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So lovely to see so many of you at the consultation events last weekend!

Don't worry if you didn't manage to attend - we will be at the All Saints church open day this Saturday from 11:30am till 3pm. Please come along to ask us any questions you may have!! 😊

Otherwise, all documents can be viewed on our website, where you can give us any feedback on the draft neighbourhood plan and design code.
www.ashdonplan.co.uk
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Members of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will be at the All Saints Church Open Day this Saturday, 25th September, to answer your questions from 11.30-3pm” ... See MoreSee Less

Members of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will be at the All Saints Church Open Day this Saturday, 25th September, to answer your questions from 11.30-3pm”

Ashdon Parish Council will next meet on Monday 27th September at 7:30pm in Ashdon Village Hall.

Please click on the link below to download and view the meeting Agenda and other information.

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https://www.ashdonplan.co.uk/consultation

All Saints Church Open Day.

We hope that you can make it...
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All Saints Church Open Day.  We hope that you can make it...

Good evening,

I'm in Ashdon 8.00-10.00 tomorrow.

If you can't make it, please take advantage of a free delivery.

The fruit, salad and veg available are;

Free range Medium Eggs 6, 12 or 30 (£1.30, £2.50 and £6)

Blueberries (£2 a punnet)
Raspberries (£3.50 a punnet)
British Strawberries (£3.00 a punnet)
Pink lady apples (£0.60)
Small Gala apples (£0.25)
Conference pears, new season (£3 a kilo)
Red, White & black seedless grapes (£2 a punnet)
Bananas (£0.20)
Navel Oranges (£0.60)
Nardacott easy peelers (£0.40)
Lemons (£0.40)
Limes (£0.40)
Golden kiwi (£0.75)
Figs (£0.70)
Canteloupe Melon (£2)
Large Pineapples (£2)
Mangoes (£1.20)
Large Peach (£0.75)
Large nectarine (£0.75)
Nectarine punnet 1kg (£2.20)
Flat (donut) nectarine/ peaches (£1.80)
Pomegranate (£0.80)
Cobnuts (£7 a kilo)
British Victoria plums (£4 a kilo)

Cherry tomatoes on vine (£2 for 250g loose)
Vine tomatoes (£2.00 a kilo)
Heritage tomatoes (£2.50 for 500g)
Cucumber (£1)
Celery (£1)
Spring onions (£0.80)
Hydroponic Lettuce (£1.50)
Little gem X2 (£1)
Red pepper (£0.80)
Romano red pepper (£0.80)
Hass Avocado RTE (£1.60)

Large Aubergine (£1.20)
Courgettes (£2.00 a kilo)
New potatoes, Maris Piper scrapers (£2 a kilo)
Sweet potatoes (£2 a kilo)
Regular Red potatoes (£1 a kilo)
Baking potatoes (£1 a kilo)
Loose Sugar snap (£2 for 250g)
Loose mange tout (£2 for 250g)
Loose fine beans (£2 for 250g)
Cauliflower large (£2.00)
Tenderstem 250g (£2.50)
Bunch of carrots (£1.80)
Cavolo Nero (£2)
Hispi cabbage (£0.80)
Butternut squash (£0.80)
Loose mushrooms (£4 a kilo)
Portobello mushrooms (£6 a kilo)

Onions (£0.75 per kilo)
Red onions (£1 per kilo)
Large Garlic (£1)

Ginger (£0.60 for 100g)
Red chilli (£1 for 100g)

Prices maybe subject to change.

Hope to see you soon or if you need a local delivery of my products, send a list of what and how much you want.

