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.

See Parish Council for dates of meetings. The Annual Parish Meeting took place on Tuesday 4 May and the minutes which include the various reports are available on this website, see Annual Parish Meetings.This meeting was followed by the Annual Parish Council Meeting and these minutes will be published later this month. The next meeting of High Easter Parish Council is scheduled for Monday 7 June at 7.30pm. This meeting will be in the village hall and will follow Covid guidance.

See Parish Council, New Local Plan for details about how you can follow and take part in the Uttlesford Local Plan process and have your say about the future shape of Uttlesford

See Covid 19 for latest news on help available to individuals and businesses, and 'Click it Local' a service bringing together Uttlesford retail businesses and encouraging residents to shop locally

Green Waste weekend service has resumed for 2021 and will be in the village hall car park on alternate Saturdays between 11.30am and 12.30pm. The future dates for 2021 are 1, 15, 29 May, 12, 26 June, 10,24 July, 7, 21 August, 4,18 September, 2, 16, 30 October, 13, 27 November.

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, parishclerkallisonward@gmail,com