The first Maldon & Heybridge Horticultural Society meeting this year is on Tuesday 20 January 2015, and we are pleased to welcome a new speaker for the Society – Colin Ashby and the subject of his talk is the 'Growing and Harvesting of Cricket Bat Willows'. It promises to be an enlightening evening and everyone is welcome.
The January meeting also sees the start of the new year for the Janshaven Cup Competition – this is 'A Stem of Flowers and/or Berries from Your Garden', brought in on the evening to be judged by our guest speaker.
Blackman & White is the latest company to receive a grant from EU project Low Carbon Business.
Blackman & White designs and builds cutting machines for firms all over Europe. The firm is this year celebrating its 50th birthday! As part of an expansion project that will allow the firm to open up services to further afield Europe, Africa, America and the Middle East, Blackman & White purchased a new vertical machining centre.
Low Carbon Business was able to assist with £9,753.00 towards the cost of the machining centre. The Vertical machining Centre will increase the businesses capacity, whilst substantially streamlining the processes of the firm.
Maldon District Council have announced what their Christmas and New Year arrangements for 2014/15 will be, including council office opening hours, and changes to refuse, recycling and food waste collections, as well as garden waste collections over the festive period.
Maldon District Council, after consultation with the Maldon Business Association, is delighted to announce that there will be FREE parking in all Maldon town centre pay and display car parks, on Saturdays 13 and 20 December and Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24 December. Normal charges will apply at Promenade Park during these periods.
Cllr Mark Durham, Chairman of the Council's Community Services Committee, said: "I am delighted to announce these FREE parking days in the run up to the festive season and I hope everyone will take advantage of them in order to help support and boost the economy of the town."