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 Thaxted Road, due to commence on 23rd January 2019 for 32 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Gigaclear Limited undertakes duct in carrageway.
Please check for the most up to date information

Click here for Essex Highways roadsurfacing information letter

11th July 2017 UDC Notice of Roadworks

Want to find out how to keep your home, family and personal belongings safe this Autumn?

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 

Village News

February 2019 -  Parish Councillors Fisher and Frindle are hosting a meeting to discuss future use of the Woodland on 27th February 2019 19:30 at the Village Hall- everyone welcome

Henham Village Jumble Sale 2nd March

Annual Parish Meeting - 7pm at OSCA 4th April 2019 - all welcome
22 February 2018: Stansted Airport planning application - the airport has applied to increase passengers to 43 million and 274,000 flights -  click here for further information. Please 
also go to SSE website
Click here for list of Airport consultation dates
Click here for HPC's letter of objection
2nd January 2018 - Further application from Fairfield.
We regret to have to inform residents that Fairfield have applied for 350 houses on the site on Henham Parish Land near Elsenham. Residents with long memories will recall that Fairfield have lost planning applications ranging from 800 houses to 5200 houses on the same site over the past 10 years. The site is not in the emerging Local Plan for Uttlesford and this smacks of a desperate last minute effort to get under the wire before the door closes. Although the deadline for responses has now closed, the Parish Council will continue to keep residents up to date via this website and the SOV website.


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:

 The School Jumble Sale on 3rd November from 12–2pm 

School visits for prospective pupils 9th November 2018 - please contact Rachel Hipperson to book - tel 01279 850213 

End of Year Governors letter July 2018 click here

Essex Police