Ingatestone Infant School celebrated its fiftieth anniversary this year and, in my mission to visit every school in Brentwood and Ongar, I decided it was time I went to say hello to the headteacher, Shelagh Harvey, staff and pupils.
Villagers from West Horndon will gather tomorrow (Saturday 21st September) for its commemoration and thanksgiving service paying tribute to the American aircrewmen who died when two B17 bombers crashed over the village in 1943.
I have just four schools left to visit of the forty-six in the Brentwood and Ongar constituency, having made it my mission when I was elected to visit every school in the patch to talk to headteachers, staff and pupils.
Shonks Mill Flood Storage Area (River Roding Project) in Navestock is to benefit from new Government flood funding. The work to extend the flood storage area will reduce flooding to 550 homes and businesses in Woodford and surrounding areas from the River Roding.
Being the last bank in town is a concern and responsibility for High Street financial institutions, so I was pleased to meet with representatives from Barclays Bank last week to hear about their plans for local banking in Shenfield.
The annual Countryside Alliance Awards are now open to public nomination, and Alex Burghart, Member of Parliament for Brentwood and Ongar MP, is urging the local community to speak up for their favourite local food, shop, pub or business.
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