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Recorder's Report 2008
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BERDEN RECORDER’S REPORT 2008

 January
Village appraisal questionnaires sent out last year to whole village. Response from a third. Main concerns were:
a. changes should happen slowly
b. road danger – speeding and lack of pavements
c. dog fouling and barking
d. airplane noise and no more Stansted expansion
e. Berden website under-used
f. improve youth facilities transport
g. protect environment/ waste management.

Conclusion: most responders generally happy with Berden as it is. Council to look into various suggestions from Survey and maybe implement.

March
Recycling rate for Uttlesford risen to over 55% since introduction of three-bin system.

April
Berden nature records interesting and unusual sightings of wildlife through winter. There are now over 80 bird boxes throughout the village.

May
National Air Traffic Services (NATS) proposing changes to flight paths over south-east England. This could have significant detrimental impact on Berden. Suggest villagers to submit objections.

June
Received Essex County Council funding of a bus shelter for the centre of the village.

July
Diamond Jubilee Fete had record attendance and profit of £11,020. Income to be divided between Village Hall and Church maintenance. A copy of the original newspaper article on the first fete shows that many stalls and entertainments remain the same.

October
New houses at North End, Dewes Green finished. Possibility of old K6 phone box, which was threatened with removal, to be retained as architectural heritage – villagers pledged money to help ‘buy’ it.

November
Photographic competition ‘Berden through the ages’ showing events people and places.

December
Data collected on house prices realised for sold properties in Berden from www.houseprice.co.uk from July 2007 to July 2008.

NEW ACQUISITIONS
New material in the archives include photographs of the new houses at North End, the site for the proposed bus shelter, the K6 phone box and the new building plot at The Raven. Also details on houses for sale in the village, parish magazines for the year, local newspaper articles ref Berden, Fete accounts and article.

VILLAGE ORGANISATIONS
Village Hall Committee
Mother’s Union
Social Club
Fete Committee
Drama Group
Choir
Youth Forum
Berden Women’s Institute
Berden Nature
Croquet Club
Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
Baby & Toddler Group

 

 



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