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


In view of the forthcoming elections the Town Council wishes to make it clear that it is a non political Council where decisions are taken in the interests of the community and without regard to any personal affiliations of a Councillor. 

Elections timetable

Monday 27th March Notice of Election published
Tuesday 4th April 4pm Candidate Nomination deadline
Monday 17th April midnight Register to Vote deadline. To register: click here
Tuesday 18th April 5pm Postal Vote deadline. To register: click here
Tuesday 25th April 5pm Proxy Vote deadline. To register: click here
Thursday 4th May Polling Day

More information can be found on the Elections page: click here


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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.
For more details: click here
Glebe lease plan 1
Glebe lease plan 2


Week commencing 13th February, the pontoon hammerhead is going to be repositioned along the right-hand side of the pontoon looking out onto the water. Work will start of the piling week commencing 19th February, weather and tides allowing.
The works can only be undertaken at low tides which are:
19th to 26th February, 7th to 11th March, 20th to 26th March and 18th to 24th April.
Can all boats which are currently moored on the hammerhead of the pontoon and on the right-hand side of the pontoon be removed by the evening of Sunday 12th February, otherwise Colchester City Council may have to make arrangements for the boats that are left to be moved.

Press release from Colchester City Council. 
The floating pontoon on Coast Road, West Mersea will be having work done from week commencing 13th February 2023. 
For full details: click here


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: 
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. Some of you may have already seen or met him out on foot patrol, in the lead up to his official start date. Formally welcomed at the recent Town Civic Ceremony on 23rd October, he has since been out on the beat, speaking to members of the public, local businesses, and community groups.
Constable Bryant is already 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
Poster: click here 
FAQs: click here 


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 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:  
Facebook: Proud of Mersea Community Group 


UK Health Security Agency publication. Keep Warm Keep Well, coping with cold weather and Covid-19. For more information: click here
Age UK/NHS. Top tips for keeping warm and well. For more information: click here

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Contact Details

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.