Great Baddow Parish Council represents a population of about 15,000 people and provides many facilities, including meeting places, sports and recreation facilities and cemeteries. We are a long-established parish council and celebrated our centenary in 1994. Despite Great Baddow being classified as part of urban Chelmsford, residents still identify strongly with it as a village and one of the Council’s main aims is to foster our village identity and community spirit.
There are over 30 listed buildings in Great Baddow and there is a conservation area at the heart of the village. Major housing developments from the fifties onwards have contributed to its present size and there has been a long association with Marconi and later BAE Systems. A former Chain Home Radar transmitter tower is a prominent feature on the outskirts of the village, where it has been used by Marconi and BAE to test equipment, and is represented on our village sign.
8th December 2019
Neighbourhood Watch in Great Baddow
Neighbourhood Watch was set up in Great Baddow many years ago, but it is in need of revitalising!
A Neighbourhood Watch is a group of people living in a neighbourhood that can be as wide as a parish or as local as part of a street. People support each other in ways such as sharing information and advice about keeping homes safe and secure and personal safety. They may also be aware of vulnerable neighbours and watch out for them or look out for any suspicious activities in the area and share this with neighbours and the police.
Great Baddow city councillors have been to meetings organised by the Chelmsford Community Safety team, the police and the Chelmsford Neighbourhood Watch coordinator, with a view to reinvigorating the scheme in Great Baddow. They are looking for people who might be interested in volunteering to set up a group in their street or part of a street – there is plenty of advice and help available to help set up a group. If you would be interested in finding out more, please contact Cllr Sue Young on email@example.com. Further information can also be found on the Chelmsford Neighbourhood Watch website at www.chelmsfordneighbourhoodwatch.org.uk. Sue and three other Great Baddow city councillors are also members of Great Baddow Parish Council and the Parish Council is keen to support efforts to widen active participation in Neighbourhood Watch.
Parish Council Surgery on Saturday 7th December from 10.00 to 11.00am at the Parish Hall, in Committee Room 1