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







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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.
Bus services - Latest News
In mid-January news a decision by the Deputy Traffic Commissioner for the East of England revoked Townlink's operator licence with effect from the end of February.
Essex County Council acted with commendable speed to ask the Ensign Bus Company (https://twitter.com/@EnsignbusCo) , which already operates in the Brentwood area, to step in on the 21 route. It its services began on January 11, running between Brentwood Station and Ongar.
For the first week buses bearing the Townlink branding and the number 21 continued to run, effectively competing with the Ensign services.
After that week they were conspicuous by their absence, particularly on Saturday January 16 (at the time Ensign services ran only Monday to Friday. Essex County Council has now provided support for Ensign to extend its services to Saturdays but that funding is only in place until the end of March, after which it will either sink or swim.  Read more

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 2015

At the Seniors' Christmas Lunch in December 2015 an enjoyable time was had by all. Report