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April 2010

Hatfield Heath Village Magazine April 2010

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April 2010 THE MAGAZINE THAT KEEPS YOU IN TOUCH Est. 1893

HATFIELD HEATH FESTIVAL

Sunday 20th June 2010

Organisers are now starting to pull together all the events
for the Festival . If you are interested in entering or
helping with any of the events, here are a few preliminary
Contact details.
Bruno (Chairman)

CHANNEL 4

Monday 19th April 9pm

Derek Millen, as a young boy during World War 11, was buried
in a collapsed building when a bomb dropped

More details inside....

CLASSIC CAR SHOW FUN RUN
Contact No. 01279 730 297
John White (Car Show Organiser)
Wendycot, Chelmsford Road,
Hatfield Heath, Herts, CM22 7BH

Tel. No. 01279 730 274

FUN DOG SHOW FANCY DRESS
Contact no 01279 730 354
DO YOU WANT TO MAKE MUSIC
AT THE FESTIVAL THIS YEAR? EASTER EGG HUNT
AT
WW
WW HOLY TRINITY

If you are interested please contact Andy and Jeanette on Details inside
01279 731 542 or you can email them through the magazine
Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected]

ROADY NEEDED
Or at least someone who knows something about

setting up a musical gig 01279 731 542

Village Website : www.hatfield-heath.co.uk

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KEEPING
THE WHEELS OF

THE DR. GRAHAM’S HOMES

TURNING

BIKE BENGAL 2010

Regular readers will remember my article in the HH
Magazine in August last year and the information that I
was undertaking the charity bike ride again in February
this year.

On completion of the 2010 event I, and I am sure my
fellow cyclists, felt we had been challenged but all had a
feeling of fulfilment and heart warming achievement in
equal measures.

In February we followed the same roads, camped at the
same towns and used the same excellent support team.
The difference this time was the marked increase in traffic
volume and associated noise and the general deterioration
of the roads particularly from Siliguri to Kalimpong, the
last uphill 45miles of the seven day journey.

Twenty people set out from the Baptist Mission in Bose
Street, central Kolkata, at 6.30am on Sunday 14th. Feb.
and very early into the trip it was obvious that we had a
wide range of cycling abilities and strengths but all
managed to complete the seven day ride despite several
punctures and two riders being forced off their bikes in
incidents and one having his derailleur broken in a
collision with another biker!!
The large lorries, which along with the trains, are the life
blood of modern India trundle up and down the roads with
precarious loads and driving at suicidal speed. Dalkola,
our fifth night stop was the scene of a major accident the
day we were arriving there. We saw the results of the
vehicles and the fact that 20 people died was not lost on
our own feelings.

On arrival in Kalimpong after the final climb up the hill
the children of the Homes welcomed us in splendid
fashion with their fife and drum band leading us through
2 the town on Saturday 20th. February.

The Rev. Dr. John Anderson Graham, while working as a Hunters Meet Restaurant
missionary in the Kalimpong area became particularly Cabaret Nights
interested in groups of children who seemed to him to
Here at Hunters Meet , on Friday and Saturday
suffer a number of hardships. These children were mostly nights, we hold some of the best
the illegitimate sons and daughters of the British Tea Dinner Dance & Cabarets Nights in the country!
Planters and the local Nepalese, Lepcha and Assamese
mothers. APRIL
Fri 02 Night of Dance. Cliche!
Graham voiced his concerns at the General Assembly of Sat April 03 the Superb Commedian Tucker & Live
the Church of Scotland in 1895 and then on return to India Music from Top Band Cliche!
started about setting up the homes. The Homes opened Fri 09 Party Night, Live Music -very Chilled Band Malibu
with six children on the 24th. September 1900 as Fri 16 Cabaret Night Fantastic 5 Peice Band Shout Top
‘St.Andrew’s Colonial Homes’. Comedian Tucker as Seen on Tv.
Education and religion was provided in equal measure and Frid 23 Cabaret Night Dance the Night Away with Fantastic
to tight Scottish principals. Today there are nearly 1400
children at the school, roughly divided between fully fee Band Shout
paying, partial fee paying and fully sponsored. Sponsoring
a child costs about £900 per annum. 01279 730 549
Mr. Philip Gibson, from Kelso, was appointed Chief
Executive (Principal) eighteen months ago and he has CARPETS
made significant and beneficial changes at the Homes.
Security has been tightened, budget control enhanced, the CARPETS • VINYL •LAMINATE
Cottages (where the Children are accommodated) •SUPPLIED & FITTED
refurbished and catering arrangements improved.
On Sunday the 21st. February we had morning service in Unit 11 Heathview Pond Lane
the beautiful Katherine Graham Memorial Chapel, opened Hatfield Heath CM22 7AB
in 1925 and named after Dr.Graham’s wife who died in
1919. After the service we were entertained by the School Steve and Donna have a shop in the village where you
Choir some of whom toured the UK in 2008. can choose your carpet or other floor coverings.
All in all a very rewarding challenge and I am grateful to Steve is a fitter with 16 years experience working with
all in Hatfield Heath and Sawbridgeworth who helped me the finest carpet companies. He will give professional
reach nearly £11,000 in sponsorship money, in total the advice and quote. Prices from £8.50 sqm
group raised over £65,000 for the UK Dr Graham’s Homes
Charity.
James MacHardy

Images of the Bike Ride are on the back page

• All prices include 10mm Underlay,Grippers,
Door Bars, Fitting, Uplift and Dispose

• Cheaper than major stores but same quality

• Heavy domestic loop structure carpet
average hall,stairs,landing 12sqm £165

average lounge 12sqm £165

• We can obtain any carpet
If you have seen it we can get it.

• Wood many ranges
• Laminate Balterio
15 year guarantee - Average lounge 12sqm £260 fitted.

So why travel miles when you can have better quality
service from a local company just a few minutes walk away

THERE'S ALWAYS ONE “I guarantee my quality of work and service.”
WHO WILL RUIN A GOOD PHOTO
Steve & Donna

Office: 01279 730 172
Mob: 07939 739 845

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Leos Personal Training GARDEN OPEN

“Be Fit Feel Good” FOR CHARITY

Personal training with a SATURDAY 29TH MAY
highly qualified ex professional footballer.
Specialising in weight loss, muscle gain, specific body area 10 A.M. – 12 NOON AND 2.00 – 4.00 PM
toning, fitness, posture, nutrition and much more. “Longridge” Sawbridgeworth Rd

Train in the gym, outdoors or in the Our charity this year is Grove Cottage which is
privacy of your own home. based in Bishops Stortford. It is affiliated to Mencap
and is maintained by local donations only. It provides
For a healthier fitter lifestyle. activities for children and adults with learning
Call Leo: 07842 613 306 disabilities and respite care for parents/carers. This
provides a much needed break for the families of
Mail:[email protected] these children and adults.
Web: personaltrainerleo.co.uk If you like looking at gardens, support a worthy
charity or just have a break, we shall be happy to see
*Please view website and see what others have achieved* you on Saturday 29th May (Bank Holiday
Saturday). The garden is open from 10 a.m. – 12
IYENGAR YOGA noon and 2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Entry £1 per person.
Tea/coffee with cake or biscuits will be available for
Classes to suit all ages a donation of £1.50. There will also be plants for sale
and levels of flexibility and a raffle.
Our address is: Longridge, Sawbridgeworth Rd,
Beginners/intermediate/over 50's Hatfield Heath, Bishops Stortford, Herts, CM22 7DR
Tel: 01279 730296.
Day and Evenings Available Email: [email protected]
Contact Jenny For directions, please contact us by telephone or
email. We hope to see you then,
01279 730 751 Hannah & Michael Shine
07946 777 669

Email: [email protected]

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

Come and hunt for Easter Eggs!

Easter Sunday,
April 4th at 11 o’clock

in the churchyard.

There will also be an
Easter Bonnet Competition
to be judged before the hunt takes place.

