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Events to Commemorate the Outbreak of the Great War

Were you there in the Commemorative Parade?

Up to 1000 local people marched along Newland Street on the evening of Monday, 4th August 2014 to commemorate those who lost their lives in the First World War. Taking the salute at the Town Hall was the High Sheriff of Essex, Nick Charrington, and the Chairman of Braintree District Council, Cllr Sue Wilson. For further details of this and other events and photos, visit http://www.witham.gov.uk/site/home/commemorating-the-centenary-of-the-Great-War-1914-1918/ and the Town Council’s Facebook page for more . . https://www.facebook.com/WithamTownCouncil


Witham International Puppet Festival

Have you got the date in your diary?  This event this year will take place on Saturday 20th September between 10.30 am and 4 pm.  As well as performances in the Grove and Newland Shopping Centres, Newland Street (road closure) and the Library, 2014 sees Puppets ‘Meeting and Greeting’ visitors in the High Street.  There will be scarecrow making workshops throughout the day in the Grove Centre, a ‘Spot the Puppet Festival Logo’ competition and some of the shops will be dressing their windows on a Puppet theme.  For further information please visit www.withaminternationalpuppetfestival.co.uk or access our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/withaminternationalpuppetfestival

Quarry Application

A planning application has been submitted to turn Colemans Farm into a sand and gravel quarry.  The site, on 55 hectares of agricultural land, is south of the A12, between Little Braxted Lane, Braxted Park Road and the River Blackwater.  A public meeting about Colemans Farm will be held on 2 September at 6.30 pm in Henry Dixon Hall, Rivenhall End.  For further information please visit http://www.facebook.com/stopthequarrysavethelandscape or email Stopthequarry@btconnect.com