Letter to the Village

St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Arkesden Letter to the Village 3rd May 2022 Dear Friends Before the pandemic, the Parochial Church Council (PCC) had been consulting with you about modernising the church to make it a more comfortable and flexible space while retaining its beauty and traditional qualities. We were about to present to […]

The Axe and Compasses

Dear Arkesden residents, By now you’ll have all heard or seen the devastation which has befallen our own beloved Axe and Compasses. Our thoughts, prayers, sympathy, and sadness are extended to all members of the Christou family and to those residents of our own village family who have been part of the pub for many […]

Message from Arkesden Parish Council

As we are all aware the situation in Ukraine is very upsetting and concerning. Our thoughts and sympathy are with everyone who is affected. We thought the following information might be helpful. Parish Councils are not allowed to make donations of money to disaster appeals unless they directly benefit the parish and its parishioners. However, […]

Advance notice – Road closure for drainage improvements on Clatterbury Lane, Saffron Walden

We would like to make you aware preparations are being made to carry out drainage improvements on a section of Clatterbury Lane from Monday 28 March 2022 and expected to take approximately five days to complete.   The works will be carried out between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. During working […]

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP ARKESDEN AND BECOME A PARISH COUNCILLOR?

I have realised since I became involved last June how lucky Arkesden has been over the years to have people prepared to give up some of their time to serve as parish councillors. What we do on the council may not change the world but we can try to change our community for the better […]

Road Closed

ROAD CLOSURE

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1) Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Hampit Road/Church Hill & Main Street, Arkesden Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=127095654 to find details of the intended closure of Hampit Road/Church Hill & Main Street, due to commence on 28th February 2022 for 1 day. The closure is required […]

Village Hooley poster

Arkesden Village Hooley – 2nd October

The village committees have organised an Arkesden village Harvet / end of lockdown party on Saturday 2nd October. There will be a fabulous live band, food trucks and cash bar at the beautiful barn at Newlands End…details attached! Any proceeds will be shared amongst the village committees to support our lovely village! We look forward […]

Butterfly Count Friday 16 July – Sunday 8 August 2021

Big Butterfly Count Wildlife lovers are being urged to take part in the annual Big Butterfly Count to help assess the state of nature in UK gardens this summer.  What is the Big Butterfly count? The Big Butterfly Count is the world’s largest butterfly survey. Butterfly scientists will use the data gained over a three week period to assess […]

brown concrete building near green trees under blue sky during daytime

Help for Arkesden Church

Dear Residents, We need your help. We all appreciate the beauty and calm of the church and its grounds but over past couple of years or so the number of volunteers looking after the churchyard has reduced and we now need more help. The work principally involves mowing and strimming from April through to October, […]

A3 2021 Arkesden Sports Day Poster

SUMMER CAMP OUT – CANCELLED

WE ARE VERY SORRY TO INFORM YOU THAT THE CAMP OUT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO GOVERNMENT COVID RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE DO LOOK AT THE EVENTS TAB TO SEE MORE COMMUNITY DATES FOR THE DIARY