Role and responsibilities

Parish Councils are the first tier of local government, non-political, and in close contact with the community they serve. They provide a range of services and have the needs and desires of the community uppermost in their minds.

Kelvedon Parish Council meets on the first Tuesday of each month at
8.00 pm at the Council Chamber, which is at our office premises – The Old Bank, 63 High Street, CO5 9AE. All meetings are open to the public and there is a short time available near the beginning of the meeting for questions or statements to be put to the Council in the public forum.

Kelvedon Parish Council provides and maintains:

  • Allotments
    At Stoney Flint, Church Hill (just over the level crossing). A very popular pastime, giving healthy exercise, country air and year-round fresh fruit and vegetables. There is water and car parking on site. A plot currently costs £30 per year.
  • Play Equipment
    Kelvedon Playing Field: Includes a fully-fenced toddlers’ play area, floodlit multi games area and challenging equipment for older children and teenagers.
    Thorne Road/Glebe Road Play Area: A basketball area for older children and a variety of play equipment for young children.
  • The Playing Field
    3.5 acres providing a football pitch, floodlit hard play area and training area.
  • Brockwell Meadows Local Nature Reserve
    11.5 acres of water meadow managed to maintain a diversity of habitat, open to all throughout the year, with fishing available in season to residents.
  • Car Parks
    Pay and Display car park off the High Street, by the Conservative Club.  Resident and Commuter Annual Permits are also available.  Please contact the Clerk for details ( 01376 570285).

    Recreation Ground car park – this is available for use by those using the Recreation Ground or Pavilion.

    Bellingham Place has a small residents permit-only car park.