Please return this entry form and the
payment to The Vicarage by Tuesday 30th

March.
Number of children taking part _____

Entry Fee £1.50 per child.
Family surname _________________
We will also be entering the Easter Bonnet

Competition. YES/NO

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HEATH PLAYERS FLYING HIRE

SOCIABLE PLOVER CAR & CHAUFFEUR SERVICES
FOR ALL OCCASIONS
FABULOUS PLAY!
To and from Stansted, Luton, Heathrow,
What a fabulous play! It really was superb. Gatwick and City airports
Brilliantly written, brilliantly directed and brilliantly
acted. Corporate & A complete
Congratulations to all those whose team effort made Sporting events London Service
it one of the best plays I have seen. An unexpected
twist at the end made it all the more National meetings Shopping trips
enjoyable. Keep up the good work!
Hannah Shine Theatre/dinner Hospital visits
trips
Urgent courier
Guided tours services

Weddings

AWARDS WON BY HATFIELD HEATH PLAYERS Our fleet of air conditioned vehicles
ON DISPLAY BEFORE SHOW ranges from executive cars to luxury

U3A COMBINED GARDENING GROUPS people carriers and coaches
PLANT SALE
NEW - GROUP TRAVEL
This plant sale takes place on
8 passenger vehicles now available for all events
Wednesday 12 May at Markwell Pavilion,
Memorial Gardens, Bishops Stortford. For professionalism with the personal touch
contact Chris New at
Time: 3.00 – 4.30 p.m.
£1 which includes coffee and home make cake!! Tel: 01279 721 427 Fax: 01279 723 947
Mobile: 07968 026 032
All are welcome.
Come and get some plant bargains!! or visit our informative website:
www.stansted-airport-taxis.com
Contact: Hannah Shine 731784

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I Melograni Bed & Breakfast UPDATE ON

In beautiful Tuscany AFFORDABLE
Between Pisa and Florence HOUSING FOR
HATFIELD HEATH
£65 per night inc breakfast

www.relaisimelograni.com The Housing Needs Survey which was carried out last
[email protected] year showed that Hatfield Heath does have a need for a

scheme of affordable rural housing for local people. With

VILLA TO LET a response rate of 18% a total of 45 households identified
themselves as being in need of alternative

Beautiful villa to let accommodation. Analysis of the data showed that some
would be seeking a home on the open market but that still

in Menorca, Spain. left 34 requiring affordable housing. Generally half the
See details online at number identified need is developed to ensure that the
homes are occupied by people with a local connection.

www.lacasacolina.co.uk Taking all things into consideration the report

recommended that 14 homes are built. Although the data

indicated that it is mostly one bedroom houses that are

APARTMENT TO LET needed the proposed scheme would have a mix including
2 & 3 bedroom properties so that the longer term needs

15 mins from San Javier Airport, can be met. A high number of respondents (75%) were
Spain. 2 bed ground floor supportive of this type of development with 19% being

apartment with garden, sleeps 4. not supportive and the remaining 8% did not answer this

From £150 pw. For availability and question.

further information telephone Hatfield Heath Parish Council has agreed that this much
01279 730 479
needed development should go ahead. At this stage a

working party was set up to select a housing association.

After a rigorous process that included visits to existing

Paula's Petsitting Service schemes and meetings with staff Hastoe Housing
Association based in Little Chesterford was selected.

Going on holiday? Paula offers personal pet care in their

own home! Choosing Paula’s Petsitting Service you can The next key issue to be dealt with was finding a suitable

leave home knowing you will return to happy pets. site. With this in mind the working party, parish clerk,
Dog walking also available. All at competitive rates Rural Housing Enabler, architect and Development
Manager from Hastoe spent a morning walking around
For more information, please call the village boundary looking for a suitable exception site.

01279 876 277 or 07986 270 336

Or email: [email protected] This is a pocket of land that is on the outside but abutting

the development boundary which using planning policy

will mean that the Right to Buy for rented properties is

removed, shared ownership residents can purchase a

maximum of 80% and people with a local connection will

For All Building Works - have priority for living in the homes. The architect will
now draw up a report which will be sent to Uttlesford

Extensions/Renovations - District Council planners for their informal feedback to

Decorating - Plumbing - Electrics find the most suitable land. Once this is done, Hastoe can

Carried Out with Great Attention to Detail start to approach land owners and negotiate on the

Tel: 01279 757 323 07836 205 103 purchase of a site.

James Gardening Service It is a long process but well worth pursuing when those
wishing to stay in the village or return to the village where
All Garden Works they have strong links can have a home that meets their
needs and helps to build a thriving, mixed community for
& Odd Jobs the future.

01279 651 498 07963 989 851 Should you have any questions about affordable housing
or are a landowner with a potential site please contact
Moira Groborz, Rural Housing Enabler on 0844 4773938.

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World Challenge
Fundraising Event

TABLE TOP SALE

&

CRAFT FAIR

Saturday 17th April IANS AUTOS
10am – 12.30

Hatfield Heath Village Hall
To book a table call 01279 730 878

Refreshments available

Call for artists and crafters
wishing to exhibit and sell at

HATFIELD HEATH FESTIVAL
ART/CRAFT EXHIBITION

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 19/20, 2010

Please contact Paulene Brakspear on 01279 730 281
or email at [email protected] or snail mail to 1
Friendly Terrace, Hatfield Heath for a submission
form (for artists) or a booking form (for crafters)
Craft tables are limited so will be allocated on a first
come first served basis.

We also need volunteers to help mount and man the
exhibition, serve teas and be generally helpful over the
two days of the exhibition - you can offer your services
on the above numbers and addresses,
Thank you.

APPEAL FOR A CHOIR MASTER Little Hallingbury

I am a member of the U3A Choir which has recently The Dairy Farm, Lower Road, CM22 7PX
been formed with the Harlow division. Unfortunately
our Choirmaster/pianist has died recently so therefore MOT TEST CENTRE
we are desperately looking for someone to replace
this lovely man and take on this voluntary position. Service and Repairs

Jenny Childs 01279 730 608 Collected and Delivered
on arrangement
WHAT'S ON TV?
within a 5mile radius

My wife walked into the den & asked "What's on the OPENING HOURS
TV?"
Monday - Friday 8am- 5pm
I replied "Dust" Saturday 8am - 1pm

And that's how the fight started... TEl: 01279 724 534

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DOMESTIC SOLDIERS 18 Hatfield Heath Rainfall February 2010

General DIY, Curtain Rails and Shelves Erected, Flat Packs 16
assembled. Patio, Drive and Brickwork Pressure Washed,
Fencing and Sheds Preserved and Repaired, Hedge Cutting, 14

including Shrubs and Tree Pruning, 12 Total = 96.50mm
House Painting, Exterior & Interior, Windows Pipe Work and .
1m0
Weather Boards Stained and Painted. Fencing Erected, aanfilml 68 (3.8inches)
Gardens and Driveways Shingled and Pebbled. Guttering
Unblocked, Roofs Moss and Mildew Power-washed Off. R4

Please do not hesitate to ask. Contact lan and Jan at 2
San Michelle, Jacks Lane, Takeley
0
MANY OTHER SERVICES UNDERTAKEN
Day
01279 873 933
01279 870 968 February is normally one of the driest months, but not so
in 2010. We had two raindays producing 3.8 inches,
COMPLETE SERVICE FOR YOUR HOME which is 210% of average.
[email protected] In fact February 2010 was the wettest in the last twenty
years. Many of the soils are saturated and where drainage
BLINDS is less than perfect. Standing water can be seen in many
CONSERVATORY areas. You all will have noticed this happening on the
HOUSE Heath, in and near the Cricket Pitch.
PLEATED
PINOLEUM
ROLLER
ROMAN
COMMERCIAL
Phone now for a friendly chat

with Sue to get more information

Tel : 07885 510 400

GARDEN WATCH

We offer a With the very low temperatures this winter, over a long
Complete Service period, the Autumn planting and sowings have been at
risk. Early sown Broad Beans did not survive. Winter
DESIGN onion setts look to have a 50% establiment, Winter Garlic,
CERAMIC TILING the real toughy, has come through 100% - well done!!
Brian Bland
LIGHTING
WOODWORK ETC. LONG TAILED TITS NOT RARE

All carried out with the minimum THEY JUST DON'T HANG ABOUT FOR LONG
of fuss and mess by experts!
Also all Plumbing & JEAN 10
Domestic Heating Installations
Hi Bruno
SO LOOK NO FURTHER THAN
Interested to see that someone has seen 5 in one go in
C.F OAKES their garden.

