Supermarket Face-lift

The Co-op in Barnard Road has been given a new look, both inside and out. The range of products has been increased and now includes an off licence, houseware and baby products. Manageress, Mrs Ginny Boughen, said “It’s been a lot of hard work, bringing the store up to the new standard, but  by the…

Road Noise from A12

The completion of the A12 Chelmsford by-pass brought complaints of increased noise levels from many residents on the south side of the Parish. With an unfavourable wind, the sound of traffic could be heard well to the north of the Eagle crossroads.  When enquiries revealed a limit of 300 metres from the source to qualify…

Record Takings at the Carnival

A fine day encouraged a large turnout at the 11th Galleywood Carnival. Two bands, several majorette troupes and eight visiting carnival courts joined the procession which set off from The Common, touring the village to finish as usual at the fete at Wood Farm. Here the festivities were formally started by MP Simon Burns. A…

Neighbourhood Watch Scheme Set up

Local communities all over the country have been encouraged by the police to become involved in crime prevention by forming neighbourhood watch schemes to help counteract local crime and protect properties against vandalism and burglary. A large number of local people attended a meeting convened by the Parish Council, in association with the police, and…

More Price Rises for Commuters

The cost of an annual season ticket from Chelmsford to Liverpool Street is set to rise to £1280. This represents an increase of 10% – just over the national average of 9%. The chairman of C.A.R.T. – Chelmsford  Commuters and Rail Travellers says “We should not be asked to pay anything like the national average…

More and More Quilters

The Keene Quilters started their weekly meetings about a year ago in the Lodge Room at Keene Hall. Membership has now increased to the point where they have found it necessary to change their venue to the British Legion Club in The Street. They are affiliated to The Quilters Guild and their programme includes a…

Libs and Soc Dems Join Forces

A steering committee of Liberals and Social Democrats has been set up to oversee the formation of a Galleywood branch of the Social and Liberal Democrats. Chairman of the new branch will be Keith Francis with Graham Evans as Vice chairman, Carol Colledge as secretary and Marie Wolfe, Treasurer. Existing members will automatically qualify for…

Golden Wedding Surprise

Maude and Wilfred Yeoman of Pyms Road, were given a surprise party to celebrate their Golden Wedding by their daughter Kathleen at her home in Linnet Drive. Originally from Sunderland, the couple moved to Chelmsford the day after they were married. Wilfred worked at Hoffmans until he retired.

Charles Cottey

Charles Cottey, MBE., of Wood Farm, known affectionately as ‘Mr Galleywood’ died this year aged 84. His long service to the Chelmsford Council was recognised in 1984 when he was elected an Honorary Alderman. He was a Parish Councillor for 34 years, a member of the Rural District Council for 21 years and a governor…