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January 2013

Hatfield Heath Village Magazine January 2013

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January 2013 THE MAGAZINE THAT KEEPS YOU IN TOUCH Est. 1893

Web : www.hatfield-heath.co.uk/magazine Email: [email protected]
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HATFIELD HEATH

RAINFALL

01279 647 286 November 2012
07838 165 171
[email protected] Hatfield Heath Rainfall November 2012
www.pest.assured.co.uk
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20 Total for month
92.25 mm
Rainfall (3.63 inch)
15 mm

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20 YEARS IN TRADE 5
Grass cutting, Hedge Trimming, Planting,
Weed Treatment, One off Tidy Ups and 0

maintenance Eighteen raindays in November 2012 produced 3.63
Call for a friendly chat on inches of rain, which is 31% above our November
Mobile 07956 524 586 average.The main feature was ten consecutive days
Home Tel 01279 830 960 of rain from the 19th to the 28th, as you will see
from the chart. Much of the UK had higher levels of
LTD rain than Hafield Heath, with severe floodings in the
North and South West England, also North Wales.
November Extremes
High
6.66 inches in 2009
5.57 inches in 2000
Low
0.83 inches in 1995
0.99 inches in 1994

• Specialising in all types of ponds Garden Watch
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Last month I wrote about our resident birds - not
• Professionally designed, having appeared. However, the
installed, restored or maintained. cold spell has brought them
back.
• Local company established since The usual 5 male blackbirds
1987 with excellent after care came at the same time - 3 which
service go around together and chasing
each other. The 4th is one with a
Tel: 01279 461 052 damaged wing and the 5th is the
the one with a black beak -
(Answer phone) allegedly an immigrant form Germany.
Autumn/Winter 2012 is being hailed as the year for the
Mobile: 07711 087 004 Greater Spotted Waxwing (Family Bombycillidae)
coming from Scandinavia for our berries. It is a very
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On Wednesday the 5th December a car skidded moss and weed?

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•Weed and moss treatment
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The Chelmsford Road is a hill which runs down to the

Stonebridge and is one of the first places to become icy

in cold weather Bruno

Modest Michael

I was very touched and honoured
to be nominated by Mel and
Mark for a Community
Achievement Award, though
somewhat embarrassed to see the
whole citation in last month’s
magazine!

Just to set the record straight, I

would like to point out that

although we store, maintain and This photo was

provide fuel for the cricket club taken at the

tractor here at Friars, I cannot opening of

take the credit for all the repairs, Barkers Walk
some of which have had to be which he did main
quite major. The cricket club work in reinstating

themselves always pay for these,

helped by generous contributions from many people

in the village.

Michael (Hockley)

1202 end Dec 12

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HERTS HEATING The show did not take place throughout the Second World
War as the land was used for an anti-aircraft site but it
Town Grove, Dunmow Road, Hatfield Heath, resumed in 1947. Attendance steadily increased to the extent
Bishops Stortford, Herts CM22 7BN that by 1977 crowding had become so severe that turnstiles
had to be closed. Increasing hours and the introduction of
For all your Gas Installation and Servicing needs one-way systems for circulation were tried until limitation of
High Efficiency Condensing Boiler Installations numbers had to be imposed as a result of which bookings
Gas Boiler Servicing and Breakdowns soon fell away.
Landlord’s Gas Safety Records
Free Quotations for gas heating installations Quite by chance Hampton Court came to the rescue. The
Plumbing and Pipework first Hampton Court Flower show had been held in 1990 and
Replacement Bathrooms, including Tiling & great effort had been made to attract people to this “distant”
Decoration venue. The new agency Historic Royal Palaces and the rail
Local company established in 1974. company Network South-East were major sponsors and the
Gas Safe register number 222 organisers declined RHS involvement but in 1992 Network
South-East withdrew its support and the organisation of the
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1993 the first RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
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such that we now have two shows quite different in character

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but complementary in content. Whilst Chelsea remains the PHIL SNELL
most prestigious of the RHS shows and has become the
place to watch trends and where new plants are often General Building & Maintenance
launched Hampton Court is the largest of the shows and a
little more “down to earth”. Conversions, Bathrooms, Kitchens
Plastering, Brickwork, Decorating
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2013 with a talk by Patricia Fox of including Shrubs and Tree Pruning,
Aralia Garden Design, our local House Painting, Exterior & Interior, Windows Pipe Work and
experts based in Hatfield Heath
and who have won medals at Weather Boards Stained and Painted. Fencing Erected,
Chelsea in 2009 and 2012. Gardens and Driveways Shingle.
Meetings are held on the fourth
Wednesday of each month, take Please do not hesitate to ask. Contact lan and Jan at
place in the Hatfield Heath Village Hall and start at 7.45 San Michelle, Jacks Lane, Takeley
p.m. Just come along, everyone is welcome, or if you would
like to know more about the Hatfield Heath Gardening Club
call 01279 726357 or 730425.

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Feb 27th Propogation Local Builder
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Loft and Garage conversions
Mar 27th Hellebores Kitchens & Bathrooms
Roy W Nunn Plastering
Extensions
Apr 24th Self-Sufficiency references available on request
Nigel Start
Call Mark Savage
May 22nd My World of Roses in Colour
Bill Bossom

June 26th Plants of the Moment
Tim Carter

July 24th Outing

August No Meeting

Sept 25th Bulbs, Spring & Summer Flowering • Interior & Exterior decoration
Peter Jackson • carried out to a high specification.
• Full public liability.
Oct 23rd AGM • 30 yrs Experience

Nov 27th Soil, Sweat and Tears • Ceilings papered.
Dec 6th (Friday) Scocial
Brian Carline • Wall coverings and wall paper hung

No job too large or too small

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Non Member’s £2 per visit
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Address: Field View, Sheering, Herts.

