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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 variety of individual shops and a small market held on Saturdays, and is a very 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  

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


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News and Events

Halstead Hospital League of Friends Quiz Night

Macmillan Coffee Morning Friday 29th September

What's on in Halstead September 2017

What's on in Halstead September 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017

5th  Halstead U3A   St Andrew’s Hall, Parsonage Street  10.00am – 12.30pm

6th  Halstead Flower Club  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  7.00pm - 9.30pm

7th  Police Public Meeting  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  6.30pm – 8.00pm

7th  Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street 7.30pm

9th  WI Quiz Night  Conservative Club,  High Street Halstead start 7.300pm call 01787 476766 to book

10th  Halstead Horticultural Society  Flower Show Queens Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm  Entry 50p

13th  Halstead Wine & Social Club  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill  8.00pm – 10.00pm

18th  Full Council Meeting  Halstead Town Council, Mill House, The Causeway 7.15pm

20th  Halstead Townswomen’s Guild  St  Andrews Large Hall, Parsonage St,  2.00pm

21st  Senior’s Tea Dance  Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm Tel: 07834 467136 for details

21st  Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street 7.30pm

21st  Halstead & District Historical Society – Artists of Great Bardfield; An Inside Story  – Talk by Jane Dyson, Baptist Church, Hedingham Road 7.30pm

23rd  Band Wars Finale Competition   at The Empire Theatre, Butler Road, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start -tickets £5.00 call the box office on 07778 025490 between 12.00noon & 10.00pm

24th  Country Music Night  at The Empire Theatre, Butler Road, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start , tickets £14.00

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

Ring Jim Davis. 07765 406254 for details

WEEKLY   EVENTS    

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

Monday            Halstead Art Group  - British Legion, 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 -10.00am  – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

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

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Results of Election for Halstead Holy Trinity (North Ward)

Results of Election for Halstead Holy Trinity (North Ward)

The Elected Councillor is Mr Garry John Warren

Please click here to see the results of the election for Halstead Holy Trinity (North Ward) pdf small


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Halstead WEA Course Starts 19th September