Colchester City Council have received a planning application for the proposed siting of 26 static holiday caravans in lieu of touring caravans and tents on West Mersea Holiday Park, Seaview Avenue, West Mersea, CO5 8DA.
Planning consultation no. 230087: click here
Closing date for comments: 8th February 2023.
If you wish to comment on the application by post, please write to Colchester City Council, Planning Department, Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3WG.


Advance notice - Road closure for drainage works on East Road, West Mersea.
Essex Highways are planning to carry out surface water alleviation works to help remove surface water ponding issues on East Road, West Mersea. Works are due to start on Monday 6th February 2023 and expected to take four weeks to complete.

In order to carry out the works in a safe manner, it will be necessary to close a section of East Road. A local diversion route will be in place during the temporary road closure.
Access to properties located within the road closure will be maintained, however depending on the work taking place there may be a small delay while Essex Highways make the works area safe before access can be granted. During non-working house the site team will ensure there is an access route for residents within the closure.
There may be times when driveway access is restricted within the closure. If required the on-site team will help residents with alternative parking arrangements.
To view information about these works and others in your area, visit:
Essex Highways appreciate these works may cause temporary noise and inconvenience to local residents for which they would like to apologise.
Please note that the work programme may be subject to change if the works are affected by poor weather or if unforeseen issues arise.
Essex Highways would like to thank you in advance for your co-operation whilst they carry out these essential works.


1. Cost of Living Support. For more information: click here
Colchester City Council have put together a list of warm welcoming spaces, if you know of a space that is not shown on the link above, please email with the details.
2. A One Colchester support video has been commissioned by Colchester City Council and partners called 'Here to help you and your family'. To view the video: click here
3. A programme of outreach continues with Colchester City Council officers attending a variety of events and locations to offer advice.
4. Contact details for support. Website: click here - Email: - Telephone: 01206 505855


Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The Colchester Borough Council Vehicular Nuisance Public Space Protection Order 2022

The order takes effect on 30th September 2022 and has a duration of 3 years. This order relates to the whole of the Colchester Borough Council district, including Mersea Island. 
For more information: click here


Closing date: 2nd October 2022 (CLOSED)

Businesses, residents, and visitors are invited to input into an exciting new vision and masterplan for Colchester city centre.

Colchester Borough Council, in partnership with Essex County Council, are developing a new masterplan for Colchester's city centre.

As part of the planning stage, authorities will consider the evolving new ways of working, shopping habits and leisure time. This will include active travel habits, public transport, and access to the city centre from wider Colchester.

We are actively engaging with those who live, work, do business and visit the city centre, to create an overarching plan, which benefits from the unique character and heritage of the area and identifies opportunities for future growth.

We want to hear what you think – please do encourage your residents to fill in the survey below by 2nd October 2022.
Have Your Say: click here

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Contact Details

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.