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The present Halstead in Bloom was formed in 1999 with the aim of clearing, cleaning and brightening Halstead for the benefit of residents, those who work in the Town and our many visitors.

We are a team of volunteers, and we have formed a strong partnership with Essex County Council, Braintree District Council and Halstead Town Council and this close co-operation has given the Town success in the Anglia in Bloom competition.

In 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Halstead was been awarded Silver-Gilt status being judged against other communities across the six counties of the East.  In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Halstead attained a Gold award, and was also judged Best Town.


If you'd like to join this successful team, and can help with maintenance of floral displays, or pick up litter, or get involved on the fund raising/administrative side please contact our Chairman, Margaret Eskins on 01787 269443 or Secretary, Julia Smith on 01787 461806 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If you can give just a little time your efforts will be well spent and Halstead will benefit.
The most important thing about Halstead in Bloom is HALSTEAD

If you would like to attend the Halstead In Bloom Monthly meeting, it is held at The Icing Shop at Weavers Court at 7.30pm on the last Thursday of the month

Please visit our web site www.halsteadinbloom.org.uk


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INVITATION TO TENDER - Halstead Christmas Lights

INVITATION TO TENDER - Halstead Christmas Lights

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Halstead Town Council

Queens Hall, Chipping Hill

Halstead, Essex, CO9 2BY

Tel: 01787 476480         

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INVITATION TO TENDER

Detailed quotes in writing, agreeing to all terms, to be submitted to: Town Clerk, Halstead Town Council, Chipping Hill, Halstead CO9 2BY

Or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by  16.00 on 6 March 2020

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Sarah Greatorex

Town Clerk


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INVITATION TO TENDER - Cleaning of Kings Road Toilets

INVITATION TO TENDER - Cleaning of Kings Road Toilets

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Halstead Town Council

Queens Hall, Chipping Hill

Halstead, Essex, CO9 2BY

Tel: 01787 476480         

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

INVITATION TO TENDER

Detailed quotes in writing, agreeing to all terms, to be submitted to: Town Clerk, Halstead Town Council, Chipping Hill, Halstead CO9 2BY

Or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 16.00 on 6 March 2020

Please complete and return the form attached here  pdf small

Sarah Greatorex

Town Clerk


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Halstead care home residents take birdwatch weekend to the ‘nest’ level

Halstead care home residents take birdwatch weekend to the ‘nest’ level

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Residents at a care home in Halstead celebrated Britain’s best birds as part of the world’s largest garden wildlife survey – and it was a flying success!

This year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch saw residents at Care UK’s Colne View, on Dame Mary Walk, celebrate the best of British birds with some exciting avian-themed activities.

Inviting along pupils from St Andrew’s Primary School for the celebrations, both residents and children enjoyed a visit from Birds of Prey Rescue, giving them the opportunity to get close to some of Britain’s most magnificent creatures.  Everyone enjoyed the special ‘show and tell’ session, where they were able to learn more about our feathered friends.

Putting their baking skills to the test, residents and pupils also made their very own edible bird nest cakes, which were enjoyed while reflecting on the exciting day.

Razvan Stanbeca, home manager at Colne View, said: “Residents love taking part in nature-themed activities here at Colne View, and we had a lot of fun celebrating this year’s bird-themed event with help from pupils at St Andrew’s Primary School.

“Animal therapy can be extremely beneficial for older people – especially for those living with dementia. Being close to animals can help lift a person’s mood, stimulate social interaction and ease agitation. Connecting with nature can also encourage happy memories and the associated emotions.

“I’d like to say thank you to Kala Dowsett and John Dowsett, from Birds of Prey Rescue and the pupils from St Andrew’s Primary School for joining us and making the day so special. Everyone certainly had a fantastic time celebrating the best of British birds!”

For more information about Care UK’s avian activities, please visit careuk.com/birdwatch


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