Welcome to Felsted

Located in north-west Essex and with a population of around 3,000, the Parish of Felsted has at its heart the historic village of Felsted, surrounded by Greens and Hamlets, in a beautiful rural setting. You can see pictures taken around the parish here.

Felsted retains the underlying charm and attraction of a rural parish, with the community and village at its heart. This is what attracts people to the area and what we as the Parish Council see as our historic duty to protect. Preservation of our heritage is balanced with a duty to ensure that the Parish thrives and meets the future needs of our community.

  • Winner of RCCE Village of the Year 2015
  • “One of the best places to live in the East of England” – The Sunday Times (2013)


Are you interested in representing your community? Do you think you could help make a difference? Have you ever thought about standing to be a councillor?

If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’, come along to the ‘Be a councillor’ event on Monday 21 January, from 7.30pm at the Uttlesford District Council Offices in London Road, Saffron Walden.

The special information event is aimed at prospective candidates for the district and parish local government elections on 2 May.

The event is an opportunity for anyone considering standing as a candidate to find more about what it means to be a local councillor. Senior officers will be on hand to speak about the functions of the District Council and let prospective candidates know about the responsibilities of the role if elected. You can ask questions and get advice on what to do next.

No political experience is necessary, nor are any formal qualifications other than meeting the criteria to be eligible to stand as a candidate.

There is no pressure on the evening to say whether or not you wish to stand – it is purely an information event.

To register your attendance or for more information, contact Electoral Services on 01799 510510 or email elections@uttlesford.gov.uk

Further information about being a local councillor is available from the Local Government Association via https://beacouncillor.co.uk/. The website includes a step-by-step guide, e-learning module and case studies from existing councillors.

Guidance is also available from the Electoral Commission on what a candidate needs to do and how the election process works – visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk.

For more information about the local elections, visit www.uttlesford.gov.uk/elections.




In an effort to help recycle, rather than just add to landfill, Uttlesford District Council is arranging a number of collections around the District  for Christmas trees.

Sat 12 January, between 11.30 – 12.30pm, the collection lorry will be in Bannister Green, so please take advantage of the opportunity and recycle that old tree.


We have been contacted by County Broadband regarding their proposal to build a fibre broadband service for Willows Green and some surrounding areas.

More information and pre-ordering the service

You can find out more information and/or pre-order on the County Broadband Fibre website at www.countybroadbandfibre.co.uk or call the County Broadband customer services team in Aldham, on 01376 562002.


It must be noted that this is a commercial offer in competition with current providers of telephone and broadband services. 

Felsted Parish Council is not  affiliated with County Broadband, nor should any approval or endorsement of their proposal be assumed from this news item. Residents should consider their own circumstances and make their own decisions regarding the appropriateness of this offer.