Established in Harlow for over 45 years Not to claim a bit of one upmanship, but Jeff and I are
19 SERVICE BAY, WYCH ELM , HARLOW avid watchers of the birds in our garden and have feed-
ers back and front. We have one on the rockery in our
front garden near the pond which is just outside our
lounge window and a few weeks ago there were 10
long tailed tits on it at one time. Unfortunately we
couldn't get to a camera quickly enough to take a pic-
ture of them without frightening them off. Just a couple
of days prior to this we had seen 8 on the same feeder.

Jean Clarke
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JENNY 12

Having seen the question HUNTERS MEET
asked by Geoff, from The
Manse - "Is this quite rare?" LEISURE CENTRE & BEAUTY LODGE
regarding his sighting of
long tailed tits. At the back SPA DAYS ON YOUR DOORSTEP!
of the village, in Little Heath Manicure or Pedicure, Luxury Clarins Facial, Swedish
they have become regular Back Massage. We know how to spoil you, feel truly
visitors from the past few relaxed, have lunch around the pool. Use the solarium
winters now. In our garden,
their flock numbers appear ½ Day pamper - morning , afternoon,
to peak at the coldest times, or between school hours
normally around January
and as it warms up again, the Gift Vouchers Available
flock gets smaller.
Our greatest tally in one visit FOR MORE INFORMATION OR MORE PAMPER
is 12 Long tailed tits, however during this years RSPB PACKAGES PLEASE CALL LELSEY
garden watch (hour) the most that came at once was 9 of
these beautiful little birds. 01279 730 549
The biggest problem is that they never
stay still long enough for you to be www.huntersmeet.co.uk
able to enjoy & admire them properly!
I've attached a couple of the best shots Hallingbury Hall Equestrian Centre
i've managed to get so far.
I've certainly noticed other tits more British Horse Society Approved
recently too. We have regular blue Riding lessons for children and adults
tits, great tits & the long tailed tits -
but also now a coal tit and i saw what beginners to advanced riders
i believe was either a marsh or a willow tit.
Jenny FACILITIES
Super indoor school, three outdoor arena's,
Allotments show jumping arena, and cross-country course

An allotments management committee has been set CHILDREN'S LESSONS
up. We have super ponies from quiet schoolmasters to
Temporary chairman/secretary: Frank Walsh.
Treasurer : John Deamer. ones trained to do jumping and dressage
Members: Geraldine O'Rourke, Richard Leech, Children's own a pony day courses are held every
Tony Plane. Wednesday and Thursday during the holidays, Great Fun!
PC nominees: Paula O'Sullivan and Gary Waller.
Frank Walsh BEGINNER ADULTS
Maximum four riders on a 45 minute lesson gain
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION confidence and enjoy on one of our lovely sensible cobs

WOMAN'S SECTION INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED RIDERS
QUIZ Improve your dressage, learn about tests
lateral work, engagement and collection
Saturday 10th April 7.30pm Or join a jumping lesson and

URC HALL Hatfield Heath practise courses, grids and related distances

Tables of 6 -8 Please ring or pop in for a chat
Refreshments
Price per person £7 01279 730 348

www.hallingburyhall.com

To book a table phone 01279 730 042 Little Hallingbury, Bishops
There will be a raffle Stortford, Herts CM227RP

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Curtains NEXT MEETING
Made to measure by At the Village Hall committee room
Jennie Childs
Tuesday 20th April at 7.30pm
All types of Curtains & Matching Accessories The Western Front Association - Bill Fulton

Made to measure Robin Gurnett (Chairman) 01279 730 672

Telephone:01279 730 608

32 Broomfields, Hatfield Heath, Herts. CM22 7EH

PaintingandDecorating The Ladies 'Grand National'

If you are Looking for an see last months Village Magazine.

Excellent Standard of Decorating A local business man – Col. J Dalton White of Lea Hall
by a on the Dunmow Road, who's family were keen riders
with the Essex Hunt, persuaded the Countess of
Professional Tradesman Warwick to donate a replica of the famous Warwick Vase
as a trophy for a Ladies Point to Point race. The
Exterior/Interior Countess was also to use her considerable influence in
designating the race as the very first 'Open' race for Lady
Then look no further riders. This was first run at Lea Hall Hatfield Heath in
Please call John for a free estimate 1937 and attracted 21 entries from all over the country.
Up to 1937 lady jockeys could only ride in their hunt or
The Round House, Ryes Lane, Hatfield Heath , CM22 7BP adjacent hunt ladies events, restricting the rides to 4/5
events per year. This then was a pioneering event and
became known as the Women's Grand National! It was
the start of what would eventually lead to lady riders
being able to compete with men in any recognised horse
racing event in the country,
Col. Dalton – White's daughter Valerie finished second
in the inaugural race on Laureate and after the war her
sister Heather won the race twice, on Piper Lad in 1951
and then on Galician Gold in 1952.
This year's Warwick Vase will take place at the Essex
Hunt Point to Point at High Easter on 17th April.
The annual Countess of Warwick Country Show is held
at Little Easton over the August Bank Holiday weekend
and is well worth a visit.

Broad Oak Consultants

IT Solutions for everyone

Established 1993 Home & Business

Broadband • Sales • Networks • Repairs
Internet
• Upgrades • Web Design • Programming
Connection
Supplier • Databases • PC Systems • Training

• Internet • E-mail • Virus Protection

01279 718 596

Web: www.broadoak.net
Email: [email protected]

10

CHANNEL 4 Family run business

Monday 19th April 9pm We offer a friendly service
and take pride in our high
In the 1940s, Germany unleashed a ferocious bombing standard of fitting
campaign on Britain, designed to crush British morale. CARPET, VINYL& WOOD
To mark the 70th anniversary of this key event in our LAMINATE FLOORING
island's history, Tony Robinson presents this four-part Free estimates & advice
science and history series which gives just a flavour of
what it must have been We can supply to all local areas
like to live under including: Sawbridgeworth,
constant bombardment Bishop’s Stortford, Harlow,
and examines why the Elsenham, Hatfield Broad Oak,
Blitz failed. Hatfield Heath
Derek Millen who lives
in Hatfield Heath 111a London Road Sawbridgeworth Herts CM21 9JJ
Village will be T:01279 724878 - F:01279 724878
appearing in the series.
Beautiful Holidays in Cornwall

For more details please visit
www.beautifulcornwallholidays.co.uk

or

Phone Wayne on 07958 482 889

LAST FEW PLACES ON - 3 Bedroom holiday home,
CHALLENGE OF A LIFETIME sleeps up to 8 people

St Clare Hospice is looking for adventurous - Situated on a holiday park
people to fill the with full use of the park facilities
last few places on
its sponsored trek - Weekly lets and short breaks
along the Great - Near St Ives, Penzance and Truro
Wall of China from
17 – 25 September - 5 minutes from 3 miles of
2010. golden sandy beach

The group will - Non Smoking
follow a route well
beyond the regular tourist trail. They will trek Heath Computers
along some of the most spectacular sections of
the Wall and through remote villages seldom For all your IT needs
visited by foreigners. This is a once in a lifetime
opportunity to experience the real China. Whether you run a business, or are a home user,
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To join the Great Wall of China Trek you will
need to pay a registration fee of £290 and then • IT Solutions for home or office
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In return your flights, food, accommodation, • PC Repairs / Upgrades
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challenge will support the work of the hospice. • Internet, E-mail, Broadband
• Virus Protection and Spyware removal
For more information contact Sally on • Data Recovery
01303 862996 or email
Web: http://www.heathcomputers.co.uk Mob: 07958 482 889
[email protected] Email: [email protected] Fax: 08715 227 252

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DR IAIN GILCHRIST RETIREMENT GIFT

RELIABLE & EXPERIENCED Many of you will know by now that Dr Iain Gilchrist,
15 YEARS IN TRADE our local GP is retiring from
General Practice at the end of
Grass cutting, Hedge Trimming, Planting, March 2010. Iain has worked in the
Weed Treatment, One off Tidy Ups and practice for 34 years and since the
Bennisons left has been the Senior
maintenance Partner. In that time there have
Call for a friendly chat on been many changes and we have
Mobile 07956 524 586 two surgeries serving the
Home Tel 01279 830 960 community and a GP Practice to be
proud of.
LTD
A number of patients have expressed an interest in
• Specialising in all types of ponds marking Iain’s retirement with a gift. Hatfield Heath
& features. Parish Cllr Rob Jones and others have agreed to take this
• Professionally designed, idea forward and coordinate a collection to which all are
installed, restored or maintained. welcome to contribute. There are collecting boxes in the
• Local company established since Post Offices in the following villages:- Hatfield Heath;
1987 with excellent after care Hatfield Broad Oak; Little Hallingbury; Sheering and
service Matching.

