The Town Council operates a Committee system, each committee having special duties. Committees meet regularly and make recommendations to the full Council. Policy decisions are made by the full Council. Committee membership and Working Group membership is to be confirmed at a later date. 

Community Assets/Facilities Committee
Car parks, Glebe Recreation Ground, cemeteries, public toilets, skatepark, Council office, Rushmere depot, boardwalk, War Memorial, sports facilities, benches, bus shelters, allotments, bathing rafts. 
Environment & Community Services Committee
Waste facilities and management, biodiversity and tree planting/stock, crime and safety, events, devolution, footpaths, SSSI, community group support, gate licences, town signage.
Finance & Strategy Committee
Financial management and auditing, forward investments, contingency planning, S106, Neighbourhood Plan, Local Plan, external relations Colchester City Council, Essex County Council. 
Personnel Committee
Staffing issues, wages, expenses, disciplinary and other issues related to staff/councillors, health and safety.
Planning & Highways Committee
To discuss planning applications and forward decisions to Colchester City Council.


D-Day 80 Working Group To be confirmed
Glebe Pavilion Working Group Cllr Jarvis / Cllr Powling



Allotments Cllr Powling / Town Clerk
CALC Cllr Weaver
Car Parks Cllr Powling
Essex Native Oyster Restoration Initiative (ENORI) Cllr Powling
Flood Defence Scheme Cllr Jarvis / Cllr Powling
Health & Safety Town Clerk
MISA Cllr Jarvis / Cllr Powling
Play parks Cllr Holmes
Police & Neighbourhood Watch Cllr Jenkins


Bathing Raft Working Group: 
Boardwalk Working Group: 
Community Facilities Committee:  
Environment & Community Services Committee:  
Finance & Strategy Committee: 
Personnel Committee (adopted 24/11/22, reviewed 25/07/23): click here
Planning Committee:  
S106 Working Group: 

There is also a Waterside Forum run and chaired by Colchester City Council as they manage most of the beach and hard/waterfront area. This Forum is attended by West Mersea Town Council.  

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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.