Welcome to the Margaret Roding Village Website

Ditch maintenance. please see this guide from Essex County Council on ditch maintenance including responsibilities Ditch_Maintenance_Leaflet_2_.pdf. Please remember if you have an ordinary watercourse which runs through your property or adjacent to it, it is very likely you will be responsible for its maintenance. Please help us to reduce surface water flooding in the village by keeping ditches clear and free from blockages.

Fibre broadband is now live in most of the parish, with the remaining areas being connected in the near future. The service provider is Gigaclear, please check their website to confirm if your property can be connected and how to book an installation, https://www.gigaclear.com/installation

THE NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING IS ON TUESDAY 28th NOVEMBER 2023 AT 7.30PM IN THE FARMHOUSE, REID ROOMS. The agenda is published the week before the meeting date. The minutes from all previous minutes are available to read on this website.

PARISH COUNCIL VACANCIES, Following an uncontested election Cllr Peter Briggs, Cllr Simon Phillips and Cllr Chris Turner were elected, Cllr Richard Parson was co-opted at the May meeting and Cllr David Nicolls at the July meeting, this leaves one vacancy on the parish council. If you are interested in finding out more about what is involved in becoming a local Cllr, please contact the Clerk.

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN 2023 - Documents are now available to view under Parish Council Finance including notice of public rights.



If residents are in need of any support with shopping, collecting medication or any other urgent needs please contact either the Clerk or a member of the Parish Council and we will do our very best to assist.    


Uttlesford Food Bank

Business Support

Essex Wellbeing Service

Covid 19 Useful Resource

Advice from the NHS

Advice from Uttlesford District Council

Advice from Essex County Council

Uttlesford Frontline includes advice for those self isolating

Uttlesford Citizens Advice Bureau

Advice for businesses

Fraud and Scams, stay alert

Margaret Roding, with 74 residential properties and a population of approx 170, is in the district of Uttlesford and the parliamentary constituency of Saffron Walden.


Parish Clerk - Allison Ward

01245 231798


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