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COUNCIL OFFICE IMPORTANT NOTICE (POSTED 16 JULY)

West Mersea Town Council will continue to require visitors to wear masks, use hand sanitiser and check in using the NHS Covid QR code whilst visiting the Council offices after 19th July 2021.
We wish to continue to protect our staff and visitors and thank you for your cooperation.

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

For all Waste & Recycling enquiries: click here 
(This Council does not supply garden bags, clear bags or recycling boxes).

BOUNDARY COMMISSION FOR ENGLAND (POSTED 16 JULY)

Initial proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries in the Eastern region.
The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is an independent and impartial non-departmental public body, which is responsible for reviewing Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England.

For more details: click here   To view the map: click here

CLICK IT LOCAL - VIRTUAL HIGH STREET SERVICE (POSTED 2 JULY)

Click It Local is a virtual High Street service that aims to support independent shops in the area by offering same-day delivery to residents across the entire district. From weekly food essentials, gifts, and treats to last-minute basics. Customers can buy everything they need from as many participating shops as they like, with one payment and one delivery. Click It Local aims to help save the High Street by making shopping local easier and faster. Residents in Colchester can shop from the whole of Essex. Over 200 stores across Essex are already signed by to the service.
To shop: click here 
Interested businesses can contact jordan@clickitlocal.co.uk or visit the website: click here

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

For more details: click here 

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. 
Poster: click here
FAQs: click here 

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 

The Local Plan: click here