Folley Development

The Parish Council had now been officially told that Denbury Homes Ltd have brought the Folley Site.

They have confirmed there will be 70 dwellings, which includes 24 social houses.

We are meeting with them on 8th June and will provide more details once we know more.

Partial Street Closure

Sunday 7th May 2023 – New Cut

A partial closure of the New Cut will be in force on Sunday 7th May 2023 between 8am to 11pm for The Big Coronation Picnic Lunch Event. The closure will be in place between the primary school to the village hall and has been granted for pedestrian safety. Road closed barriers will be manned at all times by stewards.

Scarecrow Competition & Treasure Hunt

Saturday 6th May to Monday 8th May 23

As part of the celebrations for HM King Charles III Coronation we shall be running a Scarecrow Competition & Treasurer Hunt between Saturday 6th May and Monday 8th May 2023. Details are as follows-

SCARECROWS (Prize for the best 3 entries) Free to enter

  • Build a Scarecrow or Scarecrows (maybe even consider a royal theme)
  • Take a picture of your creations
  • Register your entry by email to, making sure you include your name, address, contact details and a picture of your Scarecrow(s) which must be received by 30th April 23
  • A walking map of where the Scarecrows are located will be produced.
  • You will be asked to display a visible clue on your Scarecrow that the Treasure Hunters will need to find as they track each Scarecrow down.
  • No later than 10am on Saturday 6th May 23 put your Scarecrow(s) out in your front garden ready for the Walking Trail Treasure Hunt which, will commence at midday and run until 4pm on Monday 8th May 23.

WALKING TRAIL & TREASURE HUNT MAP (a prize for all) £2 per Map

  • Purchase a map which will be available from the village shop for £2 each.
  • As a Treasure Hunter we need you to vote for your favourite 3 Scarecrows!
  • Hunt down the Scarecrows and find their hidden letter.
  • Once all Scarecrows & letters have been found, solve the puzzle at the end.
  • Once completed return your map to the village shop by the end of the day on 8th May where a small reward awaits you.
  • The best 3 Scarecrows will be announced on 9th May and awarded their prize.

For any further details please contact the Parish Clerk on 07488277309 or email

HM King Charles III Coronation Celebrations

On Sunday 7th May the village will be joining the nation in holding a Big Coronation Picnic Lunch to celebrate the Coronation of HM King Charles III. Commencing at 1pm we have planned an afternoon of entertainment & fun for all the family finishing with the drawing of the grand raffle between 4.30pm & 5pm. Weather dependant we hope to have some additional family music from 6pm to 9pm with the licensed bar remaining open. So bring your picnic, together with a chair & table or cushion & blanket and join in the fun on the recreation field with your neighbours & friends. For more details contact the Parish Clerk on 07488277309 or via Email layer

Is “20 Plenty” for Layer de la Haye ?

The 20’s Plenty for Us campaign is asking Parish and Town Councils nationwide to pass a motion to support the campaign for 20mph where people live, work and play. 

In Essex we already have 3 villages where 20mph is the norm and 30mph the exception with our near neighbour Rowhedge being the first to adopt the policy in the county.

So do you want your Parish Council to vote to adopt 20mph on “ALL” , “SOME” or “NO” roads in Layer de la Haye? Have your say !

The Parish Council has created a very short 3 question survey that can be accessed by following the link below:-

This survey will close in 30 days time on 10th February so that the results can be collated and presented to the Parish Council before the next full meeting on 13th February 2023. The survey will also be available in paper form at the village shop from 11th January where it should be left once completed or a copy can be obtained by emailing the Parish Clerk on