Update on the POW Camp 116 at Mill Lane Hatfield Heath
At the Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 4 July 2018 the History Society was requested to convene a meeting to discuss the approach from each interested party to their objection for POW 116 housing application. This has taken place at the United Reformed Church History Archives, Chelmsford Road, Hatfield Heath. A consensus was arrived at by the Committee to ensure that no overlap of objections raised would consequently weaken any argument which could be put forward to support our case. As a result of this meeting the Society met with representatives from the Parish Council and Community on Wednesday 18 July to discuss an approach when submitting objections to the Planning Committee of the UDC. Common ground was agreed and each representatives will plan their strategy when addressing the UDC. History not Houses representatives gave notice that with alterations from the revised Pelham application they would not be attending the meeting on 18 July.
The Planning Meeting at the UDC is to take place at the Council Offices on Wednesday 29August 2018 when objections to the planning application will be submitted.
June Visit of the History Society on Saturday 30 June 2018
A summer visit with a small group from the History Society to Stow Maries Aerodrome proved to be a most interesting day. Commemorating Armed Forces Day and 100 years of the Royal Air Force offered a wide ranging day programme. A variety of activities contributed to the regular exhibitions which are normally accessible that includes museum presentations, blacksmiths store, workshops, a squadron museum and a flight line of aircrafts. The Airmen's Mess was available for refreshments and BBQ and Bar were open for trade, an important feature on an extremely hot summer's day.
Hatfield Heath Community Primary School
The Annual Project for Year 6 at the School covered a topic which encapsulated 'Our Village or Our Town'.
The requirement of the brief provided a different emphasis for the Pupils who were able to use images and photography to a greater degree than a previous essay focus. The Pupils produced some very interesting concepts in their approach to the subject and in a final analysis the outcomes contributed to 4 prize winners (instead of 3 in past results) and 3 Commendations. Prizes and Certificates signed by the Lord of the Manor, Chair and Secretary of the Society were presented to Year 6 on Tuesday 17 July 2018. This also coincided with Mr Rob Aiken, their Year Teacher, saying goodbye to the Society as promotion is taking him to another school. Examples of the work produced by the Pupils can be seen on the Gallery and a collage of the work has been produced as a A2 poster which will be displayed in the school as an incentive for Year 5 moving to Year 6 in September.
Articles on all talks and events are published in the Hatfield Heath Village Magazine which can be accessed on their web site