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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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.
Route 21A Bus to be withdrawn
Essex County Council is proposing to end the 21A bus service between Warley and Ongar via Kelvedon Hatch from April 2016. This service was reinstated early in 2015 after the operator of the 21 service, Townlink, withdrew the two early evening weekday services. The 21a services currently leave Brentwood High Street at 18:29 and 19:29. The last alternative service from Brentwood to Kelvedon Hatch (71) leaves the High Street at 18.20. The last 21 service (operated by Townlink) leaves Brentwood High Street at 17.42. The proposal is part of the County Councilís Local Bus Service Network Review consultation which runs from 17th September until 21st October. A survey is accessible at www.essex.gov.uk/busreview and hard copies will be available through the public library network. The ECC will also make them available through as many parish/town/district council offices as possible. The proposal will be discussed at the next meeting of Kelvedon Hatch Parish Council on 8th October at the Village Hall at 08.00 pm. Please come to share your views or phone Cllr David Jobbins in confidence on 01277 373595 if the changes affect you personally.  

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 2014

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