The Parish of Great Waltham is one of the largest in Essex in area, covering approximately 2,488 hectares (6,147 acres), but with only 2,100 residents is not densely populated. It consists of two villages - Great Waltham (also known as Church End), and Ford End, and four hamlets, Howe Street, Littley Green, North End and Broads Green.

The major activity is agriculture although it employs very few people these days. The majority of local workers commute to towns up to 40 miles away and to London. The M11, the A12, the A130, the A131, the A120, Stansted Airport and Chelmsford station are not far away. The parish is approximately 7km from Chelmsford

This website is for the Parish Council and Parish of Great Waltham  It encompasses web pages for Great Waltham Parish organisations. It is jointly managed by Mike Steel ( and Great Waltham Parish Clerk (