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LOCAL PLAN (POSTED AUGUST 2019)

The Local Plan bulletin - August/September 2019: click here 

FUNDING BULLETIN (posted may 2019)

For more information on funding click here 

OYSTER RESTORATION PROJECT (posted Apr 2019, UPDATED AUGUST 2019)

Notice to Mariners - Mersea Oyster Restoration Project commenced on Monday 29th April 2019, click here for more details. 
Mersea Oyster Restoration Project update; click here

COMMUNITY SPECIAL CONSTABLES FOR MERSEA (REVIEWED AUGUST 2019)

West Mersea Town Council has reached agreement with Essex Police to sponsor the provision of up to 4 Community Special Constables (CSC) for West Mersea. CSCs 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. To date three recruits are going through training. 
Poster: Mersea_Poster

STROOD RAILINGS (POSTED OCT 2018, REVIEWED AUGUST 2019)

After many months the Strood railings have finally been repaired and it looks tidier than it has for a long time.
Many of the breaks in the fencing have been due to vehicles crashing through the railings and this is a costly expense for Essex County Council.
If you witness any vehicles damaging the Strood railings or other Essex County Council property please report it via email to: Green.Claims@essex.gov.uk 
Please read for more details: Highways 

PARKING IN WEST MERSEA (POSTED MAY 2018, REVIEWED AUGUST 2019)

This Council is very aware of the parking issues in West Mersea and we are working hard to resolve them.
We are currently looking into a number of schemes and are in negotiation with all the relevant parties. This includes a park and ride scheme and also the use of current private parking areas being made available for public use at certain times of the year, as the problem is largely seasonal and weather dependant.
As you can appreciate these negotiations and schemes do take time. We have been working on them over the past year but there is still much work to do.
The problem is not being ignored and we are aiming to achieve the best suitable solution for our community. If you have any ideas or wish to join a working group to assist West Mersea Town Council with this, please contact our office. We are looking for committed volunteers to help with this and other projects that West Mersea Town Council are working on.

KEEP MERSEA TIDY (REVIEWED AUGUST 2019)

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 Tim Pickard, Zone Warden, Colchester Borough Council on tim.pickard@colchester.gov.uk or Gary Cole, Zone Warden, Colchester Borough Council on gary.cole@colchester.gov.uk for more details. Be Proud of Mersea and help to make our Island the first litter free Island in the UK. 

GREAT BRITISH SPRING CLEAN (REVIEWED AUGUST 2019)

The Great British Spring Clean for West Mersea was held over the weekend of 6th & 7th April. Many groups and individuals took part, it was a great success in helping to keep our Island litter free. Thank you to all who helped and continue to collect litter on a regular basis. Proud of Mersea hold monthly litter picks, please see the events diary for more details: Whats On 

WHAT IS THE ENGLAND COAST PATH? (REVIEWED AUGUST 2019)

The new England Coast Path will be a new National Trail all around England's coast, including Mersea Island. This section of the England Coast Path has been proposed and is waiting for Secretary of State approval, following which the establishment work will take place, before opening. Coastal Access Rights will not be in force until the stretch is officially opened.
Natural England's Report to the Secretary of State is available to view on the government website: england-coast-path-mersea-island  
See article: England Coast Path