Tel: 01279 461 052 We are aware that not everyone visits the Post Offices so
if you wish to contribute we have arranged for you to
(Answer phone) a) do this electronically via Lloyds Bank.
Account Name Dr Iain Gilchrist Retirement Gift.
Mobile: 07711 087 004 SORT CODE 30 90 84
Account No: 19186068
Fed up with b) you may also send a cheque made payable to:
DR IAIN GILCHRIST RETIREMENT GIFT and post or
deliver it c/o Brian Galloway, Treasurer, Mead House,
The Heath, Hatfield Heath, CM227EA

We are planning to make a presentation to Iain at the
Hatfield Heath Festival on 20th June 2010 and further
details will be publicised when these arrangements have
been made. There will also be a `Goodwill Book’
available for anyone to express a personal message to
Iain on his retirement.

If you require any further information or would like to
offer help with the arrangements please contact any of
the following:
Rob Jones (Chairman) on 730741; Jean Clarke
(Secretary) on 730667; Brian Galloway (Treasurer) on
739192 or Judy Lemon on 730581

Jean Clarke
Secretary - Dr Iain Gilchrist Retirement Gift

moss and weed? IS THE SIGN ROUND
THE WRONG WAY ?
We offer:-
•Regular lawn feeds Hi,
•Weed and moss treatment
•Aeration cant quite work out why someone has erected a 30
•Scarification mile flashing speed sign going out of our village

Friendly professional service Lawn Treatment Service towards Sawbridgeworth should it not have been

CALL NOW FOR A BROCHURE coming into the village, to maybe slow down the
OR FREE LAWN SURVEY fruitcakes !!!!! or is the sign round the wrong way ?
Steve Amey
01279 466 100

www.simplylawns.co.uk

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Neighbourhood Hatfield Heath

Watch Farmer’s Market

MARCH UPDATE 4th Saturday of every month
We have been very busy this passed month. Ten of us met
at the police station and made up information packs to be

circulated to current members. This was an excellent 10am-12.30pm
opportunity for the group to meet PSCO Joanne Trevail- In Hatfield Heath Village Hall
Phillips and PC Brad Healey.

Val and I spent time identifying suitable sites to erect Please come & support your local producers!

Neighbourhood Watch Signs. The paperwork has been Hannah - 07956-563710 or
completed and submitted for permission and the six signs
are in our possession. As soon as Highways have approved www.hatfieldheathfarmersmarket.webs.com
you will see the signs on all approach roads to the village.
22 May; 26 June; 24 July; 28 Aug; 25 Sep; 23 Oct; 27 Nov

We have doubled our numbers for circulation of the NHW

bulletins which was achieved by the Street Coordinators CULTIVATED TURF SUPPLIERS

posting registration forms through your doors. As we don't

have enough Street Coordinators the whole village can not Rotavating
be done in this way. So if you would like to receive the New Lawns Laid
bulletins then please contact either Val or me on the contact

details below. Patio’s
You can read the bulletins in the following places:- Fencing
• Village notice board outside the White Horse

• The Institute – on all tables Block Paving Drives
• The Village Hall - on the notice board Tarmacing & Shingle
• The URC – on the notice board Call for free estimate on:
If you have any suggestions on other useful locations 01279 718 555 or 07930 188 920
please let me know.
Message from Joe Wrigley, Chief Inspector - Uttlesford
Uttlesford has one of the lowest recorded rates of domestic

burglary with only 1.3 burglaries per 1000 households in Handyman Local
the last quarter.
That is amazingly low, and we are well placed when Skilled Handyman
measured against the most similar group of districts

nationally. rHeaavdey fYoorutrhinseswudmecmkerb!uilt for furniture assembly
Rather than be satisfied with this, we are committed to picture hanging

continuing to reduce the number of dwelling burglaries putting up shelving, decorating
even further. building cupboards & much more

The main crimes at the moment are bogus companies, No Call out charge

saying they are endorsed by the police, offering free alarms • Affordable hourly & daily rates
but you have to pay for the fitting – please contact the • Fast & efficient service
police for information on reputable companies if you wish

to fit security to your property. The other is Millenium Call Chris
burglaries which is when entry to the property is for the

purpose of steeling the car keys and driving your vehicle Free quotation 07931 566 372

away. Hatfield Heath has been victim to both of these

crimes this month. WHERE DO YOU GO ON
Please report crime in action to 999, or anything suspicious YOUR ANNIVERSARY?
but non emergency to 0300 333 4444 (this number is
published every month on the middle pages of the Village

Magazine). I asked my wife, 'Where do you want to go for our
The aims of the Scheme are to reduce local opportunities anniversary?'
for crime, thereby deterring would-be thieves and vandals.
Establish a community spirit and inform coordinators or It warmed my heart to see her face melt in sweet
police of anything suspicious. appreciation.

If you are interested please contact me 'Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!' she said
[email protected] or by phone 730 281. .
Alternatively you can contact Val So I suggested, 'How about the kitchen?'
[email protected] or by phone 0771 615 9917.

Take care And that's how the fight started...
Paula O’Sullivan, Parish Cllr

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LIST OF CLUBS, GROUPS & CLASSES
WITH TELEPHONE NUMBERS

2 Good Friday Service VILLAGE HALL 730 544 730 581
INSTITUTE 730 544 ITALIAN LANGUAGE
2.00pm Last Hour at the Cross HT
PRE-SCHOOL Michelina 07786 341 754
4 Easter Day (2 ½ -5)
730 297 SPANISH LANGUAGE
Ann Whale 01279 731 288

8.00am Holy Communion – 1662 HT FOOTBALL CLUB 730 212

9.30am Family Communion HT LITTLE FRIENDS UNDER CRICKET CLUB 730 674

10.30am Family Service URC 5s GROUP

6.30pm Special Easter Service HT 01279 730 375 HEATH PLAYERS

7 10.30am Holy Communion – The Close URC and play reading for pleasure

FRIDAY CLUB (7-12 years) 730 825 or 730 517

8pm Leisure hour URC 730 465 HISTORY SOCIETY

11 The Second Sunday of Easter JO JINGLES Robin Gurnett 730 672

9.30am Holy Communion HT (6 mths - 7years) 868 410 ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

730 042

10.30am Family Service URC SCHOOL FOOTBALL BELL RINGERS 730 526

18 The Third Sunday of Easter CLUB CHOIR 730 390

8.00am Holy Communion HT SCOUTS 812 586 WOMANS LEISURE HOUR

CUBS Chris Hancock 730 465

9.30am Matins HT 731 646 CATHOLIC CHURCH

10.30am Family Service URC BROWNIES 734 391 Hatfield Broad Oak

6.30pm Songs of Praise HT SUNDAY CLUB 01371 872 550

9.30am Holy Trinity 730 288 TALKING NEWSPAPERS

8.00pm Holy Trinity APCM in the 01279 651 270

Institute H.T. YOUTH GROUP OR 01279 653 925

21 11.30 for 12 Luncheon Club URC 731 318 SECRETARY U.R.C.

