Debden Parish Council

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh. Debden Parish Council would like to express our sincere condolences to The Queen and the Royal Family at this time. Prince Philip demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to public duty and as a devoted consort to Her Majesty The Queen, our longest ruling monarch, for almost 70 years.

Our sorrow is shared by residents of the district and by people across the world, as we remember with affection and gratitude a lifetime of service by His Royal Highness.

Residents are encouraged to safely pay their respects through the virtual book of condolence which will be available on the official website of the Royal Family from Saturday 10 April.

The laying of flowers is not recommended at this time and we would ask people to remember the current government guidelines in place to keep us all safe.”

Further local information, such as the official statement, church services and donations to charities can be found on:

Welcome to Debden Parish Council


Annual Council Meeting

The Annual Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 at 8.00pm, in the Village Hall as at present remote meetings cannot be held after 6th May. If this should change, details will be made available. If you are unable to attend the meeting, but have a question, please submit it, by email, to the Parish Clerk, by close Friday 7th May:

Annual Parish Assembly

We have reluctantly reached the conclusion that an Annual Assembly for 2021 is not viable with the current restrictions still in place on indoor venues. 

Local Plan Theme 7 – Local Economy
Consultation on this theme will commence after the Forum’s meeting on
Wednesday 24 February 2021.…
If you would like to watch the meeting live, please note the start time of 7pm and to join use the link:…/reg…/WN_Y1U__RasQji7FhUI1lZs0A
For more information on the local plan please visit:
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Uttlesford District Council have issued a very useful list of contacts for home services ranging from Grocery delivery to Opticians.

COVID – 19 Support available for those who cannot leave their homes. This factsheet gives details of services and local businesses that are offering support to those who are self-isolating or who are housebound as a result of illness, disability or age. Services are rapidly changing or evolving due to the developing situation; those that rely on volunteers may not be operating as usual, others may be temporary or expand over time to offer additional support. Click on the pdf and it will download. Debden Parish Council will keep you updated.

Please see Community Support leaflet below:


Following Stuart Walsh’s resignation a new chair will be elected at the Annual General Meeting

Vice Chair Stephanie Watson
(Events, Neighbourhood Watch) 01799 540721

Clive Bunting
(Open spaces and Allotments) 01799 5402239

Charlotte Diggins
(Debden Parish Pump Magazine, Debden School and Publicity) 01799 541270

April Gardner
(Playground, Publicity) 01799 542288

Brian Lindsell
(Footpaths, Transport, Rights of Way, Wimbish Station/Carver Barracks) 01799 542569

Jeanette O’Brien
(Village Hall, Shop & Pavilion) 01799 542881

Parish Clerk Christine Griffin 01799 540587