cover
Apart from a short period when the family lived in
Takeley, Pete was a Heath “man and boy.” As
children we would spend many happy hours playing
football in the Crescent, roaming the woods and
Pete was a good footballer and won many leagues and
cups with the Heath and also represented the Bishop’s
Stortford League on many occasions.
A carpenter all his working life, Peter’s great passion
was his family: his wife, children and grandchildren,
all of whom he supported with great dedication.
Pete liked a pint and many
old friends of his still ask
if he and Barbara get
down to the Waggoners
(Thatchers) – alas for
Pete- no more.”
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“We had read reviews of other performances of The Last Romance by Joe DiPietro which de-
scribed it as a “slight tale” but we can reassure you that this production, directed by Tony
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Much of the praise must also go to venerable, veteran actor Bernard Moule who produces the
stand out performance as Ralph Bellini. It is a warm, poignant and very witty portrayal of the
man from Hoboken, New Jersey. He manages to strike the right balance and tone as a man full
of regrets but still full of hope and dreams.
He is ably supported by Jeanne Stacey who plays Carol, whom Ralph meets in the dog park
and builds up a rapport with. Carol again, shows a delicate touch in playing a woman, who
might, just might not be telling the truth but whose heart is in the right place.
Renee Joyce plays Rose and has a lovely air of a loyal and protective sister of Ralph, whose ro-
mantic path is a winding one with just a few cracks in it.
We must also not forget Theo Rankine-Fourdraine, who on his first foray into acting, proves
himself a wonderful singer. Well done young Theo.
There is no doubt that much of the success of this play has come from the direction by Tony
Saxby. In other hands this could have come across as a heavy handed farce with a tendency to
make it more like The Odd Couple etc. Tony’s subtle direction was very effective.
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09:30 Family Service HT in Broomfields.
10:30 Family Service URC
16:00 Tea followed by HT Annual Parochial Church Mondays 10:30am Little Hallingbury
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18:00 Service at The Close
18:30 Evensong HT A Maundy Thursday Meal
3rd 11:30 for 12 Luncheon Club URC On Thursday 13th April, 7.30pm – 8.15pm
4th 19.30 Lent Course (final session) With food to mark Jesus’ last meal with his disciples in
St Mary’s Church Room, Sheering the upper room.
5th 10:30 Holy Communion The Close The Communal Meal includes:
11:00 Lent Course (final session) Matzos -unleavened bread
Hatfield Heath Vicarage. Followed by soup lunch Charoseth -a mixture of apples, almonds, and cinnamon
20:00 Leisure Hour URC
9th PALM SUNDAY and other traditional ingredients.
09:30 Holy Communion HT Sign in before Palm Sunday: 9th April 2017.
10:30 Family Service URC
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Cross A NOTE FOR YOUR DIARY
19:30 Led Stations of the Cross HT This year’s HATFIELD HEATH FESTIVAL
11th 19:00 Church open for quiet prayer HT
19:30 Night Prayer (Compline) with guided quiet time will be on
Sunday 25th June 2017.
12th 10.30 Holy Communion at The Close China Smashing Stall at the Festival
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HT Hatfield Heath Festival on Sunday June 25th.
13th MAUNDY THURSDAY 19:30 Supper at URC see Please contact Wayne Fogg for further
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14th GOOD FRIDAY
14:00 Last Hour at the Cross – music and reflections
15th Parish Council Surgery 10-12 H/CR
16th EASTER SUNDAY
08:00 Holy Communion (1662) HT
09:30 Easter Family Service HT
10:30 Family Service URC
11:00 Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Bonnet Competition
18:00 Service at The Close HT
19th 11:30 for 12 Luncheon Club URC
20:00 Leisure Hour URC
23rd 09:30 Family Communion HT
10:30 Family Service
25th 10:30 Holy Communion at The Haven
26th 19:45 Gardening Club HT
27th 20:00 Village Hall AGM CR
30th 09:30 Holy Communion HT
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MEMORIALS NEWS FROM THE GARDENS OF EASTON
J. Day & Son
The sun is shining, the bees are collecting pollen
Station Road, Bishop’s Stortford from the pussy willow and there is some real
warmth in the air, particularly in the sheltered
spots in the Gardens, in the Italian Garden and the
walled kitchen garden. After a fabulous showing
of snowdrops, we are looking forward to stunning
daffodils, followed by blossom on the fruit trees
all around the walled garden, hopefully around
the time of our next open day, on Sunday 23rd
That first open day is St George’s day, so
children will want to have their eyes peeled for
Dragons in the gardens. We will be open from
11.30 to 5.00 and will have the usual excellent
fayre (including bacon rolls and homemade
cakes). The Thaxted Morris dancers have found
time, in the afternoon, to help us welcome the
Spring. For those of you interested in Garden
Design, come and see our latest restored Peto
feature – a stone flanked spring, feeding a flint
lined rill, with the pond and nearby stumpery now
Our Facebook page provides our latest news –
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And now the weather is warmer perhaps you
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Uttlesford Citizens Advice Bureau
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-
refer (request a call back) or comment on a
service to help other users.
