New Play Equipment at Chase Field, Boreham

The original play area has seen a lot of use since it was installed back in 1992 and it was time for the Parish Council to look at refreshing and refurbishing it. 

The play area still retains its popular skateboard equipment and two springies and, with the introduction of exciting new play equipment from Park Leisure, it provides a fun, all inclusive and stimulating play environment for children of all ages.

The opening ceremony will be at 10.00 am at Chase Field, The Chase, Boreham on Monday 13th July 2015.  There will be short speeches followed by “cutting the ribbon” by Deputy Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Philip Wilson, the Vice Chairman of Essex County Council, Councillor John Aldridge and children from the School Council of Boreham Primary School.

Councillor John Galley, Chairman of Boreham Parish Council said “this is a perfect example of a parish council working with the local community - the children were fully involved; we took on board their suggestions and as a result the original plan was changed to include a slide and a fully inclusive wave swing.  It is a great achievement by all concerned and we now have a play area which will give pleasure to many for years to come’.


The Boreham Parish Footpaths map is now available at the Parish Office, or you can download a pdf copy of the leaflet by clicking on the link below. 

Further information is available on the Footpaths section of this website.





The village and the wider parish of Boreham covers an area of about 1,554 hectares (3,840 acres) and has a population of approximately 4,000 people.




Outline planning application for development for demolition of existing buildings (10 & 12 Plantation Road) and residential development of up to 145 residential dwellings, open space, landscaping, associated infrastructure including means of access. Land East of Plantation Road, Boreham

Update: May 2015

Application Ref: 14/01552/OUT

This application has been refused.

The Parish Council wish to thank everyone who fought this unauthorised and unsustainable application.This shows again how this village fights for what is right.


Outline planning application for development of up to 200 homes and creation of new publicly accessible open space on land South East of the Lion Inn, Main Road, Boreham.

Update: February 2015

Application Ref: 14/00826/OUT

Appeal Ref: APP/W1525/W/14/3001771

An appeal has been made to the Planning Inspectorate in respect of the above site.  The appeal follows the refusal of planning permission by Chelmsford City Council for the proposed development.  You can view the appeal documents on line at: www.chelmsford.gov.uk/planningonline.  Any comments you may wish to make concerning this appeal can be made on line by going to www.planningportal.gov.uk/pcs and clicking on 'Comment on an appeal online'.




October 2014 

The Parish Council was delighted that Chelmsford City Council refused the above planning application. It was extremely pleasing to see the village come together to fight this development; 139 people turned up at the City Council Planning Meeting when the application was discussed, 137 of which were from the village, and a number of people spoke – quite a daunting task if you have never done this before – and everyone conducted themselves in an excellent manner. Our thanks go to the Conservation Society for organising the excellent public meeting to discuss this, and the other planning issues affecting our village. It shows what a village can achieve when everyone works together. The applicant now has a period of 3 months in which it can appeal. Thank you to everyone for their efforts.

Watch this space for updates.