KARATE 445 539 Mark Lemon 730 581

8pm Leisure hour URC JUNIOR KARATE

25 The Fourth Sunday of Easter 01992 575 679 HEALTH WALK

9.30am Holy Communion HT HATFIELD HEATH

WU CHI 07947 599 801 Friday 10am outside

10.30am Family Service URC Broomfield Surgery

28 Fourth Wednesday of the Month SENIOR BOWLS 724 833 730 512

10.30am Mothers Union Holy OPEN BOWLS 730 539 HEALTH WALK LITTLE

Communion HT HALLINGBURY

May BRIDGE CLUB 723 948 Monday 10.30am Village Car

GARDENING CLUB Park 722 156

2 10.30am Family Service URC 730 425 FARMERS MARKET

OPEN COFFEE 730 288 07956 563 710

H-Village Hall / CR-Committee Room H / HT-Holy MORNING AT INSTITUTE
Trinity Church / URC-United Reform Church / I- Uttlesford Badger Group
Institute / S-School
LUNCHEON CLUB Derek Barry (on call 24/7 )

For all Senior Citizens 01279 503332 Home

KEEP FIT FOR OVER 50S 07941185171 Mbl

Village Hall

Weds 9.30am 07776 221 975 Alzheimer’s Society

KEEP FIT 01372 872 519

Village Hall Fridays 9.30am 07776 221 975

PLAY BUS GREEN SKIP
FOR UNDER FIVES
At the time of going to press the council didn't have
dates but I would guess APRIL 4TH will be first

skip

Buffy Bus is a playbus designed to give the under fives an RUBBISH SKIP
opportunity to paint, play and socialise in a playgroup
environment that they would otherwise not have access to Will be on the 25th April but again they

PARKS ON CENTRE OF VILLAGE GREEN have put TBA which I guess means to be

TUESDAYS 9.30am - 11am announced so its - Ardley Crs or Broomfields

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NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS LIST OF WEBSITES
CLUBS, GROUPS ETC. IN VILLAGE
URC Hall Wed 7.30pm
14th April School.....www.hatfieldheath.essex.sch.uk

Village Website www.hatfield-heath.co.uk

PARISH COUNCIL Village Magazine

Parish Clerk - Ernie Fenwick............... 730 770 www.hatfield-heath.co.uk/magazine

Chairman - Bart Sheekey.................... 730 663 Surgery Websites

Vice Chairman Paula O’Sullivan...............730 281 (Repeat prescriptions can be applied for on these sites)
www.hatfieldheathsurgery.co.uk
Mark Lemon (District Councillor)....... 730 581
www.hatfieldbroadoaksurgery.co.uk
Mel Sullivan............................................ 731 434

Robert Jones........................ 730 741 H. H.Football Club www.hatfieldheathfc.co.uk

David Parish (H.H.Tenants Forum Mem.).730 573

Gary Waller.......................................... 739 345 H.H. Cricket Club www.freewebs.com/hatfieldheathcc

Janet Briscoe............................................. 730 674 Bridge club www.hatfieldheathbridgeclub.org.uk

Sandra Saban..............................................730 042 Terry’s Photos www.terrysphotos.org.uk

H.H. TENANTS FORUM MEMBERS Farmers Market
www.hatfieldheathfarmersmarket.webs.com
Paul Simpson ....................................730 026
David. N. Parish............................... 730 573

HATFIELD HEATH The Mobile Library Hatfield Heath
POLICE
Tuesday visits Fortnightly
There will be a retired policeman Rick Jones at the Broomfields 2.45pm to 3.35pm
police station who you can talk to on The Close 3.40pm to 4pm
The Heath 4.05pm to 4.35pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm - 6.30pm
HEALTH WALKS
HATFIELD HEATH BEAT SURGERY FRIDAY 10am Broomfields Surgery

Held at the Police Station 6-7pm MON 10.30 am Little Hallingbury car park

PHONE NUMBERS OF MAGAZINE DETAILS
POLICE, DOCTORS, SAMARITANS
Fri
SCHOOL & CHURCHES
16th
PCSO Jo Trevail-Philips Email:[email protected]
Pc Brad Healey Email: 17[email protected] Apr
Email :- [email protected]
Mobile for above police officers........ 07779 316 979
Send your letters /articles/ reports /photographs, by hand, floppy
Police Great Dunmow............................ 01376 551 312
Police Hatfield Heath.......... ................. 01279 730 388 disc, CD, or email - [email protected]
Emergency ............................................... 999
Non Emergency ..........................................0300 333 4444 If posting or delivering by hand you can send direct to me :-

DOCTORS Broomfields......................... 01279 730 616 Bruno(Editor) “Manor Lodge”, Chelmsford Rd, Hatfield
DOCTOR Sawbridgeworth.................... 08444 773 360
THE SAMARITANS............................... 01279 421 110 Heath CM22 7BD.

HATFIELD HEATH C.P. SCHOOL...... 01279 730 382 Editor: - Bruno Scheggia (Skedja) 01279 730 498
PRE-SCHOOL........................................ 01279 730 354
Bruno’s Mobile Phone number 07768 606 309
HOLY TRINITY
Rev Brian Surtees.. .................................... 01277 363 607 Treasurer: - Mel Sullivan 01279 731 434
CHURCH WARDENS
Gerald Pearson .............................................01279 730 526 Distribution:-Barbara Scheggia 01279 730 498
Lesley Noel ................................................ 01279 730 390
Elsie Baker ...................................................01279 734 013 Secretary: - Jean Clarke 01279 730 667
Fiona Klimeke............................................. 01279 831 965
Chairman - Brendan Carrig
URC Rev Terry Keen............................. 01279 726 771
Printed by Cornerstone 01279 437 851
HALF HOUR HELPERS........................ 07944 748 478
DISCLAIMER: The Editor and Printers do not take
responsibility for the information given or views expressed in
the Hatfield Heath Village Magazine. Nor is any culpability
accepted in work done by advertisers.

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MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

HELD AT 7.30 PM ON WED 10th MARCH 2010

IN THE URC HALL, HATFIELD HEATH

OPEN FORUM

1 member of public present.

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTE

PRESENT:

Cllr Bart Sheekey (BS) (Chairman) Cllrs Bob Jones (BJ),

Paula O’Sullivan (POS) , David Parish (DP), Sandra

Saban (SS), Mel Sullivan (MS) and Gary Waller (GW).

In attendance: Clerk to the Council Ernie Fenwick and

Joy Shepherd EALC

CHAIRMANS WELCOME:

Chairman welcomed Joy Shepherd EALC and asked for

Council permission to move to Item 187 first. Approved.

GM Property Maintenance Chairman then opened the floor to the member of the

Decorating Specialists public. Mr Barnett raised the issue of playing football

Est. 1987 within the fenced area of the play area. Repair to the

Specialising in: springs to the gates are in hand. Footpath from Village
Home interior and exterior decoration
Building maintenance and restoration Hall to Cox Ley is in need of sweeping. Street name in
Professional and reliable service Fully insured
Cox Ley needs fixing. Grass verge outside Vicarage is in
Tel: 01279 730733
07867 805382 an atrocious condition. DP & SS said it was mainly a

E-mail: [email protected] school time problem. POS suggested asking Police to put

CARPENTER in a presence at school times.

