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.
16th August 2019
Parish Council Summer Playscheme
We held our annual summer playscheme for children between the ages of 6 and 11 early in the school summer holidays. There were morning and afternoon sessions for a whole week, Monday to Friday, which were free to all children living in Great Baddow. It was a highly successful week, with over 70 children taking advantage of the playscheme; the children thoroughly enjoyed both indoor and outdoor activities, including opportunities to try Parkour (free running style gymnastics), craft activities and a final party session with entertainment by the resident magician, Papalarny.