Hatfield Heath Minutes of the Hatfield Heath Parish Council Meeting

& Held on Wednesday 12th December 2012
Attendees: Councillor Mark Lemon (ML) Chairman,
INSTITUTE Councillors Bart Sheekey (BS), Bob Jones (BJ) and Mel
Sullivan (MS). County Councillor Susan Barker.
Are Available for Open Forum & Chairman’s remarks
The chairman opened the meeting and explained that,
Children’s Parties because of the known low attendance, the meeting with
Police Inspector Couldridge has been postponed.
Small tables and chairs now available Action 1212/01 EF to re-arrange meeting.
One member of the public attended and raised the
Celebrations following issues:
- kerbstones in Broomfields have been badly dislodged by
including heavy vehicles mounting the pavement in order to pass
parked cars;
Wedding Receptions - the verges close to the Doctors’ surgery are badly rutted;
protective posts need moving to the kerb side of the verge;
Classes etc., etc., - the village green next to the service road to the cricket
pavilion is being damaged by vehicles;
PREFERENTIAL RATES Action 1212/02 ML to discuss the above with UDC.
FOR - the public right of way between the Village Hall and
Cox Ley needs weeding
LOCAL ORGANISATIONS Action 1212/03 ML to raise with Highways
AND - fence panels missing around play area, improved
inspection and repair process required;
LOCAL RESIDENTS Action 1212/04 EF to add to next agenda .

For Details Telephone 824. Apologies and reasons for absence
Apologies received from Councillors Sandra Saban (SS),
01279 730 544 Domenica Ciccarelli (DC), David Parish (DP), Steve
Foster (SF) and Gary Waller (GW). Also from the Clerk,
Ernie Fenwick (EF). In the Clerk’s absence, MS agreed to
take notes of the meeting.

825. Minutes of last meeting
The minutes were approved and signed by the Chairman.

826. Declarations of interests.

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None 1208/03 Ongoing DC.
1208/05 Ongoing EF.
827. Police 1210/06 Councillor Barker confirmed that zebra crossings
The meeting with Inspector Couldridge has been are the remit of the Highways Panel not the Parking
postponed to a future Council meeting. Partnership. This action is closed.
1210/08 Proposed action on signs deferred as the main
829. Reports to and from County & District offender is apparently moving. Action closed.
Councillors 1210/09 UDC are not prepared to address the issue of bins
ML reported that the UDC Liberal Democrat councillors on village green. Action closed.
have withdrawn from the Local Development Framework 1210/11 Complete, action closed.
committee. The proposal for revised ward boundaries most
likely to be adopted will reduce the wards from 44 to 39 Continued on next page...................
and combine Hatfield Heath with White Roding. UDC
managed to get the timing wrong, again, for the revised Superb organic cleaning
green waste skip; however UDC has apologised arranged
to clear the waste left by the kerbside and will reimburse of carpets, curtains,
the Parish Council for the missed collection.
Councillor Barker emphasised the need for Hatfield Heath upholstery & leather
to have a documented list of issues for the Highways
Panel. Other conurbations could make use of section 106 • Organic carpet, Our treatments
money for infrastructure improvements; this option is upholstery and
unlikely to be available to Hatfield Heath. leather cleaning Remove
Councillor Barker also informed the Council that the Odour
proposed Essex Mineral Extraction Local Plan has been • Curtains & mattresses
issued for consultation; there will be public meetings in the deep cleaned Remove
6 week consultation period in the new year. Major sites Dust
planned at Roxwell and Willingale which will result in 40 • Guardsman stain Mites
heavy lorries travelling each way through Hatfield Heath protection plans
every day for 14 years. Remove
Action 1212/05 EF to resurrect original response to • Oriental rug cleaning Bacteria
Mineral Extraction Plan review with Councillors and
resubmit. • Allergy treatments
Action 1212/06 ML to contact Councillors Roger Morgan available
and Gary Waller to ensure that Sheering PC and Epping
Forest DC are aware of the plan. • Expert spot and stain removal

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Previous Page

New classes starting 1211/01 Complete, action closed.
January 2013 in 1211/02 Complete, action closed.
1211/03 Complete, action closed.
Bishop’s Stortford and 1211/04 Ongoing commitment, action closed.
Hatfield Heath. 1211/05 Complete, action closed.
1211/06 Ongoing EF.
Contact: 1211/07 Alternative solution required, ongoing EF.
www.tinytalk.co.uk/christinap b. Correspondence
Consultation on parking standards. The Council agree with
[email protected] UDC proposal.
Action 1212/07 EF, Clerk to inform UDC.
TinyTalk Bishops Stortford Hasto request for Parish Council representation at the

TinyTalk Hatfield Heath

Former Deputy Headteacher UDC Planning Committee meeting on 19th December
very effective at raising standards UDC.
Action 1212/07 GW to attend meeting.
Reading techniques coached; books loaned Steven Joyce UDC Finance Director – proposal for precept
Clearly taught NC maths setting to counter impact of new government procedures
for rebates. The Council agree with the UDC proposal.
Quality of writing and handwriting improved Action 1212/09 EF, Clerk to inform UDC.
SATs, 11+ and Common Entrance Letter from the Leader of Essex County Council, Peter
Dyslexia Martin, acknowledging the Parish Council’s thanks for the
Weekly follow-up activities Community Grant and expressing an interest in the
progress of the refurbished play area.
01279 600 102 c. Meetings & Training

Denise Ings UDC Planning Committee 19th December 2012 GW

King’s Thursday, 2 Rowney Gardens, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0AT SSE Parish meeting 13th December 2012 BJ

[email protected] 831. Chairman's Report
Covered under item 829.

Saint 832. Financial Report
Nicholas a. The following payments were approved
i. Clerk Expenses (including Litter Pickers)
Independent day school
ii. Clerk Salary
for girls & boys
iii. J Kenney Grass cutting
aged 4 -16 years iv. Robert Chapman, salt bins installation and remounting
car park sign.

