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Updated HRA Info (posted July 2018)

You can now access the AGM minutes and accounts. Also, all the HRA newsletters have now been added to the site. Finally, we are uploading the monthly meeting of the Directors.

We are gradually increasing the content for your information so please let us know what you think of the site

Heathfield House (posted 29 July 18)

Since it became empty in 2015 there has been speculation, rumour and conjecture about what may happen to the unoccupied Iceni building (now called Heathfield House). The marketing of the site by Savilles continues, largely unsuccessfully, and whilst there have been a number of viewings recently they have not found a buyer. The owners want a long term solution for the building as the holding costs are huge.

Savilles were recently made aware that the site landscaping was overgrown and this has been rectified. They also acknowledged the concerns previously mentioned regarding the closure of the side access road. Their response to this is that temporary concrete barriers were erected at the insistence of the insurance provider as a preventative measure to prevent unauthorised access to the site. This is despite the ‘legal argument’ submitted by Martin Johnston to the contrary.

Both Savills and the owner wish to have a good working relationship with the HRA (and all others affected by the site) and are very willing to listen to thoughts and concerns with regards to the future of the property. Any such discussion will involve all interested parties. So, as of the date of this post there has been no progress or update as to how the site will be developed. There is still potential for it to be industrial, residential, retail or leisure use.

Dates for your Diary

Bingo – HeART  |  Friday 17th August 2018, doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start

HeART is organising a Bingo night at Thriplow Village Hall with proceeds split between HeART and Ladybirds Playgroup. Come and join in the fun – tickets are £10 for members and £12 for non-members. There will be a licenced bar but feel free to bring your own snacks!

Please email: events@heartfamilies or call 07421875440 for more info, advanced bookings or membership

HeathFest – HeART  |  Saturday 30th June 2018, 2pm – 10pm

Our local charity, HeART, are organising the first ever family summer festival day for our community. From, 2pm – 6pm lots of kids activities have been organised, including free bouncy castles, facepainting, zorbing etc, unlimited squash, hot food and an amazing raffle. From 6pm there will be a hog roast and three different bands. Throughout the whole day there will be a beer, cider and soft drinks tent, plus a Pimms tent as well as wine and gin & tonic tasting!

For more information, click HERE


We can’t believe it’s all over and with so much positive feedback from you all, next years planning has already started. It takes a lot of effort in a lot of different areas to plan this, so HeART are definitely looking for volunteers! Take a look at the HeART website to get in touch.