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May 2010

Hatfield Heath Village Magazine May 2010

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Sunday 20th June 2010 Exhibition of oil paintings

FATHERS DAY PICNIC – Sunday 20th June Irene Delderfield
The institute
Picnic on the Heath at the Hatfield Heath Festival.
Private view 6pm May14th
Relax and listen to local bands & musical acts performing on Saturday May15th-11am-4pm
Sunday May16th-11am-4pm
the afternoon of the festival
Proceeds to the British Legion
‘Jamie Fallon Band’ ‘The Travelling Jam Band’
Art & Craft
‘Then & Now’ ‘Emma Phelps’ ‘Keith Artus Group’ Exhibition

Come and join in the Festival fun and Saturday 19th June
Sunday 20thJune 2010
see some amazing live music
11.00 to 4.30 on Saturday
for free!
10.30 to 5.00 on Sunday.
If you would like to play or sing contact
Andy and Jeanette 01279 731 542 All local artists and crafters who want
to exhibit their work at the Hatfield Heath
FUN DOG SHOW Festival Art & Craft Exhibition should
contact Paulene Brakspear as soon as
CATEGORIES possible,on
01279 730 281 or email at
Dog Most Like Owner - Waggiest Tail [email protected]
Most Appealing Expression
Exhibition’s charity this year is
Dog judge would most like to take home the local branch of the
Prettiest Bitch - Handsomest Dog
Cutest Puppy Royal British Legion

Sandi 01279 731 229

See inside for entry form......



01279 731 542

Village Website : Email: [email protected]


Grass cutting, Hedge Trimming, Planting,
Weed Treatment, One off Tidy Ups and SPONSORED BY J.E. WHITE (MOTORS)
SUNDAY 20th JUNE 2010
Call for a friendly chat on BOOKING FORM
Mobile 07956 524 586
Home Tel 01279 830 960 Name: ..............................................................................

J.W. TREESURGEONS Address:.............................................................................

All aspects of tree work undertaken ..........................................................................................
NPTC Qualified
Tree Work Pruning
Felling Postcode ......................................Tel. No........................

Hedge Cutting Details of Car:
Stump Grinding
Make.................................Model .............................
Log for sale
01279302106 Reg. No.............................

Original Reg. Date............

Any Interesting History.....................................................




A - Veteran & Vintage Cars Up To 1930

B - Post Vintage Cars 1931-45 Inc.

C - Post War Cars 1946-59 Inc.

D Classic Cars 1960-75 Inc.

E Modern Classic Cars 1976-89 Inc.

F Military Vehicles Any Year

LTD For each Category, a Trophy will be awarded to the
vehicle, which in the opinion of the Judge is the best in
that category. All entrants are reminded that the Judge’s
decision is final. All entrants will receive a plaque.

Please enter my vehicle in Category: ............................

• Specialising in all types of ponds I understand that the Hatfield Heath Festival Committee
& features. will not accept any responsibility for any damage or
accident resulting from the participation of my
• Professionally designed, passengers, myself, or my vehicle in the event.
installed, restored or maintained. Signed
• Local company established since
1987 with excellent after care Please send this form before 11th June 2010
to ensure inclusion in the event to:
Tel: 01279 461 052 John White, Wendycot, Chelmsford Road, Hatfield

(Answer phone) Heath, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM22 7BH

Mobile: 07711 087 004 Tel. No. 01279 730 274

NOTE:- Late entries will be accepted up until 19h June
2010 subject to room being available in the show area.
All entrants will receive notice of times to arrive and a
map of Hatfield Heath showing the classic car area

John White (Car Show Organiser)

Festival Fancy Dress Competition CULTIVATED TURF SUPPLIERS
Sunday 20th June 2010
Entry Form New Lawns Laid
Entrants to meet at 11.30am Fencing
at the desk by the Arena. Block Paving Drives
Each Category will Tarmacing & Shingle
parade from 11.45am. Call for free estimate on:
01279 718 555 or 07930 188 920

Entrants Name(s): ........... MALLON TREE CARE
Address: ...................
(Please attach additional contact details for Group
entries & enclose additional entry fees of £1 per FULL INSURANCE
child, thank you)

Parent / Carer details: Tape

Name: ...................... £1 coin
.......... entry fee
No.(Home/Mobile): .................. here

Category you wish to enter: ALL TREE WORK

Individual Child Groups UNDERTAKEN AT
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
1st, 2nd and 3rd for each category CALL
Overall ‘Most Original’ outfit
OFFICE : 01279 877726
Overall ‘Most out of Least’ outfit MOBILE : 07946 550777
(the best home-made outfit produced at least expense)
07986 147 914
To Enter: [email protected]
CLOSING DATE: Wed 16th June 2010
Please place the entry form in an envelope Find us in YELL

Fancy Dress Competition, for the attention of

Karen Camp.
Deliver to either Hatfield Heath Pre-School

or Torrells, Stortford Road (tel 730 297)


THE FESTIVAL STALLS moss and weed?

