Silver End is an unique village in the heart of Essex with a fascinating history, It still has a lot of the community feel that it had when it was first developed as a Garden Village by Francis Crittall in 1926. Have a look on our ‘History’ page to find out more about how Silver End was designed and developed as part of the Modern Movement.
These days, it still centres around the original village centre now comprising of a Co-op store with a Post Office, Boots Chemist, library, hairdressers, doctors surgery, charity shop and two take-aways. There is a village hall (the largest in the UK) which houses ‘Jack and Jill’s pre-school’, the Children’s Centre, a Social Club, the Parish Council office, Heritage Centre and various other leisure activities including the luncheon club and aerobics classes amongst many others. Also in the village is a primary school, pub with a beer garden, a bowls club and many other groups and clubs to join within the village.
There is plenty of green space in Silver End with two large playing fields which also provide tennis courts, football pitches and a Scout Hut. The Memorial Gardens, which were awarded a Green Flag, has a childrens playground and plenty of space to enjoy a quiet picnic, or wander down to the Rose Garden and the Japanese Water Garden. There are also allotment sites within the village.