Local Services and Transport

Here you can find useful information regarding services available to local residents.

Public Transport

Rail: West Horndon rail station is served by the London, Tilbury and Southend railway, currently operated by Trenitalia under the C2C banner.  Journey time in to Fenchurch Street stands at 30 minutes, with further connections to London provided by Upminster (district line), Barking, West Ham and Limehouse.  In the other direction, you can be at Southend to enjoy a day at the beach, also in just 30 minutes.

Bus: The village is served by 2 bus routes, the 265 to Lakeside and the 565 to Brentwood.


West Horndon benefits from its own GP surgery located at 129 Station Road.  For further information, please see the surgery's own website.

Local hospitals include Queens Hospital Romford, Basildon Hospital and Orsett Hospital (minor injuries, no A&E).

Shops & Services

The village has three primary groups of shops and services, located on Chafford Gardens, the bottom of Thorndon Avenue, and towards the station on Station Road.  The local Post Office is located at McColls on Station Road, with post boxes across the Parish.


Information on recycling services in Brentwood can be found here.


A pre-school group is run during the week at the Village Hall.  More information can be found on the group's website.

West Horndon Primary School is located on Thorndon Avenue.  The school's website with further information is available here.

Whilst the Parish does not have its own secondary school, many children in the village attend Brentwood County High, with a transport service from the village to the school provided by Brentwood Borough Council.

Lastly, there are a number of local colleges in the wider area including South Essex College and Palmers 6th Form College.


The following services may be of use to local residents in case of need:

Citizens' Advice Bureau, Age UK, Brentwood Social Services, Anchor Trust  

Brentwood runs a Keep Safe Scheme which may be of help to local residents.  Where the Keep Safe logo is displayed in shops, libaries and business across Brentwood, staff will let you use a telephone to call a nominated person or make a call for you if you feel distressed.  This may be if you lose your phone/wallet, you feel anxious or unsafe, or you feel confused or disoriented.  The scheme works by providing you with a key ring and card that allows you to access this service.  Anyone over 18 with a learning disability or mental ill health can join, and anyone aged over 60 regardless of mental and physical health.  For more information, see this link.