Whilst we are still having to delay your special page we are delighted that after the huge success of last year's pop up gallery, we can announce that this year's wonderful artwork is currently being displayed along Factory Terrace. Do come along and have a look.
Who we are
With a population of around 12,000, Halstead is a market town in the north of Essex, about eight miles from the Suffolk border. It’s a very community spirited town and Halstead 21st Century Group is made up of very active residents who love our local heritage and open spaces.
We were galvanised into action in 2013 when a local woodland and heritage asset was threatened. It wasn’t long before we realised how much more built and natural heritage Halstead is home to - and how much of it is under threat. And so our small charity was formed to protect, preserve and promote as much of what's good as we can in our town and surrounding areas.
Over the years Halstead 21st Century Group has grown in size and significance and we’re now a registered charity with a membership of nearly 1800. That support provides the spirit and dedication to ensure that Halstead's natural and built heritage plays a brighter role in Halstead's future.
Support from Heritage Compass and the National Lottery Heritage Fund
We're delighted to announce that 2022 marks our engagement with Heritage Compass, a scheme that's been funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to provide training and support to heritage organisations. The National Lottery Heritage Fund provided the grant for our Readiness & Resilience project which concluded at the end of November.
Thank you once again National Lottery Fund Players!