Parish and Town Councils

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Abberton and Langenhoe Parish Council

Chairperson 
Mr Stephen Wormell, Langenhoe Hall, Langenhoe, Colchester, CO5 7NA  Tel 01206 735687

Clerk
Mrs C Collett, 23 Edward Marke Drive, Langenhoe, Colchester, CO5 7LP  Tel 01206 735901
Email - Contact Abberton and Langenhoe Parish Council

Meetings
Every five weeks - Monday (except August)

Venue
The Village Hall, Edwarde Marke Drive, Langehoe

Number of Councillors - Eight

Election year - 2018

 

Aldham Parish Council

Chairperson
Mrs J Daines, Maple House, Ford Street, Aldham, Colchester, CO6 3PL Tel 01206 242538

Clerk 
Mr Grahame Walkingshaw Email: Contact Aldham Parish Council

Meetings
Montly - first Tuesday (except August)

Venue
Aldham Village Hall, Social Club Room 7.30pm

Number of councillors  - Seven

Election year - 2019

 

Birch Parish Council

Chairperson
Mrs E Bowtle, Hollybrooke House, Birch Street, Birch, Colchester, CO2 0ND  Tel 01206 330388

Clerk
Vacant - please forward any correspondence to: Mrs E Bowtle, Hollybrooke House, Birch Street, Birch, Colchester, CO2 0ND  Tel 01206 330388
Email: Contact Birch Parish Council

Meetings
Monthly - first Tuesday if possible (except August)

Venue
Birch Village Hall

Number of councillors - Seven

Election year - 2018

Website - www.birchpc.org.uk

 

Boxted Parish Council

Chairperson
Hugh Large, Pond House, Churh Road, Boxted, CO4 5BG  Tel 01206 272202

Clerk
Mrs D Humphris, 58 Shaftesbury Avenue, Harwich, CO12 4BT  Tel 01206 329019
Email: Contact Boxted Parish Council

Meetings
Monthy - second Wednesday of month (except August and December)

Venue
Village Hall

Number of councillors - Nine

Election year- 2019

Website - www.boxted.org.uk

 

Chappel Parish Council

Chairperson
Mrs S Charmley, Bacons Farm, Bacons Lane, Chappel, Colchester, CO6 2EB  Tel 01787 222774
Email: Contact Chappel Parish Council Chairperson

Clerk
Mrs Helen Cook, 3 Searle Way, Eight Ash Green, Colchester, CO6 3QS  Tel 07583 004252
Email:  Contact Chappel Parish Council

Meetings
Monthly - second Monday of month (except August)

Venue
Village Hall

Number of councillors - Seven

Election year - 2019

Website - www.chappel.org.uk

 

Copford with Easthorpe Parish Council

Chairperson
Mr Graham Barney, 8 Grantley Close, Copford, Essex, CO6 1YP  Tel 01206 210450
Email: Contact Copford with Easthorpe Parish Council Chairperson

Clerk
Kate Palmer, White Gates, The Street, Bradfield, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 2UU  Tel 07939 597176
Email: Contact Copford with Easthorpe Parish Council

Meetings
Monthly - Tuesday (except August)

Venue
Copford Village Hall (7 meetings) Easthorpe Village Hall (3 meetings)

Number of councillors - Nine

Election year - 2019

 

Dedham Parish Council

Chairperson
Ms Shelia Beeton, Rye Farm,Long Road West, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6EH  Tel 01206 322171
Email: Contact Dedham Parish Council Chairperson

Clerk
Emma Cansdale, 2 Goose Green Cottages, Colchester Road, Wix, CO11 2PD  Tel 01255 871483  Mobile 07403122039
Email: Contact Dedham Parish Council

Assistant Clerk
Brian Hindley, 21 Lawford Place, Lawford, Manningtree, CO11 2PT  Tel 01206 395579  Mobile 07885 374327
Email: Contact Dedham Parish Council

Meetings
Monthly - 7.30pm first Monday in month (except Bank Holidays when meeting will take place on the second Monday)

Venue
Duchy Barn, The Drift, Dedham

Number of councillors - Nine

Election year - 2020

Website - www.dedhamparishcouncil.org.uk


 

East Donyland Parish Council

Chairperson
Cllr Phil George, 21 High Street  Tel 01206 804168
Email: Contact East Donyland Parish Council Chairperson

Clerk
Kevin Money, 1 Regent Street, Rowhedge, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7EA  Tel 01206 729200
Email: Contact East Donyland Parish Council 

