Welcome to the High Easter Village Website

High Easter is located in central Essex, some seven miles north west of the County City of Chelmsford, and four miles south of Great Dunmow.  The village is situated approximately 75 metres above sea level and lies just west of the source of the River Can, which flows south eastwards from the village to meet the River Chelmer in Chelmsford.  High Easter with a population of 670, is in the district of Uttlesford and the parliamentary constituency of Saffron Walden.

Village social last Sunday of every month in the village hall from 12pm to 2pm. Bar is open and all are welcome.

Parish Council meetings are the first Monday of every month in the village hall at 7.30pm, please check Parish Council pages if the Monday is a bank holiday. There is a public forum at the start of every meeting during which residents can raise any matters relating to the agenda or parish. See Parish Council pages for further information.

Green Waste weekend service starts on Saturday 16th March 2024 and is available to bi-weekly to residents between 11.30am and 12.30pm in the village hall car park. The future dates are 16th and 30th March, 13th and 27th April, 11th and 25th May.

The village map shows all the parish footpaths, a great way to enjoy our beautiful countryside..

High Easter developed as a linear settlement to the east of the Parish Church and was known as 'High Estra' before the Norman Conquest.  'High' because of its elevated position and also to distinguish the village from its neighbour - Good Easter - which is situated one and half miles to the south.  'Estra' comes from the Anglo-Saxon word meaning 'sheepfold'. 


For queries on this website please contact the Parish Clerk, parishclerkhepc@gmail.com