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So why don't you email us and tell us what you think is making news in Great Baddow, that you'd like to share with us all. If you wish it to be anonymous, we're happy to oblige.



Busgate Plans Scrapped

Essex County Council's controversial 2017 plans for Baddow Road peak hour travel restrictions (except for buses), nicknamed Busgate, have now been scrapped. Members of GBENA (Great Baddow East Neighbourhood Association), who have campaigned vigorously against the plans since they were first announced, have met with Councillor Kevin Bentley. Bentley, ECC Deputy Chairman and cabinet member for infrastructure, held a meeting with GBENA representatives on August 7th to listen to their ideas and comments on solving the problems at the Army & Navy flyover, which Baddow Roade feeds into

[MC / Essex Chronicle 15th August 2019]


Dowsett completes Tour de France

Great Baddow's professional cyclist Alex Dowsett, who rides for the Katusha/Alpecin team, was delighted to complete this year's Tour de France and said that for him it was like winning Wimbledon. This was only Alex's second ride in the Tour; unfortunately in 2015 he crashed out.

[MC/ Essex Chronicle 1st August 2019]


Baddow Hospital Sold

Th Phoenix Hospital Group has announced its acquisition of the Baddow Hospital in West Hanningfield Road. The private hospital closed on 30th November 2018 after going into administration. The hospital will be known as the Phoenix Hospital, Chelmsford and will specialise in short-stay elective surgery.

[MC/ Essex Chronicle 25th July 2019]


King's Head to become holiday apartments

After many changes of ownership over the past few years, the oldest pub in Great Baddow is the subject of a planning application to convert it into luxury holiday apartments. The application has been submitted to the City Council by Essex Stays Ltd. It closed as a pub on 21st July. The application number is 19/00677/FUL

[MC/Essex Chronicle 18th July 2019]


Vineyards Parking Alert

Notices have now gone up on many of the shops in the Vineyards alerting people to the introduction of ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) cameras to enforce the parking regulations. These will operate from 8th April between the hours of 6am - 8pm every day of the week. Parking Enforcement Notices (fines) will be automatically issued if a car exceeds the maximum parking time of 2 hours.

[MC 4th April 2019]


Happy New Year

Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2019


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