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Brentwood has been twinned since 1978 with Roth, Germany and since 1994 with Montbazon, France.[3] It also has a relationship with Brentwood, Tennessee in the United States.

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Brentwood's Orchestras for Young People was founded in 1990 and grew to include five ensembles for orchestral instrumentalists of school age, who perform regularly in and around the town. Regular rehearsals and workshops introduce the musicians to a wide variety of music, from well-known classical pieces to modern music.[35]

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Brentwood is a town in and the principal settlement of the Borough of Brentwood, in the county of Essex in the East of England.[1] It is located in the London commuter belt, 20 miles (30 km) east-north-east of Charing Cross, and near the M25 motorway. According to the 2011 Census the town had a population of 49,463.

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A Massive 825 meters long and 8 meters wide. The Brentwood karting circuit is the widest karting track in Essex offering limitless racing lines and overtaking opportunities. Perfect for Experienced racers and first time novices, the Brentwood circuit offers a great karting experience for everyone.

Brentwood railway station is located to the south of the town centre and is served by TfL Rail stopping services between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Also within the borough of Brentwood are Ingatestone and Shenfield stations (with fast services to Liverpool Street) and West Horndon (with services between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness).

Well-known businesses that used to operate in the town include vacuum flask manufacturer Thermos, and Nissen whose UK factory and headquarters were established in the town by Ted Blake in the mid-1960s but closed in the 1980s.

The town is the venue of the Brentwood International Chess Congress which was set up in 2006 and first ran 17–18 February 2007. The congress attracted 235 competitors who included three Grandmasters and five International Masters. The prize fund is relatively generous in comparison to many other similar congresses, being around £4,000. In 2007 it was the largest chess competition to be held in Essex and was organised by Brentwood Chess Club.

The Brentwood Performing Arts Festival has now been accepted into membership by the British and International Federation of Festivals of which Queen Elizabeth II is patron. With this, the Festival has achieved recognition as the Festival of Performing Arts for Brentwood.

The military has associations with Warley going back over 200 years. It also had strategic importance during the time of the Spanish Armada - it was used as a meeting place for contingents from eight eastern and midland counties (900 horsemen assembled here) to then travel on to Tilbury. The local common was used as a military camp in 1742, and became a permanent feature as Warley Barracks in 1804.

Another objective is simply to enjoy ourselves in the countryside and to engender a sense of fun and companionship in everything we do. Hopefully this arises spontaneously on our walks, but we do run a number of social activities to help to further this objective.

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Robert Graves, in his book I, Claudius, refers to Brentwood as the site of the battle where Claudius defeated the Ancient Britons in 44 AD. However, Graves also states that names and places in the book are sometimes fictitious.

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The previous headquarters of electronics company Amstrad were located in Brentwood. The television show The Apprentice used overhead views of the Canary Wharf business district in London as an accompaniment to interior shots of the previous Amstrad offices, Amstrad House, which has since been converted into a Premier Inn hotel.[23]

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Our walks programme extends to more than 200 walks a year. We walk half days every Saturday and Thursday; full days every Sunday and Tuesday of the year, as well as Wednesday summer evenings. Full day walks are generally of 10-12 miles and half days 5-6 miles. Many of the walks are in our local area but we do travel further afield into Essex , Kent , Hertfordshire and Suffolk . Coach walks to other areas, and weekends away complete our programme.

The Aqua Centre features 2 pools - An adult and toddler pool.

Get fit together with our popular and challenging classes.

A lightly hopped pale session bitter. A refreshing pint after a hard day at work.


The Ford Motor Company's United Kingdom headquarters are located in the suburb of Warley, as are the property developers Countryside Properties. Hinge manufacturers NV Tools are based in Hutton.

Brentwood is also home to the Brentwood Imperial Youth Band, which perform at many events throughout the year. It is a successful band and attracts youngsters from the age of 10 from Brentwood and surrounding areas. It was the first British band to ever take part in the Tournament of Roses Parade[31] in Pasadena, California and the first youth band to play the International Military Music Festival "Spasskaya Tower" Tattoo on Red Square, Moscow. It meets twice a week in Warley.[32]

We have invested in the latest electronic buggies providing comfort on the journey around the course.

The unemployment rate in Brentwood is 1.9%.[24]

Brentwood Theatre is a fully fitted community theatre that serves more than 40 non-professional performing arts groups. Owned and maintained by an independent charity, Brentwood Theatre receives no regular arts funding or subsidy. The Hermitage is used as the centre for Brentwood Youth Service.

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Karts for all ages and abilities for Pro kart racers, novices, adults, juniors, families and children.

The town is increasingly suburban, but it does have a very rural feel, with trees, fields and open spaces all around the town; Shenfield Common is also less than one mile from town centre shops.

Marygreen Manor, a handsome 16th-century building on London Road, is mentioned in Samuel Pepys' diaries and is said to have been often visited by the Tudor monarch Henry VIII when Henry Roper, Gentleman Pursuant to Queen Catherine of Aragon, lived there in 1514. It is now a hotel and restaurant.[10] In 1686 Brentwood's inns were estimated to provide 110 beds and stabling for 183 horses.[citation needed] There were 11 inns in the town in 1788.

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Brentwood forms part of the larger Borough of Brentwood which also encompasses the surrounding smaller suburbs and villages. For elections to Westminster, Brentwood forms part of the Brentwood and Ongar constituency. In the 2015 general election, Conservative Eric Pickles retained his seat in parliament, a position he has held since taking office in 1992.[25][citation needed]

Winner of Cambridge Beer of the Festival 2012.

A community radio station, Phoenix FM serves the Brentwood area. The station was formed in August 1996 and broadcast ten trial broadcasts under a restricted service licence, each lasting 28 days, the first starting on 29 December 1996 and the last ending on 25 February 2006. On 23 March 2007, the station started to broadcast permanently on 98.0 FM, featuring popular music, local musicians and acts, local events, and interviews with key local figures.