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11 Thoughts On Why Great Baddow Is An Awesome Place To Live

We Love Great Baddow

On Saturday EssexLive published a slightly tongue-in-cheek article about Great Baddow, which was not received well by many of the residents who love living in the one of the largest villages in the country. So, here’s our response. 1. Baddow Has Lost Some Pubs, But Others Thrive EssexLive asked about our old pub, The Beehive. The…

Punch Announces £275,000 Investment In Chelmsford Pub

Blue Lion for sale

Work is underway on the £275,000 refurbishment of the Blue Lion pub in Chelmsford by national pub operator, Punch. Located on Tabors Hill in Great Baddow, The Blue Lion will reopen on Thursday 16 February with a new look, new publican and new menu. The significant investment includes altering the pub’s layout from a two-room…

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…