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The information contained in these pages has been published in good faith on the basis of information supplied to Halstead Town Council by the various organisations and associations in the town. The Town Council cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information given and accepts no responsibility for any error or misrepresentation. All liability for loss, disappointment, negligence or other damage caused by reliance on the information contained in these pages is hereby excluded.

What's on in Halstead January 2019

ice skating2  JANUARY 2019   ice skating2

8th   Halstead U3A  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill   10.00am – 12.00pm

9th   Halstead Wine & Social Club  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  7.30pm – 10.30pm

10th Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street – 7.30pm Print Competition Novice and Advanced mono- for more info contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4th Full Council Meeting members of the public welcome, Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  7.15pm

16th Halstead Townswomen’s Guild  St  Andrews Large Hall, Parsonage Street  2.00pm

16th Community 360 – Winter Resilience Road Show  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill 10.30am-12.30pm

17th Halstead Social & Tea Dance  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm Tel: 07834 467136 for details

17th Halstead & District History Society AGM  Baptist Church, Hedingham Rd,  7.30pm  £5.00 for Visitors

17th Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street – 7.30pm  Print Competition  Novice and Advanced Colour - for more info contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

23rd  Police Community Meeting  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  7.00pm – 9.00pm

18th /19th/ 20th  26th Mother Goose Pantomime Empire Theatre,  Butler Road,  all  tickets £10.00 shows start at  2.30pm & 7.30pm - call box office on 07778025490 between 12.00noon & 10.00pm or book on the website at : www.empire-theatre.co.uk

Halstead Heritage Museum, Closed until 3 February 2019 Ring Jim Davis. 07765 406254 for details

WEEKLY   EVENTS                                                            

Monday            Halstead Road Runners  - Courtaulds Sports Ground 6.45pm-7.45pm

Monday            Halstead Art Group  - British Legion Hall, The Causeway 7.00pm-9.00pm

Tuesday           Work Club   Halstead Library, Bridge Street, 10.00am -12.00 noon – Tel: 0345 6037628

Tuesday           Gentle Yoga United Reformed Church, Kings Rd  10.30am -11.45am – Tel: 07941 351689  

Tuesday           Weightwatchers Queen’s Hall  5.30pm -7.00pm – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Tuesday           Adult Latin American Dance Class Queen’s Hall  8.00pm -8.45pm – Tel: 07834 467136

Wednesday   Halstead Road Runners  -  Courtaulds Sports Ground 7.30pm -8.30pm

Thursday         Slimming WorldHalstead Town Football Ground, Rosemary Lane 9.30am – 11.00am

Thursday         Slimming World Holy Trinity School, Beridge Rd 5.30pm & 7.30pm

Thursday         Vinyasa Yoga - Queen’s Hall 7.00pm-8.00pm  – Tel: 07546 223341 for details

Friday                Weightwatchers - Queen’s Hall 9.00am -10.00am  – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Saturday          Slimming World Holy Trinity School, Beridge Rd 9.00am – 10.30am

Please note:  The office’s normal opening hours are 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday

To have your event in Halstead included on future posters, please contact Halstead Town Council on 01787 476480


Senior Citizens' Christmas Parties 2018

Great fun was had by all who attended the Senior Citizen's Christmas parties at the Queen's Hall on Thursday 6 December and Friday 7 December.

Halstead Town Council and the Outing's Couriers, hosted the event, along with Councillors and other Volunteers, who all worked extremely hard to make the parties so enjoyable.  The entertainment was provided by Andy Farrow, who done a fantastic job of entertaining the guests and the helpers.

A big thank you to East of England Solar, who provided all the mince pies and Christmas crackers, plus two fantastic hampers.  Also a big thank you to all the companies that donated prizes for the raffles.



Some of the Prizes kindly donated by local businesses

raffle 2018

raffle 2 2018

Ready for the Guests to arrive on Thursday 

Set up 2018

Lets get this party started!

party 2018

Some of our Fantastic staff and helpers!


Ready for the Guests to arrive on Friday

 set up fri 2018

All seated and ready for the party to begin!

party fri 

Time for a Dance

 Fri Dance

Details of Trips 2019

trips 2019 




COLCHESTER PARK AND RIDE - new stops & longer hours

Colchester Park and Ride stops

  • Colchester General Hospital (Hospital Path stop)
  • Colchester Station (Colchester North Station stop)
  • The Octagon and other business premises (Middleborough stop)
  • Town Centre (High Street, St. John’s Street and Head Street stops). 

Travel along dedicated bus lanes, by-passing the traffic. On your return journey from the town centre, you may save time by getting on board at Head Street. Look out for our black bus shelters and electronic displays in town.

A daily ticket allows unlimited travel on Park and Ride buses along the route. Tickets issued on the Park and Ride service in Colchester are not valid for use on the Park and Ride services in Chelmsford.

How to buy your ticket

  • Tickets are available from the on-site ticket machines, which take cash or credit/debit card. 
  • Tickets may be purchased from the driver if you are not driving and/or are joining the bus along the route.
  • Group fares are only available from the driver or via the Arriva m-ticket (see below).

Buying tickets online

  • You may purchase any fare online from the Arriva m-ticket. For more information go to the Arriva m-ticket website
  • Using Park Jockey online ticketing in advance is a good option for parking on large event days and for other fares. For more information go to the Park Jockey website


  • Adult daily: £3 (Monday to Saturday)
  • Adult weekly season ticket: £12
  • Adult monthly season ticket: £48 (per calendar month)
  • Group daily: £5 (Monday to Saturday after 9am)
  • Children (aged between 5 and 15 years inclusive) - daily £1
  • Children under 5 years’ old travel for free at all time

Group fare

If you travel in a group, please purchase your ticket from the driver for travel after 9am. The deal applies to up to two adults and up to three children. The group must travel together to qualify for this fare.

Sit back, relax and enjoy your time together.


Concessionary pass holders travel free after 9am Monday-Friday and all day Saturdays.  If you have an older person’s bus pass you do not need to use the ticket machines.

When you use the Park and Ride for the first time you need to take your pass and vehicle registration details to the help desk in the Park and Ride building to register, which you only need to do once.

Event Parking

Parking for football matches and events at the Weston Homes Community Stadium is sometimes available.  Prices may vary for football matches, special events and concerts. The car park has extended opening times on these occasions. 

 Routes and timetables

Buses leave site at least every 15 minutes Monday to Friday from 05.30am.  Last bus leaves town just after 9pm.   Saturday from 7am – 7pm. No service on Sundays or bank holidays unless otherwise stated. Bus priority measures along the route and journey times of as little as 8 minutes to Colchester Station and 12 minutes to the Town Centre.  

The routes and timetables for this service are available from Traveline or you may download a PDF version here.


Click to go to Park & Ride website



News and Events

Seated Exercise Class

Essex Police Local Community Meeting

Halstead 21st Century Group Presents Orchards East

Braintree Community Transport Service

Family History Drop-in Session Halstead Library


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