Finchingfield Parish Council Clerk
We are very pleased to confirm the appointment of a new Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer, Claire Waters who joins Finchingfield Parish Council with effect from 1st January 2022.
Claire is CILCA qualified, has worked as Parish Clerk & RFO for Castle Hedingham Parish Council since 2013 and for Bulmer Parish Council since 2020. We all look forward to working with Claire next year and beyond.
With many thanks to our outgoing Locum Clerk, Karen Kuderovitch who is working with Claire to ensure a smooth and efficient handover.
Finchingfield is mentioned in the Domesday Book (Finchingfield – 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 a beautifully refurbished Village Hall which along with the Horse & Groom PH is the hub of many social activities.