A Beautiful Historic Essex Village on the Blackwater Estuary

A Beautiful Historic Essex Village on the Blackwater Estuary




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Tesco tokens wanted

Welcome to Goldhanger

If you live in (or near) Goldhanger you will have gathered by now that the village is on a fundraising mission to make long overdue improvements to Goldhanger Village Hall. During January and February we are part of Tesco's Bags of Help blue token scheme in-store at Tesco Maldon, Tesco Express Danbury and Tesco Express Burnham. Please put as many tokens in Goldhanger Village Hall's compartment as you can. Tell all your friends as well. Why not print out the picture to the left and put it in your window (click it for a larger version)? Thank you for your support.

Explore our site for all your local information and events. Find out how to get here, what the tide's doing (what it's done for countless millenia I suppose), and what the weather may or may not be like when you visit.

Take a look at Goldhanger's lovely little Parish Magazine while you're here. It's delivered free to everyone in Goldhanger and is also available for download in glorious technicolour around the beginning of each month.

Goldhanger Village Hall Improvement Project is now in store with Tesco Bags of Help

Please support your Village Hall by donating your tokens at Maldon Tesco, Danbury Tesco Express & Burnham Tesco Express until the end of February. If we get the most tokens we will be granted £4,000 for the much needed improvement project. Please support ... Every Little Helps!

Great News from the Village Hall. Update - November 2018:

The Village Hall Improvement Project has been awarded a whopping £60,000 by The Big Lottery Fund (Reaching Communities). This means the funds now stand at around £152,000. Read more ...

Interested in joining a Goldhanger Speedwatch group?. The Parish Council is looking at the possibility of setting up a Community Speed Watch group in Goldhanger.

Volunteers are trained and supported by the Police.

If you are interested in joining a Goldhanger Community Speed Watch Group, please contact Julia Bourn (Chair of the Parish Council - contact details can be found here).

New Social Groups at the Village Hall.

Would you like to get together with like-minded people for mutual support, sharing of interests, hobbies, or other recreations?

If you'd like to start, or enquire about, a new group at the Village Hall, please contact Maureen Cheeseman on 788433. Read more here.

 Local Tradespeople

Electric King

Paul Clary

Free Talking Newspaper

Free Talking Newspaper (recording of the Maldon or Burnham Standard)


Free Talking Newspaper
- recording of the Maldon or Burnham Standard

Do you know someone who would like to keep up to date with local news but has difficulty reading the newspaper?

Would they be interested in a FREE recording of the Maldon or Burnham Standard, produced by volunteers of the local Talking Newspaper group, delivered to their door?

If so, or for more information, please contact Helen Taylor on 01621 740736



Donate to the Parish Magazine

Help keep it going for another 100 years.

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Donate to the Goldhanger Parish Magazine

If you enjoy reading our magazine please consider making a small donation.

You can drop donations in to the magazine editors at 12a Church Street if you are using cash or cheque. Please make cheques payable to 'Goldhanger Parish Magazine' (yes, it's as simple as that).

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Getting here and being here

The 95 bus runs between Tollesbury and Maldon and back again. In Goldhanger there are bus stops in Head Street, Church Street, and the village square. Buses don't run that often, so best check the timetable otherwise you'll be left standing.

SatNav will often take you to Church Street in Tollesbury or in Maldon (yes, they each have one - it's happened before). It gives the locals something to laugh about. You're probably better off resorting to FlatNav - - or you can find a helpful map here.

We're tidal here you know, which means a lot of water goes in and out of the estuary ... twice a day mostly. The tide timetable will help keep you safe as well as tell you when the water's up for a good photo opportunity.

There are no car parks in Goldhanger. Please don't park like a twat when you get here. We have a bus through the village and it needs room to pass and to stop. Be considerate of the people who live here and don't park in the bus stop or on junctions.