Rayne (UK) is a pleasant village of around three thousand residents, located in the Braintree District of rural North West Essex. It is to be found situated along the old Roman Stane Street from Colchester to Braughing (near Buntingford) and now by-passed by the new A120. Approximately three miles to the east is the historic market town of Braintree. The transport system provides easy access to Colchester, Chelmsford, Cambridge and London and access to international destinations via Stansted airport, some 16 miles distant.
The village is rich in history with several farms listed in the Doomsday Book. All Saints Church, with its Tudor tower, built in 1510 by a member of the Capel family, is a fine example of Tudor brickwork with an original wooden clock face hidden behind the present one and is Grade 1 listed.
A map of the area administered by the Parish Council can be opened here.
More details about the Rayne Ward are available at the following link:
Many community groups organise activities for all age groups, further details are to be found on the Rayne Village Hall web site https://raynevillagehall.org.uk/ or Rayne FaceBook pages.
The Parish Council is an elected tier of local government, representing the views of the electorate of Rayne at this local level. Further information on the work of the Parish Council will be found in other areas of our web site. We welcome comments to help us provide better information and services for those living within the parish of Rayne. Please click on the Contact Us link at the top of the page to send us an email with your comments.
If you are a new resident and would like to receive a Welcome Pack, please contact the Clerk as below.
Contacting the Parish Council:
Telephone (01376) 552489 or visit the Community Information Point located to the rear of Rayne Village Hall, Gore Road:
MONDAY AFTERNOONS FROM 12:30PM-3PM
THURSDAY MORNINGS FROM 9:30AM -12 NOON