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.
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.
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