Welcome to Great Bentley
Most famous for the largest village green in England (approximately 43 acres), Great bentley is one of the Tendring District's most sought after addresses found 7 miles to the East of Colchester.
Apart from the village itself, the wider Parish is made up of the hamlet of Aingers Green, Holly Bush Hill and part of Flag Hill on the way to St. Osyth.
There are many appealing factors about Great Bentley as a place to live and the the village has won Village of the Year (2000) and more recently Essex Village of the Year and Best Kept Village competition.
The Green enables the village to cater for a wide-ranging schedule of community events for all ages and interests such as a carnival, village show, weekend football and the green also incorporates the Cricket pitch for the local Cricket Club. The village has retained it's Post Office and has services such as a Tesco's express, hairdressers, doctors surgery and pharmacy, a chinese and the Plough public House. The primary school was OFSTED rated as outstanding in 2015. There's also a thriving Business Centre close to the main-line train station connecting London Liverpool Street, Colchester to Clacton, Frinton on Sea and Walton on Naze (change at Thorpe le Soken for the latter).
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