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
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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)
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
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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
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(Sawbridgeworth)Squadron; 583/ [email protected]
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PARISH COUNCIL The Close 14.45 15.35
The Heath 15.40 16.00
Parish Clerk - Ernie Fenwick.................. 730 770 16.05 16.35
Email : ............. [email protected]
Mark Lemon Chairman ........................... 730 581 LUNCHEON CLUB
Vice Chairman -David Parish ................... 730 573 Monday 3rd April 11.30 FOR 12.00
Robert Jones................................................ 730 741 Wednesday 19th April 11.30 FOR 12.00
Nigel Robley............................................... 730 568
Chris Overton........................................... 731 036 All over 55s welcome
Colin Skyrme............................................. 730 480 Transport available.
Ian Fitzgerald ..............................................730 036 Ring Judy 01279 730 581
Mark Bissell ................................................ 730 376
Geoff Owen……………………………… 444 988
PHONE NUMBERS OF Registered Charity Number 1051491
POLICE, DOCTORS, SAMARITANS
SCHOOL & CHURCHES
PCSO Simon Horne Buffy Playbus visits
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
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URC Rev Sam - Phone........................... 01279 453 781
URC Secretary - Betty Bennett.............. 01279 508 455
Village Volunteers when you need help..07944 748 478
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Leisure Hour Talk on :- “DR GRAHAMS HOMES” Friday Club.
Friday Club is as the name suggests, a club run
James McHardy, a member of our group was welcomed on a Friday evening for the young people (7-12
as our speaker in early March. years old) of Hatfield Heath and surrounding
James once again participated in the sponsored bike ride villages.
in 2016 from Kathmandu to Kalimpong raising funds for It is held Friday evenings 7pm – 9pm in the URC
Dr Graham’s homes. Church Hall, Chelmsford Road,Hatfield Heath.
Our speaker gave an illustrated talk on the area and its Its nightly membership is £5.00.
surroundings. Many buildings are still badly damaged
after the devastating earthquake of 2011. The beautiful Tracy Sykes Club Leader
Katharine Chapel erected by Dr Graham in memory of his Telephone: 07803 273083
wife was damaged, this chapel is now in the hands of Email: [email protected]
Indian Heritage and a large sum of money has been
allocated to allow for repairs to be carried out. HEDGEHOGS
Sponsorship money is desperately needed to care for Bob Reid gave an entertaining and enlightening
children in the Homes, who would otherwise have little presentation on hedgehogs to the Gardening Club in
chance in life. Education is the finest gift we can offer. February. It’s the UK’s favourite mammal and the only
spiny mammal native to the UK.
5th April 8.00pm - Travels with ….. Richard & Diane They have been around for 15 million years and have
had a variety of names in the past including urchin,
19th April 8.0pm - Lisbon to Istanbul Mrs M Rogers hedge pig, furze pig and quill pig. They are distributed
all over the British mainland but are an endangered
New Members Welcome -Details :- Jean on 730465 species with the population declining from over 30
million in the 1950s to less than 1 million now.
Message from Rev.Dawn Jewson The reasons for decline are many including loss of
habitat and disappearing green routes between habitats
I am not a winter person. As soon as the nights draw (you can help here by cutting an access hole at the
in, I find it harder to keep up my usual optimism and bottom of the gravel boards between your garden and
cheerfulness. And boy, is it dark on the Heath!! It’s your neighbour’s). They eat beetles, worms and slugs
been a real shock to this former city-dweller. and are competing for food with badgers that enjoy a
similar diet but sometimes supplement theirs with a
So I’m relieved that the mornings and evenings are hedgehog or two. The hedgehogs also eat the eggs and
becoming lighter and the beauty of the countryside is young of ground nesting birds and have caused a major
visible for longer each day. But good things do happen problem for breeding birds on the island of South Uist
in the dark. Creatures sleep and are restored. Bulbs and after being introduced there in 1974. A group of
seeds prepare to sprout; new life is being created in Scottish conservation trusts have a project to capture the
secret. hedgehogs on the island, and its neighbours, and
transferring them to the Scottish mainland.
