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  2000 mile charity walk
  Paul Gardner, 27, is setting out on a journey of a lifetime in memory of his father who died of heart disease. Starting from Trafalgar Square he is planning to walk from London to Istambul in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Paul was inspired to make the walk while reading the books of Ffyona Campbell who has undertaken many expeditions around the world. Practice has involved walking along Hadrian's Wall, 15 miles a day for a week. Starting in April he hopes to complete his odyssey by September this year.
  Source: Essex Chronicle Year: 2007
  Achievement award for Jane
  Eighteen people were recognised at a ceremony in October organised by the Essex Chronicle Media Group. The Essex Achievement Awards were presented to people for exceptional service to their community during the year. Among them was Jane Head, an aerobics teacher who has led the warm-up session for thousands of women taking part in the Race for Life event in Hylands Park. She has encouraged women to raise money for Cancer Research and been an inspiration to those facing cancer themselves. The event this year was extra special for Jane who was celebrating a decade of being clear of cancer herself. Jane is, of course, well known to many parishioners as the clerk to the Galleywood Parish Council.
  Source: Essex Chronicle Year: 2007
  Bygones Exhibition
  More than 200 visitors attended an exhibition in the Keene Hall by the Historical Society. The subject – 'Bygone Days of Galleywood' – displayed various aspects of the village's rural farming community. More than 200 photos and documents were on show, many of which had been provided by Christine Whybro. Paintings of Galleywood farms, farming implements borrowed from Barleylands Museum and information about Lodge Farm, displayed by the Tully family, added to the interest. Refreshments were provided by the Women's Institute.
  Source: Year: 2007
  Cottey House Flats conversion
  The modernisatiation of the existing sheltered housing units at Cottey House in Watchouse Road is nearing completion. The project was carried out by the Chelmer Housing Partnership and took several years to complete. 30 Bedsits were converted to 23 two-room flats and a lift was installed. The main lounge was enlarged and an extension to the entrance area was made on the Watchouse Road side. An improved access road for emergency vehicles was constructed on the Pyms Road side.

The original plan was to construct the conversion with pitched roofs but the eventual design was given mono-pitched roofs.

The final landscaping of the gardens is to take place during 2008.
  Source: Year: 2007
  Eagle kings of the darts league
  Confirming their position at the top of the Ridley League, the Eagle darts team beat Rayne Cock in the divisional champions play-off at Dunmow's Flitch Snooker club. It was a repeat of the Eagle's 5-2 Cup- final triumph, but the Cock could have felt disappointed that the scoreline didn't reflect their part in the evening. Phil Barrett's smart 98 shot out in the opening clash against the Eagle's Alan Morton set the standard. Team-mate Noel Cummins' 103 kept the next game alive, only for Matt Doe to claim the deciding leg in a shower of four ton-plusses and Harry Smith notched 121 and 180 in the third leg to get the drop on fast-throwing Tony Hird. Lee Skinner justified his elevation to duty in place of unavailable Peter Cable with two clinical game shots. Despite a defeat for Alex Tinsley in straight sets, it was all over in the next game. Alan Church seemed to be left for dead but when his opponent hit double trouble he pounced gratefully. It was left to skipper Steve Tinsley to add the final winning point.
  Source: Essex Chronicle Year: 2007
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