Other Useful Information

BLUE BADGE

For Blue Badge enquires www.essex.gov.uk/Blue-Badges or telephone 0345 603 7630.

FLYPOSTING

For fly posting information please click: flyposting 

FLYTIPPING

To report fly tipping please click: report-fly-tipping 

FOOTPATHS

Definitive Footpaths (numbered). Mr Jason Botelho, Public Rights of Way Inspector, Essex County Council.
Email: jason.botelho@essexhighways.org 

Non-definitive Footpaths (not numbered) are maintained by Highways, Essex County Council.
For on-line reporting www.essexhighways.org/Report-a-problem or telephone 0345 603 7631. 

Permissive Footpaths - Maintained by West Mersea Town Council. 

To view a footpath map click_here 

GUNFIRE AND EXPLOSIONS - MOD SHOEBURYNESS

Forthcoming activity alert - shoeburyness-activity  
MOD reports - noise-and-vibration-study 

HORSE DUNG GUIDANCE

There is no legislation to obligate horse riders to uplift any dung dropped on the road or pathways, however if safe to do so they are encouraged to dismount and kick it to the side out of the way of other path or road users. Riding schools are also encouraged to clear up any dung if close to a public road which they use regularly. The council have no enforcement powers to force horse riders to clear up after their horses as unlike dog fouling, horse dung from a healthy horse presents no risk to human health.

PARAGLIDERS

It is that time of year when both West Mersea Town Council and Colchester Borough Council receive complaints of noise from motorised paragliders. There is no license required to use a motorised paraglider which is governed by the Civil Aviation Authority and is a self-regulated sport under the auspices of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA).

Noise from any form of aircraft, including motorised paragliders, is currently exempted from the statutory nuisance legislation which is used to control noise and therefore Colchester Borough Council has no formal powers to deal with any complaints regarding disturbance caused by motorised paragliders flying over, or in the vicinity of, residential properties.

PARKING

Parking on yellow lines, car park pay machine problems etc are the responsibility of North Essex Parking Partnership.
Website: www.colchester.gov.uk/Parking-Enforcement 
Email: parking@colchester.gov.uk 
Tel: 01206 282316

RURAL COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF ESSEX (RCCE)

The RCCE co-ordinate an oil buying scheme focussed on reducing the cost of heating oil - click here for more details.

UK POWER NETWORKS

To report a power cut telephone 105, this number also gives you information about power cuts in the area.
Website: ukpowernetworks
To report a gas emergency telephone 0800 111999.
To register as a vulnerable customer please click_here 

WATER

Water Bathing Quality - For further information - MerseaWaterQuality or Mersea-bathing-water-quality 

Anglian Water - Pollution, how you can help. For further information - PollutionWatch