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Waltham Abbey Town Council,
Waltham Abbey Town Hall,
Highbridge Street, 

Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DE.
Tel: 01992 714949 Fax: 01992 763774



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Issued: May 15, 2017

PICTURES: A selection of pictures from the visit can be downloaded HERE for media use

Essex County Council chairman visits Waltham Abbey

The chairman of Essex County Council visited Waltham Abbey to see the new crossing on Crooked Mile, the Epping Forest District Museum, and the new Meridian Line in Sun Street.

The visit was organised by Town Mayor Helen Kane who was accompanied by other local town and district councillors and Town Clerk Kathryn Richmond at the crossing, near the Abbey View roundabout and Saxon Way junction, which was installed last year with funding from the Epping Forest Local Highways Panel.

Cllr Kane and the Town Clerk then accompanied Cllr John Aldridge and his wife, Christine, to the district museum where they were shown around the extended and refurbished premises and were able to admire just some of the exhibits and artefacts on display.

The visiting guests were then show the new Meridian Line mosaic in Sun Street.

Town Mayor Helen Kane said: "It was a pleasure to welcome Cllr Aldridge and his wife to our town and to show off the long-awaiting crossing which has been installed at Crooked Mile.

"The town council and local councillors had long campaigned for the crossing which was desperately needed to improve pedestrian safety, and we are most grateful for the funding input from Essex County Council through the Local Highways Panel."

Cllr Kane added: "It was also lovely to be able to show off the incredible work that has been undertaken at the district museum to ensure even more of the history of the town and our district can be shown off to visitors."

Cllr Aldridge said: "I was very pleased to have the opportunity to spend some time on a visit to Waltham Abbey.

"It was a great opportunity to see the new signalised crossing on the Crooked Mile. This is a significant improvement to road safety enabling pedestrians to cross a really busy road and a testament to the perseverance of  local councillors to get it was installed.

"My wife Christine and I were immensely impressed by the superb museum. Not only did it reflect the changing face of Waltham Abbey over the past centuries, and maybe millenia, but it had also created a modern museum in a period building in which pride of place had been given to some wonderful and unique artefacts from the past. We were struck by the innovative way in which the museum was both displaying rare objects from the past whilst opening its premises to the public for new exhibitions and as a meeting place for its townsfolk.

"Since my first visit to the Greenwich Observatory it has been 20 years since I had the opportunity to span the Meridian and it was a brilliant idea of the town to make this a superb ceramic work of art."

The completion of the Meridian Line mosaic was marked at a special event featuring Morris dancing organised by Waltham Abbey Town Partnership on Saturday, May 6.



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