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

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Mill Road, Henham:
Intended closure of Mill Road, due to commence on 23rd November 2018 for 11 days (works to take place between 10:00 - 14:30). The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while BT undertakes customer connection works.

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

Henham Christmas Market on Friday 16th November in both OSCA and the Village Hall from 1pm to 8pm

Uttlesford District Councillors’ Surgery this month will be on
Thursday 15th November at 7.30pm in Petrina’s House: Orwell House, Station Rd, Elsenham.

Stop Press: 24th May 2018: HPC are pleased to announce that we have purchased 2.2 acres of land in Mill Road opposite Hill Top Yard. The Parish Council are well aware that land in and around Henham is regarded as potential development land and could become developments that would not support our aim to make Henham the village it is. This particular plot of land was sold with 'developmental potential' and had, without doubt, been identified as a potential Travellers Site. The Parish Council spent £50K fighting the planning application to turn Hill Top Yard into a Travellers site. The Parish Council does not want development in this area, as it is outside the development area and has unsatisfactory roads, with no pavements.

Spending Parish reserves is always a difficult decision.Your Parish Council pursues a policy of careful development which retains our village way of life. We are determined to make our village the most attractive in Uttlesford and feel that this land purchase protects us from promiscuous development.
Once settled, the Parish Council will invite villagers to contribute to how we can make this area a village asset with woodland, adventure areas, childrens areas, picnic areas and anything else.
Nick Baker
Chairman HPC

Stop press: 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

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. 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