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Broomfield Parish Council has installed another bin on our Recreation Ground - this time on the other side of Angel Meadow near the park benches – to hopefully stop all the rubbish that is often collected in that area.



Please follow the link for the latest issue of Parsh Life, the newsletter for parish councils produced by Chelmsford council


Parish Life


Please Help!



A member of public has in their possession some World War II Campaign Medals which he thinks belongs to a Mr H M Walton of 16 Mill Lane but cannot trace the family of Mr Walton at this address - is anyone able to throw any light onto the whereabouts of Mr Walton's family?


If so please contact the Parish Office:



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Senior's Lunch

Wednesday 17 February

12 Noon for 12.30

Broomfield Village Hall


All across the country is a campaign to Clean for The Queen to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016.


When she came to the throne litter was not the problem that it is today. Food packaging, plastic bottles, takeaway meals and cigarette butts have all contributed to a growing nuisance that affects our wildlife, streets, countryside and sense of pride. What better way could we show our gratitude to Her Majesty than to clean up our country?


Whilst the official Clean for the Queen campaign ( is taking place on the weekend 4th, 5th and 6th March, in Broomfield we are dedicating a whole week from 28th March until 3rd April to Spring Clean Broomfield.


If you would like to get involved, please contact our Parish Office (441660) and leave your details. OR if you would just like to help in a smaller but still very important way, why not just pick up litter outside your own property. You will be surprised what a big difference this would make.


Broomfield is already a great place to live. Why not make it even greater by joining us in picking up for the Queen?


- Sue Hubble


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Well done to everyone that sent one in before the deadline, it has been a tremendous effort all round.


What Happens Now?

The City Council will analyse all the responses and feedback to the Development Committee in March.

Then comes preparation of the Preferred Options document, which is due to be considered by the Development Committee in June, and then go out to public consultation between July and September. You can see the rest of the timetable for producing the Local Plan below.

It's likely we'll know what the preferred options are when the Development Committee meets on 9 June, otherwise the next meeting is 14 July. We'll keep you posted.


A local man was badly bitten by one of the horses in Night Pasture on Saturday morning. The white and brown horse deliberately went for him, biting him on the leg and forearm in a sustained attack, requiring a visit to A&E.


The police were informed and have noted the incident. If you have had an encounter like this would you also inform the police so they can build up a picture.


So please take caution when crossing Night Pasture, and consider walking around the field rather than through it.




Both the Chronicle and Weekly News cover our Open Day story this week. The Weekly News just covers the Broomfield meeting, while the Chronicle also mentions the Writtle parish council meeting.

Writtle Cllr Chris Hibbit is quoted as saying "We had so many people there that there were people standing outside round the duck pond"

Broomfield Parish Chairman Cllr Smith said "We were amazed by the attendance on Saturday. It was way beyond any event we have held before and we are enormously grateful to residents for coming - many queued in the rain until there was more space inside"



Please Note Essex Police have a new website called Online Services - this covers noise nuisance, street lighting, pot holes, road repairs & abandoned vehicles


Hundreds of people came along to our open day on Saturday in a great show of community spirit. There were queues into the carpark and the pre-printed stack of 100 consultation forms ran out in the first few minutes.




Plenty of consultation forms were filled-in on the day and loads more taken away. If everyone fills them in it will send a very loud message to the council that they surely must take note of.


If you were unable to be there you can still fill in a form. Please visit our page on the Consultation Form for details.


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Thanks to all who made the effort to turn-up for the photoshoot. The photographer from the Chronicle was very impressed with the turnout, and hopefully it will look good in tomorrow's edition.




The Essex Chronicle is to run a story on the Save Broomfield Campaign, prompted by the sight of so many bright red boards up and down the village.

They require a picture to go with the story, and we'd like a big group photo of as many people as possible to show how much we care. The Chronicle is sending someone to Broomfield tomorrow morning.

If you would like to take part and be in the picture, please come along tomorrow at 11am, meeting outside St Mary's church on Church Green. The church car park will be open from 10:45am.

Tuesday 29 December, 11am
St Mary's Church
Church Green

Tell your friends and neighbours!


We have put up a new page in the Save Broomfield section on how to fill-in the consultation form, to help save our fields.


This information was originally sent out in a leaflet, in the latest issue of Broomfield Times. You can view the leaflet here.


Remember, you have until January 21 to complete the form, either by email or paper version. Paper copies can be obtained from the Parish Council office.


The Parish Council will be holding an Open Day on January 9, 3pm-6pm, to clarify our position and help with completing consultation forms.


Our lovely litter-bin bear in the playground by the Village Hall has been named as Barney!



The children at Broomfield Primary School were asked to name him, and held a competition to find the best one. Each class voted on the name they liked the best, and the Parish Civic Ammenities Committee then decided on the winning entry. The competition was so tough they ended-up picking the winnning name out of a hat.


Two classes had picked Barney as their name, and both won £10 book tokens. Take a bow, classes GC2 and FF6. And thanks to all the pupils and teachers for taking part.


Remember, Barney is a very hungry little bear, so please feed him with litter when you next visit the playground.




Apologies for the lack of website over the last week, I'm afraid our server got hacked.


It's all fixed now, and (hopefully) that's the last time we suffer something like this.


Broomfield Parish Councils' communications committee met this evening to discuss city council proposed 1500 further new houses in the Broomfield parish.We are unanimously opposed.


On Novemeber 19th the city will be releasing a consultation form which will be your only opportunity to oppose building. We are creating an awareness campaign and looking for volunteers to host this sign in their front garden ( especially if you live along main road) if you would like help put them up, your time would be greatly appreciated. Answers by Sunday 20th please

Save Our Broomfield's photo.

As you may have read in the local news, Chelmsford Council has produced a document for the next phase of housing development, from 2021 to 2036.


This document was approved by their development committee last night (5th November) and so now will go out for consultation. The consultation period runs from 19 November 2015 to 21 January 2016.


You can read more about it here :


There will be a dedicated page on the Parish Council website in due course where you will be able to get updates.


The Options in Brief

There are 3 options, and all call for large scale housing in Broomfield. This is on top of the 700 houses that are yet to be built under the current development phase.


Option 1 - 1500 houses

Option 2 - 1250 houses

Option 3 - 750 houses


The Parish Council believes that all three options will be bad for Broomfield, and urges all residents to take part in the consultation process to mitigate the amount of development to as low as possible.


We will shortly begin a campaign of awareness to get as many people to write to the council as possible. At some point (probably very early in the new year) we will hold an open day.


Watch this space for more news on this subject soon. Meanwhile, if you have any questions we have created a dedicated email address for this :




Please note the sad news that Trevor Robinson from Hughes Meats - our local Butchers in Broomfield has sadly passed away.


His family would like everyone to know that his funeral is on Monday 2nd Nov 12noon at St Mary’s church and are all welcome.


weandsmlBand Night at the Village Hall. Saturday 24th October, 7.30pm come and see the Waltham Eagles!

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Thursday 1st October - click poster for details


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