Lent deliberately leads us into a time of darkness as we The hedgehogs nest is a scruffy pile of twigs and leaves
remove the decorations from the church and prepare which are often disturbed by gardeners and many are
our hearts for the biggest celebration in our church unintentionally barbequed on the garden bonfire. So
year. Because on Easter morning we remember how look carefully when tidying the garden!
Jesus rose from the dead, bursting out of the tomb and They may have up to three litters a year of 3 or 4
defeating death and darkness. So we know he has the hoglets. The young leave their mother and forage on
power to bring new life to us too. their own after about 6 weeks. The hedgehog is
May you know light, life and love this Easter. generally nocturnal but the late litters often result in
underweight young foraging in daytime before
Dawn winter arrives, leaving them vulnerable to
predators. They need to weigh 2lbs to survive
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breakfast items were recently delivered to Whitechapel banana or, a particular favourite, Pedigree Chum!
by Mr & Mrs Mark Lemon and these have been
gratefully received, however, duvets and pillows are Robin Carsberg will be giving the next presentation to
not accepted. The homeless problem does not get any the Gardening Club on April 26 and the subject is
better. “Plants for an East Anglian Garden”. Come along,
The Staff at Whitechapel Mission do however send you will be made welcome. Village Hall 7:45pm
their thanks to all who have donated items.
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Hatfield Regis Local History Society
President: William Gosling
Lord of the Manor
Although there has been no meetings to-date this year several interesting features have taken place.
An invitation to the Local Sawbridgeworth History Society where a presentation was given by the
Chairman and Secretary. Their Society was interested how the Regis Society was formed, how their
meetings and publicity was advertised. Details on its formation, meetings, events and publicity was
covered. The audience was particularly keen to know how the four day WWI had been established,
Heritage Lottery Funding involvement and also the introduction of a website. It was noted that their
Society has already set up a website through an independent designer.
Details of the proposed national participation survey on WW I by Sheffield Hallam University
commissioned by Heritage Lottery Fund have recently been clarified. Villagers, Visitors and Volunteers
who confirmed their intention to participate have all been informed. A final date for an April response is
confirmed by the University.
A letter to Pelham Structures stating historical importance of the POW Camp at Mill Lane received a
positive response from those applying for planning permission. This relates to the important mural which
forms part of the fabric of one of the Guards buildings. Applicants agreed to discuss proposals which our
Society has considered if planning permission is approved. It is intended to continue our objection
promoting the historical and heritage of this Village site.
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St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood, Essex CM17 9JX
Runners limber up for St Clare 10k on Sunday 9 April.
This popular annual sporting event has been a fixture in local running club calendars for over twenty years and
last year raised £8,000 for the Hospice – a target which St Clare is hoping to beat this year!
Hundreds of runners are expected to lace up their running shoes and tackle the 10k route on the roads of
Hastingwood through the beautiful Essex countryside. Starting and finishing at the Hospice, this event is suitable
for all abilities – whether new to running, or a regular club runner looking for a new Personal Best. The course is
also suitable for wheelchair athletes.
St Clare Fundraising Development Manager, Jamie Hooper is organising the event and said: “Our 10k race has
become a permanent fixture in many of the local running club calendars for well over two decades now. The
road race is UK Athletics affiliated and chip-timed with trophies up for grabs in the following categories: male,
female, seniors, juniors and wheelchair athletes. Medals will be awarded to all runners.
Advanced registration costs £12 or £15 on the day (£10 or £13 for affiliated runners). The deadline for advanced
sign-ups is Monday, 3 April. The registration desk will be open at 9:30am on the day, with the race starting at
10:30am. The event is open to people aged 15 and above.
For more information, or to register, visit www.stclarehospice.org.uk/event/st-clare-10k-2017 or call on 01279
773756.The race starts and finishes at St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood, Essex, CM17 9JX.
