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Village Service of Remembrance

    The attendance at this year’s Service of Remembrance was really impressive with over four hundred villagers gathering in the Memorial Gardens to join in with the Choir and Clergy and the Uniformed Organisations and Parish Councillors who had paraded from Crafton Green. We were also very pleased to welcome service personnel from the nearby Carver

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    Village Bonfire

      Despite a torrential down pour of rain an hour before the bonfire was due to be lit over a thousand people turned out for the for the bonfire and firework display. Thankfully the rain eased and had more or less stopped completely by the time the firework display was ignited at 7.30.   The organisers

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      Stansted Christmas Market

        Stansted Christmas Market Friday 5th December 4-8 pm and Saturday 6th December 10 am -4 pm Crafton Green Car Park and Day Centre Hopefully you will have seen the publicity for an event we were calling The Frost Fayre and have Friday 6 December and Staurday 7 December marked on your calendars. In response to

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        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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          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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              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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                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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