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ACCESSING HEALTHCARE WHILST ON HOLIDAY IN ESSEX (POSTED 11 JUNE 2021)

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NOTICE TO MARINERS - HABITAT RESTORATION (POSTED 8 JUNE 2021)

Essex Native Oyster Restoration Works start on Monday 14th June 2021. 
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COUNCIL OFFICE OPENING HOURS (UPDATED 8 JUNE 2021)

The Council office is open on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings (9am to 12pm). 
West Mersea Town Council is operating a full service. 
Our office working hours are 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Telephone 01206 382128 (answerphone may be on, please leave a message) or email: info@westmersea.org

THANK YOU TO THE VOLUNTEERS (POSTED 24 FEB 2021)

West Mersea Town Council would like to thank all the volunteers for the tremendous effort carried out over the past few weeks. Not only did the volunteers keep the meals service running throughout the bad weather, and are still doing so now, they also assisted the massive effort by the local doctors surgery to deliver over 1,000 vaccinations on the island. The volunteers and surgery have put so much time and effort into getting as many vaccinations done locally and they should be applauded. Our local community volunteers have continued to work above and beyond the call of duty and we cannot thank you all enough.

WE NEED TREES.... NOW TREES NEED YOU! (POSTED OCT 2020, REVIEWED MAR 2021)

West Mersea Town Council have a long term plan to plant trees in various locations including the Glebe, Reymead, Cemetery and Willoughby. For more details or to volunteer: click here
Given the latest imposition of national lockdown we are now planning to carry out the tree planting in autumn 2021. Meanwhile please register your interest in helping and WMTC will keep you informed. Thank you. 

COMMUNITY SPECIAL CONSTABLES FOR MERSEA (UPDATED MAY 2021)

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.
Two recruits are working their way through the training programme; both recruits have received their warrant card. All being well this will result in two Community Specials for Mersea when both have finished their post attestation training. 
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Meanwhile West Mersea Town Council has entered an agreement with Essex Police whereby regular officers will attend Mersea on a pre-arranged timetable to patrol any "hotspots".

KEEP MERSEA TIDY (REVIEWED MAR 2021)

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 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: proudofmersea@outloook.com  
Facebook: Proud of Mersea Community Group 

LOCAL PLAN (UPDATED JAN 2021)

The Local Plan: click here