Village Sign

The Parish Council has commissioned a village sign which has been erected near the library in the shopping precinct. It is double sided and is engraved in wood and shows a scene of Galleywood Common in its heyday with racehorses and jockeys in brilliant colours, the Keene Hall and the spire of St Michael’s Church…

Management Plan for The Common

“The Parks and Recreation department of the Borough Council has produced a detailed habitat analysis and draft conservation plan for The Common. They commissioned The Essex Naturalists Trust to prepare a comprehensive report which summarises the background history, geology and biology of the site, and flora and fauna of the different habitats, with a five…

London to Peking in a Morris Minor

“Once one of Britain’s most popular and reliable small cars, the few surviving specimens of the Morris Minor are now lovingly preserved and retained for Sunday outings. Colin Moles and Michael Hoffman however, decided to raise the stakes for this ubiquitous little saloon and drive theirs 9,462 miles from Marble Arch to Peking. Their 1962…

Homemead Flats Demolished

One of the less attractive aspects of Barnard Road was removed when the Homemead Flats were demolished this year. Built around thirty years ago, they were constructed by the much criticised system-style, using pre-fabricated concrete sections. More functional than elegant, these homes were judged to be below the standard required in the 1990s. Chelmsford Borough…

Floodlights Complaint

The floodlights on the games courts at the Sports Complex in Beehive Lane have brought complaints from nearby residents. The owner of a business growing flowers said that the artificial lighting conditions were affecting the growth of his plants. To comply with the conditions imposed on the original development, the lights are to be switched…

Country Promenade

“In order to make the countryside more available to the public, especially those with disabilities and the elderly, a small area of land has been chosen as a Country Promenade. This is located in an area off Brook Lane where a seat has been installed with a small parking area. It commands beautiful views over…

Concern over Surgery Closure

“Residents’ protests over the planned shutdown of the doctor’s surgery in Barnard Road reached a peak early this year. At a Chelmsford Community Health Council meeting. The Rev Martin Harris spoke for the community. ‘The loss of a surgery, even if inadequate, would be felt by residents. Continuity is important and the doctors are much…