John Adamson 184. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Bespoke fitted furniture Cllrs Janet Briscoe (JB), Mark Lemon (ML)
Free quotations Fully insured
185. MINUTES OF MEETINGS
07779 715 888 01371 811 688 The minutes of the council meeting of 10th February
were signed as a true record of the meeting.
HERTS HEATING 186. DECLARATION OF MEMBERS
INTERESTS:
Town Grove, Dunmow Road, Hatfield Heath,
Bishops Stortford, Herts CM22 7BN 187. PRESENTATION BY UDC
Joy Shepherd gave a presentation on the benefits of
For all your Gas Installation and Servicing needs Quality Parish Status.
High Efficiency Condensing Boiler Installations Mandatory requirements
Gas Boiler Servicing and Breakdowns Two thirds of councillors need to be elected.
Landlord’s Gas Safety Records Clerk needs to be qualified by CiLCA. Clerks find course
Free Quotations for gas heating installations very fulfilling.
Plumbing and Pipework Must have at least 6 meetings / year, open to public,
Replacement Bathrooms, including Tiling & Notices displayed and minutes published within two
Decoration months
Local company established in 1974. Must have a website with list of councillors, and an email
Gas Safe register number 222 address publicly available. Information published on
notice boards. Newsletter can be the village magazine.
Call us on 01279-730 060 Annual Report published, Accounts submitted to
Fax us on 01279-730 065 Auditor, Code of Conduct (incl adoption of Section
E-mail us at [email protected] 12(2))
Promoting local democracy, Clerk with NALC/SLCC
Terms & conditions, Training of Clerk & Councillors.
Discretionary requirements must have 9 of 17, which
include
Annual report, Parish Plan, Access point for local
government services, electronic link to District & County
Services, links with voluntary and community
organisations, keep principal authorities informed of
parish council activities, etc.
Accreditation lasts four years and costs £58.75 incl VAT
Is a step towards Power of Well Being takes S137 to a

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new level and allows more freedom to run parish, similar Toilet trailers Luxury and
to powers of District and County councils. Party Range, single event
188. REPORTS TO / FROM COUNTY AND portable and disabled
DISTRICT COUNCILLORS units available for hire.
None present
189. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON AGENDA MHS Builders
ITEMS Local Builder
None Carpentry & Roofing
190. CLERKS REPORT: Loft and Garage conversions
Matters from last meeting and Action Register Kitchens & Bathrooms
Play Area Plastering
Weather conditions have prevented repair to play area Extensions
until this week. Repair being carried out tomorrow. references available on request
Footpath 16
Broken bridge on footpath 16 has been reported to ECC Call Mark Savage
by Footpaths representative Teresa . Mascall. The bridge Tel: 01279 739 409
has still not been repaired and Teresa will fax a further Mobile: 07718 539 969
letter to Robin Warbank ECC Public rights of way officer
tomorrow.
Road Repairs at War Memorial
Clerk has received three quotations for repair works to
War memorial road. All four contractors visited the site
but one declined to quote. Clerk has advised Henry Turtill
of potential costings and requested a contribution towards
the cost of repair to the road in front of the War
Memorial.
Correspondence
Clerk has received further correspondence from Mr M R
Lawrance regarding the land adjacent to Heath View with
a request to circulate to all councillors. Circulated.

Training courses received from EALC CORNELL DECORATORS LTD
i. Advanced Councillor Training Day1
31 March 9.30 – 3.30 POS attending • Interior & Exterior decoration
• carried out to a high specification.
Council Tax increase • Full public liability.
Council Tax has increased by 2.6 % and the Parish • 30 yrs Experience
precept element has increased by 0.2%. This is due to the
Tax base for Band D properties having slightly decreased • Ceilings papered.
from 843.2 to 842.0. This means that although the overall • Wall coverings and wall paper hung
parish precept remained the same as last year it is divided
by a slightly lower tax base which increases the individual Contact Steve.
contribution percentage. In fact the opposite happened last Phone : 01279 724 805 Mobile : 07836 588 886
year when the tax base rose from 840.9 to 843.2. Again
the precept figure remained the same at 21260 but divided E-mail: [email protected]
by a higher tax base resulted in a reduction in the Address: Field View, Sheering, Herts.
contribution percentage.

Litter Pickers
Clerk has received resignations from two litter pickers,
Brennan Backs and Katherine Holloway. One route has
been taken over by John Sykes but another route requires
a new litter picker. Clerk to place notice in Parish
Magazine. Clerk suggested a token of thanks be made to
Katherine who has collected for 11 years. Agreed to
purchase a book token of £25.
191. FINANCIAL MATTERS:
Clerk reported that current bank balances after the
payment of the following cheques are
Deposit Account £27988.99
Current Account £1303.07

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LOCALS NIGHTouth-WFaoteordEingvery ly Forecast is for an under spend of £1882 on budget for
Tuesday 6:30- 2009/10
8pmLoSvteaff Purchase of laptop to replace existing six year old laptop
was approved not to exceed £430
MS proposed existing laptop be looked after by SS for
the benefit of the local community. Agreed

M The following payments were approved:

Main Courses just £6.95 H H Cricket Club Grant 150.00

EALC Training Courses 54.00

Promoting Neighbourhood Get Togethers M Sullivan Expenses 38.23

E Fenwick Expenses 272.10

01279 730 549 E Fenwick Purchase of laptop 429.00

Website: www.huntersmeet.co.uk 192. PLANNING

Decisions by UDC Planning Dept None

Applications

Camberley, Chelmsford Road HH; UTT/0282/10/FUL:

Single storey rear extension

No objections

Chadwell, Chelmsford Road HH; UTT/0293/10/FUL:
Raise roof with front dormer, Single storey rear
extension
No objections

Moorings, Stortford Road, HH; UTT/0259/10/FUL:
Change of use from agricultural land to garden
Object on grounds of within the MGB. Frontage onto
main road will grant access for future development. If
permission is granted restriction on future use that it can
only be used as garden and no development of any kind
is allowed.

MALLON TREE CARE Lyndune, Dunmow Road, HH; UTT/0371/10/FUL:
Single storey side extension
NPTC QUALIFIED STAFF No objections
15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Enforcement
FULL INSURANCE Clerk has circulated response from Cllr Ketteridge
(Chairman of UDC). Clerk to write to Cllr Ketteridge
thanking him for his response and the progress made on
several alleged breaches and to look forward to receiving
decisions within three months.

ALL TREE WORK 193. AFFORDABLE HOUSING
UNDERTAKEN AT Gary Waller reported that on 3rd March members of the
COMPETITIVE RATES sub-committee met with Ulrike Macciarrello of Hastoe
Housing Association, together with Chris Parsons of
FOR A FREE ESTIMATE Parsons & Whittley, their newly appointed architect for
CALL our scheme, and Moira Groborz of RCCE to discuss the
merits of possible sites for our scheme and then to view
OFFICE : 01279 877726 them.
MOBILE : 07946 550777 The architect is now preparing a site assessment paper
with the intention that a scheme based on the preferred
07986 147 914 site can be prepared and enter the development pipeline.
[email protected]
194. LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Find us in YELL FRAMEWORK
MS reported that LDF is much as it was before. Need for
4000 houses over and above those already indentified.
New settlement of 3000 at NE Elsenham or Stebbing
plus 6 sub – options which does not classify HH as a key
village. MS suggests we support the settlement but is in
the wrong place and there appears to be no employment

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plan. Gypsy and traveller sites need addressing. MS to PARISH COUNCIL CORNER
complete consultation document online
Link to consultation page: LITTER PICKER NEEDED
http://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/main.cfm?Type=CSCON&
MenuId=987 FOR THE VILLAGE GREEN AREA
Link to Core Strategy pdf: MUST BE AT LEAST 13YRS OLD
http://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/documents/website%5CPla
nning%5CCore%20Strategy%5CConsultation%2FCore% £25 per month
20Strategy%20Preferred%20Options.pdf
Link to Comparative Sustainability Assessment pdf: ---------------------
http://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/documents/website%5CPla
nning%5CCore%20Strategy%5CConsultation%2FComp PARISH COUNCILTHANKS
arative%20Sustainability%20Assessment.pdf KATHERINE HOLLOWAY

