Baddow Blog

Top Fear At Great Baddow High School

Andrew Hammond

You will be forgiven for mistaking the man in the photo as the famous Top Gear presenter, Richard Hammond. It is, in fact, the Hamster’s younger brother, and horror author, Andrew Hammond. GBHS students captivated by ‘CRYPT’ author Andrew Hammond Students in Year 7 and 8 at Great Baddow High School were captivated by tales of…

Great Baddow Student Voted Young Sports Leader of the Year

Niall Pollinger, sixth form student at Great Baddow High School and Young Leader for the Chelmsford School Sports Partnership, was voted ‘Young Leader of the Year’ at the Chance to Shine Awards in London, in recognition of his commitment to developing and supporting the Chance to Shine programme through leadership over the last four years.…

Child Snatchers or Lost Driver?

Baddow Hall Junior School has warned parents of an incident close to the school on Thursday 3rd September. “Please be aware that an incident occurred yesterday at the park in New Road whereby a child was approached by 4 men in a white Mercedes with a foreign number plate and blacked out windows. The child…

Google Satellite Maps Updated Over Great Baddow

Great Baddow from the air

In the last few months Google updated its satellite images over Great Baddow. You can see the Bringey Cottage development underway, which means that the maps were updated in around May 2015. These images are a great way to see what is happening in the village and also show how the village is changing. Google…

Great Baddow’s Tony Appleton Announces Birth of Royal Baby

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a girl, Kensington Palace has announced. Tony Appleton announced the birth outside St Mary’s Hospital this morning. The royal baby was born at 8.34 am and weighs 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg). Both Catherine and her newborn daughter are “doing well”. The birth was in the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, which…

Sad News – The Beehive Pub Closes Its Doors

We heard today that The Beehive on Beehive Lane has called last orders for the final time. At the moment there is no other news, no sign on the pub. It has been closed for around two weeks – its windows are boarded up. The only announcement is one line on the Beehive Facebook page: The…

Great Baddow Open Gardens Sunday 14 June 2 – 5pm

English backgarden

Once again Great Baddow is opening it’s garden gates to visitors to raise funds for Farleigh Hospice. Farleigh Hospice is looking for more gardens to open so if you are proud of your garden and would like the opportunity to show it off, now is your chance! It does not have to be a large…

Thieves Take Canaries From Baddow’s Nursing Home

canaries at Newholme House

Baddow’s only nursing home has been raided by bird thieves who have stolen 21 canaries from the home’s garden last night (Monday 30th March, 2015). The owner of Newholme House, Tony Appleton, has announced a reward of £500 for the return of the 21 canaries. Newholme House caters for 18 residents and provides around the…

The High Street in Great Baddow Closing for 3 Nights

Great Baddow High Street will be closed from 8.30pm for 3 nights

The High Street in Great Baddow will be shut for three nights from Wednesday, November 19, for repairs and resurfacing. The road will be closed from the Maldon Road roundabout to just past Foxholes Road from 8.30pm until 5.30am. Motorists will be able to access the village from Maldon Road and Molrams Lane as usual, or from Galleywood…

Missing, male tabby cat

missing cat zack

Missing, male tabby cat, missing since 25th October from Hall Lane, Sandon, 1 year old, not neutered,   was wearing a blue collar when we last saw him, he is micro chipped. We’ve had no sightings of him since the 25th October. Please help us be reunited with out little cat Zack Please contact 07745 557625 with…