Steeple Bumpstead Parish Council Archived News


The Steeple Bumpstead Surgery is running a flu clinic for over 65s on Tuesday 22 September 2015 from 2pm to 7pm. Appointments can be made by ringing the surgery in advance (730 235). Three staff will be giving the injections so they will be able to accommodate over 400 appointments that day.


Are you interested in making a real difference

Parish Safety Volunteers per Parish in Essex, tasked with arranging and conducting home safety visits. These volunteers will deliver crucial fire and crime prevention advice, extensive knowledge of local support services and the ability to fit smoke detectors directly into the homes of those most in need. CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER DETAILS

Chapman, Hazel -  Funeral at St Mary’s Church, Steeple Bumpstead 2.30p.m Tuesday 2nd February 2016

We are sad to inform parishioners that Hazel passed away after an illness on Sunday 17th January 2016. Beloved wife of Nigel, Hazel was an active member of our village community.  She worked tirelessly in her many voluntary roles within Steeple Bumpstead. Having been Clerk to the Parish Council for six years she was then elected as a Parish Councillor. She served as Chair for 8 years.  She was a school governor, Parish Council Representative of the George Gent Charity, Chair of SB Friends of Cancer Research and Steeple Bumpstead Parochial Charities. A founding member and the former Editor of The Yellow  Book, she was also village librarian for many years. Hazel had many accomplishments to her name but sought no recognition and the village is indebted to her for all her hard work over the years. She will be sorely missed.

SBPC - Public Meeting:

To discuss potential housing development off Finchingfield Road. On Saturday 13th Feb – 5.30pm At Steeple Bumpstead Village Hall.

Local Plan:

Keep up to date with information about the Braintree Local Plan and possible development within our village envelope. The link is on our Planning Consultation page.

Land off Finchingfield Road

Gladman Developments, Cheshire (website intend to submit Outline Planning Permission on behalf of the landowner for a proposed residential development of up to 99 dwellings at Land off Finchingfield Road, Steeple Bumpstead.


They have stated that they will contact affected residents directly within the next few weeks. The Parish Council have declined to have a closed meeting with the company as we are anxious that any meetings are held in a public forum. We liaise direct with Braintree District Council about any planning applications. Any planning updates will appear on this website and on the village notice boards.

Superfast Broadband:

Superfast Essex is the team within Essex County Council responsible for the BDUK fibre broadband rollout in the county. Up to date information on the progress of the Superfast Essex Programme may be found at their website It has a Rollout Map which shows current and planned coverage by address to help you find out if your home or business is or will be able to get a superfast broadband connection. It is updated monthly when fibre based broadband becomes available.

Moot Hall Village Library:

We have a new librarian, Sheila Walsh. Please go along and use this valuable village facility. Open Tuesday afternoons at the Moot Hall.

Notice of Works.

Under the ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(2). The Endway, Steeple Bumpstead will be temporarily closed for 3 days. Work is due to commence on the 29th March 2016. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while repair work is carried out.

Notice of Extraordinary Meeting in the Moot Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 7 April 2016. The meeting is being held so that Parish Councillors may discuss the outline planning application submitted by Gladmans re: land off Finchingfield Road, Steeple Bumpstead). See More

Notice of Election of Police Commissioner for Essex -

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Land off Finchingfield Road

Parish Council survey See More

Clean for The Queen

is a campaign launched by Country Life magazine in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy to clear up Britain in time for The Queen’s 90th birthday this year. 

It will rally an army of volunteers across the country to clean up their local areas and in Steeple Bumpstead the special clean-up date will be the 23rd April 2016. 10am meet up at the Village Hall car park.

Notice of Election of Police Commissioner for Essex.

Local MP  ‘Drop In surgery’ at Steeple Bumpstead Village Hall

Our local MP James Cleverly will be holding a DROP IN ADVICE SURGERY at Steeple Bumpstead Village Hall on Friday 13th May 2016 at 3.00pm until 4.30pm. This is a great opportunity to speak to our local MP about issues of importance to you.


Steeple Bumpstead has won FIRST place in the category of 800 to 2000 Residents in the Essex Village of the Year Competition and won THIRD place for the competition overall. Prize money of £250 was awarded to the village. Well done to all who worked hard to achieve this result.

Diana Garrod is our new District Councillor

Diana Garrod is our new District Councillor and attended our November 2016 Parish Council meeting. We wish her every success in her new appointment.

The Police and Crime Commissioner wants to listen to you!

Do you care about the way your neighbourhood is policed? Do you want to
learn more about crime in your area? Do you want to have your say in making
your community safer?

If so, here is your chance to have your say on 7th September 18.30 pm -
20.00 pm at Queen's Hall, Chipping Hill, Halstead CO9 2BY

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport is having a community consultation about their plans for London Stansted please see the link for further details.


Local Plan Consultation Events

Please see details of where local consultation events are being held for the Local Plan by Braintree District Council. Or go to our ‘Consultation’ page in the planning section.



It is with great sadness that we announce that Parish Councillor Ted Bloxham died on 28th August 2017. Ted was a committed and valuable member of our Parish Council. The Parish Council, guests and members of the public stood in silence for one minute to remember Ted at our September meeting. Our thoughts are with his family.


Following Parish Councillor Ted Bloxham’s death, the position of a co-opted Parish Councillor is now available. Please See Here >>>