195. VILLAGE GREEN – PONDS The Parish Council would like to thank to Katherine
Deferred to next meeting. Holloway who has picked litter in the village for 11
196. VILLAGE GREEN – PLANTERS years but has now moved to Great Dunmow.
Gardening Club still considering scheme.
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197. HIGHWAYS – JUNCTION
IMPROVEMENTS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
MS reported that sub-committee has met to consider all TO LOOK AFTER PLANTS
implications and report has been circulated with
recommendation requesting Highways re visit feasibility ON VILLAGE GREEN
study with two other options to both junctions
198. NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH The Parish Council are considering placing planters on the
Deferred to next month. Village Green and are asking for volunteers to help look
199. PARISH COUNCIL NOTICE BOARD after the plants.
Deferred to next month.
JOIN THE CLUB OR JUST VISIT
200. MILL LANE
MS reports that he has received a letter from a resident Single membership for year £7 or Family £12
regarding traffic calming measures in Mill Lane. Advise Non Member’s £2 per visit
resident situation will be reviewed at a later date when
planning applications are known. Hatfield Heath Gardening Club
Call 01279 726 357 or 01279 730 498
201. REPORTS FROM MEMBERS ON
MEETINGS ATTENDED PROGRAMME FOR 2010
Clerk & BS attended an Audit & Risk Assessment Meetings are every 4th Wednesday
Course on 12th February. Topics discussed included Role At the Hatfield Heath Village Hall at 7.45pm
of auditor and council systems and procedures, Electronic April 28th. My Gardening Year
banking, and risk assessment by councillors of council
procedures. Rodney Tibs
May 26th. Plants of the Moment
Gary Waller reported that he had attended a meeting of
the newly formed Allotments Management Committee on Tim Carter
9 March when Frank Walsh had been elected Chairman June 23rd. What’s in a Name
and John Deamer Treasurer, and he had briefed members
on the current position and about the link between the John Walker
provision of allotments and the development of July 28th. Outing to Hyde Hall
affordable housing.
MS attended LDF meeting and CIF meeting. £300 has
been granted for cycle racks outside Co-op shop

202. MATTERS RAISED BY MEMBERS FOR
INCLUSION ON NEXT AGENDA
Quality Parish Council Status.
Vehicle Activated signs
Feedback from airport meeting

203. DATES OF NEXT MEETINGS

14th April 12th May (AGM) 9th June

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Hatfield Haven Care Home KNOCKOUT SUCCESS OF

Stortford Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishops Stortford, Herts. CM22 7DL SUNDAY OPENINGS AT THE

Tel: 01279 730 043 GARDENS OF EASTON LODGE,

www.hatfieldhaven.co.uk Lt. Easton, Nr Great Dunmow

Features: The Trustees of the Gardens of Easton
Serene and homely environment; Lodge in Little Easton, near Dunmow, would
24 hours care in compliance with CSCI Care Standards like to thank all those who travelled from
Medical care provided by local group practice; parishes across the region to visit the
district nurse, physiotherapist and a chiropodist; Snowdrop Sundays in February and March.
Highly qualified and motivated staff - RMA and On one March Sunday alone, more than 1200
NVQ qualifications; adults, many accompanied by children, came
newly refurnished and redecorated to explore the marvels of the snowdrop
rooms (newly built extension included) carpets, proving once again the tremendous
Each bedroom fitted with washbasin, TV and popularity of this much-loved local amenity.
call system to summon help; Volunteers for the Trust have been manning
the gates and grounds, as well as serving
Screen TV and radio. home-made soups, cakes and other
Large dining room with excellent meals on offer refreshments in the courtyard of Warwick
House at the heart of the gardens to make
by the in-house chef; the open days even more enjoyable.
A Stair lift and a passenger lift to all floors; The team is determined that these much-
Activities includes talks, parties, summer barbecues, loved gardens be opened regularly and
flower arranging e.t.c enjoyed to the full and a series of once-a-
month Sunday openings is planned from April
Kindly drop by for viewing and to pick up our User Guide to October, as follows: Sundays 18 April, 16
and Statement of purpose. For placement and other May, 20 June, 18 July, 22 August, 19
enquiries, please contact September and 10 October. Opening hours
for these dates are 12 noon to 6pm. Tickets
Amanda Austin (Manager) cost just £2.50 for adults, children enter free.
email : [email protected] Further information is available from the
recorded information service on 01371
Jane Chapman-Kane 876979, online at www.eastonlodge.co.uk or
email: [email protected] by emailing [email protected]
The Gardens of Easton Lodge are located
has opened in Sawbridgeworth, just outside Great Dunmow in Little Easton,
offering a range of Studio and off the B184 (Great Dunmow to Saffron
mat classes to suit all ages and Walden road). Follow the brown heritage
level of fitness. signs

Pilates will help to:-

Improve Strength & Flexibility

Improve Posture

Improve Balance

Telephone Co-ordination & Circulation

07887 808 928 Reduce Stress

Absolute Pilates, Allen House, G27,
The Maltings,Sawbridgeworth, Herts CM21 9JX

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THE RACE IS ON! Lampwork Beads - Silver

Howe Green are perched at the top of the West Es- Glasswork
sex Primary School League, but Hatfield Heath are
hot on their heels in a bid to retain the title. Original and Distinctive Jewellery

Hatfield Heath CP School FC has faced something &
of a fixture backlog in recent weeks, but a stunning
run of four wins at the start of March rocketed them Lampworkbeads
right up into contention for the league crown.
Designed and Handmade Locally
At the time of going to press, Howe Green had www.lampworkbeadsandsilver.com
amassed 24 points from 10 games. Hatfield Heath
had 19 points having played one game less, putting Shop online or just browse
them in second place in the standings. The sides I am happy to work on individual items,
were due to play each other at Howe Green on so whether for a gift or for just something personal
March 15 in a top of the table clash. please send a message via my contact page or

Hatfield Heath’s first match of the new term saw ring Chris on 07976 966 491
them slump to a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Thaxt-
ed on home turf on February 25. Woollcott House Restaurant

Gt Hallingbury 01279-504 397

www.woollcott house.co.uk
2010 Opening hours

Wednesday to Saturday evenings.
Thursday, Friday and Sunday lunchtimes

( other times by arrangement)
Regular Dinner Dances. Superb Choice of Menu.
A la Carte menu and Table D'Hote Menu's available.
Private Parties, Wedding Reception Packages

available, Christenings, Funeral refreshments.
Ideal location for a large marquee, ample parking.

There is NO ROOM CHARGE for exclusivity.
Sunday lunch a speciality. No relays! A leisurely lunch.

However, March brought a change of fortunes, as New skin for
the side kicked off a run of four straight wins with a the Spring
3-0 victory at home to Great Easton on March 2.

Two days later, a 5-0 away demolition of Takeley with glycolic facials!
brought three more points, before a narrow 1-0 win
at home to Rodings on March 9 put them right back A powerful new facial treatment to regenerate
in the mix at the top of the table. the skin based on glycolic acid.
Skin appears like new restoring and reducing
On March 10, another 1-0 win, this time away to scarring caused by acne or sun damage.
Thaxted, left Hatfield Heath in second place.
ESCAPE
As Heath Sport went to press, the team was facing
a tough programme of games throughout the latter Just one treatment will improve your complexion
stages of March, with matches against Howe Green, or see even better results from a course.
Great Easton and local rivals Little Hallingbury all
in the pipeline. Also available
IPL skin rejuvenation
By Billy Shaw. Ultimate spray tan
All aspects of beauty therapy
Hatfield Heath Half Hour Helpers Deep tissue massage and holistic therapies

Need a friendly neighbour to help you? Susan Burgess (ITEC)
with task that will take approx 30 mins e.g. The Shaw, Hatfield Heath
Shopping small repairs collecting prescriptions etc.

Please note there is no ageism.
Anyone young or old can call for help from volunteers.

PHONE 07-944-748-478 07740 433 417
01279 731 769 (fully insured)
Phone manned 10am to 12noon

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www.jewelgenie.co.uk HATFIELD HEATH VILLAGE
HALL TRUST
Handmade contemporary jewellery in
sterling silver, pearls and gemstones Registered Charity No. 268367
Beautiful, affordable designs perfect
The Village Hall, Hatfield Heath,
for all occasions Bishops Stortford, Herts, CM22 7EA
Shop on line, visit us at one of our
events or have a fun night in with Village Hall Car Park Barrier
March 2010
friends and your very own
jewellery party! The Village Hall has repeatedly asked parents not to
use the Village Hall Car Park, which is owned by the
CALL US ON 07711 421 444 Village Hall Trust and provided for Village Hall and
Institute users. We are grateful to those parents who
Hatfield Heath have complied with this request. However, in recent
months congestion in the car park has again become
VILLAGE HALL much worse, and there is a clear safety risk to
pedestrians and children crossing this area.
Are Available for
Parents have parked across Village Hall Emergency
Exits and blocked the driveways of the bungalows so
that residents are unable to leave, and visitors and
medical services have been unable to get to them. The
residents have been verbally abused and even
threatened when trying to get out. Village Hall users
are sometimes unable to get into the car park and have
also been subject to abuse. The wear and tear on the
road and car park is substantial and some 80% of this
is caused by parent use.

