Who we are
Maldon is located on the Blackwater Estuary about 10 miles to the east of the City of Chelmsford and is the seat of the local district council. With an approximate population of 62,000 people the district includes the two market towns of Maldon and Burnham on Crouch along with the outlying Dengie Peninsula. The majority of people live in small rural villages many of which have their origins in connection with the coast or agricultural economy. It has a strong association with sailing and due to its rich history and attractive land and seascapes welcomes many thousands of tourists from both the UK and abroad every year. South Woodham Ferrers is a small town to the south of the borough of Chelmsford. It grew up around a railway station built in 1889 and subsequently underwent two periods of growth in the 1920s attracting Londoners to a life in the country and then again in the 1970s. It has a population of around 16000.