Welcome to Ridgewell village. Ridgewell is a small, picturesque village located in a rural area in North West Essex, near the Suffolk border, 15 miles north of Braintree and 6 miles south of Haverhill. The population is around 500, living in approximately 250 residences and the village is surrounded by rich arable farm land.
These community pages are maintained by the Parish Council for the benefit of the whole community. Here you'll find everything you need to know about our village community. Also available are minutes and agendas from Parish Council meetings along with information about the village.
If you would like to add to the site, including the Events Calendar, please email the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a separate page for Ridgewell Village Hall events, see the Ridgewell Village Hall calendar at the Village Hall website.
IN MEMORY OF MALCOLM MASON
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO JOINED MALCOLM’S FAMILY
AND FRIENDS AT PETALS TEA ROOMS ON SUNDAY 1 ST
SEPTEMBER AND WHO CONTRIBUTED SO MUCH TO THE
OCCASION, ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE, THE DELIGHTFUL
SURROUNDINGS THE MUSIC AND THE DELICIOUS BUFFET
PROVIDED BY JULIE AT PETALS.
OVER £500 WAS RAISED TO BE DIVIDED EQUALLY BETWEEN
TWO CHARITIES - IPF AND APF -WHICH WE HOPE WILL GO
SOMEWAY TO FURTHERING AWARENESS OF IDIOPATHIC
PULMONARY FIBROSIS, FOR WHICH MALCOLM HAD
CAMPAIGNED FOR SO MANY YEARS AS HE STRUGGLED WITH
THIS DREADFUL DISEASE.
I HAVE A HOUSE FULL OF FLOWERS AND A HEART FULL OF
LOVE AND APPRECIATION TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT
AND KINDNESS. THANK YOU.
Ridgewell Parish Council
Our Village Needs You!
Friends and fellow residents,
The Village Hall Management Committee (VHMC) urgently needs volunteers to help with fundraising events and activities in support of the Hall Improvement Project (HIP) and the day to day management of the Hall itself. In particular, co-ordinators for the monthly Farmers Market and the Village Fete as well as other events and volunteers to serve on the Committee. The Village Hall is the heart of the community, but it can only operate with your support. We have relied on the generosity of a small few for too long. Again all we require is passion and a couple of hours per month or so. You can get involved as much as you wish.
If you want to discuss volunteering, contact John Arthur or Kim Benwell at email@example.com
Your support, great or small will be very much appreciated.
Ben Benwell John Arthur
Chairman (Ridgewell Parish Council) Chairman Village Hall Management Committee
Allotments for hire
We currently have
- 1 Full Plot (£26 per year)
- 5 Half Plots (£13 per year)
Available on a first come first serve basis (suncream not included).
Contact the Parish Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.