50 years as a district

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This year marks our milestone golden 50th anniversary.

The Braintree district shares this milestone with many other councils established as part of a local government re-organisation under the Local Government Act of 1972 that came into force in April 1974. This saw Braintree District Council created by combining five former districts: Braintree and Bocking Urban District, Braintree Rural District, Halstead Rural District, Halstead Urban District and Witham Urban District.

We will be updating this page throughout the year with your stories, community celebrations and more information. 

How can you get involved? 

We are using this opportunity to highlight the stories from residents and communities and the positive impacts over the last 50 years, all who have a passion for our great district in the past, now and in the future.  

If you have any interesting stories to share of your time in Braintree, any historical pictures of the district or any memories, we'd love to hear from you and for you to be part of the celebrations.

Please get in touch by emailing marketing@braintree.gov.uk or contacting us via Facebook

Published: 3rd April 2024