Meetings
Monthly - second Thursday in month

Venue
School Hall, Village Hall, Rectory Road, Rowhedge, 7.00pm

Number of councillors - Nine

Election year - 2020

Website - www.eastdonylandpc.co.uk

 

East Mersea Parish Council

Chairperson
Mr Jeff Mason, 2 The Anchorage, East Road, East Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8UJ  Tel 01206 386766
Email: Contact East Mersea Parish Council Chairperson

Clerk
Mrs R S Pullen, The Elms, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough, Colchester, CO5 7SB  Tel 01206 735367
Email: Contact East Mersea Parish Council

Meetings
Monthly - second Thursday in month (except August and December)

Venue
Village Hall, East Mersea

Number of councillors - Five

Election year -  2018

 

Eight Ash Green Parish Council

Chairperson
Cllr Leon Coombs Tel 07526 743634
Email: Contact Eight Ash Green Parish Council Chairperson

Clerk
Mrs Amy Harness, 63 Chapel Road, West Bergholt, CO6 3JA  Tel 07530 873736
Email: Contact Eight Ash Green Parish Council

Meetings
Monthly - 7.30pm on the second Wednesday in month (except August)

Venue
Village Hall, Spring Lane, Eight Ash Green

Number of councillors - Nine

Election year - 2019

 Website - www.eightashgreen.com

 

Fingringhoe Parish Council

Chairperson
Cllr Gerald Ketley, Picketts Farm, Church Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, CO5 7BL  Tel 01206 729251

Clerk
Mrs R Harvey, The Coppice, Abberton Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, CO5 7AS  Tel 01206 729321
Email: Contact Fingringhoe Parish Council

Meetings 
Monthly - first Tuesday in month (except August)

Venue
The Village Hall, Chapel Road, Fingringhoe

Number of councillors - Seven

Election year  - 2018

 

Fordham Parish Council

Chairperson
Councillor Nigel Head Jenner  Tel 07783 401183
Email: Contact Fordham Parish Council Chairperson

Clerk
Kathryn Cameron  Tel 07453 160831
Email: Contact Fordham Parish Council

Meetings
Monthly - last Tuesday in month (except August and December)

Venue
Village Hall, Fordham

Number of councillors -  Nine

Election year - 2019

 

Great Horkesley Parish Council

Chairperson
Councillor Christopher Arnold, 9 Manor Close, Great Horkesley, CO6 4AR  Tel 01206 271128
Email: Contact Great Horkesley Parish Council Chairperson

Clerk
Penny Mutch, 43 Grantham Road, Great Horkesley, Colchester, CO6 4TU  Tel 0735 095486
Email: Contact Great Horkesley Parish Council

Meetings
Monthly - 7.30pm first Monday in month (except August)

Venue
Braeburn Room, Village Hall, Tile House Lane, Great Horkesley

Number of councillors - Seven

Election year - 2019

Website - www.greathorkesley-pc.gov.uk

 

Great Tey Parish Council

Chairperson
Mr Roger Fairs, Walcotts, Coggeshall Road, Great Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1AQ  Tel 07768 828061
Email: Contact Great Tey Parish Council Chairperson

Clerk
Mr Daivd Williams, Greenlands Farm, Lamberts Lane, Earls Colne, Colchester, CO6 2LE  Tel 01787 224895
Email: Contact Great Tey Parish Council

Meetings
Monthly - second Tuesday in month

Venue
Village Hall, Great Tey

Number of councillors  - Seven

Election year - 2019

Website - www.greattey.com

 

Langham Parish Council

Chairperson
Mrs Elizabeth Schofield, 'Langleas', Greyhound Hill, Langham, CO4 4QF  Tel 01206 272448

Clerk
Ms Kate Palmer, St Margarets Cottage, School Road, Langham, Colchester, CO4 5PD  Tel 01206 322301
Email: Contact Langham Parish Council

Meetings
Monthly - first Tuesday in month (except August and December)

Venue
Community Centre, School Road, Langham

Number of councillors - Seven

Election year - 2020

Website - www.langham.org.uk

 

Layer Breton Parish Meeting

Chairperson
Mr Phil Gladwin, Garr House Farm, Layer Road, Great Wigborough, Colchester, CO5 7RR  Tel 01206 735694
Email: Contact Layer Breton Parish Meeting Chairperson

Clerk
Mr Chris Beesley, Birch House, Layer Breton, Colchester, CO2 0PT  Tel 01206 332904
Email: Contact Layer Breton Parish Meeting

