Welcome to Panfield         


Panfield Village


Panfield is a typical north Essex village some 3 miles north west of the ancient town of Braintree and is part of the Threefields District.


We have a mixture of both very old and modern houses, and a population of about 841 (2011 Census), enough to support our local church and The Bell public house which has stood in the village since 1400.  





We strive to improve the quality of community life through maintenance of the parks and open spaces, the purchase, installation and emptying of litter and dog-waste bins, traffic speed calming measures such as the Speed Indicator Sign, bus shelters and maintenance of footpaths.

Because Members of Parish Councils are intimately acquainted with the locality, they can be responsive to concerns and priorities raised by the residents of Panfield, and they can represent the residents’ views to Braintree District Council and Essex County Council


All Meetings are advertised on the Parish Council notice board at the Community Centre and on the Parish Website under the Minutes & Agenda section of Parish Council tab on the left.




Pond in Summer



John Barr and Thistledown Playing Fields which contain trees, pond and wild life area; Panfield Parish Council has provided the play apparatus and benches, and ensures their maintenance and safety.




The Community Centre and the churchyard are also supported by the Parish Council.







Panfield Parish Council funds the regular emptying of our public litter bins and dog waste bins, and we are very fortunate to have a resident who voluntarily picks up litter around our village, helping to keep Panfield a clean and pleasant environment.




There is also an allotment area adjacent to John Barr Playing Field.

If you would like an allotment please contact our Parish Clerk: 

Jean Simmons,

Fieldings, Bell Lane

Panfield CM7 5AG

T:- 01376 324056 

E:- panfield-parish-clerk@outlook.com


Her office hours are weekdays 09.00 to 17.00