Essendon is a small rural Village in Hertfordshire, UK.  Close to Hatfield, Hertford, Welwyn Garden City and Potters Bar.

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Support for Early Years and Online education resources for home learning

August edition of the Parish Magazine.

Village Hall

Please note:  Restoration work on the Hall floor has been completed.

Consultation – Welwyn Hatfield Local Borough Council are undertaking a further consultation on their proposed changes to their Draft Local Plan (2016) (site allocation) 2020.

  • To arrange to view hard copies of the Draft Local Plan, please contact the parish clerk by email (essendonparishcouncil@gmail.com) or phone (07535803529)

  • To view the list of documents available, click here.

  • To view and comment on line, click here

The consultation was open until 5pm on 1 April 2020.

South Central Growth and

Transport Plan

Hertfordshire County Council has developed the South Central Growth and Transport Plan (SCGTP) which covers the Southern end of the A1(M), including the towns of Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Potters Bar, Borehamwood, Radlett and St Albans and key transport links between these towns and to surrounding areas.  The SCGTP considers the key problems and opportunities which currently exist or may in the future on the transport network and identifies what types of interventions are needed to improve the transport network.

For details click here

Village Hall

 In view of forthcoming renovations and repairs to the hall, village residents are invited to suggest

improvements they would like to be considered.

Invitation to nominate someone for a National Honour or for CPRE Hertfordshire awards

If there is someone within the community who has dedicated service over many years, the Council or other local people can nominate them via the online form at www.gov.uk/honours ensuring that a deserving local community is represented at national level. Further information on honours and awards: www.lord-lieutenant-herts.org.uk

Click on the logo for more details



Celebrate efforts made by groups, individuals or businesses to improve life in their community and/or enhance the environment in Hertfordshire by nominating them for a CPRE award.

Contact Details for Queries or more Information:


Dawn Grocock (01992) 555235

Enforcement Officer

James Bartlett (01992) 555236

Comments from the chair in response to call for sites

are in Documents 2019

AFFINITY WATER -  Water Resources Management Plan

Essendon Footpath No 2 - wooden bridge

For detailed information see Herts Sunflower.org

The playground has reopened with appropriate precautions

for Covid 19, following government  guideline.


Statement of Accounts, Certificate of Exemption, Annual Internal Auditor Report, Annual Governance Statement, and  Public Rights arrangements for 2019_2020 can be viewed on the Documents page, and on the Village Noticeboards.

Dates for the Public Rights period are Thursday 23 July

to Thursday 3 September, 2020.


Useful guidance on how to manage allotments in accordance with government regulations. Click here



A meeting of the Essendon Parish Council will take place via Zoom on Monday 20 July at 7:00 pm.  For details, see the Agenda posted on the Documents 2020 page.


Following Government Guidelines, all meetings for the foreseeable future will be suspended.  Where necessary, business will be conducted by email or video conferencing. The Chair and Vice Chair will be empowered to take necessary decisions to keep the workings of the council running

Under normal circumstances, meetings take place on Mondays in the Village Hall at 7.00pm

The public are most welcome at all

Parish Council meetings and are encouraged

to raise any matters of concern