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 www.henhamhistory.org. Click here.
11th July 2017 UDC Notice of Roadworks
Stop Press: 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. Be assured that our expert consultants are already studying the plans and preparing our objections.
We have until 13th February 2018 to respond and will be advising you in plenty of time on how to do this. It will be vital that each and every resident who objects to this inappropriate development expresses their concerns.
Nick Baker, Chairman HPC and Save Our Village.
Persimmons - School Lane update December 2017: Persimmons have made another planning application for 36 houses on School Lane - extended deadline to respond to this is 19th January 2018
click here for HPC letter of advice on how to respond
Superfast Broadband - village update:
The power and fibre connection should have been made on 20th December followed by a 2 week commissioning and testing period
BT is accepting orders for superfast broadband. A resident ordering today was promised connection on 12th January. Remember that BT brands it's superfast ' Infinity.'
Other service providers should also accept orders.
The Parish Council would be interested to hear about prices offered for Infinity and other offers for superfast broadband.