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

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.

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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

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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.

Herts Middlesex Wildlife Trust Invitation: Hertfordshire's State of Nature launch

All Nations Christian College near Ware, Tuesday 24th March, 9:30am - 12.30pm.

“Over the past year, the Trust have been busy compiling the State of Nature report for Hertfordshire which assesses the changes to our local wildlife over the past 50 years. The first time this research has been carried out on this scale, the report marks a significant step in understanding and prioritising wildlife conservation in the county over the coming decades.  Pre-bookings only: Please click here to confirm your attendance

This event is an opportunity to learn about the findings of the report and what this means for wildlife and people throughout Hertfordshire. Dr Tom Day, the Trust's Head of Living Landscapes and author of the report, will present its key findings and the priorities it has identified. Tom will be joined by representatives from some of the Trust's strategic and community partners to talk about how we can all learn from this report and take action to create a wilder future for Hertfordshire. There will be an opportunity to discuss the findings with Trust staff and for wider networking.”


The equipment in the Essendon Playground has been repaired,  and is


once more available for village children.

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


The final plan has been submitted by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council to government http://www.welhat.gov.uk/localplanexamination

A copy is held by the Parish Clerk - to arrange an appointment to view please email the clerk at essendonparishcouncil@gmail.com with your contact number

Essendon Footpath No 2 - wooden bridge

16 March

27 April

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