Regrettably, as a result of a perceived low level of public support for the event as expressed by the general public, the planned Legion Field event, West Mersea, 7th May, has been cancelled.
West Mersea Town Council wishes to mark the Coronation of King Charles and is therefore presenting a special commemorative mug to every child at West Mersea School and has made a donation to Refresh Mersea so that red, white and blue flowers can decorate the village centre.
There are other events taking place in Mersea over the weekend at, for example, the MICA and Royal British Legion which we hope will be well supported. The Council would like to wish all residents a very pleasant and happy Coronation weekend.
The Environment Agency will be commencing this years cutting of the Alexanders on the seawalls at Mersea. Work will most likely be starting on Monday 24th April. If you have any queries or concerns, please email: email@example.com
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ON TAKING ADVICE IT HAS BEEN DECIDED THAT THE PLANNING COMMITTEE WILL BE UNABLE TO DISCUSS THE DAWES LANE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION AT THIS TIME - THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DEFERRED UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTIONS ON 4TH MAY 2023.
This Council's Planning Committee is holding a meeting on Tuesday 4th April 2023 at 10am in the Council Chamber, Melrose Road.
Members of the public can contribute in the 'have your say' part of the meeting. The Planning Committee will consider the Dawes Lane Development application along with other planning applications.
Dawes Lane - Application No: 230420
To consider the planning application and propose a recommended response for the Council. Application to discharge conditions 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 16 & 19 from outline application 200351.
Land at, Dawes Lane, West Mersea.
The application can be viewed on the Colchester City Council website: click here
Notice under Section 123 (2A) of the Local Government Act 1972
Notice is hereby given of the intention of West Mersea Town Council ("the Council") to lease an area of land containing 17.5 acres or thereabouts within the area known as The Glebe, West Mersea by way of a 25-year lease.
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Glebe lease plan 1
Glebe lease plan 2
UPDATE - The levelling works of the seabed under the pontoon hammerhead has been completed, and the pontoon is now back in full operation.
There is one further item of work that needs to be undertaken on the pontoon. There is a metal plate which links the concrete quay to the bridge which leads onto the pontoon. This needs to be removed for a day to be repaired, while this work is being undertaken the pontoon will need to be closed. Date of closure to follow from Colchester City Council.
The Council office is open to the public on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings (9am to 12pm).
We sell dog bags (£2 for 100 bags) and food caddy bags (£1 for 26 bags).
Method of payment: Card only (excluding American Express & Diners Card). No cash or cheques.
We are a stockist for recycling recepticles, obtained with a voucher from Colchester City Council (Waste & Recycling enquiries: click here)
Our office working hours are 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Telephone 01206 382128 (answerphone may be on, please leave a message) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Mersea Town Council is operating a full service.
West Mersea Town Council would like to welcome Community Special Constable Bryant to the Island.
After a lengthy training process, Constable Bryant officially took up his position as our Community Police Officer on 1st November 2022.
Constable Bryant has met many people on his beat, including local businesses and community groups. He is in discussion with a number of parties in regard to community based initiatives, aimed at making our Island a better and safer place. Understandably he hasn't been able to meet and speak to everyone, but if you would like SC Bryant to drop by to discuss a concern or simply to say hello, please provide your details to the Council Office and we will be more than happy to pass them on.
Community Special Constables 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.
Community Special Constable video: click here
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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 Colchester City Council on email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: Proud of Mersea Community Group
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.