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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

Intended closure of North Hall Road, due to commence on 23rd July 2020 for 252 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes retaining wall works. Update North Hall Road 

6/4/21 - Request from HPC re North Hall Road Closure: 
Please sign the attached petition and support the Parish Councils of Henham, Ugley and Elsenham in a bid to lobby Essex County Council to swiftly resolve the closure of North Hall Road. Their lack of action over the last nine months is negligent and the road closure affects hundreds of residents on a daily basis. The diversion through Patmore End is totally unsuitable and now extremely dangerous.
It only takes a minute, and we need as large a response as possible. Please pass on to your personal contacts, groups and interested parties.
Many thanks HPC

Update from Essex Highways on 04/03/21:
Further to letters that were sent to residents last year we are writing to advise you that a dedicated webpage has been create ‘North Hall Road, Little Henham’ to support the above scheme. It explains that the emergency closure on a section of North Hall Road was necessary last year following an inspection that identified problems with the retaining wall and embankment where it runs parallel with the River Cam. Our investigations have revealed that the issues relating to the retaining wall and embankment are complex and the length of wall requiring remedial work is much longer than first anticipated. The embankment stretches 100-120 metres and has suffered from scouring, while the retaining wall which extends across 40 metres, has suffered from significant under-scouring and partial collapse. We are currently preparing a ‘design and build’ contract for tender to address all the stages necessary to re-build the collapsed retained wall. This work is being commissioned for design during the 2021/22 financial year. Until these works are carried out it will remain necessary for this section of road to remain closed for public safety. 
We will be sending a letter out to residents and businesses in the area shortly also advising them of the weblink where further information and updates will be posted as the scheme progresses.

Details are also included on

For Trusty Bus updates:

Please check for the most up to date information 

Visit the Essex Police website for their top five safety tips for a number of main crimes that are committed around this time of year:

For more information on Winter security click here

For more information on home security click here

For more information on vehicle security click here 

For information on the  Countryside Code click here

Village News
The Parish Council continues to thank all residents for supporting our community during the pandemic.

Village tree survey: Click here

30/9/21: Speedwatch Report - click here
The latest Covid-19 data from Essex County Council is available on the county council website:

 Covid-19 website which provides the latest information on the vaccination programme in Essex – see here: .The website is hosted and managed by the Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership but includes information across the whole of the greater Essex area, including west Essex (Uttlesford).
Covid-19 Vaccination Anti-Fraud Guide: click here 
Covid-19 Community testing: click here for details
Covid 19 Council Tax Relief Information: click here

Uttlesford Foodbank
Providing food and essentials to families and individuals in crisis across Uttlesford. Our volunteers offer a caring, non-judgemental service and our clients are at the heart of everything we do.
If you are in need please call us on 07531 436335 for help and advice. To find out how you can help by donating food, money or volunteering your time please visit and for up-to-date info please follow us on Facebook: UttlesfordFoodbank

Community Response Hub: As a reminder, the Community Response Hub is still available to help residents who are struggling at this time, including assisting with shopping, prescription collection and befriending. The hub number 03333 408 218 is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, or residents can get in touch via email:
Mill Road APPEAL ALLOWED 30/11/21: Decision Notice Click here

Bedwell Road APPEAL DISMISSED 25/10/21: Decision Notice Click here

COVID  Fraud Scam Alerts: click here
Government face mask guidance: click here
For UDC Business Support:

Bonfires -  Residents are reminded that the UDC website states that residents should not light bonfires during the coronavirus pandemic if it is likely to cause problems with neighbours or residents. There is a report form on the UDC website to report anti-social bonfires.
HPC asks residents to consider other residents when thinking of lighting a bonfire. During this lockdown it is unreasonable to subject neighbours to smoke and smell when they are adhering to Government guidelines by staying indoors. Please do not light bonfires during this lockdown period.
Nick Baker,  Chair of HPC

 For general help and assistance please click here:  

UDC message regarding how to report low-level Anti-Social Behaviour:
Please use the Report Form to report Issues such as noise, littering, gathering of groups causing a nuisance, are an example of what can be reported here, and which are on-going, affecting the quality of life for UDC residents.

This report goes directly into the inbox of the Community Safety Team, and will be investigated and discussed via the Uttlesford Community Hub in partnership with the relevant agencies.

We would still urge members of the public to use the 999 system for emergencies, and 101 for reporting of issues that are currently happening.
For the REPORT FORM- click on this link:

Coronavirus - 
Please refer to the following link for further information:

Henham Parish Council
HPC meetings have now resumed in accordance with COVID-19 guidlines. Should any members of the public wish to attend please can they contact the Clerk.
Notice of Casual Vacancy - Click here



Link to our Facebook Page

We have a fun and informative Facebook Page.
Click here to join as it is a closed group.

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