A 'Foundation' Council


The Parish Council have this morning agreed to facilitate a meeting on Tuesday 6th December at 7pm – 7.30pm for residents to come along to the Bicknacre Memorial Village Hall and pose their questions directly to Green Planning.

The Parish Council will be present but cannot participate in this session; the outline planning application is on the agenda of the PC Meeting starting at 7.30pm and Council will discuss it then. Here are the details:

Land South Of The Brewers Arms
Main Road, Bicknacre, Chelmsford


Outline planning application for 37 dwellings with all matters reserved.

Case Officer- Sally Rogers

Comments due to Chelmsford City Council by 12th December 2016. Please send them in via the Clerk or post direct to CCC.


Priory Playing Field – Car Park Closure

The Parish Council & Danbury & Bicknacre FC announce that drainage works to the fields (by Pearl Contractors) has nearly completed.  Another successful project with no cost to the Parish.


Woodham Ferrers is a small village about 7.5 miles (12 km) south east of Chelmsford, located between South Woodham Ferrers and Bicknacre.
The village is served by St. Mary’s C of E Primary School.
St. Mary’s Church, situated at the south end of the village, was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1066.

Bicknacre is approximately 4 miles (6.5 km) north of South Woodham Ferrers and 5.7 miles (9.2 km) south east of the City of Chelmsford.
The arch is all that remains of the 12th century Bicknacre Priory.
The Arch and the surrounding fields, known as Priory Fields, are looked after by a voluntary group called the Friends of Priory Fields.
The Parish has two village halls.

For further information and statistics click here 

 The Parish Council has 1 job vacancies:

Car Park Marshall – starting September 2016 – Sundays as required, approx 3 hours @ Priory Playing Fields

For further details please e-mail clerk@wfandbpc.org.uk


We have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor in the Woodham Ferrers Ward please click here for further details

Essex County Council announce changes to recycling click here for details

Anglian Water Private Pumping Stations Campaign Team

There may be good news coming for some of your parishioners if they have a private pumping station on their property.

Currently, homeowners have to spend hundreds of pounds every year for electricity running costs, maintenance and repairs to look after these private pumping stations. They may even have been flooded if it’s broken down in the past.

From October 2016, many of these private pumping stations will transfer over to Anglian Water and become our responsibility. We will take over all of the maintenance and the running costs too, saving customers hassle, worry and money.

We’d like to ask for your support in letting local residents know about this, and asking them to get in touch with us if they think they have a private pumping station.

To help customers identify and report the pumping stations easily, we have launched a specialist website: www.spotapumpingstation.co.uk.

If you have any questions about this campaign, please reply to privatepumpingstations@anglianwater.co.uk. For any other queries, please contact our Public Affairs Team on public.affairs@anglianwater.co.uk.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Woodham Ferrers & Bicknacre Parish Council took part in the pilot scheme facilitated by the Essex Association of Local Councils and we received notification of meeting the Foundation Level on 6th December 2014.  A great achievement… please see attached supporting information.  Once we have all our Councillors as elected members we can go for Quality Standard!

Notification letter from EALC see here

Supporting documentation see here

We will be applying for Quality Status in October 2015:

85/15. Local Council Award Scheme – Application for Quality Standard

Councillors resolve that the documentation is in place and Clerk to apply in due course.



 Any URGENT queries please call 07918-648699  

Mrs Karen Kuderovitch – clerk@wfandbpc.org.uk

Address: c/o Woodham Ferrers Village Hall,Main Road,Woodham Ferrers,Essex, CM3 8RW

Office Hours: The Clerk is available (by appointment only please) Monday – Wednesday 9am – 3.30pm

Telephone & Emergency Number:
Office – 01245 328988
In case of emergency call : 07918 648699

For all enquiries of a non urgent nature please contact 01245 328988 or clerk@wfandbpc.org.uk