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Kelvedon is situated next to the village of Feering and is separated from it by the River Blackwater. The River Blackwater was spanned by a packhorse bridge, built around 1750, which was an essential part of the main road carrying traffic from Norfolk and Suffolk to London and this feature was significant in making Kelvedon an important staging post on the main route to London, as could be seen from the numerous inns and hostelries which served the area.

Kelvedon railway station is on the London Liverpool St. line with trains approximately every 20 minutes. Bus services are provided by the 71 First Bus service Chelmsford–Colchester route and the Hedingham & District 91 service from Tollesbury–Witham. The A12 has links with the rest of East Anglia and the north.

A Neighbourhood Plan allows communities to determine and influence the type and nature of development they want to see in their area. Gaining support and active acceptance by the community through voting for the plan is crucial to success.

‘Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and culture development is a strength of the academy. The rich range of subjects and activities broaden pupils’ understanding of the world in which they live.’

Kelvedon is a village and civil parish in the Braintree District of Essex in England, near to the town of Witham. It has a population of 4,717,[2] reducing to 3,587 at the 2011 Census.[1]

This website offers a brief insight into the working life of the bunker. To get the whole story, a tour of the bunker is absolutely necessary. For more information, please visit the Admission Details page.

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Kelvedon railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line (GEML) in the East of England, serving the villages of Kelvedon and Feering, Essex. It is also the closest station to the settlements of Coggeshall and Tiptree. Kelvedon is 42 miles 21 chains (68.0 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street. It is situated between Witham to the west and Marks Tey and to the east.[1] Its three-letter station code is KEL.

Kelvedon Parish Council Office and Chamber The Old Fire Station 102 High Street Kelvedon Colchester CO5 9AA Telephone: 01376 570285 Email: info@kelvedon.org.uk

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The station was opened in 1843 by the Eastern Counties Railway. It is currently operated by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also runs all trains serving the station. To the north-east was a separate station called Kelvedon Low Level, which until 1951 was the terminus of the now disused Kelvedon and Tollesbury Light Railway.

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The station complex was controlled by a signal box at the London end of the up platform which closed on 3 December 1961 when Witham power box became responsible for the section through to Marks Tey.[6]

Parish Clerk, Responsible Financial Officer and Appropriate Officer to Kelvedon Parish Council Philippa Potter

Designed for up to 600 military and civilian personnel, possibly even the Prime Minister, their collective task being to organise the survival of the population in the awful aftermath of a nuclear war.

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‘Teaching is highly effective. Teachers, who know their pupils well, have very high expectations of what they can achieve. They plan learning which is imaginative and enthuses all pupils.’

Kelvedon is also home to several businesses including Knight Group and Lysanda.

The following services typically call at Kelvedon:[9]

Kelvedon St Mary's is a Church of England primary school with academy status located between Colchester and Chelmsford on the A12, which was opened in 1977. It converted to academy status in March 2013.

Would an expansion in the size of our two villages be a bad thing? I think perhaps not. I have been around here for a long time, long enough to remember the protests about the building of Feering Mount (just) and of Riverside (quite well). Have they been all bad? Of course not. I think

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The section of the Eastern Counties Railway between Brentwood and Colchester was opened on 29 March 1843,[2] and one of the original stations on that section was Kelvedon.[3]

OFSTED 2016 – This is an outstanding school

‘The headteacher and the senior team have successfully created a distinctive, caring ethos in which pupils quickly develop the confidence and skills to thrive academically and socially.’

‘Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They demonstrate enthusiasm and maturity in their learning and when at play. Highly positive relationships create an atmosphere in which pupils are not afraid to challenge themselves to achieve their best.’

‘Pupils’ personal development and welfare is exceptionally well provided for. Leaders take great care to ensure that pupils’ emotional and social skills are well developed. As a result, pupils are resilient and responsible learners.’


• Business contract hire • For business users only • Contract term: 36 months • Rental profile: 3+35 • Annual mileage: 10,000 • Production status: Current model

Kelvedon Lotus has been racing, developing, servicing and restoring road and race Lotus cars for customers all over the world for over 40 years.

There was a link line to Kelvedon Low Level railway station with a drop of 1 in 50, which joined the main line at the country end of the up line.[6]

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‘This is a happy school where pupils feel extremely safe, and are safe. This is due to the highly effective strategies taken by leaders to ensure that the academy is a warm, welcoming and secure place to learn.’

Take a 'virtual' walk around the Bunker with owner Mike Parrish.

The steering group is responsible for organising the project and ensuring we meet deadlines. They will also collate the work from the groups and engage with the community and other stakeholders involved in the process. Ultimately, producing a successful plan is their job, and we have a lot to do before that happens.

In common with most rural stations, Kelvedon handled local goods and a 1923 plan shows sidings with cattle pens on the up-side at the London end, and sidings with a goods shed on the down-side at the London end of the station.[4] There was also a large warehouse which was used by King Seeds for many years on the down-side.[5] The goods yard closed on 7 December 1964.[6]

Grant Applications for 2017-18 Kelvedon Parish Council’s annual grant process will begin on 1 September 2016. Please refer to the links below for the notice, application form and policy. Grant Poster 2016 Grant Application Form 2016 Grant Policy 2016    

Kelvedon Parish Council would like to remind all dog owners to ensure that their dogs are kept fully under control when they are being exercised in public open spaces, including the recreation areas and Brockwell Meadows. Any areas of concern should be raised with Braintree District Council’s Street Enforcement Team. They can be contacted on […]

17th - 20th, 24th, 27th - 31st Dec  |  1st - 3rd Jan 2016

Come and witness the three lives of the bunker starting with its role as an RAF ROTOR Station, then a brief period as a civil defence centre through to its most recent life as a Regional Government HQ.