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.


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Poor's Field

Damage to the football pitches on Poor's Field led to the Village Hall trustees taking urgent action to protect the field from quad bikes. A decision was taken to reinstate the hawthorn hedge and the parish council underwrote the cost.
Regrettably, this meant the loss of an informal access point that many villages have used for more than 30 years to cross from Roding Drive/Kelvedon Green.
The problem was compounded when the hedging was vandalised. A new kissing gate has been installed near the children's play area to facilitate access while blocking quad bikes.
It is not likely, for a number of reasons, that the informal access point will be reopened and the village hall trustees are under a legal obligation to protect their asset, which is technically private property.
However, the parish council is exploring ways of ensuring that residents can access the new gate from the green on the south side of Eagle Lane.
Please bear in mind that the village hall trustees are acting in good faith to protect an asset that funds the continued use of the hall by the community.
Also, please remember that - if you exercise dogs on the field - you must keep them on the lead and, of course be scrupulous about clearing up after them.
 

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