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 Broadbandare you a winner or a loser? Superfast Essex
is rolling out faster broadband in rural areas
across the county – but not to everyone.
Only some Kelvedon Hatch residents will
be able to connect –
read here to see if
you are one of the lucky ones or if you are
going to lose out on the “fourth utility”.

Route 21 Bus Service – withdrawn services reinstated.   Essex County Council has stepped in to ensure that the early evening services on the 21 route between Warley and Ongar (via Kelvedon Hatch) recently withdrawn by Townlink will be reinstated as the 21a between Warley and Ongar only. Click here  to see the timetable. Kelvedon Hatch Parish Council is grateful to Cllr Ann Naylor and to the chair of the Local Highways Panel, Cllr David Kendall, for their support. 

Swan Pond
Swan Pond has now undergone restoration work.
See the slideshow
of images taken while the Swan Pond was under restoration.

Seniors' Christmas Lunch 2014
At the Seniors' Christmas Lunch in December 2014 an enjoyable time was had by all.
Report and photographs.