In Great Baddow, a village near Chelmsford in Essex, you will find a thriving business and local community with around 14,000 inhabitants. This website will enable you to keep up to date with recent news and forthcoming events in the village, as well as informing you about the regular events that take place and meeting dates for our clubs, societies and churches. There is also a collection of local information, including churches, library opening times, public transport and useful links, that we hope you will find er... useful and informative.
We also have a wide range of businesses, operating both from commercial premises and villagers' homes. To help you find them all, we maintain an index of businesses, organised by category, with addresses, phone numbers and links to websites where available. Some of our smaller businesses, such as the Vinyl Countdown, have individual webpages within this site to tell you what they do.
Great Baddow has a rich history and one of the highest concentrations of listed buildings in the country. We include a condensed version of the village history here, including historical houses and families, together with some pointers to other available resources if you are trying to trace family ancestors.
To add a dash of colour to the site, there is a gallery of photos provided by local residents, which we are always happy to add to if you'd like to send us copies of your own personal favourites - modern or ancient.
And finally, just in case, you can't find what you're looking for, we have a customised Google search of the site to help - it's located just above the "what's on" calendar on the right. .
|******* Latest News *******|
|Local Eyesore to be Demolished||26th Jan 2016 (details)|
|********* Today's Events *********|
|******* Forthcoming Events *******|
|Mon 8th Feb : 7.30pm|
|Parish Council Meeting||Parish Hall|
|Wed 10th Feb : 2.15pm|
|U3A : AGM followed by talk on J's Hospice||United Reform Church|
|Thu 11th Feb : 7.30pm|
|Great Baddow Horticultural Society, Vegetable Self Sufficiency in a Changing Climate talk by Maike Windhorst||Parish Hall|
|Mon 15th Feb : 7.30pm|
|Parish Council Meeting/Planning||Parish Hall|
|Mon 15th Feb : 8.00pm|
|Parish Council Meeting/Highways & Amenities Committee||Parish Hall|
|Thu 18th Feb : 10.00-11.30am|
|Cafe Club: Puzzles, Laptop Advice, Refreshments etc.||St Mary's Church|
|Thu 18th Feb : 8.15 - 10pm|
|Essex Wildlife Trust; EWT's Essex Biodiversity Project||United Reform Church|
|Thu 18th Feb : 7.45pm|
|Great Baddow Flower Club, 'Private View' Demo by Kathy Stangaard||Parish Hall|
|Mon 22nd Feb : 8.00pm|
|Parish Council Meeting/Bell Centre Sub Committee||Parish Hall|
|Mon 22nd Feb : 8.30pm|
|Parish Council Meeting/Parish Hall Committee||Parish Hall|
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