Kind regards

Darren

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Good evening,  Im in Ashdon 8.00-10.00 tomorrow.  If you cant make it, please take advantage of a free delivery.  The fruit, salad and veg available are;  Free range Medium Eggs 6, 12 or 30 (£1.30, £2.50 and £6)  Blueberries (£2 a punnet)
Raspberries (£3.50 a punnet)
British Strawberries (£3.00 a punnet)
Pink lady apples (£0.60)
Small Gala apples (£0.25)
Conference pears, new season (£3 a kilo)
Red, White & black seedless grapes (£2 a punnet)
Bananas (£0.20)
Navel Oranges (£0.60)
Nardacott easy peelers (£0.40)
Lemons (£0.40)
Limes (£0.40)
Golden kiwi (£0.75)
Figs (£0.70)
Canteloupe Melon (£2)
Large Pineapples (£2)
Mangoes (£1.20)
Large Peach (£0.75)
Large nectarine (£0.75)
Nectarine punnet 1kg (£2.20)
Flat (donut) nectarine/ peaches (£1.80)
Pomegranate (£0.80)
Cobnuts (£7 a kilo)
British Victoria plums (£4 a kilo)  Cherry tomatoes on vine (£2 for 250g loose)
Vine tomatoes (£2.00 a kilo)
Heritage tomatoes (£2.50 for 500g)
Cucumber (£1)
Celery (£1)
Spring onions (£0.80)
Hydroponic Lettuce (£1.50)
Little gem X2 (£1)
Red pepper (£0.80)
Romano red pepper (£0.80)
Hass Avocado RTE (£1.60)  Large Aubergine (£1.20)
Courgettes (£2.00 a kilo)
New potatoes, Maris Piper scrapers (£2 a kilo)
Sweet potatoes (£2 a kilo)
Regular Red potatoes (£1 a kilo)
Baking potatoes (£1 a kilo)
Loose Sugar snap (£2 for 250g)
Loose mange tout (£2 for 250g)
Loose fine beans (£2 for 250g)
Cauliflower large (£2.00)
Tenderstem 250g (£2.50)
Bunch of carrots (£1.80)
Cavolo Nero (£2)
Hispi cabbage (£0.80)
Butternut squash (£0.80)
Loose mushrooms (£4 a kilo)
Portobello mushrooms (£6 a kilo)  Onions (£0.75 per kilo)
Red onions (£1 per kilo)
Large Garlic (£1)  Ginger (£0.60 for 100g)
Red chilli (£1 for 100g)  Prices maybe subject to change.  Hope to see you soon or if you need a local delivery of my products, send a list of what and how much you want.  Kind regards  Darren  07796694729

Please join us for one of our drop in consultation events next weekend to kick off for the start of our third consultation, which will be taking place over the following six weeks!! - see the poster below for more details 😁 ... See MoreSee Less

Oyster - The voice of Rural Essex.

The latest edition of Oyster – The voice of Rural Essex is available to download / view by clicking on the link below.

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Oyster - The voice of Rural Essex.  The latest edition of Oyster – The voice of Rural Essex is available to download / view by clicking on the link below.  https://ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Oyster-Magazine-Issue-46-Summer-2021.pdf

The Essex Warbler.

The latest edition of The Essex Warbler is available to download / view by clicking on the link below.

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The Essex Warbler.  The latest edition of The Essex Warbler is available to download / view by clicking on the link below.  https://ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Warbler-September.pdf

Ashdon Neighbourhood Plan drop in events.. ... See MoreSee Less

Ashdon Neighbourhood Plan drop in events..

Village Market update:

Fruit and veg man (Darren) is returning with Gilly from Radwinter Game Company Ltd, and also The Refill Barn are joining the village market from Wednesday 1st September. So bring you empty bags for fruit, veg and game fair plus your empty vessel/s for refilling with rice, pasta, cereals, coffee, sweets, etc.
The market stalls are in the car park from 8.30-10.00am (fruit and veg from 08:00) on Wednesdays and look forward to seeing you all.
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What a sight! The Village turned out in strength to celebrate the Rose & Crown Bank Holiday Sunday Social. We cannot wait until the pub is fully re-opened - thankfully it won't be long. ... See MoreSee Less

What a sight! The Village turned out in strength to celebrate the Rose & Crown Bank Holiday Sunday Social. We cannot wait until the pub is fully re-opened - thankfully it wont be long.

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To hear all the noise coming from the pub as we walked towards it was wonderful! Fantastic to see so many people together again! Can’t wait for it to reopen. Thank you 😊

Fabulous afternoon! Thank you and can’t wait for the pub to be open!

Fantastic afternoon. Can’t wait for the official opening. Xx

It was great to see so many villagers.

Was a brilliant afternoon thanks for having us ( Ginporium) I’m sure the pub will be an amazing success 🍻

What a great afternoon!!!

Nice to see such a turn out

That looks awesome... Can't wait for the real deal soon... 👍

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Rose & Crown Update :

Ashdon Inns are proud to announce that new tenants have been appointed to run the Rose and Crown.

Landlady Dionne and Head Chef Ryan, of DT Hospitality, are delighted to be taking over the Ashdon village pub. They both have substantial experience in hospitality, pub management and catering. As well as a great range of real ales and a well-stocked bar, Ryan’s expertise and passion for using local, fresh produce will ensure that the food is a main attraction.

