Rainbow Club Protest

“Over seventy five people attended a public meeting held at the Keene Hall on the 26th October to protest at the proposal by the Essex County Youth Service to withdraw support for the Rainbow pre-school club in order to redevelop the premises to cater for an older age group. The chairman of the meeting, Parish…

Pedestrian Crossing

Once every year, the Chelmsford Borough Council relaxes the normally stringent criteria for the siting of pedestrian crossings and grants permission for a ‘Social’ crossing. It was the turn of Galleywood to benefit from this arrangement in 1995. The Crossing has been installed in Watchouse Road providing a long awaited safer access to the shops,…

Paper Recycling

Two metal bins for the collection of newspapers, magazines and junk mail have now been added to the glass recycling containers already positioned in the car park by the library in Watchouse Road.

Nursery Closure Threat

The Jack and Jill Day Nursery in Rignals Lane which provides care for over forty children will have to close on December 22 unless alternative premises can be found. The site is scheduled for housing development and Tanya Sewell, who runs the nursery says the prospect of finding new premises is bleak. 8th December 1995

New Footpath for The Street

A Tarmac footpath with concrete kerb has been installed down the west side of The Street between Chaplin Close and Well Lane. At the same time a traffic constriction has been constructed near the junction with Twitten Lane, giving priority to Southbound vehicles. This development brought some initial disapproval from some residents who felt that…

James Croft Development – Well Lane

This small development was commenced during 1995 by Jarvis Builders. The seven detached houses were offered at prices ranging from £165,000 to £197,500. The high quality specifications which included burglar alarm, fan oven, gas or electric hob, wiring for piped video throughout and electrically operated garage doors, were matched by suitably prestigious house style names…

Great Excavations

For several months, the Parish has resounded to the noise of the drills and angle grinders of contractors intent on bringing facilities for cable communication to every house in the land. Hardly a road exists that does not bear the scars of the trenching operation to bury the green plastic trunking past every residence. Some…