We are the second largest District, by area, in Essex and have the fourth highest population. our main towns in the district are Braintree, Halstead and Witham.
The district covers 236sq miles and sits between the key regional centres of Cambridge, Colchester and Chelmsford. This is the second largest District, by area, in Essex and has the fourth highest population at over 151,000. The main towns in the district are Braintree, Halstead and Witham, where approximately half of our residents live. Our towns and villages have vibrant communities, and are steeped in local heritage and character.
There’s plenty going on to suit all tastes. We benefit from excellent leisure facilities that include seven golf courses and three modern leisure facilities.
Destinations such as the Braintree Village Outlet Shopping Centre on our doorstep offer a fantastic retail experience.