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.
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: www.essex.police.uk/letstalk/
For more information on Winter security click here
For more information on home security click here
For more information on vehicle security click here
Mill Road proposed developement - 45 houses: HPC is encouraging residents to object to this planning application - click here for advice
Bonfires - Residents are reminded that the UDC website states that residents should not light bonfires during the coronavirus period if it is likely to cause problems with neighbours or residents. There is a report form on the UDC website to report anti-social bonfires.
HPC asks residents to consider other residents when thinking of lighting a bonfire. During this lockdown it is unreasonable to subject neighbours to smoke and smell when they are adhering to Government guidelines by staying indoors. Please do not light bonfires during this lockdown period.
Nick Baker, Chair of HPC
For help and assistance during the pandemic please click here:
Message from ECC: We MUST heed the advice from Government.
It is simple. And it is in our hands.
STAY HOME. SAVE LIVES.
Across Essex this weekend, we have seen people behaving in a way which was very much like going about their usual business.
I will be blunt. This is not acceptable.
We MUST socially distance.
Even though some schools across Essex will stay open, you should ONLY take your children to them, if you have been notified that you are a critical worker AND if you absolutely have NO other option.
If the epidemic peaks, as it has in Italy, which has a world-class health system, the NHS will be overwhelmed.
We must not allow the ‘peak’ of the epidemic to outstrip the NHS’s capacity to care.
Every single one of us can ensure that this nightmare scenario does not happen.
In China, and South Korea, the spread of the virus has been kept in check because Governments have acted quickly enough, and people have followed advice. We must follow suit. Our great County of Essex has always risen to the challenges over the decades. This is the greatest one of our times.
Please, follow the advice. Stay Home. Save Lives. #StayHomeSaveLives
Cllr David Finch, Leader, Essex County Council
Dr Mike Gogarty, Director of Public Health, Essex County Council
FAIRFIELD - APPEAL on 28th APRIL NOW POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE- click here for the previous update from the Chair of HPC (written before the lockdown)
Coronavirus - please see Government Guidelines:
Handwashing Techniques: Click here
Home Isolation Advice: Click here
Please also refer to the following link for further information:
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to CORONAVIRUS: The first Coffee with Cops was to be on Monday 23rd March at OSCA 15:00 to 17:00, with our PCSO, Nikki Morris.
The idea behind Coffee with cops is to give the community an opportunity to meet their local PCSO. It’s a great opportunity to raise any issues that are present in the community and bring these to police attention.
A revised date will be provided in due course.
CANCELLED:The Annual Parish Meeting OSCA on Tuesday 31st March 2020 at 19:00 hours
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the Government guidelines, this has been cancelled. The Chair's address will be posted on this website and published in the Dragon in due course.
ALL HPC meetings are postponed until further notice.