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Christmas Lunches

Wednesday Walkers Christmas Lunch


Sunday Walkers Christmas Lunch - Sunday 2nd December

Christmas lunch will be at the Granary Restaurant, Waldegraves Holiday park in East Mersea.

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Please contact Regina with your choice of Christmas lunch which takes place on Sunday 2 December at the Waldegrave Leisure Park on Mersea Island.

Unfortunately there aren't any places left but there is a waiting list.

Short Wednesday Walks Christmas Lunch - Wednesday 12th December


Nayland Road

West Bergholt, Colchester

Essex, CO6 3DD

Tel: 01206 243330

Time: 12:45 for 13:00

Price is £16.95 for 2 courses and £19.95 for 3.  There is no deposit to pay but it is essential that anyone having to cancel lets Ruth know before the day.  No show for lunch without cancellation will result in having to pay the full amount!

All lunchers need to do is to sign up during a walk or email contact Ruth stating your choice (for example) as follows - Starter A, Main E, Dessert  J.  If anyone wants steak, F, say  e.g. rare, medium etc.

Don't forget to keep a note of what you have ordered.  The site for the White Hart is if you want further information.



A. Homemade Broccoli & Stilton Soup Served with Warm Bread

B. Duck & Orange Pάte with Orange Relish and Melba Toast

C. Smoked Salmon & Prawn Cocktail with Seafood Sauce

D. Deep Fried Breaded Mushrooms with a Tangy Garlic Mayonnaise


E. Succulent Roast Turkey with all the Traditional Trimmings

F. Sirloin Steak with Grilled Tomato and a Stilton Sauce (supplement £2.50)

G. Pan fried Chicken Breast Topped with Napoli Sauce & Melted Cheese

H. Mushroom & Sweet Pepper Stroganoff with Rice

I. Cajun Salmon on Crushed New Potatoes with a Lemon Dill Cream




J. Christmas Pudding and Mince Pie served with a rich Brandy Sauce

K. Lemon Tart with Fresh Cream

L. Eton Mess with A Twist

M. Cheese & Biscuits (supplement £2.50)


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A message from Gordon Bird, Essex Area Chair

The Inspector has recently announced that the Public Inquiry into the proposed Network Rail Essex and others Level crossing reduction order will recommence in Chelmsford on Tues 25th September 2018 following its adjournment on 20th October 2017 due to Network Rail's failure to follow procedures correctly. In the meantime the Cambridgeshire Inquiry has completed whilst the Suffolk Inquiry is under way. We await the findings of these Inquiry's with interest. 

For information, of the original 69 crossings scheduled for closure in Essex and other authorities 10 have been withdrawn. Of the remaining 59 Ramblers have objected to the closure of 37 (3 are conditional).

Network Rail have made it clear this particular programme is the first of many aimed at closing all level crossings (where possible) in the Anglia region and if successful in the rest of the country. There are around 6000 level crossings in the UK; closures would result in a significant disruption to, and degradation of, the UK public right of way network. In addition costs (e. g. footpath maintenance) and health and safety factors would be transferred from Network Rail to cash strapped local authorities.

To get an idea of the scale and scope of the Inquiry please go to the Inquiry web site at

Gordon Bird

Essex Chair

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