On Saturday 9th October the church will be open from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm for viewing of the displays and for teas. On Sunday 10th October, following the 11am All-Age Harvest Service, there will be refreshments and an auction of produce. Please look in the next issue for details of the special requirements for the altar offerings.
BROXTED PARISH COUNCIL
It was reported at the July meeting that Councillors had attended a meeting at Stansted Airport with the Managing Director to hear what progress had been made towards plans for a second runway and the application to increase the throughput of passengers to 35 mppa. Councillors had attended a Noise Seminar hosted by the Airport and heard plans to minimize aircraft noise and details of a consultation on the future of night flights at London airports. There was to be a seminar on pollution in 2005.
A number of complaints had been received concerning footpaths in the village. These had been referred to the landowners, or Essex Highways, for action. The finger post opposite the Prince of Wales had been speedily repaired and re-painted by Highways.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Wednesday 8th September at 8pm in the village hall. The Council always welcomes members of the public to its meetings, and is interested in hearing their opinions and questions.
Broxted now has its own skip for green waste on a monthly basis. It will be sited in the car park of the village hall next on Saturday 4th September, from 1pm to 4pm. This skip will take all garden waste, grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, weeds etc. and will be supervised to ensure that only recyclable materials are collected. Do make use of this very useful facility.
It has been noted that the green and black box collection has been a bit erratic lately, and this has been taken up with the Recycling Officer at Uttlesford.
The Rubbish Skip will be visiting Broxted during the weekend 18th/19th September. The continued visits of this skip depend on some simple rules being observed. Only household rubbish may be skipped, and no hazardous waste, including fridges, freezers, engine oil, car batteries and gas cylinders should be placed in the skip. No rubbish must be left on the ground surrounding the skip – when it is full please stop! Remember, Uttlesford will collect from your home large household items (including fridges, freezers, radiators and furniture) completely free of charge. Ring the council on 01799 510510 to ask for this service.
BROXTED & DISTRICT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
The Community Association will be holding another of its popular quizzes on Saturday 16th October in the village hall at 7.30 for 8pm. Tickets are priced at £6 to include a hot supper, but please bring your own drinks. Teams of 6-8 are invited to book with Jenny Oliveira on 01279 850348.
– to Margaret Sutton and her family on the death of her mother, Margaret Ball, in Addenbrookes Hospital on the 19th July at the age of 72. Mrs Ball lived with Margaret and her family for 5½ years and was a much-loved mother and grandmother to a large family. She will be sadly missed. Her funeral took place in the City of London on the 26th July after which she was laid to rest with her late husband.
– to Leanne Priest and Neil Smith who will marry on the 14th September on the Greek Island of Zakynthos. Leanne is the daughter of Christine and Danny Priest of School Villas. We wish Leanne and Neil a happy wedding and many happy years together.
– for a speedy recovery to Barbara Armishaw following her recent fall.
GREAT EASTON CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL
Due to the holiday period, Headteacher Gill Hopkins is taking a well-deserved rest and so there is no contribution this month. However matters will revert to normal with the October issue and, in the meantime, Gill, the staff and pupils look forward to their Harvest Service at Great Easton church.
See also www.greateaston.essex.sch.uk.