Tony Horsnell Retires

After more than forty years running the family building company founded by his father in 1932, Tony Horsnell retired in May this year. The firm originally occupied premises in The Street before moving to their present site near the junction of Deadman’s Lane and Galleywood Road. The business is now being run by son-in-law, Richard…

Strawberries Off The Shelf

Lathcoats Farm in Beehive Lane are claiming to be the first fruit growers in Essex to grow strawberries four foot off the ground in the open field. Philip and Stephen Taylor say the system offers many advantages. The fruit remains clean and is easy to pick. No straw is required and the risk of rotting…

Short Mat Marathon

Members of the Short Mat Bowls Club took part in a twelve hour bowling marathon to raise funds for the planned Little Haven Hospice in Raleigh. The event was won by Galleywood chairman, Marion Rook, and a cheque for £500 was handed to Brian Morgan, the fund raising manager for Little Haven.

School Cook Retires

“After cooking dinners at Galleywood County Infants School for thirty years, Heather Holland retired at half term this year. Starting as a kitchen assistant in 1966, Heather rose to become assistant cook and twelve years ago took charge of the kitchen. She saw the change from what she called ‘real dinners, with roast meat and…

Ron gets his Reward

A familiar figure around the streets of the village is Ron Doubleday who spends several days each week picking up litter. He offered his services to the Parish Council when he retired seven years ago and has now been awarded the Gold Award of the Cleaner Chelmsford Campaign . It was presented to him by…

Parklands Farm lambs on view

Once again the Howard family invited the public to see the new born lambs at their farm at Parklands in Lower Green . Since the first event in 1992, the occasion has raised funds for St Michael’s Church, BLISS, The Malcolm Seargeant Cancer Fund and Children’s Haven. Proceeds from this year were passed to the…

Parents learn about Drugs

As part of the on-going campaign by Essex Police to educate people about drug abuse, the Parish Council arranged a meeting in Keene Hall entitled ‘Your Children and Drugs’. Over 100 people went along to hear PCs Steve Simmons and Kevin Bailey talk about the wide range of drugs available and what parents should look…