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 ridgewellpc@gmail.com

There is a separate page for Ridgewell Village Hall events, see the Ridgewell Village Hall calendar at the Village Hall website.

For more information on upcoming events & markets try our facebook page here or try our Nextdoor neighbourhood.





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 ridgewellvht@gmail.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 Half Plot available (£13 per year)





Available on a first come first serve basis (suncream not included).

Contact the Parish Clerk on ridgewellpc@gmail.com if interested.