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From the Community Policing Team:-
“I am writing to each Parish council in the District seeking their support for Essex Police’s Active Citizen
Scheme to help us improve community engagement in rural areas.
Please may I ask you to identify and nominate a willing volunteer from your community to become an
Active Citizens are volunteers in the community assisting to reduce crime and the fear of crime by in-
teracting with the public on behalf of the Police and Community Safety Partners, including the District
and Parish Councils. They effectively act as link between the community and the Police and could
therefore provide a link between the Police and your Parish Council.
Ideally we’re looking for local people who know the area well and who are willing to spend some time
speaking to local residents, running “Beat Surgeries”, taking part in organised events in their area, or,
even in supporting other areas.
This is a non-confrontational role and supported by your Community Policing Team. Volunteers must
be 18 or over.
Potential volunteers will be subject to some initial background Police checks before they are signed up
as an Active Citizen. Where it is necessary and appropriate for an Active Citizen to have access to confi-
dential Police information they will undergo fuller vetting.”
Details of the Essex Police Active Citizens scheme can be found at https://www.essex.police.uk/ join-
Please will you reply by e-mail to PCSO Simon Horne – [email protected] Uk or contact
a member of the Parish Council (see p.13 of the Village Magazine)
Many thanks, Mick Couldridge (Insp 2699) Community Policing Team Inspector, Uttlesford and
Braintree District Policing Area Tel: 101 Ext: 400011
Crime Prevention Advice From Neighbourhood Watch
As the weather changes we once again we venture into the garden and garden centres.
Do you think of protecting your property while choosing that attractive plant? “Burglaris Disembowelus” using
spiky plants and shrubs to protect your boundaries, vulnerable windows, statues and garden ornaments. Just
think about it - fragrant attractive spiky plants and shrubs that can be used to deter the thief and burglar. A trellis
with a climbing rose looks nice, smells nice and those curved thorns are a great deterrent. In other areas such as
in front of fences consider such as: Berberis, Mahonia, Holly, Pyracantha, the list is endless and if there is
concerns about children within the garden then consider soft planting in front of it. A chat to staff at your local
garden centre will provide you with the knowledge to choose the right plant or shrub with the right habits or you
can have a look at the list at:
Barbed wire and spiky toppings are unattractive, so make use of what nature has and unlike these it does not
require a warning sign just a little care and attention. When many burglaries are committed at the back of
properties it makes sense to protect your boundaries and keep robust tall gates securely locked. Don’t forget
your sheds security too, nothing of value in there? Well it adds insult to injury when they get your garden spade
from your shed to break into your house.
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MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
HELD AT 7.30 PM ON WEDNESDAY 8th March 2017 IN THE URC HALL,
CLLR MARK LEMON (ML), (CHAIRMAN), CLLRS MARK BISSELL (MB), BOB JONES (BJ), GEOFF
OWEN (GO), DAVID PARISH (DP), NIGEL ROBLEY (NR), COLIN SKYRME (CS)
in attendance Clerk to the Council Ernie Fenwick and 7 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
•Holy Trinity Church wish to hold a Xmas festival with perhaps a market stall and dry ice rink. They
asked for Parish Council support and help with financial deposits.
•VAS sign and pole have fallen over. The broken pole has been lashed to a telegraph pole as a
temporary measure with the dog bin, but the VAS sign cannot be erected there at present.
Perhaps another site could be considered.
•Road accident on Sheering Road a couple of weeks ago. Midway between Benbecca and
Gladwyns. There was a proposal in 2012 for the 30 mph to be extended as far as Benbecca
with a 40-mph limit from there to Sheering. The Clerk regularly contacts ECC Highways
regarding various highways issues.
•The POW camp is not Grade II listed.
•B26 bomber crash in Chelmsford Road Hatfield Heath during the Second World War.
•Traffic calming in the village. Resident has spoken to SB regarding the lack of a road crossing for
pedestrians. The Parish Council will continue to press the County Councillor to improve road
safety within the village.
•Pathway overgrown from Sheering to The Heath. It is impossible to walk safely along the
footpath. Clerk to request the Highway Rangers to clear the pathway as soon as possible.
• 6 members of the public left the meeting
1823. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
•Cllr Chris Overton (CO), Unwell
• ECC Cllr S Barker (SB), UDC council meeting
1824. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
The minutes of the Parish Council of 8th February were signed as a true record of the meeting.