Meetings
As required

Venue
St Mary's Church

Number of councillors- This is a Parish meeting.  There are no elected councillors

 

Layer de la Haye Parish Council

Chairperson
Mr Brian Turner, Larkrise, Abberton Road, Layer de la Haye, CO2 0JY  Tel 01206 738733

Clerk
Mr Grahame Walkingshawe, 80 Chapel Road, West Bergholt, Colchester, CO6 3HL  Tel 01206 240772
Email: Contact Layer de la Haye Parish Council

Meetings
Monthly - second Monday in month

Venue
Village Hall, New Cut

Number of councillors - Nine

Election year - 2018

 Website - www.essexinfo.net/layerdelahayepc/

 

Layer Marney Parish Meeting

Chairperson
Mr Peter Bentley, White Lodge, Layer Marney, Colchester, CO5 9UR  Tel 01206 331294

Clerk
Mrs Elsie Chapman, Gardenfield, Smythe's Green, Layer Marney, Colchester, CO5 9XW  Tel 01206 330887
Email: Contact Layer Marney Parish Meeting

Meetings
As required 2 per year minimum

Venue
White Lodge, Roundbush Road

Number of councillors - Note this is a Parish Meeting.  There are no elected councillors.

 

Little Horkesley Parish Council

Chairperson
C Clarke, Hawthorn House, Water Lane, Little Horkesley, Colchester, CO6 4DF

Clerk
Mr R Drury, Workhouse Cottages, Workhouse Lane, Little Horkesley, Colchester, CO6 4DS  Tel 01206 271454
Email: Contact Little Horkesley Parish Council

Meetings 
Monthly - third Wednesday in month

Venue
Village Hall

Number of councillors  - Five

Election  year - 2019

 

Marks Tey Parish Council

Chairperson
Allan Walker, 71 Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, CO6 1LS

Clerk
Steve Marriott, Council Offices Parish Hall, Old London Road Marks Tey Colchester CO6 1EJ Tel: (01206) 213250
Email:  Contact Marks Tey Parish Council

Please note working days are Tuesday and Thursday 9.30 - 3.30

Meetings
Full Council meetings are held on the second Monday each month and Committee meetings are on the fourth Monday each month

Venue
Marks Tey Parish Hall

Number of Councillors - Eleven

Election year  - 2020

 

Messing Cum Inworth Parish Council

Chairperson
David Smith, 6 Messing Green, Messing, CO5 9ED Tel: 01621 810828
E-mail:  Contact Messing Cum Inworth Parish Council Chairperson

Clerk
Dawn Marriot, Fairwinds, 13 New Lane, Feering CO5 9EJ Tel 07889 913073
Email:  Contact Messing Cum Inworth Parish Council

Meetings
Monthly - third Tuesday in month start time 7.30pm

Venue
Inworth - location tba (3 meetings)  Messing Village Hall (9 meetings)

Number of councillors - Seven

Election year - 2018

Website  - www.essexinfo.net/messing-cum-inworth-parish-council/

 

Mount Bures Parish Council

Chairperson
Mr Mark Graham, Mill House, Chappel Road, Mount Bures, Suffolk CO8 5AU.  Tel: 01787 229950 
Email  Contact Mount Bures Parish Council Chairperson

Clerk
Liz Malvisi, Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, Mount Bures Parish Council, c/o 3 Palmerswent Close, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9TG 
E-mail:  Contact Mount Bures Interim Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Meetings
Bi-monthly - second Wednesday in month

Venue
Mount Bures Village Hall

Number of councillors  - Five

Election year - 2019

Website - www.essexinfo.net/mountbures

 

Myland Community Council

Chairperson
Cllr John Stewart, 101 Nayland Road, Colchester CO4 5EN Tel: 01206 854274 
Email  Contact Myland Community Council Chairperson

Clerk
Mrs Helen Harris, 101 Nayland Road, Colchester CO4 5EN Tel: 01206 853400 
Email:  Contact Myland Commnity Council

Meetings
Wednesdays dates as on noticeboard and website starting at 7.15 pm

Venue
Mile End Methodist Church Hall

Number of councillors - Seventeen

Election year - 2019

Website - www.mylandcommunitycouncil.org.uk

 

Stanway Parish Council

Chairperson
Cllr John Spademan, 4 Beacon Way, Colchester CO3 0JA Tel: 01206 574263

Clerk
Ms C Moss,  Victory Hall,  Villa Road,   Stanway,   Colchester CO3 0RH Tel: 01206 542221
Email:  Contact Stanway Parish Council

