The Parish Council was established 110 years ago. Today it has responsibilities for the village greens – Parsonage, Angel and Church Green. It also maintains the Angel Meadow, David Smith Memorial Field, Centenary Wood, the play areas at the Community Centre and Church Avenue, as well as managing the allotments in Main Road.
Recently it has employed a ‘Litter Picker’ to keep the village tidy. The Parish Council has the responsibility to set the rates per household, with the monies being used to benefit the village.
The Parish Council is also trustee for the Woollards Trust which was set up in the mid 1800’s to offer financial support for the ‘poor’ of the village. Today this work is still going on and application is open to anyone who falls on hard times and lives in Broomiicld. The Parish Council meets every third Wednesday of the month, except in August, and Broomlield residents are invited to come to ask questions or to just listen to the proceedings.
The community is represented formally by the Parish Council, as well as 3 Borough Councillors, 1 County Councillor, an MP (currently Saffron Walden) and 8 MEPs for the Eastern Region.