Introduction to our Village

Henham remains a rural community although now perhaps better described as a 'community in a rural setting.' As with most other villages in the area, there are few whose income is dependant on the land and the majority of working residents travel away from the area to seek a living. However on the positive side we retain our own church, primary school, village shop with a post office, public house, village hall, church hall and community centre. Our population is approximately 1250 plus.

The history of Henham now has its own website at Click here.

Transport News
Road Closure Notices
Abbotsford Bridge – planned overnight road closures for gully works

Arrangements have been made to install a double gully and the existing shallow kerbing will be replaced with new kerbing in order to direct the water into the gully to stop excessive water pooling in the carriageway. 

Work is due to commence on Monday 9 March 2020 and expected to take approximately five days to complete.

All traffic management options have been reviewed and, in order to carry out the works in a safe manner, there is no alternative option but to close the road at the bridge during working hours only. In order to minimise disruption work will be carried out between 9pm to 5am.

After each shift, barriers will be put in place to protect the work area and the road will reopen to all traffic.

Essex Highways urge all drivers to take additional care and observe traffic management and signage in place during the works. In particular, please be aware the width of the carriageway may be reduced to accommodate barriers during non-working hours.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Passengers using the 7 and 7a bus service please be advised there will be no change in service.

Details of other works in the area can be viewed from (formerly

Further information can be found on the Abbotsford Bridge, Hall Road, Elsenham webpage. 

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For more information on Winter security click here

For more information on home security click here

For more information on vehicle security click here 

Village News

Proposal for new homes – Land East of Mill Road
Many residents received a flyer regarding a proposed housing development on Mill Road for 40+ homes.
The developer is inviting residents to comment.
Henham Parish Council strongly advises that you DO NOT respond until a formal application is received and our advisors offer advice. If you respond now, they will deal with your concerns within their application.

Henham Parish Council will advise you further at the appropriate time.
Thank you
Henham Parish Council.


Link to our Facebook Page

We have a fun and informative Facebook Page.
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Henham and Ugley Primary School Events:
Click here for the new school website: 

Ofsted Report following one day inspection on 26th March click here

Essex Police