Welcome to our village, Elmdon in Essex, England

NHS Thank you 28 May 2020

NHS Thank you 28 May 2020

NHS Thank you 28 May 2020

Phil Kay

Important News and Announcements will appear here

For the immediate future, Parish Council meetings will be conducted over video link using Zoom. The meeting ID will be included on the agenda which will be published on this website and on village notice boards so that constituents can join to observe.

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 - 4th July 2020 

  • Notice from Uttlesford District Council following easing of lockdown restrictions on the Coronavirus page - 4th July
  • Village Web July 2020 can be found on the Village Web page which is under the Publications page or the tab above - 2nd July
  • Elmdon Gazette July 2020 can be found on the Elmdon Gazette page - which is now under the Publications page or the tab above - 2nd July
  • Update from Essex County Council about Registration services and Libraries - 27th June
  • The first draw for the Elmdon Village Hall 200 Club took place on 6th June 2020 - you can see a video and the results on the Village Hall 200 Club page - 8th June 
  • New advice from the British Heart Foundation on administering CPR - on the Coronavirus page - 4th June
  • Notice of Public Rights - Forthcoming Annual Accounts 2019-2020 - on Parish Council Page - 4th June
  • Notice from Essex County Council about school reopening on the Coronavirus page - 4th June
  • Notice about potential scams associated with the NHS COVID-19 Track and Trace service on the Coronavirus page - 4th June
  • Notice from Explore Essex on new visitor information can be found on the Coronavirus page - 20th May
  • Latest notice from the leader of Essex County Council can be found on the Coronavirus page - 15th May
  • Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held over Zoom conferencing on 14th May 2020 together with the latest statement of accounts can be found on the Parish Council page - 15th May
  • Some stunning new photographs of the Elmdon VE Day street parties here provided by Phil Kay - 12th May and now with additions from Wendy Woods - 13th May
  • News of the recently launched Village 200 Club on the 200 Club page - 8th May
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