Meetings
Monthly - last Thursday in month (except August and December)

Venue
Victory Hall  Villa Road Stanway

Number of councillors - Fifteen

Election year - 2019

Website - www.stanwaypc.org.uk

 

Tiptree Parish Council

Chairperson
Steve Bays, Trianon, Hall Road, Tiptree Tel: 01621 817383 

Clerk
Ms Carolyn McSweeney, Mynott Court, Church Road, Tiptree, Colchester CO5 0UP Tel: 01621  817030
Email  Contact Tiptree Parish Council

Meetings
Second and fourth Monday in month

Venue
Tiptree Community Centre, Caxton Close, Tiptree, CO5 0HA

Number of councillors - Fifteen

Election year - 2019

Website - www.tiptreeparishcouncil.gov.uk

 

Wakes Colne Parish Council

Chairperson
Cllr Allan Harrington, Ashton House, Inworth House, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2BE Tel: 01787 229117 

Clerk
Mrs D Jacob, 5 Crocklands, Greenstead Green, Halstead CO9 1QY Tel: 07508 787869
Email  Contact Wakes Colne Parish Council

Meetings
Monthly - first Wednesday in month (except August)

Venue
Wakes Colne Village Hall

Number of councillors - Seven

Election year - 2019

Website - www.essexinfo.net/wakescolne

 

West Bergholt Parish Council

Chairperson
Chris Stevenson, 74 Mumford Road, West Bergholt, CO6 3BL  Phone: 01206 241708       
Email:  Contact West Bergholt Parish Council Chairperson

Clerk
Laura Walkingshaw, 80 Chapel Road, West Bergholt, CO6 3HL  Phone: 01206 240772       
Email:  Contact West Bergholt Parish Council

Meetings
Monthly - fourth Wednesday in month (except December)

Venue
Orpen Memorial Hall, Lexden Road

Number of councillors - Eleven

Election year - 2019

Website - www.westbergholt.net

 

West Mersea Town Council

Chairperson
Councillor Carl Powling (Mayor),  West Mersea Town Council, 10 Melrose Road, West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8JD Tel: 01206 382128

Clerk
Mrs Petra Palfreyman, West Mersea Town Council, 10 Melrose Road, West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8JD Tel: 01206 382128
Email  Contact West Mersea Town Council

Meetings
Every three weeks - Thursdays 7.15pm

Venue
Council Offices, 10 Melrose Road

Number of councillors - Nine

Election year - 2019

Website - www.westmersea.org

 

Winstred Hundred Parish Council

Chairperson
Cllr Phil Gladwin, Garr House Farm, Layer Road, Great Wigborough, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7RR Tel: 01206 735694 Mob: 07973 102146 
Email:  Contact Winstred Hundred Parish Council Chairperson

Clerk
Mrs R S Pullen, The Elms, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough, Colchester CO5 7SB Tel: 01206 735367
Email: Contact Winstred Hundred Parish Council

Meetings
Monthly - second Tuesday in the month (except August)

Venue
Alternate venues - Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough, Peldon Village Hall and Salcott Village Hall

Number of councillors - Nine

Election year  - 2018

Website - http://winstred100.org/

 

Wivenhoe Town Council

Chairperson
Councillor Kevin Read (Mayor),  Council Offices, High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AB Tel: 01206 822864

Clerk
Ms Hazel Humphreys, Council Offices, High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AB Tel: 01206 822864 
Email  Contact Wivenhoe Town Council

Meetings
Monthly - third Monday in month (except August)

Venue
Council Chamber

Number of councillors - Thirteen 

Election year - 2019

Website - www.wivenhoe.gov.uk

 

Wormingford Parish Council

Chairperson
Cllr Peter Bentley - Email Address:  Contact Wormingford Parish Council Chairperson

Clerk
Mrs Helen Cook, 3 Searle Way, Eight Ash Green, Colchester, CO6 3QS 
Email -  Contact Wormingford Parish Council

Meetings 
Monthly Meeting - 2nd Thursday in month (except August and December)

Venue
Village Hall, Wormingford

Number of councillors -  Seven

Election year -  2019

Website - http://www.essexinfo.net/wormingfordpc/

 

Essex Association of Local Councils

Foakes House
47 Stortford Road
Great Dunmow
CM6 1DG
Tel: 01371 879722
Fax: 01371 879733
Email: info@ealc.gov.uk
Web page: www.ealc.gov.uk

 

Colchester Association of Local Councils

Peter Studd
Email: calc.clerk@gmail.com

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