‘pupils are 833. Planning Matters
extremely Decisions by UDC
well educated’ i. Toad Hall Matching Road HH: UTT/12/5218/FUL:
- Inspection Erection of double garage. Approved
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Action 1212/10 EF to inform UDC of Councils comments. Very competitive rates
Monthly Enforcement Reports Call Amy on
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834. Telegraph Poles at Holy Trinity Church
Quotation from John Kenney for installation of telegraph
poles both sides of the Church road was approved.
Action 1212/11 EF raise order on John Kenney for poles
to be installed on both sides of the road.

835. Highways
All Highways issues have been consolidated and sent to
Essex Highways. A site meeting to discuss and prioritise
the issues is planned.
Action 1212/12 MS to advise date of meeting.
It was noted that the footpath adjacent to the Sheering
Road has been cleared of vegetation. Similar action is
required on the Dunmow Road and Sawbridgeworth Road.
Action 1212/13 EF to chase Highways against previous
requests.

836. Play Area
Successful grants
UDC Community Project Grant 1657.00
Viridor Grant 7500.00
UDC Jubilee 10000.00
Essex Big Society 10000.00
Total 29157.00
Latest proposal from BJ was approved by the Council,
with the fencing element to be subcontracted to a local
supplier.
Action 1212/14 BJ to instruct Clerk to place orders.

837. Pond Lane
Proposed action is deferred as main offender is moving
out.

838. Website
Nothing to report

839. Reports from members on meetings attended
MS attended Highways Panel, UALC and EALC
meetings.
BJ advised that the Council should write to the CAA, Sir
Alan Hazlehurst and the MD of Stansted Airport to
highlight the proposal for revised track keeping over
Hatfield Heath.
Action 1212/15 BJ & MS to prepare correspondence and
send.
840. Matters to be raised by members for the next
Agenda
Jubilee tree. SS.

841. Dates of next meetings
9 January 13 February 13 March

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Community Award
To and from Stansted, Luton, Heathrow,
Gatwick and City airports Jean Rostron started work at Hatfield Heath School in the
early 1970s in what could best be called a welfare role, as
Corporate & A complete the term learning or teaching assistant were not common
Sporting events London Service place at that time.
Jean officially retired in 1993, although she never really
National meetings Shopping trips left as she wanted to be with a community of people, both
young and old. Jean kept in contact with the school and
Theatre/dinner Hospital visits soon started volunteering to work back in the class room
trips assisting pupils with their reading, maths and indeed
Urgent courier anything else she could turn her hand to.
Guided tours services She has been and still is an integral part of the school.
Jean continues to invest in the children and their future.
Weddings She has seen many changes and developments in her time
with the school and interestingly, she is now working
Our fleet of air conditioned vehicles with children of the children she taught originally.
ranges from executive cars to luxury Jean lives her faith and beliefs through action, she gives
to others and puts them first.
people carriers and coaches She is held in high regard and with genuine affection
across generations. The children look forward to being
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For professionalism with the personal touch Jean's advice is always sound and encouraging. Her
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I think the best way to describe Jean is through the words
or visit our informative website: of some of the children she listens to from the School,
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Mrs Rostron is always praising me and since she came my
confidence in reading has grown. She says "I would love
to hear more, but we've run out of time" and "fantastic
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LIST OF CLUBS, GROUPS & CLASSES
WITH TELEPHONE NUMBERS

DANCE CLASSES

6 08.00 Holy Communion 1662 HT Zumba Thurs & Sat FOOTBALL CLUB 730 212
09.30
10.30 Family Service HT CRICKET CLUB 730 674
18.30
Family Service URC Call/Text HEATH PLAYERS
9 10.30
13 09.30 Evensong HT Gemma 07508 515 264 and play reading for pleasure
Holy Communion The Close
10.30 [email protected] 730 825 or 730 517
20 08.00
Holy Communion HT VILLAGE HALL 730 544 HISTORY SOCIETY
09.30 Family Service URC 730 544 Ivan Wybrew 01279 730 465
10.30 INSTITUTE
12.30
Holy Communion – 1662 HT PRE-SCHOOL ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
15.00 Matins HT (2 ½ -5)
23 10.30 Family Service URC 730 354 730 042
Lunch for Christian Unity with the LITTLE FRIENDS
19.45 Bishop of Barking VH Mother,Baby and Toddler BELL RINGERS 730 526
26 20.00 Confirmation Service HT Group
27 09.30 Midweek Holy Communion HT Thur 9.45am term time CHOIR 730 390
Gardening Club VH Village Hall - 07956 563 710
10.30 Village Hall Committee CR 01279 730 375 WOMANS LEISURE HOUR
28 10.30 Holy Communion HT
Family Service URC URC 730 465
Holy Communion at The Haven FRIDAY CLUB (7-12 yrs)
CATHOLIC CHURCH
739 218
JO JINGLES Hatfield Broad Oak
(6 mths - 7years) 868 410
01371 872 550

TALKING NEWSPAPERS

01279 651 270

OR 01279 653 925

SECRETARY U.R.C.
Betty Bennett.. 01279 508 455

H-Village Hall / CR-Committee Room H / HT-Holy SCHOOL FOOTBALL HEALTH WALK
Trinity Church / URC-United Reform Church / I-In-
stitute / S-School CLUB HATFIELD HEATH

HEALTH WALK SCOUTS 812 586 Friday 10am outside
HATFIELD HEATH
CUBS Chris Hancock Broomfield Surgery 731 434
Friday 10am outside
Broomfield Surgery 731 646 HEALTH WALK
01279 731 434 734 391 LITTLE HALLINGBURY
BROWNIES

SUNDAY CLUB Monday 10.30am Village Car

9.30am Holy Trinity Park 722 156

730 288

H.T. YOUTH GROUP FARMERS MARKET
07956 563 710
731 318
KEEP FIT FOR OVER 50S
KARATE 445 539 Village Hall
Weds 9.30am 07776 221 975
JUNIOR KARATE

