We are delighted to welcome Cllr. David Boylan to the amazing team of Councillors making the Town Council at full capacity.
Friday 22nd - 9am to 12pm
Monday 25th - closed
Tuesday 26th - closed
Wednesday 27th - closed
Thursday 28th - closed
Friday 29th - closed
Monday 1st - closed
Tuesday 2nd - 9am to 12pm
Friday 5th - 9am to 12pm
The War Memorial has been renovated in readiness for the Remembrance Day service.
Colchester City Council will be charging for the collection of garden waste from January 2024.
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West Mersea Town Council have produced their first newsletter and it is being delivered over the weekend. Going forward, we anticipate to issue on a quarterly basis to better engage with our residents. Please take the time to read this and we welcome any feedback.
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Footpath 20, between High Street and Barfield Road was cut back today, as was the footpath between Mill Road and Windsor Road.
Footpath 20 - before and after photos.
Do you have land, including your garden, near a road, or overhanging a footpath? Please make sure your boundary trees and hedges are cut back ahead of winter. Trees left unmaintained can blow over or shed leaves and branches onto the road or footpaths.
The Glebe Recreation Ground car park resurfacing work has been completed.
Two litter bins have been installed in West Mersea Park. A litter bin by the bench in Reymead Meadow, and a compactor bin next to the existing recycling bins in School Gardens.
Single Point Swing in the Youth Field, West Mersea Park has been refurbished with new joint assembly, chain assembly, chains and fixings.
Sling Rotator Swing in the Youth Field, West Mersea Park has been rebuilt and reinstated.
Three recycled plastic benches have been installed on the beach at the bottom of Monkey Steps, Coast Road.
A new sign has been installed on Village Green 241 in Coast Road.
A new sign has been installed at the Glebe Recreation Ground.
The sign advertises the home ground of Oyster Football Club, Mersea Island Football Club, Mersea Island Rugby Football Club, West Mersea Cricket Club and West Mersea Tennis and Croquet Club.
We are delighted to announce, following the Extraordinary Council Meeting held on 17th August 2023, our 4 new co-opted Councillors are:
Cllr. Bob Jenkins
Cllr. Thomas Hart
Cllr. Martin Parsons
Cllr. Tessa Gibbons
West Mersea Town Council now have 8 Councillors and we look forward to working together for the Community.
Our sincere thanks to all applicants.
Colchester City Council and West Mersea Town Council have partnered to install four solar-powered smart bins in West Mersea.
Each 120-litre bin has a number of features that make them more efficient and effective at managing litter. A special compacting feature will allow them to hold over five times more rubbish than a standard bin, while a fill indicator will tell council operatives when they need emptying. The bins are equipped with 24/7 LED lighting, a personalised display that encourages people to dispose of their rubbish in the bin, and a foot pedal that allows users to open the bins without touching the cover.
This is one of several new approaches to tackling litter being extended across the city as part of the council's commitment to making Colchester a cleaner, greener, and more pleasant place to live and visit.
The new bins, along with several barbeque firepits (for disposing of BBQs) have been installed along Victoria Esplanade.
Residents can report issues with littering, fly-tipping, and graffiti on the Colchester City Council's website: click here
To view West Mersea Town Council finances: click here
Notice under Section 123 (2A) of the Local Government Act 1972
Notice is hereby given of the intention of West Mersea Town Council ("the Council") to lease an area of land containing 17.5 acres or thereabouts within the area known as The Glebe, West Mersea by way of a 25-year lease.
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Glebe lease plan 1
Glebe lease plan 2
The Council office is open to the public on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings (9am to 12pm).
We sell dog bags (£2 for 100 bags) and food caddy bags (£1 for 26 bags).
Method of payment: Card only (excluding American Express & Diners Card). No cash or cheques.
We are a stockist for recycling recepticles, obtained with a voucher from Colchester City Council (Waste & Recycling enquiries: click here)
Our office working hours are 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Telephone 01206 382128 (answerphone may be on, please leave a message) or email: email@example.com
West Mersea Town Council is operating a full service.
West Mersea Town Council would like to welcome Community Special Constable Bryant to the Island.
After a lengthy training process, Constable Bryant officially took up his position as our Community Police Officer on 1st November 2022.
Constable Bryant has met many people on his beat, including local businesses and community groups. He is in discussion with a number of parties in regard to community based initiatives, aimed at making our Island a better and safer place. Understandably he hasn't been able to meet and speak to everyone, but if you would like SC Bryant to drop by to discuss a concern or simply to say hello, please provide your details to the Council Office and we will be more than happy to pass them on.
Community Special Constables are volunteer police officers, holding the same office and the same powers as regular officers; they wear the same uniform and carry the same equipment and are deployed to the same incidents. Being volunteers, CSCs are not paid but can claim mileage and duty allowances.
Community Special Constable video: click here
Poster: click here
FAQs: click here
Keep Mersea Tidy litter picks regularly take place in West Mersea. Litter is collected by many individuals, if you wish to sign up as a Litter Warrior please email Colchester City Council on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Be Proud of Mersea and help to make our Island the first litter free island in the UK. Proud of Mersea are an active group of litter pickers and campaigners, for more details phone: 01206 385397 or email: email@example.com
Facebook: Proud of Mersea Community Group
West Mersea Town Council
10 Melrose Road, West Mersea
Colchester, Essex, CO5 8JD
Telephone: 01206 382128
Office opening hours: Monday, Tuesday & Friday 9am to 12pm.
You can still contact us by telephone and email at other times.