Parish Council

Castle Hedingham Parish Council meets monthly; meetings normally take place on the 2nd Monday of each month, starting at 7.30pm at Castle Hedingham Club in Church Lane.  The agenda for each meeting is published at least 3 working days in advance of each meeting on this website, and on the village noticeboards at St James Street and Kirby Hall Road.  Click on the links for a list of your Parish Councillors with details of how to contact them, and their commitee and representative responsibilities

Planning Applications

The Parish Council reviews and comments on all planning applications made within the parish boundary. They make recommendations to Braintree District Council Planning but all final decisions are made by Braintree. Details of current planning applications can be found on Braintree District Council’s website:

Follow this link to see the Castle Hedingham Village Design statement. It sets out the considerations for development within the village, and is used by the Parish Council to support objections to unwelcome development. It is also a beautifully illustrated document which contains information about the village history.


Our footpaths are well regarded in the county and we are grateful to local landowners and volunteers for keeping them in good condition so they can be enjoyed by residents and visitors. You can download a copy of the 2019 Castle Hedingham Parish Footpath map here


Potholes, blocked drains and other highways problems are the responsibility of Essex County Council Highways department. You can report problems to the Parish Council, or you can report them yourself to Essex County Council at their website

Transparency Code Information

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 sets out a new audit framework "the Transparency Code", requiring Parish Councils to publish information about the council's accounts and governance on a publicly accessible website so that electors can access relevant information.  Castle Hedingham Parish Council publishes all montlhy payments, receipts and bank balances in the minutes of each monthly meeting, but is now also required to publish this information as separate documents which can be found on the Parish Council documents page.