Hatfield Heath Festival We offer:-
20th June 2010 •Regular lawn feeds
•Weed and moss treatment
If you have any of the following items you no longer •Aeration
need and could donate for the Festival Stalls, we •Scarification
would be very grateful:-
Children`s and Adult`s Books Friendly professional service Lawn Treatment Service
Small toys e.g. beanies, for prizes
Good, clean items for the Bric-a-Brac Stall CALL NOW FOR A BROCHURE
01279 730 498
01279 466 100

HELD AT 7.30 PM ON WED 14th APRIL 2010


No member of public present.
PRESENT: Cllr Paula O’Sullivan (POS) (Chairman)
Cllrs Janet Briscoe (JB), Mark Lemon (ML), David
Parish (DP), Sandra Saban (SS), Mel Sullivan (MS) and
Gary Waller (GW).
In attendance: Clerk to the Council Ernie Fenwick
Chairmans welcome:
In the absence of the Chairman Vice Chairman POS took
the chair and welcomed everyone present.

GM Property Maintenance 204. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr Bob Jones(BJ)
Decorating Specialists
Est. 1987
The minutes of the council meeting of 10th March were
Specialising in:
Home interior and exterior decoration signed as a true record of the meeting.
Building maintenance and restoration
Cllr Bart Sheekey (BS) joined the meeting and took the
Professional and reliable service Fully insured
Tel: 01279 730733
07867 805382 206. DECLARATION OF MEMBERS

E-mail: [email protected] INTERESTS: ML is a district councillor





Matters from last meeting and Action Register

John Adamson Play Area Repairs complete.
Footpath 16 Broken bridge on footpath 16 has been
Bespoke fitted furniture repaired
Free quotations Fully insured Road Repairs at War Memorial
Clerk has received one additional quotation for repair
07779 715 888 01371 811 688 works to War Memorial road. It was resolved that the
additional quotation be rejected as it was received after
HERTS HEATING the original quotations had been decided upon.
Town Grove, Dunmow Road, Hatfield Heath, i) Letter of thanks from Katherine Holloway for the
Bishops Stortford, Herts CM22 7BN
book token
For all your Gas Installation and Servicing needs ii) Clerk to apply Community Project Grant
High Efficiency Condensing Boiler Installations
Gas Boiler Servicing and Breakdowns scheme
Landlord’s Gas Safety Records iii) Community Achievement Award scheme. Clerk
Free Quotations for gas heating installations
Plumbing and Pipework to apply for war memorial road.
Replacement Bathrooms, including Tiling & iv) Essex School Organisation Plan 2009-2014
Decoration v) Planned Parish Visit 2010-11
Local company established in 1974.
Gas Safe register number 222 Training courses received from EALC
i. Advanced Councillor Training Day 2 9.30 – 3.30
Call us on 01279-730 060
Fax us on 01279-730 065 28th April Foakes Hall Dunmow £57
E-mail us at [email protected] ii. Council Finance Course 9.30 – 3.30 18th May

Foakes Hall Dunmow £57
iii. Risk Management Course 9.30 – 3.30 26th May

Foakes Hall Dunmow (Free) POS to attend.


Litter Pickers
Clerk has received applications from three teenagers
interested in litter picking. He has interviewed the three
candidates and all were excellent young people from the
village. One has been chosen and the other candidates
will be kept on file if another vacancy arises.
Clerk reported that current bank balances after the
payment of the following cheques are
Deposit Account

£27990.10 Current Account £830.01

The following payments were approved:

EALC Subscriptions 2010 351.75

E Fenwick Expenses 179.40

PLANNING Toilet trailers Luxury and
Decisions by UDC Planning Dept Party Range, single event
None portable and disabled
units available for hire.
Breach of Planning Notices
Gladwyns Farm Sheering Road HH: Business operating
without consent