01992 575 679

JU-JITSU Fri 5-6.30pm

H.H. TENANTS FORUM MEMBER All ages above 8yrs old KEEP FIT

David. N. Parish 730 573 07947 599 801 Village Hall Fridays 9.30am

Buffy Bus, Tuesday, Hatfield Heath, The Heath Evening Afternoon 07776 221 975
9.30am-11.00am
Bowls Bowls BOOTCAMP
Buffy Playbus provides pre-school children with
an opportunity to play, socialise and have fun 730 539 724 833 Village Hall
in comfortable and safe surroundings under
the guidance of qualified playleaders. Mums, Mon 9.15am-10am &
Dads and carers can relax and make new friends
within their own communities or just "chill out". Men and women of all ages Thurs 7pm-7.45pm

Men and women of all ages &
BRIDGE CLUB 723 948 shapes
07775 663 742

GARDENING CLUB
730 425 VISITING OPTICIAN
01279 443 181
OPEN COFFEE

MORNING AT NEIGHBOURHOOD

INSTITUTE 730288 WATCH

LUNCHEON CLUB Paula O'Sullivan 730 281
For all Senior Citizens [email protected]

730 581 ZUMBA & ZUMBA GOLD

ITALIAN LANGUAGE Village Hall Tues 9.30-11.30 am

Michelina 07786 341 754 LBT The Institute Wed am

SPANISH LANGUAGE Tamara Coxall
07738 421 311
Ann Whale 01279 731 288

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NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING LIST OF WEBSITES

URC Hall Wed 7.30pm 9th Jan 2013 CLUBS, GROUPS ETC. IN VILLAGE

PARISH COUNCIL Village Magazine - view past 27 issues
Parish Clerk - Ernie Fenwick.................. 730 770 www.hatfield-heath.co.uk/magazine
Email : [email protected]

Mark Lemon Chairman ..........................730 581 www.facebook.com/HatfieldHeathFestival
(District Councillor)
Vice Chairman -David Parish ................ 730 573 Terry’s Photos of Village etc : www.terrysphotos.org.uk
Mel Sullivan............................................. 731 434
Bart Sheekey.............................................. 730 663 Eden Surgery Websites
Robert Jones............................................... 730 741
Gary Waller................................................ 739 345 (Repeat prescriptions can be applied for on these sites)
Sandra Saban.............................................. 730 042 Broomfields :.......www.hatfieldheathsurgery.co.uk
Steve Foster................................................ 730 690 Broad Oak:....www.hatfieldbroadoaksurgery.co.uk
Domenica Ciccarelli....................................739 350
School...........www.hatfieldheath.essex.sch.uk
PHONE NUMBERS OF
POLICE, DOCTORS, SAMARITANS H. H.Football Club:...........www.hatfieldheathfc.co.uk

SCHOOL & CHURCHES H.H. Cricket Club: www.freewebs.com/hatfieldheathcc
Bridge Club...www.hatfieldheathbridgeclub.org.uk
PCSO Jo Trevail-Philips Email:[email protected]
Pc Brad Healey Email: [email protected] Parish Council ...........www.hatfieldheath.com

Mobile for above police officers........ 07989 174 801 The Mobile Library Hatfield Heath
Essex Police Non Emergency.............101
Tuesday visits Fortnightly
Emergency ............................................... 999 Broomfields 2.45pm to 3.35pm
The Close 3.40pm to 4pm
The Heath 4.05pm to 4.35pm

DOCTORS Broomfields......................... 01279 730 616 HIRE UR CHURCH HALL FOR
DOCTOR Broad Oak............................ 01279 718 245 BIRTHDAY PARTIES
DOCTOR Sawbridgeworth.................... 08444 773 360
THE SAMARITANS............................... 01279 421 110 You can hire the hall for children's parties
£10.50 / hour Tel :01279 730 581
HATFIELD HEATH C.P. SCHOOL...... 01279 730 382
PRE-SCHOOL........................................ 01279 730 354 MAGAZINE DETAILS

HOLY TRINITY Deadline

Rev. Stewart Gibbs.......................................01279 730 288 Wed 16th

CHURCH WARDENS
Lesley Noel ................................................ 01279 870 390
Eileen Ashworth .........................................01279 730 610

URC Rev Terry Keen............................. 01279 626 771

URC Secretary - Betty Bennett...................01279 508 455 Bruno Barbara Jan

HALF HOUR HELPERS........................ 07944 748 478

Uttlesford Badger Group Email :- [email protected]

Send your letters /articles/ reports /photographs, by hand, CD, or

All Ages Welcome Derek Barry (on call 24/7 ) email - [email protected]

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Contact Heather Bruno(Editor) “Manor Lodge”, Chelmsford Rd, Hatfield

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For over 30 years we have been 01279 882 822

The Surgery
carrying out local, national and
overseas relocations for personal Dear All,
and business clients. We I thought it was about time I gave you an update.
understand that everyone's move is Community Network – I was hoping to have a screen in-
different and that is why we tailor stalled before Christmas, but the Company responsible are
our service to each individual saying that it will be another one or two months. Despite
customers needs. having had to constantly harry them, I still feel that it will be
Kings Removals was set up as and still good for the Practice and if it is successful we will be look-
runs as a family business today. Great emphasis is put on customer ing to install a screen at HBO.
satisfaction and this is why a high percentage of our work comes from Saturday Morning Surgeries - having the telephones open
recommendations and repeat business. on a Saturday morning has caused problems as patients can-
not understand why we are only open for pre-booked routine
appointments and not emergencies. It has therefore been de-
cided that the phone lines will not be open except for the

