Welcome to our village, Elmdon in Essex, England


Important News and Announcements will appear here. Details can be found on the Announcements Page

Digital Demand Responsive Transport Survey - Essex County Council needs your views

Uttlesford District Council tree planting scheme. Our Parish Council is seeking views on how we might benefit.

Essex County Council is requesting nominations for a National Award scheme to recognise individuals who have gone above and beyond in public life.



Breaking News - as of midnight on Friday 16th October the whole of Essex (including Uttlesford) will enter Tier 2 of the latest Coronavirus restrictions. This means, amongst other restrictions, that if you live in Essex you cannot meet members of other households indoors - that includes restaurants including those in a Tier 1 or 3 area. The County Council information page can be found here on the Coronavirus Page

Many information resources are now available so this site now has a dedicated page here which is now in a separate tab to the right of the home page

The Elmdon Community Group page has information about efforts to help in our own local community here

For those interested in guided walks in Essex please look here and drill down to the area you are interested in
            

Elmdon is a small and attractive village in the North West corner of the county of Essex. It lies 6 miles to the West of Saffron Walden and 15 miles South of Cambridge. It is close to the M11 and to rail services from Audley End to London, Cambridge, Ely and Birmingham. Stansted airport lies about 20 miles South of the village.

It was first recorded in the Domesday Book and is still primarily a farming village, though long gone are the times when the majority of the inhabitants worked the land. Some 120 dwellings are home to 380 inhabitants. 

The village is popular with walkers, hikers and dog walkers as it is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in North West Essex. The roads around are very popular with cyclists as, in contrast with much of the rest of the county it is quite hilly. The village is about 350 feet above sea level and from the highest points there are fantastic views to the North and South. On clear days, Ely Cathedral can be seen to the North.

The church of Saint Nicholas is at the centre of the village and sports not only a fine clock by Smith of Derby but also a stained glass window sundial. You can find more about the church and its services and activities on the relevant page.

Wikipedia has a small entry which you can see here: 

Elmdon wikipedia entry (opens in a new window or tab)

Recent additions and updates: (click the shaded text to go to the page)

Updated - 21st October 2020 

  • Agenda for the Parish Council meeting to be held over Zoom conferencing on 29th October 2020 on the Parish Council page - 21st October
  • Latest guidance from Essex County Council clarifying the measures relevant to our new Tier 2 status - here - 21st October
  • Breaking News - as of midnight on Friday 16th October the whole of Essex (including Uttlesford) will enter Tier 2 of the latest Coronavirus restrictions. This means, amongst other restrictions, that if you live in Essex you cannot meet members of other households indoors - that includes restaurants including those in a Tier 1 or 3 area. The County Council information page can be found here on the Coronavirus Page - 16th October
  • Digital Demand Responsive Transport Survey launched by Essex County Council - 14th October
  • The 5th draw for the Elmdon Village Hall 200 Club took place on 4th October 2020 - you can see the results on the Village Hall 200 Club page - 9th October
  • A notice from Citizens Advice for those who find difficulty paying fuel bills on the Parish Council page - 25th September
  • Elmdon Gazette October 2020 can be found on the Elmdon Gazette page - which is now under the Publications page or the tab above - 24th September
  • Essex County Council notice about maintaining distancing and taking tests in face of rise in COVID-19 cases on the Coronavirus Page and - here - 9th September
  • I have removed the Spitfire photos from the home page to the Village Photo Gallery here - 31st August
  • Two new announcements as above - 1 )National Honours and 2) Tree planting consultation here - 31st August
  • Notice that the appeal for completion of the church wall has reached its target - on the Elmdon Community Group page - 25th August
  • Village Web August 2020 can be found on the Village Web page which is under the Publications page or the tab above - 5th August
  • The Annual Governance and Accountability Return for 2019/2020 and the Auditor's report for the same period can be found  on the Parish Council page - 12th July

If you would like to be on an anonymous mailing list so that I can send news of new or changed pages from time to time please send an email to me at Webmaster by clicking on this link
Notes from the Webmaster

This is the first release of the new Elmdon Village Website. If you would like to provide feedback, comments or suggestions please send an email to Graham Knight, Webmaster by clicking on this link which will start a new message in your email program.

It is hoped that this site will enable community collaboration on any matters of interest to Elmdon residents. We seek any contributions and ideas for useful topics. In particular, if anyone would like to volunteer to manage specific pages please let me know. As a first priority we would like ideas for the Elmdon History page and for the Elmdon Clubs, Societies and Teams page.

It is possible that some features may not work properly and if so I would very much like to hear from you so that I can correct any errors.

The site has been tested with a variety of browsers and types of computer and mobile device. In particular, the site works with Microsoft Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera and also for mobile devices Mercury for iPad. Some smartphones have some issues with formatting and if you find that is the case please let me know. The page entitled Technical Information elaborates on how the website is built and also includes some general information on internet security, internet usage and anything else that I thought worth sharing. 

Known Issues Unresolved
  1. None at the moment I think

Weather Forecast

If you would like to see an overview of the local weather please click the following link which opens in a new window or tab. 
Detailed weather information can also be found on the BBC News and Weather page.

Public Transport

On the Local Information page I have added a tip on how to find out about public transport - not only from Elmdon but to and from almost any obscure place that can be imagined. If you need to catch the bus and have no idea which company to use or where to find the timetable just try the tip on the Local Information page.

Also a new article about the recently announced DaRT bus service. DaRT stands for Demand Responsive Transport. You ring a number (shown on the page), tell them where you want to go - tell them where you want to be picked up - give 2 hours notice and your transport will await. Give it a try!
Subpages (1): Corona Virus 2020