Little Eden Pond Lane HH: Agricultural Land
incorporated into garden

Applications MHS Builders
Gibsons, Friars Lane, HH : UTT/0575/10/FUL : Single Local Builder
storey rear extension. No objections but query LB Carpentry & Roofing
Loft and Garage conversions
Silverthorn, Chelmsford Road HH: UTT/0000/10/FUL : Kitchens & Bathrooms
Erection of 2.1m high brick piers and 1.9m high walls, Plastering
gates and fencing to front boundary. Retrospective Extensions
application for construction of hardstanding. references available on request
Parish Council strongly objects on grounds that the
erection of the fencing, gates, walls and piers will Call Mark Savage
introduced a large and prominent urban feature into the Tel: 01279 739 409
streetscene which is extremely visible to users of the Mobile: 07718 539 969
A1060, particularly when travelling from west to east.
This fails to respect the open and rural character of the CORNELL DECORATORS LTD
Metropolitan Green Belt and is contrary to guidance
issued in PPG2 - Green Belts and ERSP Policy C2. • Interior & Exterior decoration
Maycroft, Chelmsford Road HH: UTT/0333/10/FUL : • carried out to a high specification.
Replacement dwelling and detached cart lodge. No • Full public liability.
objection • 30 yrs Experience

Benbecca, Sheering Road, HH: UTT/0292/10/FUL : • Ceilings papered.
Front porch, single storey rear and first floor side • Wall coverings and wall paper hung
extension. No objections

Monthly Enforcement Reports
There appears to be little progress on enforcement within
the Hatfield Heath area

After discussion it was resolved not to go for quality Phone : 01279 724 805 Mobile : 07836 588 886
parish status.
E-mail: [email protected]
Continued on next page......... Address: Field View, Sheering, Herts.


Tuesday 6:30- MS declared an interest as he lives in the vicinity of the
8pmLoSvteaff VAS. MS expressed opinion that sign is in the correct
position based on a speed survey showing that the most
M vehicles exceeding the speed limit do so on that stretch
of road. ML expressed opinion that the important area
Main Courses just £6.95 was around the school. BS said elderly congregate
around the co-op and children congregate around the
Promoting Neighbourhood Get Togethers school. MS proposed we request additional signs rather
than move the existing sign. BS proposed Clerk write to
01279 730 549 Highways asking why sign placed in that position. If PC
request position which is changed could we be advised
Website: as to the reason. Agreed. ML proposed extra sign to
protect children at the school.

Hatfield Heath 213. MEETING TIMES
DP raised the issue of the late finish of the meeting.
Farmer’s Market Council agreed that it was an unusual meeting and a
member could leave at 10pm if necessary.
4th Saturday of every month
10am-12.30pm 214. AIRPORT MEETING
No meeting as far as we are aware, but we would agree
In Hatfield Heath Village Hall to underwrite the cost of hiring the village hall. Agreed.
DP abstained
Please come & support your local producers!
Hannah - 07956-563710 or GW will talk about our work on an affordable housing
scheme at 'My Village, My Home', a seminar arranged by RCCE for parish councillors, at Margaretting on
Friday 16 April.
22 May; 26 June; 24 July; 28 Aug; 25 Sep; 23 Oct; 27 Nov

Woollcott House Restaurant The Clerk said that he had received an approach about
land in the village which might be suitable for an
Gt Hallingbury 01279-504 397 affordable housing development. It was agreed to refer
the enquirer to Hastoe Housing Association.
2010 Opening hours 216. VILLAGE GREEN – PONDS
MS reported that further discussion was held with Adam
Wednesday to Saturday evenings. Rochester (Essex Wildlife Trust ). The grant for the
Thursday, Friday and Sunday lunchtimes report and management plan should be on its way and
Adam has offered to pay his own contractor to cut and
( other times by arrangement) collect the cuttings for the first time on the designated
Regular Dinner Dances. Superb Choice of Menu. wildlife area. Edwards Waste Management have agreed
A la Carte menu and Table D'Hote Menu's available. to take the cuttings for free for recycling to compost. The
Private Parties, Wedding Reception Packages PC agreed to cover the cost of transporting the cuttings
to Crumps Farm.
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.

rHeaavdey fYoorutrhinseswudmecmkerb!uiltHandyman Local 217. HIGHWAYS – JUNCTION
Skilled Handyman
for furniture assembly Clerk to write to ECC Highways re junction
picture hanging improvements.
Resident has stumbled in a pothole on the footpath
putting up shelving, decorating outside the Village Hall and twisted an ankle. Clerk to
building cupboards & much more contact ECC Highways. Clerk to request time schedule
on the service road resurfacing.
No Call out charge
• Affordable hourly & daily rates POS reported all going well. Signs have been erected
• Fast & efficient service and publicity will be in Observer. Requests all residents
to be extra vigilant and to secure items. ML proposed
Call Chris
Free quotation 07931 566 372


vote of thanks to POS for her hard work. Unanimously westbound traffic on the Sawbridgeworth Road. There
approved. have been frequent serious accidents on this road resulting
in substantial damage to vehicles and structures (walls