As you may have seen, a lot of work has taken place to restore the building to its former glory. There’s a bit more to do and some materials we’re still waiting for, but, we’re hoping we’ll be able to welcome you all back into the pub in mid-Autumn.

In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you at our ‘Bank Holiday Sunday Social’ for a local ale, gin and a hot dog/burger.

Yours

The team & Rose & Crown Inn
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Well done Dionne, sorry I didn't get to meet you. Good luck and will hopefully. Call in when we are back in Essex. Caroline (Mrs Wimbish) xx

Looking forward to enjoying the pub once again

Looking forward to seeing you

Well done to all involved…marvellous.

How exciting Dionne Mccreery will be fabulous.

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Rose & Crown Bank Holiday Sunday Social:

We are pleased to announce that we are holding a 'Sunday Social' on 29th August 2pm-7pm.

Come along and enjoy some local beers, a BBQ or maybe a delicious gin from the Ginporium caravan! Cambridge Juices and Adnams Prosecco will also be available.

It's been a year since our pub closed so it's about time we had a village gathering. If you know someone who would be interested in coming along, but might not have access to social media, please spread the word.

Sadly Barry Tyler and other local bands are otherwise engaged so if anyone knows of a musician/s who would like to entertain us for us couple of hours, please let us know.

We look forward to seeing you.

This event will be held in the car park with no access to the pub other than the toilets.

The beer bar and BBQ are cash only and when they're gone they're gone! Ginporium will accept cash or card.

Yours
The team @ Rose & Crown Inn
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Rose & Crown Bank Holiday Sunday Social:  We are pleased to announce that we are holding a Sunday Social on 29th August 2pm-7pm.  Come along and enjoy some local beers, a BBQ or maybe a delicious gin from the Ginporium caravan! Cambridge Juices and Adnams Prosecco will also be available.  Its been a year since our pub closed so its about time we had a village gathering. If you know someone who would be interested in coming along, but might not have access to social media, please spread the word. 
Sadly Barry Tyler and other local bands are otherwise engaged so if anyone knows of a musician/s who would like to entertain us for us couple of hours, please let us know.  We look forward to seeing you.  This event will be held in the car park with no access to the pub other than the toilets.  The beer bar and BBQ are cash only and when theyre gone theyre gone! Ginporium will accept cash or card.  Yours
The team @ Rose & Crown Inn

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Wow, so looking forward to coming along. I am fairly new to the village and only had the pleasure to visit the pub once before it closed. looking forward to visiting again and giving support to a much needed community venue. Well done to you all. On wards and upwards, the start of many advents to come. Thank you to all concerned. Linda 😊

Try the above group I have recently had them play at an avent for me and they are really good .

Group Co-ordinator: Mary Curtis – 01799 524 784 – The ukulele group started 3 years ago and from humble beginnings we now have a membership of 24 players and a repertoire of 150 songs. We are always adding new songs to our repertoire and learning new techniques- good for our physical and mental welfare and health. We have continued to play together throughout the pandemic, either as very small groups in gardens or by zoom. (Depending on government restrictions). In the past we have played at fete de la musique, flower festivals, the Mayor’s Town Hall concert, and have busked in the town collecting for charity. If your group would like us to entertain you at a summer event (when allowed!), do get in touch. Mary Curtis (07708 588 732).

Fantastic, looking forward to heading down.

Onwards and UP , Great for the Village !!

Great! Now a word with the weather imps!!

Can’t wait !!! Charlotte Little 🥳💃🏻

Gem Bow ???

Think Daniel and I will be there ⭐️🖖🏼⭐️

Brilliant news just sorry we are not about that Sunday. Hope to see you soon. X

Great news

great news

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The latest (6th August 21) version of Active Essex - The Pulse is now available to view and can be downloaded from the Parish Council Website via the link below.

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The latest (6th August 21) version of Active Essex - The Pulse is now available to view and can be downloaded from the Parish Council Website via the link below.  https://ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/06.08-Business-Newsletter.pdf

Rose & Crown Update:

Restoration work is well under way 😀😀

Ashdon Inns Ltd are committed to restoring and reopening the Rose & Crown as a much loved and valuable community asset.

Ashdon Parish Council fully support this work and look forward to working with the team to enable this vital piece of our village to once more re-open.

