Category Archives: News

Cambridge Road Planning Appeal

    The appeal against the decision to refuse planning permission on the site at 14 Cambridge Road on the has been dismissed. You can read the inspectors judgement by clicking here.

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    Village Firework Display

      Village Firework Display Saturday 8th November Elms Farm, Church Road Gates Open at 6:30pm, Bonfire at 7:00pm, Fireworks at 7:30pm Family ticket £10 (2a+2c), Adults £4, Children £2 Hot Dogs, Burgers & Hot Drinks Click here to view the Fireworks poster.

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      Planning For Emergencies

        No community ever knows when it might face an emergency or disaster situation and it is good practice to have some plans in place.  The Parish Council maintains the Village Emergency Plan and this is reviewed at least once each year to keep information up-to-date. The Plan contains fairly basic information but includes details of

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        Speed Watch Volunteers

          The importance of the activities of the Speed Watch team was highlighted by the comments of the Judge who sentenced the driver involved in the tragic accident  involving Chiara Sanfillippo on Cambridge Road. The driver concerned was  “slightly” above the speed limit but this a major factor in the “catastrophic” incident. Ray Woodcock, Chairman of

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          Skatepark Design Consultations Meetings

            Three companies have submitted design proposals for our new skatepark. Before the preferred contractor is appointed the Parish Council want to get the views of the skatepark users. There is a meeting of the Skatepark Action Group which is open to all interested parties on Tuesday 7th October at 8:00pm at the Youth Centre where

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            Elsenham Development Plan Appeal

              The appeal by Fairfield against the refusal by UDC planning committee of 800 houses in Elsenham commenced on 23rd September, Save Our Villages are represented by Jenny Wigley, a planning barrister, Lisa Foster planning solicitor, Geoff Gardner planning consultant and Bruce Bamber transport consultant. The first two days were mainly taken up with technical issues

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              Volunteers Needed For The Firework Display

                We are looking for volunteers who would be prepared to help set up and ignite the fireworks for the village bonfire night celebrations on Saturday 8th November. Volunteers need to be over eighteen years old and commit to attend a training session on the Saturday 11th or 18th October. If you are a budding pyrotechnic

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                Village Pond

                  If you have passed the village pond recently you will probably have noticed it has become somewhat overgrown and it is difficult to see much open water. The experts have advised us that it would be beneficial to remove some of the vegetation so we have arranged for The Essex Conservation Volunteers to bring a

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                  Bye Bye Barclays

                    After a two month trial with a pop up bank operating from the Day Centre on a Friday morning Barclays have decided not to continue with the service. The average number of customers per session was only four which they felt was uneconomic so sadly this means that the village which once had three banks

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                    The Hundred Parishes

                      The Hundred Parishes is an initiative to raise awareness and enhance enjoyment and conservation of the rich and diverse heritage within an area of around 450 square miles of north-west Essex, north-east Hertfordshire and south Cambridgeshire.

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