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Halstead 21st Century Group

CALLING ALL KIDS! We're excited to announce we're setting up a special page especially for YOU.

But we need YOUR help as we've never done anything like this before. Firstly, we don't have a name for it yet and we'd like you to help choose the best. Can you come up with something short and snappy that will fit on our website menu? Just drop us an, email , message or comment on our Facebook page with your suggestion and we'll collect the best for YOU to choose. 


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 more than 170. But we still have the spirit and dedication to ensure that Halstead's natural and built heritage plays a brighter role in our future.

Our Priorities

 Built Heritage

Halsteads Built Heritage

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Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage

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Heritage at Risk

Air Raid Shelters

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 Natural Heritage

Local Heritage

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Lottery Heritage Fund

National Lottery Heritage Funding

We're delighted to announce that the National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting our Readiness & Resilience project which includes the design of this website. Thank you National Lottery Fund Players!