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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

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



News and Events

What's On at Acorn and Rainbow Children's Centre in Halstead

Workers Education Association Exhibition Timeline

Workers Education Association Exhibition Timeline

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Following WEA’s Centenary event, the WEA timeline is now on display in the corridor at Halstead Town Council’s offices until December 2016.  Office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm. It can also be viewed on Sundays between 1.30pm and 4.00pm, when the Heritage Museum is open


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Senior Citizens Outings 2016 - SPACES AVAILABLE

Senior Citizens Outings 2016 - SPACES AVAILABLE

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Halstead Town Council has arranged Halstead Senior Citizens coach trips for 2016.

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:

8th June – Broadstairs - A FEW SEATS REMAINING

13th July – Southend - SEATS AVAILABLE

14th Sept – Margate - SEATS AVAILABLE

12th Oct – Norwich -  SEATS AVAILABLE

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 £11.00 per person, per trip.  Persons from outside Halstead Town can travel for £16.50. 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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Halstead Food Bank

Foodie Fridays at Halstead Library

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