Water Meters Installed

“Following several years of low rainfall, combined with very dry summers, the Essex Water Company has installed water meters outside the premises of most of its customers. Previously fitted to some commercial premises and available only as a chargeable option for private consumers, these meters have now been installed free of charge by the Company….

Green Belt under Threat

The Parish Planning Committee has protested against proposals by the Borough Council to extend the village envelope into the Green Belt. The Council suggests that the area bounded by Slades Lane, Beehive Lane and Stock Road and also the land between ‘White House’ and ‘Ravenscroft’ should be used for residential purposes. The Planning Committee has…

Change of Scene at the Crossroads

“The centre of the village has undergone another alteration with the demolition of number 2 Skinners Lane. Some concern was expressed by local people that the house, that has overlooked the shopping area for many years, might be of some historic importance. Enquiries at the County Archaeology and Historic Buildings section produced the response that…