PARKING ARRANGEMENTS IN WEST MERSEA (POSTED 5 AUG)

This Council has made an application to the NEPP (North Essex Parking Partnership). This is for changes following the removal of the red lines. This will be considered by the NEPP in the Autumn and will be consulted by them in accordance with their standard practice. The proposals are shown for Coast Road, Victoria Esplanade and junctions. In addition, there are changes proposed at the following junctions and further information is available from West Mersea Town Council - St. Peter's Road/New Captains Road: Firs Road/High Street North: Mersea Avenue/High Street North: St. Peter's Road/Mersea Avenue: Lower Kingsland Road, Kingsland Beach and Kingsland Close. 
To view the Coast Road map: click here 
To view Victoria Esplanade map: click here 

CHANGING PLACES - ACCESSIBLE TOILET, VICTORIA ESPLANADE (POSTED 29 JULY)

To read the press release: click here

BOARDWALK, COAST ROAD (POSTED 27 JUNE)

To read the press release: click here

QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS (POSTED 27 JUNE)

To read the press release: click here

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS (POSTED 24 JUNE)

To view the notice of public rights and publication of unaudited annual governance and accountability return: click here 
To view the annual governance statement: click here 

TREE GUARDIANS (REVIEWED 29 JULY)

A total of 89 semi-matural trees have been planted by Colchester Borough Council along Victoria Esplanade, Empress Avenue, Fairhaven Avenue and Seaview Avenue. Colchester Borough Council would very much welcome contact from anyone in the Avenues or along the Esplanade who might like to assist in maintaining those newly planted trees. For example, by watering during dry periods, and reporting any damage to the trees, tree stakes, ties or guards. Anyone interested in “adopting” a tree could they please contact West Mersea Town Council (info@westmersea.org or 01206 382128) in the first instance, and details will be passed to Colchester Borough Council. 

Both West Mersea Town Council and Colchester Borough Council remain committed to improving our tree stock for the benefit of future generations and to mitigate against increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. The help of local residents in bringing this about would be much appreciated.

TOWN COUNCIL OFFICE (UPDATED 29 JULY)

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). 
Preferred method of payment: Card
(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 

KEEP MERSEA TIDY (REVIEWED 29 JULY)

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 

COAST ROAD BOARDWALK (UPDATED 23 MAR)

West Mersea Town Council are working as quickly as possible to find a long term solution to the Boardwalk collapse. The boardwalk (footpath 32) was closed for safety reasons.

This is a critical priority for the Council as this is a well used resource, both by the public and visitors to the Island while also protecting the marsh.

There are a number of constraints on replacing the boardwalk which include its location in Site of Special and Scientific Interest. This means there are a number of Statutory bodies that the Council need to liaise with due to concerns with materials and their effect on the environment.

Its also been determined that the whole Boardwalk, which was installed in 2007, needs to be replaced. This is due to corrosion on the fixings and wear and tear to the boards which have created trip hazards. This means that a solution will represent a significant cost to the Council which will need to be carefully considered.

Due to these constraints, there is no quick solution and while we’re currently in discussions with specialist contractors, we don’t yet have a clear timeline on its re-opening.

While this is a large project for West Mersea Town Council to undertake, please be assured that the Council are working hard to deliver a long term solution at the earliest opportunity. Please assist with protecting the marsh by accessing shingle point beach via Monkey Beach.

COMMUNITY SPECIAL CONSTABLES FOR MERSEA (UPDATED 1 DEC 21)

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 

LOCAL PLAN (UPDATED SEPT 21)

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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