Home Page Link Thaxted - under the present flightpath and threatened with quadrupled activity Takeley's 12th century parish church, close to proposed second runway Harcamlow Way, Bamber's Green - much of the long distance path and village would disappear under Runway 2 Clavering - typical of the Uttlesford villages threatened by urbanisation
Campaigning against proposals to expand Stansted Airport

image Press Release - 29 August 2017


SSE 2018 Calendar with Ray Woodcock of SSE and first customer Georgie Thake - 29 August 2017
SSE 2018 Calendar with Ray Woodcock of SSE and first customer Georgie Thake
at the Countess of Warwick Show - 29 August 2017

Georgie Thake from Quendon (pictured above right) was the first of many to snap up a copy of the 2018 Community Calendar from Stop Stansted Expansion's (SSE) calendar team leader Ray Woodcock at the Countess of Warwick Country Show in Little Easton over the bank holiday weekend (27-28 August).

Georgie's family boasts a 500-year connection with local landscape and heritage through work on the land through the generations, while she herself has carried on the tradition through her work as a gardener.

Hot off the press, the 2018 calendar is the sixteenth in the series and once again features many stunning locations in the shadow of Stansted Airport's operations which are threatened by expansion plans. It makes an important contribution to SSE's fundraising efforts, as well as raising and maintaining awareness of the special quality of the region.

The A3 format calendar is priced at just 7 and will be available from mid-September in fourteen outlets across Uttlesford and East Hertfordshire, as well as from SSE's volunteer sales team. In the meantime, mail order and gift copies (including for overseas addresses), as well as in-person collection, can be arranged by contacting SSE at info@stopstanstedexpansion.com or on 01279 870558.

Commenting on the launch of the latest edition of the calendar, SSE Chairman Peter Sanders said: "The 2018 calendar maintains the high standard which the community has come to expect from Ray Woodcock and his team. We are sincerely grateful to all the local photographers who have contributed their pictures to make this latest calendar such a work of art and daily reminder of the areas affected by Stansted expansion plans, as well as to our dedicated calendar sellers."


The retail outlets where calendars can be bought from mid-September are as follows:

Bishop's Stortford: Barnes Flooring, 72 South Street
Broxted: S Perry, Chapel End Nursery
Dunmow: Cambridge Furniture & Willetts Newsagents
Duton Hill: The Three Horseshoes
Elsenham: Post Office
Hatfield Broad Oak: Broad Oak Stores
Henham: Village Store
Little Hallingbury: Post Office
Molehill Green: SSE Office, Molehill Green Village Hall (Mondays 10am to 5pm)
Saffron Walden: Tourist Information Centre & James Jewellers
Sawbridgeworth: Nisa Local (formerly The Tuck Shop)
Stansted Mountfitchet: Stansted Pharmacy at Castle Maltings & YZ Store/Post Office
Takeley: Takeley News
Thaxted: Guildhall Stores

Ray Woodcock, SSE Calendar Team Leader: 07808 368898 or Raymond.woodcock@btinternet.com
Carol Barbone, Campaign Director, SSE, M 0777 552 3091, cbarbone@mxc.co.uk
Sarah Cousins, SSE Campaign Office Manager: info@stopstanstedexpansion.com

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