Welcome to the website of Finchingfield Parish Council
The next Parish Council meeting is being held on Tuesday 28th. November 2023 at 7pm in Cornish Hall End Village Hall
We Love Our Village
THE BRIDGE PLANNING APPLICATION RESPONSE FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL CAN BE FOUND IN THE NEWS SECTION. News (finchingfield-pc.gov.uk)
FLOOD WARNINGS WHEN ADVISED WILL APPEAR HERE
PLEASE REPORT ANY AND ALL ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR TO THE POLICE BY CALLING 999 IF AN EMERGENCY OR CALL 101 IF NON URGENT OR VISIT https://www.essex.police.uk/ TO REPORT ONLINE
The Parish is one of the largest in area, in Essex, encompassing the villages of Finchingfield and Cornish Hall End with a combined population of approximately 1300.
Finchingfield is mentioned in the Domesday Book (Finchingfield – the fields of Finc’s people] and has a long history – having a 15th century Guildhall and a 14th century church – St John the Baptist – its massive tower dating from the Norman times. The Guildhall has recently undergone major renovation work – you can visit its website here.
The village pond in Finchingfield is familiar to many visitors and said to be the most photographed village in England [Daily Telegraph 2008]. Apart from its history and significant conservation area, visitors can enjoy the many facilities provided by the shops, pubs and restaurants [please see the Business section of the website]. It also has a thriving primary school and a Health Centre, which together with the many social activities that take place during the year, makes it a very desirable village.
Cornish Hall End is a smaller village with its own electoral ward, some 2.7 miles from Finchingfield and an integral part of the Parish as a whole, with a population of approximately 230. It has an equally interesting church – St John the Evangelist – and a beautifully refurbished Village Hall which along with the Horse & Groom PH is the hub of many social activities.