www.kingsremovals.co.uk emergency doctors’ service message from 1st January 2012.
Another deciding factor is that it will mean we will be able
£5 per session to reduce staff on a Saturday morning and use their hours
more efficiently at other times during the week.
also offers Bootcamp participants Telephones - Also we are proposing to move the phones, in
discount rates for 1 to 1 Personal Training and small the mornings, to a central point in an office at HBO with two
receptionists fielding all calls. This is something that we
group ( 2-3 people) have thought/talked about for a long time. The reason for this
Personal Training in a private gym in Hatfield Heath. is to free up staff to give an improved service on the front
desk and have the phones answered promptly. I am sure you
are aware just how fraught it can become with patients wait-
ing and the phones constantly ringing. The Partners hope that
if the new arrangement goes ahead it will alleviate the pres-
sure on the front desk. However, there are problems with the
BT Exchanges, which service both sites. I am told that BT
proposed putting in high speed exchanges by 2012, but need-
less to say this has not happened and it could be another year
or so before the upgrade takes place. Apparently, without the
high speed exchanges the quality of calls could be in ques-
tion. This is something our telephone company are looking
into for us, but I would be very grateful to hear your views.
Dispensary – I have not had any feedback and so I presume
the service is improving. I would appreciate hearing from
you if you are still aware of issues especially as we are ap-
proaching Christmas.
A&E Attendances - We are trying very hard to reduce at-
tendances. Our doctors have a lot of expertise which, if used,
can prevent long waits in A&E. This, of course, means edu-
cating patients on using the right service. If you have any
suggestions on how we can deliver this message to our pa-
tients, it would be very helpful. “

NHS 111 Service - I am told the NHS 111 Service is

To book your place or for more info please call going live in February 2013
email
You all should have been sent a copy of a document about
the NHS 111 scheme but in case you haven't I will try and
remember to print one in the February magazine.
Bruno

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WW1 1914 - 1919 GLYNN’S CHIMNEY SWEEP

I agree with Peter Lines when he says Clean & Efficient
that the Great War did not finish Vacuum & Brush
until 1919. In fact the reverse of the
Allied Victory Medal (see attached 01279 424 983
picture) specifically spells this out as
The Great War For Civilization 1914- NACS Registered
1919. However, although the war ended on HETAS Qualified Sweep
the Western Front in November 1918, British
soldiers were fighting in Russia in 1919 and 1920. www.glynnschimneysweeps.com
The last British soldiers left the
Crimea in June 1920. BARRINGTON'S COAL MERCHANTS
One small point about the
memorial in the Institute. The For All Your Fuel Needs
number of the dead totals 29, We stock a large range of
whereas the war memorial on house coals, smokeless
the Heath numbers 30. The coals and wood. Suitable
Institute board fails to record as for open fires multi-fuel
dead HORACE COOPER, who burners, wood burners,
died on 16 May 1915; he is parkrays, rayburns, agas.
possibly the H COOPER listed We take good care of our
in the first column of the Institute memorial customers.
John S Sly
Secretary, Hatfield Regis Local History Society We will deliver for FREE
within a ten mile radius for orders over five bags.
A THANK YOU TO THE WORK
THAT MANY ARE INVOLVED IN 01279 794 246
FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE VILLAGE You can also collect your order from our coal yard
Reeves Lane, Roydon Hamlet, Harlow, CM19 5DE
Dear Bruno and Barbara
As 2012 is drawing to a close I would just like to thank www.barringtonscoalmerchants.co.uk/
you both for the tremendous work you do in publishing the
Village Magazine. As each month passes I think to myself We offer a
that the quality and content cannot improve but it does. I Complete Service
know that I am not alone when I extend our thanks to you
both for all the hard work and commitment you put into DESIGN
each and every edition. CERAMIC TILING
In every community, village or town communication is so
important and this is achieved so much through the media LIGHTING
of the mag. WOODWORK ETC.
In dropping you this note I realise also the work that many
are involved in for the benefit of the village, none more so All carried out with the minimum
than Michael Hockley and I was delighted to read the of fuss and mess by experts!
article in the December magazine. He certainly is a great Also all Plumbing &
inspiration to us all. I also recall the thoughtfulness showed Domestic Heating Installations
by his article published in the October magazine regarding
the thistle seeds that were blowing from his fields into SO LOOK NO FURTHER THAN
neighbours’ properties this summer. This attitude of mind
is of great encouragement to us all. C.F OAKES
Regards

Maurice

There are too many volunteers in the village to name here, we Established in Harlow for over 45 years
have 22 who deliver the magazine, there many who man the 19 SERVICE BAY, WYCH ELM , HARLOW
Half Hour Helpers phone, others who look after the churches,
URC Hall, the Village Hall and the Institute, a large commit-
tee for the Village Festival, the Parish Councillors (all
volunteers),organisers of the Football Club, Cricket Club,
Bowls Club, Bridge Club, Gardening Club, History Society,
Royal British Legion., the Schools Parents Associations etc I
probably have missed some ,but all of these are what makes
Hatfield Heath a great village to live in. Bruno

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HATFIELD HEATH INSTITUTE MARMADUKE

OPEN COFFEE MORNING BOSS CAT OF BROOMFIELDS

Drop in for Tea, coffee and light refreshments Hi, Humans, My mum is writing this for me as like Boss
dog Patch I cannot write in human.... My name is
MONDAY TO FRIDAY MORNINGS Marmaduke and I am almost 13years old in my years
although my
10.00 AM – 12 NOON mum said I am
A chance to meet others and chat All welcome as old as her !
well what I
Organised by Holy Trinity Church wanted to say
Sponsored by the Village Hall Trust first is what my
mum keeps
FREE but donations welcome saying to
humans A Very
Hatfield Haven Care Home Happy
Christmas &
Stortford Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishops Stortford, Herts. CM22 7DL Happy New
Year, whatever
Tel: 01279 730 043 that is !..... If
you come down Broomfields can I ask you to please be
www.hatfieldhaven.co.uk careful as sometimes I cross the road, and my legs don't
go as fast as those round ones that come down here, and
Features: also I now have two little sisters in white,and they are
╚ Serene and homely environment; only 5mths old my mum said, and scatty !.... I would like
╚ 24 hours care in compliance with CQC Care Standards to put this little poem thing in here for all who love
╚ Medical care provided by local group practice; animals, I think that is what I am, so here goes:-
Angels don't always have wings, Sometimes they have
district nurse, physiotherapist and a chiropodist; fur and paws, Angels don't always wear halo's,
╚ Highly qualified and motivated staff - RMA and Sometimes they wear collars.. Angels don't always sleep
on clouds, Sometimes they sleep nestled close to us,
NVQ qualifications; Angels don't always sing in a Heavenly chorus,
╚ 20 single and 1 double newly refurnished and Sometimes they bark, howl & meow, Do you have an
angel in your life?
redecorated Well I hope you liked that as my mum got it from her
rooms (newly built extension included) chat on the computer.... If there are any of my kind out
╚ Each bedroom fitted with an en-suite bathroom and there and would like to write to me my mum will tell me
call system to summon help; what you say ok. meows from Me Boss
╚ A newly extended and enlarged day lounge with Flat Cat,Snowy,Smudge, & woofs from Patch,Chyps,&
creen TV and radio. Mitzy. Oh and my mum x
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by the in-house chef;
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╚ Activities includes talks, parties, summer barbecues,
flower arranging e.t.c

