Welcome to the Parish of Kelvedon Hatch

Our village is situated between Brentwood and Ongar, approximately four miles north of Brentwood, Essex and is located in the heart of the Metropolitan Green Belt. Adjoining Parishes include Blackmore, Doddinghurst, Navestock and Stondon Massey.

During the Corona Virus emergency the Parish Council is continuing to work for the welfare of residents. The Parish Council can be contacted by:

Email: clerk@kelvedonhatch-pc.gov.uk
Twitter: @KHParishCouncil
Website: www.kelvedonhatch-pc.gov.uk
Facebook: Search for "Kelvedon Hatch Parish Council"

During the Corona Virus emergency:
 
The Good Neighbour Scheme (not run by the Parish Council) may be able to help with shopping or other urgent needs. Phone 01277 372447 or 01277 374319.

Essex Welfare Service can also help. Phone 0300 303 9988 or online at www.essexwelfareservice.org.uk

It has been necessary to close the Play Area due to Government restrictions.

Brentwood Borough Council has suspended its fortnightly kerbside of glass bottles and garden waste. However, the weekly collection of recyclable waste (orange bags), non-recyclable waste (black bags) and food waste continues as normal. The recycling centre in Coxtie Green Road has been closed, along with other Essex recycling centres.

Recent actions by the Parish Council include:
- Preventing travellers from getting onto Eagle Field.
- Listing Eagle Field as an Asset of Community Value, thus safeguarding it as an area for recreation by village residents.
- Replacing the damaged fencing around the picnic area in Eagle Field and fencing off the sump next to Blackmore Road.
- Erecting new or replacing benches at Swan Pond and Poors Field.

We have also had to deal with an unprecedented wave of vandalism to public property. This has unfortunately required the removal of the benches in the picnic area next to the play area and the new information board at Swan Pond.
 


Whilst the primary shopping, entertainment and transport facilities are located in nearby Brentwood, the village boasts its own Post Office, convenience store, camping shop, estate agent, DIY outlet and even a Secret Nuclear Bunker! Local education is provided by an excellent Infant and Junior school within the village and a choice of good comprehensive schools in Brentwood and Ongar. Local clubs and organisations are well catered for with both the village and church halls providing a convenient venue for many popular local activities and functions.

A delightful village pond provides a central focus for the village. The parish has two public houses (both provide food) and an Indian Restaurant within its boundaries providing attractive venues for those wishing to enjoy good hospitality, food and drink. The Green Belt designation has led to Kelvedon Hatch becoming a very popular commuter village surrounded by open space, well-maintained footpaths and arable farmland. Access to the M25 motorway is only minutes away and with a good and regular train service to London from Brentwood, the village is a very pleasant and popular place to live. Buses run from Kelvedon Hatch to both Brentwood and Ongar. We enjoy all the benefits of rural life and the benefits of being close to popular towns and transport routes.

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Climate Emergency - Kelvedon Hatch Parish Council response - READ ON 
To report an issue with roads and pavements, contact Essex Highways at: https://www.essexhighways.org/transport-and-roads/tell-us/report-all-issues.aspx
How to report Fly-Tipping - CLICK HERE
Litter - The scourge of the countryside 

For those that care about our landscape, a litter free environment is one of the hallmarks of a civilised society. Sadly, a discarded fast food carton thrown out of the window of a motorcar or an empty drinks can marks the perpetrators as little more than vandals with a total disregard for community values. This time of year - with bare hedgerows - litter is all too evident and the situation is getting worse...CLICK HERE to read more