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Here you can find information about our village, local activities and events, and the Parish Council.  To find out more, please navigate through this website using the page links above.

Latest News


Advance warning of the intended closure of the eastbound slip road from the A128 to A127. This will begin on 26th February between the overnight hours of 21.00 and 5.00 only and will last for 9 days. Further information can be found here - https://one.network/?tm=116516211


In an attempt to minimise heavy good vehicles using Thorndon Avenue as a short-cut to/from the Industrial Park, the Parish Council has written to Glenny & Co. see below.

" 12th February 2020



A number of local residents have contacted West Horndon Parish Council regarding the large number of articulated and multi-axled vehicles presently using Thorndon Avenue, West Horndon to gain access to or from West Horndon Industrial Estate. As you are probably aware, Thorndon Avenue is subject to a vehicle weight limit restriction of 7.5 tonnes and also contains the entrance to the local primary school.

It is unclear whether satellite navigation devices are incorrectly sending the lorries down Thorndon Avenue or drivers are deliberately driving down the road to avoid having to use the A128 trunk road.

West Horndon Parish Council would be grateful if you could liaise with the all companies currently renting premises on West Industrial Industrial Estate and request that they remind drivers of all articulated and multi-axled vehicles operating from, or visiting, their units of the weight limit in force on Thorndon Avenue. The residents of West Horndon Village would be most appreciative, especially those living on Thorndon Avenue.

Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Kim Harding
Clerk to West Horndon Parish Council "



The Parish Council has sent a letter, see below, to Gates, Parish & Co, regarding the state of the courtyard at the rear of the shops in Chafford Gardens

" 11th February 2020



A number of local residents have contacted West Horndon Parish Council regarding the untidy state of the courtyard at the rear of the parade of shops in Chafford Gardens, West Horndon. It has been observed that a large amount of cardboard and packing materials are strewn around the area. Also, holding trolleys are not tidied away and are left haphazardly within the courtyard. While it is recognised that some disruption will occur when unpacking of delivered goods is taking place, it is clear that matters are often left for long periods before some attempt at clearing up occurs. This is proving very frustrating for the residents of the flats above the shops, as well as other residents who visit West Horndon Tennis Club, which is accessed via the same courtyard.

It is assumed that it is a condition of the leases held by the respective shops that the courtyard is left in a clean and tidy condition at all times. Therefore, West Horndon Parish Council would be grateful if you could liaise with the managers of the shops in Chafford Gardens and request that the courtyard be kept in a tidy state.

Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Kim Harding
Clerk to West Horndon Parish Council "



The Essex Coast RAMS Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

The Essex Coast Recreational disturbance Avoidance & Mitigation Strategy (RAMS) is an initiative to raise awareness of the birds that feed and breed on the Essex coast, so that people can enjoy the coast and its wildlife without disturbing the birds. It is a partnership of 12 Essex Local Planning Authorities. They are undertaking a consultation between 10th January and 21st February 2020. Further information on RAMS and the survey can be found here - https://consultations.essex.gov.uk/place-services/the-essex-coast-rams-spd/



Waste and Recycling Collection - Holiday Period

The collection days are changing for the next few weeks and are as follows -

Monday, 30th December (Orange Sacks, Food Waste & Refuse)

Monday, 6th January (Orange Sacks, Food Waste, Refuse, Glass & Textiles, no Garden Waste)

Saturday, 11th January (Orange Sacks, Food Waste & Refuse)

Friday, 17th January (Orange Sacks, Food Waste, Refuse, Glass & Textiles & Garden Waste)

Please note real Christmas trees can be put out for recycling on Friday, 17th January and should not be bigger than 6 feet otherwise please cut the tree to suit




Residents will be aware that footpath and grass verge works in Thorndon Avenue were undertaken during the summer of 2019. It was intended that the asphalt patchwork carried out was to be covered by a slurry seal during the October half term. Regrettably this did not take place. The Parish Council understands the reason for the delay was because of the electricity works presently taking place in Thorndon Avenue. Essex Highways thought it better to delay the slurry seal and re-seeding of the grass verges until the digging up of the footpath resulting from the new electricity poles being installed would be sensible. It is understood that the slurry seal of the footpath and seeding of the grass verges has been re-scheduled to take place in April 2020.



Last night at Brentwood Town Hall an outline planning application was discussed regarding the potential building of an industrial estate on green belt land opposite the Halfway House. West Horndon Parish Council has always objected strongly to this as firstly it is on green belt and secondly we believe will substantially increase the flood risk to the village. 
The Parish Council were therefore appalled last night when both our ward councillors acted against our objections. Cat Tierney openly proposed to approve the application and thus overturn the officers recommendation to refuse and Maria Pearson acting as our ward councillor openly supported Cat’s proposal. 
The application has been deferred to the January meeting as Cat could not provide a valid planning reason for the proposal. Essentially she needed to say what exceptional benefits the development would provide and she could not. 
Please be aware the the Parish Council will continue to object to this development and we feel it is in the interests of the village that you should be aware of your ward councillors actions in this very important development



Come and enjoy this year’s Christmas Event at West Horndon Village Hall.
There will be singing around the Christmas tree from 4.00 pm onwards
with The Salvation Army Band and children from West Horndon Primary School.
The Christmas tree lights will be switched on at 4.45 pm.
Afterwards there will be complementary mulled wine, warm mince pies and sausage rolls in the Village Hall with further entertainment from The Salvation Army Band and children from West Horndon Primary School.
A raffle will be run, raising money for charity.  A number of the prizes have been donated by local shops and businesses.
Entry is free and this is a great opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with the rest of our community.






1st DECEMBER 2019


Thorndon Avenue

Many people have commented on the state of Thorndon Avenue after the recent work to patch the pavements. The Parish Council have been informed by Essex Highways the work carried out to date is only the prep work, with the completed repairs due to take place during the October half-term.



Below are photos from the B17 Commemoration Service held in the West Horndon Park on Saturday, 21st September