The Beehive Pub Closes Down

April 2015
The Beehive Pub at the junction of Baddow Road and Beehive Lane has been closed down. The windows and doors of the building have been boarded up and the car park blocked.

Developers proposed to demolish the pub and replace the area with shops and housing.

Ponds To Be Cleared In Baddow Rec

March 2015
Work will take place to clean the ponds in Noakes Place this month. The work is expected to last 6 weeks until the end of April.

Leaf litter and organic matter will be removed in order to increase the water holding capacity and repairs will be made to the banks. In the interest of public safety, visitors to the area are asked not to enter the contractors work zone and to keep dogs under control at all times.

Choir Group Looking For New Members

March 2015

Choir group 'The Big Sing' are now meeting at the Great Baddow Community Centre every month on a Sunday afternoon. Their next meeting at the Baddow Club is on Sunday 22nd March at 4.00pm. New members welcome. Further information at:

Center Manager Leaves Baddow Club

February 2015
Helen Sullivan left her position as Centre Manager at the Great Baddow Millennium Community Centre on 17th February 2015 after 4 years in the job. Members and staff wished her all the very best for the future at her leaving party. Details at:

Christmas Party Time At Baddow Club

December 2014
Children enjoy a Christmas party at the Great Baddow Millennium Centre with entertainer 'Skittleman'.

Great Baddow Darts Team Crowned 'Best In The World'

November 2014
                                             (Dave Heelis, 53, landlord of the Blue Lion)

The Blue Lion pub darts team were crowned 'the world's best darts team' when they won the 2014 Punch Darts Classic at Blackpool's Winter Garden.

The team, from the pub in Tabors Hill Great Baddow, triumphed over 1,100 other pubs in this prestigious contest beating The Avenue in Durham 6 - 1 in the final.

                                        (The team collect their winners cheque for £2500)

West Ham Legends At Baddow Club

September 2014
 Brian Dear, Helen Sullivan (centre manager) and Tony Cottee

A 'West Ham Legends' charity evening was held at the Great Baddow Community Centre on Sept 3rd.The event was a sell-out with all 150 tickets sold.

Ex-West Ham footballers Brian Dear, Tony Cottee, Alan Devonshire and Julian Dicks provided the entertainment as guest speakers. There was also an auction of football memorbilia with all proceeds going to a hospital charity.