Our favourite pancake recipe

Our favourite pancake recipe for Pancake Day
Make yourself some yummy pancakes this Pancake Day! This year Shrove Tuesday, also known as “Pancake Day” or “Mardi Gras”, falls on 16th February. On this day, it is customary to eat pancakes as a meal. Try our favourite pancake recipe this Pancake Day 2021. Super quick, in 3 easy steps. Ingredients• 200g plain flour• 1 tsp baking powder• ½ tsp salt• 2 Tbsp su...
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⚠ Snow warning for Eastern England

Land Rover stuck in snow drift
Met Office weather alerts are currently active for tomorrow (Sunday 7th February) for much of Eastern England, including Stambourne, due to easterly winds bringing cold temperatures and snow for the next few days. The Amber alert means: "Heavy snow is likely to bring widespread travel disruptionLong delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel probably occurringT...
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Gritting around Stambourne

Gritting the roads
With the recent snowfalls and the low wintry temperatures, the roads may become dangerously icy. Essex Highways are responsible for gritting the roads around Stambourne in winter but, as they have to prioritise their routes, not all of Stambourne's roads are covered. Did you know the gritting lorries have their own names? Grit Monster, Alexander the Grit, Gritney Spear...
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Snow in Stambourne!

Did you see the snow fall in Stambourne today? A brief period of snow this morning gave some seasonal weather to the village. Fans of snow probably rejoiced but hopefully others didn't find it too inconvenient! Do you have any photos or videos of today's snowfall you would like to share with us? Send them through! Want to see more snow photos? Head to our pho...
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Flooding around Stambourne and Finchingfield

Flooding in Stambourne
Heavy rain on Thursday 14th January 2021 caused some flooding in and around Stambourne. Thank you to Spains Hall Estate for the photo of Finchingfield from above. If anyone has any more photos they would like to share, please email them from the Contact page. Stambourne GreenBottom of the hill near the playing fieldsFinchingfieldFinchingfield from above, taken by Spains ...
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Sonic boom heard in Stambourne

A loud 'explosion' was heard around 1pm this afternoon, 12 January 2021 which may have bemused residents. Rather than thunder or an explosion, it was an RAF Typhoon scrambled from RAF Coningsby called to investigate a plane which was no longer responding to Air Traffic Control. More info from the BBC below: bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-55636583 bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-en...
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Bonfire night & fireworks 2020

Unfortunately, Stambourne Fireworks on the playing field have had to be cancelled this year due to the current situation but it is hoped it will resume next year. Meanwhile, check out photos of Stambourne Bonfire night 2010. If you plan to have your own fireworks for Bonfire Night, please follow the fireworks code, prevent accidents and consider pets and local wildlife: ...
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