Welcome to the Parish of Kelvedon Hatch
Our village is situated 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.
Whilst the primary shopping and transport facilities are located in nearby Brentwood, the village boasts its
own Post Office, convenience store, camping shop, estate agent and DIY outlet. Local education is provided
by an excellent Infant and Junior school with a choice of good Comprehensive schools in Brentwood.
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 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.
This web site is under constant revision and is provided for the benefit of
all residents of Kelvedon Hatch. If you have any comments or suggestions for
improvement please contact the clerk
Superfast Broadband -
Essex Superfast has announced the details of
Phase 2a of its programme to bring downloads of 24 mbps to rural Essex. It
now appears that the areas of Kelvedon Hatch that were previously not likely
to be included will be able to receive these higher speeds after all. Work
is expected to begin in 2016 and will be completed by 2019. The Parish
Council believes that efforts it made to ensure equality of coverage across
the whole community played some part in this development.
Route 21A Bus to be withdrawn
Essex County Council is proposing to
end the 21A bus service between Warley and Ongar via Kelvedon Hatch from
April 2016. This service was reinstated early in 2015 after the operator of
the 21 service, Townlink, withdrew the two early evening weekday services.
The 21a services currently leave Brentwood High Street at 18:29 and 19:29.
The last alternative service from Brentwood to Kelvedon Hatch (71) leaves
the High Street at 18.20. The last 21 service (operated by Townlink) leaves
Brentwood High Street at 17.42. The proposal is part of the County Councilís
Local Bus Service Network Review consultation which runs from 17th September
until 21st October. A survey is accessible at
www.essex.gov.uk/busreview and hard copies will be available through
the public library network. The ECC will also make them available through as
many parish/town/district council offices as possible. The proposal will be
discussed at the next meeting of Kelvedon Hatch Parish Council on 8th
October at the Village Hall at 08.00 pm. Please come to share your views or
phone Cllr David Jobbins in confidence on 01277 373595 if the changes affect
Wildflower Meadow for Eagle Field
A wild flower meadow is taking shape on part of the fenced area on Eagle
Field. Click here
Seniors' Christmas Lunch 2014
At the Seniors' Christmas Lunch in December 2014 an enjoyable time was had
Report and photographs.