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- Aims of the Society
- Committee Members
- To join the Danbury Society
- Danbury Traffic
- Photographs around Danbury in 2002 2004 2005 2010 2020
- Exhibition of Old Photographs of Danbury - April 2005
- Danbury Palace - History, Reuse, Babies & Keeley Halswelle, Artist
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24th February 2021 Reported the death of Jean Brown. Updated the Danbury Babies folder and contact link. Reported the sad death of Norman Bartlett and Service.
Reported the Heritage Day Event. Added the AGM Details.
Danbury Society Responce to Bradwell B proposal. Updated the Joining Fees for the Danbury Society.
The Danbury Society would like to draw your attention to details of the Chelmsford Local Plan together with the Danbury Society comments.
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Chelmsford Local Plan and comments
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) proposed by the European Commission will strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU) and came into effect on 25th May 2018.
Although the GDPR is aimed mainly at large organisations all persons who hold 3rd party data have to comply.
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Due to the Coronavirus and the Government requirement for Lockdown, all meetings have had to be Cancelled for the year. Later events have been left in the hope that thay may go ahead.
The Danbury Society has been informed that Jean Brown passed away peacefully on Monday, 15th February 2021 in her care home in Stowmarket, Suffolk where she has been living since the death of past Chairman, Curt Brown. She was 87.
Jean supported Curt in many roles since 1968 when Curt was a founding member of the Danbury Society.
She was at various times the Membership Secretary, arranger of flowers with Margaret Whitehead at the yearly Art Exhibition, Distributor of the Newsletter around different areas of Danbury.   Refreshments were provided at the many meetings, including the AGM, by Jean and to the helpers who cut down a fir tree for Eves Corner Carol Service each year and afterwards at the URC hall.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her and for the tremendous work in supporting Curt Brown for the 24 years he was Chairman of the Danbury Society.
She was also Brown Owl at the Brownies, and together with the late Joyce Tickner, she ran a Craft Group and was an active member of both the Flower Club and the Keep Fit Group, for many years.
The Danbury Society extend their Sympathy to Catherine, Susan and Family.
It is with deep regret I have to report the sad death of Norman Bartlett on Saturday, the 14th November 2020 at Addenbrooks Hospital, after a cycling accident on Friday, the previous day.
Thanks to the kind people who arranged for him to be taken initially to Broomfield Hospital.
A Covid Restricted Service was held in Chelmsford on 29th December and attended by Family members.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
The Danbury Society extend their Sympathy to his Wife, Marie and to his Family.
It is hoped that when the Covid Restrictions are lifted a Memorial Service could be held in Danbury to enable due thanks could be given to a Gentleman who gave so much of his time and energy to maintaining and even improving the integrity of Danbury.
Danbury Society's Annual General Meeting.
Held at 8pm on 17th December 2020.
This was rescheduled due to Covid Restrictions to a virtual Zoom meeting chaired by John Deamer and attended remotely by the Committee and two members of the Society.
A One minutes Silence was held in rememberance of Norman Bartlett.
A new Chairman, Mr Roger Cole-Jones was voted in with all other Committee Member voted in en bloc.
Ms Irene Guidotti was welcomed as a new Committee Member.
Thursday, 17th September at 10.00am - Virtual Meeting in Danbury by the late, Norman Bartlett.
Virtual Heritage Events.
Reproduced from the Danbury Society Winter Newsletter edited by the late Norman Bartlett.
Danbury Marks National Heritage Day
Alan Pamphilon filmed volunteer Tree Warden Irene Guidotti and the late Norman Bartlett walking and discussing items of interest in and around St John's Churchyard.
You can see what they talked about by clicking below : -
Danbury Heritage Day on Youtube - free and you do not have to join Youtube.
Thanks to Chelmsford Civic Society and Chelmsford City Council for their involvement with Heritage Open Days.
Virtual Open Gardens.
This is instead of actually opening the lovely gardens of Danbury & Little Baddow.
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Danbury Society Summer Newsletters
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2020 Summer Newsletter as a PDF to download.
Click below to see the Danbury Society Supplementary Summer Newsletter: -
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2020 Supplementary Issue 2 Summer Newsletter as a PDF to download.
It deals with the traffic aspects of the construction of Bradwell B Nuclear Power Station which will impact heavily on all residents of Danbury and the surrounding district.
It requires a responce from many residents to ensure that the proposed mainly road transport option is not used.
Bradwell A was built in the 1950s and used mainly sea transport for its construction to a purpose built pontoon at Bradwell.
To replicate this Stage One, Consultation Summary Document, Figure 6.3, Option 3 should be used.
The Danbury Society Committee would also like to draw your attention to the discussion involving the proposed new Power Station at Bradwell.
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Bradwell Story as a PDF to download.
Autumn Talk - Unfortunately this NOW CANCELLED
It was scheduled to be on Thursday 24th September at the Danbury Sports and Social Centre, Eve's Corner.
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Aims of The Danbury Society
To involve the residents of Danbury in interests and pursuits to enrich village life.
To ensure that changes in the Village are undertaken with sensitivity to the character of Danbury.
To protect the natural beauty of the local landscape and to promote its maintenance and care.
To Work for the preservation and protection of buildings and features of interest in Danbury.
To promote the general charitable benefit of the inhabitants of the Danbury area by provision of such financial and/or material benefit as the Trustees for the time being shall determine.
The Danbury Society supports the Village
As part of its Charitable Objects, the Danbury Society makes grants to village activities and organisations of all kinds. Since its formation in 1967, the Society has donated many thousands of pounds ranging from improvements at Eves Corner, refurbishing the Village Hall, restoration of the Grade 1 listed Parish Church to helping out with youth organisations.
The Danbury Society publish a Newsletter every 4 months. This is available to paid-up Members
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Danbury Palace Babies Contact Information
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The Danbury Society Blog
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Joining The Danbury Society
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