Hadleigh Essex Local Information eXchange





Last updated Fri 11 Dec 2020

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Local sites – places

Hadleigh Old Fire Station (HOFS)

Hadleigh Park

Hadleigh Farm including Rare Breeds Centre and Hadleigh Training Centre

Local sites – social media

Hadleigh Community Group Facebook page

Hadleigh Benfleet Facebook page (edited by Amos Estates)

Thundersley Village Facebook page (edited by Amos Estates)

Thundersley Facebook page – (run by Gordon Sinclair and Martin Hayhurst)


Community Policing - Castle Point District

Hollies GP Surgery

Castle Point Borough Council :

            A to ZCouncillors – CommitteesWhat’s OnAgendas & MinutesWebcasts

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 (on A Church Near You)

St James The Less (Hadleigh) Church (on a Church Near You)

St Michaels Church, Daws Heath (Anglican, part of St Peter’s Church, Thundersley but also a member of Churches Together in Hadleigh)

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

SA Hadleigh Temple website + Facebook

Community organisations

The Art Ministry

Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services

Hadleigh Community Group website & Hadleigh Community Group Facebook
(improving the town centre with Chrstmas lights, flower baskets)

Lions Club of Castle Point

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 (for elderly & disabled residents)

Young people’s organisations

1341 (Thundersley) Squadron Air Cadets

1st Hadleigh Scouts

5th Hadleigh Scouts

Nature-related sites

Castle Point Wildlife Group website + Facebook

Essex Wildlife Trust - What’s On

Hadleigh (Country) Park

History-related sites

Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive

AGES Archaeological & Historical Association (AHA) website - AGES AHA Facebook site

AGES AHA Hadleigh & Thundersley Virtual Museum

Musical organisations

Benfleet Music School

Essex Marching Corps (Blue Sabres) (Facebook site).

Ever Green Singers – Ladies choir. Practice on Mondays at Hadleigh United Reformed Church. Occasional concerts. Contact Kay Duell on 01702 472216.

Hadleigh Voices website + Facebook

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.

Sporting organisations

Hadleigh & Thundersley Cricket Club

Hadleigh Bowls Club

Hadleigh Mountain Bike Club

Hadleigh Park Tennis Club

Stock Shotokan Karate Club

Other recreations

Benfleet Arts & Crafts Club – see poster

Castle Crafters – see poster

Castle Point Astronomy Club

Essex Handicrafts Association (SE Essex Branch) Meets at 7.30pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at St Barnabas Church Hall, Hadleigh. Contact Rosie Bartley-Crozier on 01702 479862.

Hadleigh Castle U3A

Hadleigh Floral Arts Club – Meets from 1.30pm to 4.00pm on 3rd Wednesday of each month at the SA Hadleigh Temple. First visit is free, 5.00 per visit thereafter. Contact Pat on 01702 623181.

Hadleigh Gardening Association

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

Social organisations

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. Programme for 2016-17 available here.

Rose Madder Reds of Castle Point