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)


Following on from the great success of our decoration creation day we are delighted to say that the Felsted Xmas tree is now up in the centre of the village.

Please come along on Saturday 3rd at 5:30 to see the tree lit shortly after, admire the beautiful decorations made by the community and to start the festive season off with friends and family.

We are also reliably informed that a special visitor wearing red will be dropping by in his musical sleigh, so be sure to be there.

You can also download a song sheet for the carols which will be sung at the event here so you can sing along.


We have been asked to make everyone aware of a new Essex Police Newsletter, which allows residents to keep up to date with what is happening in our area, alongside crime prevention tips.

To subscribe to the new digital newsletter please follow Essex Police – Uttlesford District Dispatch Newsletter

Kind regards

PCSO Natalie Smith 42081762

Great Dunmow

Uttlesford District


Over the last few months, The Community Safety Partnership have been working on a new concept. As a result, the Essex Horse Rider Volunteers Scheme (EHRV)  is now ready to launch as a trial initially in Uttlesford, with a view to opening it up further within Essex in 2023.

The idea is simple, horse riders regularly use bridleways, footpaths and narrow country lanes that are not easily accessible by vehicles. They are in a unique position to spot signs of suspicious activity related to illegal activity such as hare coursing, stolen agricultural vehicles, unlawful metal detecting or theft of lead from protected heritage buildings .

Rural crime affects farms, livestock and wildlife and targets individuals and businesses connected to rural communities, This has significant impact. Horse Rider Volunteers can be the eyes and ears in the rural areas and will be encouraged to report any suspicious activity or behaviour they see.

Any horse riders in the Uttlesford District who are interested in learning more details can submit an expression of interest via the Essex Police Website:

Essex Horse Rider Volunteer Scheme | Essex Police

Alternatively, if you know of other people or groups who may be interested, please do forward this message. All interested parties will be invited to a Introduction event to learn more about the scheme and the suspicious activity they may come across. Introductions sessions will be held locally within Uttlesford throughout December, January and February.

If you have any questions at all please contact Kerry below.



Uttlesford Community Policing Team

North Local Policing Area

Essex Police

Saffron Walden Police Station

Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4ER

( 101 ext 395351