Boreham Parish Council recently arranged for Bradford Memorials Ltd to renovate the war memorial which stands outside the entrance to Boreham Airfield in Cranham Road, Boreham. The memorial is dedicated to the memory of men of the 394th Bombardment Group, 9th USAAF and associated units who were based, and gave their lives in service, at Boreham Airfield during World War 2. It was originally erected by the Essex Anglo-American Goodwill Association, a short-lived organisation founded in the late 1940s. In more recent times, the Chelmsford Squadron of the Air Training Corps has painted and overseen the memorial however when more major renovation work was required, it was agreed that the Parish Council would undertake this work.
Prior to carrying out the work, the Parish Council consulted with the 394th Bomber Group Association (based in the USA) and the group generously offered to donate $1,200 towards the cost of the renovation work.
A rededication and remembrance service was held at the war memorial on 3 June 2010. Prior to the ceremony, the Vice-President of the 394th Bomber Group Association, Al Momme (who served at the airfield in 1944 as an armorer), presented the Association’s cheque to the Chairman of the Parish Council. After the ceremony, the Essex Police Air Support Unit hosted a short reception for Al Momme and invited guests at the base it shares with Essex Air Ambulance on what remains of the airfield (much of the original airfield has been quarried away although the original Control Tower and a short section of runway still exists).
To watch a slideshow of the ceremony, click here
Condition 9 – development to achieve a minimum of 10% in carbon dioxide emissions, Condition 15 – location and design of artificial lighting and lighting furniture.
Land Adjacent The Cock Inn Main Road Boreham Chelmsford Essex
Ref. No: 14/01890/AOD/4 | Received: Fri 06 Nov 2015 | Validated: Tue 17 Nov 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration
Retrospective application for a steel framed building to be used for classic car restoration with a single storey side extension
Unit 18 Boreham Industrial Estate Waltham Road Boreham Chelmsford CM3 3AW
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The Opening Ceremony for the new Recreation Ground Path and the reconditioned and relocated Village Sign, took place on Sunday 15th November at 3:30pm.
In addition to parishioners who braved the wind and cold, there were representatives from Boreham Parish Council
past and present, County Councillor John Spence and Peter McMillian who was involved with the erection of the original village sign.
Boreham Parish Council Chairman John Galley welcomed all the guests, followed by a short speech by the Chair of the Greens Committee, Councillor Suzanne Harris, who then cut the ribbon to officially open the new path
During refreshments held in the village Hall, Peter McMillian gave an informative speech regarding the construction of the original village sign, being made from an Oak Tree that fell in the storms of 1987.
Thanks go to Ivor Hay for his work in reconditioning the sign to bring it back to its former glory.
Parishioners have the chance to share their views on the Essex Rural Strategy now the public consultation has gone live.
The Essex Rural Strategy sets out a vision for our rural areas to thrive. The strategy seeks to provide a framework and aspirational goals to ensure that social, economic and environmental aspects of our rural villages and hinterland are offering the best possible place to live and work. It will be used to influence local policy and to guide the priorities and actions of those who deliver services in rural parts of the county.
The public consultation is open until Friday 4th December 2015 – please see the attached link for the online questionnaire.
The questionnaire is the public consultation element of research leading up to a new Rural Strategy and offers an opportunity for you to tell us about your experience of living in a rural area, and what you consider to be the important issues that the strategy should seek to address.