We are pleased that Ashdon Inns are in constant dialogue with Uttlesford District Council regarding the renovation and if anyone has any questions regarding the project please contact the Fosters either on email or mobile 07855 349332 (Dean).
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Rose & Crown Update:  Restoration work is well under way 😀😀  Ashdon Inns Ltd are committed to  restoring and reopening the Rose & Crown as a much loved and valuable  community asset.  Ashdon Parish Council fully support this work and look forward  to working with the team to enable this vital piece of our village to once more  re-open.  We are pleased that Ashdon Inns are in constant dialogue with  Uttlesford District Council regarding the renovation and if anyone has any  questions regarding the project please contact the Fosters either on email vicki@dfoster.co.uk or mobile 07855 349332  (Dean).

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Fantastic, let’s hope the constant interference stops soon and you guys can just get on and get the heart of the village working again.

Thanks for the update. It is starting to look great. Looking forward to the opening.

Great news and thanks Ashdon Inns for the update - looking good 😊

Thanks for the update, Ashdon Inns Ltd 😊

Already looking great! Well done and thanks for the update👍👍👍

Thanks for update and we're right behind you......

What a difference a coat of paint makes , looking great already!!! 😁

Looking good guys And Looking forward to seeing my old local opening up again , Can't wait to sit up bar with a good pint in one's hand 😁🍺🍺

Good newsk

Fantastic news. It’s looking good !

Thanks so much for the regular updates Ashdon Inns….it’s wonderful watching this beautiful building slowly come back to life!😌

Looking good, looking forward to coming in for a drink or 2🙂🍻🥂

So exciting to see it coming back to life! Can’t wait to enjoy the village pub when it’s back open 🥳🍾

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Does anyone know if the museum would be suitable for someone with a walking frame?

Received from a resident

“Hi. We have a small white pet bird in our hedge, chirping away. If anyone has lost one.”
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Rose & Crown Update:

We’re sure you’ve all the noticed the scaffolding, and we’re very pleased to be starting work on the renovation of the Rose & Crown.

Starting from the top, we are cleaning and repairing the roof with external decorating about to commence. Electrical checks and remedial work is going on inside as some of you have noticed.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the scaffolding or the noise while we work on the pub, but we won’t be causing any disruption that’s isn’t deemed necessary as part of our sympathetic refurbishment.

Slow progress, but we will get there.

Yours

The team @ Rose & Crown Inn
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Rose & Crown Update:  We’re sure you’ve all the noticed the scaffolding, and we’re very pleased to be starting work on the renovation of the Rose & Crown.  Starting from the top, we are cleaning and repairing the roof with external decorating about to commence. Electrical checks and remedial work is going on inside as some of you have noticed.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the scaffolding or the noise while we work on the pub, but we won’t be causing any disruption that’s isn’t deemed necessary as part of our sympathetic refurbishment.  Slow progress, but we will get there.  Yours  The team @ Rose & Crown Inn

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Excellent stuff team Rose & Crown. Building sites create noise and inconvenience, but they are always temporary and for the greater good. The old girl needs a makeover for the next generation of her time in the village. Thankfully that will now be as a community pub and not a house or a derelict building. Will be great to be back for a pint and a bite to eat very soon. 🍻👍

Let’s hope the hard work is rewarded by village folk using our great pub. That first pint will be magical!

Well done team, slowly but surely. It will be amazing when finished, can’t wait to be a regular visitor again. A time lapse camera would be amazing to see progress. Cheers 🍻

So looking forward to our village pub being the hub if our village well done 👍🏻🥃

Fantastic work and a pleasure to see the building being restored. Really looking forward to the opening. 😁

Looking forward to you opening. Well done to you all been watching the process. x

I've loved watching it. I've been taking tips from the outside work... We need to do similar to our house. Lol

Amazing! Can not wait. Noise is obviously inevitable in this situation! All for the greater good. Can’t wait to visit 😍

Make as much mess as you like and noises.Our village needs it's pub back. Thank you to ever it concerns. 🙏👌

Don’t worry about the noise! We all want to see the pub open 🍻😁

Fantastic, can’t wait to get in for a pint 🍺. Well done guys on sorting out our village pub 😊

All looking good, no disruption or noise issues from three doors away. Well done.

Amazing! We can’t wait and it’s just amazing to see the pub finally being cared for. Thank you!!!

Go Boys Go, Great Work Can't wait, Last Pub Standing !!

You are all doing a great job ! Looks a lot better already. Make as much noise as you like 😀😀

It’s looking better already!! Really can’t wait until we can pay our first visit!!!🍺🥂

Best wishes on the project and looking forward to seeing the finish.

