Baddow Blog

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…

Searching for Pease Family Members

Crae Pease is seeking members of the Pease family who are descended from Robert Pease, born in Great Baddow 1485. I was wondering if you could help me? I’m searching for members of the Robert Pease (1485) family. Are there any remaining over there?  And if so, can you forward me email address to them?…

‘Festive Woollies Day’ Raises Over £600 On Last Day of Term!

Following the success of the Christmas Shoebox appeal this year, students and staff at Great Baddow High School raised over £600 for charity on the last day of term this Christmas, wearing their festive woollies for the ‘Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day’. Great Baddow High School supported the event last year, with teachers and support…

Santa Is Coming To Great Baddow on Saturday 5th December!

Santa in Great Baddow Havens

Little Havens Hospice charity shop, which raises money for seriously ill children from across Essex, will be holding a Christmas Fun Day next weekend. On Saturday 5th December the Little Havens Hospice charity shop in The Vineyards will have a visit from Santa for its annual festive fun day. The popular annual event sees the…

Huge Success For Operation Christmas Child

Record Breaking Number of Shoeboxes Collected for Operation Christmas Child by Staff and Students at GBHS Excellent news from our local secondary school – they have managed to fill 615 shoe boxes with Christmas presents for children! Great Baddow High School has once again smashed its target for this year’s Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal…