Great Baddow Parish Council

 

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12th Nov 2018

World War 1 Exhibition

The Parish Council and Great Baddow Library jointly organised an exhibition in the library with documents and photographs relating to Great Baddow and Essex in the time of WW1, plus some from further afield inspired by links with current Great Baddow residents. We held a special open day on Saturday 10th November for residents to bring along item that were too fragile or valuable to be left on display at other times. We had a wonderful response and also had items provided by a local military historian, Chelmsford Museum and Wendy Cummin, archivist at Galleywood Heritage Centre. It was a very busy and successful day and many people also visited the library to see the display on other days. Many thanks to the library staff and everyone who helped to make the exhibition a success, not least the residents who supplied us with such a variety of material.

   

 


12th Nov 2018

Commemorating the centenary of the end of World War 1

The Parish Council has installed a plaque in the sensory garden in Noakes Place and  planted a climbing Peace Rose to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1. The Council held a short ceremony to mark this on 9th November, when representatives of the Great Baddow branch of the Royal British Legion laid a wreath. We were also delighted to be joined by staff and children from Little Spring Wonders Daycare Nursery; the children also laid a wreath of poppies they had made. The forecast of heavy rain later in the day caused us to move the children's wreath, as it was made of paper, and it has since enjoyed a prominent position in the library for the remaining days of our World War 1 exhibition!

        


11th Nov 2018

There But Not There

St Mary's Church installed 31 'Tommie' figures in the church as part of the 'There But Not There' initiative, representing the men from Great Baddow who died in World War 1 and whose names are recorded on the War Memorial Plaque inside the church. The figures were there for the Remembrance Day service, which was attended by council representatives. Cllr Keith Liley laid a wreath on behalf of the Parish Council.


07th Nov 2018

Christmas at Sandon Park and Ride!

Essex County Council has published details of Christmas running times for the Park and Ride and some Sunday services for Christmas shopping during November and December. Click here for details.


07th Nov 2018

Community Housing Funding Opportunity

Chelmsford City Council has been allocated money through the Community Housing Fund, which has been matched by money from other grants to make a total of £41,135 available to help communities create new homes for local people.

Types of community-led housing include co-housing, self-help housing, community land trusts, cooperative and tenant-controlled housing, and can include rented or shared ownership tenures.

The City Cuncil is inviting applications from community groups for specific projects to support the development of community-led housing. The funding can be used in a number of ways, including the legal and administrative costs of forming an organisation, survey or design work, or even construction costs. Funding will only be allocated to community-led affordable housing schemes that meet key criteria.

These criteria and further information, including how to make an application, are available on the City Council website.

The deadline for submitting an application is 12pm on Friday 11 January 2019.


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