Colchester City Council are enforcing the Advertisement Regulations 2007.
For advertising information: click here
To report any suspected illegal advertisement boards: click here
To search for a planning application: click here
To read more about Fly posting: click here
Please note that planning permission is required if you wish to advertise within the Conservation Area. You can advertise in an area without any restrictictions as long as the poster complies with the rules (link above) then no consent is required from the Local Planning Authority (CBC).
There are various public noticeboards in Mersea; Rotunda (charities only), Barclays Bank (inside), Tesco (inside) and Coop (inside). Seaview bus shelter and East Mersea Village Hall car park.
Two beach wheelchairs to hire for a donation - 'D-Bug' and 'Hippocampe' (more sporty model).
Tel: 01206 383855 or 07946 888063
For Blue Badge enquires click here or telephone 0345 603 7630.
Bonfires guidelines and how to deal with smoke nuisance: click here
Older and disabled persons bus pass information: click here
Click It Local is a virtual High Street service that aims to support independent shops in the area by offering same-day delivery to residents across the entire district. From weekly food essentials, gifts, and treats to last-minute basics. Customers can buy everything they need from as many participating shops as they like, with one payment and one delivery. Click It Local aims to help save the High Street by making shopping local easier and faster. Residents in Colchester can shop from the whole of Essex. Over 200 stores across Essex are already signed by to the service.
To shop: click here
Interested businesses can contact email@example.com or visit the website: click here
For more details: click here
If any residents live in an at risk property, please ensure that you are signed up to the Environment Agency to receive flood warnings.
Tel: 0345 988 1188.
The government also recommends that residents complete a Personal Flood Plan: click here.
Please note: The Council does not provide sandbags.
For fly posting information: click here
To view a footpath map: click here
Definitive Footpaths (numbered). Public Rights of Way Inspector, Essex County Council.
To report any issues on a Public Rights of Way, please use the online reporting link: click here
Non-definitive Footpaths (not numbered) are maintained by Highways, Essex County Council.
For on-line reporting click here or telephone 0345 603 7631.
Permissive Footpath - Maintained by West Mersea Town Council.
England Coast Path
The England Coast Path will be a new National Trail all around England's coast, including Mersea Island. This section of the England Coast Path has been proposed and an appropriate assessment is currently being undertaken for it. It will then be considered for approval by the Secretary of State. Once the proposals have been approved establishment work will take place, before opening. Coastal Access Rights will not be in force until the stretch is officially opened.
Natural England's Report to the Secretary of State is available to view on the government website: click here
Updates for the Essex stretches can be found on the website: click here
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.
In the past both West Mersea Town Council and Colchester City Council have receive complaints of noise from motorised paragliders. There is no license required to use a motorised paraglider which is governed by the Civil Aviation Authority and is a self-regulated sport under the auspices of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA).
Noise from any form of aircraft, including motorised paragliders, is currently exempted from the statutory nuisance legislation which is used to control noise and therefore Colchester City Council has no formal powers to deal with any complaints regarding disturbance caused by motorised paragliders flying over, or in the vicinity of, residential properties.
The RCCE co-ordinate an oil buying scheme focussed on reducing the cost of heating oil.
For more information: click here
Essex Council Council have opened registrations for another round of the 'Solar Together' scheme. This scheme allows residents, SMEs and owners of small community buildings to register for the purchase of solar panels and/or battery systems for their home or business building. Scheme is open to owner occupier and those in private rented sector (if resident can obtain landlord permission for installation of panels/battery system). This scheme is open to everyone in the Colchester district, as well as other districts in Essex.
For details on the ECC website: click here and the Solar Together website: click here
To report a power cut telephone 105, this number also gives you information about power cuts in the area.
To report a gas emergency telephone 0800 111999.
To register as a vulnerable customer: click here
Water Bathing Quality - For further information: click here
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.