219. PARISH COUNCIL NOTICE BOARD demolished, telegraph poles flattened , railings broken…)
Michael Saban to provide quotation. Clerk to approve and the tragic death of two young men all caused by
works if quotation acceptable. drivers losing control of their vehicles when travelling
westbound. Without

220. REPORTS FROM MEMBERS ON doubt excessive speed is
MEETINGS ATTENDED the major contributory
factor and that is why the
POS attended Advanced councillor training day. First Highways Department
half very good, second half not relevant. put the sign where it is.
more residents should be persuaded to stand for election So Steve, you asked: “Is

221. MATTERS RAISED BY MEMBERS FOR the sign the wrong way
INCLUSION ON NEXT AGENDA round?” the answer to that is “No, the sign is facing the
right way” but it is the wrong question - the question
Parking in Broomfields should be: ”Why haven’t Highways installed a sign for
Cycle stands eastbound traffic as well?” and a similar question should

222. DATES OF NEXT MEETINGS be asked for all the roads in and out of the village.

12th May (AGM) If you or any other villager can contribute to moving

9th June 14th July things forward give me a call, I will welcome you on board.

Mel Sullivan



There has been a lot of interest in the speed activated signs THE DAILY BREACH OF OUR

in the village and I will try to address the questions raised "NATIONAL SPEED LIMITS"
by Steve Amey and others.
But first a bit of background – I have been campaigning Dear Mr Editor
for speed reduction measures, with the backing of the Following the mention of the 30mph sign could be better
Parish Council, since 2001. The rate of progress is placed; but still a passive way of solving the daily breach
painfully slow but, despite the bureaucratic obstacles and of our "National Speed Limits"

the reticence of Essex County Council Highways May I humbly suggest that you run an editorial on the
Department, we have made some and continue to basis of "Villagers Awake" and encourage them to write
negotiate for more. to the "Chief Constable" and ask why are
We now have a 30 mph limit, but not as far along the villains diving in Hatfield Heath a gateway to his office
roads as we requested and not along the Sheering Road at in Chelmsford; who are almost encouraged to speed
all; we now have the 40 mph limit extended along the though our village as there is no punishment
Sawbridgeworth Road and the Stortford Road but not administered.
along the Sheering Road. The 30 mph limit was planned So if a large portion of the readers of the Magazine were
to be accompanied by physical alterations to the road to to write to "The Man" we might just have a result. Hold
facilitate self enforcement – we get commitment from the "Front Page"
Highways and that gets unilaterally withdrawn but we Kind regards
keep pressing them. Our ability to get things done is
related to our ability to provide factual evidence of a Tony Jenkins

problem and to be able to use or counter the directives in P.S. Should you think running an anti speeding editorial;
Essex County Council’s Highways Policy. it would be important of course to supply the Chief
The speed activated signs that were on the village green Constables full address.
were purchased by a grant secured by Susan Barker, our Just think if he had 100-200-300 replies he might just
ECC councilor, and they are shared with several other take notice !!
villages for nominally 3 months at a time. We have

requested permanent signs on all the approach roads and

have applied for grants to pay for them, so far without Essex Police Headquarters, Chief Constable
success. PO Box 2, Jim Barker-McCardle
In gathering evidence to support our various requests we Springfield,
persuaded ECC Highways to do a speed check on each of Chelmsford,
the roads and the most speed violations (vehicles Essex,
travelling above 35 mph in the 30 mph limit) and highest CM2 6DA.
average speed for traffic over 24 hours was recorded for


very effective at raising standards
Hatfield Heath CP School have missed out on a fourth
Reading techniques coached; books loaned consecutive title in the Wessex Essex Primary School
Clearly taught NC maths Football League.

Quality of writing and handwriting improved The team has struggled to get a foothold in the season,
SATs, 11+ and Common Entrance although they have recorded some impressive victories.
Weekly follow-up activities Great Easton, Takeley, Rodings and Thaxted have all
been put to the sword by Mr Clements’ side.
01279 600 102

Denise Ings

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

[email protected]

Sing Along with Jo Jingles! The campaign concluded at the beginning of April, but
the red-hot form of other sides, including local rivals
Fun Music Singing & Movement Classses Howe Green, have meant the side was unable to retain
For children aged 3 months to 5 years the league title, having won it for the last three years in a
Chidren’s Parties & Nursery Sessions also available!
A full end-of-season review will appear in Heath Sport
next month.

