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Halstead 21st Century Group

Halstead Christmas Fayre

It was great to chat with folks at our stand. Thanks to all who came up to find out more about us and have a bit of fun with our Tombola and lucky dips - every penny taken helps us! 


Well, what a wonderful turn out on our kids colouring table at the Halstead Christmas Fayre! There were some great cards coloured in and we have posted some photos of the day our Kids page . If you couldn't make it don't worry, we have some festive Christmas cards with Halstead scenes for you to download, print out and colour. Just click on our Kids Activities Page  




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 200. That support provides the spirit and dedication to ensure that Halstead's natural and built heritage plays a brighter role in Halstead's 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

Support from Heritage Compass and the National Lottery Heritage Fund

We're delighted to announce that 2022 marked 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 2021

Thank you once again National Lottery Fund Players!