Welcome to Great Bentley Parish Council

Great Bentley is located in north east Essex in the District of Tendring, approximately seven miles east of Colchester.

The population in the 2001 census was 2,259.  Apart from the village, the Parish is made up of the hamlet of Aingers Green, Holly Bush Hill and part of Flag Hill.

The village came to prominence when it won the national Village of the Year competition in 2000 and is celebrated again in 2015 after winning the top prize in Essex Village of the Year and Best Kept Village Competition.

Great Bentley is best known for having one of the largest Village Greens (approximately 43 acres) in England, owned and managed by the Parish Council, however, this is just one of many features.

The village has a thriving Business Centre, with local businesses collectively providing around 200 jobs to the community. There are a large number of community groups and a  wide range of annual events such as a carnival, village show and drama productions that are designed to appeal to residents of all ages.

Our Parish Council Office is located at the back of the village hall.

Working Hours Monday to Thursday 9 am – 1 pm. 

Please note as there is only one member of staff in there at a time, sometimes the office is unmanned as we do have appointments and meetings that take us around the village, so it can be helpful to book an appointment with us.

Clerk & RFO (Responsible Financial Officer): Jennifer Spear


Tel: 01206 256410 

Office and Postal Address

The Community Resource Centre
The Village Hall
Plough Road
Great Bentley

Usual Office Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 9 am to 1 pm

If the office is not manned you can contact us by email or telephone.



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