• The Tour de France comes to Finchingfield - 7th July 2014
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Upcoming Events

Tue Sep 26 @19:30 - 09:30PM
Parish Council Meeting
Tue Oct 31 @19:30 - 09:30PM
Parish Council Meeting
Tue Nov 28 @19:30 - 09:30PM
Parish Council Meeting


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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CHE Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day Cornish Hall End Sunday 20 August 1pm til 8pm

Music, BBQ, Picnic and lots more, see the Poster for full details


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

*Transport to be provided for those unable...


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