Pictures of Earls Colne

Welcome to the Earls Colne Parish Council website

 

For those new to the Village...

Earls Colne is a large village near the Essex/Suffolk borders. It is located on the A1124 four miles east of Halstead, map of Earls Colne. The village is a thriving community with a variety of shops, a library, three places of worship, large village hall, recreation centre and scout hut. There are pubs and restaurants and a good mix of businesses both within the main village and up on the airfield business park.

Earls Colne was first mentioned in the Domesday Book, however there is archaeological evidence of previous Stone Age and Roman occupation. The area has remained inhabited continually and has grown into the largest of the four 'Colne' villages.

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Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 21st September in the Council Chamber in the Village Hall. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting and may address the Council during the 15 minute public session.

Minutes of previous meetings are published on this website.


EARLS COLNE PARISH COUNCIL

 

VACANCY

 

Weekend Community Worker

  

For general village maintenance including litter picking and sweeping the High Street between Foundry Lane and Churchyard/Park Lane

 

2.5 hrs Saturday and Sunday + Bank Holidays

 

 

 

For further information or an application form please contact:

 

Mrs. V. Holmes – Parish Clerk

Council Office, Village Hall, York Road, Earls Colne

 01787 224370 or by email at clerk@earlscolne.org

 

Closing date for applications – 19th August 2016 


 

THE AMENITY WASTE VEHICLE 2016

The Amenity Waste vehicle will be in the village on the following dates:  24th September and 26th November 2016

De Vere Road 9 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.

Village Hall, York Road 10.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

Tey Road Close 11.00 a.m. - 12 noon

Car batteries, liquids (including paint), tyres, fridges and freezers will not be accepted.

Please keep Earls Colne free from rubbish!

Please report any fly tipping directly to Braintree District Council on 01376 552525 or by clicking here.

You can also call the Parish Clerk on 01787 224370 to arrange swift removal.


Save a Life - Give Blood

Village Hall, York Road, Earls Colne

 16th September 2016

1:45pm to 4:00pm & 5:00pm to 7:30pm

To book an appointment call 0300 1232323 or visit http://www.blood.co.uk/


Give Blood

2016 Four Colnes Show

The Four Colnes Show will be held on Saturday 13th August 2016 at Earls Colne Recreation Club.

The schedule for the 2016 Four Colnes Show, list of competition classes and entry forms can be downloaded here.

Some useful hints and tips for exhibitors can be downloaded here.


Parish Safety Volunteers PosterParish Safety Volunteers

Essex Police and the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service have launched a scheme to help make people safer in their homes.

Volunteers will carry out regular visits in their own communities and deliver crime prevention and fire safety advice, fitting of free smoke alarms and letting people know where to get the best health and wellbeing guidance.

All volunteers undergo training by both police and fire service officers so they have the knowledge they need to deliver messages on behalf of both organisations.


 

Parish Emergency Plan

The Parish Emergency Plan has been updated. Please click here to view the plan.

As part of the Parish Emergency Plan, the Parish Council is looking for volunteers who would be willing to assist in times of extreme weather, flooding, etc.

Do you have a 4x4? Tractor?

Do you have a generator/chain saw/earth moving equipment?

Could you lend a hand in a Rest Centre?

Are you a handyman/plumber who would be willing to help?

At this stage we would like to register your interest and be able to contact you should the need arise. Please send your contact details via the website or call the Parish Council Office on 01787 224370 or call in the office is open Monday to Thursday 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.


Halstead Area Crime Prevention Panel

Please be aware of the following:

Internet Fraud

Beware of emails sent you by fraudsters to try and access your personal and bank details. There will be an attachment or link on the email which you will be asked to click to help solve the alleged problem.  DO NOT OPEN ANY ATTACHMENTS OR CLICK ON ANY LINKS!!  No bank will ask for your details over the internet. Just delete these emails.

Phone Fraud

Fraudsters are trying the same tricks as above to get you to divulge your personal details over the phone. Again, banks and other firms WILL NOT ask for details in this way. Just HANG UP!!

DO NOT GIVE YOUR CARD DETAILS, AND NEVER HAND OVER YOUR CREDIT CARD!

Personal Calling

A Police Officer will call and state that they are investigating a crime on your bank account or credit card and will ultimately ask for your details or for your card as above.

ALL POLICE OFFICERS HAVE AN ID CARD SO ASK FOR THEIR FULL DETAILS.

DO NOT LET THEM INTO YOUR HOUSE BECAUSE AS YOU PHONE 101 TO CHECK THEIR IDENTITY YOU WILL BE BURGLED!

EVEN IF IT SEEMS CORRECT, DO NOT HAND OVER YOUR DETAILS OR CARD.


Four Colnes Horticultural Society 

Annual Membership £3.00. 

The Society stages the Four Colnes Show which takes place annually in August and an Early Christmas market at the beginning of November. 

Evening talks/demonstrations take place several times per year and a schedule of coach trips is organised annually. Recent visits include the RHS garden at Wisley, the Orbit on the Olympic Park, the Kent and East Sussex Railway plus Bodiam Castle, Chartwell, Blenheim Palace, the Royal Norfolk Show and the Apple Festival at the Brogdale Trust near Faversham.

There is the annual visit to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular near Christmas and there are still seats remaining at the time of writing.

Chair – Sarah Adlem 01787 223521

Secretary - Richard Curtis 01787 224609


Earls Colne Heritage Museum 

Earls Colne Heritage Museum
The Old Water Tower,
Reuben Walk,
Earls Colne,
CO6 2TB

Opening hours:

Wednesday 2pm - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 2pm - 4pm
Bank Holidays 2pm - 4pm

Admission is free.


Earls Colne Heritage Museum

Earls Colne Library Opening Times

Tel: 01787 223565 Library opening times:

Tuesday 1.00 - 5.00

Thursday 9.00 - 1.00

Friday 1.00 - 5.00

Saturday 9.00 - 1.00


Heart and Sole Health Walks Scheme

Earls Colne walks take place every Thursday starting in front of the Co-op at 10 a.m. The circular walks last approximately 30 – 40 minutes and are led by an experienced leader.
Regular 30 minute walks can reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, aid weight loss, de-stress and relax, improve stamina and strengthen bones. There will be coffee afterwards.
To find out more information contact Dan Bates on 01376 550507 or e-mail walks.bdvsa.org

See also info on walks with Colnes Footpaths Association under Groups and Activities section of website


Map of Earls Colne

A new large scale map of Earls Colne has been created showing footpaths,suggested walks and historical facts about the village.
The map costs £1 and is available from the Parish Office and Earls Colne Library.


A Google streetmap of the village is available here.


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Earls Colne Parish Council : Village Hall : York Road : Earls Colne : Colchester : Essex : CO6 2RN
: Tel. 01787 224 370