Kindly drop by for viewing and to pick up a copy of our
brochure. For placement and other enquiries, please contact

Amanda Austin (Manager)
email : [email protected]

Jane Chapman-Kane

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I am writing in reply to the last few issues “Wendycot”,Chelmsford Road,
concerning these very loud yappy dogs Hatfield Heath,
I’m the one who complained to the dog warden
and also called the RSPCA and for good reason Bishop’S Stortford, Herts
I tell you these poor dogs live outside even in
the really cold winters we have, and not in Opening Hours
kennels they are never walked. Mon - Fri 8am - 5.30pm
I’m a dog lover and think this is disgusting
someone has to stand up for these poor Sat 9am - 1pm
dogs.......I have 2 small children who are
constantly woken up by these very yappy dogs. Tel: 01279 730 274
After speaking to the dog warden I understand
they are not allowed out after 10pm although [email protected]
they always are. I have recorded them barking www.jewhitemotors.co.uk
gone midnight this is not GOOD ENOUGH.
I see in the December issue the dogs state they
were barking because of the fireworks well
who in there right mind leaves there animals
outside for fireworks this is just cruel and also
fireworks night is not 365 days a year I have
been here a year and they have barked non stop
since........I can’t even sit out and relax in the
summer months.
Someone has to do something because I know
a lot of the residents of Broomfields are at there
wits end and I shall keep complaining till these
dogs are kept indoors or have better facilities.

Kind regards
TWO VERY TIRED CHILDREN AND ONE
VERY ANGRY MUMMY

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ON SALE

in the Village Tea Rooms Hatfield Regis

(by kind permission) Local History Society

The latest publications by your local history society The latest meeting of the History Society took place at St
Supported by Hatfield Heath Parish Council Mary’s Church, Hatfield Broad Oak. A talk on Hatfield
Forest by Simon Cranmer, Property Operations Manager,
Hatfield Heath and its Residents in 1861 covered the historical and current activity of a Royal
Medieval Hunting Forest. Records suggest it was
by Robin Gurnett price £3 established between 1085 and 1225 after which
following a series of disputes it passed through several
The Wells & Pumps of Hatfield Heath titled families until purchased in 1729 by the Houblon
family. During that period little changed to the Forest
by Frank Walsh price £5 providing materials for the court, also venison (originally
brought over from Normandy) and rabbits after their
All proceeds to Hatfield Regis Local History Society introduction. Warren Cottage was built for the Warrener
and the Forest Lodge for the Head Woodsman.
Hallingbury Hall Equestrian Centre At a 1924 auction the forest was sold off to a timber
merchant but a sealed bid from Edward North Buxton
British Horse Society Approved (from his death bed) prevented the sale and he presented
Riding lessons for children and adults it to the National Trust.

beginners to advanced riders

FACILITIES
Super indoor school, three outdoor arena's,
show jumping arena, and cross-country course

CHILDREN'S LESSONS
We have super ponies from quiet schoolmasters to

ones trained to do jumping and dressage
Children's own a pony day courses are held every
Wednesday and Thursday during the holidays, Great Fun!

BEGINNER ADULTS
Maximum four riders on a 45 minute lesson gain
confidence and enjoy on one of our lovely sensible cobs

INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED RIDERS
Improve your dressage, learn about tests
lateral work, engagement and collection
Or join a jumping lesson and

