Great Baddow Charity Race

May 2010

The 26th year of the Great Baddow Charity Race took place on Sunday May 23 starting and finishing at the Recreation Ground. There were two races, a ten mile race and a 2 mile fun run with around 2000 competitors taking part. It turned out to be one of the hottest days in the events history with the temperature reaching 29 degrees.

Ryan Prout of Chelmsford A C won the 10 mile race  in a time of 54.50. Kate Mills of the Springfield Striders was the first lady to finish in a time of 01.09.08.

Demolition Plans Rejected

May 2010

The Great Baddow Parish Council's planning committee have rejected a second attempt by developers to replace Marrable House, a derelict office block at The Vineyards, Great Baddow.

They voted against the developers revised plan to demolish the five storey building and build two blocks of flats for the elderly. Around fifty Great Baddow residents attended the meeting held at Baddow Hall School to protest against the application.

The application will now go before the planning committee at Chelmsford Borough Council for their decision.