1825. DECLARATION OF MEMBERS INTERESTS:
•BJ is a member of SSE
• DP is a member of the History Society
1826. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON AGENDA ITEMS - NONE
1827. REPORTS TO / FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLOR
ML REPORTED HE HAD RECEIVED A COPY OF THE PETITION AGAINST THE MILL LANE DEVELOP-
ML HAS NOW JOINED THE CONSERVATIVE GROUP AS HE WAS THE ONLY INDEPENDENT COUN-
CILLOR AND WAS NOT BEING GAINFULLY USED.
The Cricket Club have asked for assistance in obtaining an industrial strimmer which he will fund from his UDC
Continued: on next page
1828. CLERKS REPORT:
Matters from last meeting and Action Register
i. Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association: Spring 2017 Newsletter.
ii. Funding for community projects
iii. UCT Newsletter 2017 & 50 50 Club
iv. VAS sign Sawbridgeworth Road Hatfield Heath
v. EALC Training Bulletin March
vi. Superfast Essex interactive rollout map
vii. SSE Response to Night Flights (NFR) Consultation
viii. Parish Forum - 15th March
ix. Essex Police Partnership Document. General disquiet regarding content. Police Superin-
tendent has stated that they only publish items which they feel will benefit the Police. Set
up mobile speed gun for
x. Change of meeting dates.
xi. Ownership of Islands response from Bidwells
xii. Mill lane
xiii. Minerals and Waste Planning Application ECC. Clerk to write to ECC, SB and the MP com-
plaining that we are not being consulted regarding the M11 Junction 7a.
xiv. EALC February County Update
xv. Parking Issue – Parking Partnership
xvi. SSE Campaign Update February 2017
xvii.Police and Crime Commissioner's public consultation
xviii.Great British Spring Clean
xix. Superfast Essex Programme Update - February 2017
xx. New Saturday Morning Planning Briefing Date.
xxi. Flooding in the Stortford Road.
xxii.Village Hall Car Parking Issue
xxiii.Mill Lane Development
xxiv.UALC AGM 22 June 2017
xxv.Police Request OpVORTEX
xxvi.Mill Lane Development ECC Highways response.
xxvii.Mill Lane Development Hatfield Regis History response
xxviii.Resignation of Cllr Fitzgerald
DP asked that all items of correspondence have explanations as residents would not understand what was
Meetings & Training
HELD AT EALC OFFICES GREAT DUNMOW
I. PARISH FORUM 15 MAR 7-8.30PM UDC COUNCIL OFFICES
II. PLANNING BRIEFING SAT 25 MAR 9.30-12 & 2-4.30 £45
iii. Planning Briefing Sat 6 May 9.30-12 & 2-4.30 £45
1829. CHAIRMANS REPORT
Nothing to report
1830. FINANCIAL REPORT:
Bank balance after the authorisation of the following payments £23453.99
II. NATIONAL ALLOTMENT SOCIETY ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION 66.00
III. E FENWICK WEBSITE MAINTENANCE 20.00 Continued: on page 25
IV. CLERK EXPENSES 6.32
V. STAFF SALARIES
VI. HMRC PAYE DP AND CS TO AUTHORISE
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1831. Planning matters
DECISIONS BY UDC PLANNING DEPT.
ii. The Firs Chelmsford Road Hatfield Heath; UTT/17/0553/PDE; Proposed single storey rear
extension - extending 4.5m from rear wall, maximum height 3.5m and height to eaves 2.7m.
iii. Shrubbs Farm Sheering Road Hatfield Heath; UTT/17/0326/AG; Extension to existing grain
store. NO OBJECTIONS
iv. Braybrook Chelmsford Road Hatfield Heath; UTT/17/0256/FUL; Demolition of existing bungalow and
replacement 2 storey residential property. NO OBJECTIONS
i.To receive update on highways issues
ii. To consider damage caused to Mill Lane. ML and the Clerk to visit The Mill to discuss.
iii. To consider request for speed limit on Sheering Road.
iv. To consider the Double Yellow lines proposal and associated parking issues. ML proposed the
yellow lines be postponed. Unanimously agreed.
v. NR and The Clerk met with watercourse regulation engineers and discussed the options
available regarding the flooding in Stortford Road. It was confirmed that the owners of the
properties bordering Stortford Road have riparian ownership of the ditch in front of their
properties, which means they are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the
watercourse. Some ditches have been filled in and it appears that pipes have not been laid, or
not connected. The drainage system at present appears to be inadequate without substantial
It was agreed that communication between all parties was important and the engineers agreed to
meet with their Highways colleagues with a view to putting together a comprehensive drainage
It was further agreed that the engineers would arrange a meeting at County Hall with the Parish
Council to discuss the best way forward and to obtain any available grants toward resolution of
1833. VILLAGE GREEN
•Update on matters concerning the Village Green
•Posts near the school to have ‘No Parking’ Notices. MB will research.
