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  Articles for Year: 2004

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  Council co opts two new members
  In March this year, the Parish Council filled two vacancies by co-opting two new members. Jill Bellamy was born and bred in Galleywood. Her hobbies include gardening, art and design and she is a member of the Horticultural Society and Galleywood Social club. She is also a member of Well Lane Methodist church where she helps with the Sunday School and Thursday Fellowship meetings. Also joining the Council is Bernard Cooper. Married to Frances with two grown up children and three grandchildren, Bernard moved to Chelmsford in 1968 and to Galleywood in 1981. He is a member of the Short Mat bowls club and Galleywood Historical Society and undertakes voluntary work for the Essex Wildlife Trust at the Hanningfield Visitor Centre.
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  Footpaths Map
  The production of a map showing footpaths around the Parish has been long in preparation. The final product was launched by the Parish Council at Whitsun and shows all bridleways, footpaths, permissive paths, streets, view points and places of natural beauty and historic interest. It will be available free to all parishioners and will be launched with two guided walks around the village.
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  Grapevine Launch
  The Parish Council has launched a Parish Newsletter under the title Galleywood Grapevine. The four page sheet is printed on glossy paper with colour illustrations. It is to be distributed free, throughout the Parish, by volunteers. In the introduction Chairman, Janette Potter writes: 'The object of this often talked of periodical is to provide information and news about the village, the Community and the efforts by the Parish Council, on behalf of parishioners, to improve services.'

The first issue carried an appeal from community policeman, PC James Gilchrist for anonymous reporting under the National Crime Stoppers Campaign. Phil Spencer was photographed receiving a specially designed Rose bowl in recognition of his many years of dedicated work as transport manager for Galleywood Community Care Association.
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  Hunt meeting - is this the last?
  Fox hunting supporters turned out in force on the Common for the Boxing Day Meet of the Essex Farmers' and Union Hunt. A handful of anti-hunt protestors were on the scene but there were no clashes. The hunt and its followers met by the Horse and Groom around 10am but proceedings were delayed because of severe frost and hard ground. Eventually about 60 riders set out and two foxes were pursued and one killed. The government ban on hunting is due to come into effect in February and it remains to be seen if this was the last meeting on the Common.
  Source: Essex Weekly News Year: 2004
 
  John Turkentine elected council Chairman
  John Turkentine was elected chairman of the Parish Council in May this year. He was born in Diss and came to Chelmsford as an engineering apprentice at Crompton Parkinson in 1955. When the firm closed in 1966 he joined The English Electric Valve Co. where he set up a measurement, standards and calibration facility and later became Company Quality Assurance Manager. He came to live in Barnard Road in 1972 with his wife Gladys and children Graham and Sandra. When Gladys died in 2000, John joined a bereavement group where he met Jean Kemp, a widow. Jean had been very much involved in History and the Open University, which awakened John's dormant interests in photography and Family History, so they joined the Galleywood Historical Society, and became volunteers for Images of England, photographing listed buildings in Essex and Cambridgeshire. Jean sadly died, after a short illness, in January 2003. Looking for a new direction, John joined the Village Design Statement team in March that year and this led to a full commitment to local council work and he was elected Chairman in May 2004.
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