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COUNCIL OFFICE OPENING HOURS (UPDATED 13 APR 2021)

The Council office will be open on Friday mornings (9am to 12pm) for the sale of food waste bags (£1) and dog poop bags (£1.50). Please ring the doorbell for assistance and have the correct money ready (we do not take card payments).

West Mersea Town Council is operating a full service by email and telephone. Our 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

We are unable to deal with other face to face enquiries at present. Thank you for helping us keep our staff safe.  

CENSUS 2021 (POSTED NOV 2020, UPDATED MAR 2021)

A census has taken place in England every ten years since 1801 (with the exception of 1941). A census gathers information about our society so that appropriate services can be put in place for everyone to enjoy now and in the future.
For more details: click here
Poster: click here 
Leaflet: click here 
Census helpline phone numbers: click here 
Census date was Sunday 21st March but residents still have time to complete their questionnaire if they have not yet done so.

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. 

BEACH HUTS & PONTOON (POSTED MAY 2020, REVIEWED MAR 2021)

Guidance received from Colchester Borough Council on 15 May 2020.

Beach huts in West Mersea are open. However users must comply with the Government's guidelines and social distancing rules to protect themselves and others from the spread of Coronavirus. Pathways must not be obstructed and there must be at least a two metre clearance at all times. 

The pontoon at West Mersea is currently restricted to boat users only who should follow the Government's guidelines and 2 metre social distancing rules.

COMMUNITY SPECIAL CONSTABLES FOR MERSEA (UPDATED DEC 2020, REVIEWED MAR 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 with one recruit having received their warrant card and another due to attest in March 2021 - all being well this will result in two potential Community Specials for Mersea when both have finished training.
Poster: click here
FAQs: click here 

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