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

Remembrance Sunday Road Closure in the village - A reminder about the intended road closure from 10:55am to 11:05am on Sunday 10th November at the war memorial – Church Street, Crow Street and High Street junctions.

Intended closure of Chickney Road, due to commence on 25th November 2019 for 5 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes excavate to replace damages 20m secion of foul sewer water.

Hall Road Closure: Abbotsford Bridge is on Hall Road about a quarter of a mile down from The Crown in Elsenham (going towards the Airport) and is in need of major structural repairs. ECC says the main works are to commence on 10th May and expect to take about six months to complete.

During this time ECC say that unfortunately a full closure of the road will be necessary.  
ECC has put up a webpage to provide details and updates here: 

For Trusty Bus updates impacted by the closure:

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Temporary Introduction of 20mph of Brick End Road, Henham & Brick End Road, Broxted and Church End Lane, Broxted due to commence on 6th June 2019 for 149 days. The speed limit is required due to safety concerns.

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 

Village News

Dates for your diairies

Henham Christmas Market - Friday 15th November 1-8pm at Henham Village Hall and OSCA all proceeds go to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance - all welcome

Land North of Bedwell Road and West of Old Mead Road. UTT/19/2266/OP.
Consultation finishes on 29th November: 
Many of you will already be aware that yet again the area is under threat from another large-scale Development, this time centred in Elsenham on Bedwell Lane / New Road, however the land is in the Parishes of Ugly and Henham.
The application is for 220 new homes between the M 11 and the railway.
obviously Elsenham Henham and Ugly Parish Councils plus the Joint Parish Council Steering Group will rigorously oppose this application and we have already appointed our team of advisors who will produce our objection report and a briefing document for residents. The additional traffic from this development will either travel through Ugley to the Stansted Road or, come back into Elsenham and add to the appalling traffic through Stansted Mountfiddich.
We will circulate the briefing document once completed and would request that at that time as many residents as possible write to raise objections with Uttlesford District Council.

Gigaclear Update: We have been informed by Gigaclear that they have received a permit to work down Old Mead Road earlier than they thought – Essex Highways have plans to carry out roadworks further south which would cause a confliction in road diversions, so they have given Gigaclear a permit to complete the work on this stretch of road before they start, preventing any delays to us bringing fibre to Henham.  

The Parish Council has received the following update about Gigaclear work in Henham:

Gigaclear is working with Superfast Essex to build a full fibre broadband network in certain parts of Essex. As part of this programme, a small number of properties will be enabled by Gigaclear in Henham. To see if your property is included, please check your property's status at . Not in the plans? You can register your demand at

Just like other utilities, building the network involves digging trenches in private land (with permission), highway, the carriageway, verges and paths. We are currently aiming to continue our network building through to June and this will include parts of Chickney Road being closed as part of these works. Our contractors will provide a letter drop to residents who live on the affected road closure informing them of the work which will be undertaken, and updates will also be provided to the Parish Council.

If you have any queries regarding the network build, please contact our Network Build Care team on 01865591137 or e mail

Nick Baker
Chair HPC

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