Hadleigh Essex Local Information eXchange





Last updated 21 Nov 2022


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Local sites – places

Hadleigh Old Fire Station (HOFS)

Hadleigh Park + Facebook page

Hadleigh Farm including Rare Breeds Centre and Hub Cafe

Local sites – social media

Hadleigh Community Group - Facebook page

Hadleigh Benfleet - Facebook page (edited by Amos Estates)

Thundersley - Facebook page (also covers Hadleigh)

Thundersley Town Team – Facebook page

Thundersley Village - Facebook page (edited by Amos Estates)


Essex Police Castle Point District - Facebook page

Hollies GP Surgery

Castle Point Borough Council :

     A to ZCouncillors – CommitteesWhat’s On

     Agendas & MinutesWebcasts (YouTube)

Essex County Council :

     NewsMeetingsReport a highway problem

Schools (including nearest secondary schools)

Hadleigh Infants & Nursery School

Hadleigh Junior School

Westwood Academy (Primary School)

The Deanes School (Comprehensive, ages 11-16)

The King John School (Comprehensive, ages 11-19)

USP College, Seevic Campus (Ages 16-19 and adult learners)


Daws Heath Evangelical Church

Hadleigh Baptist Church

Hadleigh Methodist Church (Facebook)

Hadleigh United Reformed Church

St Barnabas Church (Anglican, site is on A Church Near You website)

St James The Less (Hadleigh) Church (Anglican, site is on a Church Near You website)

St Michael’s & All Angels Church, Daws Heath (Anglican, part of Parish of Thundersley but also a member of Churches Together in Hadleigh)

St Peter’s Church, Thundersley (Anglican, part of Parish of Thundersley)

St Thomas More Church (Roman Catholic, linked to Holy Family Church, Benfleet)

Salvation Army Hadleigh Temple website + Facebook page

Community organisations

The Art Ministry (Art and craft sessions for a variety of people from our local community)

Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services

Hadleigh Community Group website  + Facebook page
(Improving the town centre with Christmas lights, flower baskets)

Lions Club of Castle Point

Open Arts (A community arts and health programme, which helps manage and maintain mental health and wellbeing through creativity)

Smart Minds - Facebook page (A club for those living with dementia and their carers/families.)

Wyvern Community Transport (For permanent residents who find it difficult to use public transport due to restricted mobility, temporary difficulty, distance from route or unsuitable timetable)

Castle Point Social Car Scheme – Facebook page (For elderly & disabled residents)

Young people’s organisations

1341 (Thundersley) Squadron Air Cadets – Link required

1st Hadleigh Scouts

5th Hadleigh Scouts – Facebook page

Nature-related sites

Castle Point Wildlife Group – Link required

Essex Wildlife Trust - What’s On

Friends of Coombe Wood

Hadleigh Park (on Explore Essex) + Facebook page

History-related sites

Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive

AGES Archaeological & Historical Association (AHA) website + Facebook page

AGES AHA Hadleigh & Thundersley Virtual Museum

Musical organisations

Essex Marching Corps (Blue Sabres) - Facebook page

Hadleigh Voices Community Choir website + Facebook page

The Westwood Singers – Ladies choir. Practise on Thursday mornings from 10.00am to 12 noon at Hadleigh Methodist Church. Occasional concerts. Contact Judy Smith on 07805 432009. (To be confirmed for 2022.)

Sporting organisations

Hadleigh & Thundersley Cricket Club

Hadleigh Bowls Club

Hadleigh Mountain Bike Club

Hadleigh Park Tennis Club

Stock Shotokan Karate Club

Other recreations

Adult Craft & Knitting Club – Meets every Friday in Hadleigh Library from 12.30 to 14.30.

Benfleet Art & Crafts Club – Meets every Friday at Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, between 13.00 and 15.30. We have been running since 1945 and welcome new members. If interested please contact Keith on 07867 944238 or Terry on 01702 554358.

Benfleet & District Philatelic Society – Meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month at St Barnabas Church Hall, Hadleigh from 7.30pm to 10.00pm. Contact Laurence Gardiner via laurencewgardiner1@hotmail.com

Castle Point Astronomy Club - Facebook page

Essex Handicrafts Association (SE Essex Branch) – Now meets on the 2nd Wednesday morning of each month at Hadleigh & Thundersley Cricket Club. New members welcome. Contact Rosie Bartley-Crozier on 01702 479862.

Hadleigh Castle U3A

Hadleigh Gardening Association – closed Sep 2022.

Thames Estuary Lacemakers – Meet at Hadleigh Baptist Chu­­­­rch. Contact Sheila on 01702 348863.

Social organisations

Hadleigh Afternoon WI – Information required.

Hadleigh Evening WI – Information required.

Hadleigh Castle Rotary Club

Hadleigh Castle Townswomen Guild – Meets from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month at Hadleigh Old Fire Station. Contact Mary Hodges at marysolaris@yahoo.co.uk. (To be confirmed for 2022.)

Lions Club of Castle Point

Runnymede Ladies Guild – Meetings with various speakers and crafters held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Hadleigh Conservative Club, 24 High Street, Hadleigh.  For more information, phone Mrs Pat Prince (Secretary) on 01702 552244.