For details on classes in: By Billy Shaw.
Bishop’s Storford, Epping, Harlow
Sawbridgeworth, Stebbing & Hatfield FARMERS MARKET
Heath Plus NEW classes starting in
Potter Street, Harlow SAT 27 MARCH
Call Lucy on 01279 868 410
[email protected] Hi bruno Just wanted to say what an enjoyable Saturday morning
I had walking round the Farmers Market on Saturday 27
Hobbs Cross Road March.
Old Harlow The produce offered was varied and all looked nicely
presented and most importantly fresh
CM17 0NJ I bought some lovely strong Cheddar which made my
toes curl whilst eating it, a beautiful free range chicken
Tel. 01279 429 910 although it was expensive £10.36 to be exact it was well
worth it due to the high quality and excellent taste, also into my basket went pickles, jam, some home made
pies, fresh bread, gorgeous eggs and bacon,
Saint Nicholas Some olde english sausages, which hubby enjoyed along
A small independent school, with the bacon and eggs for his sunday breakfast,
located in a leg of lamb, a fresh rabbit and a home made birthday
Churchgate Street, Old Harlow card. plus for desert for Sunday I bought a steamed
sticky treacle pudding
We take pupils from Reception which was scrummy and enjoyed by all with a dollop of
through to Year 11 ice cream
I was very pleased with everything and will definitely be
• Small class going every month, paying that little bit extra for the
sizes superb
quality of the produce against supermarket offerings is
• Wide range of well worth it as far as I am personally concerned
curricular and If I had any criticism at all was that the stalls seemed to
extra-curricular be to close together to get everybody in which meant
activities one was bumping into each other whist walking round
Thanks to all the stall holders that attended, look
• Extensive forward to seeing you in April
grounds Jayne Arnold
3 Clipped Hedge
• Heated pool


Hair by BEE BEE Hunters Meet Restaurant
Cabaret Nights
Here at Hunters Meet , on Friday and Saturday
LADIES and GENTS nights, we hold some of the best
SPECIAL PRICES:Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s for Senior Citizens Dinner Dance & Cabarets Nights in the country!

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

Fri 9am-6pm • Sat 9am-1pm FULLY TRAINED Fri May 21 Live Music from BABY GO BOOM &
Heath View, Pond Lane, Hatfield Heath
Tel: 01279 730 870 LONDON HAIR STYLISTS Thur May 27, Soul Night Dance & Enjoy the very smooth
WESTON FOSTER with his twist on soul music.
Fri May 28 live band SPICE Comedy from JEFF STEVENSON!
Sat, May 29 live band SPICE &

I would like to thank all those who sent their good 01279 730 549
wishes and signed the cards in the surgeries to mark my
retirement. It was very kind of you all.

It has been a privilege to serve the community for the
past 33 years, and I shall certainly
miss the contact I have had with
so many wonderful patients in
that time.

I shall continue to live in Hatfield Independent co-educational
Heath and hope to see many of day school and nursery
you in a different context in the for 2 - 11 year olds
Creating Opportunities
Iain Gilchrist Realizing Potential

Call us today on 01279 657 706
To be held this year at
United Reformed Church BISHOP’S STORTFORD, HERTS CM22 7UF

Chelmsford Road

Saturday 22 May at 7.00pm
Tickets Irene Harriss 01279 734 334


(1.5 inches)
General DIY, Curtain Rails and Shelves Erected, Flat Packs
assembled. Patio, Drive and Brickwork Pressure Washed,
Fencing and Sheds Preserved and Repaired, Hedge Cutting,

including Shrubs and Tree Pruning,
House Painting, Exterior & Interior, Windows Pipe Work and

Weather Boards Stained and Painted. Fencing Erected,
Gardens and Driveways Shingled and Pebbled. Guttering
Unblocked, Roofs Moss and Mildew Power-washed Off.

Please do not hesitate to ask. Contact lan and Jan at
San Michelle, Jacks Lane, Takeley


01279 873 933
01279 870 968

[email protected]

BLINDS Without any rainfall in the first ten days of March it
CONSERVATORY looked like a dry month was on the cards. However
HOUSE towards the end of the month it rained practically every
PLEATED day. We ended up with 1.5 inches which is 91% of our
PINOLEUM March average.
ROMAN March extremes
COMMERCIAL Highs 4.25 inches in 2001
Phone now for a friendly chat
3.77 inches in 2008
with Sue to get more information

Tel : 07885 510 400

We offer a Lows 0.39 inches in 1993
Complete Service 0.43 inches in 1997

Temperatures took a
LIGHTING downward trend during the
WOODWORK ETC. month, which halted
germintation and plant growth
All carried out with the minimum was temporarily suspended.
of fuss and mess by experts! The common smooth newt
Also all Plumbing & (Triturus Vulgaris) began to
Domestic Heating Installations arrive back in our small garden pond on
March 28th, which is about a fortnight
SO LOOK NO FURTHER THAN later than usual.
Brian Bland
Established in Harlow for over 45 years

