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Thursday 1st October - click poster for details


Essex County Council is having a bus service review consultation, and you are invited to participate


Click here to read the details


Please Note! The Parish Office will be CLOSED this Friday 28th August BUT will be open Mon Weds & Thurs mornings this week

Action Fraud has noticed a rise in reports concerning the purchase of pets, in particular puppies, advertised for sale via popular online auction websites.


The fraudsters will place an advert of the pet for sale, claiming to have recently moved abroad and the need to re-home the puppies.


Once a sale is agreed and payment is made, usually by money transfer or bank transfer, the pet does not materialise. The fraudster will usually ask for further advanced payments for courier charges, shipping fees or vet bills.


Protect yourself:
• Stay within the auction guidelines. Be wary of paying fees via a Money Service Bureau, such as MoneyGram and Western Union.
• Consider conducting research on other information provided by the seller; for example a mobile phone number or email address used by the seller could alert you to any negative information associated with this number online.
• Request details of the courier company being used and conduct enquiries regarding the company
• Agree a suitable time to meet face to face to agree the purchase.
• Be wary. If you think the purchase price is too good to be true then this is probably an indication that it is!


If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online at or by telephone on 0300 123 2040.


The parish council is accepting grant applications until October 31.


Please click on the notice for information.


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Friday 31st July 2015 10am-3pm
Broomfield Village Hall, 158 Main Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7AH

We are holding a Family Fun Day, to encourage families of children with sight loss to meet and have fun.

Join us in fun activities and competitions from blind tennis to crafts.

The event opens at 10am.

For more details visit or call 01799 523700.


the YMCA roadshow is at the Village Hall on 27th & 29th July, from 12 - 4pm.


The youth team are running a range of free activities for young people from 12-4pm. There will be free running/parkour, football, music workshops, sumo suits and loads more. So please come down and check it out, if you would like to know more information please call 01245 355677 or email our Youth projects Manager


As most people probably know by now, the Kings Arms is in the process of being sold. An offer has been accepted by the current freeholder, and the deal should be completed by the end of August.


We do not know what plans the buyers have for the pub, except that they intend to keep it licensed.


Last Live Band Night - Saturday 1st August

The pub will be open until mid-to-late August (subject to completion of the sale) with the following hours:


Saturday/Sunday - open from 12 noon

Monday-Friday except Tuesday - open from 5pm

Tuesday - shut all day


The last of the popular live music nights will be on Saturday 1st August and feature Gunrunner.




slaamapChelmsford City Council has now published the maps for the sites being considered for development in the period up to 2036.


The explanation for the SLAA (Strategic Land Availabilty Assessment) can be found here:


The full list of sites and maps can be found here:

(please note the list of Broomfield sites is found in the 'sites outside the green belt' option)


The map of Broomfield sites can be found here:


I have been told by Chelmsford's planning dept that there is no significance in the different colouring of sites (red, green, blue), and that the colouring was just to more easily differentiate between the sites.


It is important to stress that these sites are under consideration of suitability for development only; as it says on the CCC site "Please note that the submission of a site does not mean that the site will be allocated for development in the Local Plan."


The report containing the full assessment of all sites should be published and considered at the next Development Policy Committee meeting (September 2nd).


Picnic Benches have arrived in Angel Meadow! We listened to your comments at our Annual Parish Meeting & have purchased two picnic benches - please come along with your picnics!

Broomfield Parish Council's photo.

Thank you to all those who came along to the Village Hall Fun Day yesterday - lots of fun was had by all!

donkeyridex300apparently the donkeys were *not* a metaphor for the parish council
Here are the results of the FOOTGOLF WINNERS - please collect prize from Parish Council Office inside the Village Hall:

Under 5 Jack Hawkins (collected)
6-7 Cameron Randall
8-9 Max ?
10-11 Callum ?
12-18 Kieran Reynolds
18+ Nick Hawkins
Family Prize Mr & Mrs Taylor; William & Adam Taylor.
SUZUKI SWIFT was one by Kieran Reynolds for a hole in one.
Thankyou to the sponsors of the FOOTGOLF Suzuki, DavidCharlesCasson, Broomfield Football Club and Grays Farm at Chignell



The Parish Council recently awarded Broomfield Scouts a grant in the sum of £1,150 to help towards the purchase the land that the Scout HQ sits upon - Councillor Wendy Daden was entertained to a celebratory meal last Friday made entirely by the Scouts - which she thoroughly enjoyed!

Broomfield Parish Council's photo.

The Parish Council were pleased to award Broomfield Cricket Club a grant in the sum of £1,238 to enable the Club to purchase a mobile ‘roll on, roll off’ practice net for use with your Friday evening junior training sessions.

The picture shows the Parish Council Vice Chairman Geof Garwood presenting the cheque to the Club last Friday.



Inflatables Day takes place every Thursday from 30th July to 27th August, 1pm to 4pm.


Activities includes laser tag , the eliminator , wrecking ball, bouncy castles, disco competition and lots more.


Cost: £5 for unlimited wristband. Extras: Go-karts are £2 a go. Refreshments.

YMCA free event, 27th and 29th July, 12noon to 4pm. More information to follow.

Play in the Park is back in August: every Monday (except Bank Holiday), 10am to 12 noon. Tuck shop and free multi-user activity for children up to age 11.

This Wednesday at 10.45 am
Chelmsford City Council Mobile Service in attendance
Please come along for a coffee & a chat

We are having a Fun/Open Day here at Broomfield Hospital to raise funds for our Children’s Burns Club.

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After last year’s successful event we are extending an invite out for all the community to enjoy. Amongst other things we have craft stalls, children’s entertainers, live music, penalty shoot-out, face paints, inflatables and the sweeper (as seen on TV) The hospital Open Day will be offering tours of various departments so as to show case the brilliant work they do. These will include amongst others, the Helideck, Theatres and Woodland Walks. It promises to be a fantastic day for all the family. Parking and entry will be free.



Issue 42 Summer 15 Broomfield Times should have been delivered through your door over the last week - PLEASE can you let us know if you have not received a copy?



Great News! Broomfield Times recently was given a 'Highly Commended' award at the Essex Life presentations for issues 38,39 & 40.


Our Editor Selina Matthews is seen receiving the certificate from Chairman Ros Smith


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