Baddow Blog

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…

Planning: Removal of grass bank & extension of tarmac road surface outside Bringey Cottage

Bringey cottage grass bank change

A new planning application has been submitted regarding the Bringey Cottage development, this time for alterations to the path (road) opposite the new houses. Application Summary Reference: 14/01681/FUL Address: Bringey Cottage The Bringey Great Baddow Chelmsford Essex CM2 7QY Proposal: Removal of grass bank & extension of tarmac road surface to provide vehicle turning area…

Revised bus service for 31X to Burnham

One of our readers highlighted changes to Baddow bus services: Whilst not a resident of Great Baddow I have family who are. With the revised service 31X to Burnham the new timetable, effective September, shows the daytime Service 31 via Great Baddow to Maldon being virtually withdrawn. There are only some token early morning and late evening…

Small Grey Cat Found

Missing cat

Update from the owner:  “I am pleased to confirm that the ‘small grey cat’ missing from Great Baddow, has been returned to our family. “She was missing for 8 days and was found in a neighbour’s shed. She is recovering well and back on her medication.” Original message: A small grey and white cat has…

Barclays in the Vineyards lease available

Barclays in the Vineyards

Great Baddow’s Barclays Bank will close its doors on Friday for the last time. Currently there is no new occupier for the property and it is being advertised. The property has a rent of £40,845 per year. Additional details: Address: 7 The Vineyards, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, CM2 7QP Retail/Office Premises Plus Basement Ground floor: 1,930 sq ft…