Proposed BMX Track At Baddow Hall Park

February 2011

The Chelmsford Borough Council Planning Committee will decide the fate of a proposed BMX track to be constructed at Baddow Hall Park. It will measure approximately 50m X 20m and be enclosed with a perimeter fence. A final decision is expected in March 2011. Great Baddow Parish Council are in support of the development.

Some local residents living close to the park have expressed concern over the extra traffic and parking problems the BMX track will cause. There are also no toilet facilities in the vicinity.

The current childrens play area at Baddow Hall Park.

Kings Head Pub Re-Opens

February 2011

After being closed for just a week the Kings Head pub in Maldon Road re-opened on Friday February 11, 2011 with another new manager.

Kings Head Pub Closes Down Again

February 2011

The Kings Head pub in Maldon Road, Great Baddow barely made 6 weeks trading since re-opening on December 22, 2010 having closed for business again on Saturday, February 5, 2011.

With two other pubs in the central part of the village (the Blue Lion and the White Horse) and with ever increasing beer prices it begs the question - does the village really need three pubs?

The price of a pint of lager at the Kings Head was £3.20.

Yasmin Indian Restaurant, Baddow Road

February 2011

The popular Indian restaurant in Baddow Road was formerly the Carpenters Arms pub. Take a look at a photograph from the 1970's here and compare it with the photograph below.

The Yasmin Indian Brasserie is open 7 days a week including bank holidays. There is also a take away menu. Tel: 01245 299188.

Marrable House - Over 100 Attend Meeting

January 2011

Over 100 Great Baddow residents attended a meeting held at Sandon School to discuss the future of Marrable House at the Vineyards, Great Baddow.

Rubicon West, owners of the Vineyards, put forward their revised proposals via a slide presentation (their original proposals were rejected by the Chelmsford Borough Council planning commitee in 2010).

These include a rebuild on the Marrable House site and a new building parallel to Maldon Road. The new proposals have reduced the scale and height of the original plan and set the building back from the road - thus saving the trees.

In the discussion that followed, serious concerns and objections were again raised about the project. Most residents who attended would like to see the redevelopment of Marrable House in a suitable style in keeping with the village and no new building in Maldon Road.