You may have heard that we have begun fundraising to cover the cost of these essential works. They won’t need to be completed for a few years but they will be need to carried out. We need to raise £25,000, so the fundraising has begun! Over £3,000 has been raised so far.

If you can help in any way please contact Reverend Rod on 01376 324887 or email

Thank you.  

16:44, Friday by Cecilia Ockelford

A walk from all the villages affected by the planned West Of Braintree town that will meet at the Sailing Village Hall. Each village walk will start at a different time depending on the distance.

From Panfield we'll set off from The Bell Inn, at 1pm to arrive at Saling Village Hall at 2pm. 

The walk is about 2.4 miles each way. The route will be along marked footpaths which are reasonably level with a decline and incline at Pods Brook. 

When we arrive at Sailing Village Hall there will be tea and coffee and may be more as well as lots of information about the new town. 

Please confirm your attendance by visitng the Panfield Plodders Facebook page. Do join us if you can. 

10:43, Friday by Cecilia Ockelford

There will be home made cakes, bric-a-brac, crafts, books and a tombola.

If you'd like to donate any items, including for the tombola please leave them with Jackie Moorey at 46 Thistledown. If you'd like items collected please ring 01376 342729.  

Please support this worthwhile cause. You never know when you might need them!

10:42, Friday by Cecilia Ockelford

Braintree District Council is consulting on proposals to build a Horizon 120 Business and Innovation Park on land west of the A131 in Great Notley.

On Monday 30 September 2019 between 4pm and 8pm they will be holding a drop-in session to display the proposals for the site at Great Notley Community Centre, Braintree, CM77 7US. Details are in this flyer.

The consultation ends at 5pm on Thursday 24 October 2019.

10:05, Friday by Cecilia Ockelford

Panfield Community Association (PCA) is still looking for a new editor for our village magazine Round About Panfield (RAP) which is issued bi-monthly. Nearly all the wording is supplied by the different groups within Panfield.

If you can undertake this role or would like more information about what this would entail, please see below for relevant contact details.

PCA Chair: Danny Canning -

PCA Secretary: Sarah Reid -

RAP Editor: Chris Bassett -

We look forward to hearing from you.


18:51, 13 Sep 2019 by Cecilia Ockelford

Salings Parish Council drop-in point is at Millennium Hall, Piccotts Lane, Gt. Saling, CM7 5DW. You'll be able to view the documents and maps relating the proposed new housing developments in North Essex. 

Panfield is only a few fields away from this 13,500 home development.

Open every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6pm to 9pm til 25 September 2019. 

Uttlesford District Council consultation ends 11 September.

Braintree District Council consultation ends 30 September.

We are here to help you learn more about the local plans and have reports and info to help with your submission. All free by volunteers of Gt Saling. Do come.


18:51, 13 Sep 2019 by Cecilia Ockelford

Panfield Village Hall. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Tickets £5.00 each. There'll also be a raffle to raise funds for the Vintage Villagers Lunch. 

To book call Danny on 07856 516610.

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18:28, 13 Sep 2019 by Cecilia Ockelford

Panfield Presents 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on Saturday 19 October 2019 in Panfield Village Hall. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. Bring your own food and drink.

Tickets are for sale in advance at £4.00 per person. Book by emailing or phone 07711 079122

With our film equipment and comfortable seating we aim to give you the full cinema experience.  

For more details visit our Panfield Presents web page.

Please note Bohemian Rhapsody is classified as a certifcate 12A. 

We look forward to welcoming you. 

15:21, 23 Aug 2019 by Cecilia Ockelford

Braintree Area Foodbank has put together a Harvest 2019 shopping list

The list shows items they're running short of.

Thank you for your support.  

14:22, 23 Aug 2019 by Cecilia Ockelford


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