I don’t know if you would be interested in this picture of a
newly merged female emperor moth spotted by Robin
Parkinson outside the Institute on the 7th. April. While not
(I am told) particularly uncommon they are beautiful, large
(wingspan of 40-60mm.) and the only member of the
Saturniidae family found in the British Isles. They are also
unusual as they fly by day. This made a story complete for


Colour Photo on back page

me as I used to watch the caterpillars of this moth on HUNTERS MEET

Wimbledon Common as a boy but have never (until now) LEISURE CENTRE & BEAUTY LODGE
seen the adult moth.

Brian Surtees Manicure or Pedicure, Luxury Clarins Facial, Swedish
Back Massage. We know how to spoil you, feel truly

Emperor Moth Saturnia pavonia relaxed, have lunch around the pool. Use the solarium
½ Day pamper - morning , afternoon,

Wingspan 40-60 mm. or between school hours
The spectacular Emperor moth is Britain's only resident Gift Vouchers Available

member of the Saturniidae family. It is reasonably FOR MORE INFORMATION OR MORE PAMPER

common over much of Britain, occupying moorland and PACKAGES PLEASE CALL LELSEY

open country. 01279 730 549

The males, which have bright orange hindwings, fly

during the daytime in search of the greyer females, which Hallingbury Hall Equestrian Centre
fly at night. Both sexes are on the wing in April and May.
British Horse Society Approved

The fully grown caterpillar is green with black hoops Riding lessons for children and adults
containing yellow wart-like spots, and feeds on moorland beginners to advanced riders

plants such as heather (Calluna) and bramble (Rubus). FACILITIES

Super indoor school, three outdoor arena's,

THE BENEFITS OF SENIORITY show jumping arena, and cross-country course

A new supermarket was coming to town and in readiness We have super ponies from quiet schoolmasters to
for the event the company had recruited a range of people ones trained to do jumping and dressage
to staff the shop and engaged the services of a retired staff
sergeant to run the training course. Children's own a pony day courses are held every
Wednesday and Thursday during the holidays, Great Fun!

On the first day of training the recruits arrived promptly BEGINNER ADULTS

with the exception to one elderly gent, who was ten Maximum four riders on a 45 minute lesson gain

minutes late. the instructor took him to one side and said confidence and enjoy on one of our lovely sensible cobs

"We start at nine sharp don't be late tomorrow" INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED RIDERS

The next day, guess who was ten minutes late? again the Improve your dressage, learn about tests
instructor told him off. lateral work, engagement and collection

Or join a jumping lesson and

Day three and at ten past nine when the old gent reported practise courses, grids and related distances

for work, the instructor took him to one side and said Please ring or pop in for a chat
"You were in the military weren't you?" to which the old
gent replied that he was. 01279 730 348
"Well what did your sergeant say to you when you were

ten minutes late on parade?" Little Hallingbury, Bishops

“Well” said the old gent "He usually said....... Morning Stortford, Herts CM227RP


Curtains Next meeting
Made to measure by
Jennie Childs 25th May
All types of Curtains & Matching Accessories Visit to Hadham Forge Museum.

Made to measure Meeting at H Heath Village Hall car park at
6,30pm £4 Includes Refreshments Chairman
Telephone:01279 730 608
Robin Gurnett 730 672
32 Broomfields, Hatfield Heath, Herts. CM22 7EH


If you are Looking for an HISTORY OF THE HEATH WELLS

Excellent Standard of Decorating Frank Walsh is working on the history of the Heath
by a wells. If you have any information he will be
pleased to hear from you. Tel 730 512
Professional Tradesman
Then look no further
Please call John for a free estimate Saturday 22nd May 10.30am at
U R C Car Park
The Round House, Ryes Lane, Hatfield Heath , CM22 7BP
Ryes Lane - Woodside Green - Hatfield
Forest - Hatfield B Oak About 10 miles

Bring food, a drink and waterproofs
In order to comply with new rules the
Children's club are looking for female help
on a Friday night If you think you might be
able to help contact Martin on 730465.
Regular or casual help would be very

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Robert Jones........................ 730 741 H. H.Football Club

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

Gary Waller.......................................... 739 345 H.H. Cricket Club

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Mary May Gunn, nee White, was born on the 13th
May 1925 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland to parents
Mary and Robert White. Mary had 5 Brothers and 3
Sisters - 5 which sadly are no longer with us but leaves
2 sisters, Violet & Irene, and also brother Oliver, all of
which live in Scotland. Violet was able to journey down
to be with Mary's family at this time of sadness.

