TREE PLANTING (POSTED 23 NOV)

Glebe Recreation Ground
This Council has arranged a tree planting day at the Glebe, for more information: click here 

CHANGING PLACES FACILITY IN WEST MERSEA (POSTED 17 NOV)

Changing Places facility - Victoria Esplanade car park
West Mersea Town Council has secured funding to install a Changing Places (CP) accessible toileting facility on the Esplanade car park. It will provide a great benefit to local disabled people who want to spend time at our beach. It will also benefit the many visitors who come to our wonderful island. For more information: click here 

TOWN COUNCIL OFFICE (UPDATED 15 NOV)

The Council office is open to the public on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings (9am to 12pm). 
We stock dog bags (100 bags for £1.50) and food caddy bags (26 bags for £1). 
We accept card payments
(preferred method, excluding American Express & Diners Card).
Our office working hours are 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Telephone 01206 382128 (answerphone may be on, please leave a message) or email: info@westmersea.org - West Mersea Town Council is operating a full service. 
For all Waste & Recycling enquiries: click here

ESSEX HONOURS (POSTED 8 NOV)

It's time to nominate someone exceptional.
This is to advise you that an initiative headed by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, to help recognise more Essex people and volunteer groups for honours and awards.

We all know of those who go above and beyond to look out for others, especially during these unprecedented times. By nominating them for a national honour or award, they may be recognised for helping to make a big difference to people’s lives.
To view the Essex Honours programme brochure: click here 

THE MERSEA HARBOUR PROTECTION TRUST (POSTED 26 OCT)

Please be advised that contractors working on behalf of Harwich Harbour Authority with the Mersea Harbour Protection Trust and the Environment Agency will be operating in locations at Cobmarsh Island, Packing Marsh, Old Hall and Tollesbury Wick to distribute recharge material of a mix of sand and coarse gravel to rebuild and reinforce natural wavebreaks protecting Mersea Harbour and Tollesbury between approximately 51o45.20N   00o52.50E and 51o46.30N   00o54.30E

The contractors, Boskalis NV and Van Oord will be employing a specialist shallow draft rainbow dredger "Sospan Dau" Gr Tonnage 1,546 LOA 72.80m Dft 2.80m.
This work is commensurate with the application made to the MMO in respect of the above licence under Part 4 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.
Work is programmed to take place following every High Water, weather permitting, commencing 3rd to 15th November 2021 and recommencing early January until completion by April 2022.

For further information regarding this notice, please contact Mersea Harbour Protection Trust on 01206 382843 or email savemerseaharbour@gmail.com 
Notices: click here and click here 

CLICK IT LOCAL - VIRTUAL HIGH STREET SERVICE (REVIEWED 1 DEC)

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 jordan@clickitlocal.co.uk or visit the website: click here

COMMUNITY SPECIAL CONSTABLES FOR MERSEA (UPDATED 1 DEC)

West Mersea Town Council has reached agreement with Essex Police to sponsor the provision of up to 4 Community Special Constables (CSC) for West Mersea. CSCs 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.
Two recruits are working their way through the training programme; both recruits have received their warrant card. All being well this will result in two Community Specials for Mersea when both have finished their post attestation training. 
Poster: click here 
FAQs: click here 

KEEP MERSEA TIDY (REVIEWED 1 DEC)

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 Tim Pickard, Neighbourhood Warden, Colchester Borough Council on tim.pickard@colchester.gov.uk 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: proudofmersea@outloook.com  
Facebook: Proud of Mersea Community Group 

LOCAL PLAN (UPDATED SEPT)

The Local Plan: click here

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Contact Details

West Mersea Town Council
10 Melrose Road, West Mersea
Colchester, Essex, CO5 8JD

Email: info@westmersea.org
Telephone: 01206 382128

Office opening hours: Monday, Tuesday & Friday 9am to 12pm.

You can still contact us by telephone and email at other times.

 
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