Childrens Play areas

The play areas in the village are owned and maintained by Chelmsford City Council:

  • Chelmer Park 
    (off Beehive Lane

    - CM2 8RL)
  • Jubilee Park 
    (off Watchouse Road
    - CM2 8NQ)
  • Pavitt Meadow
    (off Rignals Lane
    - CM2 8RQ)


  • Home Mead (off Barnard Road - CM2 8WA)

  Open spaces

Galleywood Parish Council owns or maintains a number of open spaces across the village. You can find a variety of Interpretation and information boards placed throughout the village which were installed as part of the Greening Galleywood Project..

The Green at Pipers Tye is Common Land (CL100) remains subject to protection unders Section 9 of the Act of 1965. One of two Galleywood Village Signs can be found on the Green where you can also find a replica water pump and a K2 red Telephone box housing a free book swop facility. The grass on the Green is cut by the Parish Council under contract and the trees maintained.

Twitten Green is owned and maintained by the Parish Council. The Green forms part of the Greening Galleywood Legacy Project. The fences, hedges and trees are maintained by the Parish Council.  The Environmental Group tEG regularly gives its services to maintain the area.

The Spinney to the west of the Parish houses a pond and a dipping platform.

The Galleywood Common and nature reserve (CM2 8JU) is owned and maintained by the Chelmsford City Council. Registered as a Common in 1967 this green expanse was confirmed as a Local Nature Reserve in July 1993.  It comprises areas of heathland, mire, grassland, woodland and ponds.  It is this diversity of habitats that makes The Common one of the most significant areas of semi-natural lowland heath vegetation not only in Galleywood but across Essex.

Verges, Trees and Greens The trees and verges in Galleywood are maintained by the Essex County Council. Trees or vegetation which encroach upon or impeding safe use of a footpath or road should be reported through the Highways fault reporting page.

Other than those areas listed above most of the other green spaces within the village are maintained by CHP as follows: 

  • Grass on communal areas are checked by CHP every 14 days from April to October and works required carried out accordingly (subject ot weather and bank holidays)
  • Shrub beds are kept neat and tidy and will not obstruct doors, windows and paths
  • Hedges are trimmed twice a year. Winter works to include edging, drying areas, car parks and shrub beds. Works to be carried out November to March
  • Leaves, moss and weeds to be removed or treated where required
  • Litter to be removed at each visit

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