Introduction to our Village

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE from 30/08/2023 : website will no longer be updated from 30/08/2023

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, gym, village hall, church hall, OSCA, HUSCH and farm shop. Our population is approximately 1250 plus.

The history of Henham now has its own website at Click here.

Transport News
Road Closure Notices

Mill Road - 30th July for 1 day  -  Open Reach works

North Hall Road - now open 

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 

For information on the  Countryside Code click here


Village news

The next Henham Parish Council meeting is on 7th September 7:30pm at OSCA as there is no meeting in August.

- Our Police Community Support officer will be hosting a monthly Beat Surgery where residents can have a chat with him regarding crime prevention, local policing and community issues and concerns at Henham Village Shop 10:00-11:00 on the following dates:
August 7th and 17th
September 4th and 13th
October 18th
November 6th and 20th
December 11th 2023

Touchpoint Community Foodshare - Elsenham every Tuesday 9:30-10:30am at the Elsenham Bowls Club (follow Leigh Drive (CM22 6BY) to the end, go past the football pitches). Everyone Welcome!

Election 2023: Details are on UDC website -

Village tree survey: Click here

30/9/21: Speedwatch Report - click here

08/02/22: Dog Theft Guidance -click here
Uttlesford Foodbank
Providing food and essentials to families and individuals in crisis across Uttlesford. Our volunteers offer a caring, non-judgemental service and our clients are at the heart of everything we do.
If you are in need please call us on 07531 436335 for help and advice. To find out how you can help by donating food, money or volunteering your time please visit and for up-to-date info please follow us on Facebook: UttlesfordFoodbank

Community Response Hub: As a reminder, the Community Response Hub is still available to help residents who are struggling at this time, including assisting with shopping, prescription collection and befriending. The hub number 03333 408 218 is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, or residents can get in touch via email:

Bonfires -  Residents are reminded that the UDC website states that residents should not light bonfires if it is likely to cause problems with neighbours or residents. There is a report form on the UDC website (and see below) to report anti-social bonfires.
 For general help and assistance please click here:  

UDC message regarding how to report low-level Anti-Social Behaviour:
Please use the Report Form to report Issues such as noise, littering, gathering of groups causing a nuisance, are an example of what can be reported here, and which are on-going, affecting the quality of life for UDC residents.

This report goes directly into the inbox of the Community Safety Team, and will be investigated and discussed via the Uttlesford Community Hub in partnership with the relevant agencies.

We would still urge members of the public to use the 999 system for emergencies, and 101 for reporting of issues that are currently happening.
For the REPORT FORM- click on this link:

Coronavirus - 
Please refer to the following link for further information:

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 2019 click here

Essex Police