New Burgess Award
We are delighted to report that Denise Whiffin has been made an honorary burgess of Great Baddow in recognition of her voluntary work in founding the J's Hospice and supporting it in a voluntary capacity for the last 15 years. She was presented with the award at the Council's Community Celebration on March 16th by the Deputy Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr Christine Garrett. She is a most worthy recipient and we offer her many congratulations.
Cllr Christine Garrett presenting Denise Whiffin with her award.
Play in the Park Easter sessions
We are once again hosting Chelmsford City Council's Play in the Park sessions during the Easter holidays. These are for children aged 3-11 and no booking is required - just turn up on the day for sports, games and crafts. Under 6s must be supervised at all times by an adult parent/guardian and under 8s must be dropped off and picked up by an adult using a password system set up on the day. For full details please see the City Council website.
Sessions are on Wednesday 10th April and Wednesday 17th April from 1.30 - 3.30 pm.
These sessions are funded by the Parish Council and are free for residents.
Now that the Parish Hall has been redecorated, we are looking for some new art work. If you would like to have a picture hanging in the Parish Hall, please take part in our photography competitiion. Send in your pictures of whatever 'Great Baddow' means to you by Friday 3rd May, ready for the winners to be chosen on Tuesday 7th May. The winning pictures will be printed and placed on the walls.
Please send all pictures to The Clerk, Great Baddow Parish Council, The Parish Hall, 19 Maldon Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7DW, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Village Conference
The Parish Council's annual Village Conference will be held on Thursday 25th April at the Parish Hall. Councillors and the Parish Clerk will be available from 7pm for informal chats, with the formal meeting starting at 7.30pm.
This year representatives of Essex Police and Neighbourhood Watch will be attending to give talks, so we would like to encourage as many people as possible to come along and hear what they have to say. This is in addition to the usual reports on Parish Council activities over the past year and future plans. Please come along and take part in the Conference.