Children’s Parties The Village Hall is a registered charity. It receives no
funding from Parish, District or County Councils nor
Celebrations from any branch of Government – essentially it has to
be self supporting. It is managed by voluntary effort,
including all our income comes from hiring the building, and
any capital grants are becoming very difficult to
Wedding Receptions obtain. As an indication of expenditure incurred,
resurfacing the car park some two years ago cost us
over £17000.

Classes etc., etc., We can no longer allow uncontrolled free parking,
and we will shortly install a Car Park Barrier. In
PREFERENTIAL RATES the first instance this will bar access to the car park
FOR at the beginning and end of the school day, but this
will be extended when necessary.
LOCAL ORGANISATIONS
AND There is a free Village Car Park a few minutes away,
with safe pedestrian access to the school rear gate.
LOCAL RESIDENTS
We may be prepared to consider proposals from
For Details Telephone representative organisations for use of a limited
number of spaces when they are not required for
01279 730 544 Village Hall or Institute use. However this would have
to include payment for use of the facility, and
guarantees on effective control and policing to avoid
overcrowding.

Village Hall Trust
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RELIABLE STABLE HAND WANTED
FOR 3 MORNINGS

Help wanted with two well behaved horses in
Hatfield Heath.

Good rates of pay.
If you have 2 hours on a Saturday and Sunday
morning and 3 hours on a Monday please contact

Sue on 07976 911 406

LOST KEYS Visit our website for information and
details of all our photographic services
Hi Bruno,my next door neighbour has found a Your Local Photographic Services Company
bunch of keys near his car.If you could put it in
Mag.He lives at No.34 Broomfields.Many thanks, McTimoney Chiropractic
Jim.
The gentle treatment suitable
FOR SALE for people of all ages

Claude Butler mountain bike 26” wheels £40 Deborah Flack BSc (hons) Chiro MCA
Muddy Fox road bike with rear rack 26” wheels
has recently been serviced + new rear tyre £60. 01279 870 077 / 07908 918 934

01279 730 608 www.mctimoney-chiropractic.org

ROOMS FOR RENT Lavender Barn, Brewers End,
Takeley, Essex CM22 6QJ
Hatfield Heath
NIKKI ROBINSON MCSP MIFPA
QuietHouse, Tv. Off Road Parking. Wireless
Broadband. Non Smoker. PHYSIOTHERAPY
Deposit required
from £ 75 p.w.Inclusive Do you feel you’re falling apart?
I can help put you back together!
01279 739 356 Complete treatment from head to toe.

Leisure Hour Sports injuries
Back, neck and joint pain and stiffness
Wednesday 7th April 8.00pm – even long term
Stitching Wishes - Penny Lynn Tight, painful muscles
Wednesday 21st April 8.00pm Stress-related disorders and sleep problems
Our Holidays - Roger Beeching Chronic pain and swelling, and varicose veins
Post-operative rehabilitation
We meet at the U R Church Chelmsford Road Arthritis exercises and education
New Members and visitors welcome
Jean 01279 730 465

HIRE UR CHURCH HALL FOR
BIRTHDAY PARTIES

You can hire the hall for children's parties
£9.50 / hour Tel :01279 730 581

Hatfield Heath Half Hour Helpers To make an appointment
or for more information, please contact me:
Need a friendly neighbour to help you?

with task that will take approx 30 mins e.g.

Shopping small repairs collecting prescriptions etc. Tel: 01279 718 331
Please note there is no ageism. [email protected]

Anyone young or old can call for help from volunteers.

PHONE 07-944-748-478 www.holisticare.co.uk

Phone manned 10am to 12noon Cannons Lane, Hatfield Broad Oak
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Former Deputy Headteacher WWW. PLAYHOUSEHARLOW.COM
very effective at raising standards
Tuesday 13 – Sunday 18 April
Reading techniques coached; books loaned THE WIZARD OF OZ
Clearly taught NC maths

Quality of writing and handwriting improved
SATs, 11+ and Common Entrance
Dyslexia
Weekly follow-up activities

01279 600 102

Denise Ings

King’s Thursday, 2 Rowney Gardens, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0AT

[email protected]

Sing Along with Jo Jingles!

Fun Music Singing & Movement Classses
For children aged 3 months to 5 years

Chidren’s Parties & Nursery Sessions also available!

For details on classes in: Wednesday 28 April
Bishop’s Storford, Epping, Harlow THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS (Cert TBC)
Sawbridgeworth, Stebbing & Hatfield
Heath Plus NEW classes starting in
Potter Street, Harlow
Call Lucy on 01279 868 410
[email protected]
www.jojingles.com/bishopsstortford

Hobbs Cross Road
Old Harlow

CM17 0NJ

Tel. 01279 429 910

www.saintnicholasschool.net

Saint Nicholas Thursday 29 April
A small independent school, THE ELO EXPERIENCE
located in
Churchgate Street, Old Harlow

We take pupils from Reception
through to Year 11

• Small class
sizes

• Wide range of
curricular and
extra-curricular
activities

• Extensive
grounds

• Heated pool

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THE LOVE OF PERFORMANCE
SINGING LESSONS
PAINTING
in Hatfield Heath
Retrospective look at oil painting Now available Monday and Wednesday mornings
by Irene Delderfield for adults and Wednesday afternoons/evenings
for children
Display and sale of paintings by Irene. - improve your voice (both speaking and singing)
Proceeds to go to The British Legion - learn to breathe for better health
- improve your confidence
T oo be held in the Institute
FridayApril 14th 6pm Special discount for seniors

Saturday 15th 11am -5pm 01279 730 731 or 07812 158 563
Sunday 16th 11am - 4pm
Live recording on
Below is a painting of her daughter by Irene and on the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLM7TyYUai0
back page I have shown a few more in colour to give you
a taste of her work. SECURE YOUR PROPERTY

ALARM SYSTEMS - CCTV - INTERCOMS

FOR ALL YOUR ELECTRONIC SECURITY NEEDS CALL

C F SECURITY

0800 955 8909

FOR A NO OBLIGATION QUOTE

Hair by BEE BEE

ALL ASPECTS OF HAIRDRESSING

LADIES and GENTS
SPECIAL PRICES:Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s for Senior Citizens

OPEN: Tues & Wed 9am - 5pm• Thur 9am -1pm

Fri 9am-6pm • Sat 9am-1pm FULLY TRAINED

Heath View, Pond Lane, Hatfield Heath
Tel: 01279 730 870 LONDON HAIR STYLISTS

FOR SALE Independent co-educational
day school and nursery
ROOF BOX 2 METRES x 0.5 METRES for 2 - 11 year olds
700 Litres capacity with Thule roof rack £175
Creating Opportunities
MENS "ORANGE" LIGHTWEIGHT HIGH Realizing Potential
SPECIFICATION MOUNTAIN BIKE
Hardly Used Cost £1500 Sell for £900 Living Life to the Full!

MCCULLOCH LEAF BLOWER/VACUUM
(Petrol) £100

BLACK & DECKER GARDEN SHREDDER Call us today on 01279 657 706
£75
www.howegreenhouseschool.co.uk
TEL: 01279 731 048
For information HOWE GREEN HOUSE SCHOOL, GREAT HALLINGBURY,
BISHOP’S STORTFORD, HERTS CM22 7UF
There is no charge for domestic adverts,only business adverts

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CONGRATULATIONS IMAGES FROM
THE DR. GRAHAM’S HOMES
Judith & Graham for the 10th April
CHARITY BIKE RIDE
May the sun shine & birds sing.
Lots of love,us over t'road! xxxx

GLENN Tee shirts

Happy 16th Birthday

Lots of Love

Mum Dad and Kaz
XXXX

PAINTINGS BY IRENE DELDERFIELD

See inside for details........

Dawn on day 4

Leaving Siliguri on the final push up the hill at 6.30am

One Irene is painting now Lunch on day 6

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