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Welcome to the Halstead Town Council Website

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 used for weekly bingo and live shows.

Halstead has a variety of individual shops and a small market held on Saturdays, 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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News and Events

Special Constabulary recruiting in Halstead

Closure of Manfield, Halstead

Closure of Manfield, Halstead

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(2)                                                                                              

The closure of ManfieldHalstead, which commenced on 10th July 2018 and is in force for up to 21 days (It is estimated to be completed on 17th July 2018, however, please check www.roadworks.org for the most up to date information on duration of the emergency closure) is required for the safety of the public and workforce whilst  Essex County Council undertakes urgent carriageway repair works.. These works are being undertaken as a emergency, please check www.roadworks.org for the most up to date information regarding these works.

Essex Streetworks Team - Highways - Ringway Jacobs | Essex County Council


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Halstead Town Council FREE Summer Fun Events 2018

WW1 Centenary Commemoration Events

WW1 Centenary Commemoration Events

A lovely weekend of Community events for the WW1 Centenary Commemoration in Halstead Public Gardens. The display of poppies at Holy Trinity church is truly spectacular.

A very touching dedication ceremony to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1 was conducted by Reverend Katie de Bourcier on Sunday. Wreaths were laid at the new flower bed (designed by Julia Smith, Halstead in Bloom) and the public gardens was dedicated as a centenary field.


flower bedww1 day


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Senior Citizens Outings 2018

Senior Citizens Outings 2018

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*****Senior Citizens' Outings 2018*****

Halstead Town Council has arranged Five Halstead Senior Citizens coach trips for 2018

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 Queen's Hall, Chipping Hill, Halstead, CO9 2BY 

Destinations remaining are:

12 September - Eastbourne -  Spaces available

11 October - Windsor -  Limited spaces (telephone 01787 476480 to check)

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 £13.50 per person, per trip.  Persons from outside Halstead Town can travel for £19.00 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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