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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  



News and Events

Out of Africa - Presentation on Kenya

Civic Service Sunday 14th May 2017

Traditional May Day Celebration

What's on in Halstead May 2017

What's on in Halstead May 2017

MAY  2017 

1st    May Day Celebrations- FREE Entertainment  Public Gardens, Trinity Street 2.00pm – 4.30pm

2nd  Halstead U3A  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  10.00am – 12.00pm

3rd  Halstead Flower Club  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill   7.00pm – 9.30pm

4th Essex County Council Elections   Queen’s hall, Chipping Hill 7.00am – 10.00pm

7th   Bowls Club Open Day  Courtaulds Sports Ground from 10.00am

7th   Halstead & Essex Marathon  Leisure Centre, Colne Road from 10.00am

7th Queens Of Country   Empire Theatre, Butler Road  7.30pm start  Tickets £14.00   call box office on 07778025490 between 12.00noon & 10.00pm

10th Halstead Wine & Social Club  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  7.30pm – 10.30pm

11th Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street - 7.30pm Print of the Year Competition  - for more info contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

14th Halstead Town Council Civic Service St  Andrews Church, Parsonage Street 3.00pm

15th Annual Town Meeting  Queen’s hall, Chipping Hill 7.15pm

17th Halstead Townswomen’s Guild  St  Andrews Large Hall, Parsonage Street 2.00pm

18th Senior’s Tea Dance  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm Tel: 07834 467136 for details

18th Halstead & District History Society  Baptist Church, Hedingham Rd, 7.30pm £5.00 for Visitors  Iconic Image of Colchester’s Sky Line - talk by Brian Light

18th  Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street - 7.30pm

23rd Annual Full Council Meeting  Halstead Town Council, Mill House, The Causeway 7.15pm

28th Our Man in Havana Empire Theatre, Butler Road  7.30pm start   - Tickets £10.00

Halstead Heritage Museum, Mill House - open Wednesday & Sunday 1.30pm -4.00pm

Ring Jim Davis. 07765 406254 for details


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           Work Club  -  Halstead Library, Bridge Street 10.00am to 12 noon  

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

Tuesday           Weightwatchers Queen’s Hall  5.30pm -7.00pm – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

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 9.00am -10.30am  – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

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

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Senior Citizens Outings 2017 - SPACES AVAILABLE

Senior Citizens Outings 2017 - SPACES AVAILABLE

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Halstead Town Council has arranged Five Halstead Senior Citizens coach trips for 2017.

Anyone resident in Halstead Town and over the age of 60 is eligible to go on the trips (terms & conditions apply). Forms can be obtained from Halstead Town Council office at Mill House, The Causeway, Halstead, CO9 1ET

Destinations are:

17th May - St Albans -  SEATS AVAILABLE

14th June - Folkestone -  SEATS AVAILABLE

12th July - Hunstanton -  FULL

13th September - Whitstable -  SEATS AVAILABLE

11th October - Ely -  FULL

There are various pick up points around the town, but all trips will depart from Butler Road Car Park at approximately 9.20am

The subsidised cost of each trip is £12.00 per person, per trip.  Persons from outside Halstead Town can travel for £17.50. Payment by cash, cheque, or debit/credit card must be made at time of booking: cheques should be made payable to ‘Halstead Town Council.’

If you have any queries please ring Halstead Town Council 01787 476480 during office hours (9.00am-4.00pm) – there is an answering machine outside of these hours.


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