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Halstead lies seven miles north of Braintree and is an attractive traditional market town with a wealth of shops, restaurants and interesting walks.

With a population of over 11,000, Halstead has grown steadily and it has several estates of modern houses as well as the expected amenities of 21st century life. Schools are of a high standard and local health facilities include a hospital and medical centre. Leisure opportunites, too are of a high standard with most sports catered for. There are several playing fields and a leisure centre and swimming pool. Clubs and organisations for all ages and interests can be found and the town's community spirit is typified by the Empire, a popular local theatre and cinema used for weekly bingo, live shows and films.

Halstead has a variety of individual shops and a small market held on Fridays, and is a very friendly place to visit.

The Town Council has a responsibility to cater for the needs of the growing population and younger generation, but also to balance these demands and preserve what is best for everyone, whether it be buildings, open spaces or leisure facilities

The Halstead Heritage Musuem is open on Wednesday and Sunday from 1.30pm to 4.00pm from February to November

Town Council opening hours are 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday  


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Local Council Award Scheme

Local Councils Award Scheme 2

HALSTEAD TOWN COUNCIL RECEIVES AWARD IN NATIONAL SCHEME

Halstead Town Council has been awarded a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme. This achievement recognises that the council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. Moreover, Halstead Town Council goes above and beyond their legal obligations, leading their communities and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop even further.

The Award Scheme report highlighted the council’s particular areas of strength, including its action plan and annual town report, and community engagement and grant giving policies.

The Local Council Award Scheme is a peer assessed programme that has been designed to both provide the tools and encouragement to those councils at the beginning of their improvement journeys, as well as promoting and recognising councils that are at the cutting edge of the sector. It is through the sector working together to share best practice, drive up standards and supporting those who are committed to improving their offer to their communities that individual councils and the sector as a whole will reach its full potential.

In terms of the future, the council is now preparing itself for the next level of the award scheme, the Quality award, and reviewing ways in which it can continue to improve its offer to the local community and welcomes input from local people and partners on this. Halstead Town Council and other local councils like it, are at the front line of the government’s localism agenda and are doing as much as they can to deliver services whilst being efficient and cost-effective. Currently the council provides a range of services from Community events such as the annual torchlight procession and lights switch-on to advice on planning and support of local organisations. and wants to improve its community engagement through this. 


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Refurbishment of Kings Road Toilets

Halstead Town Council is pleased to announce that it has agreed to the refurbishment of the Kings Road toilets. Contracts have been awarded to a group of local contractors, with the assistance of town council staff. Work will begin on 28 February and the toilets will be closed for the month of March. We apologise to the public for any inconvenience caused.


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Senior Citizens Outings 2019 - Booking Forms available now

Senior Citizens Outings 2019 - Booking Forms available now

Booking Forms available now from the council offices or can be download here.  To guarantee a place, forms must be returned to the council offices by Friday 29 March 2019

To print the booking form, please click here:  booking form image


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Notice of Temporary Footpath Closures in Halstead

Notice of Temporary Footpath Closures in Halstead

The Essex County Council - Footpath 32, Halstead Urban (Temporary Prohibition of Use) Order 2019

Notice is hereby given that the Essex County Council intends, not less than seven days from the date of this notice, to make the above Order under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Effect of the order: To temporarily close that length of Footpath 32, Halstead Urban in the District of Braintree, from its junction with Footpath 21, Halstead Urban to its junction with Footpath 10, Greenstead Green a distance of approximately 264 metres.

The closure is scheduled to commence on 1 April 2019 to approximately 31 July 2019 or where appropriate signs are showing and weather permitting, and is required for the safety of the public and workforce while construction works are undertaken.

The alternative route will be via: Footpath 21, temporary footpath link to Footpath 10 and vice versa.

The Order will come into effect on 1 April 2019 and may continue in force for 6 months or until the works have been completed, whichever is the earlier.

Click here for a map showing the footpath closure route

 


 The Essex County Council - Footpath 19, Halstead (Temporary Prohibition of Use) Order 2019

Further to a notices: Under section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, which commenced on 23 March 2019.

Notice is hereby given that the Essex County Council has made the above Order under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Effect of the order: To temporarily close that length of Footpath 19, Halstead, in the District of Braintree from its junction with Footpath 44, Greenstead Green generally south west for a distance of approximately 270 metres to its junction with Coggeshall Pieces.

The closure is scheduled to commence on 28 March 2019 for 6 months or where appropriate signs are showing and weather permitting, and is required for the safety of the public and workforce while construction works are undertaken.

The alternative route will be via: Footpath 19, Halstead, Footpath 20, Halstead, Footpath 21, Halstead, temporary footpath link to Footpath 19, Halstead and vice versa.

The Order will come into effect on 28 March 2019 and may continue in force for 6 months or until the works have been completed, whichever is the earlier.

Click here for a map showing the footpath closure route

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Website: www.essex.gov.uk/highways


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Halstead Town Football Club V Hashtag United match on 30 March

Senior Citizens Outings 2019

Senior Citizens Outings 2019

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Senior Citizens' Outings 2019

*Forms must be returned to the office by Friday 29 March to guarantee a place*.

Halstead Town Council has arranged Five Halstead Senior Citizens coach trips for 2019

Anyone resident in Halstead Town and over the age of 60 is eligible to go on the trips (terms & conditions apply). Forms can be obtained from Halstead Town Council office at Queens Hall, Chipping Hill, Halstead, CO9 2BY or downloaded from the link below.

Destinations are: 

15 May  - Canterbury

12 June - Sheringham

17 July - -Broadstairs 

11 September - Southwold

9 October - Henley-on-Thames

There are various pick up points around the town, but all trips will depart from Butler Road Car Park at approximately 9.20am

The subsidised cost of each trip is £14.00 per person, per trip.  Persons from outside Halstead Town can travel for £19.50 Payment by cash, cheque, or debit/credit card must be made at time of booking: cheques should be made payable to ‘Halstead Town Council.’

If you have any queries please ring Halstead Town Council 01787 476480 during office hours (9:00am-4:00pm) – there is an answering machine outside of these hours. 

To print the booking form, please click here:  booking form image


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Halstead Town Council FREE Easter Egg Picture Hunt

Halstead Town Council FREE Easter Egg Picture Hunt

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Download an answer sheet from 8 April here:  pdf small


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