When Mary was small her parents had a
sweetshop in New Road Dunfermline. They moved
when her father became a pig farmer on White Law
Farm. Mary spent her holidays with her aunts and uncles
in Perth.

On leaving school Mary worked in Rosyth Dock
Yard in the offices, delivering mail or documents,
sometimes having to go onto ships that were docked in
the shipyard. When the work shut down in 1947 Mary
had a chance to travel down to England with several
friends to Letchworth where she worked for a firm called
Spirrella's and lived in a hostel in Baldock.

It was whilst working at Spirella’s that Mary met
Ern. They used to go out for dates on Ern’s motorbike.
Mary stayed down in England for about a year, she then
had to return to Scotland but Ern visited for holidays and
they got engaged in 1949. Not long after Mary moved
back down to England and they married on March 21st

They first lived with Ern's parents before getting
their own home together at Hatfield Broad Oak. In 1958
they moved to Hatfield Heath where they lived until

Mary had 3 Children - Robert, Ian and Isobel.
Neighbours would laugh when Mary called the children
home as the way she would call their names sounded
tuneful. There are also seven grandchildren ranging from
1 to 21 years old.

As well as being a full time mother Mary worked
as a domestic helper within the village and in her leisure
time enjoyed the women's village meeting groups such
as the URC Leisure Hour, the Women's Institute and
indoor bowling to name a few. Many members of
Hatfield Heath URC have fond memories of Mary
attending services as well as the leisure hour.

Mary also enjoyed catching up with family with
the yearly holiday back to Scotland as well as family
living around this area and also down south of Essex.
When she was at home Mary would be out every day
sitting on a seat chatting to everyone who passed.

Sadly Robert passed away in August of 1991. A
few months later Mary lost her husband, Ern, it was a
very traumatic time for the family. Now she was on her
own, Mary decided to move into a smaller property a
bungalow within the estate and then into a warden
assisted complex which was nearby.

In 2006 it became noticeable to her family that
Mary’s health was changing and after tests it was found
that Mary was suffering from Alzheimer's. Over the
period of approximately 2 years Mary’s health declined
and she then had to move into a residential care home in
Hertford in 2008.

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especially showing them how to do the dancing. But as the A verse for any occasion.
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HALL COMMITTEE Hatfield Heath CM22 7AB

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Mark Ratcliffe as Stage Manager. Oh, and yours truly

providing some last minute notes for the actors.

We performed the play to a very warm reception from the

audience and a glowing appraisal from the adjudicator,

and despite leaving the theatre with a warm and positive

feeling, we had to wait until Saturday 27th to see whether

we had won any awards.

has opened in Sawbridgeworth, On Saturday 27th a number of us sat through a fine
offering a range of Studio and performance by The Company of Players (runners up to
mat classes to suit all ages and the Heath Players last year) of 'Art' and then listened to
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most important, after all, we had set out to entertain the
audience, and the award was given to... Heath Players!
Hooray, only there was no-one left in the audience to
collect this one, so one of us, not sure who, nonchalantly
went back on stage to collect this award.

But seriously, it was a tremendous achievement and I am
really proud that we could up-hold the village's well
deserved reputation for producing outstanding theatre. I
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experienced with the number of guests we have been
Hatfield Heath getting. On a recent week there were 42 children in
VILLAGE HALL As you are no doubt aware because of the involvement of
your children in all kinds of activities, Safeguarding is a
Are Available for high priority for the church. A few weeks ago the URC
Eastern Synod Children & Youth Development Officer
Children’s Parties attended the evening. He has sent me a report raising his
concerns about the building and the running of the group.
Small tables and chairs now available There are no major concerns but there are areas that need
tightening up. Some of the concerns are the responsibility
Celebrations of the Church Elders; others are to do with how the
children are supervised and the gender of those
including supervising.
I am aware that parents have been approached in the past
Wedding Receptions to assist but have been put off by having to get clearance
from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) before helping.
Classes etc., etc., I am also aware that the majority of the church members
are at an age and ability where they cannot be expected to
PREFERENTIAL RATES help with the running of such a group. Therefore I have a
FOR duty, as the minister of the church, to ask for as many
people as possible to help us keep this event within the
LOCAL ORGANISATIONS church’s guidelines for Safeguarding.
AND There is a new system being introduced in July this year
and I have received further information about who needs
LOCAL RESIDENTS to get CRB clearance. According to my information,
parents/carers helping less than once a month and who are
For Details Telephone not alone with the children do not need clearance; they
only need to sign a declaration.
01279 730 544 I would like to see this group growing and enabling more
children to attend regularly but we can only do so with
your help. We cannot run the group hoping that someone
will turn up we need a commitment to being there on
specific dates so that we know how many children we can
allow in. Linda and I cannot commit to be there every
Friday as I have three other churches to look after and also
my role within the church will be changing in the near
It would be a tremendous help if we could get two
additional people to help say once every six weeks,
making a total of 12. As the majority of the children are
girls at least one of the helpers each week needs to be
female. Please consider this carefully and get in touch with
either Martin (01279 730465) or myself. If you are able to


