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Doctors - Elsenham Surgery Appointments 814 730 Mon-Fri Pharmacy 815 046 8.30 am Out of Hours 111 6.30 pm

Doctors - Stansted Surgery Appointments 813 200

Local Hospitals with A & E

• Addenbrookes Cambridge 01223 245 151

• Princess Alexandra Harlow 444 456

• Broomfield Chelmsford 01245 362 000

Local Hospitals with NO A & E

• Herts & Essex Community Bishops Stortford 655 191

• Saffron Walden Community Hospital 01799 562 900

• St Margaret’s Epping 01992 902 010

• Rivers Hospital (Private) Sawbridgeworth 600 282

Home Eye Tests (Vision Call – Saffron Walden)

We provide a free eye test at your home if you are unable to attend a high street optician due to physical or mental disability. We come to you.

Eye test at home for over 70’s is also free. Free delivery for spectacles ordered (but payment on delivery)

Web: www.vision-call.co.uk Tel: 01799 543 561 or 0845 050 1831

Lord Butler Fitness and Leisure Centre (organised by UDC)

Peaslands Rd, Saffron Walden CB11 3EG

A range of classes supervised by two Health Trainers. For more information and an assessment of your needs contact the Health Trainers

Tel: 01799 522 777 or e-mail pgoddard@uttlesford.gov.uk

Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre (Bishops Stortford)

Offers the local community a range of indoor and outdoor facilities. Outside there are 13 sports pitches and a 1500m trim trail for runners. Indoors is serviced by a crèche, meeting room, two swimming pools, gym and group exercise studio. Our gym is stocked with the very latest fitness equipment including Trixter bikes and TRX suspension training system. The swimming pools offer our award winning swim school as well as a range of water based activities.

Tel: 652 332 Web: grangepaddocksinfo@everyoneactive.com

Nordic Walking Programme

Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking – it makes something we can all do... twice as effective! Nordic Walking uses poles to in order to add two major benefits to walking. The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the


Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking, hill walking or trail running. It can be done by anybody anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing. For more details go to www.uttlesfordnordicwalking.co.uk or call

Tel: 0207 118 0607 Mobile: 07794 867344 (Paul Goddard)

The Ramblers “At the heart of Walking”

Join a walk - We run hundreds of walks each week – from short urban strolls to long walks in the countryside. Why not join us? You’re welcome to try out any of our walks for free. Once you’ve experienced the views fun and exhilaration it’s just a case of becoming a member.

Contact us - Opening hours - 9.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

General enquiries: e-mail: ramblers@ramblers.org.uk

Web: www.ramblers.org.uk

The Uttlesford Group was formed in1995 and now has membership of 135. We are a

small group organising walks of about 10 miles most Saturdays and a 5 mile walk mid


The village now has a Deliberator installed and based at OSCA’s

An AED (automatic external defibrillator is a device that gives the heart a an electric shock when someone’s heart has stopped (cardiac arrest).

You can use the machine on children over one year old.

The AED is stored in a locked case which is protected and can only be opened with a special code number.

If you wish to use the AED – then call 999, and they will give the code and instructions on to use the machine, until the ambulance arrives.

The Parish Council arranges training courses on how to use the AED

If you are interested - Look out for the next training date. They will be announced in the Dragon, Face Book and on the Web Site