Halstead is a thriving village with a population of about two thousand. Just inside the M25 but outside the crowded London Boroughs, London itself is easy to reach by car or train. Access to the M25 is also easy, as is travel to Europe by Eurostar at Ebbsfleet or via Eurotunnel , or by ferry from Dover.
Halstead is a vibrant village with an active Parish Church, Parish Council, Community Primary School, Post Office and Shop, all of which work together to create a friendly, happy community. Clubs and societies are well supported by local people and there are regular events within the village, such as our biennial garden safari, plays in the Village Hall and Horticultural Shows. There are opportunities to play sports, including cricket, football and netball on the Recreation Ground, or for children to join beavers, cubs, brownies, scouts and guides. Two friendly pubs offer good company and good food.
E. Nesbit, author of "The Railway Children", made Halstead Hall in the centre of the village notable, as are the Church, traditional flint cottages, and some larger houses. There are many local footpaths and woods which provide excellent conditions for walking and a local golf club. The rural environment is enhanced by animals grazing in the fields and a variety of fruit and vegetables are still grown and available from our local farm.