practise courses, grids and related distances

Please ring or pop in for a chat

01279 730 348

www.hallingburyhall.com

Little Hallingbury, Bishops
Stortford, Herts CM227RP

Woodland management of established coppicing and
pollarding is still carried out providing a range of uses
for cut wood. A local committee provides structural
administration with independent finance generated
rather than that from the NT general fund. Visitor
numbers have been difficult to calculate but gate
counters ascertain approximately 450,000 to 500,000.
Popular activities include hire of rowing boats on the
lake and trail bikes, children's theatre production, open
air cinema and Woodfest music festival (which this year
attracted 8,000 people). There are six full time and one
part time staff with 150 volunteers which form an
essential body covering a wide range of activities.
The evening concluded with Simon answering a number
of questions regarding the upkeep and practical
management and conservation of the forest, deer
control, grazing cattle and rare breed sheep.
2066 Apr 13 Ivan Cooper
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On 20 November Philip Hays gave the second part of his Family Holiday Experts Early Booking Discounts for 2013 Luxury Holiday Deals
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three classes: Infants, Intermediates and Seniors. Copeland
was also very keen on personal hygiene. The standard at All interior and exterior works and
the school suffered during the war, when evacuees from Odd jobs around the house and garden.
Leyton in east London were sent to the school. In 1944 the Also holiday homes and overseas property
roll numbered 82, and in October that year the school was
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11 plus had its effects. In September 1954 the school Fully insured and references available
opened as a controlled Church of England primary school.
Bertram Copeland retired in December 1960, and was suc- Ever wondered how much something would cost to do?
ceeded by F T Armstrong, who lived in Bishops Stortford.
The school house was demolished in 1966, and a new For Free advice and a Free quotation
building erected. The school now had four classrooms. At
times during this period the head teacher and the Rector Call Steve on 01279 730071
disagreed about the running of the school. The PTA was
started in April 1965, and in February 1973 parents began 1201 Feb 13
to help in the school. Mrs Armstrong died in 1965, and Mr
Armstrong began to suffer bad health in the 1970s, finally 12080 Apr 2013
retiring in 1977
Anne Voss took over as head in January 1978, and Philip
himself joined in that year, producing a pantomime in
1979
Philip was appointed head in December 1981. He started
with a mission statement: everyone matters. He also intro-
duced history and music, with trips to museums and the
Colne Valley Railway, as part of Victorian studies. In
1982-3 the school had 69 pupils in three classes. Weekly
swimming was introduced, as was school uniform. The
school obtained its first computer in 1983. In 1986 there
were four classes, and in 1995 there were 112 pupils. The
governing body developed from the previous Managers
body in the mid-1980s, and the school had its first budget
in 1993.
In the last twenty years that Philip was head teacher (1988-
2009) he remarked that the volume of government interfer-
ence in the minutiae of school life increased..With the in-
troduction of OFSTED and SATS there were too many
tests. The National Curriculum needs a lot of work to be
implemented fully. Despite this the school managed to
achieve awards. In 2011 the new library at the school was
opened by Philip and called the Hays library.
In no way does this short report do justice to what was a
thoroughly entertaining evening

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Thirty Children from the National
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the village, were entertained to tea at

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INTERIOR & EXTERIOR Sunday 27th January 2013

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PLASTERING COVING Chance for your canine friends raise money for St Clare

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Dog owners are encouraged to get their wellies on for
for free & friendly advice call the Winter Walkies event which will raise money for St

James Clare Hospice.
01245 237 072 07830 211 888 The 5km sponsored country walk is on Sunday, January
27.

Walkers – and their dogs – will set off from St Clare

Hospice in Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood (CM17

9JX) at 10.30am.

Everybody is welcome to join in, with or without a dog!

Grace Clutton, the Hospice’s Events Fundraiser, said:

“Why not bring your family for a New Year stroll?

“After the 5km walk round the local countryside there

will be treats and even a medal for the pooches, and

soup and rolls will be provided for the owners!”

There will be prizes for the best 'Dog - Owner

Lookalike' as well as 'Wackiest Wellies'!

Entry costs £10 per adult (£5 per child or £27.50 per

family - two adults, two children) which includes hot

refreshments.

Sign up today as places are limited.

You can register online at

www.stclarehospice.org.uk/winterwalkies.html or

ring 01279 773 750 and you can be sent a registration

form.

Call Sid Perry on 01279 899 029 or 0777 622 1975 22

HatfieldHeath C.P. School PFA SECURE YOUR PROPERTY
would like to say a
ALARM SYSTEMS - CCTV - INTERCOMS
to the following Businesses for their support at our recent
CHRISTMAS Bazaar: FOR ALL YOUR ELECTRONIC SECURITY NEEDS CALL
Advertising & for providing the School with their
Christmas Tree: C F SECURITY
Howick & Brooker Estate Agents, Old Harlow
Café Contributions: Lt Hallingbury
Mayfield Farm Bakery and School, Old Harlow for
donating the bread rolls 01279 600 025
Churchgate Sausage Shop, Mayfields Farm, Sheering
Road, Old Harlow for their Sausages Email: [email protected]

Raffle Donations: Drainage services (24/7)
G.E & A.F Silvester Ltd Unblock drains,
The Co-Operative, Hatfield Heath
Traditions Hairdressers, Bishops Stortford electrical mechanical machining,
Blakes Golf Club, Ongar drain jetting & cleaning, manual rodding,
Empire Cinema, Bishops Stortford
Bishops Stortford Bowling Alley sinks, baths & toilets,
Arts and Roses Florist, Hatfield Heath high pressure water jetting,
Nuffield Health Centre, Bishops Stortford root removal & excavations.
and finally Painting & Decorating, Gutter Clearance,
Hatfield Heath Village Festival Committee for the loan
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We would also like to take this opportunity to Tel: 01279 730484 Mob: 07891 751393
Wish You All a
e-mail: [email protected]
Happy New Year
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NOTE FOR YOUR DIARY t LOCAL HISTORY RECORDER
s
HATFIELD HEATH FESTIVAL 2013 FOR HATFIELD HEATH

Hat Fest FeHa The Recorders of Uttlesford History (RUH) were
t very sad to hear of the death of Robin Gurnett who,
as well as chairing the Hatfield Regis Local History
Sunday 16th June 2013 Society, was our Local History Recorder for
Hatfield Heath. This means we now have a vacancy
Of Hatfield Broad Oak for a new volunteer Recorder and would be very
Specialists in Village and Country Properties pleased to hear from anyone interested. Full
information can be found on the website
SALES & LETTINGS www.recordinguttlesfordhistory.org.uk which lists
the type of things that Recorders may choose to do.
FREE APPRAISAL for SALES and LETTINGS You can also find there under the section ‘About
RENT WARRANTY for LANDLORDS Us’ some notes about the purpose of the Recorders
scheme, for which we have had a district
(Terms and Conditions apply) organisation since 1998, becoming fully
constituted five years later. The basic aim is
Open: Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm for each parish to have someone who will try
Saturday - 9.00am to 1pm to record the present, and to ensure that
valuable archives and artefacts of the past of
[email protected] that community are not destroyed. This can
T: 01279 717929 F: 01279 717930 take many forms, depending on where the
Recorder’s interests lie and how much time
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overwhelming. It is more a question of having
Baker’s Cottage, Cage End, someone locally keeping an eye on heritage
matters and forming part of the network with
Hatfield Broad Oak Essex CM22 7HZ RUH. Most of the 57 parishes in Uttlesford are
represented by a Recorder, apart from a few
villages where at present we only have a
Village Contact but they are all part of RUH. If
possible we encourage Recorders to send us a
brief annual report on village history events
and activities to be deposited at the Essex
Record Office. RUH supports Recorders by

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Mrs. Julie Golden S.R.Ch.

