WI December Meeting

18:31, 08 Dec 2017 by Rachel Linton

Beeches is in this months Gardens Illustrated as a recommended nursery! Fantastic!

Beeches Article

19:53, 06 Dec 2017 by Rachel Linton

Make sure you check out the Christmas collection information below so you don’t miss your recycling collection over the festive period!

Christmas Collectionur

14:03, 06 Dec 2017 by Rachel Linton

Hopefully you've seen the new 20 is plenty signs designed by pupils of Ashdon Primary School. The Parish Council hope that these signs will remind motorists that speeding kills and that 20mph really is plenty, particularly when going past the school. The Parish Council is having ongoing talks with ECC to get permanent signs outside the school and other ongoing highway issues. You can refer to the Councils minutes on the website for further details 

20 is plenty


12:54, 03 Dec 2017 by Rachel Linton

Please note that the Parish Council Meeting on 11 December will commence at 7pm in the Village Hall.   Members of the public are invited to attend.

11:54, 02 Dec 2017 by Rachel Linton

Christmas Tree

19:08, 30 Nov 2017 by Rachel Linton

Ashdon Primary Xmas Fayre

19:50, 28 Nov 2017 by Rachel Linton

Ashdon WI.

Christmas is coming so we’ll be hopefully not too messy but happily making ‘Christmas cards with a difference’ with our own Sue Cowling.  The December meeting is always festive with surprise presents for all and contributions to our chosen charity.

Our October meeting took us to the Far East through Cambodia and Vietnam.  Kate and Malcolm White showed us such busy and colourful slides giving us a real picture of their interesting and varied journey.  The two countries are slowly coming into the modern world but there were reminders of their ancient histories and brutal recent pasts of both of them.

Meanwhile, Sue Feldman, our own ‘Essex Waste Buster’, came to us in September with some disturbing statistics on the amount of food wasted per day, particularly by the young, who often don’t know basic cookery. Using our eyes and noses should tell us if food is still fit to eat rather than relying on a date-stamp. Left-overs are good as a basis for soup, omelettes, a quick fry-up or sandwiches and we must keep re-cycling!

January starts our Centenary Year and we have our Annual Dinner at the Rose & Crownincluding adding to our charity raffle funds.  The meeting on the 11th  sounds exciting as we have a Celia Stevens telling us about being a woman motor racing driver. What will our competition of ‘my sporting thrills’ reveal of what our members have done over the years?  Working with Homestart refugees is the subject for February and then we have a computer care meeting in March.

Each month, the dates of our meetings and the topics are on posters around the village and on the village web-site, so just look and come along for a pleasant interesting evening with refreshments. You’re always welcome.



OCTOBER 20, 2018




19:47, 28 Nov 2017 by Rachel Linton

Free Parking

Shoppers and visitors to the district can take advantage of FREE car parking offers in the run-up to Christmas and into the New Year.

The incentives are aimed at encouraging people to stay longer in our town centres and enjoy the wide range of shops and attractions. 

The offers are:

  • FREE after 3pm parking in all council-managed car parks (except Fairycroft Road/Waitrose car park in Saffron Walden) from 1 to 24 December inclusive
  • FREE parking all day in all council-managed car parks (except Fairycroft Road/Waitrose)from 25 December to 1 January 2018

In addition, one-off special car parking offers will be available to support local festive events:

FREE parking on Friday 1 December from 12midday in Swan Meadow car park, Saffron Waldento support the town’s Christmas Lights Switch-on and Late Night Shopping events (lights switch-on at 6pm, late night shopping from 5.30-8.30pm)

FREE parking on Saturday 2 December from 12midday in all Great Dunmow car parks to support the town’s Christmas Lights Switch-on event. The event runs from 3-6.30pm (lights switch-on at 5pm)

17:46, 15 Nov 2017 by Rachel Linton

Decorate the Xmas Tree

17:41, 15 Nov 2017 by Rachel Linton


13:45, 15 Nov 2017 by Rachel Linton

Ice Age Screening

19:21, 13 Nov 2017 by Rachel Linton