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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, gym, village hall, church hall, OSCA, HUSCH and farm shop. Our population is approximately 1250 plus.

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

Transport News
Road Closure Notices

Brick End Road/Henham/Broxted & Brick End 26 September for 3 days for carriageway patching

3/2/22: Intended closure of North Hall Road, due to commence on 12th February 2022 for 266 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes retaining wall. 

Update from Essex Highways on 28/03/22:

We have received and reviewed the preliminary design for works to North Hall Road and are satisfied with the proposal. Therefore, we instructed our contractors to carry out the next task of completing the submission documents to the Environment Agency. The full application was submitted in March 2022 and consultations will be held with the Environment Agency to ensure that we gain approvals for the preferred design. We anticipate the consultation period and approval time to be between 8-12 weeks. We have also discussed the preferred option with the utility companies whose apparatus is within close proximity to the works location, and they have accepted our proposed design. The necessary vegetation works were carried out within the Highway land in February 2022 to avoid bird nesting season. Please be assured we are working very closely with the design and build contractor and as soon as we received a detailed construction programme we will be able to share this 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


Today, Sunday 11th September 2022, is Proclamation Day where Parish Councils vow their loyalty to King Charles III.

Henham Parish Council offers its condolences upon the death of Her Majesty the Queen and the Parish Council Chairman offers the following thoughts.

Henham Parish Council is greatly saddened by the passing of our late Sovereign, her majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second. Our sorrow at this time is shared by people across the globe, as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our longest serving Monarch. That service was an inspiration to many and an example to us all.

If members of the public wish to lay flowers the designated site within the Parish is the Flagpole at the War Memorial.

If residents wish to sign a book of condolence, then they may attend Uttlesford District Council at the London Road offices, Saffron Walden. That reception area will remain open through lunchtimes and on Wednesday. Saffron Walden Town Council will be hosting a book of condolences, which will be available in the Town Hall from Friday 9th September for the public to sign and express their condolences. Access is through the front doors of the Town Hall, Saffron Walden, alongside the Market Square, which will be open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm only or you may sign the online book at  

Update on Accession Proclamation:, Sunday 11th September, 2022

1pm High Sheriff will read the Proclamation at County Hall


Village News
Defibrillator training at OSCA 10th September at 10:30am.

Village tree survey: Click here

30/9/21: Speedwatch Report - click here

08/02/22: Dog Theft Guidance -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).

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

Bonfires -  Residents are reminded that the UDC website states that residents should not light bonfires if it is likely to cause problems with neighbours or residents. There is a report form on the UDC website (and see below) to report anti-social bonfires.
 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.

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 2019 click here

Essex Police