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
Public Access Defibrillator has now been installed on an outside wall at the
Eagle Pub. An Awareness Evening has been organised for Monday 25th
July 2016. Please
CLICK HERE for details.
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
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
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
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