LIGHTS OUT OVER NORTH ESSEX
Essex County Council are expanding their "Part Night Lighting" scheme to cover the whole of North Essex. This follows the success this scheme has had in other parts of the county (Maldon and Uttlesford).
From November 1st - Street Lights will be switched off between midnight and 5am.
Benefits, they say, include - reduction in energy consumption and reduction in "light pollution". Highways have already installed a Central Management System that allows the remote controlling of street lights and fault monitoring, fitting these monitors to all street lights has cost £6 million.
They reckon that this scheme will save £1 million per year.
YOUTH INTEREST GROUP - MERSEA
Some time ago Cllr Wendy Bixy set up a Youth Interest Group under the guidance of West Mersea Town Council. This Group is run and developed by young people for young people and exists to represent the views of youngsters at local level, giving them a voice and an opportunity to engage with decision makers and to help them contribute to improvements within their community. This working group has a mix of both young people and adults (adults with an existing involvement in youth activities). If you are interested in joining please contact the Council direct by telephone or e mail or contact Cllr Bixby. Our office is open from 9 til 1pm weekdays - if phoning outside office hours please leave a message and we will get back to you.
DOG CONTROL MEASURES
At the last meeting - signage for dog control measures were agreed as follows:-
4 signs saying "Protect our Wildlife - please keep dogs on leads" (or similar) for St Peters Well Meadow
2. Similar advisory signs to be installed on Victoria Esplanade wording and design to be confirmed,
It was noted that these measures could not be enforced - and are only advisory
MERSEA LIGHTS UP
AND FIRST CHRISTMAS MARKET
Friday 6th December
IN VILLAGE CENTRE NEAR CHURCH AND MICA CENTRE
Christmas Market - stalls available for traders and charities
inside and also floodlit stalls outside
Businesses in Church Road and High Street Open for the Evening
The MICA Hall will have an evening of Christmas Carols on stage - with local choirs leading the singing - the Bar will be open all evening
CTIM - Churches Together in Mersea will hold a Church Service in the Parish Church earlier in the evening which will finish at 6.30pm ready
for the Christmas lights to be turned on at 7pm
event organised by MICE - Mersea Island Community Entertainment with help from the Town Council
FOR DETAILS CONTACT KAREN ON 07966 033445