We're looking forward to going to the local once again great work

Well done guys, what an exciting sight! Thank you x

🙌🏼❤️👏🏼❤️🙌🏼

Well done!

Great news !

Awesome 🍺👍

Fantastic, well done all

Great news! Do keep up the updates 😁

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🧻 SHOUT OUT FOR LOO ROLL! 🧻
Our toilet paper supplies are running low. If you are able to, please pop a packet in one of our collection boxes when you're shopping. Thank you 🙂
And please share this post in any local groups you're a member of, it really helps us to get the word out and make sure we're not 'caught short'!
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Ashdon Parish Council will next meet at 19:30 on Monday 19th July in the Village Hall.

The Agenda can be downloaded via

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Following discussions by the Parish Council with both Uttlesford District and Essex County Councils a tree survey was arranged by Essex County Council on the Horse Chestnut by the Village Hall. The tree was shedding dead wood and branches and looked poorly and in a generally sorry state.

The result of the tree survey was not as gloomy as it was thought it would be and Essex County Council arranged for the necessary "trim" that the tree required (once permission had been obtained).

This lovely tree will be monitored on an annual basis to confirm that it has benefited from the work carried out and is still healthy.
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Following discussions by the Parish Council with both Uttlesford District and Essex County Councils a tree survey was arranged by Essex County Council on the Horse Chestnut by the Village Hall. The tree was shedding dead wood and branches and looked poorly and in a generally sorry state.  The result of the tree survey was not as gloomy as it was thought it would be and Essex County Council arranged for the necessary trim that the tree required (once permission had been obtained).  This lovely tree will be monitored on an annual basis to confirm that it has benefited from the work carried out and is still healthy.

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Ashdon Baptist Church bbq is going strong please feel free to pop in before 14:30...

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Lovely exhibition and lovely BBQ. Thank you.

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We hope that you can make it tomorrow and support the Baptist Church..

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Thanks to Pen Ramsey for this stunning supermoon photo taken from just outside the Rose and Crown.

News Release regarding The Rose & Crown.

Ashdon Inns Limited is very pleased to confirm the purchase and, therefore, the future of Ashdon’s last public house: The Rose and Crown.

Please bear with us whilst we make arrangements to refurbish the premises in readiness for re-opening.

We all look forward to seeing the pub in business again and will keep you updated with our progress.

Updates and events will shortly be available at www.roseandcrownashdon.co.uk



Yours faithfully

Dean & Vicki Foster

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Wow great news..... Will you be ready for Wednesday velo ride?

Please can we have our pool table back?

Nice to hear it will be in local ownership with people who care for the pub and local community

Excellent Dean!! Really looking forward to moving to Ashdon (finally) and propping up the bar at the Rose and Crown! 👍🏼🔥🥂🔥👍🏼

Thank goodness for that. As someone who's slightly obsessed and geeky about older properties. It's been horrendous walking past it and seeing it literally fall apart.

I suppose you'll need a Jazz Band for the opening ceremony. Come on, make your pitch!

That's great news, looking forward to the reopening, it's been horrible seeing it empty 🥂

Good luck guys. Is Wimbish still banned 😁🍀

Brilliant news, looking forward to the opening. Well done guys

Fabulous news! Cannot wait to come and support the local pub 🥂👏

Best news, so excited, can’t wait to support you

Great news! If you’d like Oliver Cromwell to come and open it, drop me a line.

Fantastic news have missed the pub well done to all concerned getting it up and running again 👏

Congratulations. Look forward to coming for a beer soon!

Great news. Look forward to revisiting.

Great news! Please take care of the medieval wall frieze!

Absolutely amazing news - can’t wait to come and use it 🍷🎉

Brilliant news looking forward to coming in to see you. xx

👍🏻 look forward to the grand re-opening

Yay! Can’t wait 🥳

Fabulous, well done to all involved... Looking forward to my first pint when she opens 👍🍻

Best news I have had in a long time 😊😊😊😊

Congratulations 🎉 great news

Absolutely brilliant news

Great news! 😁

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The June edition of ECC - Love Essex is now available to view...

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The June edition of ECC - Love Essex is now available to view...  https://ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Love-Essex-June.pdf

The 17th June edition of Active Essex - The Pulse is now available to view.

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The 17th June edition of Active Essex - The Pulse is now available to view.  https://ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Active-Essex-The-Pulse-17.06.21.pdf

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Saffron Walden Museum is open again...
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