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Welcome to the Halstead Town Council Website

Halstead lies seven miles north of Braintree and is an attractive traditional market town with a wealth of shops, restaurants and interesting walks.

With a population of over 11,000, Halstead has grown steadily and it has several estates of modern houses as well as the expected amenities of 21st century life. Schools are of a high standard and local health facilities include a hospital and medical centre. Leisure opportunites, too are of a high standard with most sports catered for. There are several playing fields and a leisure centre and swimming pool. Clubs and organisations for all ages and interests can be found and the town's community spirit is typified by the Empire, a popular local theatre used for weekly bingo and live shows.

Halstead has a wide variety of individual shops and a market held on Fridays and Saturdays, and is a friendly place to visit.

The Town Council has a responsibility to cater for the needs of the growing population and younger generation, but also to balance these demands and preserve what is best for everyone, whether it be buildings, open spaces or leisure facilities

The Halstead Heritage Musuem is situated at Mill House and is open on Wednesday and Sunday from 1.30pm to 4.00pm from February to November

Town Council opening hours are 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday  

The Council Office will be closed from 1.00pm Thursday 22nd  December

and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd  January 2017

HALSTEAD  WINNER IN  ANGLIA  IN  BLOOM 2016 GOLD AWARD & BEST OVERALL ENTRY  See Halstead in Bloom page.

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What's on in Halstead December 2016

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3rd  The Wizard of Oz Vikki V  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm & 6.30pm for details : 07732 245580

3rd  Church Bazaar  St Andrews Hall, Parsonage St 10.00am – 2.00pm

6th  Halstead U3A  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill   11.45am – 4.00pm

7th   Halstead Town Council Torchlight Procession & Carols in the Park Gather at  Market Hill, High Street and Then proceed down to the Public Gardens  - Torches handed out from 6.15 for 7.00pm Start

8th  Halstead History Society A Slideshow and Talk by Malcolm Root & Jim Davis

          Followed by Christmas Nibbles Baptist  Church, Hedingham Road - 7.30pm - £5 for non members

11th  TRextasy – TRex Tribute Show Empire Theatre, Butler Rd 7.00pm for 7.30pm start – tickets £15.00

14th  Halstead Wine & Social Club  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  8.00pm – 10.00pm

15th  Senior’s Christmas Tea Dance Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm Tel: 07834 467136 for details

16th  Coffee Morning Elizabeth Courtauld Surgery, Factory Lane West – 10.00am-12.00pm

17th  Christmas Concert By Halstead Choral Society  St Andrews Church Halstead 7.30pm

17th  Bella Berserk Xmas Show Empire Theatre, Butler Rd 7.30pm for 8.00pm start – tickets £14.00

19th  Full Council Meeting  Halstead Town Council, Mill House, The Causeway 7.15pm

21st  Halstead Townswomen’s Guild  St  Andrews Large Hall, Parsonage St, Halstead 2.00pm

22nd  Santa & the Pirates   Empire Theatre, Butler Road 2.00pm for 2.300pm start – tickets £7.00

Halstead Heritage Museum, Closed until February 2017

WEEKLY   EVENTS                                                             

Monday            Halstead Road Runners  - Courtaulds Sports Ground 6.45pm-7.45pm

Monday            Halstead Art Group  - British Legion Hall, The Causeway 7.00pm-9.00pm

Tuesday           Gentle Yoga United Reformed Church, Kings Rd  10.30am -11.45am – Tel: 07941 351689  

Tuesday           Weightwatchers Queen’s Hall  5.00pm -7.00pm – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Tuesday           Stitch & Bitch Craft Night  7.00pm  & Fromage and Friends  7.30pm,  The  Griffin  

Wednesday    Halstead Road Runners  -  Courtaulds Sports Ground 7.30pm -8.30pm

Thursday         Halstead Healing Group Mill House . 1.30pm – 3.30pm Tel: 01787 269482 for details

Friday                Weightwatchers - Queen’s Hall 8.45am -10.45am  – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Saturday          Over 50’s Walking FootballHalstead Leisure Centre 9.30am Tel: 01787 273696

Please note:  Town Council Office is open 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

The Council Office will be closed from 1.00pm Thursday 22nd  December

and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd  January 2017

To have your event in Halstead included in the above please contact Halstead Town Council on 01787 476480


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News and Events

Halstead Annual Torchlight Procession

Halstead Annual Torchlight Procession

The Annual Torchlight Procession took place on Wednesday 7th December 2016.  A record number of people attended the event.

A huge THANK YOU to all the volunteers that helped, including Halstead Fire Station officers, Halstead in Bloom, the Town Team, the British Legion, A&TVentures and the Empire Theatre 

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Pictures credited to Nick Hall

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Pictures credited to Barry Jackson

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Senior Citizen's Christmas Parties

Senior Citizen's Christmas Parties

Great fun was had by all who attended the Senior Citizen's Christmas parties at the Queen's Hall on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd December 2016.

