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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Burnham the new timetable, effective September, shows the daytime Service 31 via Great Baddow to Maldon being virtually withdrawn.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…

Major fire at Harberd Tye

Harberd Tye fire

On Friday night there was a major fire in a block of flats on Harberd Tye in Great Baddow. Harberd Tye is just to the west of Beehive Lane. It is thought that the fire started in the roof space and top floor of a three-story block. It took fire crews from Chelmsford and Great Baddow 90 minutes to…

Denise Whiffin, founder of J’s Hospice, wins Point of Light Award

Denise Whiffin

Great Baddow’s very own Denise Whiffin, who founded The J’s Hospice, has won the Prime Minister’s Point of Light volunteers’ award. Great Baddow’s community is officially part of the Big Society! Denise set up J’s after the death of her son, Jonathan. J’s provides palliative care for 16 to 40 year-olds in Essex and it was the first charity…

European Election Results 2014

The results for the European elections are in. UKIP have won overall and Lib Dems have suffered defeats across the country. Overall UKIP gain 10 MEPs and the Lib Dems lose 8. Here are the results for Chelmsford City Council, which includes Great Baddow East and West. An Independence from Europe – 537 British National Party…

Bringey Cottage, The Bringey – Planning Application

Bringey Cottage block plan

Bringey Cottage on The Bringey, the footpath that runs from New Road past Baddow Hall Infants and Junior schools to Molrams Lane. Today we learned that there has been a planning application to demolish Bringey Cottage and build three new homes on the site. Earlier this year some surveyors were seen on The Bringey viewing…