Baddow Blog

Recycle Your Small Electrical Items in Great Baddow

Great Baddow-library weee recycling poster

With the support of Essex Libraries, David A. Church, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Campaign Project Officer, has set up a wheeled bin inside Great Baddow Library for local residents to recycle their small electrical items for free, during opening times. What Is WEEE? WEEE is the UK’s fastest growing waste stream because technology…

Baddow Hall Infant School is looking to recruit Governors and Associates


Interested in education and wish to make a positive contribution to the community? Baddow Hall Infant School is looking to recruit Governors and Associates. What is the Governing Body’s Role? Our school Governing Body is made up of individual’s who have range of different backgrounds, skills and experiences. The Governing Body plays a key role…

Great Baddow Is Boiling! Temperature Hits 34 Degrees

Great Baddow 34 degrees

We have been waiting all summer for summer to really start, and now it is simply too hot to enjoy it! Baddow is boiling under recording highs for 2016, with temperatures hitting 34 degrees Celcius this afternoon. It also looks to be a long, sweaty night!    

Booster Seat Laws Change in the UK

Britax booster seat test

This is a public service announcement. Please share with parents. In December 2016, the rules on booster car seats will be changing in order to improve child safety. Currently, backless booster seats (or ‘booster cushions’) can be used for children of any age or size, and they comply with the UK legal requirement that all…

Great Baddow Rejoices At The Falling of Marrable House

Marrable House Has Fallen

Marrable House Has Fallen Today the last walls of Marrable House were knocked down. We published the above photo to Facebook, and the response was extremely positive – the people of Great Baddow, and beyond, are pleased to see the end of Essex’s ugliest building! Some of the responses to the news (all can be…

Essex TV Starts Filming in Great Baddow

Essex TV

(If you are looking for TV, Satellite and Freeview installation and advice, visit Thomsons Video and Hi-fi in Great Baddow.) Today the Chronicle ran a story about a new television channel that is being run from a “top secret location in Great Baddow”. The channel is called Essex TV and it is planning to launch…

Bringey Underpass Flooded Again

After another night of heavy rain the Bringey underpass was almost completely flooded this morning, and at 3pm it was still under water. The drains were bad enough last year, but following almost a year of building work on the Bringey Cottage site, it seems to have got worse. Another hour of rain and it…