About the Parish of Lambourne
The Parish of Lambourne is made up of the two villages, Lambourne End & Abridge.
Abridge is a rural village in lying on the River Roding, It is close to London, and only a 2 mile drive from the Central Line. This makes it a popular village with many people enjoying the rural setting while being able to commute to work. With Lambourne End only a mile further away from the central line at Theydon Bois and close to Chigwell and Hainault stations this is also an extremely popular place with a mixture of long term residents and people new to the area.
Abridge has a strong community spirit with it’s own village hall which was completed funded by the local community, a cricket club and pavilion, many local organisations and doctors surgery.
There is also St. Mary’s church, known as Lambourne church which is a pleasant walk from both villages. Lambourne End has it’s own parish rooms that hosts local groups, children’s parties, fundraising events and 3 parish meetings a year.
Children from both villages share Lambourne County Primary School.
Both Abridge and Lambourne End make up the parish of Lambourne, in the district of Epping Forest and in the parliamentary constituency of Brentwood & Ongar.
To the east of the Abridge on the Ongar Road and just south of Lambourne End is Stapleford Aerodrome, formerly RAF Stapleford Tawney of 11 Group east sector and still a thriving aerodrome with many private planes and helicopters. Lambourne also has the Lambourne Outdoor Centre and car parking for Hainault Forest Country Park.
This is our parish, and we as the Lambourne Parish Council have the privilege of working for and with the whole community.