Flitch Green Creation
The order to create the new parish of Flitch Green and establishing the new parish council for the parish came into effect on 1 April 2009. The new parish has been created from that part of the existing parish of Little Dunmow known as Oakwood Park. It follows a long process of consultation under the now superseded parish review provisions in the Local Government and Rating Act 1997.
Extensive consultation in 2005 and 2006 established overwhelming support for a separate parish to be formed to give distinctive voice to the community of Oakwood Park, which has effectively existed only since development commenced there in 2001.
The name of Flitch Green was chosen by the majority of people who expressed a view during the review, it commemorates the association of the area with the famous Flitch Trials which can be traced back for several hundred years and are still celebrated today. In addition the parish is bounded by the Flitch Way long distance path.
The original proposal for the new parish was submitted to the Secretary of State, however, Uttlesford District Council was invited to complete and implement the review itself under the new devolved provisions in the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 and the District of Uttlesford (Parishes of Flitch Green and Little Dunmow) Order 2008 is a result of that invitation.