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 22 February 2018: Stansted Airport planning application - the aiport has applied to increase passengers to 43 million and 274,000 flights - residents are encouraged to lodge their objections by 3 April 2018 click here for further information. Please
also go to SSE website
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.
Stop Press: School Lane (proposed 36 houses by Persimmons) hearing at UDC now re-scheduled for 14th March 2018 - please attend and show your support in objecting to this!
SAVE THE DATE: Henham 10K 24th June 10:30 at Henham School click here for more information
New Gym in Village - now open! Click here for more information
Gigaclear - Please inform the Clerk or Chair of HPC if you have received any letters from Gigaclear.
Superfast Broadband - village update:
BT is accepting orders for superfast broadband. Remember that BT brands it's superfast ' Infinity.'
Other service providers should also accept orders.