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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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poppies were planted at Scotts Green in an attempt to hide the ugly grey box there. The results aren't bad


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We have installed a new childs roundabout in the play area in Angel Meadow (next to the village hall). It is already proving very popular!



Our P3 Volunteer Group (Parish Paths Partnership) clearing the path to Mill Lane on Tuesday - thank you on behalf of all who use this path!

Anyone wishing to help - please contact me - Karen Hurrell (Clerk)

Clearing Mill Lane Path pic #1

Clearing Mill Lane Path pic #2

These are the results of the elections held on 7 May 2015:


General Election - Saffron Walden Constituency


Alan Haselhurst Conservative 32,926
Peter Day UK Independence Party 7,935
Jane Berney Labour 6,791
Mike Hibbs Liberal Democrat 6,079
Karmel Stannard Green 2,174
Heather Asker Residents for Uttlesford 1,658



Chelmsford City Council Election - Broomfield and the Walthams Ward


Name of Candidate

Description (if any)

Number of Votes

Peter Charles Carter

UK Independence Party (UKIP)


Charles John Cole

UK Independence Party (UKIP)


Janice L Farn (commonly known as Jan Farn)

Liberal Democrat


Michael Anthony Farn (commonly known as Mike Farn)

Liberal Democrat


Jenifer Feltham Goldfinch (commonly known as Jeni Goldfinch)

Liberal Democrat


Shah Reza Hossain (commonly known as Reza Hossain)

Green Party Candidate


John Robert Howard

Green Party Candidate


Andrew Paul Ives

UK Independence Party (UKIP)


Aidan Neville Wakeman Jones

Labour Party


George Barry Richard Knight  (commonly known as Barry Knight)

The Conservative Party Candidate

1994 (elected)

Sandra Wilhelmina Pontin

The Conservative Party Candidate

2094 (elected)

James Raven

The Conservative Party Candidate

1886 (elected)

Sandra Jane Sterne (commonly known as Sandy Sterne)

Labour Party



Full Chelmsford Council Results


Annual Parish Meeting 22nd April 2015 - OUR VILLAGE, OUR FUTURE

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The Parish Council would like to thank all the residents including Broomfield Cubs who attended our informal consultation on 22nd April.


Parishioners were invited to comment on Broomfield’s present facilities – play areas and open spaces - and were asked for suggestions as to how they could be improved. They were also asked what additional facilities they would like to see provided in the Village for all age groups – many suggestions were received!


There were live displays of our new website and facebook page; Police and volunteers from Community Speed Watch attended to answer questions and seek volunteers; Planning issues were discussed; regular and future events held in Broomfield Village Hall were advertised and old photographs of Broomfield and our finance report were displayed.


The afternoon and evening session saw around 200 parishioners attend – a great success!


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2015 Events

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Bake Off

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Fun Day

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