• The Tour de France comes to Finchingfield - 7th July 2014
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Tue Jul 25 @19:30 - 09:30PM
Parish Council Meeting

FINCHINGFIELD PARISH

The Parish is one of the largest in area, in Essex, encompassing the villages of Finchingfield and Cornish Hall End with a combined population of approximately 1300.

Finchingfield is mentioned in the Domesday Book [Fincingefelda – the fields of Finc’s people] and has a long history – having a 15th century Guildhall and a 14th century church – St John the Baptist - its massive tower dating from the Norman times. The Guildhall has recently undergone major renovation work - you can visit its website here.

The village pond in Finchingfield is familiar to many visitors and said to be the most photographed village in England [Daily Telegraph 2008]. Apart from its history and significant conservation area, visitors can enjoy the many facilities provided by the shops, pubs and restaurants [please see the Business section of the website]. It also has a thriving primary school and a Health Centre, which together with the many social activities that take place during the year, makes it a very desirable village.

Cornish Hall End is a smaller village with its own electoral ward, some 2.7 miles from Finchingfield and an integral part of the Parish as a whole, with a population of approximately 230. It has an equally interesting church – St John the Evangelist – and the Horse & Groom PH is the hub of many social activities.

 

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Gladman Appeal

 

Gladman Public Inquiry - OPENS 5 SEPTEMBER 2017, 10am, due to last five days.

VENUE: Howard Hall, Braintree Masonic Centre, 36 Bocking End, Braintree, CM7 9AA

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Local Plan Response

The Parish Council formal response to the Draft Local Plan / Site FINC 646, Wethersfield Road can be accessed by the following link:

FPC Draft Local Plan response