The Town Council operates a Committee system, each committee having special duties. Committees meet regularly and make recommendations to the full Council. Policy decisions are made by the full Council. Committee membership and Working Group membership is to be confirmed at a later date.
Community Assets/Facilities Committee
Car parks, Glebe Recreation Ground, cemeteries, public toilets, play parks, skatepark, Council office, Rushmere depot, boardwalk, War Memorial, sports facilities, benches, bus shelters, allotments, bathing rafts.
Environment & Community Services Committee
Waste facilities and management, biodiversity and tree planting/stock, crime and safety, events, devolution, footpaths, SSSI, community group support, gate licences, town signage.
Finance & Strategy Committee
Financial management and auditing, forward investments, contingency planning, S106, Neighbourhood Plan, Local Plan, external relations Colchester City Council, Essex County Council.
Staffing issues, wages, expenses, disciplinary and other issues related to staff/councillors, health and safety.
Planning & Highways Committee
To discuss planning applications and forward decisions to Colchester City Council.
|D-Day 80 Working Group||To be confirmed|
|Glebe Pavilion Working Group||Cllr Jarvis / Cllr Powling|
|Allotments||Cllr Powling / Town Clerk|
|Car Parks||Cllr Powling|
|Essex Native Oyster Restoration Initiative (ENORI)||Cllr Powling|
|Flood Defence Scheme||Cllr Jarvis / Cllr Powling|
|Health & Safety||Town Clerk|
|MISA||Cllr Jarvis / Cllr Powling|
|Play parks||Cllr Holmes|
|Police & Neighbourhood Watch||Cllr Jenkins|
Community Assets/Facilities Committee:
Environment & Community Services Committee (adopted 14/07/22): click here
Finance & Strategy Committee (adopted 14/07/22): click here
Personnel Committee (adopted 24/11/22, reviewed 25/07/23): click here
Planning & Highways Committee: click here
There is also a Waterside Forum run and chaired by Colchester City Council as they manage most of the beach and hard/waterfront area. This Forum is attended by West Mersea Town Council.
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.