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01279 873 492 2012 Events Calendar
MARCH
A professional service at a competitive rate Eleanor of Castile

DO YOU NEED Eleanor of Castile, Queen of Edward 1st. An interesting
A RELIABLE CLEANER evening given by Richard Barnett following the route of
her remains from Lincoln to Westminster Abbey. A cross
or somebody to being erected at each overnight resting place in her
get your grocery shopping? memory. Based on crosses in France marking Louis IX's
If so, you have found the very person funeral procession, these artistically significant
who has a CRB check and insurance. monuments enhanced the image of Edward's kingship as
well as witnessing his grief’, only 3 survive, none in
Ring: 01279 830 156 entirety. The best preserved is that at Geddington.
or 07752 689 389 Eleanor of Castile's Queenship is significant in English
history for the evolution of a stable financial system for the
King's wife.

Primary School Essay Competition
The Society together with Claire Jackman (Year 6
Teacher) had organised an essay competition entitled
‘Hatfield Heath in the Second World War’. Essays were of
a high standard with both factual and imaginative entries
resulting in two sets of prizes being awarded for each
category. It is hoped that this initiative can become an
annual event.

HOLISTICARE APRIL
Imperial War Graves
PHYSIOTHERAPY A talk and video presentation by Sandra Saban on the
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE Imperial, later Commonwealth, War Graves Commission
started with Fabian Ware, where under his leadership the
You don’t have to live with pain! recording and caring for all graves they could find was
carried out. By 1918 some 587,000 graves had been
· Relief from back, neck and joint problems identified and a further 559,000 casualties were
· Relaxation of tight, painful muscles registered as having no known grave. There followed a
· Effective treatment for migraines, tennis detailed description of work carried out by eminent
architects, sculptors, stonemasons and garden designers
elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, creating the cemeteries covering a period to the 1920’s
plantarfasciitis, achilles tendonitis, when over 2,400 cemeteries were constructed in France
fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and Belgium. Work progressed in many countries to erect
IBS memorials to their own dead and in 2009 the discovery of
· Help for breathing difficulties and stress 250 Australian and British casualties from the Battle of
related problems Fromelles required construction of a new cemetery,
unveiled in 2010. A poignant reminder of the sacrifices
that were made and are still being made.

· Gentle treatment for new mothers and MAY
babies Cromer Windmill
A visit to the historic windmill at
To make an appointment or for more information, Cromer Post near Stevenage by
please contact me: members of HRLHS. The orignal
building of 1681 was blown over in
Tel: 01279 718331 1860, left to deteriorate after the first
[email protected] World War but restored in 1967 by
www.holisticare.co.uk Hertfordshire Building Presevation
Brook View, Town Farm, Hatfield Broad Oak CM22 7LF Trust. The photograph gives some
indication of its scale. An interesting guided tour including
a view from the top was conducted by two Honorary Mill

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Curators who are supported by local enthusiasts. The visit
ended at Church Farm Tea Rooms in Ardeley.

AUGUST
Festival Display
Wide selection of medals, badges and trophies won by Bill
Bruty the Heath born footballer. A goalkeeper for the
Heath and other local clubs when his playing career ended
he officiated as a Referee. Other old photos generated
interest from those recognising themselves and previous
team members.

POW Camp visit
A second visit to the POW Camp in Mill Lane proved to be
popular and the tour was arranged through John Fish who
also acted as a guide. An introduction by Robin Gurnett

preceded the tour explaining a
background to the camp, guards
and prisoners from its formation in
1941 until the camp closed in 1946

OCTOBER Catering for your occasion. With our local grilled meats,
Hatfield Forest Presentation Modern artisan salads and sides, we create a bespoke
The latest meeting of the History Society took place at St menu that is individual to you and your event
Mary’s Church, Hatfield Broad Oak. A talk on Hatfield We offer a delicious selection of canapès, starters and

Forest by Simon Cranmer, Puddings, as well as advice on champagnes and wines to
Property Operations Manager, Enjoy with your celebration.
covered historical and current
activity of a Royal Medieval Daniel Robinson
Hunting Forest. & Sons
Woodland management of
established coppicing and
pollarding is still carried out
providing a range of uses for cut wood. A local committee
provides structural administration with independent
finance generated rather than that from the NT general
fund. The evening concluded with Simon answering a
number of questions regarding the upkeep and practical
management and conservation of the forest, deer control,
grazing cattle and rare breed sheep.

NOVEMBER Independent Family
Funeral Directors & Monumental Masons
Philip Hays
On 20 November Philip Hays gave the second part of his A personal caring service
talk on the history of Sheering school. His last talk, in from family business day or night.
November 2011, ended at 1933. In opening he said that Our trained staff will be pleased to give free
this was a difficult talk to write as a large part of it related confidential advice on any matter
to him. The new head teacher in 1933 was Bertram
Copeland, from Barnsley. At this time the school had three GOLDEN 3 BULLFIELDS
classes: Infants, Intermediates and Seniors. Evacuees CHARTER SAWBRIDGEWORTH
from Leyton in East London had an effect on the standard
and after the war also the introduction of the 11 pus. In FUNERAL PLANS (01279) 722476
1954 the school opened as a controlled Church of
England primary school. Bertram Copeland retired in 79/81 SOUTH STREET WYCH ELM
December 1960, and was succeeded by F T Armstrong BISHOP'S STORTFORD HARLOW
followed by Anne Voss in 1978 and Philip Hays in 1981
until he retired in 2009. During his tenure the school role (01279) 655477 (01279) 426990
increased from 69 pupils to 112 in 1995. Philip spoke with
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that were introduced during his Headship demonstrating GREAT DUNMOW EPPING
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and enjoyable evening.
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