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For local, friendly advice contact Paul Dixon
Wednesday 5th May 8.00pm
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Email: [email protected]
We meet at the U R Church Chelmsford Road
New Members and visitors welcome
Jean 01279 730 465


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

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I Melograni Bed & Breakfast Hatfield Forest

In beautiful Tuscany Highlights
Between Pisa and Florence
It’s May and the Forest is coming alive; the
£65 per night inc breakfast buttercups are making an appearance and we shall
be welcoming our cattle back onto the Forest.
[email protected] Grazing has been a part of Hatfield Forest’s
life for hundreds of years and plays an important
VILLA TO LET part of the conservation work that we still carry out
today. Wood Pasture is becoming a scarcer habitat
Beautiful villa to let throughout Europe and here at Hatfield Forest we
in Menorca, Spain. are proud of the restoration work we carry out to
See details online at keep our Wood Pasture in pristine condition. On the
Forest we have three herds of cattle, kept on Take- ley Hill, Bush End and the Main Plain. By grazing
these areas of the Forest the cattle help us to main-
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15 mins from San Javier Airport,
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more about the variety of wild plants that can be
apartment with garden, sleeps 4. found on the Forest why not join Shirley on our
From £150 pw. For availability and Wildflower Walk on Wednesday 12th May, please
ring us on 01279 870678 for more information.
further information telephone
Some exciting news is that Great Crested
01279 730 479 Newts have recently been discovered at a secret lo-
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For more information, please call Until next time I hope to see you all soon in
the Forest and don’t be afraid to come and say hel-
01279 876 277 or 07986 270 336 lo.
Or email: [email protected]

For All Building Works - Laura Slater
Extensions/Renovations - Community Warden
Decorating - Plumbing - Electrics 01279 874043
Carried Out with Great Attention to Detail [email protected]
Tel: 01279 757 323 07836 205 103

James Gardening Service

All Garden Works

& Odd Jobs

01279 651 498 07963 989 851





(mattress not included), tubular steel frame, fitted ladder,
with desk attachment and chair below. Almost as new.

Buyer to collect. Any reasonable offer accepted.
Tel 07958 980 263


1 Canon EOS 500 with wide angle lens and
telescopic lens complete with case and tripod

£60.00 ono



Air pumps from £3.00 to £8.00 each

Powerheads from £5.00 to 10.00 each

40 Watt light units £5.00 each

305 Fluval external filter £40.00 almost new

CO2 unit £10.00

Pond Pump 2000ltrs per hr £20.00 almost new

Various other equipment all second hand available

Telephone David 01279 730573 after 6.30 pm


For your garden-practice driver-short iron kit
For your hall or lawn - self return practice
putting machine
£20 for the two
Tel: 01279 730 219


Hozelock Aquastorm 15 Little Hallingbury
Lawn Sprinkler, Brand new £10.
The Dairy Farm, Lower Road, CM22 7PX
Tel: 01279 730 490
Service and Repairs
Hatfield Heath resident Simon Rose of Rose Opticians Collected and Delivered
Harlow is available for domiciliary visits. NHS and Private
on arrangement
See Page 14 for full details within a 5mile radius
01279 443 181
Hatfield Heath Half Hour Helpers
Monday - Friday 8am- 5pm
Need a friendly neighbour to help you? Saturday 8am - 1pm
with task that will take approx 30 mins e.g.
Shopping small repairs collecting prescriptions etc. TEl: 01279 724 534

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

PHONE 07-944-748-478

Phone manned 10am to 12noon

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Adverts for personal greetings and
For Sale adverts are now on page 27


Coordinator of Neighbourhood Watch
Paula O’Sullivan 01279 730 281

Spencer Richards Martin Bedwell
Chrissie Agnew

Easter Egg Hunters meet at The Institute Heath players and cast with awards

Sociable Plover stage set at Hertford Theatre Festival

Easter Egg Hunting in the Holy Trinity Churchyard The "shed" is a hide for bird watching

Grazing has been a part of Hatfield Forest’s life Sociable Plover stage set at Hertford Theatre Festival

for hundreds of years With moving clouds and swaying reeds


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