October is here and Farleigh Hospice's clinical team is already planning who will be caring for patients and their families over the festive period. It also means that the time has arrived to launch this year's 'Light up a Life' appeal, which gives everyone, regardless of whether or not they have a link to the Hospice, a very personal way to remember lost loved ones and honour their memory this Christmas time.
Each light that shines out from the trees located in Chelmsford, Braintree, Witham, Boreham, Heybridge, Burnham-on-Crouch, Moulsham Lodge, Tollesbury, Southminster & South Woodham Ferrers, provides a bright and shining tribute to the people we've said goodbye to over the years. And by sponsoring the lights in memory of our loved ones and making a donation – we can all do our bit to help Farleigh Hospice carry on caring for local people affected by life limiting illnesses, both now and in the future.
The Maldon & Heybridge Horticultural Society are holding their AGM on Tuesday 14 October in the URC Hall, Market Hill, at 7.45pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, come along to find out more about your local Gardening Society. We hold monthly meetings with guest speakers, arrange outings to fabulous gardens and hold two shows a year amongst other events and competitions.
The formal business will not last too long and is followed by tea/coffee and home made cakes. This year we have a special guest ... Christine Walkden, the gardening expert from BBC TV's The One Show!
Maldon District Tourist Information Office are having an Autumn Sale where all items are half price and some less than half price!
Products include: tide clocks, note cards, ceramic vases and tea-light holders, the Onya outdoor range of ruck- sacks, lunch wraps, shoulder bags, and much more.
The Tourist Information Office on Wenlock Way is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays between 10am and 4pm
Hurry while stocks last...
Planning Inspector, Mr David Vickery Dip T&CP MRTPI has been appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out the examination into the Maldon District Local Development Plan (LDP). The examination is to determine whether the Plan is sound and complies with all the legal requirements. The criteria for soundness are whether the Plan's policies are positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy.
The Planning Inspector held an Exploratory Meeting at Maldon District Council on 3 July 2014 when it was decided to suspend the Examination until late August to allow Maldon District Council to submit further information and evidence, primarily about its objective assessment of housing need. The Inspector then asked the Council for additional housing need information.