Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Save the bull

The hearing for the planning application to change the use of the Bull pub to residential is on the 3rd November at 7pm in the council chamber Brentwood.

There is still interest in buying the Bull as a pub if the price is more realistic! We need a good turnout of supporters at the hearing.

There is also a group of locals who are applying to register the Pub as a community asset.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Blackmore Fireworks 2015

The annual Blackmore fireworks event takes place on Saturday 7th November at the Millennium field, Blackmore. 6.30pm for 7.30pm, £5 on the door.

Farmers Market

Blackmore Farmers Market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month from 10am to 1pm in Blackmore Village Hall, Nine Ashes Road,CM4 0QW.

There are around a dozen stalls selling a variety of local produce and speciality foods. These include traditionally reared beef, lamb and pork, venison and other game, a wide variety of sausages, cheeses, organic vegetables and eggs, cakes, honey, a variety of craft beers, Indian cuisine and a plant stall plus much more.

If you would like more information about the market or would like to join as a stall holder please contact Robbie Legg by email at or tel 01277 211883.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Woman’s Institute 100 centenary

A day to celebrate the Woman’s Institute 100 centenary.
It is being held on Wednesday 12th August at Blackmore Village Hall. It starts at 9.43 until 3pm.

Tickets are £10 and  bring your own lunch.

In the morning there will be a beauty Demonstration by Clarins Team from Debenhams. A celebratory toast at lunch time. In the afternoon is a talk on Wellbeing Yoga for all ages
and a demonstration to create a Capsule Wardrobe.

During the day there will be Country Market, WI shop and 2 Raffles.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Blackmore Village Fayre 2015

Blackmore Village Fayre 2015: Fri 22nd to Mon 25th May 2015

Work is well underway in organising the 2015 Blackmore Village Fayre. The theme this year is "Once upon a Blackmore", so fairytale costumes at the ready please!

For all information, check out the official fayre website at

We Will Remember Them

Shenfield Operatic Society presents  "We Will Remember Them - from searchlight to spotlight"
Friday 10th July and Saturday 11th July 2015 (including Saturday matinee)

ACT ONE: songs from World War II, commemorating 70 years since VJ Day (Victory in Japan) in a poignant yet uplifting way.

ACT TWO: transports you back to the present, showing how war and conflict have been portrayed through musical theatre - from Spamalot to Les Miserables and from Miss Saigon to War of the Worlds

Friday 10th July 7.30pm
Saturday 11th July Matinee 2.30pm
Saturday 11th July 7.30pm

Friday and Saturday evening £15 includes buffet
Saturday matinee £12 includes tea and cakes

Blackmore Village Hall, Nine Ashes Road, Blackmore CM4 0QW

Bar available at evening performances

To place a ticket order call Suzanne on 07734 817418 
or email

Monday, 16 February 2015

Superfast Broadband

For those that are not aware, Blackmore has finally got Superfast Broadband! It became live on Wednesday (11th Feb 2015) and this editor is getting his installed this Friday.

(Update: Not ALL of Blackmore has the pleasure of it, please check with your provider on availability)

Monday, 9 February 2015

Blackmore Village and our Green Belt

URGENT – 17th February 2015 deadline. 

Blackmore Village and our Green Belt. 

Did you know:- 

  • That Brentwood Council’s Development Plan has identified land within Blackmore Village, sufficient for well in excess of one hundred new homes to be constructed? 
  • Two, well known, Housebuilding Companies have already acquired Options to purchase two fields in Blackmore? One of these is between Redrose Lane and Woollard Way, the second being the other side of Fingrith Hall Road, linking with Orchard Piece. 

The two Builders have indicated to the Council that c.90 homes can be built on one field and c.40 homes on the other. If the smaller scheme finds its way into the final Development Plan, it will increase the number of homes in Blackmore by almost 10%, and obviously much more if the larger scheme happens….or both of them…..The infrastructure of the Village will struggle to cope and the look and feel of the Village would change forever.

If you like Blackmore ‘the way it is’ and if you are interested in helping to protect our Green Belt, then please do not wait and see what happens, rather make sure that:

  1. You read the recent note circulated by our Parish Council.
  2. You spend proper time on the Brentwood Council web-site and read the Development Plan in full…..yes, it’s dull, but they promised to consult with residents and this is our opportunity to help shape the future. 
  3. And don’t delay in sending back your Consultation Feedback Forms. 

Yes, a resounding ‘vote’ in favour of a large scale development at Dunton Garden Suburb will help alleviate the pressure to ‘grow’ the Villages, but it’s important that we do all that we can to take care of OUR destiny here in Blackmore.

THE CLOSING DATE IS 17th FEBRUARY, so please don’t delay. Your views will count, and leaving it to others might not end up getting the result you want.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Boogie & Bangers

Boogie & Bangers at the village hall for Friends of St Laurences.

Click to enlarge.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Blackmore Scouts Jumble Sale

Blackmore Scouts Jumble Sale, click to enlarge

Village Fayre Quiz

Village Fayre Quiz on 7th February, click to enlarge.