Other Useful Information

BLUE BADGE

For Blue Badge enquires www.essex.gov.uk/Blue-Badges or telephone 0345 603 7630.

FOOTPATHS

Definitive Footpaths (numbered). Mr Jason Botelho, Public Rights of Way Inspector, Essex County Council.
Email: jason.botelho@essexhighways.org 

Non-definitive Footpaths (not numbered) are maintained by Highways, Essex County Council.
For on-line reporting www.essexhighways.org/Report-a-problem or telephone 0345 603 7631. 

Permissive Footpaths - Maintained by West Mersea Town Council. 

HORSE DUNG GUIDANCE

There is no legislation to obligate horse riders to uplift any dung dropped on the road or pathways, however if safe to do so they are encouraged to dismount and kick it to the side out of the way of other path or road users. Riding schools are also encouraged to clear up any dung if close to a public road which they use regularly. The council have no enforcement powers to force horse riders to clear up after their horses as unlike dog fouling, horse dung from a healthy horse presents no risk to human health.

PARKING

Parking on yellow lines, car park pay machine problems etc are the responsibility of North Essex Parking Partnership.
Website: www.colchester.gov.uk/Parking-Enforcement 
Email: parking@colchester.gov.uk 
Tel: 01206 282316

UK POWER NETWORKS

Tel: 105 to report a fault or get information about a power cut in the area.
Website: ukpowernetworks 

WATER BATHING QUALITY

For further information - Mersea-bathing-water-quality  

GUNFIRE AND EXPLOSIONS - MOD SHOEBURYNESS

Forthcoming activity alert - shoeburyness 
MOD reports - noise-and-vibration-study