•Rubbish is not being collected from Cox Ley to the Playground. Clerk to contact J Sykes
•Planning permission to be sought for the parking areas. Clerk to contact UDC
•Request for pedestrian crossing for the school. Clerk to contact ECC Highways
•Working party for the ponds on 25th and 26th March.
THE TENDERS FOR GRASS CUTTING WERE CONSIDERED
PROPOSED THAT CONTRACTOR A BE SELECTED. THIS CONTRACTOR IS PW MAY. CLERK TO PLACE ORDER
AND TO ADVISE UNSUCCESSFUL CONTRACTORS
1834. STANSTED AIRPORT
• BJ has been unable to find the Post Implementation review (LAMP phase 1A) on the CAA web site. It
should have been available on 4 February 2017. When the response process is established he will circulate
a reply and encourage villagers to write also.
Continued on next page
MINUTES CONTINUED:- Programme for Open Garden for Grove Cottage
1835. CHANGE OF PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
(see also back cover for colour advert)
•Following the resignation of one member from the
personnel committee it was necessary to elect a SATURDAY 28 MAY 10.00 A.M. – 4.30 P.M
replacement. The new committee will meet in the
next few days 10.30-11.00 Jess Daugirda - Singer - Sylvia Young
• ML proposed NR. Approved.
11.15 – 12.15 Epping Green Community Spirit
1836. CHANGE OF MEETING DATES Choir
Resolved to change the Parish Council Meeting to the 12.30-12.50 Jess Daugirda -Singer -Sylvia Young
first Wednesday of each month from 1st June Theatre School
1837. REPORTS FROM MEMBERS ON MEETINGS ATTENDED 1.00- 1.30 Sosa Dance Fitness and line dancing
CS attended the Police and Crime Commissioner public 2.00- 2.15 Adrienne & Malcolm (singers and
2.30- 3.15 Ukes of Hazard (Sawbridgeworth
1838. MATTERS TO BE RAISED BY MEMBERS FOR THE NEXT Ukulele Group)
3.30 - 4.00 Anwaar Belly Dance
Holy Trinity Christmas Festival funding. Hatfield Heath
Festival. 4.30 Close
1839.DATES OF NEXT MEETINGS:-12th April (Annual Parish SUNDAY, 29 MAY 2.00 – 5.00 P.M
Meeting) 10th May (AGM) 7th June 2.30- 3.15 BSUS (Bishops Stortford Ukulele
Meeting closed at 9.25 pm
3.30 – 4.15 Izzy, Steve & Bernie (singers and
********* STOP PRESS ********* guitarist)
To read the letter in full regarding the new M11 Junction 5.00 Close
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then click on “Noticeboard”.
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residents on Saturday 15th April 10-12 Village Hall
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HATFIELD HEATH’S ONLY BRASS BAND 1943-1945
The band was formed by Gilbert Hutchin (back row). He originally played in the Bishop Stortford
Band for many years. Robin (front row) is believed to have been a music teacher at the Bishop’s
Back row:- John Gunn, Gilbert Hutchin
Front row:- Stan Barker, Lesley Hutchin,
Photograph and information given by
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NEWS FROM ABROAD! Kizzy Matiakis from Hatfield Heath is now known as “Kizzy knight of Dannebrog.”
“I was born in 1981, and spent all my childhood on the Heath. My mum worked in the white horse pub and
my step father at the time worked at Down Hall. My dad was a jazz musician and lived in Paris. I still visit
Kathy Smith when I can as she was our neighbour and remains a close friend of my mum and us. I feel so
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behind my house, my great memories from primary school and the teachers there. Only warm happy
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“My sister Josee Pyle also lives here and was also a ballet dancer with the royal Danish. She now owns the
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ians. I'm so proud of her. “
( Top L.H.S)
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