Halstead Town Council would like to thank all the volunteers, who worked extremely hard to make the parties so enjoyable.

A big thank you to Solar who provided all the mince pies and Christmas crackers, plus two fantastic hampers and to all the companies that donated prizes for the raffle.

A big thank you to Vikki V Theatre Productions, who provided the entertainment.

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Party goers taking the Bingo very seriously!

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Party goers enjoying the Meal and Drinks

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Party goers enjoying the fantastic entertainment

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Dates for the Tea Dances at the Queen's Hall

What's on in Halstead December 2016

What's on in Halstead December 2016

bells DECEMBER 2016 balls

3rd  The Wizard of Oz Vikki V  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm & 6.30pm for details : 07732 245580

3rd  Church Bazaar  St Andrews Hall, Parsonage St 10.00am – 2.00pm

6th  Halstead U3A  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill   11.45am – 4.00pm

7th   Halstead Town Council Torchlight Procession & Carols in the Park Gather at  Market Hill, High Street and Then proceed down to the Public Gardens  - Torches handed out from 6.15 for 7.00pm Start

8th  Halstead History Society A Slideshow and Talk by Malcolm Root & Jim Davis

          Followed by Christmas Nibbles Baptist  Church, Hedingham Road - 7.30pm - £5 for non members

11th  TRextasy – TRex Tribute Show Empire Theatre, Butler Rd 7.00pm for 7.30pm start – tickets £15.00

14th  Halstead Wine & Social Club  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  8.00pm – 10.00pm

15th  Senior’s Christmas Tea Dance Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm Tel: 07834 467136 for details

16th  Coffee Morning Elizabeth Courtauld Surgery, Factory Lane West – 10.00am-12.00pm

17th  Christmas Concert By Halstead Choral Society  St Andrews Church Halstead 7.30pm

17th  Bella Berserk Xmas Show Empire Theatre, Butler Rd 7.30pm for 8.00pm start – tickets £14.00

19th  Full Council Meeting  Halstead Town Council, Mill House, The Causeway 7.15pm

21st  Halstead Townswomen’s Guild  St  Andrews Large Hall, Parsonage St, Halstead 2.00pm

22nd  Santa & the Pirates   Empire Theatre, Butler Road 2.00pm for 2.300pm start – tickets £7.00

Halstead Heritage Museum, Closed until February 2017

WEEKLY   EVENTS                                                             

Monday            Halstead Road Runners  - Courtaulds Sports Ground 6.45pm-7.45pm

Monday            Halstead Art Group  - British Legion Hall, The Causeway 7.00pm-9.00pm

Tuesday           Gentle Yoga United Reformed Church, Kings Rd  10.30am -11.45am – Tel: 07941 351689  

Tuesday           Weightwatchers Queen’s Hall  5.00pm -7.00pm – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Tuesday           Stitch & Bitch Craft Night  7.00pm  & Fromage and Friends  7.30pm,  The  Griffin  

Wednesday    Halstead Road Runners  -  Courtaulds Sports Ground 7.30pm -8.30pm

Thursday         Halstead Healing Group Mill House . 1.30pm – 3.30pm Tel: 01787 269482 for details

Friday                Weightwatchers - Queen’s Hall 8.45am -10.45am  – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Saturday          Over 50’s Walking FootballHalstead Leisure Centre 9.30am Tel: 01787 273696

Please note:  Town Council Office is open 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

The Council Office will be closed from 1.00pm Thursday 22nd  December

and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd  January 2017

To have your event in Halstead included in the above please contact Halstead Town Council on 01787 476480


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Essex DaRT Service

Essex DaRT Service

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What is the fundamental of Essex DaRT?  

DaRT means demand responsive or Dial and Ride Transport.  It is formed of a number of minibus vehicles, typically accommodating between 8 and 16 passengers. These minibuses operate a range of bus services serving rural communities where conventional buses are not viable operations. They differ from normal bus services, in that they are totally flexible and can divert on and off route to collect and drop off passengers within their operating area. DaRT works by grouping bookings together to make it viable. It is not a taxi service, as there must be sufficient volume of passengers with similar itineraries. Most DaRT work, is former bus routes, and group bookings.  But unlike a large bus, DaRT only needs three or four passengers to make a group booking. And, when not operating a timetabled bus route or group booking, vehicles may be available for individual runs where no alternative transport is available. DaRT operates between 0600 and 2000 Mondays to Saturdays inclusive.

Also, unlike a conventional bus, you need to book your seat, and register as a customer, at least two hours in advance of travel, and can book up to three months in advance of travel. But, if you travel regularly, you do not need to book every single time you travel, as you can make a regular booking which lasts for three months.

North Essex DaRT has carried more passengers every month since it first commenced.

To get more information download a leaflet from here or call Essex DaRT on 01621 874411

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